Environmental Initiatives

Sailaway has successfully set the highest level of nature experiences on the Great Barrier Reef.

Sailaway holds Advanced Eco Tourism Accreditation and is a Climate Action Leader:

Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that forests environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.

Eco Tourism is an opportunity to increase awareness and appreciation of our natural environment, which we all have a responsibility to do sustainably, there is no better place to experience this than from Cape Tribulation.

Sailaway recently won the National Sustainability Award for Best Practices.


Sailaway employs qualified marine biologists and makes daily records that are sent back to GBRMPA to help with a program called “Eye on the Reef”. Our tourism experience has credibility; accurate interpretation from the crew is imperative to guest interaction. This expertise helps us pass on a better level of knowledge to guests who may be experiencing the underwater environment for the first time, and even for those who consider themselves to be knowledgeable already.

“As an owner/operator, I’m in a privileged position to be innovative and proactive when it comes to climate change action. Being green and smart is a successful path for the future as before legislation requires it, we can initiate bigger changes in thinking if we are prepared to absorb increased investment and risk. It’s vitally important to preserve our natural assets for future generations and encourage more environmental ambassadors. The goal is for around 2million visitors to the GBR annually to take up their own climate change action and reduce their individual impacts.”

“We have plans to continue with carbon offsetting and will do this through the revegetation of an ex-cane paddock and neighbouring World Heritage Rainforest, which we purchased in 2008. I hope that the continual development of carbon trading and offset schemes will create incentives for more businesses to think and act green. I believe that allowing renewable forestation and carbon offsetting is the smart way forward as the environment can be a sound investment and benefit the future security of our children.”