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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 5 days ago

Loved our little boat, the captain was hilarious and all the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, we had a delicious vegan lunch, got up close to the waterfalls, saw dolphins and seals... and the views were absolutely unforgettable. Best thing ever.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 5 days ago

1. Sent taxi to pick us up at 7:15 (pick up was supposed to be at 7:25). We went out at 7:10 and the taxi was waiting on us to drop us off at 0 degrees and leave us waiting for 15 minutes in the...More

Thank DanielleStorts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turn up , get on the boat and go . If the drive in Doesn't blow your mind this cruise will . A knowledgeable captain and super helpful crew . It's a well worn path around the Sound but these guys make it interesting and...More

Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I got the Go Milford Day Trip which includes a coach pick up from Te Anau, a tour with short walks and a guide from Te Anau to Milford Sounds, a Milford Sounds cruise, a picnic lunch and a tour around the...More

Thank HanaSaemon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a bleak winter's day and it was great. Warm boat, great staff and even on such a day, still lots to see. It was comfy and clean.

Thank Kaight F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to see the fiordlands! We had lunch included (salad sandwich, cheese and crackers,2 pieces of fruit, chocolate, crisps and a bottle of water) all wonderful quality and very lovely. Skipper was amazing and knowledgeable and the boat was so much fun. Saw...More

Thank ChanD92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we decided to visit New Zealand, the Milford Sound was on the top of our list and we knew we had to take one of the boat cruises. We opted for one of the morning Discover More Cruises and appreciated that it was less...More

Thank Ash P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organised tour. The drive to Milford Sound was very comfortable and scenic and complimented by great commentary and photo stops at some beautiful places. The cruise took in all the sights of Milford Sound and the buffet lunch was great value with a...More

Thank Mandy1379
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Milford sound was one of the most magical places I’ve ever been to - it certainly lives up to its stunning pictures! This particular tour was well coordinated and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us clear directions on what we were going...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were mainly positives for our day trip to Milford Sound. The scenery is absolutely amazing and our boat tour was fantastic. The captain is obviously very skilled because we managed to get close to the waterfalls and seals on a very wet and rough...More

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Deepthi V
11 April 2018|
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Response from Luv2C2 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be fine as there is a large area under cover with seating so you can easily seek shelter if the weather isn’t very good or the sea is rough. I suggest you call or message the company for more information.
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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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Response from Gemsays | Reviewed this property |
My review was done as a tourist. Our group drove. I am not in the business so I have no idea about fees for flights.
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