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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
0064 3 441 1137
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$62*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Southern Discoveries provides you with a great cruise and even better service! We took the lunch time cruise with Discovery Centre entrance. Besides being provided with a perfect cruising day, the tour was very informative showcasing some fantastic sights from wildlife to nature at its best! If you do this tour make sure you are on a deck (bottom one... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I did the 'Encounter Nature' cruise recently. It can be tricky with the weather, for instance the day i did the cruise it was wet & misty. On the one hand that gives a very atmospheric ambiance and looks pretty cool. But the visibility level is very much reduced. The boat does sail pretty close to the sides of the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We booked this cruise in advance and the morning of the cruise it was extremely wet & foggy. The cruise went ahead and I'm very glad it did. We were the first boat out so had a full cooked breakfast waiting for us, buffet style so we could help ourselves to as much as we wanted! The captain was very... More 

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Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I booked a trip with Southern Discoveries, but in fact I bought a bus ticket, because they didn't pick me up at hotel as previsolsly combined. They don't care about you never!!! You have to stay on the sidewalk to catch the bus, and if wont they will leaving without you. I was inside the hotel(becasue it was raining),in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked the first morning cruise with Southern Discoveries. For us this meant hardly any traffic on our drive from Te Anau. It was a great cruise, friendly staff and a nice breakfast provided. We left 5 minutes after the other boats which meant we weren't traveling with them. Much better photo opportunities!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Friendly and efficient crew, more than happy to share their knowledge (THANK YOU, MIKE! Wish I'd had more time to chat birds with you!). The breakfast was hot, tasty and very generous. Tea and coffee and juice available through the whole cruise which is great for warming up your hands and tummy on those cold mornings. Take your jackets no... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We booked this trip for our honeymoon. We liked: the convenience of being picked up near our hotel, the drive was nice and scenic, the driver was friendly, and it was overall well organized. In addition, once we arrived to M.S. and got on the boat, lunch was surprisingly delicious - not what we expected for a sack lunch. It's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I won't waste time in this review telling you why to visit Milford Sound, just look at the pictures! Instead let me share some tips we learned from our experience. Firstly, book the kayaking add-on! It's absolutely incredible to spend an hour slowly paddling around a picturesque cove, this was the highlight for us over the cruise. Secondly, Milford Deep... More 

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Miedzyrzecz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We booked this company at the last minute after our tour guide cancelled with too few people. We are glad we still went as the weather was incredible, with clear blue skies and amazing views. We decided to take one of the afternoon boats around 12:45, and this was probably a mistake as the boat was too crowded, we noticed... More 

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

Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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96 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Milford Sound and Mitre Peak are excellent. A pity we did not have time to do the longer hiking. The crews were good, picnic lunch was ok. We saw penguins and seals and plenty of waterfalls. The perfect weather helped to make a good day to an excellent day. The stop at The Discovery Centre was also excellent. The guide... More 

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in Milford Sound and hope to see you again in the future! More 

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