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Real Journeys

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“milford mariner”(167 reviews)
“overnight cruise”(283 reviews)
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
+64 3-249 6000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's never great when you arrive for check in and your booking can't be found. Within 2 minutes Real Journeys staff identified we had mistakenly booked tickets for a trip a month earlier! Flawless customer service was demonstrated with no judgement 'mistakes happen' and tickets...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks to Real Journeys we had an excuse to cruise overnight on the Milford Mariner to support KidsCan. The bus from Queenstown to Milford didn’t excite us. But after meeting our driver Carl and listening to him we swiftly changed our minds. Fantastic, knowledgeable and...More

Thank Chapstar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the flight and cruise and flight back, it was outstanding highly recommend it, worth every penny.

Thank Ashleigh B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You never realky know what the weather is going to be like in Milford Sound until you're there so, with a forecast of rain, we kept our fingers crossed. We had rain, fog, mist, sunshine - all seasons in one day - but it created...More

Thank PeteTrenno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were taken aback by the gorgeous surroundings. We went on the Nature Cruise departing Queenstown. It is a long day, but I would do it again. Chima was the kindest guide. She lent her personal mobile to a lady who was...More

Thank MarinaSouza35
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate buses. I did not hate this bus. I agree with another reviewer that the journey here was as good as the destination. Brian, our driver, was amazing. He knew so much about everything. And he related all of his information using humor and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it’s because I’ve seen so many images of Milford Sound in magazines etc that my experience of it on a rainy grey cloudy day was a bit of a let down. All the brochures had much better images of Milford Sound than what I...More

Thank knuj00iam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The conditions were cold but fine. The snow was all over the mountains. We took a real journeys coach from Te Anu to Milford for a cruise on the mariner. Take in the whole experience. The views were spectacular on the way in and on...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We booked an afternoon cruise with Real Journeys and I think it was a good choice as we were driving ourselves and this allowed us plenty of time to get there. It also meant the rain and stopped and sun was out for our 2pm...More

Thank eurotrip26
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Love love loved our trip on the Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise. When people ask how we liked New Zealand, I always start with the Milford Sound. I think the overnight aspect was worth it by itself because you get more of a full day in...More

Thank Kristen B
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8 July 2018|
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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
3 July 2018|
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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