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About Real Journeys
Choose a Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise and experience the fiord's majestic scenery from the comfort of our spacious modern vessels. Exceptional viewing opportunities, spacious decks and comfortable lounges. Look out for seals, dolphins and penguins en route, cruise close to waterfalls and enjoy the magnificent vistas. Informative commentaries in several languages. Delicious lunches available. Departs Milford Sound (all year). Coach connections also available from Te Anau and Queenstown. Fly back option to Queenstown available (extra cost).
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Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise
95 reviews
US$249.44 per adult
Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound
25 reviews
US$59.06 per adult
US$214.70 per adult
Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau
9 reviews
US$302.25 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From picking us up in Queenstown, to having a cab meet us upon our return, every part of this trip was first class. We took the 6 hour bus ride to the Sound on the Great Journeys bus. Our driver did a great job with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't board till 4.15pm and were greeted by the friendly staff, hot soup and bread roll straight up..yum, then a boat ride to the Milford Track.Rooms are adequate, just two single beds,and the amenities were fine(flushing toilet), dinner was delicious, Stewart Island Salmon and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bushbowler
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family thoroughly enjoyed going to Milford Sound with Real Journey! Comfortable bus, interesting commentary en route, and had stops along the way for photos. Much more relaxing than trying to drive to and fro from Te Anau! We took our lunch with us which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky to have a lovely day, the boat was clean, seating was spacious and comfortable around a table. The staff was friendly and the commentary was very informative, clear and easy to understand. There was easy access to the top deck. We didn't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sueann B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First, the actual boat crew and ride throw them Jucy cruises was awesome. The crew were friendly and the scenery is great. The bus ride there, though, was terrible. The bus itself had no intercom and the driver was surly, to say the least. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CalgaryTraveler30
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a road trip and then the cruise out of Milford Sound. First the scenery along the way was pretty. Then right before the Homer Tunnel there are super high waterfalls. We went on cruise tour of the sound. It was beautiful, with waterfalls...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dtgolish
Reviewed 6 days ago

The best way to see Milford sound has got to be the overnight cruise. The Mariner has rooms with their own bathroom and offers fantastic food. The kayaks were great and the small boat guide was very informative. The food was great and plentiful. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank F9070BZandreaw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked the Wanderer Overnight boat on Milford Sound. The bus picked us up at Te Anau at 12:30 (we made several scenic stops) and we boarded our vessel at 4:30 pm. They anchored the boat to serve soup and then boarded us in a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mychelle F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a couple of tours with these guys - Milford sound day tour & Doubtful Sound overnight tour. Overall they're well-organized, the food is good, and the staff work really hard. Couple of hiccups: -Rude bus driver (Dean) en route to Milford Sound - a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank worldtravel108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend the 135 minute cruise at 10.30am. It was very interesting and enjoyable taking us past cliffs, waterfalls and fir seals until the entrance of the fjord, where we had the delight of a brief appearance of some dolphins. This particular outing comes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Jules060617 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is a feasible option. Try Real Journeys or another company.
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Response from Monteforae | Reviewed this property |
Best place to get all that info is from Real Journeys themselves. They provide great customer service and will call you (international) as well to answer all your questions. The Scenic Cruise has the commentary in about... More
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Response from mrsbridgetdavey | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the nature cruise. The overnight one is truly amazing but wholly unsuitable for young children. There was a mother and young son on our overnight cruise and he was obviously bored and his poor mama didn't... More