Mitre Peak Cruises

Mitre Peak Cruises

Mitre Peak Cruises

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Andrew Hammond

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Chose Mitre Peak Cruises because they have a smaller boat and certainly was not dissapointed. Less people meant it was easier to get around and get that perfect picture. Based on what the other larger boats were doing we went further out of the Sound and got much closer to waterfalls and wildlife. Commentary from the Captain was very entertaining and informative. If you are looking for a cruise company, pick these guys.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ingrid Kiselka

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly, good weather, few people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Monique

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We did the tour at 4:30pm, less people, small boat, around 30 people, space for 75, funny skipper (entertaining), got very close to the seals as the boat is so small.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Patrick and Valerie

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Small boats, nice staff and a great route.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Eveet De Beleir

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

It was a small boat with just 25 people (much less than other boats). Although the weather was not perfect, the Milford Sound was beautiful.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sandra Reynders

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very professional service and a beautiful trip, dramatic scenery and a stunning drive to get there!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Danny

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best boat tour I have done so far. Nice scenery, seals, dolphins, a penguin and the perfect boat size and very friendly crew.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jason Smith

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The weather started off cloudy with low cloud for the first 1/8 of the top then cleared up to amazing views of the whole Fjord.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anne Bouwman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Small cruise company with small ships. They go further into the Sound than other companies and give good information about wildlife and nature.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marion Geillon

France

Ranking: 9/10

We picked the 8:55am cruise as it is $10 cheaper and we camped at Milford Sound. The weather was not great: raining and foggy so it was not great to start but it cleared up afterwards. The boat was one of the small ones which was good to take pictures and see everything. We came really close to the seals and the boat stayed long enough for us to take videos and pictures. Great experience but better when sunny and clear.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Navina

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

We took the trip with Mitre Peak Cruises as they have smaller boats, but nothing too extraordinary.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marcus and Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views, nice boat but very busy.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Eileen Klinkmuller

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Was quite okay, not too special.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Alex

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We chose Mitre Peak Cruises ($82NZD per person), small boat, less people, good service, free coffee and tea, beautiful/stunning landscape, totally worth it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Rachel Denham

Ranking: 9/10

Small boat, only 7 of us on it! Went right up close to the waterfalls, very informative staff and saw dolphins. Tad expensive for the length of cruise.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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KapaOPango

Ranking: 10/10

Great operator and nice crew, who turned an overcast and chilly day into a great experience. Did not get to see the top of the peaks, but plenty of wildlife - seals, dolphins, and a couple of Fiordland penguins.
Ship is quite small, but there's plenty of space to move about. Back on shore, we looked at the crowded, "tourist factory" ships from other companies, and we thought we really had made the right choice.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Pieter-Jan V

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

They have smaller boats then other companies what we really liked. Friendly staff. Coffee and Tea included on board.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Dorothy

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Great two hour cruise, small boat, morning cruise had very few people, $70 per person, coffee and tea included.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Monika Dippel

Ranking: 8/10

We took the last vessel going out at 4.30pm. Less people and tourist buses were gone. It is a very touristic place which distracts a little bit from the beauty and mystery of this site. But still beautiful.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Alexis Leneveu

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent, small boat, get close to everything. Standing in front of the boat is really awesome.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Jan-Peter Stripp

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Too expensive, but beautiful.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Becky Davis

England

Ranking: 9/10

A really good tour which allowed us to experience the beautiful Milford Sounds close up. The boat allowed plenty of room for everyone to be above board, despite being small. Staff were really friendly and informative. Very punctual and reasonably priced. Free tea and coffee which is always a bonus!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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James Betz

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Good friendly and informative.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jeroen Suijlang

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

This cruise would be very good on a clear day. We had a cloudy day and did not see anything. Waterfalls were good though.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Penny Lee

England

Ranking: 7/10

Good operator, smaller boat than most, closer to the waterfalls and marine life including seals. Best on a clear day, unfortunately ours was not.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ennico

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

4.30pm tour, only some people, amazing to have seen dolphins!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Wouter Bosch

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice experience, small boat free coffee & tea. They put the nose of the boat in waterfall.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Przemystaw Tymizyszyn

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

It was great.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Matthew H

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Love the small boats with less people, such friendly staff made the whole experience 10 times better (if possible!) Highly reccomend!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Audrey Ripoche

