Duration Duration: 1hr 30mins or 1hr 45mins

Discover the natural wonders of Milford Sound in your own language aboard our spacious, modern catamaran. With 360º views, the open air viewing decks are the perfect spot for a selfie or relax and savour the views with a delicious buffet meal in the all-weather comfort of the observation lounge.

Why choose a Scenic Cruise?

  • See all of Milford Sound from our largest and most spacious and stable catamaran
  • Commentary available in English, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese*
  • Relax in the indoor lounges, featuring full-height viewing windows and comfortable seating
  • Three levels of outdoor viewing decks offer panoramic views of Milford Sound
  • Join us in the open wheelhouse and have your photo taken with the skipper
  • Enjoy freshly prepared international buffet lunch or breakfast, plus a licensed bar on board
  • FREE tea and coffee

*Mandarin, Korean and Japanese commentary on select departures only. Please request at time of booking.

Underwater Observatory upgrade:

**Visiting the Underwater Observatory adds up to an additional 1 hour to your cruise duration.

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1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020

Departs FromCheck-in
DepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildOnline Specials 
Milford Sound8.45am9.00amScenic Cruise10.45am$55$30
Milford Sound8.45am9.00amScenic Cruise includes Cooked Breakfast10.45am$70$45
Milford Sound11.15am11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$89$30SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.15pm1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$105$30SAVE 10%
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise7.45pm$215$125
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise*7.45pm$235$125
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flight*4.30pm$619from $360
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heli*4.30pm$1070from $710
Queenstown8.00amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly12.00pm$535from $360
Queenstown8.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli 11.45am$1105from $775
Queenstown10.00amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly2.00pm$550from $375
Queenstown10.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli1.45pm$1105from $775
Queenstown12.00pmFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly4.15pm$550from $375
Queenstown12.00pmHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli3.45pm$1105from $775
Te Anau9.30am10.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise5.15pm$205$115
Te Anau9.30am10.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise*5.15pm$215$115

*Includes international buffet lunch.


1 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild Online Special 
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$69$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$79$25SAVE 10%
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational buffet Lunch7.45pm$189$89
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flightInternational buffet Lunch4.30pm$609$359
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heliInternational buffet Lunch4.30pm$979$649
Queenstown10.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli12.00pm$1050$735
Queenstown10.30amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly2.00pm$505$325
Queenstown10.30amFly/Scenic Cruise + Kayak/FlyPicnic Lunch4.30pm$725$450
Queenstown12.00pmFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly4.30pm$525$325
Queenstown12.00pmHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli2.00pm$1050$735

Te Anau10.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational buffet Lunch5.15pm$169$89

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Cruise Map

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Travel Options

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By Coach:

Let Southern Discoveries take you to Milford Sound while you sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and informative commentary. Departing everyday from Queenstown and Te Anau all Coach & Cruise day trips will connect you seamlessly with your Milford Sound Cruise. Find out more…

Check out more Milford Sound travel options including Scenic Flights.
View the Road to Milford Sound Map for the must-see stops along the way.

Food Options

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Picnic Lunch

Picnic Lunch

Choose between a Regular, Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free picnic option.


  • Sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
Japanese Obento

Japanese Obento Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch

Thali Indian Lunch

All Thali Lunches are automatically served as vegetarian. If passengers request non-vegetarian, we serve a chicken dish.


International Buffet Lunch

Our international buffet lunch offers a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes using the freshest of ingredients.

Available for purchase daily on 11.30am and 1.30pm departures.

What to Bring

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What to bring for cruises

Due to the changeable nature of weather in Milford Sound, it’s a good idea to bring a warm, waterproof jacket and wear comfortable, non-slip shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen and plenty of memory card space on your camera.