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Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown

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  • 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$45.21
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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
From US$104.34
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.
From US$68.86
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.
From US$59.13
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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 (44)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
It's so beautiful

The scenery was absolutely amazing and we were lucky to see dolphins, seals and Kea parrots! We had wonderful driver Hele and Captain Seshi who made our trip more interesting. Really learnt a lot from the commentary too.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wanderlustthebird
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, Thanks for joining our coach & cruise day tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing your lovely feedback with us! We're lucky to have an amazing crew of enthusiastic and proud ambassadors for New Zealand who have heaps of amazing insider facts they...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome day!

Highly recommend the glass roof coach & cruise and try to get Hele as your driver. She is full of history, love of the land, facts, figures and fun - made our day! And the lovely Fjord skippered our boat and went so close to...More

Thank paulaoutthere
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paula, Thanks for joining our Milford Sound tour, and for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. That's awesome news you had such a blast with Heli! We are very lucky to have her as part of our team of passionate, proud and enthusiastic drivers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best way to see Milford Sound

Definitely do this version! It's a long day from Queenstown and having the glass roof bus, plus a nicer/smaller/newer luxury cat on the sound was definitely the way to go. They also provided a yummy lunch bag full of snacks that got us through the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank escheah
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Escheah, Thanks for joining our JUCY Gem coach & cruise day tour and for sharing your awesome feedback with us! We're delighted your had such an awesome time with Brett on tour :-) Really makes a difference to have a seasoned pro at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Milford Sound Cruise left us speechless- in a very good way!

Initially, we were booked for a Jucy bus tour to and from Queenstown and a Milford Sound cruise. But due to maintenance, we had a free upgrade to the Coach Tour with glass roof on the bus and a Pita Pit lunch during the cruise....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ina P
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ina, Thank you for choosing JUCY for your Milford Sound adventure, and for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review! Wow, sounds like you were just blown away by this incredibly beautiful part of New Zealand! It really does feel unreal; you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
So many adorable penguins!!!

Wonderful coach tour and incredible cruise of Milford Sound! Our tour guide, Heli, was so informative and wonderful!! She shared so much about her culture with us throughout the drive! During our cruise, we ended up seeing a large group of Fiordland Crested Penguins, including...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ashley M
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Ashley, Thank you for taking our coach and cruise tour to Milford Sound and for leaving us this lovely review! Delighted to hear you had such a fantastic time with Heli. She is truly passionate about all things New Zealand and Fiordland and more...More

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