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Milford Sound Scenic Cruises - Real Journeys

Address: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-249 6000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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 and penguins en route, cruise close to waterfalls and enjoy the magnificent vistas. Informative commentaries in several languages. Delicious lunches available. Departs Milford Sound (all year). Coach connections also available from Te Anau and Queenstown. Fly back option to Queenstown available (extra cost).
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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We had decided to do the overnight cruise with Real Journeys. Cabin was a bit tiny but since we basically only slept and used the bathroom, it wasn't a real problem. Surprisingly comfortable bed. Day we boarded, the sun was out, it was warm, the fjord calm. Before we retired, we stopped on the top deck to look at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Looks like your in a Jurassic park scene!, and the drive there is also pretty amazing!!. Would recommend this trip to everyone. Very beautiful and educational. Got to see seals and a cheeky penguin!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Never having been to a fjord, it was quite an experience. The three masted ship was roomy and pleasant, the box lunch just okay, but we are here for the scenery and it did not disappoint. Several hours on board passes quickly; the dolphins, seals and penguin joined us as we sailed around and make for a fun diversion.mThe fjord... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The boat picked us up from the wharf and travelled through Milford Sound and out to sea before turning around to head back to the wharf. Along the way we enjoyed the fabulous scenery including numerous waterfalls. A couple of times, the captain steered the boat to the bottom of a waterfall. Near one of the waterfalls, there were dozens... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had planned a trip in the overnight cruise in Milford and were looking forward to it! On our drive to Milford from queenstown , we stopped at a little cafe not far from Te Anau and got news the road to Milford was closed and we couldn't get there! I hadn't received a phone call or... More

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Lafayette, Tennessee
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was the most beautiful place we visited in New Zealand. It was raining some and we were prepared for the weather. I stayed on the top deck of the ship most of the time. There were dozens of waterfalls coming down the mountains on each side. It was amazing to see God's creation, if the sun had been shining... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I traveled by car over two weeks through New Zealand (the North and South Islands) in October/November 2013. It's a huge country and although we wanted to see everything, it was just impossible in two weeks. So we had to make tough decisions. Milford Sound was always calling to me during our trip planning, but I could... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had drive long time from Queenstown. Though we met bad weather, Miford sound was shock us still. We hope that we can get there with better weather condition next time. Buffet was not good, and it cost us 33NZD per ppl, Do not need to try at all. Tourist can bring some foods or drinks on board.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a great time cruising Milford Sound. The Skipper was very friendly and very entertaining and had good knowledge of the area. It was a bit cold, but with tea, coffee and biscuits on board made you almost forget about the weather. Saw a few seals.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed our tour into Milford Sound and the cruise with Real Journeys. The guide aboard the tour board was very pleasant and knowledgable and Curlz was an experienced and confident driver. She stopped often and took our group on off the beaten path hikes and was happy to take photos for us, which was very nice of her. First... More

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