• 3 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • No Transfer
  • Lunch Included

Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Discover More Package with Kayaking

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Enjoy the ultimate nature and wildlife experience on these excellent-value Milford Sound cruises!

Choose from either the Nature Cruise or the Discover More Cruise. The Nature Cruise is a great way to check out Milford's awe-inspiring scenery and travels the length of the fiord out to the Tasman Sea. The cruise stops at waterfalls and points of interest along the way, and lively expert commentary is provided throughout the tour from the skipper. You'll be able to reach out and touch sheer rock cliffs, drink pure glacial water straight from the waterfalls, see seals sunning themselves on the rocks and watch dolphins riding the bow wave of the boat.

With the Discover More Cruise you can really explore the beauty of the fiord. You'll have access to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory, the only floating underwater observatory in New Zealand. This is the absolute best way to experience the magic of the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, previously the exclusive realm of divers. Descend 10 metres underwater into a large, fully air-conditioned viewing area where large windows with excellent optical clarity open your eyes to this deep underwater haven. You can also upgrade to include a one hour kayak around sheltered Harrison Cove. Kayak through crystal clear waters in one of the most majestic places in the world.

Book your seat on this one-of-a-kind adventure on the Milford Sound with us today!

Itinerary reference:

  • Assemble at the meeting point.

  • Board Milford Sound cruise.

  • Visit the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory (only for Discover More Package).

  • Kayak (only for Discover More Package with kayaking).

  • Return to the meeting point.

Activity durations:

  • Nature Cruise duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours

  • Discover More Cruise duration: Approximately 3 hours

  • Kayak duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Tour availability (timetables subject to change):

Milford Sound Nature Cruise: 

  • 10:30 am - 12:15 pm all year round

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm all year round 

  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm May to September

  • 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm October - April

Milford Sound Discover More: 

  • 10:30 am - 1:00 pm all year round

  • 11:40 am - 2:30 pm October - April

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm all year round

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm all year round

  • 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm October - April

Milford Sound Discover More Package with Single Kayaking:

  • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm all year round

  • 11:40 am - 4:00 pm October - April

  • 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm all year round

Cruise introduction:

  • Model: Spirit of Milford

  • Design: catamaran, flat boat

  • Viewing decks: 3

  • Sailing speed: 9.6 nautical miles / hour

  • Length: 26 meters

  • Passenger capacity: 160 passengers

Assembling arrangement:

  • Meeting point: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes in advance to check in (check-in closes 15 minutes prior to departure).


  • Child tickets: Ages 5-14
  • Infants aged 0-4 are free. Infants are not able to participate in kayak activity. 

  • Infants can take part in the Milford Sound Discover More Package for free without meals provided. Please make sure you add one to your booking if required.

  • Free unlimited hot drinks are available on all cruise ships. Drinks and snacks are sold on-board.

  • We do not recommend pregnant women, people with disabilities or recent injuries to take part in the kayak activity.

  • The picnic lunch includes Regular, Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten Free picnic options.

  • The Kiwi Style Buffet Lunch, Japanese Obento Lunch and Thali Indian Lunch are not available from May to September.

  • You may request for a two seater kayak, please specify your preference when booking.

  • Guests who participate in Milford Sound Encounter Nature Cruise will return directly after the cruise. Customers who join Discover More Cruise will wait for the next ship to pick up after visiting the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory.

  • The Milford Sound Underwater Observatory will be closed for maintenance from 24 June 2019 to 9 August 2019.

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Comfortable, non-slip shoes

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses

  • Water

  • A change of clothes (for kayak customers)

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
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