Our part to play in the region
Abel Tasman National Park & Nelson Bays
Here at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures our views on sustainable tourism are very important to us. We aim for our impact on the environment to be as minimal as we can. We want to enhance your understanding and interaction with the beautiful Abel Tasman environment in which we love to work and play.
Being sailing yachts, which harness the wind for our main propulsion, we are very much an environmentally interactive activity. So getting it right and doing our best to look after our space in the best possible way matters to us. By choosing sailing you are choosing the low carbon footprint option to explore the Abel Tasman National Park.
This winter, July 2020, we measured our carbon footprint and offset 100% of the CO2 emissions from our business operations: Electricity, Waste, Flights, Driving, and Fuels. We also included all private vehicle use for the owners - often we run business errands in private time, just the nature of small business, so decided to make sure we captured everything in the offset.
We are Qualmark Enviro Gold rated, are committed to Tourism Industry Aotearoa Sustainable Tourism, and were founding members of the Nelson Tasman Sustainable Tourism Charter. Through these we have looked at our business operations, at what we do well and ways we can do things better. We now have formalized views with written policies, have regular reviews and are externally audited annually.
We are always looking for ways to improve and really welcome your feedback.