I’d like to tell you about Monte Gisborne of http://www.tamarackelectricboats.com. He is promoting a “green” boat that is powered by the sun, has very little impact on the environment, and runs silently and therefore enables you to see wildlife without disturbing it with loud noises and pollution. This is an awesome idea that I hope eco lodges and eco tours will pay attention to. What’s the point of going to a remote eco lodge on a river if you then use a gas boat that has a bad impact on the environment. The savings in fuel will more than make up for the cost and will also help our waterways.
Monte recently started a blog, http://www.tamarack.wordpress.com in which he describes a family vacation he took recently. He titles his piece The $3 boat vacation of a lifetime. Well worth reading.