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The unparalleled Milford Sound can be explored on a day tour from Queenstown combining a coach ride and boat cruise or the popular Milford flight & cruise option. If you have time, Milford Sound is best enjoyed on an overnight cruise that will give you the opportunity to revel in an enchanting live aboard experience. 

Or take a cruise on the less well known but just as spectacular Doubtful Sound, the second largest fjord in the Fiordland National Park World Heritage area. Spend a night on board the exquisite Fiordland Navigator overnight boat or do a day tour from Queenstown. Whichever option you choose, the experience will remain with you for a long time to come. 

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What is the best Queenstown lake cruise?

The best lake cruise in Queenstown that operates daily is The Queenstown Million Dollar Cruise. This is the original Queenstown boat tour that operates regular morning and afternoon departures 365 days of the year. It's really good value for money. This Queenstown boat tour will take you around the Queenstown bay and provide commentary on the area. However it’s no frills and if you are wanting a more comprehensive Queenstown boat experience then we would suggest going on the historic TSS Earnslaw steam ship that will take you over to Walter Peak where you will visit a real NZ farm, including farm show and buffet lunch or dinner.

What are the best family friendly boat tours in Queenstown?

The best family boat tours in Queenstown is the TSS Earnslaw boat trip, this is a large very stable and comfortable Queenstown boat that has lots of toilets, food and beverage on board. It also includes a stop off at Walter Peak high country farm station, where you will see local NZ farm animals, sheep being shared and the option for lunch or dinner. Being on board a steamship that is over 100 years old is also a fun experience. On board you can see the coal being burnt to create heat and power the steam ship.

What Milford overnight boat trips are available in Milford Sound?

Yes, you can actually spend the night aboard a boat in Milford Sound, an amazing experience! There are three options. 1. Milford Sound Mariner which has private cabins. 2. Milford Sound Wanderer which is slightly cheaper and provides twin and quad share bunk style accommodation. 3. Luxury Milford Sound overnight cruise, this is a small boat with modern amenities - the most luxurious way to stay overnight in Milford Sound.

What Queenstown dinner boat cruise options are there in Queenstown?

Yes, there is now a Queenstown dinner boat cruise option. This is unique Queenstown dinner experience where you ’trust the chef’ which means you don’t know what you are getting and it changes often utilising local sourced produce. The dinner is designed to be shared between your group and the boat is fully licensed with Central Otago wine and beer. A fantastic twilight or evening experience.

How do I book the Queenstown Earnslaw cruise, dinner and farm show?

Easy, you can book the Earnslaw boat tour and farm show right here through Everything Queenstown. The Earnslaw in Queenstown is one of the most top Queenstown things to do, so you must book this in advance especially through peak periods of December - April and July - September.

What is the Hydro Attack Queenstown Shark Ride?

The Queenstown Shark is a super unique Queenstown adventure lake experience that allows you to be strapped into a shark shaped boat, where your pilot will drive the semi-submersible watercraft above and below the water. There are not many places in the world you can do this.

Can you private charter a boat in Queenstown?

Yes, there are two options for boat charters in Queenstown. There is a luxury super yacht that can accommodate 30 people and a fun party boat that can take up to 40 people and is set up well for bucks, hens or small groups looking to have a great time. Bookings for these are on demand, please email us and we will help you organise your group.


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