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Milford Sound Encounter Nature 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 )

Adult $69 / Child $25 - 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***

Also available on this cruise: Visit the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory, New Zealand's only floating underwater observatory just add the option as you proceed to checkout. Milford Discovery Centre - $25 Adult / $15 Child (Please add a note that the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory will be closed for maintenance from 4 June – 8 July)

Adult $69.00
Child $25.00

Notes

  • ***PLEASE NOTE - WINTER PRICING (1st May - 30th September) Adult $69 / Child $25 ***
  • - Child Age: 4 - 14 years inclusive - Child must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult on all cruises - Maximum two children per adult - Duration: 2hrs 15mins

Available Bookings from July 20 to July 26

Change Dates

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

9:45 a.m.
Fri 20 Jul
Sat 21 Jul
Sun 22 Jul
Mon 23 Jul
Tue 24 Jul
Wed 25 Jul
Thu 26 Jul

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$25.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$25.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$25.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$25.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$25.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$25.00
  • Child$25.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • 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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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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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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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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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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