Water activity

Milford Sound: 2-Hour Small Boat Scenic Cruise

Activity provider: Mitre Peak Cruises
Water activity

Milford Sound: 2-Hour Small Boat Scenic Cruise

Activity provider: Mitre Peak Cruises
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From US$ 67.86 per person

Likely to sell out

Climb aboard a smaller boat for a 2-hour scenic cruise of Milford Sound. Navigate closer to the shoreline and get right up close to cascading waterfalls, rainforest, and wildlife under the expert care of your friendly, local crew.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Escape the crowds and experience Milford Sound up close on a scenic, small boat cruise
  • Relax on a 2-hour cruise, with frequent stops at spectacular points of interest
  • Benefit from great photo opportunities with a smaller boat that gets you closer to waterfalls and wildlife
  • Learn more with interactive and informative commentary from your local Skipper
  • Stay warm with complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate available on-board
Full description
Embrace the grandeur of Milford Sound's towering peaks and tumbling waterfalls on a scenic and boutique 2-hour cruise. Self-drive to Milford Sound Visitor Terminal enjoying the views en route. Sit back and relax as your cruise departs from Milford Sound Wharf and makes its way out past the iconic Mitre Peak. Cruise the length of the 16-kilometer fiord and out past St Annes Point Lighthouse. Go further and get closer to the magic that is Milford Sound as you travel through the fiord and out into the Tasman Sea. Hold your breath as your Skipper navigates closer to the shoreline, getting you right up close to the incredible surroundings. Be sure to bring your camera, as you'll be close to sights like the mighty Stirling Falls and Copper Point. Keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun, pods of dolphins or rare Fiordland Crested Penguins that can be found seasonally within the region.
  • 2-hour small boat cruise of Milford Sound
  • Frequent stops at spectacular points of interest
  • Indoor and outdoor viewing areas
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, and hot chocolate
  • Live commentary

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    Meeting point

    Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 297 reviews

    Review summary

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    My family travelled all the way from India to experience Milford sound cruise and it did not disappoint, the cruise felt safe and was excellent, it lived up to the expectation, We Thoroughly enjoyed it till the end and the commentary from the captain was so good, kept every one of us entertained. Will definitely recommend 100%

    March 22, 2023

    It was raining when we started the trip, with low visibility, and we thought the views might be disappointing - but the waterfalls were stunning (they only come with the rain). And we were lucky that the sun came out later in the trip. There was plenty of room to move around the boat. I’d recommend a later time (we did 15.55) to avoid the coach parties. Our skipper/guide gave a nice commentary. We had a full 2 hours on the boat. Felt like good value - would recommend!

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    February 8, 2023

    The small boat was more personal. It could go up really close to any feature eg the seals. We were so close to the waterfalls. I felt sure they were going to hit the rocks, but all was well. It felt similar to Niagara Falls with the spray refreshing us. It was an excellent trip loved every minute.

    January 16, 2023

    Product ID: 189426