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Milford Sound: 2-Hour Small Boat Scenic Cruise

4.8 / 5

87 reviews

Milford Sound: 2-Hour Small Boat Scenic Cruise

From US$ 60.84 per person

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
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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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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

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    4.8 /5

    based on 87 reviews

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    Milford Sound is well worth a visit. There are a number of boats all doing the same route but they space themselves out well so there is an amazing sense of space and an opportunity pot appreciate the beauty of the fjord. The boat was small compared with some others. It was not crowded on the day I went so there were plenty of opportunities to take pictures. It rained on the day I went, as it does on many days. The rain meant there were a lot of temporary waterfalls flowing into the fjord. While we may have missed out on some views we had the benefit of the extra falls, so it is still worth going even if showers are forecast. We saw a beautiful rainbow on the way back.

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    December 29, 2019

    I can highly recommend Mitra peak cruises! They were very attentive to our children and made sure they were entertained, even when their parents were busy looking at the fantastic scenary:) The smaller ship made it possible to go into narrow places to view new born seals and take a waterfall ‘shower’

    December 29, 2019

    Milford Sound, a must on every bucket list for a stay with the "Kiwis" :-) on the South Island. Take one day for the journey and only drive if the weather forecast is at least good. Otherwise, you have no fun. We were there pretty early and already on the way back from the sound the wind and the gullies got stronger again.

    December 2, 2019

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