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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Milford Sound Visitor Centre
    Duration
    2h
    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
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This small local company is the way to go for touring Milford Sound. Their boat is small, about 40 passengers maximum, compared to the hundreds on the larger boats. It felt intimate and the captain was informative and engaged, as was the crew. They even had free hot coffee
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    This is an awesome place to visit. Don't miss the opportunity to go under the waterfall. One of the best days spent in NZ in January. The bus was comfortable with plenty of sightseeing along the way. Its a full day but well worth it.
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    This company has a relatively small boat, which makes your Mlford sound experience feel very genuine and not as crowded. We even got unlimited free coffee and tea on board! The staff was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cruise itself was also amazing. Parts of the fiord
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    We opted for Mitre due to the smaller less crowded boats. The captain was very knowledgeable and informative throughout the cruise. Despite the low hanging fog it was still a good trip and started to clear up a lot more on our journey back. I would probably opt for a slightly
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    We chose a smaller boat as we wanted a more personal experience. This boat can go under the water fall and also travel a bit further out into the Tasman fee. The staff were great and we all enjoyed the experience.
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    By: Mitre Peak Cruises
    Elly A
    90
    excellent tour company, the best way to see Milford Sound
    This small local company is the way to go for touring Milford Sound. Their boat is small, about 40 passengers
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    John - Regular traveler
    40
    Awesome place to visit.
    This is an awesome place to visit. Don't miss the opportunity to go under the waterfall. One of the best days
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    Bernice
    170
    A really good tour company!
    This company has a relatively small boat, which makes your Mlford sound experience feel very genuine and not as
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    Scott G
    Hong Kong, China
    422125
    Great experience despite the fog
    We opted for Mitre due to the smaller less crowded boats. The captain was very knowledgeable and informative
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    Stacey L
    Canberra, Australia
    13047
    Perfect day, perfect tour
    We chose a smaller boat as we wanted a more personal experience. This boat can go under the water fall and also
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    Quinton L
    Canberra, Australia
    757
    Great experience ever and my kid leant a lot for the captain!
    I chose this cruise because I read a lot of positive reviews about it: small boat, not crowded, nice captain, two
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    Jon M
    28475
    Absolutely spectacular!
    Before coming here, I wondered why everyone talked about Milford Sound - it was a long drive from anywhere, and it
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    genevra o
    70
    The right choice
    After some research very glad that we went with Mitre a wonderful cruise on a small craft with excellent very
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    Yessiryousir
    Dunedin, New Zealand
    7825
    Cloudy but still a goody!
    Weather was a little foggy but still clear on the water, it will always be hit and miss but we were very happy.
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    bobbyswiss02
    Jersey, United Kingdom
    170
    Great trip despite mixed weather
    We were on the 11AM trip and the weather was not great - low hanging cloud. Despite this the boat was able to get
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