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Milford Sound: Nature Cruise on Premium Glass-Roof Catamaran

Activity provider: Pure Milford
Water activity

Milford Sound: Nature Cruise on Premium Glass-Roof Catamaran

Activity provider: Pure Milford
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From US$ 68.38 per person

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Enjoy an uncrowded and hassle-free cruise on the magnificent Milford Sound, taking in the stunning views as you go. Benefit from a premium vessel specifically designed to capture the beauty of the fiord with unique glass-roof and spacious viewing decks.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • See everything around you aboard a premium glass-roof catamaran
  • Get up close to nature with spacious outdoor viewing decks
  • Marvel at wildlife and find out how Captain Cook missed Milford Sound
  • Learn all about the fiord from your experienced skipper's engaging commentary
  • Relax in comfortable booth seating with stylish decor and great meal options
Full description

Climb aboard 'Gem of the Sound', the newest vessel to cruise in the fiord, for a Milford Sound nature cruise. Capture the best views of the incredible fiord with three-levels of indoor and outdoor seating, unique glass roofs, and large viewing decks. Be welcomed on board by a friendly crew and marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. Relax in the comfortable booth seating with stylish decor and ambient lighting. High-definition cameras project outdoor footage live onto TV screens throughout the vessel - so no matter where are, you won't miss a thing. Admire New Zealand fur seals basking on rocks and feel the spray of cascading waterfalls. Look out for playful dolphins and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive Fiordland Crested Penguin. Travel the length of the fiord and out into the Tasman Sea, to see why Captain Cook failed to discover Milford Sound after charting the Fiordland National Park.

  • Scenic cruise on a premium glass-roof catamaran
  • Glass-roof ceilings and large windows for unlimited viewing
  • HD cameras projecting live outdoor footage live onto TV screens
  • Spacious outdoor viewing decks
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Live commentary
  • Experienced skippers and guides
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Meals

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Wheelchair accessible on lower deck only, accessible toilet facilities on lower deck, no wheelchair lift on board.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 236 reviews

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Really enjoyable 2 hour cruise around the Milford Fjord. There are about 7 or 8 different boats that operate the same trip but i'm glad we chose Pure Milford. The boat was modern and spacious with great views from the top deck or the the bow. We were lucky enough to have clear skies and a couple sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins too. Would go again.

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March 14, 2023

Oh WoW!!! Something to behold visiting Milford Sound. Magnificent. The catamaran was comfortable with access to various areas of the boat. Upon checking in, we were told the boat only accepts cash to buy drinks (beer & wine). We had no cash on us (in 5 weeks of travel we only used a credit card, did not have one cent cash on us, nor needed cash anywhere except on this boat). There were no cash machines available. We would have enjoyed a glass of wine or beer to toast the magnificence of Milford Sound and our blessings to actually be there.

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January 31, 2023

The vessel was awesome the hosts were amazing. The views were out of this world. Unlimited free coffee on board was underrated. As a whole from the drive in to the boat trip, the experience was next level. Sad it was so dry and the waterfalls weren’t raging. But that’s a minor considering we got to see the sheer magnificence of the mountains which more than made up for it. Chur

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January 29, 2023

Product ID: 188550