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Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown

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    Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

    Take a journey through the Fiordland National Park, listening to informative narration about the stunning scenery (of coach option selected), 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.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Milford Sound, 9679, New Zealand

    Step aboard the magnificent three deck Gem of the Sound, and enjoy a scenic cruise along 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 occasionally dolphins swimming nearby.

    Your 1 hour 30 minute cruise meanders past majestic 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.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
    2: JUCY Cruise Milford Sound, Milford Sound Visitor Centre (Terminal and Boat Harbour), Milford Sound Highway, Milford 9679, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Queenstown Coach Departure Points:
    -Creeksyde Top 10 Holiday Park, 54 Robins Road. Bus stop on opposite side of road  

    -YHA Lake Front, 80-90 Lake Esplanade. Bus Stop outside

    -Crowne Plaza, 93 Beach Street. Bus stop outside

    -The Station, corner of Camp and Shotover street. Bus stop on camp street

    -Millennium Hotel Bus Shelter, Frankton Road

    -Copthorne Lakeview, 88 Frankton Road

    -Pounamu Apartments Bus Stop, 128 Frankton road

    -The Rees Hotel, bus stop opposite hotel

    -Goldfield Heights Bus Stop, Cnr Frankton Road and Goldfield Heights

    -Greenstone Apartments Bus Stop, Battery Hill Frankton Road

    -Marina Heights Bus Stop, opposite Mantra Marina and next to Z Garage

    -Frankton Bus Shelter, Cnr of Gray Street and SH6
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch in Te Anau (Only If Coach Transport Selected)
    • Driver/Guide
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Only if Coach Transport Option Chosen; Selected hotels only
    • Transport by air-conditioned glass roof coach (If Coach Transport option selected)
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (UNLESS CoachTransport option selected)
    • Food and drinks (UNLESS Coach Transport option selected)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A very small amount of walking is involved on the coach tour
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult (Child Aged 5-15 years)
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Go with another company or drive yourself. Brendan our bus driver turned up late to pick us up, leaving us in the freezing cold. If you like bad jokes and average commentary and being told to take your shirt off to “give the boys a thrill” then maybe the bus drivers
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    Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
    Responded Sep. 25, 2019
    Hi Heather, Thanks for joining our JUCY coach tour to Milford Sound, and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's really important for us to hear constructive feedback, both good and bad, so that we can continue to improve our service. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our trip with Brendan. It's really surprising, as Brendan has always received rave review from our guests, and is extremely popular with both customers and crew alike. Heavy snowfalls can occur on the Milford Road during winter, and these days are managed fantastically by Downer's Road Crew, who ensure the safety of the thousands of people travelling this road on a daily basis. On the day in question, from the information in their report, it seemed likely that the road would open by early afternoon, and so we decided to give our guests to give a chance to see Milford on that day. This unfortunately did not happen at this time, and so the coach turned back to Queenstown late. The road did eventually open later in the afternoon, and so our staff returned to work after hours to put on an extra cruise for any guests (not just our JUCY Cruise customers) that could afford to wait and make it through once the road had opened so that they were not disappointed. Any guests who did not make it to Milford Sound that day were given a full refund, as are all guests when there is a road closure. The most dangerous parts of the road are closed to vehicles during avalanche risk, and under no circumstances are any vehicles allowed to pass through when there is potential for danger. Safety is of the utmost importance to us, Downer's Road crew, and all other Milford Sound operators. To say we are a company who doesn't prioritise the safety of our customers, nor do we refund guests during road closures is both unfair, and untrue. On a more positive note, we are glad that you enjoyed the incredible scenery of Milford Sound on board the cruise. It truly is one of the most magical parts of New Zealand, if not the world! Enjoy the rest of your trip, and safe onward travels, Kind regards, Kate
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    My wife & I cruised Milford Sound aboard the Gem of the Sounds. Fantastic experience. Captain Rob does a very informative & funny commentary, while also getting us up close to all the attractions. Add to that the splendid service from his crew & you are on a sure fire winner
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    Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
    Responded Aug. 11, 2019
    Hey Blahladorbv, Thanks for joining our Premium Cruise at Milford Sound, and for taking the time to share this lovely review. We are so thrilled you had such a wonderful time with Rob and our awesome crew at Milford. We pride ourselves on our famously friendly and passionate team, and are lucky to have fantastic skippers and boat crew to make it a memorable day for our JUCY guests :-) We are so grateful that you decided to cruise JUCY, and we do hope you join for us another adventure in Fiordland again soon, Best, Kate
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    I went last month with my family Milford sound cruise very good experience. I think we so lucky because weather is so beautiful.... thanks
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    Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
    Responded Aug. 11, 2019
    Hey JSP100, Thanks for joining our JUCY Cruise at Milford Sound, and for sharing this lovely review! We believe Milford is truly magical no matter what the weather, but nothing like clear sunny skies to put us all in a good mood :-) Thanks for choosing JUCY, and we hope you come and visit us again soon, Best, Kate
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    Our early morning started at The Millennium Hotel Queenstown at 7.15am - Brendan was our awesome Kiwi Driver 😀 He was very informative with info about the areas we travelled through, with lots of jokes 😉 too. Our first stop was Te Anau, 25mins for a cuppa & a quick shop with a
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    Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
    Responded Jul. 6, 2019
    Hey Jul244, Thanks for joining our Milford Sound coach tour, and for sharing your super feedback with us! We are so thrilled you had a such an awesome time with Brendan. With his friendly disposition, cheery attitude, fabulous jokes and reams of information to share it's pretty hard to keep the smile from your face :-) Delighted you enjoyed the incredible scenery at Milford too! We may be biased, but absolutely agree that Fiordland really is Awesomeness Plus ;-) Thank you so much for your recommendation, and we hope to see you on your next venture into Fiordland, Best, Kate
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    terrible is the only way to describe this cruise which we did on the 24/5.On boarding the ship we found that the lower front deck was reserved for a jucy commercial shoot. The buffet was late to open as the actors were filmed hovering and admiring the low quality food.All during
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    Response from LucyatJUCY, Guest Relations Manager at Premium Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Coach Tour from Queenstown
    Responded May 29, 2019
    Hi Aldo, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. We are very upset to learn that this third party film crew requested by a client of ours has affected your Milford Sound cruise so greatly. We were assured that their presence on board would not disrupt or impact the experience of our guests and so we are very disappointed to hear you felt this was not the case. We are very keen to discuss this with you further, so please forward your contact details to feedback@jucycruise.co.nz and we will be in touch. Best regards, Kate
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