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Milford Sound Cruise departing Milford

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  • Cruise on the beautiful Milford Sound
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Informative commentary from your captain
  • Purpose-built observation lounges and decks
  • View sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls & glaciers
  • A relaxing sightseeing cruise
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What you need to know

The stunning natural showcase of New Zealand's Milford Sound is on full display during this 1 hour 40 minute-long scenic cruise of Fiordland's most famous treasure. Departing from Milford itself, you'll join the crew aboard their comfortable, spacious vessel for an unforgettable journey into the heartland of what is widely regarded as one of the essential sightseeing experiences in the entire world as you simply sit back, relax and take in the spectacle and informative commentary along the way.

Throughout the course of the cruise, you'll experience all the major highlights that give Milford Sound its fame - from towering, cascading waterfalls to snow-dusted alpine peaks to the pristine blue waters of the Sound itself. In addition, be sure to keep an eye out for the huge number of local wildlife that populates the land, air and waters such as playful schools of dolphins or seals basking in the sunshine.

For a great value cruise of Milford Sound at a very reasonable price, book a ticket online today and take the first steps towards a journey you'll likely never forget!


  • Sightseeing scenic cruise on the beautiful Milford Sound
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Informative commentary


  • Cabinet food available to purchase onboard


  • Purpose built vessels to maximise your viewing pleasure
  • Commentary in several languages
  • Purpose-built observation lounges and large decks for great viewing opportunities.
  • See the geological drama of sheer cliffs, massive waterfalls, glaciers & rainforest. Lookout for wildlife like seals basking on the rocks or dolphins


  • This cruise runs approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

Departure Location

  • Cruise departs from the RealNZ, Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound. Please check in 20 minutes before departure time

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Non-slip shoes/boots
  • Warm sweater/fleece jacket
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses

Additional Information

  • The vessel is wheelchair accessible however does not have disabled toilets onboard. This scenic cruise uses the Milford Sovereign and Monarch vessels, however, is subject to change without notice
  • This cruise can provide Chinese language translation in person, however, is subject to certain cruise times and availability (we suggest checking with us when you book)
  • There is paid parking in the main Milford carparks at $10 per hour, payable by credit card only this applies to the paved carparks. The gravel overflow carpark in Deepwater Basin is free where a courtesy shuttle to the terminal operates every 15-20 minutes, between the hours of 8am and 5.30pm
  • Please allow up to 45 minutes to park your vehicle and transfer to the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, where you check in for your cruise

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
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