France

Ranking: 4/10

Small boats so less people onboard. But be careful, they won't hesitate to lie to you about the weather forecast to fill a morning cruise, even if it is foggy and it is expected to clear up in the afternoon. The cruise is totally amazing if it is clear, but don't go if there is fog! You won't see half of the mountains!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Clarissa Hanck

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Too fast at the better points of interest.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Rainer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Did not go as close to the walls (especially seals) as Souther Discoveries Cruises, however, boat was better (open deck plus deck with windows in ceiling).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Malgorzata

Poland

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful experience, not many people on board.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Grantygrant

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent. Do your cruise with them.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Fernando Martin

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Nice visit around Milford Sound, well explained.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Jonas Schelbert

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Scenic cruise on the Milford Sound. Very beautiful landscape, highlights were watching the seals and the free shower!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Anna

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

By boat is the only way to explore the sounds. But it's worth it!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in April 2012

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Tobias Sowade

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Two hour boat cruise for $60. Compared to some other companies cheaper and a smaller boat. Good service (coffee and tea for free), and a nice shower (drive into a waterfall) included.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice boat! Nice staff!! Beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Alex Laidlaw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Small, personal service with very knowledgable staff.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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jule

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great staffs. Small boat with few passengers in the afternoon. Fantastic ride with lots of great impressions. Penguins, seals, lobsters, waterfalls, Mitre Peak, ... A good value!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Sally Gordie

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

For the price they could have included food. Tour and boat good.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Armin Boehmer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The boat is much smaller than the big cruises from other companies. Coffee for free. Very nice trip.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Martin Guillaume

France

Ranking: 8/10

Free coffee.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Alex Ross

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent trip and service. Felt as though the trip was being made exclusively for us.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Richard Rite

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$10 discount voucher from advertisement. Smaller group and not too crowded.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Erik

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Again worth the splurge. Something not to miss if you are in the area.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jill Boruff

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Smallest boat available so could get close to the falls. Also went all the way out to the Tasman Sea, which others do not do. Earliest cruise available so we had the Sounds to ourselves. Sound system needs some work - difficult to hear.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Brasier

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good, small boat for seeing the Sound - plenty of room to seel all features and well explained.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Aoife Lillis

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Informative and friendly staff, small boat, initimate experience, good price and went further than other boats!! Good tea and coffee provision!!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Martin & Dee Bellarby

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience - awesome views! Nice boat, not too big.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mary Mitchell

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Better than the big boats.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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John Hughes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Smaller company providing excellent service and very friendly personnel.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Louis Smit

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good service despite horrible weather, tried to make the best of it. Wiped the windows inside to make sure you can look out of the windows.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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kiwifrenchy

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

I've done the Milford Sounds 3 times now and this was definitely the best operator I've been with ! Small boat means you get closer to waterfalls and cliffs. Also this company goes quite far away in the Tasman Sea before heading back to Milford.

TIP : Do the last cruise of the day, see the sunset and have a more quiet and enjoyable experience as 95% of the tourists are already gone back to Queenstown ;-)

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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sidcupjon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely stunning, a beautiful sunny day. We were on the first cruise out, which is highly recommended, as when we got back the terminal was full of people.

The cruise goes further than other boats, although there was not much further out, had complimentary tea and coffee, was well worth the money.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Tim & Judith

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good boat tour though the microphone was no too good, we did not hear all the comments.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Erik Poirer

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Small boat, not a lot of outdoor space, people were jammed on top. Got in close wildlife. Overall good experience.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Harald

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Small boats, was the first boat that went to the fjord in the morning - that was great.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Gerd Pagel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing/great.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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John Brand

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

A smaller boat ideal for people not on a coach tour. A nature tour rather than just a scenic one, with more information.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Jackie & Ray

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly driver, could have explained more during the bus trip. Boat trip was exciting, captains explanation was only minimal.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Sebastian

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Smaller, a bit of an older boat - but more cosy. No big tourist groups, better quality fr price (longer journey) stopped for dolphins and seals.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Josh

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Relaxing cruise of Milford Sound in a smaller boat. Saw waterfalls, penguins and seals.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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CMJ

