Ocean Friendly Certification by Ocean Allies
It makes sense for all businesses this close to our gorgeous oceans to do their part in keeping our resources clean!
In February of 2019, we made the decision to get The Tropics Boat Tours Ocean Friendly Certified. With the help of Ocean Allies, a local 501c3 Charity whose goal is to help businesses reduce their impact on the environment, we embarked on the journey towards zero waste.
Our improvements include:
No more plastic water bottles sold on board - drinking water is now available in aluminum bottles!
We recycle! You will see blue recycling cans on board, which are emptied daily into the Marina container
No plastic straws available - stainless steel straws are available for purchase!
We offer reusable cups (as part of our Drink Packages) AND discounts for using the cup in the future!
We no longer distribute single-use plastic leis after our tours.
Although we are very proud of our accomplishments so far, we know that this is just a start!
Help us continue to improve by submitting ideas at the link below
Charity Giveback Month
We love our community, which is why we are committed to donating 10% of our full-priced ticket sales from every Monday of the Month to a Local Charity picked by our staff, each month of our season (March through July).
Below is a list of charities we have donated to and impacted:
Ocean Allies (March Charity) $519.62
RCS Pinellas (April Charity) $742.25
Homeless Empowerment Program "HEP" (May Charity) $653.87
Hispanic Outreach Center (June Charity) $811.75
Clothes to Kids (July Charity) $735.07
Total Charitable Donations to date: $3,462.56