Boat Rides & Cruises in Milford Sound

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Milford Sound

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  • Autoxer48
    Timonium, MD274 contributions
    Cruise was very nice. Scenery was beautiful. Lucky that it was a sunny day and the water was very calm. Narration was great. Boat was not crowded.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Anne-Marie M
    Alloa UK15 contributions
    Outstanding scenery, just breathtaking. Lovely friendly coach driver and the crew on board the boat were very friendly and informative, definitely a wonderful experience
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Russ McElhaney
    3 contributions
    I especially liked the fact that we were booked on the smaller cruise ship (the cruise is part of the package, but the tour operators do not own the ship) . Also, on the van trip to Milford Sound, there were plenty of bathroom breaks and the bathrooms were clean. Our tour guide was local and very knowledgeable. We were also lucky that the weather allowed us to fly back (be forewarned that there is some risk of flights being cancelled due to weather and in that case you take the van back. )
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Sharon K
    Fitzroy, Australia7 contributions
    Ash our tour guide was enthusiastic, informative, professional and genuinely interested in pleasing her “guests”. Our day was very wet which made for great waterfalls but unfortunately meant our flight home over the mountains was canceled for safety reasons. Having said that, the refund for this part of our booking was back in my account before the cancellation was officially announced. Overall, cannot fault this company
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Colleen A
    2 contributions
    The trip was truly amazing. Our tour guide Jonathan went out of his way to ensure we saw amazing sights along the way. The drive was comfortable. The group size perfect. We had a great picnic lunch. Not sure if Cheeky Kiwi had ordered in the sunshine but the day could not have been more perfect. The beauty of Milford Sound is something that I don’t have enough words to describe. Definitely would recommend Cheeky Kiwi. It was a wonderful tour.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • ponnip
    London, UK4 contributions
    The cruise was very enjoyable. The scenery was stunning, the boat was comfortable and had the amenities we needed. The underwater observatory did not live up to expectations.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Lindasean
    Burlington, Vermont4 contributions
    We had a fantastic day exploring milford sound by foot and by boat thanks to the care put into it by Trips and Tramps. Our guide “PC” was very personable and incredibly knowledgeable about flora, fauna, Māori legends, tracks, history, and geography of the area. It made our trip so much more than a hike and cruise. If you get him as a guide, keep asking questions. He is a veritable font of information, all delivered with great stories.
    To top it off, I left my cap in their van after a long day and they kindly delivered it to our hotel door…Thank you!
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Mathura S
    1 contribution
    Brandon was our tour guide/bus operator on this trip and we really lucked out because he was fabulous! He spent the entire drive up providing us with commentary about the surrounding area and the local sights (so much so that the commentary on the actual boat ride was made redundant). He was extremely knowledgeable, kind and courteous. He even helped us arrange an additional trip the next day to the local glow worm caves and made sure that we were picked up and dropped off, despite not being our bus operator for that trip.

    I'd be remiss not to mention Ian, who was also helpful but not nearly as much :)
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • DearV
    Macau, China2 contributions
    We loved the whole journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound. The Coach arrived on time, clean and comfortable. Our driver Brandon provided excellent service throughout the entire trip. The music on the bus was great and Brandon delivered stories in a entertaining way. We stopped at several scenic spots, giving us plenty of time to take photos and rest. Although the journey was long, we had a good time on the bus.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Joel G
    2 contributions
    This tour is 110% absolutely recommended. It is one of the top three things we did on our 2 week southern New Zealand excursion. The views driving in/out were amazing, but the serenity of the fjords in person is something that must be experienced. Hopefully you're lucky enough to catch a little rain and see a pop-up waterfall which the boat captains are nice enough to dip the nose into if their not too massive. Disclosure: This trip was March 2016, but I've been planning a trip back ever since.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Nicole M
    4 contributions
    One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. The tour was absolutely perfect being able to fly over the mountains and see the waterfalls during the cruise. Incredible. Photos don’t even do it justice it was so gorgeous it can barely be described. Must go and experience for yourself!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Jen
    New South Wales, Australia25 contributions
    Very good no nonsense comentry in English, large clean boat. Staff around and happy to answer questions. Food on board although we were to awe inspired at the scenery to eat. A very good day the drive from Te Anou is also has fantastic scenery.
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • cathy f
    3 contributions
    We had Shane as our guide and he was AMAZING!! Funny, very knowledgeable and extremely courteous.
    He made the experience for us!
    Beautiful views, waterfalls and we learned so much about the area and the Maori culture.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Sarah E
    10 contributions
    What a beautiful day we had in Milford Sound. Kevin our driver was very prompt, courteous an provided great info along the way. Only 8 in our comfortable van. The picnic lunch provide was tasty and plentiful. I would recommend this tour.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Donna C
    Greater Newcastle, Australia6 contributions
    Wonderful experience, great staff and flight in was amazing with fantastic views. Boat ride gets you up close and personal
    Written 25 February 2024
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