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

Highlights

  • 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
  • Enjoy a whole top deck for viewing and take breathtaking panoramic photos
  • Join the skipper in the open wheelhouse
  • Stand on the bow under Stirling Falls

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!)

SUMMER Prices (Oct - April)

  • 10.30am $65 Adult / $25 Child
  • 1.00pm $95 Adult / $25 Child
  • 3.15pm $65 Adult / $25 Child
  • WINTER Prices (May - Sept)

  • 10.30am $59 Adult / $25 Child
  • 12.30pm $74 Adult / $25 Child
  • 2.45pm $69 Adult / $25 Child
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    Product Extras: Available to book upon reaching checkout

  • Picnic Lunch option at $20 per Adult/Child
  • Visit the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory, New Zealand's only floating underwater observatory. Milford Discovery Centre - $25 Adult / $15 Child
  • What's included

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

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 2 hours duration for the whole experience

    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 September 21 to September 27

    Change Dates

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

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

    2spaces 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

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$60.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$74.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$60.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Per Adult$59.00
    • Per Child$25.00

    5spaces 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

    3spaces 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

    4.7

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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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