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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I travelled to Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys on 27th November. The whole process from start to finish was so easy! With the Doubtful trip there is a lot of changing vehicles due to it being harder to get to than Milford Sound, we were never left waiting and every transition was so easy and well organised! Doubtful Sound itself was just incredible! We couldn't have asked for a better trip! The staff were so accommodating and knowledgeable on every aspect of the day! We were so lucky and we saw Humpback Whales out in the sea which no words could describe! I just wish we could have done the overnight trip! Would 100% recommend to anybody!

Thank you so much to everyone working on the day for making it unforgettable! :)

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LouiseCowlishaw2493
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Day trip to Milford Sound with Real Journeys. Leaves Queenstown at 07.30.

The coach was spacious with recliner seats placed at a slight angle to see out of the window. Large windows and glass roof.
It’s long be prepared, we took packed lunch and snacks / drinks.

Driver ran a good trip, making sure everyone knew when the comfort stops were planned and how long between breaks, drinks snacks etc.
Coffee in Ta Anau after 2 hrs. Then 3 scenic stops on the way into the sound. A further 2 hrs.

Nature cruise with commentary in English only explaining the rocks, plants marine life. All very interesting lasted 2.15.
Return trip back only 1 stop in Ta Anau.

Driver Hudson gave lots of interesting information and quiet times when we could snooze.
All told 8 hrs in a coach was as hassle free as possible. So would recommend Real Journeys.
Nature’s architecture at its best.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KathC687
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a really nice boat, with great staff. They give you a lot of commentary and information throughout the cruise. They get you in right close to waterfalls, penguins (Fjiorland yellow crested penguins...so cute) and seals. Food and beverages are available, basic box lunch stuff but good. They do have free tea and coffee throughout the cruise. It is thrilling to go up top, or out to the front of the boat to really experience the sights, sounds and feel the Sound. Highly recommend. Bring binoculars.
This is a wonderful experience in Fjiorland.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank canada777-1207
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Our Real Journey driver and cruise captain were very friendly and generous in sharing their knowledge! We made several stops along the way for toilet breaks and picture taking. My family and I were really lucky as it wasn’t a rainy day (we went on Nov 19), so we get to witness the marine animals and enjoy the Milford Sound even better.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ain S
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Kia Ora Ain, thanks for the five star review! We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed this trip to beautiful Milford Sound.
Regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful cruise through the Sound with beautiful scenery all the way out to the Tasman Sea.
The boat has 2 levels of comfortable indoor seating and a top outdoor deck.
There is coffee and tea for free or light snacks, soft drinks , beer and wine for sale.
A lovely way to spend an afternoon and a beautiful sight to see.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank russell85
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