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Mitre Peak Cruises

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Address: Milford Sound Visitor Centre, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 8110
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Mitre Peak Cruises offer fantastic 2 hour cruises of stunning Milford Sound...

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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US$ 50.25*
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
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US$ 337.37*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
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US$ 606.55*
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Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

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Wonderful Day, up close to the waterfalls

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... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

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 that surround the fiord. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the wake. We got some truly excellent video. The captain approached two waterfalls very closely... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

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 crew to give you as much information as possible, even if they are crazy enough... More 

Arrowtown, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 9pm hoping to leave a message and a lovely lady answered and booked us on... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

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, but the waterfalls a pretty spectacular on the wetter days. We do pride ourselves on... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This tour (bus) picked us up from Te Anau and took us around 2 hours to arrive in Milford Sound. The scenery along the was and of course in milford Sound is stunning! Mitre Peak Cruises was a great choice as our group was small and we had the luxury of viewing the scenery from many points around the boat... More 

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Thank Karina C
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Karina. We’re glad you had such a great trip with us. Our boats may be small but we do have several viewing points to allow passengers to soak up all of Milford’s gorgeous sights. We hope you enjoyed getting up close to Sterling Falls, it’s a great place for a shower. Thanks again from the team at Mitre Peak... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A very nice trip of 2h, on a boat, in Milford sound ! No rain on that day, a trained, skilled and funny captain, taking us around seals (more than once) or penguins (tiny and cute !). Nose of the boat right under a massive waterfall just before the end, and the magic works. Calm and serenity will be your... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

Hi there. First of all, what a great pun! Secondly, thanks for such a glowing review. It sounds like you had a really fun time cruising with us and we’re glad you saw some of the wildlife. The penguins are very cute indeed! All the best from the Mitre Peak team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Great tour and great price too compared to the other ones. We had an informative commentary throughout and the boat was small so it didn't feel overcrowded and everyone had a view.

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Thank Lucy G
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for choosing us. We take care not to overcrowd our boats as we understand passengers want the best views possible of the fiord. We hope to see you again. Thanks again from the team at Mitre Peak Cruises. More 

Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I tend to travel cheap so I don't do many cruises or tours when I travel, but pretty much everyone has said that Milford Sound cruise is a must-do, so we looked into the options. We read from here that Mitre Peak has smaller boats which sounds like a good thing, and their website is one of the more informative... More 

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

Im am so glad the research paid off for you. For the little bit extra that you are paying I seriously believe we deliver a lot. I personally agree with that you should do the early or late cruises as they are generally less crowded, and the light is that little bit more dramatic for the photos. I apologise for... More 

Pittsburgh
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457 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We took the Milford Sound tour with Mitre Peak. We altered our trip at the last minute and the guy at the check-in booth was great in handling our change and related refund. The cruise was nice and we only had about 35 people. The Mitre Peak boat is much smaller the boats used by the other cruise operators. The... More 

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Thank Jeff K
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review. We have very friendly staff here at Mitre Peak and we are glad you had a good experience. All the best, from the Mitre Peak team. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Really enjoyed the cruise, great boat and less crowded with awesome views. I had a nice day coach tour from Queenstown.

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Thank Erika T
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday as much as you enjoyed our cruise. From the team at Mitre Peak Cruises. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Did choose for mitre because of the tripadvisor reviews. An awesome choise. Its the smallest boat of all, which makes you closer to the animals and leg dolphins play around the boat. Do it, you wont regret!

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TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

We are very glad you had such a fantastic trip. We always do love getting reviews that reflect the same way we feel about our trips. From the team at Mitre Peak Cruises. More 

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