As part of our ethos Flinders & Outback Water Cruises operates its
entire operation to minimise its negative impact on the environment. Its our home we have a responsibility to
preserve & monitor it.
We do more than talk about the enviroment some of our practices are:
Printed material on recycled paper
Carbon Offset Touring (see carbon offset below)
Low emission 4 stroke outboards used
Enclosed eco toilet requiring no pump out facility or overboard discharge
Trailable vessel requiring no anti fouling
Self imposed restrictions in upper reaches
Solar powered self sufficient electrical system needing no shore power or
Collected rain water used for all cleaning & toilet
By cruising with us you help us study the area. Our regular schedule allows us
to constantly study & monitor the ecology of the top of Spencer Gulf. Salinity & Temperature readings
are taken each cruise day at 3 different points along the cruise.
Flinders & Outback Water Cruises set aside days to clean up
debris that collects at the top of the gulf.
Carbon Offset Scheme
To offset our measured carbon emissions we have purchased forestry offsets from the NSW GGAS (Greenhouse Gas
Abatement Scheme). These are forestry credits that meet the standards of the Kyoto Protocol. We have
purchased 40 tonnes of carbon credits, 23 tonnes for our fuel & 17 tonnes for electricity, waste & office
practices. We are continually refining our practices to minimise our effect on the