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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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  • 2-hour cruise of Milford Sound
  • Marvel at the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park
  • Cruise along the fjord and along the Tasman Sea coast
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
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Mitre Peak Cruises offers competitively priced tours to the most un-spoilt parts of this World Heritage area, running a regular daily schedule throughout the year.
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Mitre Peak Cruises offers competitively priced tours to the most un-spoilt parts of this World Heritage area, running a regular daily schedule throughout the year.
From US$59.79
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Mitre Peak Cruises offers competitively priced tours to the most un-spoilt parts of this World Heritage area, running a regular daily schedule throughout the year.
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Overview
The UNESCO-listed Milford Sound is the postcard icon of New Zealand’s South Island – a dramatic fjord, ringed by jagged cliffs and cascading waterfalls. This 2-hour cruise checks off all the highlights, affording spectacular views of Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke; passing the mighty Mitre Peak; and gliding out along the Tasman Sea coast.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Milford Sound Visitor Center in the Fiordland National Park to board your boat, then set sail across the startling blue waters of Milford Sound. Keep your camera close to hand as you cruise out across the fjord and admire natural wonders like the 525-foot (160-meter) high Bowen Falls, the striking hanging valley of Sinbad Gully, and the snow-capped peak of Mount Pembroke.

Climb onto your boat’s viewing platform to get a better view of the local wildlife, including colonies of fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins, and the rare Fiordland crested penguins. As you continue towards the Tasman Sea coast, pass beneath the distinctive 5,551-foot (1,692 meter) mountain of Mitre Peak, one of New Zealand’s most photographed landmarks.

As you turn back into Milford Sound, see the dramatic approach witnessed by the first settlers at the end of the 18th-century, and hear stories about their journey from your guide’s live on-board commentary. After two hours on the water, cruise back to shore and head back to the Milford Sound Visitor Centre, where your tour ends.
Reviews (354)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great cruise to top off an amazing day

I was a little concerned given this was a smaller boat and was priced cheaply. There was no need to be! The boat was perfect for the Milford sound and we got up closer to most things than the bigs boats couldn’t. The captain was...More

Thank PaulM13102
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful Cruise Experience.

We did an early morning cruise, which i would highly recommend to get their early before all the crowds arrive. I am glad we chose to go with Mitre Peak Cruises as the operate a smaller boat. Staff were very knowledgeable and it was great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Racheenz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An amazing day!

We did the coach/cruise/fly option from Queenstown. Our driver on the way to Milford Sound was Shale. He was extremely knowledgeable and really wanted to make sure we had a great day. Loved all the history and information he shared! He made several stops along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GJK182
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed your day. Milford Sound is a definitely spectacular place and we love sharing our beautiful corner of the world with everyone! I am extremely pleased to hear the overall experience for you was worth...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glad selected a smaller boat cruise

There are several cruises operate in Milford. I am glad we have chosen to join the Mitre Peak as they have smaller boat. Smaller boat means no worries to travel with big group. We were able to enjoy the fjord quietly and comfortably. Moreover, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GL2018HK
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for choosing to cruise with us at Mitre Peak Cruises. I am happy you got to see some marine life here and had great experience with us! Thank you from the Mitre Peak Cruises Team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The best cruise in Milford Sound!

We did the 8.55am cruise on a gorgeous day in Milford Sound. The staff from the terminal to the boat driver were so helpful and informative. The commentary from the driver was excellent and he really took the time to show and explain things well....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suse89
TotallyTourism, General Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome review! I am glad you had an awesome experience in Milford Sound with us. We take pride in ensuring every customer gets the full experience in our special little corner of the world especially when we are lucky enough to...More

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yoramb240
28 July 2018|
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
We went in July when it was snowing on the road to Milford. We were with the postman and he was allowed through with chains on his tyres. the tourist buses were turned back because of the chance of avalanches. the weather... More
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timminstony
25 April 2018|
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Response from ten2one | Reviewed this property |
I booked in advance online thru the central office - I think there was a discount but check.
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Response from 441ek | Reviewed this property |
Smallest boat - Mitre Peak - gets you right up to the seals and almost under the waterfall. Great crew. Also the price varies by the time of the day. The afternoon cruises after 3 pm are cheaper. But winter time gets dark... More
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