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See the Eighth Wonder of the World on a Milford Sound cruise, led by a naturalist guide. Gliding past granite walls, glacier-fed waterfalls and stunning Mitre Peak aboard a smaller-sized vessel than most Milford Sound cruises, you’ll have great photo ops of this famous South Island attraction situated within the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water for just over 2 hours, and be on the lookout for Fiordland crested penguins and bottlenose dolphins.


  • 2.25-hour boat cruise on Milford Sound, part of World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of a smaller-sized vessel with a naturalist guide
  • Learn about the diverse wildlife and geological formations of Milford Sound
  • Look for animals such as bottlenose dolphins, Fiordland crested penguins and seals
  • Taste water siphoned directly from the glacier-fed waterfalls
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule

What You Can Expect

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Get an up-close look at waterfalls on this Milford Sound cruise by smaller boat.

Make your way to the Milford Sound Visitor Centre, where you’re welcomed aboard the vessel by your captain. This Milford Sound cruise boat holds a maximum capacity of just 75 people  — less than half the capacity of the average tour — allowing for a more intimate group. 
Sip a hot cup of coffee or tea, and take advantage of spacious outdoor decks or the warm indoor seating with large viewing windows. Throughout your 2.25-hour cruise, you’ll motor past glacier-carved rock walls, such as the 5,550-foot (1,692-meter) Mitre Peak, jutting up from the fiord. Due to the boat’s smaller size, your captain comes close enough to the tumbling waterfalls to offer a taste of the pure waters from the frothy cascades. 
Search for fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and Fiordland crested penguins as you listen to commentary about this postcard-perfect landscape in the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park.
At the end of the cruise, your captain returns you to the Visitor Centre.

Customer Reviews

David A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

One of our best days of our NZ holiday. I highly recommend this cruise.

James I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was fabulous. The people that did the tour we amazing. Everything was very organized. Great experience.

Morgan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Boat was a good size, not too large, and no huge tour groups, which was a big factor in my decision to use this operator. Great narration, and we got so close to the steep walls that we were able to drink from a waterfall! It was cloudy and slightly rainy this is the norm, not blue skies and rest assured that it is still absolutely, jaw-droppingly amazing. And the waterfalls are more spectacular during/after the rain.

Adrian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Everything was just perfect including weather ship and crew!!!

malcolm j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

all i expected,great day out

Ross V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


Andrew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Fantastic little tour if you only have limited time. Friendly and informative staff.

Yu H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

highly recommend the trip in a rainning day!!!

Tae An C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful experience. very beautiful!

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We were so lucky to get a beautiful day, which really helped us enjoy the trip! Our guide was excellent - interesting to listen to and knowledgeable. The captain did a great job and the scenery was stunning!

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