Duration Duration: approx 4hrs

Imagine a peaceful silence, broken only by bird calls and the sound of your paddle in the water. Experience the magic of Milford Sound up close on a guided kayaking adventure before coming face to face with the local marine life below the surface in New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory.

Why choose to Milford Sound Cruise & Kayak?

  • Enjoy an hour of easy kayaking with a small group in a tranquil, secluded cove
  • Our experienced kayak guides will get you so close to Milford Sound you can reach out and touch the water or sheer rock walls
  • Suitable for all fitness levels and no previous experience required
  • Our kayak lift lowers you into the water making it easy to get started
  • Double kayaks are available so children 5 years and older can join in with an adult
  • Includes your choice of cruise, all equipment, a visit to the Underwater Observatory and a picnic lunch
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Summer
Winter

Summer

1 October 2018 - 30 April 2019

Departs FromDepartsOptionIncludesReturnsAdultChild 
Milford Sound8.00amKayak (no cruise)One hour of kayaking
+ Underwater Observatory
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
+ Buffet Lunch
9.15pm$289$189
Queenstown7.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak, Fly**Underwater Observatory
+ Buffet Lunch
5.45pm$709$449
Queenstown7.00amCoach, Cruise & Kayak, Heli**Underwater Observatory
+ Buffet Lunch
5.45pm$1079$739
Queenstown8.00amFly, Cruise & Kayak, FlyUnderwater Observatory
& Picnic Lunch
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
+ Buffet Lunch
7.00pm$269$179

*Upgrade to an International Buffet Lunch $15 per adult/$10 per child.
**Available from 15 November 2018 - 30 April 2019.
***Available from 1 November 2018 - 30 April 2019.

Winter

1 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

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*
3.45pm$169$99
Milford Sound1.00pmNature Cruise & KayakUnderwater Observatory**
& Picnic Lunch
4.45pm$169$99

*Upgrade to International Buffet lunch only $15 adults, $10 child

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…

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

What to Bring

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What to bring for Cruise & Kayak

Due to the changeable nature of weather in Milford Sound, it’s a good idea to bring a warm jacket and wear comfortable, non-slip shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunglasses, hat, warm clothing, shorts or light trousers, drink bottle and a change of clothes. We provide all kayaking equipment.