Our commitment to sustainability - HQWW® certificate

Ecotourism is a responsible way of travelling, in which tourists visit a foreign country while preserving and respecting the natural environment and the local culture, by supporting local economy and projects for the conservation and valorisation of the natural and cultural heritage.

We offer tours in full respect of the rules of ecotourism. We are committed in making sustainable our activities both from an environmental and a social point of view.

During the tours:

  1. We sail slowly to reduce fuel use and CO2 production.

  2. The boat engines are of the latest generation and comply with the directive 2003/44/EC on noise and exhaust emissions. This compliance allows us to operate within the Marine Protected Areas. We adopt every other possible precaution to reduce the emission of noise underwater.

  3. We have the High Quality Whale Watching Certificate® (HQWW®). During the observation of dolphins and whales we operate minimizing the disturbance adopting the code of good conduct (see below). The label is registered by ACCOBAMS and developped in collaboration with Pelagos Sanctuary.

  4. We pay great attention to anchoring in order to avoid damaging the seabed, especially the Posidonia meadows.

  5. For the aperitifs on board, we never use non-recyclable materials.

  6. We wash our boats avoiding waste of water and we only use biodegradable washing products.

  7. To support the Sardinian economy we offer our guests only local food and wine.

  8. Our staff are certified local guides.

In office:

  1. We prefer, whenever possible, to reduce the use of paper in favour of electronic formats.

  2. Our movements take place, whenever possible, by bicycle or on foot.

  3. Electricity is a precious commodity so we try to take all possible measures to reduce its use.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE DOLPHIN WATCHING