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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 November 25 to December 01

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10spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

8spaces

Adult $79.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $70.00

Child $25.00

8spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

8spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

10spaces

Adult $99.00

Child $25.00

5spaces

Adult $59.00

Child $25.00

8spaces

Adult $89.00

Child $25.00

8spaces

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

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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Shi Robin from New Zealand wrote on 22 October 2017

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Unforgettable Experience

Amazing landscape! Snow mountain, blue ocean, touchable waterfalls, cute penguins, lazy seals, wandering dolphin family, together friendly staff and clean tidy boat. In brief, unforgettable!

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Lucinda Clark from New Zealand wrote on 20 October 2017

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From start to finish this well organised, laid back, informative cruise was fantastic. Excellent commentary through out the trip (we were lucky enough to see all three Dolphins, Penguins & Seals) and plenty of staff to help/direct you to food and drink. You can walk around the whole of the outside of the boat to get the ultimate photos or sit inside and keep warm with great viewing as well. Toilets were good, complimentary tea and coffee was very lovely and if you forget to buy lunch you can buy on board ($2 Soup was on offer for ours, yum!) These guys have got it sussed. Wish we could come back now.

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Debbie Heath from Australia wrote on 15 October 2017

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Fantastic experience. Extremely friendly staff.

I crowded, plenty of viewing areas option to add kayaking, underwater experience and lunch to cruise. Great informative commentary, super friendly crew. Complimentary tea and coffee with the ability to purchase snacks, hot soup and alcohol. Loved everything about this experience. Thank you from cheekyricho cooking YouTube channel in Australia

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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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Maksim Domasev from Netherlands wrote on 03 December 2015

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Great

Everything great!!!

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