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Milford Sound Cruises

Encounter Nature Cruise

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Milford Sound’s longest cruise; top choice for nature lovers
Small vessel, big on friendly personalised service
Don’t miss a thing; outdoor decks and comfy cabins
Milford Sound’s longest cruise; top choice for nature lovers
Small vessel, big on friendly personalised service
Don’t miss a thing; outdoor decks and comfy cabins
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  • About
  • Map
  • Lunch
No other Milford Sound experience takes you further. Explore the natural world of the fiord and get closer to one of the most dramatic places on earth.

About

No other Milford Sound experience takes you further. Explore the natural world of the fiord and get closer to one of the most dramatic places on earth.

  • Up to 3 hr cruise duration
  • A longer, in-depth Milford Sound experience
  • Get closer for the chance to see seals, dolphins or even a rare Fiordland Crested Penguin
  • Onboard nature guide with plenty of time to answer questions and spot passing wildlife 
  • Outdoor decks and comfortable indoor lounge decks, perfect for Milford Sound in any weather
  • Getting you so close to waterfalls you’ll need a raincoat
  • Includes FREE tea and coffee 
  • Licenced bar on board
  • Fresh picnic lunch included
  • Includes a visit to the exclusive underwater observatory
Up to 3hrs
Get within touching distance of Milford's towering cliffs
Catch a glimpse of Milford's amazing wildlife
Taste pure glacial water straight from Fairy Falls
Get up close and personal with Stirling Falls
Visit Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
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Get within touching distance of Milford's towering cliffs
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Catch a glimpse of Milford's amazing wildlife
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Taste pure glacial water straight from Fairy Falls
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Get up close and personal with Stirling Falls
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Visit Milford Sound Underwater Observatory

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Encounter Nature Cruise Lunch menu

Lunch

Lunch Options

Welcome aboard, and get ready to dine in style! Encounter Nature Cruise lunch options are listed to the right.

  • Freshly prepared picnic lunch is available to purchase on all Milford Sound cruises
  • A selection of snacks are available to purchase onboard all vessels
  • A fully licensed bar is available on all vessels, except the Lady Stirling
  • Free tea and coffee is available on all cruises
  • All meat is certified halal
  • The 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 and vegan alternatives are available – please indicate your preferences when you are booking online
  • If you have specific dietary requirements or special group requests, please call to discuss with the reservations team
  • Passengers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol onboard our vessels
  • We only accept credit card or cash payments, we can not accept eftpos or debit cards
Picnic Lunch
Picnic Lunch

Freshly prepared daily, the picnic lunch includes:

  • Wrap with selected meat and salad for standard option
  • Cheese and crackers (vegan option: soup)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Crisps
  • Cookie
  • Small chocolate bar

Picnic lunch options; regular, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. When you book online please select your preference.

Transport

Self-Drive

By campervan or car, enjoy the spectacular drive to Milford Sound on the Milford road. Take your time and enjoy the photo stops and short walks on your way to join Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise.

Self-Drive

By campervan or car, enjoy the spectacular drive to Milford Sound on the Milford road. Take your time and enjoy the photo stops and short walks on your way to join Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise.

Self-Drive

By campervan or car, enjoy the spectacular drive to Milford Sound on the Milford road. Take your time and enjoy the photo stops and short walks on your way to join Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise.