“Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria’s 1st multiple award winning whale watching tour company!”

Eagle Wing Tours is Victoria's 1st award winning whale tour company

Eagle Wing Tours is Canada’s first 100% carbon neutral whale watching company and the only one to support 1% For the Planet. Other efforts include the implementation of Victoria’s 1st Wildlife fee program, the co-founding of ViSTA (Victoria Sustainable Tourism Alliance), co-chaired the Earth Day Garbage Showdown and organized the World Oceans Day Celebration at Fisherman’s Wharf.

With sustainability integrated into the core of how we do business, Eagle Wing Tours will continue to lead the way for responsible ecotourism in Victoria and around the world.

HONOURS

  1. #1 on Trip Advisor as Victoria’s BEST Whale Watching company since 2007-2016 (10 years in a row)
  2. Canada’s 1st Carbon Neutral whale watching tour company – since 2009
  3. Canada’s 1st 1% for the Planet whale watching tour operator member – since 2011
  4. Co-founded ViSTA-(Victoria Sustainable Tourism Alliance) – 2012
  5. Co-chaired the Victoria Earthday Showdown – 2012-2016
  6. Organized World Oceans Day at Fisherman’s Wharf – 2012-2016
  7. Victoria’s 1st multiple award winning whale & wildlife watching tour company – 2013 – 2016
  8. Victoria’s 1st whale & wildlife watching tour company to implement a $2 wildlife fee – 2014 – 2016
  9. Develop exclusive partnership with Songhees First nations & created Victoria’s 1st Cultural Tour 2016

AWARDS

2016 – Top Sustainable Tourism Business Award in Canada: TIAC (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)winner_ribbon_2016_en

Eagle Wing Tours has won the Sustainable Tourism Award not once BUT 2 times! This is something we’re very proud of. We’re passionate about protecting the environment for both ourselves and our fellow mammals that live in it. It’s everyone’s responsibility what happens on this planet we call Earth.  We were honored on November 30 by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) at the 2016 Canadian Tourism Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel, Gatineau with the Transat AT Inc. Sustainable Tourism Award.

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

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2016 – EcoStar for Experiential Tourism Award

This award is sponsored by Tourism Victoria and honours a business that is setting an example in eco and experiential tourism

 

2015 – Top 3 Tourism Traveller Experiences in Canada: TIAC (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)

cta_ribbon_finalist2015_enEagle Wing Tours was nominated in the top 3 Tourism Experiences in Canada for 2015!  Congratulations to Harbour Air for winning the award, but being selected as top 3 in our fine nation is humbling :) The VISA Canada Traveller Experience Award is presented to the tourism business or organization that creates the year’s most exceptional tourism product, service or experience centered on the fundamental principles of hospitality and customer service.

2014 – Top Sustainable Tourism Business Award in Canada: TIAC (Tourism Industry Association of Canada)

For Eagle Wing Tours, winning a Sustainable Tourism Award is something we’re very proud of. We’re passionate about protecting the environment for both ourselves and our fellow mammals that live in it. It’s everyone’s responsibility what happens on this planet we call Earth.  We were honored on November 26 by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) at the 2014 Canadian Tourism Awards Ceremony at the Westin Ottawa with the Transat AT Inc. Sustainable Tourism Award.

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada.

2013 – EcoStar Environmental Leadership Award: CRD (Capital Regional District Victoria)

Brett Soberg received this award for being a leading environmental steward of our regional coastal ecosystem. With many local marine species at risk from climate change, pollution and over-fishing, Brett has embarked on a mission to protect our marine environment and enhance community action through eco-tourism, education and ECO STAR awardmentoring. His passion for the environment led him to co-establish Eagle Wing Tours as Canada’s first Carbon Neutral whale watching company, the founder of the Victoria Sustainable Tourism Alliance (ViSTA) and to initiate Victoria’s World Oceans Day celebration at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Brett is an outstanding community leader, whose impact includes over $12,000 raised for marine conservation organizations through 1% For the Planet (in 2012), 900 pounds of waste removed from the beach around Victoria’s inner harbour during his last beach clean day and over 12,000 passengers per year educated through his whale-watching company.

What this means is a total shift in how consumers purchase and, therefore; how businesses must act. A handful of companies, such as Eagle Wing Tours, are setting the bar high for other businesses.”  – Jill Doucette, Founder of Synergy Enterprises & Synergy Sustainability Institute.

2013 – Sustainable Tourism Business Award: Tourism Vancouver Island

TAVI AWARDSEagle Wing Tours is recognized by its peers as a tourism business in the Vancouver Island Region that has set out to minimize their environmental impact, conserve natural resources, respect local cultures and benefit local communities in the past 12 months (2013). Their commitment to environmentally responsible tourism and changing the way they conduct business serves as an example to the entire industry.

“Of the many tourism industry organizations I routinely come in contact with, work with or observe; few are showing the type of commitment and real dedication to sustainability and stewardship as what I have seen with Eagle Wing Tours over the years. Their progression and transformation from a boat tour operator to a community and industry leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship has been nothing short of amazing to witness, and an example for others to follow.”

 – Christian J. Blondeau, Director Operation – UCW Pearson College – Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Green Tourism Canada: GOLD Award 2013 & 2015

GTC GOLD Green Tourism Canada is the World’s largest and most credible* Sustainable national Tourism grading Program. They personally visit each member to ensure they are meeting Green Tourism standards.  The ‘GOLD’ standard is the highest recognition within the GTC grading system.

Eagle Wing Tours is the 1st whale & wild life tour company in Victoria to achieve this award!

“I have to commend you for the fantastic SealCam.  WOW!  What a treat to check in and enjoy a taste of beautiful Victoria from from my office.  I have sent the link to all my friends and colleagues and they were all blown away too.  We already loved you Eagle Wing Tours for your incredible knowledge and service and for providing our guests with a once in lifetime experience but now we love you for the SealCam.  Thank you so much.”

Kimberley; General Manager Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa