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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise! As you marvel at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, see dolphins, seals and penguins against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and a lush rainforest. If you want to see more stunning scenery, take an optional bus tour from Queenstown or Te Anau through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, stopping for short, guided walks and plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
  • Milford Sound scenic cruise with indoor and outdoor viewing spaces
  • Chance to see dolphins, seals, and penguins in the wild
  • Book transportation and cruise together so you don’t miss the boat
  • Convenient pickup available at Te Anau or Queenstown hotels
What to Expect
Meet at the pier in Milford Sound, where you board your boat for a scenic cruise along Milford Sound. As you marvel at the soaring cliffs and waterfalls, enjoy fresh air on deck or stay warm in an indoor cabin stocked with hot tea and water. Either spot is ideal for watching for dolphins, seals, and rare penguins, and you’ll get unobstructed views of Mitre Peak and the Tasman Sea before returning to shore. If you opt to book transportation to Milford Sound, meet your driver at your Queenstown or Te Anau hotel; the drive takes about four hours and two hours, respectively. Both journeys pass through Fiordland National Park’s beautiful mountain landscapes including the Hollyford Valley, the Darran Mountains, and rain forest canyons—and there are plenty of breaks to take short walks and ample photos along the way. After the cruise, your driver returns you to your hotel.
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1h 30m
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Complimentary tea and hot water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Regular photo stops & nature walks to admire the scenery (if transport option selected)
  • Touring Coach for comfortable & relaxing travel (if transport option selected)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch, snacks, drinks, and coffee (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Jucy provide an awesome cruise. Plenty of space and viewing areas and plenty of areas to sit at inside if you need a break from the scenery. We drove ourselves to Milford Sound, so can't comment on the bus option. Check in was fast. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michelle T
LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Michelle, Thanks for choosing JUCY for your Milford Sound cruise, and for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are so thrilled that you loved your JUCY Cruise! Both of our vessels have large indoor and outdoor deck for ample viewing opportunities...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do! The prettiest place I’ve ever seen. Photos don’t and can’t to it any justice. We had the pleasure of Wayne being our bus driver for the day. I loved his stories about everything we drove past from stories about the early explorers...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Katherine B
LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Katherine, Thanks for joining our JUCY day tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing this wonderful review. Thrilled to hear that you had such a ball with Wayne! Every trip with him is indeed a pleasure, and we count our lucky stars that he's...More

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Amazing day travelling from Queenstown to Milford sound. Picked up right outside my hotel and upgraded to the glass top coach for free! Brendan, our driver was wonderfully cheerful but also very respectful of the fact that it was early and we were all sleepy!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Hey Redavis23, Thanks for taking our JUCY Cruiser tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing this awesome feedback with us! Wow we aim to please, but ''couldn't fault the tour in any way'' really is music to our ears! Our priority is providing top quality...More

Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Thanks to Wayne our driver, he was absolutely superb. Such a big spectacular day with a fairly full bus, multiple cultures and personalities he catered so well for all. The tour was timely, very well priced especially compared to other companies I had used previously...More

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LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

Hey Theresa, Thanks for joining our tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. We count our lucky stars to have Wayne as part of our amazing JUCY crew. His passion is palpable, his knowledge knows no bounds and he navigates...More

Reviewed July 21, 2019

Awesome crew and service. The trip was made better by the friendliness of all the on board staff and was an overall great experience!More

Date of experience: July 2019
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LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Hi Barbara, Thanks for joining our JUCY cruise at Milford Sound, and for sharing your lovely feedback with us. We're so thrilled you enjoyed your cruise with us, and had such a fantastic time with our famously friendly crew :-) We really appreciate you choosing...More

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August 2, 2019|
Response from LindaG734 | Reviewed this property |
We did the trip as part of a package, and we had a picnic of sandwiches, crisps, cakes and soft drinks. There is limited food available and mainly soft drinks on the boat. Cannot remember if they sold alcohol?
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