Infused with Australia’s rich Indigenous spirit, Saltwater Eco Tours invites you on a bespoke maritime journey, combining cultural enlightenment and coastal charm aboard an exquisitely refurbished, heritage-listed craft. Anchored in the serene Mooloolaba waterways of Gubbi Gubbi/ Kabi Kabi Country, this pioneering venture marries the best of Indigenous culture, maritime history, local food, and live music, into a harmony that sings the song of the sea. Born from the vision of Simon Thornalley, a young Indigenous man of Torres Strait Island descent with roots embedded in the Sunshine Coast and sailing in his veins, this innovative tour seeks to inspire an intimate bond with Indigenous culture and the aquatic world. In a unique alliance with the local Kabi Kabi first nation people, Saltwater Eco Tours offers a truly authentic narrative of the world’s oldest living cultures – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. With his partner Jenna, Traditional Owner Aunty Bridgette Chilli, and their dedicated crew at the helm, Saltwater Eco Tours is a celebration of authenticity, fervor, and a profound love for the oceanic ballet.
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