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Mitre Peak Cruises

Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8110
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Mitre Peak Cruises offer fantastic 2 hour cruises of stunning Milford Sound on its small purpose built boats (maximum capacity 75). Mitre Peak Cruises takes you where the big boats can't go, taking you closer to the waterfalls, wildlife and spectacular scenery of Milford Sound. Coach, fly and helicopter options are available from Queenstown and Te Anau.
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“smaller boat” (106 reviews)
“the bus” (49 reviews)
“small size” (7 reviews)
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Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a MUST DO! This tour is amazing. For the price, you get a whole day touring and cruising. The driver was an amazing, informative and funny guide. There's so much to see before you actually get to Milford Sound. The cruise itself is...More

Thank Tobes1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice smaller boat means you get a better view and they take you right to the mouth of the ocean. Really informative skipper but also staff on board made sure you can ask questions and would come up and tell us really interesting facts. Free...More

Thank Torasia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fill in after our kayak was cancelled due to the weather, and what a great alternative. We were lucky it had been raining so their were hundreds of temporary waterfalls through the sound, you add that with rainbows, dolphins and seals and...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the glowing review, I am glad you decided to choose us after the cancellation. If you ask any local in Milford sound, we would also say that we prefer it in the rain, as it becomes a more dramatic environment....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did this trip yesterday and it was pissing down with rain but still beautiful. I went on the bus as well, bus a little bit boring, so be prepared for a long bus ride but as soon as you get on that boat you...More

Thank heather S
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you had fun with the rain, it rains here in Milford most days so a love of the rain is instilled into our team. We especially like the rain because of all the waterfalls - which tops 10,000 on really rainy...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some small cruises in Milford Sound. Mitre Peak is one on the list. The cruise itself is very modern, well equipped. The staff was very friendly and there is instruction in other language available for those who don't speak good English....More

Thank Lun L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We like being a small cruise boat as all staff enjoy getting around to talk to people about the beautiful place Fiordland is. The 2.55pm cruise is amazing time to see the Fiordland as you can get some amazing sunsets with the weather here in...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this Milford Sound cruise! There are tons of photo opportunities during the two hours you're on the boat. The crew is friendly and offer nuggets of information throughout the cruise. Coffee and tea is available free of charge, but you should bring...More

Thank Brandon L
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am extremely happy you enjoyed our teams knowledge of the area, as all keen outdoors people and Fiordland advocates we are always hunting for more facts, stories and legends of the area to share. Thank you from the Mitre Peak Cruises Team.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is the longest boat ride on the sound as far as day trips go. It's 2 hours. And it's the smallest boat so it felt a little more intimate. The boat ride is stunning of course, and the boats ability to get right up...More

Thank KiriSki
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very proud of our boat and like to keep it in tip top condition, so thank you for your kind words! As we don’t have a kitchen on board we do need pre-warning if lunch is required for our coach passengers, however there...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful day. This is a fantastic cruise. The smaller boat made for a much more up close experience. We had six in our party and all loved every minute of it. A well informed and engaging crew. Great day.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Im glad to hear we managed to please a broad range of people in your group. It is a spectacular place and we are very smug about our smaller boats as they are the key to getting as close as possible to the towering waterfalls...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We loved our cruise on Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises. The boat was small enough to get close to shore at points and did not feel crowded. We saw dolphins and seals and the dolphins swam right up to the boat and played in...More

Thank Aretheremonkeys
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you so much for the amazing review. You were very fortunate to get dolphins as they don’t actually live in the Fiord, but when they are here they do love that wake to swim with. We do pride ourselves on having informative guides and...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were really happy with our cruise and the customer service we received when travelling with Mitre Peak Cruises. Firstly, I stuffed up our booking when I booked it the wrong day and I didn't even realise until the day after!! So I rang at...More

Thank janeyf247
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

It sounds like you had a pretty great experience with us, I am so glad we could accommodate the change in your booking. As you said the weather is unpredictable and we have no control and I am glad it all worked out for you,...More

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saloni2015
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Response from binkTravel | Reviewed this property |
On the way we just stopped at mirror lakes and Upper Ellington. We got an early boat so as to miss the tour buses and this worked well, as we came off the boat lots of buses arriving. We then took our time going back in the... More
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Diane R
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Hi Diane, Whale watching is not available at Milford sound but in October and November we do get the occasional sighting of Humpback Whales off the coast and sometimes actually in the Fiord itself. The Humpback Whales... More
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I think it's good u book now, because the city it's really busy. :)
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