Boat Tours & water sports in Queenstown

Top Boat Tours & Water Sports in Queenstown, New Zealand

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Queenstown

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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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$249.00
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Air Tours
5 hours
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$508.98
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$236.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$209.00
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Full-day Tours
8–13 hours
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$593.00
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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$549.00
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Bus Tours
2–12 hours
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$139.00
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Air Tours
4 hours
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$499.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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$227.76
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Catamaran Cruises
1–2 hours
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$49.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$179.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$612.00
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Dinner Cruises
4 hours
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$149.00
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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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  • Meg B
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    Fantastic trip today with Sinchan, really great commentary, fun stops along the way. Gorgeous scenery the whole day. 100% recommended.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Deanna72
    Renmark, South Australia44 contributions
    This was such a great experience. Andy the pilot made us feel safe and pointed out interesting things along the way. The views from the plane were incredible.
    Once we got to Milford we casually made our way to the marina where were were handed over to the cruise operators.
    The cruise was a great way to see the sound. We chose to stay outside and enjoyed the full experience in the open air. There was plenty to see the whole time, including the iconic waterfalls, dolphins and the stunning mountains. The operators gave us great information during the whole trip.
    The flight back to Queenstown was just as good as the way over.
    I highly recommend this tour.
    Our group was a family group with kids in their 20’s.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Angela J
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    I booked the coach/cruise/flight option. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best and the flight was cancelled but it didn’t matter. We had the best day visiting Milford Sound.
    The scenery on the drive there was spectacular. Our guide Andy was great - very knowledgeable providing history of the lands and wildlife. He also stopped at all the best places so we could get some photos. The cruise was amazing also. 2 hours of stunning sights in a very comfortable boat. Our scenic flight was cancelled in the afternoon due to strong winds. It wasn’t an issue as we had a spot on the coach (which was a great ride) to get back to Queenstown.
    Definitely would recommend this tour to anyone who wants an easy, relaxing day visiting Milford Sound. This was without a doubt the highlight of our trip to NZ.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Bianca
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    The entire trip was awesome!!! The coach ride was reasonably comfortable despite the long drive. The coach driver was absolutely AMAZING!!! He definitely made the experience for me. He takes pride in connecting with the passengers and being his authentic self.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Madeline P
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    Beautiful scenery. Paul (the guide) was very knowledgeable on a broad range of topics (flora, fauna, geography, natural occurrences such as earthquakes and avalanches, adventure sports) and a safe driver. It was very comfortable and relaxing.
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • James G
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    Worth every cent. Fabulous day. Thank you. The return flight detour via Sutherland falls was a bonus
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Mohammad Al Falasi
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    Air Milford is an outstanding and well experienced operator which maintain all safety measures that exceeded our expectation from a family paint of view.
    Great experience to Milford Sound via the air and I would definitely try it again and would highly recommend it. Special thanks to Capt Antony Sproull who went above & beyond towards making this experience most informative and unforgettable
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • May
    Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
    1000% recommend! As a kiwi doing the tour for 1st time I was very impressed by how informative, organised, and exciting the experience was. Our guide and coach driver Ian was knowledgeable and interactive with the large group. The cruise speaks for itself - amazing views like no other. Though it was a very wet day, the whole day was beautiful and even got to spot some local dolphins. It was good that the cruise goes up close and stops by the large 100m+ falls for photo opps too. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be coming back again for this tour! Thanks team! :)
    Written 19 August 2022
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  • Barney
    Nelson, New Zealand47 contributions
    Spur of the moment decision to book this trip on the suggestion of a friend. Despite a pretty wet day we weren’t disappointed at all! Plenty of room on the boat, great to be able to look around the ship. An excellent meal at the other side and all very well run. Kids loved the lot, boat, lunch, desserts++, sheep dog demo and the animals. A really enjoyable day out.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Aliza Hunter
    Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
    We had family come twice and did it both times. We enjoyed this experience both times! The views and flight were amazing! Breathtaking! Our pilot, Will, was knowledgeable and funny! What a great way to see the sound without having to drive. Highly recommend!
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Richard Wetterhahn
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    Absolutely incredible. From the coach ride up with an amazing driver (Brad) who made the 4+ Hour drive enjoyable & informative, to an amazing cruise, topped off with a scenic helicopter back home and landing on a glacier? Words can’t describe how amazing the day was. This is a MUST DO!
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Craig P
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    A great day - Shane our tour guide was brilliant; his local knowledge of plants, animals and stories of Maori and European history in the area made it even better.
    Funny and entertaining too !
    The stops along the way were in really interesting places you may otherwise not know about; and the boat cruise was spectacular with the informative and humorous skipper.
    We highly recommend the tour, great value too.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • Mike
    Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
    2 hour length of journey provides great value for money - exhilarating and informative. Bill the driver was superb. Crisp in winter so rug up well.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • jdg5000
    Christchurch20 contributions
    We did the 2 night cruise on 16 and 17 March and I highly recommend this over the one day trip. It was a fantastic trip, and we had time to explore every arm of the fjord. There was plenty of time to kayak and swim, without having to rush as I think would have been the case with a 1 night trip. Professional yet still friendly crew that all worked really well together as a team. The food was also fantastic, so thanks to the chef. This is not a luxury cruise but everything on the boat was sparkling clean and very well maintained. My only disappointment was the window in the cabin was tiny and so high up you couldn't see out it, so the cabin was very dark. The cabins with the larger windows are the same price and are the ones shown on the website, so this is what I was expecting. However we spent very little time in the cabin so it wasn't a deal breaker, just a bit misleading.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • Justin
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    We had a really wonderful experience with southern cruises, scenic cruise was breath-taking. Crew members on board were really awesome 👌.
    Written 15 August 2022
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