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Smaller boat that goes out quite far and importantly gets very close to the sides - you get wet from the waterfalls if you go on the front. Good commentary, not overcrowded, hot drinks on board, punctual, first out when we took the 8.55 trip.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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David Taylor

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

One of the smaller boat operators. Our tip would be to go for the quieter 4.30pm cruise.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Res Kormann

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place to see and a very friendly company.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Andreas

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

2 hour Milford Sound Cruise. Good comments from the guide, longer than other tours. Nice setting at the 8:50am departure.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Mark Vass

England

Ranking: 8/10

Small boat, plenty of room, good cruise, punctual with good guide information.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Helen Evans

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic cruise of Milford Sounds. Boat goes further out than the rest. Couldn't really hear commentary, nice staff.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Chris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

2 hour cruise took us around Milford Sound. Not much wildlife for a wildlife tour but that is not their fault. Good boat and detailed guide information.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Kornelia Kirf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Even without glass covered busses they offer an affordable, informative, educational and comfortable tour and cruise to Milford Sounds. The cruise lasted 2 hours with enough information to be interesting without being over-educational.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Stefan Schmitz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A small company, a small boat and a great tour. We had only 20 people cruising with us. I don't think that you got that close to a waterfall with Real Journeys.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Gerstmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Scenery, friendly staff, well organised, value for money.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Jacob

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Boat trip highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Mannebach & Siejert

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Small boat cruise at Milford Sound.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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E C Frans

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly and knowledgable guide. Timetables good - sunny weather.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Cesar

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Small boat, not very crowded. We could drink tea and coffee, (instant), through the trip. Staff were very nice and the captain very approachable.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Derek McLoughlin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Small boat which got close to waterfalls, early departure, knowledgable guide/pilot would have been helpful to have maps of route available.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Natthien Le Gall

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice cruise on a small boat, going close to the cliffs, incredible scenery!!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Hartmut Tonner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Not too expensive, I can recommend.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Daniela Borter

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Small boat.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Barbara

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Basic, but friendly staff, free coffee and tea, very informative, well worth the money.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Jues Lueg

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly people, good guide/comments during the cruise. Free tea and coffee on board.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Barbara Koegel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice staff, helpful, gave interesting commentary (sometimes hard to understand if english is not your mother tongue).

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Ruben and Jetske

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Small boat = good. Take the last boat of the day. Duration was long enough.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Wijnhoven

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Small boat for the Milford Sound. Good choice if you prefer the more personal approach.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Andy

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly and organised.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Dana Pagliarini

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice boat trip but comments only in English and very fast, price OK.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Sue Haward

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Smaller than most Milford vessels and therefore more personal. We arrived one very rainy afternoon having already booked for the following morning and were offered (and accepted) the afternoon trip for free - so had one trip in the rain and one in glorious weather - very special.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Madlen & Inna

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Early morning cruise - cheap, no tourists.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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mmallen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Im Marichelle from Fiordland Hotel. Lyn was very accommodating and helpful in organizing the cruise for me and my partner. Allan, the coach driver, was so knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor, making the whole bus ride to and from Milford Sound very relaxing and enjoyable. I love the fact that your boat can ge...t closer to the waterfalls and wildlife, making a more awesome experience. :) I will definitely recommend your cruises to our hotel guests. thank you for the wonderful time. two thumbs up! :)

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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alku83

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly staff, a nice small boat that doesn't get too crowded, and just the right amount of interesting commentary from the captain. If you want to cruise on Milford Sound, look no further.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Polil

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The bus driver to Milford Sound speak too much! The cruise tour was very good!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Matthias & Ceristiane

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good tour, great views, company ok.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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KAA

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

What a fantastic cruise. After our original booking with largest cruise company in area (RJ) was cancelled due to broken boat, we rebooked with Mitre Peak and had a FABULOUS day. Smaller boat, only 45 people on board, all independent travellers and no large groups from tour buses (which go on the larger company cruise). Small boat could go right to edge of cliffs - right under waterfalls and up close to seals on rocks. Perfect amount of commentary, not to much but just enough to give you the main points of interest and leave you to enjoy the scenery. Highly recommended!
Cruises all go for same duration and see the same scenery ... Mitre Peak was definitely value for money compared to other companies.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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hughesW

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good trip. Good commentary and reasonable fare. It was a sunny day so the experience was crystal clear!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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BelindaT

