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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour provided by JUCY Cruise

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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Overview
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 cruise 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.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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    Fiordland National Park
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours -
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Highlights
  • 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. 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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Departure Point
JUCY Cruise Milford Sound, Milford Sound Visitor Centre (Terminal and Boat Harbour), Milford Sound Highway, Milford 9679, New Zealand The Station Information and Booking Centre, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
90–720 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Complimentary tea and hot water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air Conditioned Coach (if coach tour selected)
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nicola G wrote a review Feb 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
So I’m not a huge fan of tourist destinations cause I don’t like being in crowds of people cause it takes away from the scenery, I think most people feel this. So was super chuffed when we got on the boat (which was on time) and there was only about 20 people! So much room for
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Response from jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 9 Feb 2019
Hi Nicola, Thank you for cruising Milford Sound the JUCY way, and for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. Unfortunately the secret is out that Milford Sound is one of the most spectacular locations in New Zealand (if not the world!) and so it tends to attract quite a lot of Fiordland enthusiasts! We do our best to operate at 1/2 to 2/3 our surveyed capacity to ensure our vessels are not too crowded, but it seems like you hit the jackpot on a particularly quiet day and had the place to yourself :-) Thank you so much for choosing JUCY, and we hope you enjoy the rest of you trip! Best, Kate
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Luke Lauer wrote a review Jan 2019
Morgantown, Pennsylvania2 contributions
I have to say my day going to Milford Sound with Jucy Cruise is not a day I will soon forget. To start out, our Jucy Bus driver, Helly was amazing! I liked her the second I got on the bus. Never have I ever had a person so easy to listen to and interesting on a tour. She really
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Hi Luke, Thank you so much for joining our Milford Sound day tour, and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. We are so stoked that you had such a fantastic time with us! We pride ourselves on our famously friendly JUCY Crew of proud Fiordland enthusiasts who are bursting to share their incredible backyard with our lucky guests every day. We do our best to make it a memorable and magical day in Milford Sound for each and every one of our new JUCY family so we're so thrilled we've nailed it this time around :-) Thank you so much for your recommendation, and we hope we see you back in Fiordland again soon! Best, Kate
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Cory K wrote a review Jan 2019
San Diego, California22 contributions
This is definitely a long day, but it's worth it. Milford Sound is beautiful, and the JUCY crew on board the boat was very welcoming, informative and funny. They brought us right up to the waterfall, where you could basically stand just under it if you wanted. One of them also
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 14 Jan 2019
Hey Cory, Thanks for joining our JUCY Crusier day tour, and for sharing your lovely feedback with us. Sounds like you hit the jackpot getting a glass roof coach on our Cruiser tour, as it is usually not part of this service! We're big fans of the glass roof as it provides an almost panoramic view of the incredible scenery of the National Park, and ensures you don't miss a thing. We're so thrilled you had such a fantastic time with our JUCY Crew too. We pride ourselves on having an incredible team of friendly Fiordland enthusiasts who are are just as excited as you are to see Milford Sound! Thank you so much for your recommendation, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your New Zealand tour, Best, Kate
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GDM_19 wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom18 contributions12 helpful votes
I had such an amazing day on the Jucy Vista Cruise from Queenstown! Great views, tour guide was absolutely incredible and knew so much information on everything around the area and the rest of New Zealand. Lunch was great and views on the cruise were obviously amazing. Thanks
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 25 Dec 2018
Hey there, Thanks for joining our JUCY Vista tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing your super feedback with us! We're so thrilled that the awesome Heli and our JUCY crew were able to reignite your love affair with New Zealand :-) We are lucky to have a time of proud locals (and adopted locals!) who are only to happy to share some insider knowledge about their incredible back yard. Thank you so much for cruising with us, and we hope to see you back in Fiordland again soon, Best, Kate
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laurenmallins wrote a review Dec 2018
Reading, United Kingdom25 contributions2 helpful votes
This was good however not as amazing as expected. The free breakfast was a hot cake which was too much for 9am - a cake or scone or pastry would have been better for that time in the morning. The boat was fine but the seats outside on the top deck should have been wiped down
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Response from jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 18 Dec 2018
Hi Lauren, Thanks for joining our Milford Sound cruise, and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We reckon that a 2 hour cruise with a complimentary warm frittata and tea is a pretty good deal for $45! The fritatta is not compulsory, and we have plenty of other options available for purchase from our own board Pita Pit and Off The Rocks bar. There's unfortunately quite little we can do about the movements of Cruise liners in the fiord, however I hope there was enough incredible rainforest, waterfalls and wildlife to keep you distracted :-) Thanks again for cruising with us, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Best, Kate
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Anne62738299518
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Amazing!
Super worth it! We took the 5am trip and it was great because we got to sleep for a couple of hours and watch the r
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Naresh1936
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Not to be missed cruise
The Milford Sounds cruise with Juicy Cruise was a lifetime experience. The boat was beautiful and comfortable and t
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CharlieSTW
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Wonderful
The boat was lovely and new with the internal seating looking similar to a luxury cruise ship. Very comfortable, l
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JJLuvsHotels
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ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT
It was my first time in Milford Sound. I took my boyfriend who was visiting from Algeria and a few friends. We all
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charmaigneb2017
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Majestic Milford Sounds
What an experience! Our driver/ guide, Wayne, made the long drive interesting with loads of information about the a
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brucesP1420NT
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JUCY and Simon rock!
Fantastic day out with magnificent scenery-forecast rain but the Sound had sunny blue skies. Smallish coach driven
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aim_es2014
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Fantastic experience of Milford Sound
We just got back from our fabulous trip to Milford Sound. We were collected from our hotel at 7:30 am by our wonder
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233shaunf
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Unreal place
Did the Jucy tour from Te Anau and it was an amazing day from start to finish, Frank was our driver and was a great
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lucas5542020
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Gorgeous views, fun trip
Not only did we see gorgeous views of Milford Sound, including a group of frolicking seals, we had an informative a
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dorathesoloexplorer
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Best way to get to Milford Sound, Milford Sound was stunning
Took the JUCY Cruise bus to get to Milford Sound. Paid $150 NZD altogether for the bus, boat cruise (with lunch, al
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T30816steve
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Brilliant and Funny
In February we travelled to Milford sound with Juicy Tours. Our driver Brendon was not only an outstanding driver a
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saltblondetraveller
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Long day but well worth the trip
Yesterday I went on the Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown. It is definitely a long day being picked up around 7:
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z_sv87
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Simon was the best tour guide!
Just finished the Milford Sound bus and cruise from Te Anau and it couldn't have been better. Simon our guide, was
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themanfromearth
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Fabulous guide! Amazing experience.
Absolutely fantastic drive up to Milford and back. The best part was not the sound but the bus driver. I am so upse
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Sh3na3
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One of a kind experience
Had such an amazing experience, the crew were so friendly and accommodating not only onboard the boat but at the de
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  • Duration: 90–720 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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