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“Excellent boat cruise, even better after rain with HUGE waterfalls!”
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Real Journeys
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US$252.65*
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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This boat cruise was much more fun than I had expected. Two to three-hour cruise with lunch and the chance to photograph 100's, yes hundreds of waterfalls that feel 200 to 400 feet all around the Sound. Outstanding to say the least! Huge help that it rained the previous day and filled up the lakes and streams at the top of the mountains around the Sound, hence the large number of beautiful waterfalls. Plus got to take pictures of seals laying out on a nearby rock. Wow, did not expect a tour, boat ride, pictures, lunch that was this outstanding. Suggest you make reservations and not to miss it!!

Date of experience: January 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for this amazing review. We are delighted to see how much fun you had on tour. The sounds in Fiordland are absolutely magnificent when it rains! We hope the rest of your time in New Zealand is just as enjoyable.
Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

A wonderful few hours spent cruising around Mildford Sound. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The picnic lunch was good and plenty of food. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for the 5 star review. We are delighted to see how highly you rated your experience with us in Milford Sound.
Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We took the 7:15 coach trip to Milford on a beautiful hot and sunny day. The bus driver was great with regular scenic stops and lots of pieces of information about the area. The 2hr 15min nature cruise was the perfect amount of time to get up close with the sound. We even saw seals and dolphins and were kept entertained by the guide. Be warned it is an extremely long day getting back to Queenstown at about 8pm but worth it.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Kia Ora Sarah and thanks for the review. We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your trip to Milford Sound with us. We've been blessed to have plenty of wildlife in the sounds this summer meaning lots of satisfied visitors! We agree that it is a long trip from Queenstown however definitely worth the trip. For people who are staying in Queenstown and not up to such a long coach ride, then we do offer the option of flying to Milford however this is weather dependent.
Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Best way to have a glimpse up and close of Milford Sound. Stunning waterfalls, stunning scenery and seals are highlights of the cruise.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

It was quite a trek to get there but once in Doubtful Sound (Deep Cove) it was breathtaking. Knowledgeable guide narrated cruise. We saw baby seals and bottlenose dolphins. The boat was turned off at one point to bask in the sounds and sites of this peaceful, stunning place. It was a bit cold and very windy so bring a jacket.

Date of experience: January 2018
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