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Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Cruise the length of Milford Sound
  • Enjoy open decks and heated cabins
  • Watch for wildlife and enjoy dramatic scenery
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Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
From US$57.73
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Gem Cruise only AfternoonMost Popular
1-hour and 45-minute Milford Sound cruise aboard Gem of the Sound; no coach tour or transport. Departs from Milford Sound at 1:30pm from October to April or 1:45pm from May to September.
US$67.24
Gem Glass Roof Coach+Cruise
Premium Glass Roof Coach tour with round-trip transport to Milford Sound. Pickups from various Queenstown hotels. Includes High Tea at Sea on board Gem of the Sound.
US$135.17
Gem Cruise only Morning
1-hour and 45-minute Milford Sound luxury cruise aboard Gem of the Sound; no coach tour or transport. Departs from Milford Sound at 10:50am from October to April or 11:00am from May to September.
US$57.73
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Overview
Cruise the spectacular waters of Milford Sound, passing colonies of fur seals, tumbling waterfalls, and soaring cliffs. You’ll explore on a boat whose viewing decks and glassed-in cabins are ideal for sightseeing in any weather, traveling all the way from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Make your own way to Milford Sound, or opt for round-trip transport from Queenstown by glass-roofed coach, with sightseeing, short hikes, and narration along the way.
What to Expect
For the cruise only option step aboard the magnificent three deck Gem of the Sound, and enjoy a scenic cruise along the spectacular Milford Sound. Admire towering mountains, vertical cliffs and hanging valleys. Feel the spray from the waterfalls that cascade from an ancient rainforest high in the mountains and look out for New Zealand fur seal colonies and dolphins swimming nearby. Your 1 hour 30 minute cruise meanders past Mitre Peak and as you navigate the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, let the scenery transport you back to a time of magical wilderness with its towering mountains, vertical cliffs and hanging valleys. Before your cruise takes you back to the bay, learn about the local flora and fauna and hear some fascinating history and Maori legends from your expert guide.  If you upgrade for an additional glass roof coach tour to Milford Sound, you’re picked up from the closest bus stop to your hotel in Queenstown. Take a journey through the Fiordland National Park, listening to informative narration about the stunning scenery, and stop along the way to take photographs and do some short nature walks.  Discover the optical illusion of the Avenue of Disappearing Mountains, which seem to sink into the surrounding beech forest. View Hollyford Valley and the Darran Mountains before entering the Homer Tunnel, and snap photos of majestic Mt Tutoko, Fiordland National Park’s highest and most glaciated peak. Meet at the wharf for your 1 hour 30 minute cruise on board the Gem of the Sound. After the cruise, sit back and relax on board the coach whilst we take you back to your pick up location.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beyond Excellent

So recommend this..despite an early Sunday start in the chilly depths of Winter. Milford was moody misty but the Jucy Crew were all warm-hearts, full of facts and fun. The brand new Gem is a superstar; comfortable even when we headed out into the Tasman...More

Thank phenomena_12
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Phenomena 12, Thanks for joining our JUCY Cruise at Milford Sound and for sharing your experience with us. We are incredibly proud of both our fabulous JUCY Crew and our stylish Premium cruise vessel so we're thrilled to hear you blown away by both...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The driver made a difference

Carl's characteristic way of telling stories got all of us hooked for the whole 9 hours return bus trip to the fiord.A experience that I totally recommend to everyone. One of my best days in NZMore

Thank Alberto L
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Alberto, Thanks for taking our tour to Milford Sound, and for leaving us your wonderful feedback! Carl is a magician! A 9 hour journey melts away in a blink of an eye :-) We're really fortunate to have him as part of our JUCY...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing experience

A must do for anyone travelling to NZ. Had a few other travel companies to compare prices and inclusions and JUCY was by far the cheapest including a premium panoramic roof coach, cruise ticket and lunch on board. Johnny our coach driver was extremely professional...More

Thank Simon A
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Simon, Thanks for choosing our JUCY Vista tour to Milford Sound and for leaving us this awesome review! We are all about the affordable quality at JUCY and pride ourselves offering amazing service that doesn't have to break the bank. Milford Sound should be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highly recommended

We had an amazing day on the vista tour. Milford sound is absolutely incredible and the drive their is unbelievably beautiful. Cannot recommend this enough. Highly recommend the scenic flight tour return too.More

Thank kimberleyopinion
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kimberley, Thanks for taking our JUCY Vista day tour to Milford Sound, and for leaving us this fantastic review! Coach Cruise Fly sure is the ultimate way to experience the Fiordland National Park and gain the best of both worlds :-) Seeing the incredible...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Worth it! Must do!

We just got back from our coach-cruise-coach and it was comfortable the whole way! We actually booked the basic coach but because it wasn't a busy day we got to join those on the glass roof coach! Johnny was our driver and made our day...More

Thank ekn2b2013
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Ekn2b2013, Thanks for joining our Coach & Cruise day tour to Milford Sound, and for leaving us your wonderful feedback :-) Wow lucky you receiving a free upgrade to our glass roof coach! Sounds like your lucky day :-) The bird's eye view of...More

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