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Milford sound

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Milford sound

Hesdung there on tuesday. Do you recommend scenic or nature cruise? Can't tell the difference

Portland, Oregon
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1. Re: Milford sound

We did the scenic cruise and it was just fine. The nature cruise included " a little more commentary" with a guide/emcee on board doing the talking. the scenic cruise gave us commentary by the captain of the boat.

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I agree with the post above the scenic cruise is the best value.

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We've done both, the nature cruise was on a smaller boat - they say this means they get closer to the wildlife, but the scenic ones get close too! The main difference though was that the nature cruise sailed right up to the waterfalls, even under some of them (plenty of warning given though!). If you choose the nature cruise then waterproofs are advised if you want to stand on deck for that part, or you can just sit inside the boat if not. Personally I loved it!

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The scenic cruise will also go up to the waterfalls as do all the cruises. This can vary from day to day as the boats do have to consider weather conditions and the amount of water in each of the waterfalls.

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The main difference between them is that the Scenic Cruise runs for 1.5 hours with a recorded commentary and the Nature Cruise is 2.5 hours with a live commentary by a nature guide.

There is only a small difference in the prices so in my opinion the Nature Cruise is better value. Because they have a recorded commentary on the Scenic Cruises they can sometimes cater for large groups of non-english speakers by broadcasting a commentary in their language as well as the english commentary. So different products to suit different customers really.

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