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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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Address: Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
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Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries...

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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US$74.63*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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US$63.87*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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US$44.49*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

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Milford -A very Special Place

My wife and I did the 9 am Breakfast cruise with Southern Discoveries. We stayed in Te Anau and drove the 2 hours to Milford. The great thing about the 9am cruise is there is no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I did the 9 am Breakfast cruise with Southern Discoveries. We stayed in Te Anau and drove the 2 hours to Milford. The great thing about the 9am cruise is there is no traffic on the road,plenty of parking available, the boat is not crowded, you get to enjoy a sunrise at Milford Sound, you get a... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great way to explore Milford Sound and the trip was very pleasant and well organised. The commentary was not at a high level but adequate. The scenery and photographic opportunities were plentiful.

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Thank wildaboutaustralia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were most fortunate to have clear blue skies and a nil sea state making this a most spectacular trip. The boats used are clean, spacious, efficiently organised from ticket allocation to complementary tea and coffee, with a suitably stocked on board cafe. The skipper provides a steady informative commentary. As we were part of a longer road tour we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't miss this experience. Feeling small under the mighty fjords, such a great way to get a water level perspective and visit the incredible waterfalls and local sea lions. Bring a beanie and a rain jacket - plus a sense of adventure. Must do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this last minute through the website. The night before there was a big snow storm and we were nervous getting through the pass, and didn't have snow chains for our rental car since the storm was so late in the season, so we decided to take the tour vs. self drive. The bus picked us up right outside... More 

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Thank Heather L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's no point in coming to Milford Sound if you won't take a boat cruise. The beauty is from the water and this company does it well. We took the Discover More Cruise and The Lady Bowen and her crew were wonderful. Amazing sights of course and the narrative was well done and interesting. You also get hot beverages and... More 

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Thank Ron H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we were booked by our travel agent for the cruise but when we presented our voucher no booking was found. The girls on the Southern Discoveries desk were great,they phoned the NZ booking agent and eventually tracked down our booking which was with another company. They really went the extra mile in customer service and we were able to... More 

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I cruised Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries on the 12th of March. The SD staff were the soul of helpfulness and the breakfast served was very good indeed, particularly after a somewhat cheerless night at the Milford Sound Lodge. As for the Sound itself, Istood on deck for only a few minutes soaking in the grandeur before... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the morning 0900am cruise. It was fantastic, free breakfast and a sale price of $50. The breakfast alone was worth $25. As much toast, beans, eggs, crunchy hash browns, coffee, juice etc as you could eat. The views were amazing. Absolutely loved it. Had the whole family, 6 adults and 2 kids. Everyone enjoyed it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Te Anau so we could make the early 10:30am Southern Discovery Milford Sound with optional kayak cruise. It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. We left Te Anau at 6:45am to avoid the tour bus traffic. It was a lovely drive with very little traffic. We got to Milford Sound wharf early... More 

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