Mitre Peak Cruises
Milford Sound, Fiordland
Milford Sound Day Cruise
Small boat cruises on the Milford Sound.
- Longer 2-hour cruise
- Maximum capacity of 75 guests, giving you plenty of room to enjoy the views
- Go further, and get you closer to Milford’s stunning landscape
Milford Sound Cruise
Sit back and relax as your cruise departs from the Milford Sound Wharf, and makes its way out past the iconic Mitre Peak. Cruise the length of the 16km fiord, out past St Anne's Point Lighthouse, while listening to informative commentary from our skipper who will highlight points of interest along the way including the mighty Lady Bowen Falls, Lion Mountain, Copper Point, Seal Rock and Stirling Falls. We go further, and get you closer than any other operator in Milford Sound.
Whether you choose to keep warm with a complimentary tea/coffee seated inside our lounge or want to get outside and breathe in the pristine alpine air, you are going to be inspired by the majesty of the region.
Our cruises have strictly limited passenger numbers, rewarding you with an intimate experience of Milford Sound while allowing for unobstructed photo opportunities from our outdoor viewing decks.
Be sure to keep an eye out for seals basking in the sun, pods of dolphins or rare Fiordland Crested Penguins that can be found seasonally within the region.
Departs 08:55, 09:55 / 11:10 / 12:20 / 1:35 / 2:50 / 4:30 | Duration 2 hours (May - September 9.55 / 12.20 / 2.50)
The beauty of Milford Sound continues underneath the water. A stop at the Underwater Observatory allows visitors to descend 10.4 metres below the surface of the fiord, to witness the vibrant marine life in their natural thriving environment.
The fully air-conditioned underwater viewing chamber provides a unique opportunity to view the real life ecosystem below the surface of the fiord – very different to the artificial environment of an aquarium. Rare black coral can be seen as well as anemones, sponges, sea stars, horse mussels and a multitude of fish.
Situated in Harrison Cove, cruises will drop you at the Milford Discovery Centre on the return journey and you will be collected approx. 35 minutes to one hour later.
From Queenstown, we recommend flying at least one direction.
Please note that you must be able descend 60 stairs to access the viewing chamber. The viewing chamber is not wheelchair accessible (although the Centre itself is).
Price: $70 to $555
Cruise or Cruise & Fly ex-Queenstown
Entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory is an additional $36 for adults and $18 for children. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Mitre Peak Cruises counter prior to departure.
Cruises depart from the Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, it is a two hour drive from Te Anau.
MINIMUM NUMBERS A minimum of 6 passengers is required for a trip to run
CHILD POLICY Children’s fare 4-14 years old, 3 and under free with a paying adult.
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons we will provide a full refund.
SEASON Runs all year
ROAD CLOSURE The Milford Road is subject to closure by the Land Transport Authority at any time. For the latest road report visit www.milfordroad.co.nz. Mitre Peak Cruises accepts no responsibility for travel disruptions due to road closure. Passengers affected by road closure can reschedule or cancel with a full refund.
PHOTOGRAPHS Photographs of passengers may be used by Mitre Peak Cruises for promotional purposes.
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Milford Sound Visitor Terminal, SH94, Milford Sound
Te Anau - 1 hour 45 minutes
Queenstown - 3 hours 45 minutes
Scenic flights are available from Wanaka or Queenstown