Experience Milford Sound with a choice of cruise and kayak options to suit your schedule. Enjoy the unique wildlife, towering waterfalls and majesty of Mitre Peak on a Milford Sound Cruise.

Southern Discoveries have a Milford Sound cruise to suit everyone. Choose from a Scenic Cruise, Nature Cruise, Encounter Nature Cruise, Cruise and Kayak or the Discover More Package –  the longest cruise experience in Milford Sound which includes the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory.

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

Timetable

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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 Sound9.00amDiscover More Scenic Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
includes Cooked Breakfast
11.30am$61$40
Milford Sound9.30amEncounter Nature Cruise11.30am$84$25
Milford Sound9.30amDiscover MoreEncounter Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
12.15pm$99$40
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise12.15pm$65$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound10.30amDiscover MoreNature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
1.00pm$80$40
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise1.00pm$79$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound11.30amDiscover MoreScenic Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch*
1.30pm$94$40
Milford Sound12.15pmEncounter Nature Cruise2.30pm$84$25
Milford Sound12.15pmDiscover MoreEncounter Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
3.15pm$99$40
Milford Sound1.00pmNature Cruise3.00pm$95$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.00pmDiscover More Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch*
4.00pm$110$40
Milford Sound1.30pmScenic Cruise3.15pm$99$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound1.30pmDiscover MoreScenic Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch*
4.00pm$114$40
Milford Sound2.45pmEncounter Nature Cruise5.00pm$79$25
Milford Sound2.45pmDiscover MoreEncounter Nature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
5.30pm$94$40
Milford Sound3.15pmNature Cruise 5.00pm$65$25SAVE 10%
Milford Sound3.15pmDiscover MoreNature Cruise
+Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
5.30pm$80$40

*Upgrade to an International or Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch for only $20 per adult/$10 per child.

 

Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak

1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Milford Sound8.00amKayak (no cruise)10.45am$99$69
Milford Sound9.00amCruise & KayakScenic Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Cooked Breakfast
1.00pm$179$129
Milford Sound9.30amCruise & KayakEncounter Nature Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
1.30pm$199$129
Milford Sound10.30amCruise & KayakNature Cruise+ Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
2.30pm$199$129
Milford Sound11.30amCruise & KayakScenic Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch*
3.15pm$199$129
Milford Sound12.15pmCruise & KayakEncounter Nature Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
4.45pm$199$129
Milford Sound1.00pmCruise & KayakNature Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch*
5.30pm$199$129
Milford Sound1.30pmCruise & KayakScenic Cruise + Kayak
+ Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch*
5.30pm$199$129
Queenstown7.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak**Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
9.15pm$289$189
Queenstown7.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak, Fly**Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
$709$449
Queenstown7.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak, Heli**Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
$1079$739
Queenstown8.00amFly, Cruise & Kayak, FlyUnderwater Observatory
& Cooked Breakfast
2.00pm$725$450
Te Anau8.30amSmall Coach, Cruise & Kayak***Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
7.00pm$239$179
Te Anau10.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak**Underwater Observatory
+ Picnic Lunch
6.45pm$269$179

*Upgrade to an International or Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch for only $20 per adult/$10 per child.
**Available 15 November 2018 – 30 April 2019.
***Available 1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019.

 

 

Milford Sound Coach & Cruise – depart Queenstown

1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChild 
Queenstown7.00amCoach & Nature Cruise*Queenstown 7.30pm$199$99
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, Cruise + Kayak**Queenstown 9.15pm$289$189
Queenstown7.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak + return flight**Queenstown 5.15pm$709$449
Queenstown7.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak + return heli**Queenstown 5.15pm$1079$739
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise*Queenstown 7.45pm$199$99
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return flight*Queenstown 4.30pm$599$349
Queenstown7.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise with return heli*Queenstown 4.30pm$969$639
Queenstown8.15amCoach & Discover More Cruise**Queenstown 9.15pm$189$99
Queenstown8.15amCoach & Discover More Cruise with return flight**Queenstown 5.45pm$609$359
Queenstown8.15amCoach & Discover More Cruise with return heli**Queenstown 5.45pm$979$649

*Includes Buffet Lunch.
**Available from 15 November 2018 – 30 April 2019.

 

Milford Sound Coach & Cruise –  depart Te Anau 

1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionReturnsAdultChild 
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$179$89
Te Anau10.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak***Te Anau 7.45pm$269$179
Te Anau10.15amCoach & Scenic Cruise**Te Anau 5.15pm$179$89
Te Anau11.15amCoach & Discover More Cruise***Te Anau 7.15pm$169$89

*Available from 1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019.
**Includes Buffet Lunch.
***Available from 15 November 2018 – 30 April 2019.

 

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 $54$25SAVE $15
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 & KayakUnderwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
2.30pm$169$99
Milford Sound10.30amNature Cruise & KayakUnderwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
3.15pm$169$99
Milford Sound11.30amScenic Cruise & KayakUnderwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
3.15pm$169$99
Milford Sound12.30pmNature Cruise & KayakUnderwater 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 – departs Queenstown and Te Anau

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
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 – departs Te Anau

1 May 2018 – 30 September 2018

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

* Save $20 on adult rate only until 30th September 2018.