Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.
Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2024

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ElamMusk
Warwick, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
A perfect day out! Smooth and informative journey with a knowledgeable driver, good photo opportunity stops, interaction with some Keas n the way, arrived in a good time before the cruise began.
The buffet food was lovely, as was the packed lunch, and there were comfortable places to eat, even if you brought your own lunch. Free tea and coffee for the duration of the journey and well maintained comfortable toilet facilities downstairs.
But the best is yet to come - beauty beyond measure, dolphins to escort you to the Tasman sea, fur seals basking on the rocks and a waterfall much taller than Niagara.

A big thank you to Kirsty and Daniela in Te Anau who managed to get me a ticket at short notice, won't forget your kindness, or this incredible journey.
Written 22 June 2024
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Kia Ora Elam, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, I do not think a review can get any better than this! Our Coach Packages are an absolute must do, it allows you to experience everything without having to worry about how to get there and back. The Keas are as cheeky as ever and LOVE our Southern Discoveries buses. We are so thankful to have been apart of your beautiful journey to enjoy Milford Sound. I will make sure Kirsty and Daniela know how much you appreciated their support. Nga Mihi,
Written 24 June 2024
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Chris J
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Worth the try at least once in a lifetime. The breathtaking scenery was amazing. Very organized cruise. it was amazing experience.
Written 21 June 2024
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Kia Ora Chris, Thank you for your review - we appreciate you choosing us as your Milford Sound cruise operator! 100% agree that everyone has to enjoy a cruise with us at least once in their life. Hopefully we will see you again in future! Nga Mihi,
Written 24 June 2024
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Lilly O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Although I can’t remember his name, our tour guide was so nice and extremely accommodating, I would definitely recommend this tour to others! Our guide said they were “bad jokes” but they made the trip a whole lot more relaxed and he always called us team which felt very welcoming:)
Written 19 June 2024
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Kia Ora, Thank you for sharing! Our Drivers are some of the most knowledgeable and hilarious people, with jokes that are guaranteed to make you smile (or cringe). It sounds like you had the epic Shayle as your driver, he is one of the best and i will make sure to pass this feedback on to him. We are so happy you enjoyed your trip with Southern Discoveries! Nga Mihi,
Written 24 June 2024
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Megan R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Absolutely amazing day . The trip is long but well worth it . The scenery was stunning and there was so much to look at on the way . Stops were frequent with lots of great photo opportunities. We even got to see a cheeky Kea . Our driver Stan was lovely and very helpful . The boat cruise itself was amazing we saw dolphins and stunning waterfalls. We had the buffet lunch and the food was great .
Overall a wonderful experience. Thank you Southern Discoveries for a very well organised trip.
Megan & Paul
Written 16 June 2024
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Kia Ora Megan & Paul, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! The drive down to Milford is absolutely stunning and the Keas are as cheeky as they come, it is their world and we are just living in it. I am so glad you decided to get the Buffet option, it is such a staple after the bus trip with many photo stops. We appreciate you choosing us as your Milford Sound cruise operator and hopefully we will see you again in future, Nga Mihi
Written 24 June 2024
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Paradise21464367201
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Spectacular experience and well organised from start to finish. From booking at isite in Te Anau to the coach drive and driver to Milford and the wonderful cruise with stops at stunning waterfalls and the observatory. Great lunch packs and a small bar at reasonable cost on board.
Written 15 June 2024
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Ben C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
had a great time on the trip to milford sound. Shale was a great driver, and guide. He was funny and we had a good time on the trip to Milford. The cruise itself was great also, and we had a good time at the underwater observatory. All in all, I had a great time and found it was worth it. Of course, Milford sound itself was incredible, as the photo you'll see can attest.
Written 14 June 2024
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NorthStar52588829781
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This was such an amazing trip. The coach was beautiful and comfortable, the boat the same, the food was great, and the underwater observatory and visitor centre was an amazing bonus to wrap it all together! Stan, our coach driver, was the best driver and tour guide I’ve ever had. How ever much Stan is being paid, it’s not enough.
Written 13 June 2024
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Maya M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This trip was otherworldly. Arguably some of the best views we have ever seen in our lives. We saw dolphins skipping along the front of the boat for multiple minutes, tons of birds, and seals sleeping on the rocks. Our bus driver’s commentary was funny and informative, and it was definitely worth taking a coach instead of driving ourselves. Our skipper was also helpful and informative and did a wonderful job taking us to all the cool spots. The underwater observatory was a cherry on top!
Written 12 June 2024
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Arrietty W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We were very lucky and got a lovely clear blue sky day! The staff were so lovely, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The boat ride was a great way to view the Fjords and the underwater observatory was so much better than I could have imagined!
Written 11 June 2024
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GrandTour55063126695
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Really great day with a wonderful host. Was great fun, informative, lots of stops and breaks. So much to see and take in, a great way to pack a lot into a long day without having to do any of the driving oneself!
Written 10 June 2024
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