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Well organised and well priced tour. Perfect cruise. Captian gave just enough (not too much!) commentary that was interesting. Boat had great views from all decks. Cruise gave close-up views of seals, rocks etc.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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penz

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

I can really recommend this trip. Friendly staff and an informative commentary from people who really know the area. Were rapt to see lots of bottlenose dolphins, seals, and the rare Fiordland crested penguin. Just missed a whale that was there the day before. Middle of winter so it was cold, but the bonus is there are no sandflies and it is cheaper. Recommend a morning tour before the crowds arrive.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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koster

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

A nice cruise. Lovely area. Take the afternoon boat trip because the day trip people from Queenstown have gone by then.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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nuwee

Thailand

Ranking: 10/10

A cruise to go for, small boat means you get to be close to the nature. I like it especially in rainy day. So bad, we did not see the dolphins that day though.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Ruud Kapteyn

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Performance up to expectations. Good explanations. Free coffee & tea. Friendly staff.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Michael and Tanja Kreugel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Scenic cruises along the Milford Sound.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Ian Watson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Coach trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound the two hour cruise on sound - Full day and no driving - ideal way to see the sound.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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M Sicard

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

One of the not so large boats but commentary from the nature specialist a little bit thin. just ok, but the site is gorgeous.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Anna

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Nice, small boat, good guiding and friendly staff. An enjoyable few hours.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Hans Suess

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good organisation

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Melanie Bielefeld

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very personal, good guiding.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Deede K

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Commentaries for the natrual attractions and the historical backgrounds only in English but we got an instruction sheet for important things in German.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Stephen O'Connor

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent service from Mitre Peak. We booked in the morning and sailed on the 1630 departure. Late afternoon sunshine, no coach loads of people to contend with (they all go on the lunchtime sailings on the much bigger boats) what more could you ask. Chuck in some amazing scenery, a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins with very young calves, informative yet unobtrusive commentary and job done.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Thomas Stopp

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful trip, we saw dolphins and we were very very close to the waterfall. Small boat is better. Late afternoon is a very good time, because most tourists have left.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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John Helle

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Took us very close to the waterfalls and seals and stopped to let us watch dolphins, even though it delayed the tour return. A small boat is better than the big ones.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Mark Jenkins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent tour for one price, pick up from campsite + driver very informative

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Eimear Doyle

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Smaller boat than some of the other companies. Half four cruise was class - less people & more relaxed!

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Louis Duhaime

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Appreciated their ships being smaller ( i.e. no need to fight to make pictures, with fewer passengers on board) we could select a time outside the bus connections - skipper to time to provide comments.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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katharinatum

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing landscape and friendly guides.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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alasiac

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Small boat (the smallest) Excellent captain and information.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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csziegler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Good service and nice tour.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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marijad

Serbia

Ranking: 10/10

Good value for money.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Arran J

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

The area is stunning. For this company they have friendly staff, but boat is small so expect it to be very rocky if the wind/waves pick up - which unfortunately it did for us. It got pretty rough & to be honest in hindsight we wished we hadn't gone out (not a great idea for them to still go out in rough conditions for such 'consumer' cruises) as a lot of people went green, & the kids got really sick (ginger etc wasn't enough). This totally ruined out next day as I had booked doubtful sounds and paid for it, but the entire family of 6 couldn't go as they were so scarred by the sea sickness of this Milford trip. This boat/company is really not reccommended for those prone to sea sickness.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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martint

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Professionally operated tour. Private feeling with the small boat and not that many people. They compensated well for the horrible weather.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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koellner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Small boat with very friendly staff and a warm captains welcome. It makes you feel like more of an individual than those big cruises.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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The_Chaplins

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic cruise. Weather was bad, even by Milford standards, with 200mm rain in 2 days. Waterfalls everywhere, wind was howling down the Sound, it was Milford at its stormiest but was great because of that. The skipper & staff were excellent & very friendly. We were invited back when the weather eased so we went the next day when there was space on a tour and saw the other side of Milford: sunny, light wind, few waterfalls. Going with a small company on a small boat is the best way to do it, and we would go with them again.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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kencook

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Plenty of information provided by crew, also free coffee etc.. They even went back to see dolphins in an area we had already passed through.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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johnst

