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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1137
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US$46.19*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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US$77.48*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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US$46.19*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch
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Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.
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  • Average4%
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Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of room on my cruise, the lunch was good and you can buy extras if wanted. The bus up was long but worth the sights and stops, a lot of beautiful scenery! BUT, if you have the money FLY back ,otherwise the loooong bus...More

Thank pkmcallen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 3hr cruise which takes you along the fjiord and out to the Tasman. Absolutely amazing views of the mountains surrounding the area. We also saw a pod of bottle nose dolphins. The crew and guides were very friendly and informative, and really...More

Thank Min90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on a sightseeing cruise and absolutely loved. The scenery was stunning and southern discoveries were excellent. The boat had good viewing options and was comfortable. Throughly recommend it

Thank Praxmeyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a magnificent place to visit with outstanding scenery. We went by bus - it is a very long trip. We left Queenstown at 7 am and got to Milford sound at about 1pm and got straight on the boat. We had perfect weather...More

Thank ddelaney633
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well mother nature does it again, we have no words.... The tour was for 12 hours, organised by the fantastic Eric at the Southern Discoveries booking office. $140 each got us a coach out to Milford Sound from Queenstown, a 2 hour cruise with buffet...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, I want to thank our coach driver who patiently made our trip possible and enjoyable. Actually, I expected to see dolphins and heaps of seals in the lake, however, still amazed by the fairyland like sceneries of the place. Definitely I wanna...More

Thank Nathaniel0603
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to do this tour even though we have a camper van but due to some rough weather we decided not to chance driving the winding path to Milford from Qtown. The opportunity to sit back and relax as our wonderful driver and guide...More

Thank Kirsten O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this trip from Te Anau with our driver Greg - a knowledgable local that gave us great info during the drive to Milford Sound. Our boat trip was the smaller boat nature cruise. 3 great staff who looked after us well. We were...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

An early start on the Coach-Cruise but well worth it! Our driver Oz was so great - really funny but also really informative. He knew everything there was to know about every point of interest during our 5 hour bus ride to Milford. The coach...More

Thank Georgia T
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Overall our time in Milford Sound was a bit lacklustre. It was a bixarre experience having 5 coaches and several minibuses of people arrive at the same time for the same boat. The cruise itself was 90 minutes including a buffet lunch which was bland...More

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Susannemsmith
What are the departure times, and how many people can go on one boat?
23 February 2017|
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Response from SouthernDisc | Property representative |
Hi Susanne, thank you for your enquiry with Southern Discoveries. We have three different boats in Milford Sound all with different capacity,our largest boat can take up to 300 peope and the capacity on our smallest boat is... More
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martinims
Hi C B, Do you mind if I ask which cruise you took, the scenic or the nature, and what time of the day you went. Seems like you saw a lot of wildlife and hope to do the same. Thanks Mark
29 March 2015|
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Response from franny59 | Reviewed this property |
Ps Isn,tt trip adviser great if you have a smart phone you must buy an app called Rankers camping nz 10 quid use off line so no roaming costs it acts as a sat nav!!! Following your phone or I pad excellent. Really!! One... More
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