MILFORD SOUND CRUISES

Southern Discoveries has a Milford Sound cruise to suit everyone. Choose from a Scenic Cruise, Nature Cruise or Encounter Nature Cruise, then choose to upgrade to a Cruise & Kayak or a Cruise & Underwater Observatory experience to double your adventure!

Cruise & Kayak is the longest cruise experience in Milford Sound and includes your choice of cruise, up to one hour of guided kayaking, a visit to our amazing underwater observatory and a picnic lunch.

Cruise & Underwater Observatory is our signature cruise experience and includes your choice of cruise, a visit to our exclusively-operated underwater observatory and a picnic lunch.

Our cruise comparison table below outlines the unique aspects of each of our three cruises, helping you to pick which one is best for you! We also have a range of Coach & Cruise options, which include guided transport to Milford Sound from Queenstown or Te Anau.

Vessel
Duration
Average Cruise Capacity
Lunch Options Available
Commentary
Transport
Upgrades and Add-ons Available
Extras
Unique Features
Who is this cruise suited to?
ENCOUNTER NATURE CRUISE
Monohull - Lady Bowen
2hrs – 2hrs 15mins
75 passengers
Picnic lunch available on all cruise times
Provided by a nature guide in English only
Self-drive only
Visit to the Underwater Observatory. Kayaking in Harrison Cove (includes a visit to the Underwater Observatory)
Free tea and coffee
Licenced cafe and bar on board
Milford Sound’s longest cruise.
Smaller vessel with fewer passengers
Independent travellers only.
Not suitable for tour groups
FROM
$95
Vessel
Duration
Average Cruise Capacity
Lunch Options Available
Commentary
Transport
Upgrades and Add-ons Available
Extras
Unique Features
Who is this cruise suited to?
Nature Cruise
Catamaran - Spirit of Milford
1hr 45mins – 2hrs
150 passengers
Picnic lunch available on all cruise times. Kiwi-style buffet, thali Indian or Japanese obento available on selected cruise times
Provided by a nature guide in English only
Coach and flight connections available from Queenstown.
Coach connections available from Te Anau
Visit to the Underwater Observatory.
Kayaking in Harrison Cove (includes a visit to the Underwater Observatory)
Free tea and coffee
Licenced cafe and bar on board
Large purpose-built viewing decks and windows. Newly refurbished, fully catered, mid-size vessel
Independent travellers and tour groups
FROM
$75
Vessel
Duration
Average Cruise Capacity
Lunch Options Available
Commentary
Transport
Upgrades and Add-ons Available
Extras
Unique Features
Who is this cruise suited to?
Scenic Cruise
Catamaran - Pride of Milford
1hr 30mins – 1hr 45mins
250 passengers
Picnic lunch available on all cruise times. International buffet, thali Indian or Japanese obento available on selected cruise times
Provided by the skipper in English with Chinese, Japanese and Korean commentary available on selected cruises
Coach and flight connections available from Queenstown.
Coach connections available from Te Anau
Visit to the Underwater Observatory.
Kayaking in Harrison Cove (includes a visit to the Underwater Observatory)
Free tea and coffee
Licenced cafe and bar on board
Shortest cruise duration. largest and most stable vessel in Milford Sound
Independent travellers and tour groups
FROM
$55

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DISCOVER MORE CRUISE

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChildOnline
Special
 
Milford Sound9.45am10.00amDiscover More CruisePicnic Lunch
+ Underwater Observatory
1.00pm$99$30*Kids Go
FREE
Milford Sound1.00pm1.15pmDiscover More CruisePicnic Lunch
+ Underwater Observatory
4.30pm$99$30*Kids Go
FREE

NATURE CRUISE

Departs FromCheck in closesDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChildIncludesOnline Special 
Milford Sound9.45am10.00amNature Cruise12.00pm$79$30SAVE 20%
Milford Sound12.45pm1.00pmNature Cruise3.30pm$79$30SAVE 20%
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise7.30pm$185
$155
$89
$55
*SAVE $30
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise7.30pm$205
$170
$99
$65
Picnic Lunch*SAVE $35
Queenstown6.45am7.00amCoach & Cruise with return flight4.15pm$619$335Picnic lunch
Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Cruise5.00pm$165
$114
$79
$35
*SAVE $51

Te Anau9.45am10.00amCoach & Cruise5.00pm$185
$129
$89
$45
Picnic lunch*SAVE $56

*PLEASE NOTE: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise specials are only valid during July school holidays, 4 – 19 July