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Mitre Peak Cruises leads the way in small, scenic cruises of the spectacular Milford Sound

Our Mission

Offering regular two-hour trips through the fiord and out into the Tasman Sea, we give our guests the opportunity to enter Milford Sound from the outside, approaching it just as the first sealers did at the end of the 18th century.

Our informative hosts point out scenic Milford Sound highlights along the way, such as the Lady 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 above sea level.

Having smaller boats (approx. 20 metres in length) allows Mitre Peak Cruises to navigate closer to the shoreline, getting our guests up close to the incredible surroundings. Purpose-built for the waters of Milford Sound, the boats make great viewing platforms should we encounter the local fur seal colonies – once nearly hunted to extinction – the rare Fiordland crested penguins or pods of dolphins.

a plane flying over a body of water with a mountain in the background
a man standing on top of a snow covered mountain
a small boat in a body of water with Milford Sound in the background
a large waterfall over a body of water

Our Boats

Our vessels are purposely designed for cruising the waters of Milford Sound. Built from New Zealand Survey Standard marine alloy, the boats are created with the customer in mind by providing large viewing windows and outdoor decks.

M.V Mitre Peak
• Capacity: 60
• Purpose built in 2000
• Engine: V892 Detroit
• Capable of open sea cruising
• 18.3 metres in length
• Electronic status display
• Outdoor viewing decks: 2

M.V Mitre Peak II
• Capacity: 75
• Purpose built in 2004
• Engine: Twin Yanmars
• Capable of open sea cruising
• 20 metres in length
• Electronic status display
• Outdoor viewing decks: 2

Mitre Peak Cruises has been giving our customers an up-close and personal experience of Milford Sound for over 18 years. Our skipper will provide you with a full safety briefing at the start of your Milford Sound cruise, while our experienced and dedicated team will be sure to provide you with a safe and truly memorable experience.

Discover the beauty of the area from three unforgettable perspectives – Milford Road, the waters of Milford Sound, and in the air on a scenic flight over the Fiordland National Park.

  • Flight, Coach, Cruise
  • Queenstown
  • All ages
  • Full day

Walk part of the Milford Track and take a 2-hour cruise – a way to see both the ‘finest walk in the world’ and enjoy the fiord from sea level, including the picturesque Mitre Peak.

  • Cruise, Walk
  • Milford Sound
  • All ages
  • Full day

Fly over snow-capped mountain ranges, ancient glaciers, sparkling lakes, and tumbling waterfalls as you journey to Milford Sound by plane; then see it from the water on an immersive 2-hour cruise.

  • Flight, Cruise
  • Queenstown
  • All ages
  • Half day