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2-Hour Cruise of Milford Sound

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Embark on a guided cruise of Milford Sound. Sail past Mitre Peak, Lady Bowen Falls, and more while spotting regional flora and fauna from penguins to seals.


  • Embark on a Milford Sound cruise, offering stellar views of steep cliffs rising from the dark waters of the fjord.

  • Enjoy the skipper's live narration detailing its unique geology, the source of its inky black water, and more as you sail past Mitre Peak and Lady Bowen Falls.

  • Witness the majestic Stirling Falls, plunging from 508 feet, and feel the spray of fresh glacial melt on your skin.

  • Savor a hot cup of tea or coffee in the cozy lounge or on the viewing deck while spotting seals, dolphins, and Fiordland crested penguins.

  • Choose the 2-hour cruise on the Gem of the Sound, Milford's exclusive glass-roofed vessel, for unparalleled views and engaging live commentary.


  • 2-hour Milford Sound cruise with stops at points of interest

  • Informative commentary from the skipper

  • Complimentary tea & coffee on-board

  • Access to onboard cafe/bar


  • Transfers

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Witness Mother Nature's masterpieces at Milford Sound

Set sail on a choice of 2 serene Milford Sound cruises - an extended 2-hour cruise aboard the Gem of the Sound, the only vessel in Milford with a glass roof. This journey takes you through one of the most picturesque and wettest landscapes in the world. Here, you'll be mesmerized by cascading waterfalls, majestic cliffs, and lush rainforests. The water here is an exotic shade of inky black which is a combination of river and seawater. Amazingly it is formed such that there are 6 meters of fresh water over ocean water. The convenient habitat built as a result allows deep-sea life to thrive.

What to expect on your cruise

Your journey spans the vast fiord, passing by landmarks such as Mitre Peak, Lady Bowen, and Stirling Falls. Witness the beauty of Fairy Falls and spot wildlife like seals, dolphins, and Fiordland Crested Penguins, all while enjoying a cozy beverage. Whether you're out on the deck or peering through our expansive windows, every view is a spectacle. Our guides will enrich your experience with engaging tales and insights, deepening your connection with these natural marvels.

What to bring

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, hat, insect repellant, and power bank.


  • Wheelchairs and prams can be brought on board as long as they fold to fit through the entrance of the boat.

Additional note

  • It is recommended to bring cash or an EFTPOS/credit card onboard for Cafe Bar purchases.

  • Your experience may be subject to change due to extreme weather conditions.

  • It is recommended to wear warm layered clothing and comfortable footwear.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Pure Milford, Milford Sound.

  • Address: Milford Sound Visitor Centre (Terminal and Boat Harbour, 1 Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand.

  • Landmark: Look for Pure Milford desk, which is the first on the right hand side as you enter the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal.

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