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JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Classic Cruises

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Classic Cruises

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $55.00 per person

Join us aboard the Maiden of Milford for your JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Boat Cruise, and marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. We offer the ideal Milford Sound cruise experience, personal, friendly and uncrowded. Our return Milford Sound Coach & Cruise excursions from Queenstown & Te Anau are ideal for those wanting someone else do the driving. More...

3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour

3 Day Southern Highlights Scenic Tour

Multi-day Coach Tour - South Island

A three day tour offering the best the South Island has to give. Travel to Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford and Dunedin before returning to Christchurch More...

JUCY Cruise Premium Coach & Cruise Tours

JUCY Cruise Premium Coach & Cruise Tours

Day Tour - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $139 per person

Welcome to JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Premium coach tours - an amazing journey that will take you into spectacular Fiordland National Park, a stunning Milford Sound Boat Cruise and an experience of a lifetime. More...

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Milford Experience Scenic Tour (return from Queenstown)

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from NZ $200 per person

A day excursion to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Enjoy a spectacular day in the Fiordland World Heritage Park culminating with a cruise of famous Milford Sound. More...

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Premium Cruises

JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Premium Cruises

Day Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $75.00 per person

Join us aboard the Gem of the Sound for your JUCY Cruise Milford Sound Boat Cruise, and marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. The Gem of the Sound offers an exceptional level of comfort and hospitality, and provides an outstanding experience never before seen in Milford Sound. Our return Milford Sound Coach & Cruise excursions from Queenstown & Te Anau are ideal for those wanting to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving! More...

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Fiordland Expeditions Overnight and Extended Cruises

Overnight Cruise - Doubtful Sound - Starting from NZ $450 per person

Your Doubtful Sound overnight cruise will leave you in complete awe of the outstanding views of untouched beauty, wildlife and the serenity of your experience. Includes a freshly caught and prepared seafood dinner, fishing, kayaking and transfers to and from Manapouri or Te Anau. More...

JUCY Cruise Classic Coach + Cruise Tours

JUCY Cruise Classic Coach + Cruise Tours

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from NZ $129.00 per adult

Welcome to JUCY Cruise Milford Sound coach tours - an amazing journey that will take you into spectacular Fiordland National Park, a stunning Milford Sound Boat Cruise and an experience of a lifetime. More...

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Milford Sound Coach, Cruise and Underwater Observatory with picnic lunch

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $189.00 per person

Enjoy a more intimate Milford Sound experience from Queenstown. Depart later, explore the Milford Road on a comfortable smaller coach, and discover the fiord on a small boat cruise. Visit the Underwater Observatory and savor an included picnic lunch. More...

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Helicopter Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $1275.00 per person

Allow 4 hours
2 landings: Milford Sound & Glacier
Over The Top Helicopters are pleased to offer a personal scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound with a cruise. Your pilot, acting as your personal guide, will fly you down to Milford, over the breath-taking snow-capped Southern Alps, where we will land and shut down the helicopter. You will board the cruise boat to take one of the most memorable journeys you can imagine down Milford Sound, taking in the rainforest covered slopes and the... More...

4 Day Doubtful and Milford Sound Photography Workshop

4 Day Doubtful and Milford Sound Photography Workshop

Photography Tour - Plimmerton - Starting from $2800.00 per person

Join top New Zealand photographers on this four-day landscape photography workshop at both Milford and Doubtful Sound. Starting in Queenstown, enjoy a ride south to the untouched wilderness of Fiordland and on to Milford before getting to Doubtful Sounds. The most northerly part of Fiordland’s many sounds, Milford, is famed as one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Doubtful Sound is far more remote and scenic than the well-known Milford Sound. It offers a true wilderness experience.... More...

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

Multi-day Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $359.00 per person

An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

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12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Private Tour - Taupo - Starting from $5978.75 per person

This 12 Day South Island private vacation will have you fall in love with the South Island of New Zealand and show you a little more of what this beautiful island has to offer in comparison to the Highlights tour.  We’ll explore the rebuilt city of Christchurch, kayak in a National park, whale watch and cruise on the oldest steam ship in New Zealand. And that is not all! This itinerary is full of experiences that you will remember for a lifetime. This is all while riding in the comfort of your... More...

