Cruise Milford Sound, New Zealand's 8th Wonder of the World

Overview

Explore Milford Sound on a scenic cruise to the Tasman Sea and back. Aboard a catamaran, you'll marvel at peaks rising from the depths below and waterfalls dropping 160 meters into the fjord. Learn about Maori legends, and see dolphins and seals!

Highlights

  • See impressive glacial forms — relics of the Ice Age
  • Marvel at majestic Mitre Peak, Milford Sound's most prominent landmark
  • Admire breathtaking Stirling and Bowen Falls, dropping up to 160 meters into the fjord
  • Take a shower beneath Stirling Falls as you stand on the boat's bow
  • Observe New Zealand fur seals from meters away and, occasionally, dolphins and Fiordland crested penguins

Key Information

Important Information

• Food and drinks (aside from complimentary tea) are not included on this cruise, but are available for purchase onboard

Description

Milford Sound, or 'Piopiotahi' in Maori, is considered New Zealand's most popular tourist attraction. The author Rudyard Kipling called it the eighth wonder of the world, and, in 2008, TripAdvisor survey respondents voted it as the world's top travel destination. On this two-hour cruise around Milford Sound, you'll board a modern three-deck catamaran that will take you out to the Tasman Sea and back. The spacious catamaran provides plenty of viewing opportunities and maximum passenger comfort. As you set out to sea, marvel at the sights around you: glacial forms, majestic cliffs and peaks, and towering waterfalls dropping from valleys directly into the fjord — sometimes forming rainbows in the process. Stand on the bow as the boat passes Stirling Falls, and you'll get a free shower courtesy of this famous waterfall! In addition to these breathtaking sights, you'll also get extensive, fascinating commentary on Milford Sound. Learn about Milford Sound's history, local Maori legends, as well as why Captain Cook failed to discover this fjord. You might also be able to spot the area's marine wildlife from meters away: fur seals, and occasionally, bottle-nosed dolphins and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Join us as we welcome you aboard our cruises and tour you around Milford Sound with the utmost hospitality!

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