Antigua bareboat sailing vacation

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Antigua bareboat sailing vacation

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

We strive to give back to the community and environment.

A big part of reducing an impact on the local environment is how we clean our yachts. We use local labour and suppliers, biodegradable cleaning products and innovative products such as solar torches and LED lighting. By minimising negative social, economic and environmental impacts, we hope to preserve this amazing destination for generations to come. All of our charter boats have solar panels converting the suns energy into electricity which makes a massive difference. They are also built with ceramic finishes which cuts cleaning and the use of cleaning products out completely.

Our customers are briefed on respecting communities when receiving their chart briefing on arrival so they are aware of what to look out for when sailing within the charter grounds. They are asked to look after areas where there are coral outcrops and to never anchor on coral. Protecting marine and animal life is extremely important to us so we want to make sure we are educating our clients on how to do so. This is all explained in the chart briefing once the client arrives at the destination.

Our customers are able to pick up fishing permits for their charter however are educated on exactly where they can and cannot fish making sure they refrain from fishing in the local National Parks.

Community

We strive to give back to the community and environment. To do this we’ve teamed up with a number of charities and non-profit organisations, including Sail 4 Cancer. To support this charity, we contribute £1 to every £1 that you donate.

Before you travel and on arrival at the bases we recommend local restaurants for our guests to eat out at to encourage local sourcing of food, this will be covered on the chart briefing as well as mentioned to the departure date so they can plan their trip beforehand. We also offer a pre-provisioning service where we buy local produce to sell to our guests. This is communicated within the pre-departure procedure. We ensure we are always building an excellent working relationship with the local communities.

Over 80% of our staff working out in Antigua are locals and are trained in full, with no differential between the training given to them and the UK staff. This will therefore includes health & safety, hygiene and customer service.

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