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Eco Tours Fiordland - Milford Sound Cruise

Enjoy a unique and simply unforgettable experience of the breathtaking Milford Sound aboard Milford Sounds' friendliest cruise!

Highlights

  • Soak up the beauty of Milford Sound aboard the fabulous "Maiden of Milford" vessel
  • Our modern catamaran is built for optimal viewing and has three spacious decks
  • Visit iconic locations, cruise beneath cliffs and get right up close to cascading waterfalls
  • Abundant wildlife viewings of seal colonies, dolphins and penguins depending on the season
  • Enjoy informative on-board commentary and an on-board cafe

Discover New Zealand's most spectacular natural attraction, Milford Sound by way of a comfortable cruise aboard our modern catamaran, the "Maiden of Milford".

Relax in the comfortable interior, perfectly positioned to capture optimal views or walk around its three spacious decks and soak up the breath-taking scenery on offer while enjoying the informative on-board commentary.

We'll travel just beneath the sheer cliff faces of the mountains that rise from the depths of the fiord, and get within touching distance of towering waterfalls - stand on the decks and get close enough to be doused by the spray!

As we visit iconic locations in this natural slice of paradise, make sure to look out for native wildlife including dolphins, seal colonies and the rare Fiordland Crest Penguin - you'll want to make sure your camera is at the ready in case you spot some!

To top it all off, you can purchase a selection of food on-board including tasty wraps from our Pita Pit outlet as well as drinks and espresso coffee.

 

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.
  • 11:10am - 1hr 30mins.
  • 1:05pm - 1hr 45mins.
  • 3:10pm – 1hr 30mins.
  • Adult $60.00 (8.55am / 9.25am)
    Adult $88.00 (11.10am / 11.20am)
    Adult $99.00 (1.05pm / 1.20pm)
    Adult $80.00 (3.10pm)
    Child $25.00

    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 5-14 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.

      $32.70 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

    Available Bookings from December 11 to December 17

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Wed 11 Dec
    Thu 12 Dec
    Fri 13 Dec
    Sat 14 Dec
    Sun 15 Dec
    Mon 16 Dec
    Tue 17 Dec

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $59.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $40.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $40.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $40.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $40.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $40.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $79.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $79.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $79.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $79.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $79.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $79.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult $49.00
    • Child$25.00

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

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    LInda Clemmett from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2019

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    Milford sound

    Well located office and friendly staff. Very informative skipper and beautiful cruise

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    Stephanie from Australia wrote on 15 March 2019

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    An out of this world must do experience

    This tour is a must do! Milford Sound is out of this world! Even though the weather wasn’t great for us, it was still such a magical experience! Good commentary and knowledge from staff, and good facilities on board.

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    May Ann Magsino from New Zealand wrote on 04 April 2018

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    First but not the last!

    Definitely worth the drive. I just wished i brought my swim wear with me to experience getting wet under the falls. I will go back for sure and be ready for it! Thank you for the lovely experience! New Zealand is really breath taking! 🙂 and thumbs up to our tour guide in the cruise, sadly i forgot his name because i was busy trying to capture a photo of the dolphin! 🙂 thank you!

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    Melodie Gantier from France wrote on 02 November 2019

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    Nice but be prepared to have all in chinese

    Nice cruise. But the explanations in English are quite poor versus Those in Chinese. By the way, it was first in Chinese and then in English. Doing this cruise you know the first target of jucy. Because yes it is jucy behind this cruise. The company should forbid selfi sticks as long as all of this people try to make you blind. It was also complicated to change cruise as the road to access Milford was closed. They told us hey you could have tried to get some information by calling, or trying to come again. But you know... there is no reception in 80km around, so it is a bit complicated. Finally we told the person it is not ok to tell people that. After 10 mn debates, we got our boarding pass. So yeah the cruise is nice but that’s it. Nothing special, poor customer service etc...

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    Annie from Australia wrote on 01 July 2019

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    Great cruise

    Great cruise, would recommend the 11:20am slot in terms of travel to and leaving from Milford Sound. The cruise itself is well staffed with knowledgeable crew, on time and explains key points of interest in both English and Mandarin. Food and drinks available for sale on board, would highly recommend enjoying a warm melting choc chip cookie (or a few) whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings - simple but unbelievably satisfying and surreal experience.

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          Adult 3.10pm

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