Milford Sound Scenic Cruise - Queenstown

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Multiple departure times available
  • Departure Details :
    Mitre Peak Cruises, Visitor Centre 1 Milford Sound Highway, 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a two hour cruise traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound, located in Fiordland. Your cruise will take you past St Annes lighthouse and out into the Tasman Sea. Informative guides point out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls (dropping 160 metres seaward), Sinbad Gully (a classic example of a hanging valley), snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor.


  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

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Your 2-hour sightseeing cruise will depart from the Milford Sound Visitor Center.

Having a smaller launch (approximately 20 metres) allows your cruise to navigate closer to the shoreline, getting up close to the incredible surroundings. Purpose-built for Milford waters, your boat has great viewing platforms should you encounter the local fur seal colonies once nearly hunted to extinction, the rare Fiordland crested penguins or pods of dusky dolphins.

You will traverse into the deep waters of the Milford Sound and will have a chance to enter Milford Sound from the outside, approaching it just as the first settlers did at the end of the 18th century.

With more rainfall than any other part of New Zealand, Fiordland national park and Milford Sound provide spectacular scenery whatever the weather conditions.

Milford Sound is located at the northern most end of Fiordland national park on the South Island of New Zealand.


Free tea and coffee on board

Free for children under 3

Smaller boats makes for a more up close tour


Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Check in is 30 minutes before departure time

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Masks are required while indoorsAll particpants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Nov-2022

    The most amacing trip. The vue from the plane, the walk on milford track and the Cruise. Everything was just great. I highly recomend it

  • 03-Nov-2022

    We really enjoyed our trip to Milford Sound. We booked the trip from Queenstown and our driver (I think his name was Andy) told us so many interesting facts about New Zealand and was friendly as hell. Milford Sound is definitely worth visiting. Unfortunately, it was really rainy that day, but still beautiful.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    What an outstanding experience cruising around the Milford sound. Particularly nice on a rainy day as the waterfalls were full. It was informative and Maddie, one of the tour guide operators, was absolutely fantastic, warm and very helpful. Just another added surprise in a beautiful part of the world.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    Milford sounds is beautiful and whatever company you choose for a cruise, you're in for a real treat! We were there on a sunny day, but apparently when it rains or just after rainfall it is even more spectacular with more and bigger waterfalls.

  • 27-Oct-2022

    The flight to and from Milford Sound was the highlight of the trip. The weather was blue skies and being in the small 8 seater plane allowed us to see so much of the amazing scenery.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Great cruise - highly recommend. Dolphin encounter was the highlight!! Crew were good, boat comfortable and never felt crowded. Complimentary tea & coffee a bonus !

  • 22-Oct-2022

    Flying over the mountains, and seeing the beauty of Milford Sound in the cruise boat. The weather was excellent so that was a great advantage, and the commentary by the pilot of the plane and the commentary by the boat captain helped very much in knowing what we were looking at.

  • 20-Oct-2022

    This was absolutely the best part of our trip around the south island. This cruise ship was smaller than some of the others, and that is a huge bonus; there was less people, and easy to go from the upper deck viewing down to the lower deck for an up close look. We were lucky enough to see penguins, orcas, dolphins, and seals! The staff and crew were friendly, courteous, and full of interesting information about the fiord. I highly recommend this experience!

  • 18-Oct-2022

    We booked the whole package with coaches as the drive is very long. Mitre Peak Cruises works with Altitude drivers and it felt very safe. Cool drive and stories about NZ flora and fauna on the way. Cruise was really good, we were lucky enough to have good weather and saw seals, penguin and a dolphin! I will recommend this company to all my friends wanting to get the Milford sound experience!

  • 12-Oct-2022

    You don't need to go to Norway to see the Fiord. Sailing on Milford Sound is like in a dream, big mountains between the cruise ship and water cascading from the slopes is something I don't see it often.

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