Experience the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on a Milford Sound Cruise. Southern Discoveries have a cruise for everyone with your choice of Milford Sound Scenic, Nature, Encounter Nature and Discover More cruise options. Discover More is the longest cruise in Milford Sound and includes Kayaking and the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory.

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Summer
Winter

Summer

Milford Sound Cruises

1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline Special 
Milford Sound9.00amScenic Cruise10.45am$46$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound9.00amScenic CruiseCooked Breakfast10.45am$56$30SAVE 10%
Milford Sound9.30amEncounter Nature Cruise11.30am$89$25
Milford Sound9.30amDiscover MoreEncounter Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
12.15pm$109$40
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$65$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound10.30amDiscover MoreNature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
1.00pm$85$40
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$79$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound11.30amDiscover MoreScenic Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
1.30pm$99$40
Milford Sound11.40amDiscover MoreNature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
2.30pm$99$40
Milford Sound12.15pmEncounter Nature Cruise2.30pm$89$25
Milford Sound12.15pmDiscover MoreEncounter Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
3.15pm$109$40
Milford Sound1.00pmNature Cruise3.00pm$95$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.00pmDiscover More Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
4.00pm$99$40
Milford Sound1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$99$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.30pmDiscover MoreScenic Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
4.00pm$109$40SAVE 10%
Milford Sound2.15pmDiscover MoreNature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
4.45pm$99$40
Milford Sound2.45pmEncounter Nature Cruise5.00pm$79$25
Milford Sound2.45pmDiscover MoreEncounter Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
5.30pm$89$40
Milford Sound3.15pmNature Cruise 5.00pm$65$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound3.15pmDiscover MoreNature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
5.30pm$85$40

 

Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak

1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsDurationAdultChild 
Milford Sound8.00amKayak (no cruise)10.45am2hrs 45mins$99$69
Milford Sound9.00amCruise & KayakScenic Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Cooked Breakfast
1.00pm4hrs $179$129
Milford Sound9.30amCruise & KayakEncounter Nature Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
1.30pm4hrs $199$129
Milford Sound10.30amCruise & KayakNature Cruise+ Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
2.30pm4hrs $199$129
Milford Sound11.30amCruise & KayakScenic Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
3.15pm3hrs 45mins$199$129
Milford Sound11.40amCruise & KayakNature Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
4.00pm4hrs 20mins$199$129
Milford Sound12.15pmCruise & KayakEncounter Nature Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
4.45pm4hrs 30mins$199$129
Milford Sound1.00pmCruise & KayakNature Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
5.30pm4hrs 30mins$199$129
Milford Sound1.30pmCruise & KayakScenic Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
5.30pm4hrs$199$129
Queenstown7.00am*Coach/Nature Cruise & Kayak/CoachUnderwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
9.15pm14hrs 15mins$289$189
Queenstown8.00amFly/Scenic Cruise & Kayak/FlyUnderwater Observatory
& Cooked Breakfast
2.00pm6hrs$725$450
Te Anau8.30am*Small Coach & Cruise & KayakUnderwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
7.00pm10hrs 30mins$239$179
Te Anau10.00am*Coach/Nature Cruise & Kayak/CoachUnderwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
6.45pm8hrs 45mins$269$179

*Milford Sound Coach, Cruise & Kayak service operates 15 November 2018 – 30 April 2019.

 

Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChild 
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise*Queenstown 7.30pm$179$89
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return flight*Queenstown 4.15pm$599$349
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heli*Queenstown 4.15pm$969$639
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise with return heli to GlenorchyQueenstown 5.15pm$849$554
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise + Kayak**Queenstown 9.15pm$289$189
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Cruise + Kayak and return flight**Queenstown 5.15pm$709$449
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Cruise + Kayak and return heli **Queenstown 5.15pm$709$449
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise *Queenstown 7.45pm$179$89
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flight*Queenstown 4.30pm$599$349
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heli *Queenstown 4.30pm$969$639
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise 
with return heli to Glenorchy
Queenstown 5.15pm$849$554
Queenstown8.15amCoach & Discover More Cruise**Queenstown 9.15pm$189$99
Queenstown8.15amCoach & Discover More Cruise with return flight**$609$359
Te Anau8.30amSmall Coach & Discover More CruiseTe Anau 5.00pm$149$79
Te Anau8.30amSmall Coach & Cruise + Kayak**Te Anau 7.00pm$239$169
Te Anau10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise*Te Anau 5.00pm$159$79
Te Anau10.00amCoach & Nature Cruise + Kayak**Te Anau 7.45pm$269$179
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise*Te Anau 5.15pm$159$79
Te Anau11.15amCoach & Discover More Cruise**Te Anau 7.15pm$169$89

 

