Responsible tourism: Island hopping cruise in Northern Croatia
The management of these vessels is dedicated to sustainable tourism in Croatia and the crew are passionate about raising awareness of environmental, economic and sustainable tourism policies in Croatia. They believe the promotion of environmental awareness in the region will have a prolonged and positive impact on the livelihoods of the local people and maintain Croatia as a sustainable tourism destination for future generations.
All the food eaten on board is sourced locally, reducing 'food miles' and helping maintain local rural industries.
We visit Cres Island, home to a tiny population of Griffon vultures, and our guests have the opportunity to visit the vulture conservation centre, where all funds are used to help conserve the vultures.
During our visit to Mali Losinj, our guests have the opportunity to visit the The Lošinj Marine Education Centre, where they work to maintain the local marine ecosystem that still contains populations of dolphins and sea turtles.
By staying on our small vessel, we provide the opportunity for guests to stay in some places where building more hotels is either impractical or unwanted, and our ships provide the extra bed-space without the need for new building.
Vast floating blocks of flats, otherwise known as cruise ships cruise straight past some of Europe's most beautiful coastlines with barely a second glance, and without a thought to the places they are missing.
Our vessel, on the other hand, stops at many small ports and towns where we can fully enjoy some of the very best that Croatia has to offer. The money that we will spend in many of these smaller communities will help to preserve the fantastic heritage of these antique coastline.
By leaving our guests free to choose their own dining venues in the evenings, this ensures that a range of small restaurants and cafes will benefit from our guests spending.
Our vessels are captained and crewed by Croatians, and most of the produce served on board in sourced locally, sometimes from the crew’s family members.
The owners and managers of the vessels we work with in Croatia fund and provide a weeks holiday cruise for some of the disadvantaged children of Vukovar, the site of some of the heaviest fighting in Europe since 1945.