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Milford Sound Discover More Cruise with Underwater Observatory and Picnic Lunch

Don't just see Milford, but experience it on the longest and most personal cruise in Milford Sound!

Highlights

  • Cruise on the original, locally owned and operated Milford Sound Cruise
  • The only cruise that includes a visit to New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory
  • See rare black coral growing in its natural habitat and meet colourful sea creatures
  • Learn about the story of Milford Sound and our conservation efforts with entertaining videos and easy to read information panels
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board the cruise

If you’re looking for an experience that’s more authentic, more insightful, and more personal – this is it!

Cruise on our small boat while our onboard nature guide chats with you and answers questions. Drink glacial water, touch natural artefacts and get under massive waterfalls.

The adventure continues at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory where you can experience the amazing world beneath the surface.

Descend 64 steps (10 metres) underwater into a large viewing area where windows open your eyes to this underwater haven. Unlike an aquarium, the fish are free to come and go; it’s the people who are contained.

Adult $99.00
Child $30.00 (PICNIC LUNCH NOT INCLUDED FOR CHILDREN WITH KIDS GO FREE PROMOTION. Child Age is 5 - 16 years. )
Infant $0.00 (0-4 Years)

What's included

  • Milford Sound Discover Cruise
  • Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
  • Interesting commentary
  • Picnic Lunch

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound.
  • Allow approximately 5 hours drive time from Queenstown or 3 hours from Te Anau.

Restrictions

Notes

  • Departure: Check-in is at Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, State Highway 94, Milford Sound.

  • Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers.

    Car parking in Milford Sound is $20 for up to five hours, if parking in the main car park, please allow 5-10 minutes to walk to the terminal. There is free parking in Deepwater Basin, please allow 20-30 minutes to walk to the terminal. If you choose to self-drive we recommend arriving into Milford Sound at least one hour prior to your scheduled cruise departure to allow sufficient time to find a car park and make your way to the Milford Sound Cruise Terminal. For further information about car parking please visit milfordsountourism.nz

Available Bookings from January 21 to January 27

Change Dates

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Wed 27 Jan

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant $0.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Zoe from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Epic experience

My hubby and I have never been to the South Island and to discover this amazing place in our beautiful country was just breath taking. The scenery was amazing, the staff were awesome and we will definitely be talking about this for years to come. Loved every moment!

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m.mauri from France wrote on 02 August 2020

Awesome cruise ! 😍

A W E S O M E ! Even with the cold and the rain. Inside the boat it is warm. You Can go outside, see the Amazing falls and go back inside. The staff is professionnal, welcoming and really kind. You Can get coffee or tea during all your cruise. To keep warm. The observatory is great but really little... For us it was some similar Fisher... There are many informations so it is interesting but... The lunch was good : wrap, fruit, cookie, crakers. Enjoy your cruise and the Milford sound.

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Vera from New Zealand wrote on 20 July 2020

Great day out with the family

3 of us came from Wanaka a day earlier and stayed in Te Anau. The drive to Milford sound was awesome and allowed us to scope the stops for pour way back. Boat trip was comfortable and with great Kiwi humor from our captain. 6 year old loved all the stories about rocks and waterfalls and loved "riding waves" on the back of the boat. We had fantastic weather which reduced the number of waterfalls seen but never the less the views were spectacular and we loved discovering the area. Underwater observatory was great and was a nice break to allow us all to get off the boat and explore underwater world.

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Tracey from New Zealand wrote on 19 July 2020

Best Day Ever

The skipper was awesome . Very knowledgeable and funny all at once.

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heatherm6 from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Rain makes the waterfalls!!!

I have been to milford sound twice now, once in the stunning sunshine which is beautiful. But, now I have also been while it rains, and let me tell you. It. Is. Worth. It!!! You have not one, not two but thousands of waterfalls to look at. It is insane, every single waterfall is just so full looking and running beautifully and just looks amazing. Plus, with this tour you get a really good picnic lunch with chips, cookies, cheese and crackers, chocolate, wrap or sandwich etc. And, you also get to see the underwater observatory. This is a world first and it's pretty cool. You get to see the natural environment that is normally much deeper. Do it!

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