Go Milford – Day Trip that departs from Te Anau only

1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Te Anau8.30amSmall Coach & Discover MoreUnderwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
5.00pm$149$79
Te Anau8.30am*Small Coach & Cruise & KayakUnderwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
7.00pm$239$169

 

Winter

Milford Sound Cruises

1 May 2018 – 30 September 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline Special 
Milford Sound9.45amEncounter Nature Cruise12.00pm$69$25
Milford Sound9.45amDiscover More*Encounter Nature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
1.00pm$84$40
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$59$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound10.30amDiscover More* Nature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
1.00pm$74$40
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$69$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound11.30amDiscover More*Scenic Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
2.30pm$84$40
Milford Sound12.30pmNature Cruise2.30pm$74$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound12.30pmDiscover More* Nature Cruise + Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
3.15pm$89$40
Milford Sound1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$69$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound2.45pmNature Cruise4.30pm$69 $49$25SAVE $20

*Discover More package is not available from 4 June – 8 July due to the closure of the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory for winter maintenance. We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak

1 May 2018 – 30 September 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Milford Sound9.45amEncounter Nature Cruise & Kayak*Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
2.30pm$169$99
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise & Kayak*Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
3.15pm$169$99
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise & Kayak*Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
3.15pm$169$99
Milford Sound12.30pmNature Cruise & Kayak*Underwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
4.30pm$169$99

*Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak experience is not available from 4 June – 8 July due to the closure of the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory for winter maintenance. We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Milford Sound Coach & Cruise

1 May 2018 – 30 September 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChild 
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise*7.45pm$169$89
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch7.45pm$189$99
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return flight + Buffet Lunch4.30pm$588$354
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Cruise* with return heli + Buffet Lunch4.30pm$939$624
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heli to Glenorchy5.15pm$849$554
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise*5.15pm$149$79
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Cruise* + Buffet Lunch5.15pm$169$89

* Winter Coach and Cruise departures from 1 May – 30 Sept 2018 include Milford Sound Scenic Cruise with specialist Nature Guide commentary.

 

Go Milford – Day trip that departs from Te Anau only

1 May 2018 – 30 September 2018

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline Special 
Te Anau9.00amSmall Coach & Discover MoreUnderwater Observatory *
& Picnic Lunch
5.30pm$139 $119*$69Save $20*

*Please note that the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory will be closed from 4 June – 8 July 2018 for winter maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience. Southern Discoveries are offering a $20 saving when you book Go Milford online between these dates.

 

Duration
Coach Options
Vessel
Nature Guide
Complimentary Tea/Coffee
Meal Included
Commentary Provided
Open Wheelhouse
Cruise Highlights
ENCOUNTER NATURE CRUISE
2hrs 15mins
Monohull
Nature Guide
  • Small boat with fewer passengers for an intimate Milford Experience
  • Taste pure glacial water from towering waterfalls
  • The ideal cruise for close-up photos of seals, dolphins or penguins
  • Large, outdoor viewing deck with covered seating
FROM
$69
Duration
Coach Options
Vessel
Nature Guide
Complimentary Tea/Coffee
Meal Included
Commentary Provided
Open Wheelhouse
Cruise Highlights
Nature Cruise
1hr 45mins - 2hrs
Coach & Cruise ex Queenstown & Te Anau. Small Coach & Cruise ex Te Anau (all year)
Catamaran
Nature Guide
  • Perfect vessel for viewing nature up close
  • Get refreshed under Stirling Falls
  • Spacious, wide open decks & large tall viewing windows
  • Large 360 degree viewing deck
  • English only commentary
FROM
$59
Duration
Coach Options
Vessel
Nature Guide
Complimentary Tea/Coffee
Meal Included
Commentary Provided
Open Wheelhouse
Cruise Highlights
Scenic Cruise
1hr 30mins - 1hr 45mins
Coach & Cruise ex Queenstown and Te Anau (All Year)
Catamaran
Multilingual commentary available
Skipper
  • Cruise the length of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea, stopping at waterfalls & points of interest along the way
  • Spacious observation lounges with tall viewing windows
  • Large 360° viewing deck
  • Multi-lingual commentary available on selected departures
  • Wheelchair accessible
FROM
$69
Duration
Coach Options
Vessel
Nature Guide
Complimentary Tea/Coffee
Meal Included
Commentary Provided
Open Wheelhouse
Cruise Highlights
Discover More Cruise
3hrs
Small Coach & Cruise ex Te Anau (All Year)
Catamaran (summer)
Monohull (winter)
Picnic Lunch
Nature Guide
  • Take the time to slow down and luxuriate in the beauty of Milford Sound
  • Visit to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory included
  • Stand under Stirling Falls - the most magnificent waterfall in Milford Sound
  • Taste pure glacial water straight from the waterfalls
FROM
$74