Ecotourism Warriors

At Bad Fishy Jet Boating, we take our commitment to environmental sustainability and ecotourism seriously. We are grateful to operate on the stunning Trinity Inlet in Cairns and showcase one of Queensland’s hidden natural gems to our guests. We aim to offer an experience that inspires our guests to protect our natural environment for generations to come, by providing an engaging and immersive experience in nature. We share stories of the people, flora and fauna of our region and implement best practice in environmental management within our business. Our aim is for all our guests and crew to ‘see great and leave greater!’

Ecotourism Warriors – We are proud to be ECO Certified at the Ecotourism level with Ecotourism Australia. Our parent company, the Cairns Adventure Group (CAG) were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019, in recognition of 20 years of consecutive ECO Certification. CAG is also certified as a Climate Action Business and support Carbon Neutral initiatives and activities for our guests.

Environmental Policy – Our policy is to leave no footprint from our activities and provide accurate interpretation of the environment we visit, during our tours. More on this below.

Environmental Management – CAG endorses the 7 Principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ as part of its commitment to the protection of all the environments we visit, for all our tours. For more information see below or visit Leave No Trace

Bad Fishy Jet Boating, part of Cairns Adventure Group. Ecotourism Warriors. Protect. Present. Conserve.


As a part of Cairns Adventure Group, Bad Fishy Jet Boating takes our commitment to environmental sustainability and ecotourism seriously. We are ecotourism warriors; pledged to maintain and respect the pristine, unique and fragile environment, within which we live and work. We believe conservation starts with education. We take guests into our World Heritage areas and national parks, providing them with not only an awesome time, but the information needed to have a better understanding of why we need to preserve and protect these wild places. Through adventurous engagement with the natural environment, we help build awareness and connection, fostering the desire to help protect it. In addition, we partner with local organisations such as Parley For The Oceans where we offer our vessels to assist with cleaning up any hard rubbish within The Trinity Inlet. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and sea and recognise their connection to this cultural landscape. Bad Fishy Jet Boating operates in the Trinity Inlet area, which the Wet Tropics recognise as being a part of the traditional lands of three different Traditional Owner Groups. The Inlet water ways are recognised as Traditional Sea County by Yirrganydji (Irukandji) People. Admiralty Island is recognised as Gimuy Walubara Yidinji People’s Country. Land to east side of Inlet is Mandingalbay Yidinji People’s Country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

Our Environment Policy

Our Environmental Policy is to leave no footprint from our activities and provide accurate interpretation of the National Parks during our tours. At a minimum, our aims and objectives are to:

  • Ensure compliance with our National Park Permit conditions.
  • Identify and limit any possible environmental risk associated with our operation.
  • Contribute to the appropriate conservation objectives of governing bodies.
  • Ensure there is no long term environmental or cultural impact from our operations.
  • Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Our aim at Bad Fishy Jet Boating is to share information with all of our guests about the complex marine environment of The Trinity Inlet, including its current challenges, information about flora and fauna and its importance in the rich ecosystem of our destination. We aim to better educate our guests about what they can do to have a positive impact on the environment.

Environmental MANAGEMENT

Protecting Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage is the responsibility of everyone involved in adventure activities, leaders, organisations and participants. At Bad Fishy Jet Boating, we endorse the 7 Principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ as our commitment to the protection of the environment we visit for all of our tours. This includes:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimise the Impact of Fire
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Your Hosts and Other Visitors

Further information in regards to this, is available at Leave No Trace

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