England

Ranking: 10/10

You see photos of the sound and hear other peoples accounts but to experience the sound for itself on a clear day is really something else indeed and breathtaking.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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waters811

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing day - staff went out of their way to educate us on Milford and wildlife. Very friendly! Highly recommend them!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in September 2009

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Francesca

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Close and personal, as they say!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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MundschanGermany

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Scenic cruise - milford sound. Very nice little boat.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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alanvn

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great bus driver to and from Milford Sound. Good commentary. Smaller group so lots of room to move around. Great day and very good value for money.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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JimmyK

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Small boat, makes it easy to come close near the shore and you're not falling over tourists.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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kindel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Many informations during the tour including some in German.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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NatasjaV

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

They go near the shore and will explain about it. The Bottle nose dolphins were a bonus!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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HollyB

England

Ranking: 10/10

We did a day bus/boat trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. The driver was good, with good knowledge. The boat trip was fantastic and was enjoyed by us all. Our grandson enjoyed playing snowballs on the way home!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in October 2008

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Rose and Jess Damon and Esler

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect. We were very lucky with the weather - clear late afternoon sunshine was stunning reflect across the water. We had everything we needed - small boat, not crowded, no other boats on the Sound, free tea & coffee, plenty of outdoor observation space and WE SAW DOLPHINS AND SEALS AND LOVED! Brilliant tour.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Sarah_rae

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great commentary, free tea/coffee. Lots of information - a little crownded.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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FeliciaY

Singapore

Ranking: 9/10

Rainy weather provides a fantastic view of numerous waterfalls from surrouding rock mountains, otherwise not as spectacular as dry day. Mitre Peak goes in a smaller, more personal boat. Milford Deep is interesting but not essential.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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CarleyJ

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good time period -2-3 hours on the cruise.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Steven

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good value, long excursion. Friendly staff.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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IreneF

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We had a smaller boat which was really nice, we didnt have to fight for the best view with 50 other people. The weather was perfect aswell, lots of beautiful waterfalls.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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JulianeH

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Average.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in December 2008

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BenjaminAustralia

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Most reasonable price. Fairly informative.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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LeaciaS

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

2 hr cruise of Milford Sound. Since small boat got to see more eg. Dolphins close up.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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PhillS

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Good guide, small boat allowed us to see things the big ones miss, tea and coffee supplied.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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amyd

United States

Ranking: 9/10

We took the last boat of the day at 4:30 and there were hardly any boats on Milford Sound. Of course, when you do that boat, you can't go to the underwater observatory, but they actually let us go on a boat in the morning for free if we booked the underwater observatory. So we got a quiet rainy afternoon and a sunny morning on Milford Sound for the price of one! The boats go all the way out to the Tasman Sea. On one of the trips we saw lots of dolphins, swimming on our bow wave. Neither of the boats we were on was even remotely crowded.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Melissa Gillespie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and despite being born & living in NZ for near on 40 years we had not been to Milford Sound. Firstly we had excellent advice in Te Anau about which company to choose. The cruise was absolutely magnificent, Graeme the skipper's commentary was very informative and we had a very enjoyable encounter with some dolphins. We had a relatively fine day but were invited back to share in a further cruise the next day following a storm that was coming through that night as Graeme advised the waterfalls after a storm would be amazing. We were very tempted but unfortunately our timetable did allow this. Many thanks to Graeme and Simon from our Mitre Peak Cruise!!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Sally477

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Combined the boat trip with coach ride down to Milford Sound. Really good boat trip - not at all crowded, good commentary, amazing views of the fjord, Mitre peak and the Tasman sea. We also saw some seals!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Neal

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Small boat means you can get real close to the waterfalls and marine life. I have done this cruise in blue skies and i've done it in torrential rain and it was amazing in both. There's no such thing as a bad day to see milford.
Skipper was VERY knowledgable

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Ronny

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Very touristy, not a silent way to explore the nature but comfortable and not such a big boat.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Stefanie

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

They go further than the others plus closer to the coast and waterfalls. Earlier tours to be recommended.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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robix

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice tour, I really enjoyed it! It seems a good idea to take a smaller vessel, because they can go closer to highlights. Special thanks to the coach driver "Jesse", he provides very good information while driving carefully.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Lynn White

