Seal of Approval Eco-Label

An eco-label for kayaking tour companies from the Maine/NH border to Essex, MA.

Available to regional coastal kayaking tour companies, earning our Seal of Approval Eco-Label will boost your brand, demonstrating your company’s commitment to respectful recreation and wildlife conservation.

To earn our Seal of Approval Eco-label and the ability to include the “seal” in your marketing strategy, you must:

  • Participate in a free-of-charge staff-training, hosted by SSC’s Marine Mammal Rescue staff. 
  • Bring an MMR team member (trained naturalist) aboard your kayaking tours to ensure that wildlife distancing guidelines are being followed and marine mammal education is being delivered.
  • Pay Seacoast Science Center a fee of $100 per MMR naturalist-assisted program.
  • Carry MMR educational rack cards at your business’ physical location. 
  • If your business owns dock-space, work with MMR to install educational signage. 
  • Participate in citizen science data collection (details to be provided). 

In addition, Seacoast Science Center will cross-promote your Seal of Approval kayaking tour programs that carry our eco-label. 


Gain the Seal of Approval for your business today!

To learn more about the benefits of earning our Seal of Approval Eco-label please contact Brian Yurasits at [email protected]


Here is what our current partners have to say:

“Working with Seacoast Science Center has allowed me to really re-think operations, I’ve definitely learned a lot about our local wildlife in the process and how we have a responsibility to protect animals like seals.” — Ken Taylor, Owner of Plum Island Kayak.


“Working with the Seacoast Science Center has been a valuable partnership for Seven Rivers Paddling. It has deepened our collaboration pertaining to the stewardship of the Seacoast’s coastal waters.” —  Peter Sawtell, Owner/Lead Instructor, Seven River Paddling



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