Croatia vacation, Lastovo Island
US $1030excluding flights
Description of Croatia vacation, Lastovo Island
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PlanetYou’ll learn the local trade with an immersive fishing experience – early start included. Rise and shine and head out on the water with a local fisherman, his wife and his crew. Help them to bring in the days' catch – usually scorpion fish, mackerel, sardine and bream. Enjoy the fishy fruits of your labour with a seafood lunch freshly prepared on board. This is a great chance to ask the captain any questions you may have. This project is supported by WWF and helps fisher folk to diversify their income opportunities, rather than continue to overfish dwindling fish stocks in the Adriatic.
All our tour leaders are passionate about responsible travel, so our messaging is consistent when it comes to tackling environmental issues. One key problem is littering, which our leaders address on the ground by actively educating our suppliers and locals too. Always leading by example, for instance, gathering rubbish others have left behind.
PeopleVisit Croatia’s most remote island – Lastovo. The 4-hour journey is worth it to reach this secluded slice of paradise. The protected island nature park remains free from the effects of mainstream tourism and has retained its local flair. Free of the infrastructure that caters to mass tourism (and with a dwindling population for the same reason) Lastovo Island offers visitors scenes of traditional Adriatic island life as it once was. As a bonus, our sustainable tourism here supports the locals who have decided to remain. For example, you’ll visit a local winery in Lastovo Village where you’ll be treated to a tasting of their homegrown varietals before enjoying a light dinner, complete with local cheeses to accompany the wine. Traveling in a small group also allows us to stay in a family-run guesthouse for the whole trip, so that we can discover what life is really like in this part of Europe.
We travel by local ferry from Split to Lastovo Island and back, used by locals, rather than with a private charter boat. This reduces this trip’s carbon footprint.