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Book - JUCY Classic Milford Sound: Coach-Cruise-Coach

Join JUCY Classic Cruise aboard the Maiden of Milford for an unforgettable cruise on Milford Sound. With restricted passenger numbers on all sailings they can guarantee you an up-close and personal experience.

Everyone can be seated in comfort on three decks that provide unlimited viewing both inside and out. You get the opportunity to feel the spray of the waterfalls, see seals and dolphins, plus occasionally the Fiordland Crested Penguin.

Enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch from the Pita Pit franchise aboard the boat while taking in the stunning scenery of the Fiord. JUCY Cruise also offer free tea and hot water on every cruise, and espresso coffee is available to purchase.

Treat yourself to the JUCY coach and cruise day trip and let someone else take care of the driving while you sit back, relax and take in the scenery! Amazing value for money, you can get picked up from Queenstown or Te Anau, enjoy the interesting fun commentary from the talented driver guides and all the amazing photo stops they do along the way to Milford Sound.

JUCY Cruise tailor their trips to have more time on the road than any other company. This makes for a very relaxed day trip full of stories, history and lots of fun! If you are looking for that un-crowded, peaceful scenic cruise and a memorable Milford Sound experience then we guarantee it with JUCY Cruise Milford Sound.

INCLUDES: 

  • Return transfers from Queenstown/Te Anau to Milford Sound
  • 90 minute scenic cruise on Milford Sound on the Maiden of Milford
  • Enjoy a complimentary tea
  • Informative commentary throughout the day
  • Unique nature walks & photo stops along the way

DEPARTS: 

  • Pick ups from most Queenstown & Te Anau accommodations.
  • JUCY Cruise office is located 26b Shotover Street, Queenstown.
  • Central Queenstown departure point is at The Station Building, corner Shotover and Camp Streets.

DURATION: 

  • Ex. Queenstown: Full Day - 12.5 hours
  • Ex Te Anau: Full Day - 8.5 hours

TIMES:

  • JUCY Cruiser pick ups from 8:35AM summer | 7:25AM winter
  • JUCY Vista pick ups from 6:45AM summer | 7:25AM winter
  • JUCY Sunriser pick ups from 5:30AM (Summer: Nov - March Only)
  • JUCY Sunriser (Ex Te Anau) pickups from 8:15AM (Summer: November - March Only)

SEASONS:

  • Summer dates are 1 Oct - 30 Apr
  • Winter dates are 1 May - 30 Sept

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Cash - to pay for purchases on the boat. Please note: There is no EFTPOS on the boat or ATM in Milford Sound.
  • A rain jacket - even on a sunny day the waterfalls will get you wet.
  • A camera - to record your day.
  • Sunglasses - it can be bright if the sun is shining!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Child Age: 5 - 15 years. Children 4 years & under are free of charge, but must still be booked. Please make a note in the comments field upon booking.
  • Ex Te Anau: JUCY Sunriser ex Te Anau includes Pita Pit Lunch on board the cruise.
  • Lunch, drinks and snacks can be purchased from the on-board Pita Pit outlet.
  • Please ensure you check in 20 minutes prior to departure at the JUCY Cruise counter inside the Wharf Terminal Building, Milford Sound.

JUCY Cruiser Ex Queenstown: Coach + Cruise:
Take your time and discover Fiordland the cruisy way. Pick Ups: 8:35AM Summer | 7:25AM Winter.

  • Adult $129.00
  • Child $79.00

JUCY Vista Ex Queenstown: Glass Roof Coach + Cruise + Pita Pit Lunch:
Travel in style aboard a glass roof coach. Mandarin & Spanish headsets available on request. Pick ups from 6:45AM Summer | 7:25AM winter.

  • Adult $169.00
  • Child $119.00

JUCY Sunriser Ex Queenstown: Coach + Cruise + Pita Pit Lunch [Summer Only]:
Get up early and watch the sunrise on your trip into Fiordland National Park. Pick Ups from 5:30AM. [Summer: November - March Only]:

  • Adult $129.00
  • Child $79.00

How do I get to Milford Sound?

There are a number of different ways to get to Milford Sound including self-drive, day-trips by coach and by air. Please note, your Milford Sound boat trip does not depart from Queenstown wharf. Some people do ask that!

How long does it take to get to Milford Sound from Queenstown?

Approximately 4 hours to ensure that you have enough time for all the photo stops along the way! This time-frame also allows for a 20 minute break in Te Anau.

Is there EFTPOS or Credit Card facilites on the boat to make purchases?

You can pay for your cruise using EFTPOS or Credit Card at the booking desk, but it’s a good idea to bring some cash for refreshments on the boat as JUCY Cruise cannot provide EFTPOS facilities on board.

Is there an ATM machine in Milford Sound?

There is no ATM in Milford Sound – make sure you bring all the cash that you think you will need. The last ATM available before Milford Sound is located in Te Anau.

Do you operate everyday?

The only day JUCY Cruise don't operate is Christmas Day. They like to give their staff at least one day off per year!

Do I need a raincoat?

Milford Sound is acknowledged to be one of the wettest places in New Zealand with over 180 rain days, so a jacket and other warm clothing are advised as the weather can be very unpredictable all year round. You'll definitely require a rain jacket if you decide to take advantage of Milford Sound's free shower service underneath one of the waterfalls.

Will we see dolphins?

It's not uncommon for Bottlenose Dolphins to make their way into Milford Sound. They love to play in the boats wake so keep your camera handy!

Is it worth going to Milford Sound when it is raining?

Milford Sound is stunning in any weather. The more it rains the more waterfalls you will see. Some people argue Milford Sound is more spectacular in the rain as the surrounding mountains come alive with countless waterfalls that you don't see on a sunny day.

Is there any cellphone or internet coverage in Milford Sound?

Cellphone coverage finishes a very short way along the Milford road once you have left Te Anau. There are emergency phones at certain locations along the road including the Homer Tunnel. At the Milford Sound terminal, WiFi is available and credit can be bought at the JUCY Cruise desk.

Will Lucy be our boat skipper?

No, Lucy is not the skipper but she can often be seen swimming with the dolphins or sunbathing on Seal Rock...if you look closely.

Is there an opportunity to purchase food on the way to Milford Sound or in Milford Sound?

The last point with a large selection of food outlets and supermarkets is Te Anau. In Milford itself, there is only one small cafe. Snacks and drinks are available for cash purchase on the boat.

What should I take and what do I need for my trip to Milford Sound?

Here's an idea of must-have items:

  • Cash - to pay for purchases on the boat.
  • A rain jacket - even on a sunny day the waterfalls will get you wet.
  • A camera - to record your day.
  • Sunglasses - it can be bright if the sun is shining!
  • Finally, if you are self-driving, a full tank of petrol when leaving Te Anau.

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