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“This is a great cruise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mitre Peak Cruises

Mitre Peak Cruises
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Owner description: 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.
Santa Rosa, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“This is a great cruise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

After reading many reviews, we chose Mitre Peak Cruises. We did not make advance reservations, but were able to get on the next cruise once we arrived. I loved being on a smaller boat. We had great weather so we sat outside. I really could not take enough photos. The only thing that prevented me from giving them a perfect score is that the outside speakers were not working well and we could not understand or hear the commentary clearly. The captain and the mate were wonderful. We went all the way out to the Tasman Sea and back again. It was great having a small boat and fewer people. Some of the bigger boats are huge and cannot get one as close to the shore and waterfalls as this boat.

Visited February 2012
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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review, 8 June 2012
Many thanks for your feedback on your recent cruise with us. We pride ourselves on running a fantastic service for our passengers to get the most out of Milford Sound. In regards to your comments about the speakers this problem is currently being fixed.
Thanks again for your feedback!
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“Best boat to see Milford Sound”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

There are several companies offering boat trips from Milford Sound - they are all represented at desks in the booking/waiting room area with doors out to the quayside. Most boats are quite large, some offering overnight accommodation. Mitre Peak boats are some of the smallest but this is a huge advantage. They go right in close to the cliffs and are flexible enough to turn right around to follow if you are lucky enough to find yourself next to dolphins. You go right in close to see penguins and/or seals too. The interesting commentary is live and given by the skipper. There is free tea or coffee which is welcome if it's wet or cold. It's a great value 2 hour trip with plenty of opportunities for close-up photography of wildlife and stunning landscapes. If you're lucky the sun will shine and you will be stunned by the sheer wonder of mountains rising straight out of the sea, but even in the misty wet, there is an ethereal atmosphere.

Visited February 2012
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MitrePeakCruises, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review, 8 June 2012
Many thanks for your fantastic comments regarding your cruise with us. We strongly believe that having smaller boats is a huge advantage on our competition and your comments have again confirmed this for us! It is always a massive boost to receive feedback like this !
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“Jesse was the best tour guide and driver a travel company could have.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Jesse, our driver, was highly professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about NZ's history, flora, and fauna.
This cruise service was also punctual. They adhered to the schedule. They picked you up and dropped you off at our hotel . The coach and the boat were very clean. The staff on the boat was warm and friendly yet professional. This coach and bus tour is well worth the price!
The staff, especially Jesse, was my motivation for writing this review.

Visited March 2012
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MitrePeakCruises, Guest Relations Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Many thanks for letting us know what a great day you had.
We certainly value Jesse and we find that he is great to work with.
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“superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

its one of the small size cruise... n that is the best part... with few people onboard u r free to roam about & so u can catch the best of the views n can thoroughly enjoy the whole while

Visited February 2012
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“Excellent driver - Jesse Muntz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Fantastic day. Left my jacket on bus an rang as soon as got into unit. Jesse was back with it by the time we got back down to the road. Excellent service

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