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Milford Sound cruise comparison

Can't decide which is the best Milford Sound day cruise for you? Our comparison table will help you choose between our day cruises, Milford Sound Scenic Cruise or the longer Milford Sound Nature Cruise. It includes cruise length, nature guides, lunches and commentary. 

 

Milford Sound Scenic Cruises

Milford Sound Nature Cruises

Duration  1 hour 40 minutes 2 hours / 2 hours 15 minutes
Cruise type

A scenic cruise on our modern boats.

Informative and relaxed cruise.

Specialist Nature Guide provides interactive commentary. 

Boats

Modern, purpose-built boats.

Large viewing decks.

Spacious decks and comfortable lounges.

Modelled on traditional sailing vessels.

Plenty of indoor and outdoor viewing space.

At times, we also sail a small boat (MV Sinbad).

Price From $76 From $85
Commentary

English and multi-lingual commentaries by on-board guides.

(On selected departures: Mandarin, Japanese & Korean)

English only commentary.

Specialist Nature Guide roams around the boat (all cruises). 

Lunches

Freshly-made by our chefs.

Choose from International buffet, Picnic lunch, Indian lunchbox & Obento.

Sandwiches and snacks available for purchase on board. 

Freshly-made by our chefs.

Choose from Picnic lunch, Indian lunchbox & Obento.

Snacks available for purchase on board.

Getting there

Flight and glass roof coach connections from Queenstown.

Glass roof coach connections from Te Anau.

Available all year.

Flight and glass roof coach connections from Queenstown.

Glass roof coach connections from Te Anau.

Available all year.

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 Prices and product information valid until 30 Sep 2019.

Overnight cruises

If you prefer to experience the beauty of Milford Sound when all other day visitors have departed, you could experience one of our overnight cruises.

Find out about the Milford Mariner Overnight cruise or the Milford Wanderer Overnight cruise.