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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

12 Day Ultimate South Island Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - 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 what this beautiful island has to offer.  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, all while riding in the comfort of your own vehicle with a very knowledgeable, experienced... More...

Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise

Mount Cook and Southern Alps Discovery with Optional Milford Sound Cruise

Air Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $1710.00 per person

Air Milford take the hard work out of discovery. At 3,754m, Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Combine this with a glacier landing, the rugged West Coast and Milford Sound to have the ultimate Southern Alps Discovery. More...

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $69.00 per person

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound during a boat cruise led by a naturalist guide. On board a smaller-sized vessel than typical Milford Sound cruises, enjoy indoor and outdoor observation decks that provide fantastic photo ops of this famous South Island natural wonder inside New Zealand's World Heritage–listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water longer than most other tours, and get close to the waterfalls and other natural features that give the sound its... More...

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Helicopter Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $1050.00 per person

Explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gushing waterfalls and perhaps even spot dolphins, seals and penguins. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls, and land upon Mt Tutoko glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. 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...

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 Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Day Tour - Queenstown - Starting from $45.00 per person

Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise! As you marvel at one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, see dolphins, seals and penguins against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and a lush rainforest. If you want to see more stunning scenery, take an optional bus tour from Queenstown or Te Anau through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound, stopping for short, guided walks and plenty of photo opportunities along the way. 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 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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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...

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...

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 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...

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Milford Sound Glacier Flight & Cruise from Wanaka

Air Tour - Wanaka - Starting from $560.00 per person

Fly further and see more when you fly with us from Wanaka. Fly to Milford Sound through two of New Zealand’s most picturesque national parks. View alpine lakes nestled amongst snowcapped mountain peaks and pristine glaciers, with vast rain forest and cascading waterfalls visible from every seat! Locally owned with an excellent safety record.

Mount Cook + Fox Franz & Tasman Glaciers and Mount Aspiring & Glaciers are other options available, giving you the opportunity to... More...


Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise

Coffee Cruise - Milford Sound - Starting from $95.00 per person

Join this tour for an uncrowded boutique small boat cruise on Milford Sound. With limited passenger numbers, comfortable luxury lounge style seating and superb customer service, a memorable experience is guaranteed. The smaller vessel will get you closer to observe the local wildlife like seals, dolphins and penguins in their marine habitat. More...

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown

Sightseeing Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $197.00 per person

A leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer. Enjoy a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow you to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend up to two and a half hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins! 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...

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

Multi-day Tour - Te Anau - Starting from $10737.75 per person

This 24 day, private and fully guided vacation takes in all New Zealand has to offer.  We’ll 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 will... More...

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 Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Sightseeing Cruise - Te Anau - Starting from $169.00 per person

This full-day Milford Sound extraordinaire tour from Te Anau will have you traveling along the spectacular Milford Road. With fun commentary and plenty of local knowledge provided you will have a chance to see keas, seals, dolphins and the Fiordland crested penguin.

Visit the historical Gunns Camp and enjoy an amazing morning tea that includes wonderful date scones, tea, coffee and biscuits, chocolates and fruit juice. Experience an amazing 20-minute walk to the Chasm.

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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown - Starting from $479.00 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.

As you board your luxury coach in Queenstown you can enjoy a relaxing 5-hour trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. Stopping in Te Anau... 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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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...


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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