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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!

Adult $92.00
Child $20.00 ()

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3.0 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 September 22 to September 28

Change Dates

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

9:45 a.m.
Fri 22 Sep
Sat 23 Sep
Sun 24 Sep
Mon 25 Sep
Tue 26 Sep
Wed 27 Sep
Thu 28 Sep

7spaces

Adult $92.00

Child $20.00

10spaces

Adult $92.00

Child $20.00

10spaces

Adult $92.00

Child $20.00

10spaces

Adult $92.00

Child $20.00

10spaces

Adult $92.00

Child $20.00

10spaces

Adult $92.00

Child $20.00

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

4.8

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Maksim Domasev from Netherlands wrote on 03 December 2015

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Great

Everything great!!!

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Craig from New Zealand wrote on 22 September 2015

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Excellent!

Very informative tour guide, amazing views! A larger boat in front took off and hurried round the cruise. our smaller boat took a few more stops and felt a bit more personalized. Well worth the trip. Had packed lunch at the cafe outside, take some sandfly repellent as there were a lot!

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Milan Lee from New Zealand wrote on 22 September 2015

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Milford sound cruise trip

Thanks encounter cruise for being a wonderful cruise trip! We havdo much fun during the trip and find it a very good experience! A worth trip to go eventhough milford sound is far out of our way!

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Jay Lee from New Zealand wrote on 22 February 2015

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Must do

Encountered seals, pups, penguin (super rare) waterfall that hits you. Best experience ever

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Carol Beker from United Kingdom wrote on 06 February 2017

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Wonderful Cruise

We had an amazing afternoon on Milford Sound, we were lucky and had a sunny day too. The scenery is stunning, glorious waterfalls. The boat being surrounded by a pod of dolphins was the icing on the cake!

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