Caring for the Environment
The marine environment becomes polluted and contaminated through various sources and forms. 80% of marine pollution comes from the land, but its essential that we treat the ocean with respect
We try to minimise the impact of our yacht on the marine environment by using the motor as little as possible, mainly just to enter and leave the port. When mooring we avoid throwing the anchor on meadows of sea grass. We always use permanent moorings when provided.
We navigate carefully around marine life and go slow when sailing or motoring past sensitive areas. Making sure our wash does not disturb the natural habitat.
By using biodegradable cleaning products and avoiding at all times the dumping of chemicals, non-natural products or garbage into the sea
By ensuring that all guests are informed upon arrival that waste should never be thrown into the sea and re-cycling of plastic bottles should be done in the designated place.
By briefing our guests to take nothing but photographs and leave nothing except footprints.
By encouraging our guests to help us do beach cleans and litter picks.
There is a serious shortage of fresh water in the Greek islands and we recommend guests to use water and electricity only when and to the level that is necessary
Supporting the Local Community
The traditional ways that islanders used to support themselves have become obsolete due to mass tourism and the tendency of the youth to move to large cities. Our approach aims to keep these old ways from fading out and for our guests to get introduced to the "real" island lifestyle.
By encouraging our guests to participate in the local way of life and not just be a distant observer.
By introducing people to the multi-cultural reality of the Greek islands. We explain the local body language and customs, we discuss historical and local stories.
We employ locals for all the jobs concerning the boat. We buy materials for the maintenance of the boat from local shops.
We include in our itineraries and take our guests to remote or underdeveloped islands. We aim to distribute economic benefits to those places that are hard to get to due to lack of frequent ferries or that are unreachable without a sailing boat or similar means.
We encourage guests to visit and try the local cuisine and purchase local goods wherever we go in order to get a taste of the local culture and also support the local community.