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Experience Milford Sound / Piopiotahi
up close and personal

Our small group tours offer the most intimate wildlife and scenery experience,
with custom built boats designed for an immersive viewing experience.
See this captivating part of New Zealand from the water, air, road or Milford Track.

The best way to see
the magnificent Milford Sound


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Our 2-hour cruise takes in the best of Milford Sound and beyond, sailing out into the breathtaking Tasman Sea. Our boats are purpose-built for navigating near the shoreline to get you as close as possible to your incredible surroundings. Plus, with room on board for no more than 75 and spacious open deck viewing, you’ll enjoy unobstructed views when wildlife such as seals, rare Fiordland crested penguins or pods of dolphins when they make an appearance.

Along the journey, our informative guides point out Milford Sound’s scenic highlights, such as Lady Bowen Falls (dropping 160 meters down to the sea), Sinbad Gully (a classic example of a hanging valley). Snowcapped Mount Pembroke, and the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak itself, towering 1692 meters above sea level.


Where are you departing from?

Our tours

Mitre Peak Cruises boats and Mitre Peak

Why choose
Mitre Peak Cruises?

We offer four unbeatable ways to discover the beauty of one of the worlds most scenic locations: via the Milford Road on a scenic coach tour there and back, from the air either in a plane or helicopter, walking the Milford Track, or from the water on our famous cruises. (Please note, different packages area available out of different locations.)

Milford Sound's Premiere Tour Company

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Highly recommended! Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

"Absolutely loved the tour and the driver was super knowledgeable. Podge gave us enough time to take pictures and didn't feel rushed at all. We had amazing weather and everything ran very smoothly and efficient. Great experience and would recommend to anyone."

Coetzee Family | TripAdvisor
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Heaven on Earth Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

"The trip to Milford Sound was an amazing experience, not only the destination, but the whole journey, with excellent commentary from our guide on the luxurious coach. Weather forecast was 10 degrees with rain, which I was worried about, but it was still awesome and beautiful, just needed warm clothes. We’re going to try your Mt Cook trip next time we come to Queenstown."

Gabriella K. | TripAdvisor
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Incredible Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

"We had the most amazing time on the cruise. The sights were breathtaking, really cool to be able to get up close to the waterfalls and learn more about the sounds. Crew member Abbey was wonderful. Super friendly and helpful to everyone on board. This was an experience never to be forgotten for sure."

Bex | TripAdvisor
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Great, personalised experience Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

"The cruise was fantastic - helped of course by the scenery and the great, sunny weather. Another plus was the boat size - small enough to feel cozy and not overcrowded with people, allowing the crew to offer a more personalised experience. This leads me to the second highlight: Abby was great, very kind and caring to our kids (7 and 4 years old) - she even brought them a colouring kit to keep them entertained during the journey, when they wanted to sit and eat something."

Alexandre H. | TripAdvisor
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A great day out Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

"We traveled with Trips and Tramps from te anau and we cannot recommend them more highly. We had a fantastic guide in Geoff who was born in manapouri and knew the area extremely well. The trip along the road, thru the homer tunnel and to the sound was well organized and run. The boat trip went in close to the magnificent cliffs of the sound and was small enough that everyone on board got great views of the waterfalls, seals and flora. The waterfalls were impressive. A great day out."

Karen G. | TripAdvisor