If you’re wanting to book our Milford Sound Private Charter Flight + VIP Cruise experience, please fill out the form below and our team will get in touch with you.
We had the pleasure of flying with Jim to Milford Sound on the Fly Cruise Fly package. The whole process from start to finish was seamless. Jim was a fantastic pilot and guide, showing us lots of highlights on the flight and taking care of us for the whole day. We all had window seats, so had a perfect view of the snow capped mountains, glaciers, etc. We were also lucky enough to have been blessed with perfect weather, but I'm sure the trip would have been just as magical even if we hadn't. A huge thank you to the Glenorchy Air team for making this trip so memorable for us.
Fiona H via Tripadvisor
This was hands down one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had in my life! From booking to landing, Glenorchy Air staff were incredibly helpful and informative. Pilot Michael Jeffs took us to and from Milford Sound and was very knowledgeable and a wonderful guide! Southern Discoveries Cruise had a great tour as well with amenities and information. I would highly recommend this anyone visiting Queenstown!
iTrip Vacations P via Tripadvisor
This is a Half Day experience. From your private pick up to drop off is approximately 6 hours. If you have plans immediately either side of your experience with us, please let us know.
The Milford Sound Private Charter Flight + VIP Cruise is an elevated experience. This starts with your private address pick up in a private vehicle, where you’ll be driven to Queenstown Airport and escorted to our Cessna 206 Stationair HD. Your dedicated pilot will brief you on flight path and as this is a personalised experience, you will be able to request specific points of interest and chat to your pilot during the flight with our two-way Bose headphones. Once you land in Milford Sound, your pilot will take you to the boat terminal where you’ll be met by your Southern Discoveries host who will show you to your private area of the cruise. There will be a great selection of food and drink to enjoy on your private viewing deck while taking in the magnificent views of Milford Sound as you cruise out to the Tasman Sea. After your cruise, your pilot will take you back to your aircraft and take you on a different flight path back to Queenstown Airport. This elevated experience ends with a private drop off to your private residence.
We suggest you bring the following with you to make it a great day out:
Your private flights between Queenstown and Milford Sound are approximately 40 minutes each way. Your pilot will discuss with you the flight path they will take, but please let us know if there is a specific landmark you’d like to see and your pilot can look at accommodating your requests.
Your shared Nature Cruise through Milford Sound with our partners Southern Discoveries is 1 hour 45 mins.
Yes, food is included with this experience.
There is High tea onboard your cruise with a morning departure and a charcuterie board on the afternoon
There will be an arrivals drink package including bubbles, beers and/or soft drinks.
Yes, you will have access to the VIP section of the boat with your own private viewing deck.
Your shared cruise through Milford Sound is on a boat with a large open-top deck and comfy interior cabins with full-height windows for optimal viewing. Take in the stunning scenery of Mitre Peak, Stirling Falls, Copper Point, and the Tasman Sea. Keep an eye out for seals, dolphins and penguins.
Our pilots will always look at the forecast for the full duration of your trip and if we feel like the weather may change, we will not leave Queenstown. Due to the weather-dependent nature of flying in the Southern Alps to Milford Sound, it is unfortunate that there are very rare occasions where the forecast changes on us and although uncommon, it can be a case that we are unable to operate the return flight. The safety of our passengers is always our highest priority and in the unlikely event that this ever occurs, we will arrange coach transfers back to Queenstown. We fully appreciate the inconvenience this will cause and do everything we can to look after our passengers.
8.30am – 9.00am Private pick up from Queenstown accommodation and check in
9.00am – 9.40am Private scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound
9.50am – 10:10am Transfer to Milford Sound Cruise Terminal
10.30am – 12.15pm Southern Discoveries Nature Cruise through Milford Sound in VIP section with High Tea and mimosas
12.20pm – 12.30pm Return to Milford Sound Airport
12.40pm – 1.20pm Private scenic flight from Milford Sound to Queenstown Airport
1.30pm – 2.15pm Private drop back to Queenstown accommodation
*Please note, these times are subject to change.