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Milford Haven - Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Haven proudly offers you the whole Milford Sound cruise experience, transporting you into another world and guaranteeing an incomparable and unforgettable experience...

Milford Haven proudly offers you the whole Milford Sound cruise experience, transporting you into another world and guaranteeing an incomparable and unforgettable experience...


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the magical Milford Sound
  • The most spacious, best priced 2-hour cruise in Milford Sound
  • Loads of indoor/ outdoor seating and large viewing windows and decks
  • Epic crew and open deck policy - come and visit our skipper!

Cruising Milford is one of New Zealand’s truly unique experiences, rich in nature and diverse culture - some say there’s nowhere quite like it on earth & we agree.

The Milford Haven proudly offers you the whole cruise experience, at a sweet price. We will transport you into another world and encapsulate a feeling of freedom while providing incomparable and unforgettable memories.

Our 2-hour cruise allows plenty of time to get up close and personal with the incredible scenery and cascading waterfalls while we cruise the full length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea.

Sit back and soak up the beauty of surrounding waterfalls, you can even order a flat white or a full lunch from our carefully crafted café menu. (Please bring cash as credit facilities can be difficult for us in the fiords – full café onboard).

If you’re lucky, some of our Milford wildlife may join you for the experience. Blue-footed penguins, seals or a pod of dolphins could help lead you through the Fiord offering amazing photo opportunities!

We challenge you to delve deeper, go further than the average experience and go beyond with us.

Adult $99.00
Child $30.00 (5 to 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (Under 5)

What's included

  • 2 Hour cruise of the magnificent Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound Levy


  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience


  • Check In: Real Journeys counter inside the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Drive Time to Milford Sound: Traveling from Queenstown it will take around 5hrs to reach Milford. From Te Anau to Milford takes around 2hrs 20mins. This timing allows you to enjoy the journey with a few stops along the way. Make sure you fill your vehicle with petrol in Te Anau before travelling to Milford as there are no petrol stations in Milford Sound or en route.


    - $20 for up to five hours, if guests stay longer than 5 hours then an additional flat rate of $20 is charged.

    - $50 for overnight parking between the hours of 5pm - 8am.

    Payment for parking is by credit card machine.

    Please allow up to 45 mins - 1 hour to park your vehicle and transfer to the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, where you must check-in for your cruise 20 minutes before departure. Please allow a 10-minute walk from the car park to the terminal. Allow up to 20 minutes during Dec-Mar to park and ride to the terminal. Parking in Deepwater Basin is approx. a 25-minute walk from the terminal.

    Check-in: Real Journeys counter, Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound, 20 minutes before departure.

  • Canyon Brewery Beer, Wine, tea, coffee and a selection of snacks can be purchased on-board the Milford Cruise. Note: No credit card/eftpos available on board. Cash only.

    Please Note: the vessel used in Milford Sound is interchangeable between both the Real Journeys Milford Haven and the Real Journeys Milford Mariner. All inclusions will still apply.

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

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

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Rachel High from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2022

Amazing Experience

The Milford Sounds cruise was amazing. Spectacular scenery and very enjoyable boat trip.

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Jeremy from New Zealand wrote on 24 August 2021

Great boat

Great boat and crew. Five star

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Tim from New Zealand wrote on 17 August 2021

Wonderful informative experience

I have done several cruises in Milford Sound, but enjoyed this the most. Informative and friendly sounding Captain, and the ship was comfortable with plenty of space to relax.

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Seamus Rock from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2021

Money well spent

Amazing trip . Great value for money. Highly recommend

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Michelle Cash from Australia wrote on 14 July 2021

Milford Sounds

Really Beautiful place. Tour operators were friendly. Highly recommend the drive out there. It’s quite a long journey but the scenery on the way is amazing.

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