As a leading Marine Tourism provider, it is in our best interest to not only be aware of current local and global environmental issues but also do our part to reduce the impacts made by ourselves and those in our community. As a team, we aim to do this daily through both passive and active means.
It is important that as an organisation we lead by example. We do this each and every day, by:
- Using custom-built boats that are fuel-efficient and designed for eco-cruising
- Training their skippers how to drive the boats with minimal impact on the environment
- Picking up rubbish we walk past (both in and out of the workplace)
- Picking up rubbish floating in the ocean whilst on tour
- Partaking in local initiatives such as Clean Up Australia Day
- Promoting environmental initiatives such as Take 3 for the Sea
- Recycling in all areas of our business
- Reducing the use of single-use plastic company-wide and avoiding single-use items wherever possible.
In order to get our community involved, we provide conservational commentary on all tours. We aim to educate our passengers on current environmental issues such as climate change, whaling, krill consumption, PCP’s, POP’s and single-use plastics.
We then give our customers some suggestions on simple and easy steps that they can take to reduce their own environmental footprint, such as:
- Switching from single-use plastic bags to reusable shopping bags
- Buying from bulk food stores and using reusable jars or containers
- Using environmentally friendly cleaning products
- Washing vehicles on the grass as opposed to on driveways/roads where chemical runoff will end up in our drains
- Not consuming krill oil tablets – rather researching other food items where the same benefits can be found
- Picking up rubbish when found in the street
There is much to do to help save the planet, and as an organisation, we are committed to our sustainability journey, which will involve monitoring our carbon footprint, stewardship and helping the environment in any way we can.