Full-Day Milford Sound Walk and Cruise Including Scenic Flights from Queenstown

Full-Day Milford Sound Walk and Cruise Including Scenic Flights from Queenstown

Air Tour - South Island - Starting from $699.00 per person

Experience the Milford Sound Track during this special tour. Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound where you will be met by your local guide and transferred by ferry boat to the famous Milford Sound track. You will then walk on the track for 1.5-2 hours to the Giant Gate Waterfall. You will then take a 2-hour boat cruise at Milford Sound. See it all on this unique tour! More...

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Private Tour - Taupo - Starting from $10737.75 per person

This 24 day, private and fully guided vacation takes in all New Zealand has to offer.  We will explore golden sand beaches, geothermal activity, geysers and learn about the local Maori and their customs in the North, before crossing over the Cook Strait and into the South Island. Once in the South Island we will be covering everything from glacier hikes to whale watching and from wine tasting to visiting what some call the Eighth Wonder of the World, Milford Sound.  This jam-packed itinerary... More...

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - South Island - Starting from $74.00 per person

An all-inclusive nature experience with excellent wildlife viewing, the package gives you the longest, best value daytime cruise experience in Milford Sound. This cruise option enables you to really explore the beauty of the fiord. With a delicious Picnic Lunch and visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory included, it’s the complete cruise experience.
If you want to get up close to nature double the adventure and add an hour of relaxed kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove to your... More...

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $309.00 per person

Experience the natural beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise departing from Manapouri on New Zealand’s South Island. Cruise on a traditional three-mast sailing scow (flat-bottomed trading boat) along the pristine waters of the fiords, and see a vast array of wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins in their natural habitats. You can join the cruise in Manapouri or include luxury coach transfers from Te Anau or Queenstown. More...

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Flight and Nature Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $565.00 per person

See Milford Sound by air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown that includes a round-trip flight and a boat tour through the sound. Save time and enjoy spectacular views as you fly over the breathtaking landscape of Fiordland National Park. Then, land in Milford Sound and board your boat to explore the scenic waterways of this World Heritage–listed region. Experienced naturalists and your pilot share informative commentary about the geology and wildlife of Milford Sound throughout this... More...

Queenstown Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Queenstown Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $257.00 per person

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s stunning natural scenery over two days with this Queenstown Super Saver. On your first day, you'll take a cruise on the famous Milford Sound. Spot wildlife and soak up the dramatic landscape as your experienced skipper navigates the serene waters. The next day, cruise to Walter Peak aboard a vintage steamship and explore Walter Peak High Country Farm. See typical rural life and enjoy country hospitality with either morning or afternoon tea including homemade... More...

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

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

Day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $139.00 per person

Discover Milford Sound on a full-day excursion that takes you to popular scenic spots around Fiordland National Park before the crowds arrive. Travel to Milford Sound for a boat cruise through the incredible beauty of this glacier-carved fjord. Look for wildlife and admire the stunning peaks and waterfalls surrounding you. En route to Milford Sound, stop at several gorgeous locales for short walks and photo ops, learning from your expert guides about the region’s flora and fauna. Most Milford... More...

Te Anau Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Te Anau Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $233.40 per person

With this Te Anau Super Saver, you’ll be amazed by the natural wonders of New Zealand. On your first day, cruise Milford Sound and admire the dramatic scenery and wildlife. The next day, explore the magical wonderland of the Te Anau cave system and see the glowworms twinkling in the darkness. This Super Saver is ideal for nature lovers!

Special Offer - Save up to 20% when you book two of our most popular tours together in this combo package! - Book... More...


Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $515.00 per person

Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world, you’ll board your cruise and travel the length of the fiord out to Tasman Sea. Complete your journey with an unforgettable flight over the dramatic Southern Alps back to Queenstown. More...

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $46.00 per person

Towering peaks and cascading waterfalls - this has to be the spectacular Milford Sound. Described as the 'Eighth Natural Wonder of the World', this cruise will take you past the incredible Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point. See marine life in their natural environment as you discover the magic of this deep fiord. More...

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $565.00 per person

Air Milford hosts you on an intimate experience, combining two incredible scenic flights into Fiordland National Park, with a Nature Cruise through the fiord itself. With numbers capped on the boat at 150, and on-board Nature Guides offering personal attention. The “Spirit of Milford” catamaran explores nooks and crannies along the edge of the fjord, nudging into sheer rock faces to examine flora and fauna in detail. Enjoy return flights to Milford Sound so you can enjoy it from all angles. More...

