Valuing our planet

We’re committed to minimising our impact on the planet – on the water and on the ground – so that future generations can continue to experience the wonder of travel.

Advanced Ecotourism

See Moreton is certified through Ecotourism Australia’s world-leading ecotourism certification program. This means that when you travel with us, you are supporting a business that is backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high-quality nature-based tourism experiences.

Our certification demonstrates our commitment to:

  • Looking after our natural environment
  • Offering quality interpretation and educating guests
  • Supporting and engaging our local community
  • Reducing our carbon footprint
  • Protecting our unique wildlife and endangered species
  • Making real contributions to conservation
  • Helping to preserve Australian Indigenous cultures
  • Providing an unforgettable, high-quality guest experience

The Ecotourism Australia Certification programs are recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

In 2023, See Moreton achieved a significant milestone by completing its baseline carbon accounting, signalling a profound commitment to sustainability in the face of pressing environmental challenges. 

This achievement carries profound importance, especially given the escalating effects of climate change on marine ecosystems, including beloved species such as the green sea turtle. As rising sea temperatures, sea level rise, and ocean acidification disrupt the intricate harmony of marine habitats, green sea turtles encounter growing challenges. These threats range from impacts on their reproductive cycles to disturbances in prey availability and heightened stress on their coral reef homes.

By taking proactive steps to reduce emissions, See Moreton not only mitigates its own environmental footprint but also contributes to the broader effort to safeguard vulnerable species like the green sea turtle. This commitment underscores the urgent need for collective action to combat climate change and protect our oceans’ precious biodiversity for generations to come.

Contribution to Research


CoralWatch is a well-established citizen science program founded in 2002 that aims to create public understanding of the value of reefs and provides opportunities to actively help save the reef through participation in scientific research and education.

Each year, CoralWatch hosts a teacher Professional Development workshop onboard See Moreton, where teachers can:

  • Investigate Moreton Bay corals, their importance, and environmental issues such as coral bleaching
  • Utilise CoralWatch tools and curriculum-linked materials to bring the reef into their classroom
  • Learn about corals on the Tangalooma Wrecks

For more information about the next CoralWatch teacher professional development onboard See Moreton, please get in touch,

How we can help the environment

Leave No Trace
  • Dispose of your rubbish responsibly.
  • Avoid single-use plastics, including balloons, as they can end up not only in landfills but also in the ocean, where unsuspecting marine animals may ingest them, leading to serious harm and even death.
  • Don’t forget to bring your drink bottle and keepcup!
Respect the flora and fauna
  • Refraining from standing on coral or wrecks; corals are slow-growing organisms that require years to mature. 
  • Choose reef-safe sunscreen to avoid harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate. 
  • Remember not to touch coral or wildlife, whether dead or alive, for their safety and yours. 
  • Avoid feeding or chasing marine wildlife.
  • Never collect or purchase souvenirs derived from rare and threatened species like coral, shells and turtle shell.
Reduce your emissions

Reduce emissions by choosing public transport when travelling to your destination. 

Did you know you can opt for a bus transfer to our departure location? Sit back and relax on one of our convenient Gold Coast or Brisbane transfers!

Let’s work together to preserve our marine ecosystems for future generations.