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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
    • Free tea and coffee on board
    • Free for children under 3
    • Smaller boats makes for a more ‘up close’ tour
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Chose Mitre Peak Cruises because they have a smaller boat and certainly was not disappointed. Less people meant it was easier to get around and get that perfect picture. Based on what the other larger boats were doing we went further out of the Sound and got much closer to
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    Our captain and host (Ryan) were fantastic and made the cruise so interesting. The small boat (in contrast to the much larger boats other companies use) allowed us to go right up to the edge of the cliffs, get under the waterfalls, and get right next to the wildlife (saw sea
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    Loved this cruise. The boat was a bit smaller compared to other operators which was really good. We went a long way up the sound and there was commentary from the crew throughout. The scenery is breathtaking. We got close up to the seals and got wet from the waterfalls .. it was
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    We loved the Milford Sound cruise with Mitre Peak Cruises for several reasons: 1) it’s a smaller group than a lot of the other companies who offer trips to Milford Sound so it feels more intimate and exclusive 2) Pauline Kenna, our tour guide was amazing - very friendly,
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    Took this Milford Sound tour in September 2019 and it was one of the highlights of our South Island NZ trip. We booked on bookme.com, which ended up slightly cheaper ($50NZD). The boat is smaller than the other vessels in the marina so it offered a more intimate experience and
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