Elizabeth M said... I strongly recommend this tour. We left Queenstown around 8am, which is later than most others and still had time to make all the key stops along the way, cruise the entire sound, and visit the underwater observatory and be back by 8:30pm. Brad, our tour guide and driver-extraordinaire, did an incredible job sharing his knowledge and was an all around great guy - the exact type of person you'd want to spend 12 hours around! The lunch was a tasty, but light, so do either pack your own snacks or buy some at a stop along the way to hold you over.