Cruise Milford Sound. Cruise the idyllic waters of Milford Sound and admire the magnificent scenery up close.

Cruise Milford Sound

Cruise the idyllic waters of Milford Sound and admire the magnificent scenery up close. Catch views of dolphins, penguins and seals basking on rocks. Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible of the glacier carved fiords in Fiordland. Deep blue waters, cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs, dense rain forest, towering mountains and fascinating wildlife; it’s all here waiting for you.

Most cruises also offer a visit the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory as part of their package.


Day Cruises

A variety of daytime cruises are available for visitors to Milford, on vessels ranging from the very large to the small. Launches travel down the south side of Milford Sound, out to the Tasman Sea and return up the north side, stopping off at all points of interest. Cruises feature commentary on the flora and fauna of the Sound and on most either hot meals are provided or lunches can be purchased.


Overnight Cruises

Twilight is a magical time at Milford Sound, and its yours to enjoy as you cruise throughout this magnificent fiord. Launches cruise out towards the open sea before anchoring in sheltered cove. Experience the fiord at your own pace as you kayak around sheltered bays, explore the shoreline in a tender vessel, go swimming in the fresh water or simply sit back and unwind. An on-board nature guide will be on hand throughout the cruise to answer all your questions and give interesting commentaries about this spectacular fiord.

Cruises anchor for the night in Harrison Cove, and provide a variety of sleeping cabins on-board the launch. In the evening, retreat to your private cabin, or settle back and enjoy the company of fellow passengers.


See a complete list of Milford Sound cruises, sailing & water options.

This week's featured cruises in Milford Sound are:

Featured Milford Cruises

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

Milford Sound Scenic Tour and Cruise (from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $233.00 per adult

Milford Sound is today frequently referred to as the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World. Discover ancient forest, stunning waterfalls and towering mountain peaks on your full day tour from Queenstown to the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Take an unforgettable cruise aboard a Milford Sound Red Boat to experience the heart-stopping, pristine scenery, towering peaks, waterfalls and marine and bird life! More...

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Overnight Cruise - Doubtful Sound - Starting from NZ $450 per person

Your Doubtful Sound overnight cruise will leave you in complete awe of the outstanding views of untouched beauty, wildlife and the serenity of your experience. Includes a freshly caught and prepared seafood dinner, fishing, kayaking and transfers to and from Manapouri or Te Anau. More...

3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour

3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour

Multi-day Coach Tour - South Island

A three day tour offering the best the South Island has to give. Travel to Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford and Dunedin before returning to Christchurch More...

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

Discover Milford Sound: Coach + Cruise + Scenic Flight (from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $628.00 per adult

Leave Queenstown and visit Milford Sound for the day. Traveling by coach, boat and plane, highlights of the tour include, Te Anau, Eglinton Valley - ancient alpine beech forest, Mirror Lakes, Homer Tunnel, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound Red Boat Cruise and a Milford Sound Scenic Flight. More...

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $200 per person

A day excursion to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Enjoy a spectacular day in the Fiordland World Heritage Park culminating with a cruise of famous Milford Sound. More...


Milford Sound LodgeMilford Sound Lodge - Backpacker, Holiday Park, Lodge, Luxury Accommodation.

Accommodation in Milford Sound offering a range of options to suit all budgets. Enjoy a more relaxed, personal Milford...

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te AnauMilford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau - Multi-day Cruise - Te Anau. Starting from $358.00 per person.

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford...

 

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