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Real Journeys

Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6000
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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).
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Milford Sound Hwy | Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, Milford Sound 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked an overnight on the Milford Wanderer and thoroughly enjoyed it. The boat leaves dock late afternoon and returns mid-morning. This means, that for the most part, there is no one else out on the Sound while you are there. The quiet enjoyment of...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I took the scenic tour. We were blessed with great weather - beautiful sunshine on an afternoon in winter. The scenery was breathtaking.We even saw some dolphins & seals. Our tour guide was very informative and knew her stuff, she knew just...More

Thank Natalie K
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Natalie. Thanks for taking the time to post this fantastic, five star review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed yourself on this trip. We are pleased to read how highly you rated the commentary from your guide - we pride...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I travelled to Milford Sound with Brian - a brilliant and entertaining guide. We were very lucky with the weather - beautiful sunshine on a winters day. The scenery, both on the coach tour and the boat, was breathtaking. A definite must...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless the only fish you've seen are the ones in your dinner plate, you can bypass the ‘Real Journeys Night Cruise & Aquarium’ in Milford Sound, New Zealand. Take any 2-hour or so day cruise instead, preferably in the afternoon. You will have the opportunity...More

Thank Theo V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Email correspondence was prompt. Expect to be treated as a faceless guest with no sympathies or personal touch to the point of being rude. Bear in mind there are no toilets pn the long bus ride to milford, and also none at their hq. Strongly...More

Thank Mceroni
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Mceroni. Thanks for taking the time to post this review. We are disappointed to read that that the comments and behaviour from our driver failed to live up to our usual high standards. I can assure you that this is the exception rather...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my Girlfriend booked this bus and cruise of one review relating to the bus driver being the highlight ...... that review was not wrong. Adrian was our coach driver on the 3/6/17 and all i can say is that who ever found that man has...More

Thank andrewcaithness91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked multiple tours with Real Journeys by email and got prompt and helpful replies. Got discounts for the multiple bookings and for YHA membership which made the expensive tours more affordable. The Nature cruise was a full day trip and well worth the money. Was...More

Thank wingsonwheels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Real Journeys is one of the best companies in New Zealand to experience the eighth wonder of the World. Pure class by the family owned company. One of the best buses in New Zealand with good comfort. Well planned trip with a good lunch box....More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Milford Sound is beautiful. We saw waterfalls and seals and went all the way out to the Tasman Sea. However, what we will never forget from our day with Real Journeys is the half-hour ride there and back in a very small plane! If you're...More

Thank Silvia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Nature Cruise uses a larger ship than most, with a full bar and snacks available for purchase. (free coffee/tea). Also it wouldn't be tossed around in rough seas as much as the smaller boat tours. I went ahead and booked this particular cruise because...More

Thank Kathy C
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Soon Yiu O
Is the milford sound scenic cruise having the least crowd at 3pm compare to the other time? Will it be very late/dark/difficult for me to drive back to te anau if i am following the 3pm cruise?
22 June 2017|
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Response from Angela M | Reviewed this property |
I would not go late in the day (we did an over night cruise in April- and it was dark quite early)- or in winter- we had limited visibility and rain- although the water falls were fabulous! If I had my time again- i would... More
which company did you book your tour with? thanks
1 January 2017|
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Response from dani1981madrid | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer. We booked with Real Journeys in their website.
Good morning, Thank you for your 'Trip Advisor' note. We are going to Milford Sound in February. We are looking at the Wanderer overnight cruise versus the Mariner overnight cruise. Do you know the difference at all? We are coming from Alberta, Canada. Thank you for your time. Judy
13 November 2016|
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Response from D M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judy, My wife and I did the Marina overnight but did look at the Wanderer option. Other than price, the main difference was the Marina was a bigger boat with ensuites for each room. We kayaked in the afternoon which I... More