Directly involved with the studies of behavior, ecology, and natural history of the whales,dolphins, turtles, coral reefs and other marine life in Hawai'i, they actively participate in conservation and resource management of marine habitats. Our crew is not only knowledgeable in wildlife and how to operate all snorkel and dive gear, but is familiar with local lore, legend and historical nuances of our coastline.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Business began in 1996 and has been operating for 15 years.
2. What is your company's mission?
Passengers on our intimate journeys are considered our personal guests, who by the end of their journey should be joyful, enlightened, sensitive to the fragility of Hawaii’s marine environment, and have a true sense of place. We do not seek volume on our tours; we aim only to provide a quality, thought-provoking and potentially life-changing experience. M07660 is internationally recognized as a professional, innovative, and successful business conducting environmentally responsible marine interactions. We assertively participate in environmental protection through education and action, promote sustainable travel and to not just leave footprints as the only impression of our travels through sensitive lands, but to also leave a positive and impassioned impression on high-powered travelers and partners as well.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Marine wildlife interactions, safe-intimate cruising, obtaining a sense of place, sensitive to wildlife, habitat and community.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Tori Cullins - A USCG captain (who trained as crew for Polynesian Voyaging canoes), resident marine biologist, and environmental sciences grad. She has a prior background in veterinary medicine; has worked with marine mammal stranding teams; as Education and Outreach Specialist for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and has studied behaviors and documented abundance and distribution of whales and dolphins throughout Hawaii since the early 1990's. She is currently an advisor for the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, has or is working with Oahu, Maui and Big Island Marine Voluntary Standards working groups, and is a steering committee member of the Hawaii Recreational Impact to Reefs, Local Action Strategy task force.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The Best of the West, a 1/2 day morning sail that packs in whale watching, dolphin encounters and snorkeling the reefs - luxury boating with a six passenger MAXimum and marine biologist crew.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
I want to help protect dolphins, what can I do?
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