My family and I will be driving from Te Anau to Milford Sound. What time of day would you recommend taking a cruise of Milford Sound? We have two options: One - getting up early, and hitting an early morning cruise, takes the afternoon to relax, look around and take our time driving back. Two - doing the opposite, take our time driving up there and doing an afternoon cruise. Or does it even matter what time of day we do our cruise? All I have read is to stay away from the mid day tours, since they are packed with big tours from Queenstown. Is this true?
Does anyone recommend a company to book through? We would like a smaller boat where we can find our seat and be able to experience everything from there. I don’t want to have to fight for space if we get up and walk around to see something.
We will be there on December 22nd 2010.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!