Cairns Premier Nice Barrier Reef & Island Excursions Working with Volvo Penta A First for Nice Barrier Reef Tourism

A primary for Nice Barrier Reef tourism, the native household owned and operated Cairns Premier Reef & Island Excursions’ to construct the primary electrical hybrid industrial Eco Catamaran as a part of Volvo Penta’s pilot mission. A first step within the evolution of attaining cleaner vitality options for Nice Barrier Reef Tourism with enhanced passenger expertise.

House owners Taryn Agius and Perry Jones, have been working private boutique-style snorkel and dive excursions on the Nice Barrier Reef for almost 30 years. As a PADI Member for the earlier 20 years, they’ve carried out greater than 100,000 PADI Uncover Scuba Experiences on the Nice Barrier Reef, introducing folks from throughout the globe to the world’s largest coral reef system.

Taryn stands next to Perry near the wheel on their sailing vessel, driving over the great barrier reef

Striving for Cleaner Power and Sustainability on the Nice Barrier Reef

Perry and Taryn at present function Ocean Free, their 16M crusing vessel and Ocean Freedom, their 20M Motor CAT. Being strongly dedicated to sustainable and regenerative practices, each their present vessels have held accreditation from Ecotourism Australia for over 12 years with Inexperienced Journey Chief standing.

Having researched cleaner vitality options for the final 10 years, Perry and Taryn are very excited to be engaged on a brand new Electrical Hybrid Business Eco Catamaran with Volvo Penta, who’re eager to innovate merchandise that meet the necessities for buyer success, folks, and setting. This mission demonstrates the intense dedication of Cairns Premier Nice Barrier Reef & Island Excursions and Volvo Penta to try to seek out cleaner vitality options while nonetheless sustaining the operational necessities and passenger expertise required for a profitable and Nice Barrier Reef tour.

drone aerial view of the boat on the great barrier reef

Offering Distinctive Experiences on the Reef

“We’ve got at all times been stewards of our websites on the reef, so it was a pure development to hunt greener vitality techniques as we glance so as to add to our subsequent technology fleet. It has been an ongoing journey trying on the completely different choices for cleaner vitality options for our fashion of Nice Barrier Reef operations, and the know-how is consistently progressing. This can be a first step in the direction of our “Journey to Emission-Free” and we’re very excited to be working with Volvo Penta – an organization equally enthusiastic about cleaner vitality on the Nice Barrier Reef” says Taryn.

The development of the brand new vessel comes after 10 years of analysis into cleaner vitality options while ensuring clients nonetheless get the very best expertise of the reef.

bright orange pink and yellow corals underwater on the great barrier reef

Cairns Premier Reef & Island Excursions aren’t any stranger to sustainable enterprise practices. In 2019, they have been one of many 5 operators within the very profitable pilot mission for the Coral Nurture Programme with the group from the College of Expertise Sydney (UTS). This programme to “introduce coral planting into localised stewardship and adaption” has now commenced over extra tourism reef websites. They’re additionally a participant of the Australian Authorities funded GBRMPA Tourism Business Reef Safety Initiative – a collaboration arrange between GBRMPA and Excessive Customary Tourism Operators to gather helpful reef information to help in greatest administration of the reef and corallivore management.

Cairns Premier Reef & Island excursions gives licensed diving (with complimentary dive information) and specialize in first time Uncover Scuba Diving (DSD) providing solely 2 divers to at least one teacher for his or her DSD expertise on each their vessels. To view Cairns Premier Reef & Island Excursions’ present dive experiences, or just contact for extra data, go to PADI Journey.

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