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Choose a Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise and experience the fiord's majestic scenery from the comfort of our spacious modern vessels. Exceptional viewing opportunities, spacious decks and comfortable lounges. Look out for seals, dolphins...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had booked the option of the coach from Queenstown, cruise and overnight stay on the Milford Mariner, and Cessna back to Queenstown. We went on May 19, the last overnighter of the season. Given the limited number of daylight hours, we debated whether it...More

Thank HazFly
Reviewed 1 week ago

This company is a bit more expensive than some other options, but it is so worth it because of the great buses they have (after all, it is a five hour drive one way and the difference the windows in the ceilings (!) also make...More

Thank Globetrotter7508
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real Journeys have this down to a fine art and we say a special “Thank You!” to our bus driver, Hudson, who took us from Queenstown to Milford Sound and back whilst being an excellent, safety-conscious and eloquent tour guide! We can imagine that experiences...More

Thank OzDijkstras
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to experiment the 10:30 cruise as we didn't want it to be crowded and it was a good idea. The boat navigates quietly in the sound and let you discover (sometimes really close) the falls, seals and nature beauty. The nature guide explains...More

1  Thank Kiwibabi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional team from the lady who booked us the trip at their office and made sure our 3 year old son was traveling for free despite a computer glitch saying otherwise. On the morning of the flight we received a phone call from the...More

1  Thank Fabrice S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-do for all visitors. We went in June on the Nature Cruise (2 hour long) on the Fiordland Navigator boat. We chose the 10.30am departure due to less crowds, which was a great decision as the boat was really quiet. The weather was amazing...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove ourselves to Milford Sound from Te Anau as I get car sick. The thought of being on a bus on those windy roads was enough to convince us. We drove over from Queenstown and stayed the night before in Te Anau, then headed...More

Thank barney5717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a perfect day to come out. It was just a few days after snow had fallen, which was good for the view. It was sunny, clear and no wind. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive. I was very car sick on the way...More

Thank TerezaVu
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

While on a trip around the South Island in November 2017 I became very ill suddenly and was forced to abandon the guts of our trip. We had gotten as far as wannaka and were due to head to Milford sound and cruise and continue...More

1  Thank Bella K
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We booked the Doubtfull Sound overnight cruise. This consists of a lengthy bus trip to Manapouri followed by a trip across the lake and lastly a bus trip to the boat. Great scenery along the way with good commentary from our hosts made the trip...More

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Response from Monteforae | Reviewed this property |
Best place to get all that info is from Real Journeys themselves. They provide great customer service and will call you (international) as well to answer all your questions. The Scenic Cruise has the commentary in about... More
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Response from mrsbridgetdavey | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the nature cruise. The overnight one is truly amazing but wholly unsuitable for young children. There was a mother and young son on our overnight cruise and he was obviously bored and his poor mama didn't... More