Indigenous eco cruise
SALTWATER Eco Tours has launched a new Indigenous eco-cruise aimed at connecting “culture to coast”.
With 2020 being Queensland’s Year of Indigenous Tourism, the Sunshine Coast operator’s new tour aims to celebrate the region’s Indigenous heritage and spectacular coastline.
Operating from Mooloolaba, the itinerary sails aboard a centuryold historic timber sailing vessel, Spray of the Coral Coast.
Each tour will have an Indigenous storyteller on board to share stories, traditions and culture about the Sunshine Coast’s original inhabitants, the Kabi Kabi people.
The tours will operate three times daily each weekend, comprised of a sunset acoustic tour, operating on Sat and Sun evenings, and private charters, available for exclusive hire for cruises of two to four hours.
Spray of the Coral Coast can currently accommodate 20 passengers.
“There’s more demand than ever for authentic ecotourism and Indigenous cultural experiences in Queensland,” said the state’s Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones.
Pictured: Saltwater Eco Tours’ founder Simon Thornalley gets ready to set sail.