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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

Milford Sound, New Zealand
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About Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises
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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A B wrote a review 27 Nov
Wellington, New Zealand39 contributions5 helpful votes
We cruised with Southern Discoveries on a sunny day in Milford Sound and had perfect views of all the stunning peaks rising dramatically in all directions. It really is worthy of all the hype. The staff were wonderful with Dan providing informative and often humorous commentary. Dane was a star at spotting wildlife including Fiordland Crested Penguins and NZ Fur Seals. I was a bit nervous at being on the water for 3 hours given how easily I get sea sick but it was perfectly calm. The vegetarian lunch was great and we really enjoyed the Underwater Observatory where we saw all sorts of deep water fish that we wouldn't normally get to see due to the deep water emergence peculiar to the fiords.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Lucy C wrote a review 24 Nov
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We missed our booked cruise but the lovely lady at the desk organsed for us to go on the next cruise in an hour! She included free lunch as well to make sure the value was the same as the initial purchase! The cruise itself was beautiful with a great captain and crew who gave an entertaining and educational commentary! Comfortable seating and great picnic lunch (I got the vegan option and was very impressed)! Would highly recommend this service!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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KTChelsea wrote a review 22 Nov
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What an awesome day! Our coach driver Gabe was brilliant and made the whole experience super enjoyable. Even though the weather was moody it didn't ruin the trip whatsoever. When going on these kinds of trips I usually worry about the food provided because I am dairy and gluten intolerant, but the picnic lunch was great and I enjoyed everything that was packed for me. Safe to say I will be doing this trip again!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Urja Thakkar wrote a review 9 Nov
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
Me and my friends took the cruise from Milford sound and then went to the Milford Discovery and Underwater Observatory. We went in the afternoon cruise so we could not Kayak, pro tip if you go in the morning cruise you can also Kayak there. Recommend going in a rainy weather so that you can see a lot of water falls. We went in summer and barely saw a couple of waterfalls. If you're lucky enough you see the dolphins as they are moody, hey I am not making this up that's what the Captain said. Though we did see some big fat seals they were tooo cute. It was a nice experience, but you know what they say, one fish can dirty the whole water. There was this guy in the cruise who was soo much interested in the bathroom (puking) which made everyone uncomfortable. Except for that, the beer that they make there and serve you tastes okayish. I mean I am no critic but bad beer and really expensive. The cruise was neat and clean, the staff was very good and knew everything that the tourists were asking them.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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_janbob_gordon wrote a review 7 Nov
Havelock North, New Zealand4 contributions
Excellent cruise. Very friendly knowledgeable and professional crew Wonderful experience Thanks to Dan Dane and Wiko
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