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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Overview
Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise aboard a modern, spacious and comfortable catamaran.

Look out for dolphins, seals and penguins against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and a luxuriant rainforest as you marvel at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders

Visit the open top deck for unlimited 360 degree views and photo opportunities, or choose a beverage from the on board bar during Happy Half Hour.

Take the opportunity to meet the skipper in the open wheelhouse, or if you're feeling adventurous, join the friendly crew for a free glacial shower as the boat noses under Stirling Falls.

Choose to self drive and meet at the pier or take an optional bus tour from Queenstown or Te Anau through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound.
Itinerary
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You’ll have 2 starting options
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Fiordland National Park
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Milford Sound
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Milford Sound scenic cruise with indoor and outdoor viewing spaces
  • Chance to see dolphins, seals, and penguins in the wild
  • Book transportation and cruise together so you don’t miss the boat
  • Convenient pickup available at Te Anau or Queenstown hotels
What to Expect
Meet at the pier in Milford Sound, where you board your boat for a scenic cruise along Milford Sound. As you marvel at the soaring cliffs and waterfalls, enjoy fresh air on deck or stay warm in an indoor cabin stocked with hot tea and water. Either spot is ideal for watching for dolphins, seals, and rare penguins, and you’ll get unobstructed views of Mitre Peak and the Tasman Sea before returning to shore. If you opt to book transportation to Milford Sound, meet your driver at your Queenstown or Te Anau hotel; the drive takes about four hours and two hours, respectively. Both journeys pass through Fiordland National Park’s beautiful mountain landscapes including the Hollyford Valley, the Darran Mountains, and rain forest canyons—and there are plenty of breaks to take short walks and ample photos along the way. After the cruise, your driver returns you to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: JUCY Cruise Milford Sound, Milford Sound Visitor Centre (Terminal and Boat Harbour), Milford Sound Highway, Milford 9679, New Zealand
2: The Station Information and Booking Centre, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up for the QUEENSTOWN coach tour is available from certain hotels and bus stops in Queenstown and along the Frankton Road.

Pick up for the TE ANAU coach tour is available from all major hotels, motels, holiday parks and backpackers in Te Anau.
The central pick up for the Te Anau Coach & Cruise tour is the bus stop at Kiwi Country Cafe, Miro Street, Te Anau at 7:30am.

YOU WILL NEED TO CONFIRM YOUR PICK UP LOCATION AND TIME WITH THE OPERATOR
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Complimentary tea and hot water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air Conditioned Coach (if coach tour selected)
Exclusions
  • Lunch, snacks, drinks, and coffee (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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One of the best scenic cruise I’ve ever had ! This place is very magical ! The Staff are lovely and friendly ! The History comments of Rob the captain are exceptional and so good to hear some nice music matching the atmosphere ( Celine Dion,AC/DC ..) Top Captain and Great
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Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hey Oli, Thanks for cruising Milford Sound JUCY style, and for sharing your awesome feedback! We're pretty biased but absolutely believe magical Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful place in New Zealand, if not the world. We are also pretty lucky to have an awesome team of friendly skippers and crew who are so proud to be able to show off their beautiful back yard. Bit of Celine as a soundtrack is the cherry on top! Thanks again for choosing JUCY, and we hope you join us again on your next venture into Fiordland, Best, Kate
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Loved our jucy cruise in Milford Sound. The 50% off for a Jucy driver was a great bonus, the boat had plenty of space plus free tea which was nice! Weather was perfect, although Jucy cant claim responsibility on that one. But the best part for us was the captain. He gave us
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Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hey Suzywoozy, Thanks for choosing JUCY for your Milford Sound adventure, and for sharing your lovely feedback. We certainly can't take credit for the good weather, but we will always take it is a win! We will take full responsibility though for having an incredible team of super skippers and friendly crew who make the Milford Sound experience a very memorable one for each of our guests :-) Thanks for keeping it JUCY for your rental and cruise, and we hope to see you back in Fiordland again soon, Best, Kate
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Currently renting a jucy camper so got a bit of discount for one of us which was great. Captain seemed to be doing everything, commentary and driving the boat! Multi-talented. Our favourite thing was how close we got to the waterfall! Being British we also loved the free tea!
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Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Lyds, Thanks for choosing JUCY for your Milford Sound cruise, and for your wonderful feedback. We were thrilled to be able to show you some JUCY love and thanks for keeping it in the family! We are so fortunate to have a very enthusiastic and multi-talented team of both skippers and crew :-) Nothing better than some free tea to warm you up after a very refreshing dip under the waterfall too. Thank you again for cruising with us, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your New Zealand adventure, Best, Kate
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The captain Rob was lovely. The cruise was really pretty with some nice little insights with pieces of information. Would liked to have had complimentary tea and coffee available. Was just tea. Comfortable ride. Nicely conducted.
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Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Hey Howluckyrwe, Thanks for joining our JUCY Cruise and for sharing this lovely review with us. We are thrilled you had such a great time with Rob! He is a true gent, and a very popular member of our awesome JUCY crew :-) The scenery really does speak for itself too, and those incredible views just never run out! We like to think we're pretty generous providing free tea and hot water with a happy half hour at the bar, as well as pretty competitively priced goods from Lil Miss Lucy's eatery and the Cookie Time bar but we'll certainly take your feedback on board. Thanks again for travelling with us, and we hope you join us on your next Milford adventure, Best, Kate
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Epic cruise! Thanks to the captain for being an absolute legend. Oh how we loved sterling falls. (and the tip to see the Chasm after was very much appreciated😉) Thanks so much, naked_kate
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Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Hey Kate, Thanks for joining our JUCY Cruise at Milford Sound, and for sharing this lovely review. So thrilled to hear you had such a ball with Rob :-) He is a firm favourite with crew and guests alike and a huge asset to our super team. Well done for getting amongst the free shower at Stirling Falls too with some of the freshest water on the planet! Thanks again for choosing JUCY, and we hope to see you back in Fiordland again soon, Best, Kate
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themanfromearth
Singapore, Singapore
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Fabulous guide! Amazing experience.
Absolutely fantastic drive up to Milford and back. The best part was not the sound but the bus driver. I am so
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Shenae Fisher
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One of a kind experience
Had such an amazing experience, the crew were so friendly and accommodating not only onboard the boat but at the
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calebwhitaker
Cessnock, Australia
174
Well organised really long day
The trip is about 12.5 hours from Queenstown, make sure to pack food and water because you get one stop for lunch
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Meg D
1621
Highlight of trip!
First of all, starting in Te Anau vs Queenstown is so worth it! It cuts 4-5 hours off your trip and puts you in
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Johnphodge
128
Great Trip with a Fantastic Guide
We decided decided to do the early morning trip out to Milford Sound which departs Queenstown at 6am. The
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AussieTraveller
20
The Gem Jucy Boat Fantastic Milford
The Gem is a smaller and newer boat belonging to the Jucy franchise. We rang Jucy two days before and received 20%
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Long X
22
Robbie our bus driver was amazing!
We started our day cranky bcs it was 5:40 am but the chipper warm demeanor of Robbie was friendly and welcoming.
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JessFree
Dunedin, New Zealand
7747
Great cruiee
My husband and I did the Milford sound cruise with our 8 week old. It was a lovely cruise, despite the misty
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JiyaK
20
Milford Sound
Amazing experince and place like no other. Must visit sight. The cruise was amazing and we had lot of fun. Only
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Oli on the road
Queenstown, New Zealand
51
Rob Top Captain !
One of the best scenic cruise I’ve ever had ! This place is very magical ! The Staff are lovely and friendly ! The
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