Milford Sound: Cruise, Underwater Observatory, and Lunch
- Duration: 3 hours
- Optional audio guide
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Milford Sound is so beautiful. One of the best trips ever. By doing the cruise, under water observatory and the kayak we got to spend quite a bit of time and really got the full experience. Very friendly helpful informative guide. Anyone can do the kayak with the great launching platform that lifts and lowers you into and out of the water. Bonus great picnic lunch bag provided to each of us. The water is so crystal clear and you get to paddle right up to the sides of the fiords. Totally recommend whole experience is breathtaking from start to finish. Bonus of seeing dolphins and fur seals also.
Pick up was on time and everything went smoothly. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The other passengers were friendly and Andy, the driver/ host was top class. His friendly commentary ensured a good day. Small numbers made the trip even better as we felt we had a personal guide. A long day but worth it in every way and would certainly recommend using a commercial operator to do this trip from Queenstown and would certainly recommend this company.
The Milford Sounds trip was the highlight of our holiday around the South Island. As its a long trip from Queenstown to Milford, we chose to take the coach-cruise-coach option - it was not only a break from driving (we were averaging 200+kms a day)- but with a driver/guide you know about what you're seeing, rather than whisking past the stunning scenery!
We thought, for us, the guide repeated herself and talked about herself too much. Just being chatty but at the beginning we thought she'd never stop. Very nice and helpful though. The lunch was good and buses comfortable and the scenery outstanding...also boat was great.
Excellent, friendly staff including tour guide driver and Milford Sound cruise staff- fun and entertaining- the idea of "Liquid Sunshine" will be indelibly fixed in my brain box. :)