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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$43.74
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Gem Glass Roof Coach&CruiseMost Popular
Premium Glass Roof Coach tour with round-trip transport to Milford Sound. Pickups from various Queenstown hotels. Includes hamper lunch in Te Anau with exclusive reserved seating
US$133.91
Gem Cruise only Afternoon
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$66.62
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 11:30am from October to April or 11:45am from May to September.
US$57.20
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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.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Coach as awesome as cruise

The coach trip through the fiordlands was INCREDIBLE. There were multiple photograph stops and the guide/driver Jeremy was a wealth of knowledge. I learnt so much on the ride and we even got to see a Kea bird. The cruise was incredible too, seeing beautiful...More

Thank Tiarne T
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tiarne, Thanks for joining our coach & cruise day tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing your experience with us! Sounds like a fantastic day in Fiordland, with plenty of wildlife on show. Delighted to hear that our incredibly knowledgeable Jeremy was on hand...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worst product and customer service with careless problem solving

They knew boat's problem and out of order but kept on leaving clients waiting outside cold weather for an hour and 1/2 or so without any proper explanation. Young, children, old grannies were struggling to stand in cold and windy weather waiting boat. Just disgusting...More

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

Hi David, Thank you for sharing your important feedback with us. We are so disappointed to that your experience was so far below the high standard we strive to achieve on a daily basis. We pride ourselves on our customer service and incredible team, so...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Must do Activity

The whole crew was awesome. This is a must do activity from Queenstown. Jucy people are expert and professional in their service. The driver (Sorry forgot his name… I think Jeremy/BOSS) was skilful and filled with knowledge. The lunch was fresh and drinks options on...More

1  Thank amgagan
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Amgagan, Thanks for cruising Milford Sound the JUCY way, and for leaving us this super review! Jeremy ''The Boss' is a seasoned pro at navigating that Milford Road, and is always happy to share his wealth of knowledge. We're really lucky to have him...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile
Great tour

We took the bus from Queenstown to Milford Sound, our driver (Johnny) was really nice and offered lots of interesting comments along the route. The cruise was also really nice and longer than others companies.More

Thank Daniel G
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Daniel, Thanks for choosing JUCY for your Milford Sound tour, and for sharing your feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your coach trip with the awesome Johnny, and that you had a great time on board our cruise too :-) Enjoy the rest of your...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018
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 13 August 2018

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

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