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?

  • Commentary available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese*
  • Join us on Milford Sound’s largest and most stable catamaran
  • A faster cruise with all the highlights and plenty of photo opportunities
  • Relax in our newly refurbished indoor lounges, featuring full-height viewing windows
  • Three levels of outdoor viewing decks offer panoramic views of Milford Sound
  • Enjoy freshly prepared international buffet lunch or breakfast, plus a licensed bar on board
  • FREE tea and coffee

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

Underwater Observatory upgrade
Add on the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory to your cruise when booking for only $25 per adult and $15 per child, or check out our package options including lunch here. Visiting the Underwater observatory will add up to one hour to your cruise duration.

 

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Summer

1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020

Departs FromCheck-in
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DepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildOnline Specials 
Milford Sound8.45am9.00amScenic Cruise10.45am$55$30
Milford Sound8.45am9.00amScenic Cruise includes Cooked Breakfast10.45am$70$45FREE BREAKFAST*
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 $190$125SAVE $25
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise**7.45pm$235 $210$125SAVE $25
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise**
with return flight
4.30pm$619from $360
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise**
with return heli
4.30pm$1070from $710
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
VIP upgrade***
7.45pm$275$175
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
VIP upgrade***
with return flight
7.45pm$695from $435
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise
VIP upgrade***
with return heli
7.45pm$1110from $760
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 Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise5.15pm$195 $170$115SAVE $25
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Scenic Cruise**5.15pm$215 $190$115SAVE $25

*Free Breakfast Online Special: Book at least 7 days prior to travel to redeem our 9am Scenic Cruise & free breakfast offer. Only $55 per adult and $30 per child. Offer available from 5 Nov - 22 Dec 2019 inclusive.
**Includes international buffet lunch.
***VIP upgrade: Exclusive lounge & viewing deck access, International Buffet lunch, complimentary drink of choice, Kiwi bird soft toy for children, waterproof touch phone cover.

Winter

1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild Online Special 
Milford Sound11.15am11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$69$30SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.15pm1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$85$30SAVE 10%
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise7.45pm$175$89
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational buffet Lunch7.45pm$195$99
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flightInternational buffet Lunch4.30pm$619$360
Queenstown7.00am7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heliInternational buffet Lunch4.30pm$1010$674
Queenstown10.00amHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli12.00pm$1105$775
Queenstown10.00amFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly2.00pm$550$375
Queenstown12.00pmFly/Scenic Cruise/Fly4.30pm$550$375
Queenstown12.00pmHeli/Scenic Cruise/Heli2.00pm$1105$775

Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise5.15pm$155$79
Te Anau10.00am10.15amCoach & Scenic CruiseInternational buffet Lunch5.15pm$175$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 every day 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 that connect seamlessly with our Milford Sound Cruises. 

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.
Includes:

  • 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.

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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.

  • All meat is certified halal
  • Menu may vary at times due to seasonal supply
  • Please note that the ingredients and contents of each meal are only a guide and these may be subject to change
  • Vegetarian alternatives to all of our food options are available – please request 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
  • Child age: 5-14 years inclusive, 4 years and under free of charge
  • 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 all vessels except the Lady Stirling
  • We only accept credit card or cash payments, we can not acccept eftpos or debit cards
  • 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 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.