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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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Address: Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 3 441 1137
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Description: Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries...
Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

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A fantastic way to see one of the most beautiful places on earth!

We went on a Southern Discoveries Milford Sound cruise last month paired with a scenic flight from Queenstown with Air Milford. See... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went on a Southern Discoveries Milford Sound cruise last month paired with a scenic flight from Queenstown with Air Milford. See http://whereswallis.com/2015/09/02/wheres-wallis-milford-sound-south-island-new-zealand/ for a full write up with pictures! The two companies were well coordinated so that we were transferred straight from our (amazing) flight to the ferry terminal where we set off almost immediately on the cruise. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Everything we hoped for in the cruise under control of the crew (no dolphins or whale sightings). Booked through the Lodge (see other review) when making the reservation. Took the early cruise to avoid all of the incoming tourists. Highly recommended. Boat was not overly full and didn't have to jockey for position.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We made a last minute decision to go aboard this boat for a 3hr tour of Milford Sound, and are so glad we did. The hosts were fantastic, and made everyone welcome, and were very informative. We saw dolphins & seals and the most magical scenery ever. Highly recommended. A must do when in the South Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There are so many companies and tours to choose from its overwhelming. From what I can tell all the companies offer similar tours for similar prices- so we just picked one! We were not disappointed at all with Southern Discoveries. We did an early morning tour that included breakfast on the boat, informative commentary, and beautiful sights. I would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Was a bit disappointed on our way out to the Tasman we were right behind another cruise ship so a lot of scenic photo's had a boat in it. Our captain was awesome and funny and was really good trying to get the Dolphins to play with us and making sure everyone got to try and see them. He also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We absolutely loved the tour and our bus driver Bruce. He may have given the tour many times and was still in awe of how awesome Milford Sound is on our trip. Super friendly and full of knowledge about the region, Bruce kept it light and fun and made sure everyone understood timings and deadlines so that we were on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I like this small little boat not the big ferry since less people can be on board. and the guide is very experienced about Milford sound who can answer you most of your questions. and also let you experience the water falls came down toward the boat, drink the fresh water from the falls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This cruise was very enjoyable as expected. The boat was not at capacity and there was plenty of room to move around. The guide was very informative and friendly. Milford Sound itself was very breathtaking however the drive in was even more amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The tunnel is amazing and roads demand respect, but the views are amazing before you ever reach the ferry. We saw seals, my son and wife were drenched in the waterfall and loved it and the Captain was excellent source of information during the trip. Strongly recommend but leave time for the scenery as you leave the sound.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Bruce was our officianado for the trip. Cheerful and with a great knowledge of the area. Amazing trip, great lunch supplied and awesome weather. See you next year Milford. Great day trip from TeAnau

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