China

Ranking: 8/10

had great time, one of the highlights of my trip. could have been better if i could hear what they were talking a bit clearer... was nice in a small boat. thanks guys.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Kelly

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

It was a long day but made pleasant and enjoyable due to Alan, our driver. We enjoyed the scenery on the drive to Milford more than the sound itself.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Eileen Harris

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Never have I seen more exquisite views than on our recent trip to Milford Sound. Jesse, our tour guide and driver was an absolute pleasure and his knowledge of NZ was amazing. The boat cruise was a little disappointing as it was hard to hear what was being said at times. It is true that this country has the most beautiful views in the world. Aus doesnt even have what you have and we live at the base of the Warrumbungle National Park and this far outranked that.
Cheers and thanks again Jesse, your a treasure
Eileen
NSW Aust

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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henriettalee

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Very good tour. Free coffee and tea plus the boat could get really close to things as it is so small, Voice over could have been clearer.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Kristin

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Nice small boats and excellent commentary.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Carly

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing scenery & wildlife. Take the last cruise of the day as its cheaper & less crowded.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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niall stephenson

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

it was very good. unbelievable sceanery

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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De Kievit

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

First cruise at 8.55, nice small boat.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Klalis

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

In case of the bad weather, the captain offered a free tour directly after that.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Chris

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Good price, quality commentary.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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John

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Enjoyed having a smaller boat as most on Milford Sound look like ferries. Good commentary.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Foost

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice trip in Milford Sound. Boat nice & small. Very close to seals & waterfalls.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Claudia

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

They have early and late scenic tours + small boats so the come closer to waterfalls and wildlife.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Ofer

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

We took the cruise on the end of November and forgot the camera in the car.
At the end of the cruise at Mitre Peak, in a natural way, they offered us something which was a complete surprise to us and to everybody who heard the story – "bring your camera and jump on the next cruise, or come back in a few days, and join the cruise on a stand-by basis".
We did, and took the cruise on a rainy day and had a great adventure.
A few days later, after packing our luggage before leaving Fiordland, our hosts, Kevin and Keiko Murdoch (from Keiko's Cottages in Te Anau) called Miter Peak and asked about the weather. It was a clear day, the first after two weeks. The first clear day for us in Fiordland. They "convinced" us to stay one more day by telling us that we're invited to see the Milford Sound again, this time in a clear day. We unpacked and headed to Milford again. We hiked to the Key Summit for the second time, and then came to the cruise. We were received with a big smile, and we had a great experience, this time in a bright day.
You can of course quote our Email to you.
At Miter Peak you made us very happy and we thank you very very much!
We've met in New Zealand beautiful views and beautiful people. There is no doubt you and the Mitre Peak crew are one of the major reasons for this observation.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Priyanka

India

Ranking: 10/10

We had a great time bussing to Miford Sound & the cruise was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Our coach driver Jesse kept us engaged and informed about the places we were crossing. The bus ride was good. Though it poured like mad on the day we traveled, the trip was definitely worth it.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Ellen

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent bus driver (Allen) Very knowledgeable and friendly. Views are awesome. Bus there and Fly back the best. Views are Wow!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Simon

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent and friendly staff - very accommodating.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Brian Spinks

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

very good cruise, good to be on a smaller boat

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Alex Olzheim

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

It was well organised and the driver was a very good guide. He knew a lot of the environment and drove very carefuly. Th boattrip was also very personal. We enjoyed it very much

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Susie Wang

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

It's a very wonderful trip to travel with Mitre Peak to Milford Sound although half of the trip was in a bad weather. Heavy rains gave us a great view of waterfalls. Both the coach and cruise were nice and comfortable. Coach driver Allan with good humour definately added lots value to the trip. Thanks for your service. Highly recommend.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Mathew

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Milford Sound was beautiful + we were given free muffins and coffee during the 1.5 hours cruise. Very nice.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Rebecca Kenning

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I had a awesome as trip the bus driver allan was a laugh and made the trip worth while...... we were lucky to have sunshine all day and seen a lot of waterfalls!!!!!! the boat ride was great and i had a awesome time!!!! will travel with these guys again for sure!!!!!!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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angusb

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

With perfect weather and only the two of us (and Roger the captain) on board for the morning cruise of Milford Sound, it was indeed something special.

Roger was particularly accommodating and a wealth of information about the Sound, which really added to our enjoyment of the experience.

