If you’ve ever been to my home you know that the main décor theme is Orcas and the Ocean, so when I learned about a company that was putting the whales before their profit, I knew that they had a story I needed to tell.
Eagle Wing Tours Victoria is taking a traditional tourist activity and going the extra mile by being leaders in conservation and protection. They are a carbon-neutral company and a part of “1% For The Planet.” They “get it” and are actively engaged in protecting the Orcas and the environment that they live in.
Talking with Brett Soberg, the owner of Eagle Wing, I could hear the passion for his work and for the conservation efforts within minutes. “Any day I can get kids excited about whales is a good day.” he said. And he invited our family out to experience Eagle Wing Tours Victoria first hand.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” (Ancient Indian Proverb)
And so instead of doing a traditional blog post about what we loved about the trip, I decided to enlist the support my 6-year-old daughter and see what the trip meant to her. Since Brett was so excited to educate inspire the children, I thought it would be nice to share the experience as seen through her eyes.
The top 10 things my 6-year- old loved about her Whale Watching Trip:
1. “You get to be a special person” – The children on the boat were treated as if they were royalty. The tour guides went around making sure that all of their comforts were taken care of, from special kid gloves and hats, to making sure they had a good seat. First name introductions took place and the kids (and adults) got to share where they were from. Before we were even out on the water my daughter felt like a VIP.