SKOANZ – Sea Kayak Operators Association of New Zealand
We are founding members of Sea Kayak Operators Association of New Zealand (SKOANZ) . SKOANZ is the only recognised national industry organisation representing commercial sea kayaking operations. As a full member of SKOANZ we operate under a strict code of practice that has been adopted by all quality sea kayaking companies in New Zealand.
Qualmark – Endorsed Visitor Activity
Qualmark was initially created as a quality standard for the accommodation sector. Most would be familiar with the star rating system used to identify the various standards of accommodation throughout New Zealand. Qualmark’s quality tourism standard has now been applied to the adventure tourism sector – however there is no star rating system associated with this award for our sector. We are the only adventure tourism business in Marlborough to be endorsed by Qualmark for all three activities.
OutdoorsMark provides an independent process for assessing the robustness of operational safety policies, procedures and practices for alignment with currently accepted adventure activity standards and guidelines. OutdoorsMark is awarded to operators who achieve the required standard and is valid for a period of up to three years. OutdoorsMark-certified operators sign a certification programme agreement and are entitled to display the OutdoorsMark certificate and logo.