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Real Journeys - Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Get up close and personal with Milford Sound on our leisurely Nature Cruise. Experience the spray of a waterfall as you cruise close to sheer rock faces.

Highlights

  • Explore Milford Sound on a relaxed and interactive cruise
  • Learn from our specialist nature guides with insightful and entertaining commentary
  • Get excited as we nose right into the waterfalls and the fiord’s sheer cliff faces

Departing from Milford Sound, you'll meet our friendly crew and be welcomed on board before setting out on an epic cruising experience.

Explore the length of this magnificent fiord and learn about the areas’ history from your specialist nature guide.

See iconic Mitre Peak, feel the spray of waterfalls as we cruise next to imposing rock faces and keep an eye out for some of the local wildlife that call this incredible place home such as dolphins and seals.

With an extended cruising time, guests are able to make the most of their time on the sound, take in the scenery and all of the highlights.

Each Nature Cruise takes into account the weather conditions on the day to ensure we provide you with the ultimate Milford Sound experience.

With interesting commentary throughout the cruise and a relaxed atmosphere, a Real Journeys Nature Cruise is the ideal way to discover what’s often described as the “eighth wonder of the world”.

Adult $107.00 ((1 Oct to 30 Apr))
Adult $89.00 ((1 May to 30 Sep))
Adult $107.00
Adult $99.00
Adult $99.00 ((1 May to 30 Sep))
Adult $89.00
Adult $111.00 ((1 Oct to 30 Apr))
Child $30.00 (5 to 14yrs)

What's included

  • 2hrs – 2hrs 15mins cruise of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea
  • Specialist on-board nature guide providing English only commentary
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on-board

Notes

  • Departs: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound.

    Milford Sound a 5 hour drive from Queenstown, so allow sufficient time to reach your destination in time for your cruise departure.

    11am & 4.15pm departures operate using a smaller vessel in our fleet – the MV Sinbad.

    Licenced bar, and snacks available for purchase on board.

    Real Journeys reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, alter ticket prices, amend specials or offers and substitute plant or equipment at any time.

    Adult Retail prices are valid for travel from 1 Oct 2019 – 30 Sep 2020.

  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge

Available Bookings from August 07 to August 13

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Annabel Evans from Australia wrote on 13 September 2019

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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

It was a fantastic experience with Real Journeys. As we went in low season, there would have only been about 50 people on the boat so there was ample room on the outer decks to take photos and enjoy the view. The commentary was good (could have been more) and the boat went out to the entrance of the Tasman Sea (smaller boats didn’t go out as far) and up close (almost literally underneath) to waterfalls. Would highly recommend.

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Maree from New Zealand wrote on 23 December 2019

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Great way to see the sounds

We had a fabulous experience hugely enhanced by the cloud lifting and giving us the perfect vista. Highly recommend this tour!!!!

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From Real Journeys - Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Kia ora Maree, Thank you so much for leaving us a review, your recommendation means a lot to us. We're thrilled to hear that you were able to experience such a gorgeous day in Milford Sound, the views are truly incredible in that part of the world! Kind regards, The Real Journeys Team

Neville Cain from United Kingdom wrote on 20 December 2019

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Milford.......SOUND!!

Hard to be critical of such a natural phenomenon - stunning. I was lucky with the weather; the crew were helpful and informative and most importantly, for me, the place wasn't crowded - so I was able to enjoy without interuption

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From Real Journeys - Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Kia ora Neville, Thanks for sending us through such a great review, we'll be sure to pass your praise on to our amazing team in Milford! Kind regards, The Real Journeys Team

Jason from United States wrote on 19 December 2019

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Not for us

If you’re not into touristy things like us but wondering whether you should do this to at least experience the sound I would advise not to. It’s a boring way to interact with the area, especially on a boat of selfie stick wielding tourists.

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From Real Journeys - Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Kia ora Jason, Thanks for making the effort to send us through your feedback. We are constantly trying to improve our products and this helps us target any areas that might need some work. We’re sorry to hear that your trip to Milford Sound didn’t live up to expectations, but we do hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ. Once again, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, we really appreciate it. Kind regards, The Real Journeys Team

Dympna Murphy from Ireland wrote on 12 December 2019

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Milford sound in all its glory

Great trip on a day with no rain. This fjord is truly beautiful.

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