Milford Sound Nature Cruises

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Explore Milford Sound in a leisurely and casual way with our nature guides.

Explore moody, dramatic Milford Sound.  The Milford Mariner and Milford Wanderer are both designed along the lines of traditional trading scows and the newest vessel is the MV Sinbad. All vessels have been purpose built to operate in Milford Sound and offer a relaxing, extended cruise. 

For those on board wanting to learn about the magnificent scenery and wildlife, our nature guide provides a detailed commentary (English only).  

Keep a lookout for dolphins, seals and penguins. 

  • Delicious picnic and obento lunches available (must be pre-ordered)
     
  • Luxury coach connections available from Queenstown and Te Anau
     
  • Scenic fly back option available from Milford Sound to Queenstown (weather permitting)
     
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Milford Discovery Centre - underwater observatory option available with selected departures and self-drive itineraries (extra cost).    

Nature Cruises from Milford Sound:
Season:
All year, daily departures
Duration: 2 hrs - 2 hrs 30 mins
May 12 - Sep 12: 1.15pm daily
22 - 30 Sep 12: 10.30am daily
Prices from: $85 - $95* Adult /$22 Child

Oct 12: 10.30am & 12.55pm daily
Nov 12 - Apr 13: 10.40am & 1.35pm daily
May 13 - Sep 13: 12.55pm daily
19 Sep - 30 Sep 13:  10.30am daily
Prices from: $85 - $95* Adult /$22 Child


Coach, Nature Cruise, Coach from Te Anau:
Duration: 7 hrs - 8 hrs 30 mins
May 12 - Sep 12: 9.50am daily
Prices from: $175 Adult /$87.50 Child 

Oct 12: 9.50am daily
Nov 12 - Apr 13: 8am & 10.20am daily
May 13 - Sep 13: 9.50am daily
Prices from: $165 - $175* Adult /$80 - $87.50* Child


Coach, Nature Cruise, Coach from Queenstown:

Duration: 13 hrs
May 12 - Sep 12: 6.55am daily
Prices from: $198 Adult / $99 Child

Oct 12: 6.55am daily
Nov 12 - Apr 13: 7.15am daily
May 13 - Sep 13: 6.55am daily
Prices from: $198 Adult / $99 Child 


Fly, Nature Cruise, Fly from Queenstown:
Duration:
4 hrs 10 mins
May 12 - Sep 12: 12noon daily
Prices from: $430 Adult / $279.50 Child