Polar bear cruise in Spitsbergen

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31 May 2017
€ 3020
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07 Jun 2017
€ 3020
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14 Jun 2017
€ 3020
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21 Jun 2017
€ 3020
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Polar bear cruise in Spitsbergen

Environment

We are committed to the conservation of the places we visits. This is why we have calculated the average CO2 emissions of our Arctic and Antarctic voyages and will automatically offset each client’s share of emissions via the charity Rainforest Concern’s Rainforest4Climate programme. We will also automatically offset the carbon emissions of flights booked through us for our polar expeditions.

With a maximum of only 52 passengers, our Arctic ships are smaller, less imposing on the Arctic landscape than the bigger 'cruise' ships. Group landings by zodiacs are more easily managed and a personalised ratio of leaders to passengers provides an added value experience. Your onboard natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Artic scenery and wildlife and introduces some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.

Our polar trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct in both the Antarctic and the Arctic. Encounters with polar bears, walruses and whales are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.

Community

Where opportunities exist, we encourage guests to purchase souvenirs – other than shells and polar bear related goods. In the Arctic and in particularly in Iceland, we advise strongly against the purchase of whale meat in the local restaurants, which showcases the whaling trade (by the tourist) when the local population do not themselves eat whale meat.

To further contribute to the areas in which we send our clients, we offset the carbon for voyages and flights for all those who travel to the Polar Regions with us. Such donations have help to fund 10,000 acres out of a total 3.3 million acres of new national park created by the Rainforest Trust in the Peruvian Amazon.

In Ecuador with Rainforest Concern, we paid for the purchase and protection of Choco-Andean cloud forest which extends the habitat of a newly discovered mammal: the Olinguito.

Our overall commitment to the environment is also reflected within our office environment. We source office supplies from local retailers, use recycled stationary where possible and recycle office waste.

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