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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

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.

 

Product Extras: Available to book upon reaching checkout

  • Picnic Lunch option at $25 per Adult/Child
  • Adult - 1pm $109.00
    Adult - 10.30am $75.00
    Adult - 3.15pm $75.00
    Adult - 2pm $69.00
    Child $30.00

    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

    • Cruise duration: 1 hour 45 minutes - 2 hours

    Child Friendly

    • This experience welcomes families with children.

    Notes

    • Car parking in Milford Sound costs $10 per hour and there are a limited number of free car parks plus a complimentary shuttle service available in the Park & Ride area just outside of Milford Sound in Deepwater Basin. If you choose to self-drive, we recommend arriving into Milford Sound at least one hour prior to your scheduled cruise departure to allow sufficient time to find a car park and make your way to the Milford Sound Cruise Terminal. For further information about car parking, please visit milfordsoundtourism.nz
    • Please note:

      Child age is to 0-14 years.

      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 December 13 to December 19

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Fri 13 Dec
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    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 10.30am$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 10.30am$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 10.30am$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 10.30am$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 10.30am$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 1pm$89.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 1pm$89.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 1pm$89.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 1pm$89.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 1pm$89.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 1pm$89.00
    • Child$30.00

    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 3.15pm$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 3.15pm$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 3.15pm$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 3.15pm$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 3.15pm$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult - 3.15pm$60.00
    • Child$30.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Kathryn from Australia wrote on 06 July 2019

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    Perfect day at Milford Sound

    We had perfect sunny weather for our Nature Cruise and the scenery was spectacular!! We saw a few seals and enjoyed the spray from the waterfall! A great day out - highly recommend!

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    Searra from Australia wrote on 14 June 2019

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    Breath taking

    If weather is clear it will take your breath away. We were lucky enough to experience this cruise during clear & calm weather. Choose your timing wisely because cloud cover or wind will totally change this experience. That said, the drive to the bay was well worth the entire trip alone. The mountains and landscape is beautiful!

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    Lauren from South Africa wrote on 27 May 2019

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    Breathtakingly beautiful!

    My husband and I absolutely LOVED this experience! 😁 It was a wonderful day out at Milford Sound and this boat cruise was well worth it! The onboard crew were outstanding, helpful and informative and we got to truly experience Milford Sound at its finest! Definitely worth doing! ❤️

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    Pedro from Portugal wrote on 07 March 2019

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    Awesome experience

    The weather wasn't perfect but it's a awesome experience. The staff was very friendly. Coffee and tea was nice for warming up.

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    Edith Toth from Australia wrote on 02 March 2019

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    Milford Sound boat trip

    The best place on Earth

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