It was set up in the early 1950s as the 'Manapouri-Doubtful Sound Tourist company', and is known for its cruises (day trips and overnight) on Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound and Lake Wakatipu. It operates five major ships: the Milford Sovereign, Milford Monarch, Milford Wanderer, Milford Mariner and the Fiordland Navigator, all built in Southland. They also own a number of associated tourism activities such as a bus company and the concession to run trips to the Te Ana-au Caves.
In 2006, Environment Southland, the Southland Local Government Authority, recognised the company for its work to minimise negative impacts of tourism on Doubtful Sound.
Milford Sound Flightseeing is based at Queenstown Airport, Frankton, and is responsible for passenger flight operations between Queenstown and Milford Sound, and occasionally into Te Anau, as well as aircraft maintenance.
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