As we look back on our 2020 season, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all our guests for choosing Eagle Wing Tours and through your donations helping to support conservation, sustainability, research and education initiatives in and around the Salish Sea.

To say that 2020 was a challenging time for all of us seems a huge understatement. But Eagle Wing rose to the challenge. After a three-and-a-half-month shutdown, we resumed operations in July with strict COVID-19 safety precautions in place. We’re humbled and grateful for the generous spirit all of you showed us, especially those of you in the Victoria region.

Thanks to that support, we continue to fund the important work that is helping to protect this spectacular ecosystem and its wildlife. It’s why all of us at Eagle Wing do what we do!

Over the last 10 years, your contributions have helped us raise a grand total of $668,431, which goes directly to a broad range of conservation organizations and initiatives in the region.

Center for Whale Research scientist Ken Balcomb in action
Shorelines Photography / Eagle Wing Tours

How did you donate?

Here are the three main ways you donated:

  1. 1% for the Planet

As a member of 1% for the Planet since 2011 we donate 1% of our total revenue to a variety of hard-working organizations and projects dedicated to sustainability and environmental protection.

  • Wildlife fee

In 2013, Eagle Wing implemented a $2 per guest wildlife fee. This was raised to $5 in 2019. All of those funds go directly to conservation, research and education initiatives in the Salish Sea.

  • Carbon offsets

We’re Canada’s first and only third-party verified 100% carbon neutral whale watching company. All documentation is public and transparent—see our Annual Sustainability Reports (ASR). We purchase our carbon offsets from Wilderness International, with the money going toward habitat preservation in the Toba Valley north of Vancouver.

Salmon enhancement at the Goldstream Salmon Hatchery
Shorelines Photography / Eagle Wing Tours

Who did you support?

Here’s a round-up of organizations and projects we—and you—continued to support in 2020.

Thank you from the wildlife and all of us in the Eagle Wing family!

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve / Shorelines Photography, Eagle Wing Tours