We are a locally owned company offering award-winning escorted small-group holidays in Newfoundland and Labrador. We invite our guests to explore the wildlife, culture, and natural and social history of this unique province, nestled on the eastern edge of North America. We place special emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility on all our tours.
Member since: 17 May 2006
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
Economic responsibilityWe employ local guides, thereby ensuring that the financial impact of our business remains in the local area to the greatest possible extent and that the interaction of our guests and guides provides the most genuine regional experience possible. Rather than striving to leave nothing but footprints behind, we endeavor to leave monetary evidence of our passing by contributing to the economy of the small communities we visit and by choosing as our scheduled stops the sites which best provide vital economic stimulation to those communities.
Environmental responsibilityWe travel in smaller groups in order not to stress the animals (including whales) we look at. (We find small groups also provide our guests with a more enjoyable holiday.) We travel in the smallest vehicle possible allowing for the comfort of our guests.
We reduce, reuse, recycle, and reject, and we have invested large amounts of time and effort into developing guidelines for the eco-tourism industry in Canada.
Every year Wild Things, our sister retail operation, supports the Protected Areas Association (local WWF Affiliate). In 1990, our company President David Snow received the Governor General's Award for Conservation in recognition of our pioneering work in eco-tourism.
Social responsibilityWe take our social responsibility seriously – we treat local culture sensitively and help our guests to interact with local residents to enrich their experience of Newfoundland and Labrador’s unique cultural landscape.
Through our sister retail operation, Wild Things, we provide an annual scholarship for a post-secondary student who shows leadership in the area of environmental awareness and protection.