As we look back on our 2021 season, we’re enormously grateful 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 the last two years have been challenging for all of us seems a huge understatement. We’re humbled by the generous spirit all of you have shown us, especially those of you in the Victoria region.

Thanks to your ongoing 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!

By coming out on tours with us in 2021, you contributed more than $116,000 in donations to a broad range of conservation organizations and initiatives in the region!

Since 2011, your donations have helped us raise a grand total of $788,919.41. In other words, we’re approaching the magic $1 million mark!

On behalf of the wildlife of the Salish Sea and from all of us in the Eagle Wing family—THANK YOU!

A Center for Whale researcher takes photos of some killer whales near his vessel. Guest donations help fund the activities of this research organization.
Center for Whale Research scientist in action / Eagle Wing Tours photo

How did you donate?

  • 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 these 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. We purchase our carbon offsets from Wilderness International, with the money going toward habitat preservation in the Toba Valley north of Vancouver.

Goldstream Hatchery volunteer holding a chum salmom. Guest donations help fund salmon enhancement at the hatchery.
Salmon enhancement at the Goldstream Hatchery / Eagle Wing Tours photo

What did your donations support?

Here’s a round-up of organizations and projects we—and you— supported in 2021, listed by funding stream…

1% for the Planet

An Eagle Wing Tours marine naturalist gives a kelp talk during a school tour.
Eagle Wing’s floating classroom education program / Eagle Wing Tours photo

Wildlife Fee

Aerial view of the pristine Toba Valley showing a carpet of forest and a river snaking through it. Guest donations help fund habitat preservation in this valley.
The majestic Toba Valley / Sami Fayed photo, Wilderness International

Carbon offsets

Join us on a tour in 2022 and make your contribution to conservation in the Salish Sea. Help us reach the $1 million mark!

To book your tour, give us a call or book online!

The main rock at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve showing the light tower and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains in the background. Guest donations help fund equipment maintenance in this ecological reserve.
Race Rocks Light Station / Eagle Wing Tours photo

Blog published March 27, 2022