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Milford Sound Nature Cruise on Premium Glass-Roof Catamaran

4.9 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Pure Milford

Milford Sound Nature Cruise on Premium Glass-Roof Catamaran

Activity provider: Pure Milford
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From US$ 61.95 per person

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Enjoy an uncrowded and hassle-free cruise on the magnificent Milford Sound, taking in the stunning views as you go. Benefit from a premium vessel specifically designed to capture the beauty of the fiord with unique glass-roof and spacious viewing decks.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • See everything around you aboard a premium glass-roof catamaran
  • Get up close to nature with spacious outdoor viewing decks
  • Marvel at wildlife and find out how Captain Cook missed Milford Sound
  • Learn all about the fiord from your experienced skipper's engaging commentary
  • Relax in comfortable booth seating with stylish decor and great meal options
Full description
Climb aboard 'Gem of the Sound', the newest vessel to cruise in the fiord, for a Milford Sound nature cruise. Capture the best views of the incredible fiord with three-levels of indoor and outdoor seating, unique glass roofs, and large viewing decks. Your friendly crew will welcome you on board and embrace you as one of the family, whilst you marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. Relax in the comfortable booth seating with stylish decor and ambient lighting. High-definition cameras project outdoor footage live onto TV screens throughout the vessel - so no matter where are, you won't miss a thing. Admire New Zealand fur seals basking on rocks and feel the spray of cascading waterfalls. Look out for playful dolphins and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive Fiordland Crested Penguin. Travel the length of the fiord and out into the Tasman Sea, to see why Captain Cook failed to discover Milford Sound after charting the Fiordland National Park.
  • Scenic cruise on a premium glass-roof catamaran
  • Glass-roof ceilings and large windows for unlimited viewing
  • HD cameras projecting live outdoor footage live onto TV screens
  • Spacious outdoor viewing decks
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Live commentary
  • Experienced skippers and guides
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Freshwater Basin, Milford Sound, New Zealand. Allow 5-hours driving time from Queenstown and 3-hours from Te Anau or opt for a coach and cruise option departing either Queenstown or Te Anau, available to book on GetYourGuide.

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  • Wheelchair accessible on lower deck only, accessible toilet facilities on lower deck, no wheelchair lift on board.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 64 reviews

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On our drive up to Milford Sound, we were worried about the weather, as it was super misty and a slight rain. In the end, the weather actually made the whole experience unique as we’ve never imagined the Fjords looking super crazy mysterious before, with the mist blanketing the mountains. Overall, my husband and I enjoyed our honeymoon experience at the Milford Sound.

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June 11, 2021

Just Wow! The most beautiful experience that everyone should see. The boat was modern, clean and plenty of room for everyone to see the amazing scenery. Great commentary and excellent interested staff. Highly recommend Pure Milford.

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 188550