Amsterdam to London sailing vacation
US $2246 excluding flights
Description of Amsterdam to London sailing vacation
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Despite its tiny size, the Netherlands has all the appeal of its larger European neighbours; there are new dishes to try, iconic cities to see and mor...
It really doesn’t matter whether you’ve lived in England all your life or you’re visiting from distant lands; there are plenty of country tracks, coas...
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Staying on a sailboat contributes to carbon reduction in multiple ways. Sailboats rely on wind power, minimizing the use of fossil fuels and reducing carbon emissions associated with transportation. By choosing this eco-friendly accommodation option, you directly reduce your carbon footprint compared to traditional forms of lodging. As with many countries, waste disposal is a problem. Rubbish, particularly plastic rubbish, that does not decompose, is one of the main culprits. All our yachts use a water maker to reduce our use of plastic. Enjoy nature- hike, swim, kayak, surf, skate- all these forms of transportation can let you help keep your carbon footprint to a minimum. Additionally, staying on a sailboat encourages a deeper connection with nature and fosters an appreciation for sustainable practices, promoting a more environmentally conscious mindset among visitors to this region.
All of our yachts offer top-notch menu options. When possible, our food is sourced locally, and we get fresh produce whenever we can. We offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free meals which can help reduce your carbon footprint in several ways. By embracing a vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free diet, you can make a positive impact on the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future. Be sure to inform the crew of any dietary restrictions you have so we can accommodate them.
Our yachts always have two instructors on board, providing guidance to a crew with varying levels of experience, from beginners to fully qualified individuals. The crew members can choose the extent of their learning journey, as we teach in practical situations while sailing from one destination to another. Apart from acquiring sailing skills, our crew also gains insights into different cultures and communities. Our fortunate crew gets to explore off-the-beaten-path and visit some of the most remote places in the world.
We ask our clients to follow these tips to reduce their impact on nature:
Stick to marked paths and trails to avoid damaging vegetation and wildlife habitats. Respect wildlife by observing from a safe distance and refraining from feeding or disturbing them. Dispose of waste properly and leave no trace behind, especially in sensitive areas. Conserve water and energy and use eco-friendly products. By adopting these practices, you can help preserve the natural beauty of the Island and contribute to its long-term sustainability.
By sailing we can help the local economy. When possible, spending money on provisions, fuel, dining, and other goods and services during your stay, benefits local businesses such as restaurants, markets, and shops. By choosing to sail, you are fostering sustainable tourism development.
We extend a warm invitation to individuals of all age groups to venture beyond their comfort zones within a secure setting. Our professional crew, which includes 2 instructors, provides supervision and guidance. Whenever feasible, we offer the opportunity for visitors to come aboard our ship at each port we visit. We showcase our activities, share insights about valuable skills and their significance, and demonstrate that there exists a form of sea-bound adventure travel that upholds respect for the ocean. It is an experience where one can forge a profound connection with oneself, others, and the natural world.
We support a number of cancer charities and this particular trip raises funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Most of us will come into contact with cancer at some time in our lives and Macmillan, as many of us know, are there to help and support both the patient and their family. It is our personal experience of the superb care and support provided by Macmillan that has led us to run this trip. Our yachts will visit many marinas and most, including Royal Quays, Rhu, Bangor, and Whitehills, will donate the mooring fees to Macmillan. There is no pre-requisite to fundraise but if you wish to support our crews on their voyage, and help Macmillan Cancer Support continue their vital work with those affected by cancer, then you can follow the link sent when you book that visit our just giving page.
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