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Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6000
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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 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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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“milford mariner” (167 reviews)
“overnight cruise” (283 reviews)
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked an afternoon cruise with Real Journeys and I think it was a good choice as we were driving ourselves and this allowed us plenty of time to get there. It also meant the rain and stopped and sun was out for our 2pm...More

Thank eurotrip26
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love love loved our trip on the Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise. When people ask how we liked New Zealand, I always start with the Milford Sound. I think the overnight aspect was worth it by itself because you get more of a full day in...More

Thank Kristen B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Travelled with Real Journeys ex Te Anau to Milford. Found this company very professional and easy to deal with. Our driver (Brian) was very knowledgeable and witty with his commentary. While Milford Sound is as good as everyone says, getting there is almost as good....More

Thank Sambo186
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the early morning start until the seven pm return to our Hotel the day was perfect. While the drive from Queenstown to Milford is fairly long it was through some of the most beautify countryside. The scenery is spectacular with the snow covered mountains...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cruised the milford Sound the trip from Te Anua was great our bus driver was fantastic and organised a helicopter flight back to Te Anau. You could not have asked for morefreindly staff ever.

Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the Milford sound scenic cruise with real journeys, highly enjoyed this cruise, crew were great and was only a small amount of us on the boat which made it very comfortable. The guide was okay needed to know a bit more local knowledge as...More

Thank JonoL93
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did lots of research of which company to travel with for our cruise in the Milford Sounds and Real Journeys had the best and most consistently positive reviews, and they did not disappoint. They were fantastic - such great staff, perfect commentary and warm...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Friday 4th May. We were on a coach tour which included a lunch cruise on boat - Milford Sovereign. The food was nothing special but the scenery was superb, well worth doing any type of cruise when you visit Milford Sound.

1  Thank Michael-4551
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had booked the option of the coach from Queenstown, cruise and overnight stay on the Milford Mariner, and Cessna back to Queenstown. We went on May 19, the last overnighter of the season. Given the limited number of daylight hours, we debated whether it...More

Thank HazFly
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This company is a bit more expensive than some other options, but it is so worth it because of the great buses they have (after all, it is a five hour drive one way and the difference the windows in the ceilings (!) also make...More

Thank Globetrotter7508
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Kwai Yin L
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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