Great Bear Rainforest sailing cruise, Canada

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Great Bear Rainforest sailing cruise, Canada

Environment

Our mission is to contribute to the conservation and well-being of the ecosystems, cultures and communities of the Pacific coast of Canada. We believe that helping our guests experience first-hand and understand some of the most spectacular wildlife and ecosystems on the Planet is key to their protection and preservation. Our Founder and President holds a PhD in Marine Ecosystem Ecology, and has dedicated his career and expertise to providing exceptional travel experiences that foster awareness and stewardship.

At the heart of our company is a desire to reduce our footprint on the Planet. As such, we integrate responsible ecotourism practices into our daily activities. We source and serve foods that are locally and sustainably grown, produced, raised or caught. We design itineraries that allow us to spend more time sailing in order to reduce our fuel consumption. Our onboard recycling and composting programs help to divert waste from landfills. Our promotional materials and transactions are mainly done over the Internet, and when necessary we use 100% recycled post consumer paper, saving trees, water, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy.

In 2015 we underwent a strict assessment with Green Tourism Canada, and received a GOLD rating! Green Tourism was one of the world’s first sustainable tourism certification programs and it remains highly respected today because of its comprehensive assessments. While many sustainable certification programs allow businesses to submit self-assessments, Green Tourism Canada certified businesses are assessed on-site by trained, third-party auditors who review everything from efficiencies to food sources.

In recognition of our achievement in responsible and sustainable travel, we were awarded the 2015 Tourism Vancouver Island Award for Sustainable Tourism, and the 2015 Canadian Tourism Award for Sustainable Tourism.

Community

In each of the communities we visit, we partner with local people, communities, and organizations. We have protocol agreements with First Nations whose territories we visit, and work with hire local guides and businesses whenever possible. We partner with parks, conservation areas and governments and obtain permits for all limited-use areas we visit.

In 2015, our travel company was certified as “Carbon Neutral” by Offsetters and Synergy Enterprises. A third of our offset funds go towards supporting the Great Bear Rainforest Carbon Project. This project is the first of its kind in North America, balancing human well-being and ecological integrity through carbon finance. The Great Bear Rainforest Carbon Project is unique in that it is the only Improved Forest Management Project of its scale that has equal involvement by First Nations and the Provincial Government, strong legal and policy foundations, and robust data to support the quantification of ecosystem services. This project was of particular importance for us to support. With the Great Bear Rainforest being one of the key areas where we operate our expeditions, we are able to proudly take our guests into the communities and areas that our funds are contributing to support.

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