The fly/cruise/fly Milford Sound experience was in fact the highlight of our honeymoon.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Stuart Gross

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Of course we picked a day it was peeing with rain - buckets of it. However Jesse and hostess (Mandy? from Canada) were on time and excellent. Look the coach is very comfortable they provide snacks along the way, there are good stops too cos its a long trip! But well worth it for the views. Sadly the weather was too bad for the boat so we only got the coach trip and a gazilion BIG waterfalls. After lunch and a boat refund we saw a helicopter scenic trip video on the way back plus a local movie - Worlds Fastest Indian. Great day though and a great team. We'll go again when we can get on the boat and we WILL use Mitre Peak Cruises. Thanks guys. Stu & Viv, Gulf Harbour, Auckland NZ.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Hans van der Linden

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

September 2008, we have made a coach - cruise - fly excursion with Mitre Peak from Queenstown. The luxiury coach was right on time but the hostess was prevented. However, Jesse, the driver showed us that he doesn't need a hostess . Besides a good driver he showed an excellent host and gave us a great deal of information. After we have a great cruise we flew with a plane of Air Fjordland over the snowy mountain peaks back to Queenstown. Finaly a taxi drove us back to the citycenter. The trip was very worthwhile and perfectly arranged! Special compliments to Jesse.

You can watch some picture on this adres: http://www.goednieuws.com/kiwi

Natascha & Hans - Holland

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jessie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! This is entirley awesome! Not too many people, and perfect if its raining! Talk about getting wet... Took the bus option there and back and great service all round. Best thing i've done in my life!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Rebecca

England

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic tour of Milford Sound and great information. The people were really friendly and helpful. Seeing Mitre peak reflected in the crystal clear waters of Milford Sound was an New Zealand highlight.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Michaela

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great, very informative.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Katerina

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Smallest boat in Milford Sound so they could take us directly under some waterfalls. Not too many people so there was lots of space for taking photo's.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Gray

England

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant boat trip. Smallest boat of all the options and proved to be cheapest too. Only 13 of us on the boat and it felt very intimate. We helped ourselves to great soup and were really impressed with the whole operation.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Christine

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

The service was good. Although everyone told us that Doubtful Sound was amazing, we preferred Milford Sound.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Christine

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Milford Sound is really nice and the boat they use seems smaller than the others.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Toby

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great boat ride. One of the best places to visit in NZ. Very touristy place but well worth it.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Daniel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We chose them because it was a small boat giving us a personalised service and lots of space.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Stewart

England

Ranking: 9/10

We had a brilliant day. We were on an early trip and there were fewer people. Being on a smaller boat is also a bonus.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Emily Houston

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Don't take a bus to Milford, take a car so you can stop anywhere you like. Boat cruise was good, we saw dolphins! Not too expensive either.

Reviewed almost 14 years ago

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Jody

England

Ranking: 7/10

Was a bit cloudy so might have missed some of the landscape. Really good company.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Roger & Margaret

England

Ranking: 8/10

An enjoyable ride, although lack of rain meant that the waterfalls weren't at their best! The commentary was good on the whole. The sandflies were 'ravenous'1

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Nathan Perkins

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Not above and beyond but good allround service.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Paul Cowie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Scenery blew me away! Definitely go on early trip at 8 30am. Well worth the morning. Magical place. seals and fiordland crested penguins.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Lena

Norway

Ranking: 8/10

just enough commentary

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Edwin

England

Ranking: 9/10

Not quite as good as Doubtful Sound. Saw dolphins, fiordland crested penguins and fur seals.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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caroline

France

Ranking: 9/10

Quite cheap, good staff and free coffee and tea

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Stevenson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant company, small but very friendly.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Berke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Small Boat. Personal with not so many people. Takes you the furthest distance to the Tasman Sea. Saw Dolphins and Seals.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Rogier

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Felt like the last trip of the day and they were fed up with it. Couldn't hear commentary.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Hennielene

South Africa

Ranking: 9/10

Small boat to Milford Sound. Stops enough at wildlife and important points. Very good info without talking too much.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Kate&Steve Jones

England

Ranking: 9/10

Blessed with a beautiful sunny day, this trip was heavenly - scenery absolutely jaw dropping, including the drive up from Te Anau. But sandflies a real pest!!

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007