Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise

Milford Sound, Fiordland


  • Explore Milford and its wildlife on this nature cruise
  • Get up close to native wildlife
  • Taste pure glacial water from Fairy Falls

The ultimate in nature cruises, this tour allows you to get up close to wildlife and natural landscapes of one of New Zealand's most stunning locations; Milford Sound. With small numbers onboard, be prepared for a more personal experience - the specialised guides love discussing the area with you.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 2 hour 15 minute nature cruise
  • Experience crew
  • Nature guides
  • Commentary

With no more than 75 passengers, this small boat cruise allows you to get a slice of Milford Sound that most visitors miss out on. Set out on the pristine waters and get up close to the majestic natural landscapes and native wildlife. You'll be able to reach out and touch the sheer cliff faces, spot wildlife in their natural habitats and even fill your cup up with snow-fed, pure, glacial water from Fairy Falls! There will be opportunities to spot seals, dolphins and some of the rarest penguins in the world as well as get some amazing photos from the large, outdoor viewing deck. Chat with the guides and the skipper and don a raincoat to get right under the waterfalls!

On the Day

Session Length

  • Tour takes 2 hours 15 minutes
  • This cruise departs daily at 9.45am
  • Check in time is 20 minutes before cruise departure so make sure you leave ample time to get there
  • Booking time will be confirmed by the experience provider

Numbers on the Day

There can be up to 75 passengers on board.

Dress Code

A warm, waterproof jacket is recommended.

... and Importantly


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

  • Unless otherwise specified, any cancellations are required to be made at least 24 hours prior to departure
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours or on the day of travel are not entitled to a refund
  • Claims for refunds due to circumstances out of passengers control should be submitted in writing no later than 30 days after the date of departure
  • Passengers are recommended to insure themselves against cancellation charges and possible loss of personal belongings