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Encounter New Zealand wildlife in the breathtaking environment of Milford Sound from the comfort of Southern Discoveries modern catamaran.

With spacious viewing decks purpose built for the ultimate in comfort, panoramic views from the top deck and large covered seating areas below, you can enjoy the views from any vantage point.

Mitre Peak's distinct shape amongst unique wildlife and majestic towering waterfalls is second to none. The Nature Cruise brings premium viewing of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. You’ll find yourself within touching distance of impressive geological features and feeling the full force of the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls (we’ve got jackets to keep you dry!)

Highlights of a Nature Cruise:

  • Say hello to the seals basking on the rocks
  • Specialist nature guide on board sharing their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary
  • Delve into the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord
  • Purpose built catamaran with large viewing windows and covered seating areas
  • A whole top deck for viewing and panoramic photo opportunities
  • Raincoats provided on board so you can stand on the bow under Stirling Falls
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Range of lunch options available (Not included in booking price. Must be pre-ordered - add as you proceed to check out)

  • **PLEASE NOTE BELOW LUNCH OPTION AVAILABILITY**

    Picnic Lunch: $20 pp

     

    SUMMER Price (Oct - April)

  • 10.30am $65 Adult / $25 Child
  • 1.00pm $95 Adult / $25 Child
  • 3.15pm $65 Adult / $25 Child
  • Infants 0-3 years travel FREE, please state the number of infants you will be bringing with you as you proceed through the checkout

     

     

    WINTER Price (May - Sept)

  • 10.30am $59 Adult / $25 Child
  • 12.30pm $74 Adult / $25 Child
  • 2.45pm $69 Adult / $25 Child
  • 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)

    Duration: 1hour 45minutes - 2hours cruise time

  • Child Age: 4 - 14 years inclusive
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts
  • Available Bookings from July 21 to July 27

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

    10:30 a.m.
    12:30 p.m.
    2:45 p.m.
    Sat 21 Jul
    Sun 22 Jul
    Mon 23 Jul
    Tue 24 Jul
    Wed 25 Jul
    Thu 26 Jul
    Fri 27 Jul

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$60.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$74.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$60.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$60.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$60.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$60.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per 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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    Christophe ALBERT from France wrote on 09 March 2016

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    Superbe Milford Sound...

    Great cruise for small price... Very well organised. The first ride of the day is quiet with few touristes. Most of coaches arrive for noon....

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    James Yaremy from Canada wrote on 18 October 2017

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    Pick this one

    We had a great time. I’ve never seen anything this beautiful before, and I’m from Canada. The crew were fantastic, and the whole experience was well organized and thought out

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    Cedric Koon from Australia wrote on 30 March 2018

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    Fantastic views, well equipped vessel

    The views are fantastic! Highlights are seals and being maneuvered right under the waterfall! The catamaran provides tea and coffee. You can buy snacks on board as well. There's lots of room on the catamaran. One tip... I didn't know there was a separate aquarium site they bring you to - so book that in advance and factor in visit time to see it if that interests you. Another tip is to fly in if you aren't interested in seeing anything else there. If you have driven elsewhere around the south island and seen other scenery, the long drive there is a bit of a chore. Last tip... head for the front of the boat for a good view. Put on lots of sunscreen, wear sun glasses and a hat.

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    Maddie from United States wrote on 20 March 2018

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    Milford WOW

    This cruise was brilliant. I was hesitant at first to book because I am not one for cruises, but after experiencing this ride through the fiord I have no hesitation to recommend it. Taking a cruise, kayaking, or flying are the only ways to truly experience Milford Sound. I would recommend because 1) We got there late and the guides were flexible to get us on the next cruise 2) Free coffee! 3) Some other cruises only allow you on part of the deck, but on this one the top deck had 360 degree views 4) Not very crowded at the 11am ride 5) The ride was not rushed, so we had time to experience the countless views, the seals, the dolphins, and being splashed by 2 waterfalls.

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    Stef from United Kingdom wrote on 03 February 2018

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    Great trip

    We were really glad we did this, was so worth the money - really incredible views, and the waterfall ‘glacial facial’ was a highlight!

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