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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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Beautiful scenery!!

One of the best ways to experience the sound. I definitely think, no visit is complete without exploring the sounds just a little, whether by boat or air! I think I may have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best ways to experience the sound. I definitely think, no visit is complete without exploring the sounds just a little, whether by boat or air! I think I may have preferred a smaller boat (but that's my personal opinion). The experience was amazing and I will be forever young - was taken under the waterfall whilst standing... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice to begin the tour with breaky, the boat cruise was fabulous, getting up close to the waterfalls was fun. The Discovery Centre was nothing to rave over, but I loved the kayaking experience. Our guide Coco was wonderful, very relaxed, and helpful.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We booked for the early morning trip on the smallest boat with a kayaking experience. The trip was professional managed, the boat was fine and the staff friendly. The discovery center exciting. We enjoyed the kayaking but didnt go very far - really just a paddle around the small bay where the river comes out of near the discovery centre... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I been there twice, the second trip was with bus and cruise tour, the bus driver as a guide was very good, but when we on the ship everything went bad, cruise staff is unfriendly also "multitasking" while speaking on air during tidy up the dishes. there are nothing on the sound, we just saw couples small fur seal and... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We booked our tickets online several weeks in advance, including the bus trip from Queenstown. Very happy we did, as the bus ride was amazing and so much more relaxing than having to drive it ourselves. When we arrived at Milford Sound our Southern Discoveries boat was ready and waiting, with a warm welcome from the cheerful young staff. It... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

THere were so many options to choose from but we decided to do the Discover More trip and it was well worth the money. The scenery was fantastic, the guide was equally fantastic as he pointed out various natural highlights along the way but the Jewel in crown was the underwater observatory and science centre. Wow ! this was spectacular... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

3 days before we has decided to go Milford Sound - we made our reservation for a southern discovery cruise - including Kayaking. As the road in South island's west coast was mountains and mountains - with a very low speed for the car - we couldn't make it at the time we have made our reservation for. We decided... More 

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SouthernDisc, Manager at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this review

Firstly, thanks for your feedback. It is always important for us to learn about our customers experiences, good or bad. Reading your comments I am saddened to hear about your experience. While we have strict guidelines around our cancellation policy, based on your comments I agree that more flexibility should have been exercised. I have raised your comments to both... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to go with the morning cruise, as it was the cheapest alternative. To our positive surprise, there was a free breakfast included in the morning cruise. We expected some old toast, but this was really a great english style breakfast which tasted really good! Also as much coffee and tea as you want. The Captain... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Southern Discoveries provides you with a great cruise. We were picked up from our Motel at 8.00 in morning by Bruce (the most amazing driver and guide) lots of information and lovely stops on the way to Milford Sound. We took the trip that included the Discovery Centre entrance. It was the only fine day that week providing a perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fantastic cruise on Milford Sound with a very knowledgeable captains commentary. Take a raincoat because the boat gets very close to the big waterfall. Free tea and coffee, but food not up to much.

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