Bluewater Adventures

Bluewater Adventures

Member Since

2009
Category

Tour Operator
Phone

+1.888.877.1770
Address

3-252 E First St
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 1B3
Canada
Regions of Operations

North America

Bluewater Adventures

  • About Us

    Bluewater Adventures operates multi-day wilderness and wildlife eco-cruises in coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. Operating in places like the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Great Bear Rainforest, Northern Vancouver Island, Inside Passage and the Gulf Islands. Aboard our 70' sailing vessels, we take small groups of 12-16 guests to remote coastal destinations. Our crew of 4 (Skipper, chef, mate and Naturalist) provide a first class experience.

    Sustainability Practices

    After calculating our carbon footprint this spring as part of EcoTrust Canada's Carbon Smart process, Bluewater Adventures is now offering carbon neutral trips! In September, we purchased carbon off-sets for a year of operations from the Offsetters. Offsetters are a local company chosen by the 2008 Eco-Tourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference as their choice for the purchase of offsets. They invest their funds in local renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. As Bluewater specializes in nature tours in the Pacific Northwest we wanted to invest in local projects making a difference here. We are the first small-ship operator along the BC and Southeast Alaska Coast who is Carbon Neutral. Bluewater will continue to be a pioneer in sustainable tourism practices and encourages other ecotour operators to do the same.

     

    The company, our crew and our trips all uphold high values about environmental sustainability and work hard each year in reducing our impact. Each year we discuss ways in which we can lower our footprints and implement small changes throughout the season.

     

    During our Adventures:

     

    - Focus on small group sizes (12-16 passengers) to ensure low impact on all shore & marine activities during the trip. Travel at low speeds to reduce fuel consumption.

     

    - Sailing and Kayaking provide a free form of transportation and allow guests to get closer to nature

     

    - Hire local guides in certain areas to reduce transportation of additional staff to remote areas

     

    - Hire local people for land activities

     

    Bluewater has long standing partnerships with First Nations on the coast and is committed to respecting their culture, history and lands. All cardboard, compost, paper, batteries, tin, plastics & bottles from the trip are taken to local recycling depots, depending on local facilities. All toilet paper onboard is marine friendly and biodegradable Use environmentally friendly cleaning supplies for the boats, dish soaps and shampoos All laundry detergents used for bedding are environmentally safe.

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