What’s Green About A Three Hour Sail

For over forty years, Tall Ship Thane has provided sailing memories to thousands of guests in Victoria BC’s inner harbour. Owner and captain, Rob McCallum, is always focused on improving the sustainability performance, and feels that Sustainable Tourism Certification is a perfect fit.

Here are the top 5 things that are green about A Three Hour Sail:

1. The wind is at the heart of their business, and the reliance on fossil fuels is kept to a bare minimum, using less fuel in a year than most boats use in one trip.

2. Thane is built largely out of re-purposed materials from de-constructed 19th century houses.

3. Offering reusable plates, cups and cutlery to guests who bring their own food, drinks or wine reduces waste onboard the ship.

4. Thane is equipped with four 80-watt solar panels that provide power to run all electronic components.

5. A company bicycle is used by employees to commute to work, and for guests to use to grab last minute picnic supplies.

“Sustainable Tourism falls right in step with what Thane has always been doing, so in reality, the program caught up with us and it was a natural fit for us to join”
A Three Hour Sail

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