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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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icon2 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 7 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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
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
Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Queenstown and Te Anau departures if option is selected)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Free WIFI (on coach, where there is reception)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Lunch (but available at extra cost)

Departure Point

1: 37 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
2: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9640, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 135 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Real Journeys

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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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
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau .
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
See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 135 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau .

Traveler Tips


  • "Take a jacket, it can be cold even in summer." See review
  • "Boat allowed for indoor/outdoor experience per customer preference-but go outside!" See review
  • "It rained for part of the trip, but there's plenty of indoor seating." See review

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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.
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Beautiful
Nicole_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.
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Surpassed Expectations
Bevie
, 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.
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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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star-5
Nice boat, nice tour!
Paradise243603
, Jan 2020
The cruise was nice. Great food was available. The narrator did a good job -- as we were passing particular areas of interest, he provided a good description. We learned much!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your informative feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Hopefully you visit again soon. Great you enjoyed the nature guide - I agree lots of interesting insights with all of their knowledge on the area.
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star-5
Organized and well-run!
Storyteller717901
, Jan 2020
Free taxi brought us to meeting point from hotel. Easy check in process. Friendly, kind, and safe tour bus driver. Comfortable bus-don’t forget to pack a lunch to save some $$! Boat allowed for indoor/outdoor experience per customer preference-but go outside! And dress for wind/cold on the water.
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Amazing Day
Timothy M
, Nov 2019
Got picked up from Te Anau and an amazing drive out to Milford Sound. Great narration, plenty of stops and then a wonderful cruise. It had been raining the past couple of days so the sounds had lots of mini-waterfalls which was a unique experience.
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Milford Sound
LoveTravel62760
, Oct 2019
The tour was excellent and we felt we were taken care of very well. Milford Sound and the environment on the way there is just such a wonderful part of this earth.
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Great activity
larisa82019
, Oct 2019
The location is great and the landscapes are amazing. The comments along the way were really interesting and the boat was driven very carefully so we can have really nice showers under the waterfalls and nice photo shoots.
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I was hesitant to take a tour but I...
Joanne K
, Nov 2017
I was hesitant to take a tour but I don’t regret it at all. It was fabulous from beginning to end. So much more interesting than had we just driven ourselves. The glass roof bus was perfect and the driver and guide had a lot interesting info. There were a few stops on the way allowing photo opportui
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