We have been living and breathing tourism & hospitality for many years (see our About Us section) and have experienced first hand the positive and negative impacts the industry can have on the world.
So when the time came to plan and launch our own adventure tour company, it was imperative we were a force for good and put an environmental and community purpose before profit in every aspect of what we do whilst also providing outstanding adventurous experiences to our guests.
The foundations of WAM! have been designed to go beyond sustainability into regenerativetourism practices.
“WAM! is looking to set a new best-practice benchmark through regenerative practices for the industry”
– Regeneration Projects
Our Impact Plan & Promise
WAM!’s long list of eco-policies and practices is extensive, ongoing and evolving.
WAM! puts sustainability first with people-powered activities that have the lowest possible impact on the environment. Our adventure trips also look to leave each place we visit cleaner than we found it, we carry portable bins and if we see litter on our tours (in the ocean, waterways or parks) we clean it up.
We support local reforestation projects in the areas where we operate by offsetting all our business, vehicle and every WAM! guests CO2 emissions, to plant native biodiverse forests that are protected for at least 100 years.
Supporting Good Causes
WAM! is a 1% For The Planet member and have committed to donate a minimum of 1% of our annual revenue as well as additional financial support for good causes such as local wildlife charities and reforestation programs. We also support local businesses who donate to environmental and community causes.
Back of House
Our aim is to ensure our back of the house is as environmentally run and ethical as possible. We vet, research and carefully choose who the business banks with, sources energy from, and other aspects including the telco we use, insurance provider etc. Our home office is powered by renewable energy, WAM! has a no print policy (such as having no business cards), and are eco-conscious in all other aspects of our operations such as vehicle cleaning.
Supporting Conscious Local Business
We exclusively support local and Australian eco-conscious businesses when it comes to our equipment, products provided to our guests, eco-shop items, and other things such as refreshment/cleaning supplies.
WAM! Eco Packs
We constantly strive to improve our positive impact. This includes finding ways to combine our eco-practices with enhancing the customer experience (see below about our eco-packs).
One way WAM! does this is by providing a 5-star service you might expect when boarding a business class flight or staying in a luxury hotel (except this one is good for the envioronment!). Every WAM! guest is provided with an eco-pack at the start of the day, containing eco-friendly products from local businesses which helps make the day more enjoyable and comfortable. This includes reef-safe sunscreen, a reusable bamboo straw gift, a towel service, reusable coffee cup, and drinking bottle to use for the day as well as refreshments such as tea & coffee, and drinking water.
This means that WAM! guests are receiving an extra level of service for the day plus we are supporting local businesses with the products and the environment by eliminating any need for the guest to buy plastic or wear sunscreen which is damaging to our waterways.