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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

  • 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
Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
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Coach tour from QueenstownMost Popular
Coach tour with round-trip transport to Milford Sound from Queenstown hotels
From $87.65
Cruise Only: Afternoon
1-hour and 45-minute Milford Sound cruise only; no coach tour or transport. Departs from Milford Sound at 1:05pm from October to April, or 1:20pm from May to September
From $55.39
Early Morning Coach Queenstown
First coach to depart Queenstown for Milford Sound! Full 12 hour day tour, including Milford Sound cruise with light lunch
From $87.65
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Cruise Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea aboard a spacious vessel with seating designed for viewing the spectacular scenery and native wildlife in any weather. You can book the Milford Sound on its own or combine it with round-trip bus transportation from selected hotels in Te Anau or Queenstown for an unforgettable full day of exploring Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What to Expect
Meet at the pier in Milford Sound, where you board your boat for a 1.5-hour 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 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.
Reviews (128)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Top notch day out

It was worth every cent! It was a full day out and we enjoyed it all. Our driver, Karl, was fantastic, really good bloke: amiable, built rapport with his passengers and kept our interest with his very informative commentary about what we were seeing on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jamesrA7112HN
LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi James, Thanks for joining our coach & cruise day tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing your super feedback with us! We count ourselves pretty lucky to have Carl as part of our awesome JUCY crew :-) Heaps of interesting commentary, plenty of photo...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day on the water

Even with a strong wind blowing the trip our Milford Sound and back was outstanding. The sites from the boat were amazing. We took so many pictures. Waterfalls, seals, mountains, foliage - so nice.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank W1062NCmikem
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thanks for joining our Milford Sound cruise, and for taking the time to share your lovely review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled you enjoyed your scenic cruise with us! The fiord is pretty spectacular no matter what the weather, so not even bit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stunning trip

Milford Sound is definitely worth the trip. The coach staff were very passionate and gave wonderful commentary en-route to the cruise. The cruise was amazing, we were lucky to see dolphins and seals. But the views and waterfalls are amazing. Would highly recommend this tripMore

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank LindaG734
jucylucy_11, Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Linda, Wow, this reviews is full of positives! Thanks! We love that you enjoyed the staff, drivers, waterfalls, views, Milford experience and Dolphins! What an amazing day! Thanks for your recommendations, word of mouth is so important to us here at JUCY Cruise. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Milford Sound tour

I took this tour with the bus ride from Queenstown, boat cruise, and bus ride back to Queenstown. Our guide on the bus was Heli. She was such a funny, energetic, and knowledgeable person. She definitely made the adventure so much more special. I wish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NayHob
jucylucy_11, Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi NayHob, Amazing review! Thanks! We love that you loved the trip to Milford Sound with JUCY Cruise. We love sharing this amazing experience. Thanks to great staff like Heli and Johno we know the experience will be enjoyable and memorable. Thanks for the feedback...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
It's as much about the journey as the destination

So I joined a Jucy Cruise Day->Cruise->Day trip as part of a bigger tour around the South Island with my amazing Haka Tours group. From the minute the six of us jumped on the Jucy Cruise coach from it's first stop in Queenstown, we knew...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Enderboi
jucylucy_11, Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your great review! We love that you loved every aspect of the trip! So much happens during the day trip to Milford from Queenstown and it makes our day to hear you enjoy every bit of it. Well done for venturing into...More

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Response from MariaBT21 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the late response. I never suffered from motion sickness and I normally do.