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Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise

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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 passengers
  • Taste pure glacial water from breathtaking towering waterfalls
  • Take close-up photos of seals, dolphins or penguins
  • Delve into the history, geology and wildlife of the Fiord
  • The longest cruise in Milford Sound at 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Specialist nature guides sharing local knowledge with lively informative commentary

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.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

SUMMER Prices: (Oct - April)

  • 9:30am $84 Adult / $25 Child
  • 12:15pm $84 Adult / $25 Child
  • 2:45pm $79 Adult / $25 Child
  • WINTER Prices: (May - September )

  • 9:45am $69 Adult / $25 Child
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    Product extras: Available to book upon reaching checkout

  • Picnic lunch option at $20 per adult/child

  • What's included

    • Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Raincoats provided on board so you can stand on the bow under tumbling waterfalls
    • Purpose built catamaran with large viewing windows and covered seating areas

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

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

      Please note:

      Child Age: 4 - 14 years inclusive

      Child must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult on all cruises

      Maximum two children per adult

      Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts

    Available Bookings from November 13 to November 19

    Change Dates

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

    9:30 a.m.
    12:15 p.m.
    2:45 p.m.
    Tue 13 Nov
    Wed 14 Nov
    Thu 15 Nov
    Fri 16 Nov
    Sat 17 Nov
    Sun 18 Nov
    Mon 19 Nov

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    1spaces priced from:

    • Adult$84.00
    • Child$25.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$84.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$70.00
    • Child$25.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$84.00
    • Child$25.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$65.00
    • Child$25.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$65.00
    • Child$25.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$65.00
    • Child$25.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$65.00
    • Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$79.00
    • Child$25.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • 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

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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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    Marcel Bornschein from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2018

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    Jurassic Park

    A beautiful tour, through a stunning landscape, informative and adventurous. And an absolutely passionated tour guide, who was enjoying with us the glacial facial. Highly recommended

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    David Chicken from United Kingdom wrote on 19 March 2018

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    A wonderful experience.

    From arrival to departure the whole experience was very enjoyable. The check in was easy, boarding was orderly, and the accommodation was great. The commentary was informative and the refreshments included free tea and coffee. Everything was helped by the wonderful weather although that made the waterfalls a little less impressive.

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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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    Andras Kercs from Hungary wrote on 17 April 2018

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    five star

    Amazing tour in the most beautiful place in the world! Must see & never forget!

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