Eco-Friendly Cruise: The Boat Company Honored with Magellan Awards

Eco-Friendly Cruise: The Boat Company Honored with Magellan Awards

The Boat Company Alaska

The Boat Company Receives the Magellan Awards

Cited for excellence in both service and marketing, The Boat Company, a luxury eco-cruise line specializing in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest adventures, is the honored recipient of three 2011 Magellan Awards. Sponsored by Travel Weekly, the leading publication of the travel industry, the Magellan Awards are recognized as the premier awards in travel.


Magellan Award recipients are selected by a panel of distinguished travel elites that include executives, national media figures, authors, and tourism educators. Rather than selecting the best of those nominated, winners are determined by judging against a standard of excellence.


The awards spotlight distinction within a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, and Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies. The Boat Company was recognized in both the cruise ship and tour operator categories: the 2011 Silver Magellan Award in the Eco-Friendly "Green" Cruise Ship category; an award formerly held by Celebrity Cruises and Holland America.


For the company's design and marketing efforts, The Boat Company was also honored with a Gold Magellan Award in the Tour Operators, Consumer Direct Mail category and a Gold Magellan Award in the Cruise Ship, Promotional Video category.


"It was always our goal to provide an exceptional experience for our travelers. To now be recognized by our industry peers for that work is a great honor." - Hunter McIntosh, Chief Operating Officer, The Boat Company As for the marketing awards, Hunter gives the credit to the model. "It’s pretty hard not to be recognized when the subject of your film or photos are Alaska. My family fell in love with her exquisite beauty and it has been our pleasure to share that with people all over the world."

More About The Boat Company & Tongass National Forest

The Boat Company has been founded for the purposes of responsibly enjoying and helping preserve Alaska's last remaining temperate rainforest, Tongass National Forest. The Tongass National Forest is this Earth's last, substantially intact, temperate rainforest. It contains 17 million acres (approximately 26,500 square miles) and covers almost 95 percent of Southeast Alaska. On the mainland to the east, the Tongass is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains and on the west by an archipelago of hundreds of islands. The Tongass National Forest is home to an incredible array of wildlife – whales, salmon, eagles, sea lions, bear, sea otters, deer, orcas, and puffins, to name a few.


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