Duration Duration: 3 hours

Why choose Discover More?
Our three hour Discover More cruise is the longest and most personal in Milford Sound. On this three hour cruise, you won’t just see Milford Sound, you’ll experience it!

Cruise on our small boat while our onboard nature guide chats with you and answers questions. Drink glacial water, touch natural artefacts and get under massive waterfalls. The adventure continues at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory where you can experience the amazing world beneath the surface. Descend 64 steps (10 metres) underwater into a large viewing area where windows open your eyes to this underwater haven. Unlike an aquarium, the fish are free to come and go; it’s the people who are contained.

  • Cruise on the original, locally owned and operated Milford Sound Cruise
  • The only cruise that includes a visit to New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory
  • See rare black coral growing in its natural habitat and meet colourful sea creatures
  • Learn about the story of Milford Sound and our conservation efforts with entertaining videos and easy to read information panels
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board the cruise

It’s everything you imagined and more!

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Summer
Winter

Summer

1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020*

Departs FromCheck-in
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DepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline Special 
Milford Sound8.45am9.00amScenic Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Cooked Breakfast11.30am$75$50
Milford Sound9.15am9.30amEncounter Nature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch12.15pm$115$50
Milford Sound10.15am10.30amNature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch1.00pm$95$50
Milford Sound11.15am11.30amScenic Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch *1.30pm$109$50
Milford Sound12.00pm12.15pmEncounter Nature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch3.15pm$119$50
Milford Sound12.45pm1.00pmNature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch *4.00pm$129$50
Milford Sound1.15pm1.30pmScenic Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch *4.00pm$125$50
Milford Sound2.00pm2.15pmNature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch4.45pm$125$50
Milford Sound2.30pm2.45pmEncounter Nature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch5.00pm$115$50
Milford Sound3.00pm3.15pmNature Cruise +
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch5.30pm$95$50
Queenstown7.45am8.00amCoach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch9.15pm$265$140
Queenstown7.45am8.00amCoach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory

with returm flight
Picnic Lunch5.45pm$685from $400
Queenstown7.45am8.00amCoach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory

with returm heli
Picnic Lunch5.45pm$1100from $725
Te Anau8.15am8.30amSmall Coach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory**
5.00pm$145$75
Te Anau10.45am11.00amCoach, Cruise &
Underwater Observatory
Picnic Lunch7.00pm$245$130

*Due to recent weather events and Milford road repairs we are operating daily special Milford Sound Coach & Cruise day trips departing from Queenstown and Te Anau. Underwater Observatory, Kayaking and Milford Sound Cruise only experiences will not be operating due to road access until further notice.

Winter

1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline
Special
 
Milford Sound9.45am10.00amDiscover More CruisePicnic Lunch
+ Underwater Observatory
1.00pm$99$30Kids Go
FREE
Milford Sound1.15pm1.30pmDiscover More CruisePicnic Lunch
+ Underwater Observatory
4.30pm$99$30Kids Go
FREE
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Discover MorePicnic Lunch
+ Underwater Observatory
9.30pm$199$75
Queenstown8.45am9.00amFly/Discover More/FlyPicnic Lunch
+ Underwater Observatory
2.00pm$565$340Kids Go
FREE
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Discover MorePicnic Lunch
+ Underwater Observatory
6.30pm $179$55

Compare Our Milford Sound Cruises

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 (included)

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

  • Sandwich
  • Cheese and crackers (soup for Vegan option)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar
  • A fully licensed bar is available on all vessels except the Lady Stirling
  • Passengers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board our vessels
  • A selection of snacks are available to purchase on board all vessels except the Lady Stirling
  • We only accept credit card or cash payments, we can not acccept eftpos or debit cards
  • Vegetarian alternatives to all of our food options are available – please select them when pre-ordering
  • If you have specific dietary requirements or special group requests please discuss with the reservations team and we will get our chef to provide you a menu and prices
  • Picnic Lunch only included on adult and child fares (4 – 14 years of age inclusive). Infants 0 – 3 years do not receive a Picnic Lunch
  • Please note that the ingredients and contents of each meal are only a guide and these may be subject to change
  • Adult and child price is the same
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is provided on all cruises

What to Bring

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What to bring for cruises

Due to the changeable nature of the weather in Milford, 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.