A CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY
RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING PRACTICES
SUPPORTING RESEARCH & CONSERVATION
LEADERS IN RESPONSIBLE ECO-TOURISM
Sustainable tourism aims to minimize the environmental and cultural impact of tourist activity, and support the local economy by employing people from within the region.
From carbon neutral tours to proactive waste management and the on-going recruitment, training and employment of community members, Orca Spirit Adventures works hard to ensure that our whale and wildlife watching services have a positive social, economic and environmental impact.
SUSTAINABLE DAILY OPERATIONS
We continually look for new ways to operate sustainability — from purchasing locally sourced product, to rewarding employees for using sustainable modes of transportation to volunteering with local organizations focused on conservation and sustainability.
GREEN MANAGEMENT PLAN
Our “go greener” plan includes no longer selling bottled water to guests in offices and during regular tour schedule, saying goodbye to plastic bags, monitoring water consumption and vehicle use, purchasing only environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, and so much more.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION FEE
Every Orca Spirit Adventures guest contributes a $4 conservation fee, 100% of which goes towards the restoration of the salmon in the Salish Sea and Humpback research with MERS.
ORCA SPIRIT BEACH CLEAN UPS
We participate in the annual Earth Day Power Hour beach cleanup, removing plastics and other non-biodegradable materials from our shoreline. We even hauled an old boat off the beach!
$2 of each each guest’s $4 conservation fee goes to the Pacific Salmon Foundation for restoration of salmon in the Salish Sea. The other $2 goes to Humpback Research by the Marine Education Research Society (MERS).
It’s our duty to take a leadership role in supporting the research and conservation of transient and resident whale communities.