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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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Stunning Scenery - not to be missed!

This tour (bus) picked us up from Te Anau and took us around 2 hours to arrive in Milford Sound. The scenery along the was and of course in milford Sound is stunning! Mitre Peak... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karina C
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour (bus) picked us up from Te Anau and took us around 2 hours to arrive in Milford Sound. The scenery along the was and of course in milford Sound is stunning! Mitre Peak Cruises was a great choice as our group was small and we had the luxury of viewing the scenery from many points around the boat... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice trip of 2h, on a boat, in Milford sound ! No rain on that day, a trained, skilled and funny captain, taking us around seals (more than once) or penguins (tiny and cute !). Nose of the boat right under a massive waterfall just before the end, and the magic works. Calm and serenity will be your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour and great price too compared to the other ones. We had an informative commentary throughout and the boat was small so it didn't feel overcrowded and everyone had a view.

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tend to travel cheap so I don't do many cruises or tours when I travel, but pretty much everyone has said that Milford Sound cruise is a must-do, so we looked into the options. We read from here that Mitre Peak has smaller boats which sounds like a good thing, and their website is one of the more informative... More 

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Pittsburgh
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457 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,315 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Milford Sound tour with Mitre Peak. We altered our trip at the last minute and the guy at the check-in booth was great in handling our change and related refund. The cruise was nice and we only had about 35 people. The Mitre Peak boat is much smaller the boats used by the other cruise operators. The... More 

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Thank Jeff K
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Really enjoyed the cruise, great boat and less crowded with awesome views. I had a nice day coach tour from Queenstown.

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

Thank you for such a great review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday as much as you enjoyed our cruise. From the team at Mitre Peak Cruises. More 

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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Did choose for mitre because of the tripadvisor reviews. An awesome choise. Its the smallest boat of all, which makes you closer to the animals and leg dolphins play around the boat. Do it, you wont regret!

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1 Thank Marjolein O
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

We are very glad you had such a fantastic trip. We always do love getting reviews that reflect the same way we feel about our trips. From the team at Mitre Peak Cruises. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have to imagine that all of the below-reviews were of tourists who made their own way to Milford Sound and/or avoided the coach cruise passengers. Mitre Peak Cruises partners with Kiwi Discovery to run the coach transit program. I would highly suggest that Mitre Peak changes its coach partner. Unfortunately, the coach-cruise-coach option is the worst way to see... More 

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

Hello worldtraveler786, thank you for your review. It’s unfortunate that your experience with the coach was so disappointing. The coach itself does not begin pickups until 6.25am and we endeavour to leave Queenstown no later than 7.00am as we would struggle to meet the cruise on time. We would like to look into this further to find out what went... More 

Collinsville, IL
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186 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

You walk by all these large ships and at the end is the dock was this small ship. The crew was great. We were the first to pull out and the last to pull in. They gave extra time to features and got closer. A great excursion.

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Thank Mark1Rob
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Mitre Peak Cruises, responded to this review

Hi. We’re glad you enjoyed our cruise. There are many benefits to having a small boat, like our ability to get closer to wildlife and waterfalls. We hope to see you again some day! From the Mitre Peak Cruises Team. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our boat was small and uncrowded. There was an excellent brochure which detailed what we would see, and clear announcements en route. Tea and coffee were free and self service. We felt very well looked after, and crew members came round to talk to us which gave it a personal touch.

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

Hi there. Thanks for choosing Mitre Peak Cruises and for your nice review. Our crew do their best to make sure everyone is happy on board, so we are glad you felt looked after. Passengers cruising with Mitre Peak Cruises are in good hands. Thanks again! More 

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