“Hunter McIntosh’s commitment to conservation and his leadership in the tourism industry is proof of the incredible impact that one individual can have in making our water planet a better place.” –Philippe Cousteau
The simple fact that one person can make the world a better place through nature conservation is the driving force behind Hunter Hartford McIntosh’s life’s mission.
Hunter is a true guardian of the environment and was passionate about conservation from an early age. Inspired by a family legacy of environmental education, philanthropy and conservation that protects our natural resources for future generations, Hunter is steadfast on preserving nature as President of The Boat Company.
The Boat Company was started in 1979 by Hunter’s father Michael McIntosh with the mission of protecting the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the Northern Hemisphere: The Tongass National Forest in Southern Alaska. This mission is carried out today through their luxury eco-cruises which allow visitors to Southern Alaska to experience nature’s beauty and see first hand the importance of conservation.
Growing up in Palm Beach, FL and participating in island rituals such as watching the annual nesting of the sea turtles, instilled in Hunter the desire to protect and preserve our waters and wildlife habitats.
Hunter is proudly carrying on his family legacy of conservation and shares The Boat Company’s vision at national conferences where he has spoken on topics related to Sustainable Tourism. He has also testified before Congress in the areas of fisheries and wildlife management, land protection and preservation.
His philanthropic endeavors are focused on issues of conservation, health, and education through his work as Trustee and Director of the McIntosh Foundation.
To ensure that the McIntosh legacy of nature conservation continues, Hunter enjoys surfing, working in their family aquaponics garden, fly fishing and exploring the world around them with his wife Amber and their daughter, Aspen.
It is his hope that eco tourists visiting the Alaskan outdoors with The Boat Company will be more aware of their environmental impact and contribute in their own ways to be a better steward of this earth we all share.