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Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

Highlights
  • Small-group full-day tour to Milford Sound, from Te Anau
  • Travel by comfortable mini-coach with an informative guide who points out notable sights throughout your journey
  • Take a boat cruise through the fjords of Milford Sound for a stunning up-close experience of this magnificent locale
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Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau
From USD 96.58
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Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau
From USD 96.58
Overview
Escape the crowds of Milford Sound as you cruise through the popular glacier-carved fjord on a full-day excursion, round-trip from Te Anau. The 1.5-hour Milford Sound morning boat trip glides past stunning sights like Mitre Peak, situated in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. En route, stop for short walks at scenic spots like Mirror Lakes and the Chasm. Enjoy small-group transport by mini-coach, limited to 33 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide. Includes lunch plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
After a convenient hotel pickup by mini-coach, depart Te Anau in the morning for the 2.5-hour drive to Milford Sound. Stop with your small group at Mirror Lakes for a photo break, and hear interesting narration about the regional flora and fauna from your guide en route to the World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park.

On arrival, join other travelers for a 1.5-hour Milford Sound cruise before the crowds descend upon this Eighth Wonder of the World. Peer through the boat’s large viewing windows inside the cabin, or get fresh air on the spacious outdoor decks. Your skipper provides illuminating commentary while several naturalists on board point out marine life as you search the icy waters for penguins, bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.

Focus your eye on cascading waterfalls and the 5,550-foot-tall (1,692-meter) Mitre Peak before your return trip to Te Anau. You’ll have lunch and stop to explore several scenic spots on foot, such as the Chasm nature trail, Lake Gunn and the stunning Eglinton Valley, before drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (59)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A brilliant day out

A brilliant day out from Te Anau with stunning views en route as well as on the boat. Our driver was safe, knowledgable and entertaining.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham H
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Graham, Thanks for joining our JUCY Zest tour from Te Anau, and for sharing your lovely feedback with us. Sometimes the journey is just as breath-taking as the destination, and with the Fiordland National Park it's absolutely true :-) Incredible scenery from start to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brilliant!

An escorted bus trip, stopped at all the important landmarks and the Milford Sound boat trip was just amazing and really “awesome”. Mixture of weather conditions, however this did not spoil the trip, probably made the experience “more real”. “A must do”More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Magimx007
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Magimx, Thanks for joining our Milford Sound day tour and for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are so thrilled that you had such an amazing, awesome, and ''must do!'' experience with us :-) Sounds like you got a typical...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Drive from Te Annua and cruise of milford sound

A bit disappointing as we chose this vendor based on other reviews. It was a chilly morning and the driver could not figure out how to operate the heat and had cold air blowing for the first hour. Luckily, during a stop another driver figured...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Amy M
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Amy, Thank you for travelling to Milford Sound with us, and for taking the time to share your experience. I'm sorry to hear that there was a malfunction with the heating in the beginning, and that this spoiled the day for you. Hopefully you...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018
One Day Milford Sound Bus Trip and Cruise

We were very pleased with our outing and found the bus trip and cruise to be a wonderful way for us to explore Milford sound. The bonus for us was the clear blue sky and warm weather we enjoyed. Our driver, Frank, was cheery and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Departure596943
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hey there, Thank you for joining our JUCY Zest coach tour from Te Anau to Milford Sound, and for sharing your lovely feedback with us :-) Thrilled to hear you had such a great time with Frank. He is a proud local who knows pretty...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Amazing bus and cruise package!

We bought the cruise and bus package from Te Anau to Milford Sound. The bus picked us up directly from our hostel and made heaps of stops along the way. Our driver and guide was Simon who was a fantastic wealth of knowledge and absolutely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trentlanek
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hi Trentlanek, Thanks for taking our JUCY Zest coach tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing your lovely feedback with us. We're all about affordable quality and top value for money here at JUCY so we're thrilled you thought it was amazing :-) We're super...More

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Clare B
2 January 2019|
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Response from Magimx007 | Reviewed this property |
Tour booked through Viator, coach picked me up at B and B in Te Anau and others at predetermined pick up locations. Tour booked a week in advance to get the dates to fit in with stay at Te Anau.
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11 October 2018|
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I think around 3:30pm
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