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History and Awards

History and Awards

“Moonraker Dolphin Swim is my family’s business, started in 1990 by my parents. A simple dolphin swim, island tour and seal visit.”

Today we are now a hall of fame tourism award winning eco-tourism business, offering a range of swimming and sightsee tours, catering to a whole range of needs and requirements for the modern day eco traveller and adventure seeker.

My company’s drive and focus is simply, “to operate tours that I would like to travel upon, showcasing the things I love about my aquatic back yard, and to hopefully inspire people to experience something new whilst developing their sense appreciation and care towards this unique environment.”

Ensuring my families original philosophy is maintained and strengthened, we employ only local guides who have a similar passion for our coastline and marine life, I believe this improves the storytelling and genuine connection to our environment and the ways we deliver our services. I believe you cannot teach appreciation and respect it’s something that lives within, this simple fact shines brightly upon all tours.

Moonraker Dolphin swim is ecocredited to Australia’s highest level, is 100% carbon offset and uses only locally sourced goods, foods and supplies in all areas of our business. In addition we have commissioned custom designed purpose-built tour vessels ensuring we can maintain world’s best practice standards for fuel efficiency, environmental impact, energy and water use.

My genuine love of what I do, is something that I’m only too happy to share. My team are encouraged to support and attend local initiatives giving back to the environment and community that has always supported us. Being a mother and business owner, I strongly support children discovering nature and the environment within which we live, along with helping research and environmental studies to further protect the future for our own children.

Thank you for your support, I truly hope you love your experience with Moonraker Dolphin Swims.

Torie Mackinnon

Our Awards

VICTORIAN TOURISM AWARDS

ECOTOURISM

2011, 2012, 2013 GOLD

2018 SILVER

INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME

ECOTOURISM

2013

TOUR & TRANSPORT

2013 GOLD

2018 SILVER

OTHER INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

VIRGIN HOLIDAYS RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS

2012 WINNER

AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS

ECOTOURISM

2011 GOLD

2013 SILVER

TOUR AND TRANSPORT

2013 SILVER

OTHER AUSTRALIAN AWARDS

TELSTRA BUSINESS WOMEN’S AWARD

YOUNG BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2012

ECOTOURISM AUSTRALIA

GREEN TRAVEL LEADER AWARD WINNER

Enjoy Our Award-Winning Experiences

Enjoy Our Award Winning Experiences