Protecting the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands
PWC or jet skis are often falsely criticised for impacting on the environment. The truth is, a modern jet ski operated responsibly is the most environmentally friendly mode of motorised transport on the water.
- Our jet skis have ultra low emissions
- The jet skis have no running gear under the water such as propellers or rudders that can injure marine life.
- Jet skis produce very little wash or wake.
- Jet skis do not require antifouling (covering bottom of boat with poisonous paint to limit growth)
- Jet skis don’t drop anchor in the marine park.
Whitsunday Jetski Tours is proudly ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA CERTIFIED, offering ecologically sustainable tourism with a focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation.
Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours works closely with the GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK AUTHORITY to allow this activity in an approved area of the Whitsundays. As a result of this, Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours has a Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks permit to access the Whitsunday Islands. Whitsunday Jetski Tours also participates in GBRMPA’s Eye on the Reef program and uses GBRMPA’s Sightings Network app to record any interesting marine sightings on the daily tours around the Whitsunday Islands.
Whitsunday Jetski Tours is also a member of the Whitsunday Charter Boat Industry Association. The WCBIA represents members operating within the Whitsunday region of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in order to continue to develop a more sustainable, viable and professional sector of the marine tourism industry.
Each jet ski tour is hosted and the informative guide provides an in depth commentary, including environmental education about the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and actions we can take to protect it for future generations.
A myriad of marine and bird life are encountered on the tours including sea turtles, dugongs and sea birds, while keeping a respectable distance between the jet skis and marine life in order to respect and protect these animals in their natural environment.