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Our Commitment

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Redefining what Sustainable Tourism means

Eternal Tides is driven by three pillars of sustainability, integrating them into all aspects of the business.

ethical tourism

We provide small, private charters and are against consumptive models of over-packed charters and photography adventures that operate unsafely, do not pay staff livable wages, and are focused on the bottom line rather than the welfare of people, animals, or the ecosystem.

eco tourism

We are focused on becoming the leading ecotourism operator on O’ahu and beyond. We are strongly committed to educating our guests on marine and terrestrial wildlife conservation, ocean environment preservation, and sustainable natural resources.

ocean stewardship

The environment is intrinsically linked with our health and well-being. Water is life, and we strongly believe everyone has a part to play in conservation and can be ocean stewards for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Ocean stewardship isn't just a responsibility, it's a core part of our mission.

Communicating Scientific Research

Eternal Tides was founded by scientists and avid environmentalists whose goal is engage everyone that sails with ongoing scientific research. Most traditional western scientific findings are only disseminated among academic circles, which circumvents those that are actually affected in local communities. There are limited programs where tourists can participate in ongoing scientific research. We hope to provide opportunities for education, clear science communication, and participation of non-scientists in ongoing research and ecosystem support.

With our easy-to-use tools and resources, anyone can contribute to real scientific research.

Respecting Hawai'i

The consumptive model of tourism in Hawai’i is harmful to the land, the Native Hawaiian community, and a diverse local economy not dependent on tourism is needed to reduce this harmful reliance. Although Eternal Tides operates in tourism, we hope to contribute to a new model of business not based on rapid consumption and exploitation of the land and resources. Instead, we hope to support existing initiatives spearheaded by the Native Hawaiian Community. There are a few ways we try to give back and hold ourselves accountable.

we donate 5% of gross profits

As a company, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world. That's why we are proud to announce that we will be donating 5% of our gross profits to various charitable organizations that work towards making the world a better place.

planting legacy trees

Planting legacy trees is a meaningful way to leave a lasting impact on the environment and future generations. These native trees provide many benefits, including carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat and restore lost species. We plant trees for all elopements romance charters and you have the option to add them to your sail or snorkel charter.

We believe in giving back to the community that supports us.