Your playground is a World Heritage Site, and we're helping to preserve the area for future generations to enjoy.
The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef truly are one of the natural wonders of the world. Dramatic coral reefs, sub tropical forests, a rich cultural history and diverse wildlife have made the Whitsunday Islands their home for thousands of years. Exploring this unique world both above and below the water is an incredible experience. As a leading tourism operator, it is our responsibility to set a standard for protecting this fragile environment. Below are some of our environmental practices.
We are an Advanced Eco Certified Tour Operator
Cruise Whitsundays has Advanced Eco Certification for Camira Sailing Adventure, Great Barrier Reef Adventures, Reefsleep and the Whitehaven Beach Day Cruises. This globally recognised certificate is only given to Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products. We are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.
We’re certified through Ecotourism Australia’s world-leading
ecotourism certification program.
This means that when you travel with us, you are supporting a business that is backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high-quality nature-based tourism experiences.
Our certification demonstrates our commitment to:
Looking after our natural environment
Offering quality interpretation and educating guests
Supporting and engaging our local community
Reducing our carbon footprint
Protecting our unique wildlife and endangered species
Making real contributions to conservation
Helping to preserve Australian Indigenous cultures
Providing an unforgettable, high-quality guest experience
The Ecotourism Australia Certification programs are recognised by the
Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
Eco Barge Clean Seas Partnership
Cruise Whitsundays is a proud partner of Eco Barge Clean Seas, a local not for profit environmental organisation that was established in the Whitsundays region to protect our precious marine life and aquatic environment. Eco Barge has a number of initiatives, with many opportunities for volunteers, sponsors and supporters to become involved:
The Whitsunday Marine Debris Removal Program is an on-going program focused on removing harmful marine debris from the islands and coastline to help protect the iconic Whitsunday region.
The Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre was established to care for injured and sick marine turtles and eventually release them back into their natural environment.