Turtle Shore Adventures
Turtle Shore Adventures is an ecotourism business in the beautiful town of Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea. They offer a variety of tours in both English and French, they love teaching their guests something new, and are involved with beach clean ups. Genny Simard, the owner and operator of Turtle Shore Adventures, started her ecotourism business five years ago. A biologist by training, she started working in the tourism sector to combine her love of nature, storytelling, and to share the seaside town of Saint Andrews with visitors. Genny offers a wide variety of tour options that can be personalized to suit each groups’ specific interests including tours in her four passenger Jeep, walks on the beach, historical tours, and other nature and wildlife tours.
With a growth in the ecotourism industry, Genny has more guests contacting her for tours and hoping for a natural component and learn about the regional wildlife – especially with guests from out of country. Many guests are now asking about sustainable fishing in the area, issues with marine species, and plastics in the ocean. The latter interest results in guests helping clean up the beaches and trails they visit.
Genny believes that ocean education and conservation is very important, and that the more people know, the more than can act on issues they care about. She makes sure she educates all ages equally, and encourages the youth that are engaged with local environmental issues. The older generations are no exception, says Genny, because a lot of the issues we are facing are new, and they may not be aware of them. Even though Genny’s guests are all on vacation, they come to learn, and Genny enjoys teaching what she knows.
The condition of the ocean affects Genny’s business, and, she assures us, the whole of tourism in Saint Andrews. Guests that visit its beautiful coast do not want to see it littered with debris. The businesses understand that it is important to have a healthy ocean and healthy marine life to maintain the businesses that go out to see the wildlife within the bay.
To learn more about Genny, her business and the tours being offered visit http://www.turtleshoreadventures.com/ or follow them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/turtleshoreadventures. To book a tour, call her at 1-506-467-1307!