“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”.
Eco-Certified - Eco-tourism had become an important part of OzSail being able to monitor our impact on the environment. Staff training and awareness is a everyday part of our business, as we see the staff and guests as an integral part of the success in the education of Eco Tourism not only in the Whitsundays and Great barrier reef but everywhere around the world.
Policies and Procedures - As part of our ongoing commitment to Eco Tourism we consistently review our procedures and policy’s with an Eco Friendly focus.
Recycling we have recycling bins in the office and all our vessels. This waste is recycled at the recycle bins provided at Abel Point Marina. This includes cardboard, paper and cans
Paper Use printing of bigger documents is done double-sided. and office and vessel notes are also made out of left over scrap paper
Marine Debris we work Closely with Ben Ware, the Whitsundays own Eco Samaritan. On a average clean up by Ben Ware OzSail will bring home and dispose of 300 kg of plastic marine debris that were lying on the beaches of our Stunning Whitsunday Islands
Vessel Briefs guidelines in Snorkel and Bushwalking Briefings for guests are preformed every time a location is reached
Fuel the more we sail the less fuel we use.that’s got to be good
Eco Training Education of crew is foremost and Ozsail has developed a consistant method for training staff
Educating Guests Crew are encouraged to interact with all guests about climate change and carbon foot prints
Water Conservation Passengers are restricted to 1 minute showers and toilets are set to flush at a low rate
Sewage Managment Plan All Ozsail Vessels maintain an onboard sewerage management plan in compliance with local legislation and is held in on board holding tanks
Compliance All Ozsail staff are trained on legislative regulations by Maritime Safety QLD, OH&S , the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and QLD Parks and Wildlife Service, to ensure minimal impact on our region
Minimal Disturbance to Wildlife Our vessels and crew assess the locations we visit to avoid disrupting wildlife and minimizing impact on our stunning islands