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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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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...more
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Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'll preface this by saying we couldn't have picked a better day to cruise around Milford Sound on the Nature Encounter, the waterfalls were in fine form, the sun was out, and we were lucky enough to see Seals, Dolphins, and one lonely but excellent...More

Thank MarkDurman
Reviewed yesterday

I did a lot of research of the other cruises, but I felt like this company had the best options. We chose the Encounter Nature cruise, comes with fewer people and opportunity to experience Milford Sound up close to the waterfalls. It was fun and...More

Thank lisaha_hawaii
Reviewed 2 days ago

Did this and a cruise with a competing company (which I preferred) while in Milford Sound. Booking was easy, and terminal and boat staff were friendly. There was a huge tour group on our boat and unfortunately almost all the seats inside (including all the...More

Thank Suse89
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most amazing day! The team at Southern Discoveries are like a well oiled machine. Friendly, organised and super helpful and knowledgeable. They made us feel comfortable every step of the way whilst having fun. We did get very lucky weather wise but none the...More

Thank natasha s
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Natasha! Our team at Southern Discoveries is happy to hear you were well looked after and had a fun time exploring the spectacular Milford Sound with us. We agree- it should be a 'must-do' on everyone's New Zealand travel itinerary! Great choice adding...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is absolutely the most amazing scenery ever, the journey down to Milford sound either by coach or car is full of fabulous landscape , when you reach the cruise base it is well organised and comfortable, the cruises themselves are informative and breathtaking scenery...More

Thank 123eatsandtreats
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review. Our team at Southern Discoveries is happy to hear you had a fantastic time on your adventure with us and Milford Sound managed to take your breath away! We think its pretty...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Milford Sound is spectacular but the small boat trips offered by this company beat all the rest because of its underwater observatory - which you only see with this company. DO IT!!!More

Thank SueBrian52
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Sue! Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. We are happy to hear you had an awesome time cruising the beautiful Milford Sound with us! We couldn't agree with you more, the Underwater Observatory is an absolute "must-see"- a lot...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip with Southern Discoveries to Milford Sound a week ago and it was great from start to finish. Our trip was rescheduled due to an accident and road closure a day earlier, but the team managed everything professionally and the transition...More

Thank RachDLH
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, thank you for your fantastic feedback and recommendation! Our team at Southern Discoveries is happy to hear you have so many highlights of your adventure with us to the beautiful Milford Sound. There is nothing we appreciate more than hearing our customers have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an amazing day from start to finish, and professionally handled the whole time (even with an unforeseen rescheduling due to an accident on the highway). Our guide Gabe was very informative and super friendly and made the long coach journey go quickly, and included...More

Thank Freedom11579567389
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for your lovely review and stellar recommendation. Our team at Southern Discoveries is happy to hear you had such a fantastic time adventuring with us to the beautiful Milford Sound. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience! Hard to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely cruise on Milford sound. All the boat crew were pleasant and helpful. It is a must do thing in New Zealand were you are never at a loss to see something spectacularMore

Thank fionas533
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Fiona! Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5-star review. We appreciate the feedback and couldn't agree with you more- adventuring to Milford Sound is a spectacular experience that you will never regret. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must Visit on a trip to South Island. The cruise goes for an 1.5 hour and is best done on a sunny day. The ship we got on was huge and the staff was very friendly. We even spoke with the...More

Thank Coolsis
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for your wonderful review. Our team is happy to hear you had so many highlights of your adventure with us and were well looked after. We concur- Milford Sound is an absolute 'must-do' when visiting the beautiful Aotearoa! We hope the...More

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archanan2016
8 November 2018|
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Response from Freedom11579567389 | Reviewed this property |
We went on the 1pm tour and got to see penguins and seals on the trip. I am not sure about any other time though I’m afraid!
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Deepthi V
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
Should be fine with baby just dress for weather
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Mahima A
12 March 2018|
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Response from SweersLyn | Reviewed this property |
Smaller boat - not "small" but a monohull, not the big cruising catamaran... the boat was very manouuverable and able to come up near dolphins and seals and right under waterfalls. There was a bigger overnight boat we had... More
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