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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 12 hours (Approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Travel to the Tasman Sea on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad', or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Te Anau by luxury coach.
  • Milford Sound cruise with transport from Queenstown or Te Anau
  • Cruise the length of the UNESCO-listed fiord
  • Motor past Mitre Peak and cascading falls en route to the Tasman Sea
  • Hear expert live commentary from a naturalist guide
  • Keep a lookout for penguins, dolphins, and fur seals
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury coach available

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Hot drinks
  • Live commentary on board (English only) - interpretation handouts available in German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free WIFI (on coach, where there is reception)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch (but available at extra cost)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9640, New Zealand
    Real Journeys Visitor Centre. Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time.
  • 37 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time. Please contact our customer service team if you wish to organise a pick-up from a bus stop close to your hotel/accommodation.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infants must still be allocated a ticket
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 135 travelers
Operated by RealNZ

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau ?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Traveler Tips


Take a jacket, it can be cold even in summer.
Boat allowed for indoor/outdoor experience per customer preference-but go outside!
It rained for part of the trip, but there's plenty of indoor seating.
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An awesome day out.
Michael_A, Jan. 2022
A fantastic day out starting from the bus pick up in Te Anau. Breathtaking views all day, the bus driver was fun and informative. The cruise in Milford was spectacular. We loved the whole experience and would recommend it to anyone.
Very excellent trip my family really enjoyed
Priya_S, Jan. 2022
Trip was really enjoyed, tour guide was excellent well explained on the way.we all enjoyed the beauty of Milford. Would recommend everyone for this trip
The tour is rushed and it didnt help that the bus driver/tour guide was not nice to us. He was inconsiderate.
Tey_L, Jul. 2021
The cruise to Milford Sound was great but the driver/tour guide of the bus was inconsiderate. The trip was rushed but we understand the tight schedule but he made the experience uncomfortable with his unplesant attitude.
Brilliant
Kerry_R, Dec. 2020
the whole day was brilliant. early start but well worth it. Our bus driver was really informative. The boat trip was the nest part, fantastic views,
Awsome
Kerry_R, Nov. 2020
The boat was huge the waterfalls were really awesome and getting right under them. Was great .commentary excellent
Bloody good
Kerry_R, Nov. 2020
Great trip our guide was excellent love the boat ride The waterfall were great The boat was really big
Great experience!
Anna_B, Mar. 2020
The route and the sites were wonderful, and lasted longer than I expected. It rained for part of the trip, but there's plenty of indoor seating. There are various levels and platforms to enjoy this tour.
Beautiful
NICOLETTE_T, Mar. 2020
Milford Sound is absolutely gorgeous! We had a great guide with terrific jokes – thanks Deano! Just note that it is quite a long bus ride from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
Surpassed Expectations
Beverly_M, Mar. 2020
The drive and boat trip were unforgettable; hundreds of waterfalls. Of course it was raining, but that made all the waterfalls possible. So go rain or shine.
Stunning views
ktaylormartin, Jan. 2020
Fabulous trip. Take a jacket, it can be cold even in summer. Only issue, there is only one road in and one road out. There was an accident in the tunnel so our tour couldn’t get out. We opted for the flight back to Queenstown. Best option! I didn’t find our tour guide Deano knowledgeable but when we were stranded at Milford Sound, he was so experienced and knew what to do.

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