October 4, 2013
Victoria’s proximity to all sorts of natural beauty is a hallmark of our city, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the surrounding waters. The diversity and quantity of marine wildlife that call these waters home is incredible. On any given day you can spot several different types of whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions and marine birds.
Already recognized as an accredited Climate Smart business, their environmental initiatives show no signs of letting up. In the past ten days alone, Eagle Wing has won two separate awards for their environmental stewardship, thereby cementing their position as one of Victoria’s leaders in eco-tourism.
First, owner Brett Soberg received a CRD Ecostar Award as a “Community Environmental Leader. Then, the very next day, Eagle Wing Tours received the Tourism Sustainability Award from Tourism Vancouver Island, a recognition of their status as a tourism business in the Vancouver Island Region that has set out to minimize their environmental impact, conserve natural resources, respect local cultures and benefit local communities.
You can add these two accomplishments to their already sterling list which includes:
- Being Canada’s first 100 per cent carbon neutral whale watching company and the only one to support 1% For the Planet
- Being a member of the Wild for Whales adoption program
- Participating in the Earth Day Garbage Showdown and the World Oceans Day Celebration at Fisherman’s Wharf
With mild temperatures and sunshine called for in the forecast, as well as a ton of orcas and seals being spotted around Race Rocks, this weekend should be perfect for whale watching, so if you have been considering it, do it! And if you end up booking your tour with Eagle Wing, be sure to offer your congratulations to Brett and his whole crew, they are truly doing something awesome!