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Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch

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Southland, New Zealand
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of the Milford Sound on a cruise that includes admission to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Choose from several options for your cruise, depending on the amount of time you have available and the level of detail you desire. Get close to towering rock walls and waterfalls, and see the aquatic world through the windows of the observatory. Lunch, as well as onboard coffee and tea are included with all cruise options.
  • Choice of cruises allows for a customized visit
  • Milford Sound Underwater Observatory admission ticket provided
  • Complimentary tea and coffee, as well as lunch included with all cruise options
  • Suitable for visitors of all ages
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
Freshly prepared Picnic Lunch
Visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
Complimentary tea and coffee on board the boat
Lunch
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic drinks, snacks and bottled water (available to purchase)
Transportation to/from attractions
On arrival at Milford Sound you can park at the Milford Sound carpark at a fee of $20 for 5 hours.

Departure Point

Milford Sound / Piopiotahi, Southland 9679, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Commentary in English only, translation sheets on cruise highlights are provided on board cruise
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • If you are visiting us between 1 December - 30 April please arrive at Milford 1 hour prior to departure to allow time for parking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Car Parking: On arrival at Milford Sound you can park at the Milford Sound carpark at a fee of $20 for 5 hours. Please allow 10 minutes to walk from the main carpark to the Milford Wharf Visitor Centre. Alternatively, you can park free of charge at Deepwater Basin Carpark and walk over to Freshwater Basin to the Cruise Terminal. This walk is approximately 30 minutes in duration, so additional time will need to be allocated in order to do this comfortably and arrive at the terminal 15 minutes prior to your cruise for check-in.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Southern Discoveries

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Cruise Including Underwater Observatory and Lunch.

Traveler Tips


  • "Factor extra time (~10 mins) to walk from carpark to wharf." See review

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Amazing sights
Serena_J
, Jul 2020
Amazing experience on the cruise and beautiful sights. Got to see some dolphins playing briefly in the water which was pretty awesome. Under water observatory wasn’t what I expected and a little boring but that’s only a small part of this trip and hearing some of the history from the tour guide there was fantastic as he had such knowledge and good banter.
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Stunning!
kellie_m
, Jul 2020
We all loved it! The staff were all friendly and welcoming, The picnic lunch was yummy, The observetory was great. And best of all we saw dolphins.
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Awful service
Nic1
, Mar 2020
Awful. We were not pre warned that we had to get a coach to Milford sound until we were stopped on route. They put us on a tour the next day (after already wasting 8 hours driving) did it all the next day to then find out we paid for the ‘underwater observatory’ and that was not part of the boat tour we were put on AND they charged us more to get the bus! No apology or compensation for the fact we wasted the majority of our time just because they didn’t email or call. Will never use Viator again.
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Scenery beautiful logistics nightmare
Amy_C
, Mar 2020
We bought our tickets pre arrival to NZ. No one said you couldnt drive there.. found out while in NZ and was able to get a bus ride in.. pretty sure i paid for the buffet luch with original ticket and the observatory.. which was closed to visitors.. and then had to buy a picnic lunch with the bus ride. So probably paid twice for this adventure... scenery is beautiful.. but logistics a nightmare. The bus driver talked for 4 hours into the park.. had to skip some pre stops in order to get in queue by 12pm for the park entrance.
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Comfortable Cruise Ship
SimonLWH
, Jan 2020
Cruise with perfect scenery - no complaints. Check-in was easy at the Southern Discoveries counter on the right side. Factor extra time (~10 mins) to walk from carpark to wharf. Captain was humorous with commentaries. Lunch onboard was a simple packed lunch with sandwiches, fruits, yoghurt and cookie. Finale was the waterfall on deck.
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the BEST day
kyliebosanac
, Oct 2019
We had an amazing time in the Sounds! The crew were insightful and clearly enjoy what they do! We are from NZ, so it was incredible to see our country from this perspective and learn more about our own piece of paradise :-) EVERYONE enjoyed themselves
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