Bluewater Adventures wins Sustainable Tourism Award



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Bluewater Adventures wins Sustainable Tourism Award


Introducing the World to Some of the Last Truly Wild Places on the Planet

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North Vancouver, BC, Canada. December 3, 2013 – Bluewater Adventures made a commitment from the beginning to adhere to the principals of ecotourism by supporting local communities, promoting conservation, ensuring their practices are low impact, and by providing their guests with world-class knowledge about the BC coast, the wildlife and First Nations culture.

When Bluewater Adventures’ Managing Director and Owner, Randy Burke, purchased the company almost 28 years ago he knew that he wanted to introduce people from all over the world to the remote and wild corners of the BC coast; he believed that by sharing his knowledge and passion for this part of the world with his guests he could foster deep and lasting connections that would inspire others to care as much as he did.
“One of the most important aspects of conservation is giving people the opportunity to discover and care about vulnerable places. It’s impossible to experience these places in such an intimate way and not feel invested in their future.”- Randy Burke
The issues around conservation, both locally and globally, have changed dramatically over the last 28 years. Canada, a country once known for its pristine wilderness, is now the focus of extreme criticism, globally, as a result of questionable environmental policies that have left many wondering if Canadians do in fact care about the health of the planet. 

Canadians do care and Bluewater Adventures is just one example of this; having demonstrated a commitment to conservation through numerous ongoing conservation initiatives and partnerships which include:

·         Signing protocol agreements with local First Nations

·         Becoming Carbon Neutral

·         Joining1% for the Planet

·         Completing the Green Tourism Canada Assessment– Gold Award

·         Achieving Ocean Wise Certification

·         Purchasing Bullfrog Power

Most recently, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada has acknowledged these commitments and presented Bluewater Adventures with the – Transat AT Sustainable Tourism Award (Dec 3, 2013).

Since 1974, Bluewater Adventures’ reputation has brought respected groups and people from around the world to enjoy multi-day, live-aboard trips exploring the remote wilderness of coastal British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. Aboard the 21-metre expedition yachts, guests and crew keep watch for whales and other marine mammals, coastal birds, bears, old-growth forests, and ancient native villages. Experienced Biologists, renowned resource people, and professional crew engage guests on these unique learning journeys. Trips specialize in wildlife, coastal ecology and conservation, and history of the west coast.

For more information and reservations, contact Bluewater Adventures at (888) 877-1770, or visit their website:






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