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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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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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Well Worth the Time!

Anyone heading to Queenstown or the surrounding area should definitely make the trip down the Milford Highway to the end and to get on the boat cruise. This is an excursion that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
wobblyndizzy
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anyone heading to Queenstown or the surrounding area should definitely make the trip down the Milford Highway to the end and to get on the boat cruise. This is an excursion that you should make sure to allot enough time so that you're not rushed. The boat company and cruise was a great experience. It was appreciated that our captain... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

initially we booked for 12.20 pm cruise- as we were driving from queens town to milford but we reached there 1 hour earlier & they immediately shifted us to the earlier cruise....its perfect way to watch milford sond.... as there was plenty place to move here & there in the cruise ship....when they take you below waterfall..... it was a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Milford Sound. We booked on the 8:55am cruise and were really happy with Mitre Peak's boat, which was much smaller than the other ones that were moored up. Even better was that at this time of day there were only around 15 passengers in total on board so we had plenty of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! We absolutely loved this tour. We did the 8:55a tour and got lucky with only a handful of other people! The boat is a perfect size-- allows you to get close to the walls of the sound, but big enough to not get sick! Complementary coffee and tea, a warm inside area if you want some shelter or a... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much better than the large boat cruises, we had lots of room to move around inside and outside for pictures. The pilot of the cruise found lots of wildlife for us. The scenary of Milford Sound was as spectacular as the advertisements show, waterfalls, cliffs, and all.

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

Hi, thanks for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your cruise on our smaller boats and the beautiful scenery to be found here in Milford! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Mitre Peak cruise and really enjoyed the cruise. 5 star rating for Ships captain was very knowledgeable about the sound, and got us in really close to see falls (get wet if we wanted). Saw sea lion, penguin, many dolphins, and though it was very foggy and rainy, the atmosphere added to the ambiance. We were concerned... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat was nice small size and seat was comfy but i went to doubtful sound 2 days ago and it was much more to see. So nothing was too exciting. We saw seal colonies but no dolphin or penguin encounter unfortunately. Also, blond white young female guide (i heard she is from southern California) was talking very loud to... More 

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

Hi Keiko, thanks for your review. We are sorry you did not think Milford was worth the experience after Doubtful. It is a luck of the draw with dolphins, and the penguins have all left as it is not their breeding season. Our staff are knowledgeable and meant to interact with passengers to provide them with information about Milford; we... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm reluctant to tell everyone that Mitre Peak Cruises are the best. Smaller boats, more personable experience, and more at home with the environment. Leave the other boats full of coach travellers well alone and support the smaller cruise operator. Free coffee and tea on board, and great kiwi hosts

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

Hi, thanks for your great review! Please, tell everyone we are the best! Our smaller boats and great crew are all there to give you the best experience in Milford. More 

Shanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Journey from Queenstown was fantastic, views breathtaking and this was followed by a leisurely 2 hour cruise on a small boat that allowed us to get us close to all the amazing sights. bus driver and boat crew were very knowledgable and added to the excellent day. ( if you do not pre book lunch, pick it up at the... More 

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

Hi CJC, thanks for your review! The views are breath-taking, and we are happy you had a great boat trip! And thanks for the great tip about the lunch. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the cruises depart from milford sound. the drive from teanau to milford sound is about 2 hrs incl a couple of stops at lookouts. the boat was smaller compared to others on the wharf which probably meant less people and better experience. the cruise was stunning, good commentary and beautiful views of the mountains up close. we even got to... More 

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

Hi Raghuram, thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a great day on the water, and even took the challenge of staying out under the waterfall! It sounds like a great cruise with the dolphins and seals as well! More 

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