03 May What is Ecotourism?

What is Ecotourism?

You’ve probably heard the phrase ecotourism in recent years, especially with a continued heightened focus on preserving the earth and our natural resources. And for this reason, most people think that ecotourism is about the conservation of the environment. But ecotourism is about more than this, as it also involves sustaining people’s well-being through interpretation and education.

What Ecotourism Means to Blue Wave Adventures

At Blue Wave Adventures in Myrtle Beach, SC, we make ecotourism a fundamental part of everything we do. This means that all of our eco-friendly entertainment tours are designed to protect the land and water around us and educate our visitors on the impact they have on the environment. Further, ecotourism focuses on both the effects on the natural environment around us and the local economy. So, as a small business in Myrtle Beach, we strive to provide exceptional experiences for our visitors that protect the beauty of the surroundings and help our local community thrive and prosper.

Good Stewardship at Blue Wave Adventures

We strive to be a key advocate of good stewardship to our planet. The way we see it, there are three main components to that mission.


Recycling is second nature to the Blue Wave Adventures team here in Myrtle Beach. Not only do we recycle at work, but we do so at home too. And, when we’re out on tour with our visitors, we will never hesitate to remove trash if we see it floating in the water. Our visitors have repeatedly commented to us about the difference they see in our practices vs. our non-eco-friendly competitors. We take pride in having our visitors complete a tour, knowing that they also did something good for the environment.

Protecting our Planet

Recycling is just one way that we try to protect our planet. We are always on the lookout for new methods and organizations that can help us be more efficient while also being cleaner in our processes. In everything we do, we try to lessen our impact and carbon footprint while educating our visitors on the environment and everything there is to enjoy in the Myrtle Beach area.

Animal Protection

At Blue Wave Adventures, we adhere to protocols suggested to us by the Dolphin Smart program which was designed by the National Marine Fisheries. We genuinely care about our activities’ impact on the dolphins and other sea life that we encounter during our tours. As such, we take steps to ensure that we are not harassing or causing stress to the area’s dolphins. We do not believe in using shrimp boats to lure the dolphins in, nor will we drive up too close to the dolphins to try to get them to play with us. When you participate in a dolphin tour with Blue Wave Adventures, you will know that not only will you get to enjoy experiencing these dolphins in their natural habitat, but that you were protecting them while doing so.

Book Your EcoTour with Blue Wave Adventures

If you want to enjoy the water and all that the Myrtle Beach area offers, we encourage you to book a tour with Blue Wave Adventures and see how we are different from other tour operators. We offer dolphin watch cruises, premium private dolphin watches, coastal expeditions, and more. Click on Book Now and use our easy-to-use online booking tool.


We look forward to sharing a fantastic ecotourism experience with you in Myrtle Beach, SC.