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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise


Take in the majestic beauty of Milford Sound in style on board our stylish, purpose built catamaran...


  • Enjoy cruising along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea
  • Discover abundant wildlife and natural history with informative commentary
  • Stop at breathtaking waterfalls and points of interest on the way

Enjoy Milford Sound from the spacious viewing decks on one of Southern Discoveries three modern catamarans - purpose built for the most comfortable cruise experience on Milford Sound.

Take in the grandeur with panoramic views from the top deck, or lounge in comfort in the large covered seating areas below.

Taking you the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea enjoy informative commentary on the abundant wildlife and natural history, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest on the way.

Complimentary tea and coffee is provided and you can pre-order a delicious freshly prepared Picnic Lunch.

Adult - 1:30pm $85.00
Child $30.00
Adult - 10:30am $65.00

What's included

  • Scenic cruise of Milford Sound
  • Complimentary tea and coffee


  • Cruise duration 1.5 hours - 1 hour 45 minutes

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • 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

    Translation sheets provided in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, German, Spanish and French.

    Product extras available to book upon reaching checkout:

  • Lunch Option: Picnic Lunch $25 Adult/Child
  • *** $20 Special Seats are Strictly Non-refundable ***

    Please note:

    Child age is to 0-14 years.

    Not valid in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts

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

    Maximum two children per adult

    The 9am breakfast includes hot cooked breakfast.

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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Ram from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2020


Indescribable. When we started the cruise it was misty and then the clouds started disappearing. The cruise goes between mountains and you can see so many waterfalls on the way through. Highly recommend this.

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Manimaaran Achchuthan from Australia wrote on 24 December 2019

Fantastic Experience

My family was so happy and enjoyed lot. The guide was giving good explanations. i.e very good narration. So exited when we were near Stirling falls (spray on our face).

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Cameron Macdonald from Australia wrote on 14 December 2019

One Yank Down Under

My wife is American and she was so impressed with the entire experience. Loved being able to have all the family there and could not get over how beautiful the wilderness, waterfalls and scenery was. Reminded her of some of the wilderness around the Rockies. Minus a star as there was limited allowances for children (although the children loved the experience too!). Add in a kids menu and hot chocolate for the urchins :o) My father loved the scenery but grumbled about 'class segregation' and 'Apartheid' due to separated seating on board.

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marina morata from Spain wrote on 14 November 2019

Would not repeat with them

Don't go with this company if you are not travelling with a tour operator. They book table and seats just for big operator and that's mean no windows free for you. And beside that , the boat is to big to go near the cascades and I would have preferred going with a smaller one if I would have known it.

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Ma. Rizza Blesilda Tagle from Philippines wrote on 12 November 2019

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

The cruise itself is an experience on its own considering the scenery that one will see throughout the cruise. I think the problem that would most likely be encountered by travelers is choosing the type of cruise. It's a bit of confusing and does not really offer enough information to allow the travelers to choose wisely. For example, in our cruise, apparently there is a lunch buffet option, however, when we were booking it, only the picnic lunch option appeared.

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