Ecotourism and Sustainability
Sea Kayak Jervis Bay is proud to be recognised as an Ecotourism Australia ECO Certified Operator. The ECO Certification program certifies tourism products (tours, accommodations, attractions) with a primary focus on nature. It assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high-quality nature-based tourism experiences.
The ECO Certification program is a world first and it has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators’ products.
Our mission is to provide a memorable ecotourism experience that promotes sustainability of the natural environment in which we work, play and love. We are extremely proud to be an Ecotourism Australia Certified business and have a plan to pave the way for other businesses and our local destination to do the same.
Being trained and practiced in the field of Adventure and Ecotourism, taking care of our natural spaces has been an innate practice for a long time. Sea kayaking is the most sustainable mode of adventure tourism available and also a fun way to exercise and view wildlife in their most natural state.
Sea kayaking is great for your body and mind while also being friendly on the marine environments we explore each day. Participants leave our tours with a heightened appreciation for the magnificent Jervis Bay and increased knowledge of how to behave appropriately in the outdoors.
Some ways in which we do this are:
Monitoring our carbon footprint which is currently 20.13 tCO2 for the season 2021/22
Top of the line, locally handcrafted sea kayaks
Our office and home are powered by renewable energy
We use no single use plastics on our tours
All food waste is composted at our home base
We collect marine debris and rubbish from the beach on every tour
Guests are provided with information on why it's important to 'leave no trace'
We are in the process of becoming carbon neutral
We support environmentally minded local businesses and suppliers
The first step to improve your Greenhouse Gas emissions is to measure them! Have you thought of finding out your current carbon footprint? Follow the link for a free assessment of your home or business here: https://carbonneutral.com.au/advisory/