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Milford Sound Encounter Cruise

Get closer, go longer! Why travel to Milford Sound and do anything less than the best.

Highlights

  • Intimate Milford Sound Experience in a smaller boat with fewer passenegrs
  • The Longest Cruise in Milford Sound at 2 hours 15 Minutes
  • Specialist nature guides sharing local knowledge with lively informative commentary
  • Taste pure glacial water from towering waterfalls
  • The ideal cruise for close-up photos of seals, dolphins or penguins
  • Large, outdoor viewing deck with covered seating
  • Raincoats provided on board so you can stand on the bow under tumbling waterfalls

Join Southern Discoveries for the ultimate Milford Sound Cruise experience!

Explore Milford with other like minded individuals and our talented nature guides on a 2 hour and 15 minute nature cruise.

Drink pure glacial water straight from Fairy Falls, experience the full force of Stirling Falls as it pounds onto the front deck (or you) while exploring all the nooks and crannies along the edge of the fiord from our luxurious small boat.

Take in close up views of seals, birds and a multitude of wildlife, including dolphins riding the bow wave, and the world's rarest penguin - the Fiordland crested penguin.

Being on-board a smaller boat gets you closer and gives you a greater appreciation for the scale and grandeur of Milford Sound's rugged cliff faces rising hundreds of metres from the ocean. Benefit from the knowledge of the skipper and expert guides on hand to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Complimentary tea and coffee is provided and you can pre-order delicious lunch options as you complete your booking process.

Winter Cruise Schedule (May thru September )

- 9:45am Departure Only

When you have travelled such a long way to experience Milford Sound you deserve the best cruise experience possible!

***Infants 0-3 years travel FREE, please state the number of infants you will be bringing with you as you proceed through the checkout***

Adult $89.00
Child $25.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • - Child Age: 4 - 14 years inclusive - Child must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult on all cruises - Maximum two children per adult

Available Bookings from February 18 to February 24

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

9:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
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Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $89.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $89.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $89.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $89.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $89.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $89.00

Child $25.00

8spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

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

4.8

157 reviews

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Andrea Dye from Australia wrote on 07 October 2017

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Greaf experience.

We were very lucky to have brilliant weather on the day we took the cruise. The views were stunning and we saw seals and penguins. The commentary was very imformative.

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Roger Caines from Australia wrote on 24 January 2018

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A brilliant day on Milford Sound

The cruise was all that it was promised to be. We got up close to the waterfalls and the seals. The boat was very comfortable - not too big that it would not go up close to the scenery and not too small to feel crowded. A great commentary from Sarah and lots of helpful info from Maia too. Captain Dan did a great job and Milford Sound was all I had hoped for and more! Free tea and coffee on board, wet weather jackets for getting up close to the waterfall and comfortable seating when you wanted to have lunch. It was worth the effort and the expense.

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Natacha Crocoll from Switzerland wrote on 18 January 2018

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Very nice

Everything was nice (we were also lucky enough to have a sunny and nearly warm weather), the crew was very friendly. The only star missing would be that at the rear of the boat we do not always hear the comments given by the guide, but moving towards the front this tiny problem disappears. Great experience!

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Annette from Australia wrote on 12 December 2017

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Had the best experience

It was a rainy day but that meant lots of waterfalls. The boat and crew were lovely. Great commentary with a sense of humour. Highly recommended

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Daryl Hong from Singapore wrote on 22 November 2017

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Cruise review (22 Nov 2017, 0945h)

Well planned. Punctual. Good and knowledgeable nature guide. All crew on board very friendly. Weather was very good for us to experience all the wonderful stuff Milford Sound has to offer.

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