Milford Sound Private Day Tour

Milford Sound Private Day Tour

Private Tour - Auckland - Starting from $325.00 per person

The scenic beauty of Milford Sound is hard to surpass. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (English journalist) called it the “Eighth wonder of the world” - many iconic New Zealand photographic images are from Milford Sound. 
The Sounds are located deep within Fiordland National Park – a part of the World Heritage site, on the remote southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island. More...

Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Full-Day Doubtful Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $930.00 per person

Doubtful Sound flights with Air Milford take you to a more remote area of the South Island’s rugged West Coast. Feel humbled, yet uplifted by the atmosphere of powerful solitude in the presence of superb physical grandeur of New Zealand’s remote Doubtful Sound. Sometimes called “the Sound of Silence” there is a cloistered serenity within Doubtful Sound that is a contrast with its near neighbor, Milford Sound. More...

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

Sightseeing Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $76.00 per person

A spectacular one hour 40 minute cruise to the mouth of the fiord on a spacious, modern vessel with excellent viewing opportunities.
Large windows, spacious decks and comfortable lounges offer uninterrupted views of towering peaks and surging waterfalls.
Keep a look out for seals basking on the rocks, dolphins and penguins.
Enjoy scenic highlights such as Mitre Peak and Pembroke Glacier.
Informative commentary from the captain explains the history and highlights points of... More...

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $885.00 per person

Fly across the magnificent Southern Alps by plane as you make your way to Fiordland National Park. Cruise through Milford Sound, viewing cascading waterfalls, immense rock faces and unique wildlife. Complete your journey with a helicopter flight back to Queenstown, which includes an exclusive alpine snow landing for the ultimate Fiordland experience. More...

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $80.00 per person

Enjoy a two hour cruise traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound, located in Fiordland. Your cruise will take you past St Anne’s lighthouse and out into the Tasman Sea. Informative guides point out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls (dropping 160 metres seaward), Sinbad Gully (a classic example of a hanging valley), snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor. More...

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $565.00 per person

Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This tour with Air Milford allows you to combine the stunning flight to Milford Sound with a beautiful cruise on the fiord. Relax as you enjoy the best of both worlds from above and from the sea. More...

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown to Te Anau

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown to Te Anau

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $211.00 per person

Travel through the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park and enjoy a Milford Sound cruise on this full-day one-way trip departing Queenstown and concluding in Te Anau.

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Spacer Milford Sound - Remote, Mysterious, Unique
Cruise the idyllic waters of Milford Sound and admire the magnificent scenery close up. Catch views of dolphins and seals basking on rocks.
Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible of the grand glacier carved fiords of Fiordland. Be inspired as mountain peaks soar overhead and waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into the sea below.

Deep blue waters, cascading waterfalls, sheer cliffs, dense rain forest, towering mountains and fascinating wildlife, its all here waiting for you.

Most cruises also offer a visit the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory as part of their package (this is included in the cost of the trip).

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A variety of daytime cruises are available for visitors to Milford, on vessels ranging from the very large to the small.

Launches travel down the south side of Milford Sound, out to the Tasman Sea and return up the north side, stopping off at all points of interest.

Nearly all the cruises feature a commentary on the flora and fauna of the Sound and provide either hot meals or lunches can be purchased.

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Twilight is a special time at Milford Sound and yours to enjoy as you cruise throughout this magnificent fiord.

Launches cruise to the open sea and there’s plenty of time to explore at your own pace. You can kayak around sheltered bays, explore the shoreline in a tender vessel or simply sit back and unwind. An on board nature guide will be on hand throughout the cruise to answer all your questions and give interesting commentaries about this spectacular fiord.
After anchoring for the night in Harrison Cove you can settle back and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow passengers.

Spacer Milford Sound Underwater Observatory
Guided visits to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory are available as an "add-on" with most Milford Sound Scenic, Nature and Small Boat Cruises (bookings essential).

Spacer How to Get There
From Te Anau by scheduled coach or the comfort of your own car, you’re only 2 hours away from the launch jetty at Milford Sound.
From Queenstown by coach, the trip takes approximately 5 hours. Buses leave in plenty of time to catch an afternoon Milford Sound Cruise returning to Te Anau or Queenstown the same day.

You can also fly to Milford Sound from Queenstown.

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