Mitre Peak Cruises
Mitre Peak Cruises operate smaller vessels that will get you up close and personal with Milford Sound. Sheer rock faces, glacial hanging valleys, thick native forest and local wildlife such as fur seal colonies, Fiordland crested penguins or pods of dusky dolphins will delight you and the kids. Mitre Peak Cruises is the only cruise boat that goes past St Anne’s lighthouse and ventures into the Tasman Sea so you can experience a return into the fiord just like the first sealers did. This cruise is fun, educational and enjoyable for the whole family.
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 New Zealand by Kiwi's and visitors alike – Milford Sound’s deep icy waters, sheer rock faces, glacial hanging valleys, thick native forest and local wildlife are best seen by boat.
Ask about our KIDS GO FREE promotion during NZ School holidays.
Valid on 9.55am & 3.15pm cruises only.
Must be with full fare-paying adult (Max 2 per adult).
Adult from $80, Child from $20, Under 4s FREE (cruise-only).
Add-on visit to the Underwater Observatory available on most cruises.
Enquire for our tours departing Queenstown or Te Anau.
Options for discovering Milford Sound include: -
- Return coach and cruise (available ex. Te Anau or Queenstown)
- Coach, cruise and scenic flight (available ex. Te Anau or Queenstown)
- Self-drive to Milford Sound and depart for cruise and or cruise/underwater observatory visit from the Visitor Terminal
A trip with Mitre Peak Cruises will have you traversing the deep waters of Milford Sound for an educational and enjoyable two hour experience. The informative guides will point 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.
With operating smaller launches (approximately 20 metres) Mitre Peak Cruises will have you closer to the shoreline and up close and personal to some incredible surroundings. Young and old will too be amazed if you should encounter the local fur seal colonies – once nearly hunted to extinction – the rare Fiordland crested penguins or pods of dusky dolphins.
- Two boats (approx 20 metres) both purpose-built for Milford waters
- Strictly limited passenger numbers
- 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
- Cruises start/end at Milford Sound visitor terminal
- Option to add a visit to the Underwater Observatory
For full information on cruise timetable and pricing and available package deals click here.
A visit to the Milford Deep Underwater Observatory is an optional extra that you can add onto your cruise experience that allows visitors to descend 10.4 metres below the Sound’s surface to witness the vibrant underwater life first hand. The fully air-conditioned viewing room provides a unique opportunity to view the real life environment below the surface of the fiord – so different from the artificial environment of an aquarium. Rare black and red corals can be seen as well as anemones, sponges, sea stars, horse mussels and a multitude of fish.