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Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown

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  • Cruise the length of Milford Sound
  • Enjoy open decks and heated cabins
  • Watch for wildlife and enjoy dramatic scenery
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Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
From USD 44.85
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Gem Glass Roof Coach&CruiseMost Popular
Premium Glass Roof Coach tour with round-trip transport to Milford Sound. Pickups from various Queenstown hotels. Includes hamper lunch in Te Anau with exclusive reserved seating
From USD 103.51
Gem Cruise only (Lunchtime)
1-hour and 45-minute Milford Sound cruise aboard Gem of the Sound; no coach tour or transport. Departs from Milford Sound at 1:30pm from October to April or 1:45pm from May to September.
From USD 68.32
Gem Cruise Only (Morning)
1-hour and 45-minute Milford Sound luxury cruise aboard Gem of the Sound; no coach tour or transport. Departs from Milford Sound at 11:30am from October to April or 11:45am from May to September.
From USD 58.66
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Overview
Cruise the spectacular waters of Milford Sound, passing colonies of fur seals, tumbling waterfalls, and soaring cliffs. You’ll explore on a boat whose viewing decks and glassed-in cabins are ideal for sightseeing in any weather, traveling all the way from Mitre Peak to the Tasman Sea. Make your own way to Milford Sound, or opt for round-trip transport from Queenstown by glass-roofed coach, with sightseeing, short hikes, and narration along the way.
What to Expect
For the cruise only option step aboard the magnificent three deck Gem of the Sound, and enjoy a scenic cruise along the spectacular Milford Sound. Admire towering mountains, vertical cliffs and hanging valleys. Feel the spray from the waterfalls that cascade from an ancient rainforest high in the mountains and look out for New Zealand fur seal colonies and dolphins swimming nearby. Your 1 hour 30 minute cruise meanders past Mitre Peak and as you navigate the length of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea, let the scenery transport you back to a time of magical wilderness with its towering mountains, vertical cliffs and hanging valleys. Before your cruise takes you back to the bay, learn about the local flora and fauna and hear some fascinating history and Maori legends from your expert guide.  If you upgrade for an additional glass roof coach tour to Milford Sound, you’re picked up from the closest bus stop to your hotel in Queenstown. Take a journey through the Fiordland National Park, listening to informative narration about the stunning scenery, and stop along the way to take photographs and do some short nature walks.  Discover the optical illusion of the Avenue of Disappearing Mountains, which seem to sink into the surrounding beech forest. View Hollyford Valley and the Darran Mountains before entering the Homer Tunnel, and snap photos of majestic Mt Tutoko, Fiordland National Park’s highest and most glaciated peak. Meet at the wharf for your 1 hour 30 minute cruise on board the Gem of the Sound. After the cruise, sit back and relax on board the coach whilst we take you back to your pick up location.
Reviews (50)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Coach tour & Cruise

Highly recommended and priced correctly .There are lots of cruise operaters in Queenstown with many options. JUCY offer value for money with option to bring your own lunch or buy whilst cruising.Brendon was entertaining and stopped at many photo shot places on our way to...More

Thank Chamrenu
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chamrenu, Thank you for travelling to Milford Sound with us, and for taking the time share your lovely feedback! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your day, and that you found the tour to be good value for money. Delivering top quality products at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GREAT CONDUCT AND RESPONSE

The conduct by Jucy cruise was phenomenal, especially considering that we missed the coach due to misinterpretation of time on our part. Jucy cruise really went out of the way send a taxi to pick us up and had us dropped to next pick up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anuranjan08
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anuranjan, Thank you for travelling to Milford Sound with us, and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback! Wow! We really do our best to ensure that our guests make it to Milford Sound and get to experience the trip of a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highly recommend this tour

As the tour started quite early, we got to see the sunrise over the beautiful mountains. The views were stunning. We couldn't have asked for a better driver. Wayne was absolutely amazing and so informative. He kept us entertained throughout our journey. It was raining...More

Thank Vanii12
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vanii, Thank you for taking our JUCY Sunriser tour to Milford Sound, and for taking the time to share your experience with us. That's awesome that you had such a ball with Wayne! He is a true treasure and we're really lucky to have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Unsatisfactory Experience

We recently did the Milford Sound Glass Roof Coach, Premium Tour. Our driver Carl, was very informative throughout the long drive and we stopped for many photo opportunities which was great. Unfortunately we were the second last to get on the bus, and families who...More

1  Thank caseydoll
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Casey, Thank you for joining our coach & cruise day tour, and for taking the time to share your feedback with us both via email and on TripAdvisor. While we of course prefer when our guests have an entirely positive experience, we always appreciate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Really great!!

Well organized and spectacular tour!! Driver gave great commentary plus a bit of humor and plenty of photo stops. The cruise was just as amazing. It’s a long trip, but well worth the ride!More

Thank 501vincev
jucylucy_11, Guest Relations Manager at JUCY Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vince, Thanks for joining our coach & cruise day tour to Milford Sound, and for sharing your super feedback with us! We're thrilled you had such a good time with our driver! We are so lucky to have an amazing team of guides who...More

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jenpal
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Response from globetrottingshirlsb | Reviewed this property |
If you’re going to be driving anyway, why not drive straight to Milford Sound and join the cruise from there? It’s cheaper and more comfortable. Otherwise it’s a VERY long drive on their bus. Anyway, Jucy makes quite a few... More
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