The Air fiordland flights into Milford Sound meet up with the smaller boats of Mitre Peak Cruises offering more personalised and intimate cruises of Milford Sound.
Mitre Peak Cruises - Discover Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises for an unforgettable New Zealand experience. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the eighth Wonder of the World and more recently voted the number one spot in the "101 must-do's for Kiwis" Milford Sound's deep icy waters, sheer rock faces, glacial hanging valleys, thick native forest and local wildlife are best seen by boat when in Milford Sound.
Mitre Peak Cruises offers tours to the most un-spoilt parts of this World Heritage area. Cruises traverse the deep waters of Milford Sound. This is the only cruise option that takes you all the way out to the Tasman Sea and back. The leisurely 2 hour cruise stops frequently along the way and allows you to get up close and personal with the rugged splendour that is Milford Sound - the towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls and abundant flora. You may even get to see some of the local wildlife.
The skipper will provide an informative commentary pointing out scenic highlights along the way, such as the Bowen Falls (dropping 160 metres seaward), Sinbad Gully (a classic example of a hanging valley), snow-capped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 metres from the ocean floor.
The onboard boat hosts will ensure that all guests are looked after. Tea and coffee are provided free throughout the cruise.
With smaller launches, this allows Mitre Peak Cruises to navigate closer to the shoreline, getting you up close to the incredible surroundings. Purpose-built for Milford waters, the boats make great viewing platforms especially when you encounter the local fur seal colonies once nearly hunted to extinction the rare Fiordland crested penguins or pods of dusky dolphins. Should dolphins be at play, the cruise makes time to follow their exuberance.
With more rainfall than any other part of New Zealand, Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound provide spectacular scenery whatever the weather.
- Strictly limited passenger numbers
- Our Milford experience is uncrowded, unhurried and personal
- Cruise lasts two hours
- Free tea and coffee on board
- Suitable for all ages
- Knowledgeable guides and informative commentary
- Free for children under 5
- Smaller boats makes for a more up close tour