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Eco Tours Fiordland - Milford Sound Cruise

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Enjoy a uniquely awesome experience of breathtaking Milford Sound aboard Milford Sounds' friendliest cruise.

Highlights

  • Cruise beneath the sheer cliff faces and mountains of the Fiord
  • Get close enough to be doused by the spray from towering waterfalls dropping from hanging valleys
  • Abundant wildlife viewings of seal colonies, dolphins and penguins depending on the season
  • Purpose built cruising vessel equipped with three viewing decks for close up viewing

Designed for Milford, our modern catamaran, Maiden of Milford, will provide close up viewing from 3 decks of the boat, inside and out.

The cruise travels beneath sheer cliff faces of the mountains that rise almost vertically from the depths of the fiord and out into the Tasman Sea. You'll see why Captain Cook who after charting all the other fiords of Fiordland National Park failed to discover Milford Sound.

During the cruise stops are made at various points of interest along the way. You'll get close enough to be doused by the spray from towering waterfalls dropping from hanging valleys, and see seal colonies from just metres away. During the period from August to early December the rare Fiordland Crest Penguin can often be seen at various localities around the shoreline. Dolphins are also seen from time to time when they visit the fiord but are not always present.

A selection of food including tasty wraps from our Pita Pit outlet as well as drinks and espresso coffee are available for purchase on-board.

Location: Milford Sound Boat Terminal, Milford Sound. Approximately 5 hours drive time from Queenstown.

Departure times:

  • Summer Departures: 8:55am, 11:10am, 1:05pm, 3:10pm.
  • Winter Departures: 9:25am, 11:20pm, 1:20pm.

  • Durations:

  • 8:55am – 2 hours.
  • 11:15am - 1hr 30mins.
  • 1:10pm - 1hr 45mins.
  • 3:10pm – 1hr 30mins.
  • Adult 8.55am $45.00
    Adult 11.10am $69.00
    Adult 1.05pm $79.00
    Adult 3.10pm $65.00
    Child $15.00

    What's included

    • Complimentary tea on board
    • An informative commentary is provided and there are interesting information sheets that can be taken away.

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • Child price applies to ages 5-15 years. Infants under 5 free.

      Passenger’s ages of 4 and under are considered infants and they travel on the lap of an adult. No seat is provided for a free of charge infant.

      $30 and under adult deal tickets are strictly non-refundable.

      Please note if you are driving to Milford from Queenstown you will need to allow around 5 hours travel time.

      Please check back to this page for discount deals and specials as they aren't always available on the Bookme home page

      *8:55am cruise summer special – enjoy a free Brunch cake + orange juice and a 2 hour cruise of Milford Sound for just $45.00.

    Available Bookings from November 21 to November 27

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    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult 8.55am$45.00
    • Child$15.00

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    • Adult 8.55am$45.00
    • Child$15.00

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    • Adult 8.55am$45.00
    • Child$15.00

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    • Adult 8.55am$45.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 8.55am$45.00
    • Child$15.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult 11.10am$59.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 11.10am$59.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 11.10am$59.00
    • Child$15.00

    9spaces priced from:

    • Adult 11.10am$69.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 11.10am$59.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 11.10am$59.00
    • Child$15.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult 1.05pm$79.00
    • Child$15.00

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    • Adult 1.05pm$79.00
    • Child$15.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult 1.05pm$79.00
    • Child$15.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult 1.05pm$79.00
    • Child$15.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult 1.05pm$79.00
    • Child$15.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult 1.05pm$79.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 3.10pm$55.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 3.10pm$55.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 3.10pm$55.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 3.10pm$55.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 3.10pm$55.00
    • Child$15.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult 3.10pm$55.00
    • Child$15.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    James from United Kingdom wrote on 17 December 2017

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    All the boats see the same sights; why pay extra?!

    We booked the first trip of the day on a changeable day at Milford Sound. The boat was one of the first to leave the terminal and looking back you could see the others following the same route. The Jucy boat was modern and clean with food and drink available to buy, and a free brunch cake (a glorified potato rosti), orange juice and bottomless cups of tea on board. Our guide, Andrew, was absolutely phenomenal. Genuinely the best tour guide I've had. Greeted us onto the boat, had cracking banter, knew his stuff, was happy to pose for photos with other passengers and chat to us about walks on the drive back all while driving, giving out tour info and contacting base. 10/10 experience!

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    Sonja Whitehouse from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2018

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    Breathtaking

    Milford Sound never disappoints! Breathtaking scenery as always. Our trip was informative and educational. The captain and crew were very professional, kind and funny. The vessel was clean and tidy, toilets included.

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    Veronika Frankova from Slovakia wrote on 24 February 2017

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    Excellent cruise

    We were quite lucky with the weather I guess. We sailed under the clear skies on a sunny morning. Staff on the jucy boat was very friendly,smiling, positive and taking good care of cleanliness on board (continually collecting empty tea cups). The cruise itself was fun and a commentary was just a cherry on the pie- informative and entertaining too! Very well done!! -v

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    Jan Kurzen from Switzerland wrote on 03 August 2017

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    Nice information, big boat

    All in all experience was good! The captain gave lot of interesting information. Tidy well equipped vessel, unfortunately not much space on the outside! Nice for rany days but not for sunny ones

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    Brian from New Zealand wrote on 30 July 2017

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    Amazing thank you so so much

    What a great day we had one of the best days in new Zealand so far thank you for a wonderful day .

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