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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 6000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked to the Real Journeys Centre for 7.40 to board our coach, however the company were happy to pick up people from their hotels. Our driver named Curls (Diane) was lovely. She gave interesting commentary throughout the journey to and back from Milford Sounds....More

Thank Jenny O
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Jenny, Thank you for your fantastic review! Our teams work hard to deliver a stellar experience and we are so happy to hear you loved your time with us on the Milford Nature Coach & Cruise. Kind Regards - The Team at Real...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Used Real Journeys for both Milford and Doubtful cruises. Really good staff with great commentary on both tours. Definitely recommended.

Thank SteveM999_12
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Steve, We are happy to hear you were well taken care of by our crew and enjoyed the iconic Milford and Doubtful Sound cruises with us. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's difficult to negatively critic an experience at Milford Sound. To be in it's presence is away inspiring but...... Greeted... the staff. Friendly enough however we kind of felt like we were at a sleepover at their place. A nice enough host took us on...More

Thank Melinda K
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Melinda, Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your experience. We are very disappointed to hear the details of your recent trip with us. Our guests are at the centre of everything we do and it is concerning to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked an overnight cruise to Milford Sound, which (un)fortunately got canceled since the road was closed. We changed our reservation to an overnight cruise day later to Doubtful Sound and were absolutely happy with the arrangement. Shorter drive from Queenstown - we took...More

Thank Anna M
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Anna, Thank you for a wonderful review. You captured us perfectly! We are extremely passionate about what we do, we feel incredibly blessed to call this our home and we love the journey and are excited to bring our guests with us. As...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most beautiful and spectacular place to go on a boat. Real journeys had a very nice boat, very large, clean and the food for the picnic lunch was good.

Thank Jeannie D
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Jeannie, We are delighted you had a great time. Thank you for the 5 star review. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Road was closed on the day of our original booking, however call centre staff were fantastic and were great to deal with. The following day saw the road open later than expected, so we missed our 2nd booking, however the staff at the information centre...More

Thank NicoleIreland16
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Nicole, We are so happy to hear our team took good care of you and communicated effectively given the road closures and delays. We work hard to ensure our guests have a good experience despite weather disruptions, so we are happy to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We cruised today on the Milford Mariner for the nature cruise with a five year old and eight year old. I was uncertain when booking whether the scenic or nature cruise would be best and am pleased with my choice. It was not crowded and...More

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Lucy, Thanks for the review. We are delighted you experienced this trip with us despite not being entirely certain at the outset. It is always reassuring to hear our guest felt they made the right choice and had a great experience. Glad your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a night on the real journeys Mariner in Milford sound .What a great trip ,the ship, the crew , the sights we had it all . The trip is really well done did the short cruise out to the waterfall then jumped onto...More

Thank Byron L
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Byron, Thank you for a wonderful review. We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed this experience. It is great to hear you were well looked after by our stellar crew and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards -...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's never great when you arrive for check in and your booking can't be found. Within 2 minutes Real Journeys staff identified we had mistakenly booked tickets for a trip a month earlier! Flawless customer service was demonstrated with no judgement 'mistakes happen' and tickets...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Real Journeys we had an excuse to cruise overnight on the Milford Mariner to support KidsCan. The bus from Queenstown to Milford didn’t excite us. But after meeting our driver Carl and listening to him we swiftly changed our minds. Fantastic, knowledgeable and...More

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KwaiYinL
8 July 2018|
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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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hillys41
4 July 2018|
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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
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