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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise provided by Mitre Peak Cruises

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Milford Sound is one of New Zealand's most beautiful and well-known sights, and you can enjoy seeing it for yourself on this cruise. The mountains that rise out of the sound, the waterfalls, and other natural features are impressive whatever the weather conditions. On this cruise, go all the way out to the sea, and get the chance to look for wildlife like seals, dolphins, and penguins.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Get a more intimate, up-close perspective on this smaller cruise boat
Receive free tea/coffee on board
Children under three ride for free
Take great photos from the boat's viewing deck
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. Cruise back to shore and head back to the Milford Sound Visitor Centre, where your tour ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29858P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Free tea and coffee on board • Free for children under 3 • Smaller boats makes for a more ‘up close’ tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
2h
Departure details
Mitre Peak Cruises, Visitor Centre 1 Milford Sound Highway, 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand Departure Point: Milford Sound Visitor Centre
Inclusions
Free tea and coffee on board • Free for children under 3 • Smaller boats makes for a more ‘up close’ tour
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Mitre Peak Cruises, Visitor Centre 1 Milford Sound Highway, 94, Milford Sound 9679, New Zealand Departure Point: Milford Sound Visitor Centre
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Check in is 30 minutes before departure time
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travellers
Popular mentions

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Jenls
Birkenhead, New Zealand7 contributions
Winter flight and cruise
Jul 2021
The flight from Queenstown with Katie, our pilot with Milford Sound Scenic Flights, was the highlight - the weather was kind to us and flying over snow capped mountain tops was amazing. The cruise around the sounds was also spectacular - great commentary. Would recommend a winter trip!
Written 29 July 2021
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Alex!b
7 contributions
Amazing and spectacular
Jul 2021 • Family
The whole trip from start to finish was amazing. Our driver was super knowledgeable and really went out of his way to make sure we made the most of our trip. We saw Keas, Dolphins and Seals couldnt ask for more. The boat ride was fantastic super friendly staff which added to the day, totally recommend Mitre Peak cruises
Written 25 July 2021
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goco
London, UK41 contributions
Fab flight and cruise of Milford Sound
Fabulous experience and highlight of the trip. Andy our pilot was excellent. He put us all at ease which was important as we had a couple of nervous flyers amongst us. The views of the mountains were spectacular and we appreciated Andy’s commentary. Coming into Milford Sound was the stuff of dreams. The boat trip was also very good. This particular cruise focusses on getting you around (no real facilities and just make yourself tea and coffee) but the skipper also gave a good commentary. We saw seals and then at the Tasman sea many bottlenose dolphin which was an extra treat. The flight back went another way which was awesome to see more of the spectacular views. Do this trip if you can. Beats the long drive on a bus hands down!
Written 24 July 2021
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Robyn H
3 contributions
Thoroughly recommend
Jul 2021 • Friends
Booking and check in was easy. Seeing all the waterfalls, wild life and great commentary. Boat was full but didn't feel crowded
Written 19 July 2021
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612leah2017
2 contributions
Great trip
Jul 2021 • Family
Great cruise! Saw dolphins and seals! Well worth the trip! A must do! Even the 14 year old loved it!
Written 19 July 2021
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Tracey C
6 contributions
Excellent experience
Jul 2021 • Family
The smaller boat and the very friendly crew. The whole experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend this company.
Written 17 July 2021
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S1947DKnatalieh
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
Fabulous
Jul 2021 • Family
Awesome cruise and commentary around Milford sound. Thanks guys for a great day out with the whanau!
Written 14 July 2021
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Kia Ora S1947DKnatalieh, Thank you for the review. We hope you had a fabulous time with us. Experiencing Milford Sound with the whanau really makes for a lovely day and we are happy we could play a part of your trip. Thank you for joining us. Ngā Mihi, Mitre Peak Cruises Team
Written 18 July 2021
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dazarae100
Paihia, New Zealand33 contributions
Great cruise... seriously beautiful
Loved it, beautiful day, and absolutely stunning. Works well for a family and lots of fun. Take a camera, phone camera and some food just in case.
