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Cruise Milford NZ Small Boutique Cruise Experience

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Overview
Cruise New Zealand’s Milford Sound in a boutique-style boat that limits passengers and enjoy the extra space as you scan for the fiord’s New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. Sip hot drinks in the lounge or head to the outside deck to see passing waterfalls and dramatic cliffs. This cruise travels the entire Milford Sound, ensuring gorgeous scenery all the way from Freshwater Basin to the Tasman Sea.
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1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New ZealandCruise Departure Point: Cruise Milford NZ counter (second counter on the left) Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound, Fiordland There is a 5-10min walk from the public car park to the Milford Sound Visitor terminal Dates: Every day of the year (excluding Christmas Day: 25 December)
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    Pass by Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Cruise Milford
1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New ZealandCruise Departure Point: Cruise Milford NZ counter (second counter on the left) Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound, Fiordland There is a 5-10min walk from the public car park to the Milford Sound Visitor terminal Dates: Every day of the year (excluding Christmas Day: 25 December)
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Highlights
  • Escape the crowds on this smaller boat that prioritizes guest space
  • See native New Zealand wildlife from viewing windows and open decks
  • Luxury lounge with ocean-facing sofas and snacks
  • Listen to live narration from the skipper
  • Multiple departures daily for flexible scheduling
What to Expect
Make your way to the visitor terminal in Milford Sound before your scheduled departure time to check in for your cruise. Board a spacious boat that only books to half capacity to allow for the best experience. Climb to an upper cabin with water-facing sofas, and help yourself to coffee, tea, and biscuits, while listening to live commentary from the skipper. Smaller than some cruise boats, the maneuverable vessel can get you even closer to the wildlife you may spot along the way, from New Zealand fur seals to the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Cruise all the way to the end of Milford Sound, where the fiord opens up onto the Tasman Sea, with expansive views throughout your time on the water. This cruise concludes at the original departure point.
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Departure Point
Cruise Milford, 1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
Duration
1h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits on-board all sailings
Exclusions
  • No food sold on-board the cruise
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please feel free to bring your own food on-board the cruise.
  • Please note proof of age for children is required upon check-in at Milford Sound
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • From November to March we recommend to plan an extra 40min to find a car park
  • For any extra information regarding the drive, transport or the cruise please contact us via phone or email
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The main car park at Milford Sound has a $10/hr charge
  • Free car park on the corner of Milford Road and Deepwater basin, a shuttle comes around every 20min to bring people to the visitor terminal
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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truane1148 wrote a review Mar 2020
Lansing, New York116 contributions30 helpful votes
Our tour took us from Te Anau thru Fjordland National Park to Milford Sound. A beautiful ride. Stopped to see some beautiful Mountain range and valley. Stops limited as road washed out. The trip thru the park was gorgeous. We then boarded a small cruise ship for lunch. And our
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Date of experience: March 2020
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smoon007 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
We had a memorable trip to Milford Sounds starting with an awesome guide, Kreig, who was very knowledgeable and made a 4 hour bus ride very entertaining! The cruise was fantastic too. The boat was brand new with lunch, snacks and tea/coffee provided. The views were mesmerizing
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Date of experience: March 2020
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pank2450 wrote a review Mar 2020
Coffs Harbour, Australia3 contributions
A great cruise. Boat Captain Hamish provided an extremely informative and entertaining experience. The bus trip from Te Anau and back was also wonderful, with stops at points of interest along the way. Our driver, Gareth, was very knowledgeable in local history and flora and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Cheryl P wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia3 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a wild and wet 2 hour cruise on Milford Sound yesterday with these guys. A bleak day by all accounts but when you sail in these places you need to accept it for what it brings. Cascades of waterfalls from the rain and moving mists made it truly amazing. These are
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Harry O wrote a review Mar 2020
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My girlfriend and I had a beautiful trip to Milford made so much better by our friendly and informative guide Claud, I would highly reccomend this trip to anyone else!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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168alicap
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Excellent! Highly Recommend
Kreig was an excellent tour guide! The day I did this tour was right before Covid cancelled everything and it was a
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timcE4747RV
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Milford cruise
Highly recommended small boat cruise that gets you up close to waterfalls with rainbows if you are as lucky as we w
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A S
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Spectacular scenery
Look at the weather forecast before you go and try to pick a day when it will not be misty/foggy or lashing with ra
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mettelethbjerre
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Special cruise during the flood
Our experience were a little different, since we visited after the massive flood, that wrecked a lot of the area. T
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JoelNg007
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Warm service and great trip
I experienced such warm service from the crew and the cruise made it a point not to over-crowd so that guests could
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solofamtravel
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Great afternoon in an amazing location
We had already booked another company’s cruise for the subsequent morning when we realised it was likely to be rain
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wsarah2018
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This was one of the highlights of our trip
Cruising Milford is a must. We had a lovely boat, a fantastic lunch, and got to see amazing waterfalls, and other
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Anisleeman
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Highly recommended
Excellent experience, enjoyable ride on a brand new cat. The skipper provided some interesting information about th
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TALArnold
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Amazing experience
Had a great time with these guys. The boat was really nice, the crew were full of information. The weather was over
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Beachtime1376
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Stunning beauty
This was one of the most amazingly beautiful places I have ever been. It was unusually dry the day we were there.
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salut70
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small, clean boat with helpful booking staff.
We chose this boat to avoid the large coach parties; it doesn't fill up [ policy] so there was plenty of room to mo
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ChristopherC911
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Beautiful Scenery
The cruise down the fjord to the Tasman Sea and back takes just over one and a half hours. The boat is large and sa
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0ciaran
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Beautiful trip
We were lucky to have the most beautiful day for our boat trip on Milford Sound. The boat I believe usually has 75
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345alexb
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Great smaller boat, more personal attention
We chose to drive ourselves to Milford Sound, which gave us the opportunity to stop where we wanted. We also opted
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gareth_uk_1985
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Glad we picked Cruise Milford for our boat trip
Having read all of the reviews for the various cruise operators, we selected Cruise Milford because of their smalle
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