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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Highlights
  • 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
From US$ 47.68
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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.
US$ 47.68
Milford Sound Cruise 11.10
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.
US$ 57.90
Milford Sound Cruise 09:55
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.
US$ 54.49
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Best choice cruise

Great crew to see Milford Sound with. As a Queenstown resident I have been there 2 times. The Mitre Peak Cruises is the one to go on! A smaller but so much more intimate experience and not crowded at all! Staff is very professional and...More

1  Thank Májuška S
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Best choice cruise

The day began early with a pick up from Queenstown. We liked this idea so that my husband had a break from driving and could enjoy the scenery. The driver was great and the tour informative. They stopped at places we probably would have missed...More

Thank lynleeee
Peter R, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you so much for your review! You chose a great time of the year to come when the waterfalls are at their best! Thanks again. Mitre Peak Cruises Team

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing cruise!

Apart from being lucky with the Fiordland weather, Mitre Peak Cruises is the one to go on to see Milford Sound. With a smaller boat you do not feel the cruise has been over sold. The driver and drivers mate were very informative about the...More

1  Thank Hollie C
Peter R, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Hollie! We're stoked you enjoyed cruising with us, and were able to experience the true Milford Sound - up close and personal! Safe travels and all the best. Mitre Peak Cruises Team

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Amazing Cruise

We flew on Milford Sound Scenic Flights to catch the cruise. This smaller boat is big enough for this trip. It also appears that the dolphins like it too. They were bow-riding and then they performed off the stern for an amazing show. Check out...More

Thank FloridaFolks55
Peter R, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We're glad you had an enjoyable time out on the fjord and got to experience the best of what Milford Sound has to offer. It's also great to hear you and your wife spent a memorable day with us. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Enjoyed the cruise

It's a small boat with only 2 crews onboard, which was great cause it's not too crowded. Free coffee, tea and hot water on board. It went very close to waterfall, you'll get wet if standing on front deck, but able to see seals, penguins...More

1  Thank htloo
Peter R, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review htloo, we're so glad you enjoyed your time in Milford Sound and made the most of what we have to offer. Hopefully you got some great photos to take home with you as well! Thanks again for choosing to cruise...More

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yoram b
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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timminstony
25 April 2018|
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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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