Kornati sailing adventure, 4 days
750To790 excluding flights
Description of Kornati sailing adventure, 4 days
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PlanetYou learn a lot about economizing your life when living on a sailboat even if it is just for a couple of days! Sailing away to remote destinations, as we do on this trip, we give up on some of the convenience provided in locations with mass tourism. Instead, we focus on sustainability, careful use of resources, and proper disposal of waste:
1. Saving freshwater and producing less waste - There is a freshwater tank in the boat which is regularly maintained and filled with drinking water. We inform our clients that it is not necessary to bring packets of drinking water on board as tap-water is drinkable from all the taps on board. It is enough to have one reusable drinking bottle for refills which eliminates excessive waste in the form of plastic water bottles. The drinking water is also used for dishwashing and showering which makes it important for everyone on board to use it consciously. If not used excessively, one tank should last everyone on board quite comfortably for the duration of the trip.
2. Saving electricity and minimizing CO2 emission and noise pollution - On this tour we aim to sail as much as possible. By using the power of the wind instead of engines we keep CO2 emissions and noise pollution down. However, not using engines results in limited electricity in the boats battery which we use for everything from charging our phones and gadgets to cooling fans. Clients on board are advised to use electricity consciously and to turn of cooling fans and unplug appliances when they are charged especially during the night.
3. Caring for the environment and proper waste disposal On this tour we visit the Kornati National Park and with each ticket purchase we contribute to the maintenance and conservation of the area and its wildlife. However the parks rangers can only do so much which is why at the beginning of each tourist season our skippers and guides clean the beaches and bays they plan to visit throughout the season. Our aim is to take clients to the most private and secluded beaches and bays, which means we are usually the first one is there at the beginning of each season. Being the first, we find rubbish that has accumulated throughout the off-season and we clean it up before bringing clients there. Strong winds and storms can bring rubbish onto those beaches again anytime, which means there is a need for regular maintenance throughout the tourist season. Our clients are encouraged to help and they often join in making an activity out of it. Throwing waste of any kind overboard is strictly forbidden and, while on board, we encourage our clients to recycle using separate garbage bins provided - plastic, glass, cans, paper, and organic waste.