Whales Worldwide

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Whales Worldwide specialise in exclusive, fully guided, sustainable whale and dolphin watching holidays. We take customers to see iconic species of whales and dolphins in unique and difficult to get to destinations. Our senior guide, Nic Slocum PhD FRGS, is the recipient of the 2014 Responsible Whale Watch Award
Member since: 07 Apr 2014

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

Whales Worldwide always employ local individuals and businesses for their unique expertise, knowledge and contacts to deliver an authentic and memorable customer experience at each destination we visit. Our economic responsibility objective is to benefit the local economy at the primary level of taxi driver, waiter and boat drive. We contribute to local marine environmental conservation bodies through statutory tariffs and voluntary contributions.

Environmental responsibility

Before any activities at the destinations we visit we brief all tour participants on the local expectations and requirements regarding recycling, environmental responsibility and water usage. In many of the destinations we visit bottled water is the only option available for clean drinking water. We provide a plastics collection and recycling service for our customers at these destinations. We also brief all customers on the basic tenets of responsible boat based whale watching and use only those certified boat handlers that abide by the local and our own codes of conduct.

Whales Worldwide is a founder member of the Responsible Whale Watching Partnership. Nic Slocum, senior guide for Whales Worldwide, who has a PhD and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, is an authority on the management of the interaction of small boats and cetaceans and has created one of the most detailed codes of conduct covering boat/cetacean interactions currently being adopted.

We are committed to a paperless administration and all communications are restricted to electronic delivery unless otherwise requested.

Social responsibility

Comprehensive travel notes are sent to every customer on booking detailing our company policy towards local economic, social, political, and environmental practices. On every whale watching holiday we incorporate cultural visits to local places of historic and community interest to enable our customers to better relate to the heritage of the local area and people.

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