By participating in this trip you’ll be making a valuable financial contribution to the vital conservation work of WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
We have been committed from the outset to providing the best possible experience for our passengers whilst ensuring the long term sustainability of the local marine environment. By minimising our impact on the wildlife around us, we hope that it will continue to thrive and be enjoyed by all for years to come.
Over the years we have provided a platform for a variety of organisations and we support many national conservation bodies through collecting photo-id data of sea mammals around the Shetland coastline, conducting bird surveys and undertaking environmental impact assessments. We are also institutional members of the Ecotourism Society - an international body that promotes environmentally responsible eco-tourism worldwide.
Through showing people wildlife in its natural habitat the experience instils a sense of custodianship of the animals within people and they are then more likely to be motivated to ensure the future welfare of these animals and to do their bit to help.
We are an accredited operator and follow a voluntary code of conduct. This unique code encourages collaboration between wildlife tour operators, management agencies, conservation organisations, and members of the public and other water users in order to support sustainable marine wildlife watching in the Shetlands.
Our efforts have not gone unnoticed as we were recently awarded the 'Tourism and the Environment Scottish Thistle Award'. The Scottish Tourist Board's 'Thistle' is firmly recognised as the country's most prestigious tourism award and the Tourism and the Environment category pays tribute to businesses that promote a better understanding of Scotland's natural heritage, while adopting environmentally friendly practices.
We focus on sustainable tourism practices on all of our adventures. Purchasing our food locally, employing locals, using local guides, suppliers and outfitters in our areas of operation.
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