Written 13 July 2021
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Kia Ora Dazarae100, Agreed that Milford Sound is seriously beautiful, the place really speaks for itself. There are indeed plenty of photo opportunities so bringing a camera, like you say, really is a must. Thank you for the review and for your support. Ngā Mihi, Mitre Peak Cruises Team
Written 18 July 2021
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Asgar L
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience 🔥
Jul 2021 • Couples
Awesome experience with Mitre Peak Cruises. Great commentary and complimentary tea/coffee which was great. Great views and will highly recommend Mitre Peak Cruises to family and friends. I’d recommend driving from QT to Milford if you could, the views are breath taking.
Written 12 July 2021
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Kia Ora Asgar, Thank you very much for the review. Many people do consider coming as a once in a lifetime experience and it is well worth the trip. Definitely a bucket list activity to do in New Zealand. The drive into Milford Sound, as you say, in itself is simply gorgeous and is a taste of what is to be seen when you actually go on a cruise in the Fiord. Thanks again for the recommendation and choosing to cruise with us. Ngā Mihi, Mitre Peak Cruises Team
Written 18 July 2021
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Tava F
2 contributions
Best Experience!!
Jul 2021 • Family
Breathtaking views, pods of dolphins, baby seals, beautiful waterfalls, awesome crew, informative & very interesting history! They provide coffee and tea, you can pack your own lunch to enjoy. Would suggest you dress really warm, multiple layers & leather type shoes bc the breeze on the water is so much more colder than it is on land. Well worth the money!! The road trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound takes approximately 4hrs so be prepared if you aren’t taking the bus. The ride there itself is unbelievable!!
Written 9 July 2021
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Kia Ora Tava F, Thank you very much for the lovely review. The drive into Milford Sound is pretty stunning and really does build up to the epic scenery to be experienced on the cruise itself. Your tips are some of the many that we recommend to our customers; Wrap up warm, bring a bite to eat and simply enjoy. We are glad we were able to accommodate your trip and we really do hope you had a wonderful time with us. Ngā Mihi, Mitre Peak Cruises Team
Written 18 July 2021
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Scenic Flight
Scenic flight over some of the most beautiful alpine location in New Zealand. Running commentary gives you an appr
mikeymikenzuk
mikeymikenzuk
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A must do!
Amazing experience. It was a stormy day when we went but the skipper was perfect, he took us close to many waterf
trudy_11
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Fantastic experience
We were fortunate to go on a wet, rainy day. The waterfalls were spectacular. The staff were very accommodating a
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Boat cruise - Mitre Peak Cruises
Great trip stunning scenery. Enjoyed the smaller boat Friendly and welcoming staff. Skippers commentary great a
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Magical
We took the flight into Milford Sounds and had the experience of a lifetime. Great service and Katy our pilot was
Kiwi00710
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A great trip
As an ex Driving instructor and Tester I felt completely at ease with the Driver driving a Mercedes Van, The VIP
bethpnz
bethpnz
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Fantastic trip
We had 5 kids and 4 adults in our group. We all had a really good time. 2 hrs was perfect. We highly recommend thi
Craig and Jan G
Craig and Jan G
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Great company. Great tour
Thanks guys. Awesome service. Highly recommend this company. Will certainly use your company again. Many thanks
Y497UUbrunod
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Paradise
Best experience of my entire life. We saw many dolphins and seals, the day was sunny and the crew were very polite
adventure_hb
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Scenic cruise
Amazing cruise. Beautiful scenery, very relaxing with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Would recommend
BringOnTheFun
BringOnTheFun
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Fantastic must do experience!
Just loved this cruise and was wowed by the stunning scenery in Milford Sound. Smaller sized boat was modern, clean
kainoabrass
kainoabrass
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Great trip
I booked fly/cruise/fly but due to bad weather it was cancelled. They offered a alternative scenic tour which was w
louisetC3571KN
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Mitre Peak Cruises
Loved the smaller boat cruise, everyone was ultra friendly and so close to the water. Was a perfect day weather wis
220florenceh
220florenceh
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Amazing day
My friend and I did a fly cruise fly on Monday. It was amazing. Karl (the pilot) was fantastic and all the staff on
12SH11
12SH11
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Great visit to Milford
The trip lasts about two hours. Helped that the weather was perfect but the whole trip was easy and obviously spect
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