SYDNEY HARBOUR BOAT TOURS ACHIEVES ECOTOURISM CERTIFICATION
Congratulations to Sydney Harbour Boat Tours on achieving Ecotourism Certification for their Icons, Bays and Beaches Tour and Private Charters.
Sydney Harbour Boat Tours take their guests on a cruise around Sydney Harbour, the world’s largest natural harbour. The tours include shore stops at secluded beaches, historic settlements and picturesque fishing villages. Besides small group tours there is also the possibility to book a private charter for those who seek an experience that is a bit more exclusive.
Sydney Harbour Boat Tours take great pride in offering non-invasive visits to natural sights. Whilst giving an unforgettable experience to their guests, they ensure that no harm is done to the environment. For example, when tours stop at a protected penguin habitat, guests are advised to adhere to the 20m restriction zone and forbidden from using flash photography so as not to disturb the penguins. Besides this, a guide educates the guests on marine life, the Sydney Harbour and the penguin colony. Guests are informed on how to behave in a national park, so they don’t disturb wildlife. On the boats there is strict policy of not feeding fish.
Sydney Harbour Boat Tours maintain a close relationship with their local vet and wildlife protection service. Animal rescue and volunteering play a big part in their operation since they regard animal protection to be crucial to the functioning of the natural environment. Since they are keen on playing their ongoing part in conservation, they keep a close relationship with Sydney Parks and Wildlife in order to be up to date with their possibilities of supporting them and the conservation.
Recycling and correct waste disposal also plays an important role in the daily practices of Sydney Harbour Boat Tours. Guests are encouraged to pick up any rubbish they see and hand it over to the guides for them to dispose it properly. Sydney Harbour Boat Tours also takes part in Clean Up Australia Day, local rubbish collection days and Take 3.
Since they operate in marine areas, the protection of the water is important to Sydney Harbour Boat Tours. Making sure to minimise negative impacts, they use eco-friendly cleaners and recycled water to clean the boats where possible. Furthermore, a timed water system assures the implementation of water conservation during the cleaning process of the boats.
We are excited to welcome Sydney Harbour Boat Tours to Ecotourism Australia and once again congratulate them on their achievement.
[Pictures sourced from Sydney Harbour Boat Tours homepage / Sydney Harbour Boat Tours.]