Milford Sound Cruise And Kayak

Go for the ultimate Milford Sound package and see the incredible Fiord from on, above and below the water!

map Queenstown, New Zealand
5 hrs 30 min
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Minimum Age
Minimum Age
5 years
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Picnic Lunch
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What's Included

  • A Milford Sound Nature cruise
  • Entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory
  • 1 hr 30 min hour of Kayaking
  • Stunning views of Pembroke Glacier
  • Picnic Lunch

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We love that you actually get to kayak SO close to Milford Sound! You can actually reach out and touch the water or sheer rock walls!


Go for the ultimate Milford Sound package and see the incredible Fiord from on, above and below the water! This trip includes a nature cruise along the length of the Fiord, 1 hour 30 minutes of kayaking around the sheltered Harrison Cove, and entry to the incredible Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory. 

You'll start with a cruise along the entire length of the sound, all the way out to the Tasman Sea. Basque in the majesty of the Fiord while coming up close to its famous features, including waterfalls, wildlife, and rainforest from our incredible 360-degree viewing platforms. 

Next, you'll be dropped off at the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory, New Zealand's only floating underwater observatory and an underwater paradise. Hidden beneath the surface of Harrison Cove, it is a truly unique environment which enables visitors to experience the magic of the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, previously only accessible by divers. Descend 10 metres underwater into a large, air-conditioned viewing area where 360-degree windows open your eyes to the underwater haven. You'll discover extraordinary rare black coral and colourful sea creatures teeming below the surface. It is not an aquarium, however, as the fish are free to come and go as they please - which adds to the magic of the place. You'll be guided through the Milford Sound story with colourful, interactive information panels, which cover the culture, heritage, geology and wildlife of the region. 

The kayaking component of your trip will commence with your specialist kayak and nature guide leading you to the kayaking pontoon. Here, you'll enjoy 60 to 90 minutes of relaxing kayaking through the crystal clear waters of Harrison Cove. You'll be able to paddle at your own pace while soaking up the serenity of the Fiord from water level and coming up close to its famous features and wildlife. There is a maximum of 8 kayaks per tour which makes for a truly intimate experience. There is no prior kayaking experience required, and there is even an automated lift that allows for easy entry and exit from our kayaks. You have the option of kayaking on your own in a single kayak or doubling up in a 2 person kayak - perfect for families and those with younger kids (the minimum child age is 5 years old). 

Trip Duration: Approx 5 hrs 30 min


Milford Sound Cruise And Kayak

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  • Up until 24 hours prior to the date and time of any pre-paid reservation: you may change (subject to availability) or cancel your booking at no charge by contacting Southern Discoveries directly.
  • Within 24 hours of any scheduled reservation: amendments, partial or full cancellations and ‘no show’ reservations will incur a 100% charge – there will no refund of prepayment. Please note, if  you have cancelled due to illness, we reserve the right to request a medical certificate.
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  • Claims for refunds due to circumstances out of passengers control should be submitted in writing no later than 30 days after the date of departure.
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  • SDL reserves the right to cancel any cruise at any time due to unsafe weather conditions, vessel maintenance, or not meeting the minimum passenger numbers required to sail.
  • In the event of a cruise being cancelled prior to departure, passengers will receive any pre-ordered food and given the option of an alternative sailing or a full refund on the cruise portion only.
  • If a cruise is cancelled during a sailing due to unforeseen circumstances, adverse weather affecting passenger safety and comfort, unforeseen operational reasons or any other issue, passengers will receive a partial refund.
  • Full refunds will only be given when a cruise is cancelled prior to departure.

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