“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 47:
For those of us who are about to take on a luxurious Caribbean yacht charter, several issues must be taken in mind before going on your dream adventure. Many people in the Caribbean earn their living from the multitude of travelers who come and visit this paradise and enjoy its natural charm and wealth of sun, sand and sea.
This makes the Caribbean islands a truly spectacular and amazing destination for everyone. However, there is a growing concern among stakeholders and people who sincerely care for this tourist haven. The bodies of water that surround the islands of the Caribbean are not as resilient as we would have wanted them to be. In fact, these natural treasures are as fragile and finite as they can get.
One encouraging indication amidst this impending threat to this popular destination is the heightened awareness and commitment of a growing number of people who are taking their Green advocacy on a higher level. Once you visit the Caribbean on a Caribbean yacht charter, you have all the opportunities and chances to mitigate the impact of you presence in the exotic places that you visit. Depending on how you conduct yourself during your tropical sailing adventure you can still make Caribbean vacation an environmentally friendly one.
If you are looking for the ultimate green experience, then sailing on a yacht charter must be high on your list. Your sailing activity is powered by wind-energy making it an emission-free journey. Going green sailing to the Caribbean is one exhilarating boost to your senses; an all-natural and refreshing way to enjoy the charms of the Caribbean’s sun, sand and sea.
The Caribbean yacht marinas and bases have all been doing their part in preserving and protecting the natural wealth and beauty of the islands in the Caribbean. It is also incumbent upon those who visit the place to do their part in making sure that things remain as they are.
Here are the things that you can do if you are on a green sailing on a yacht charter:
1. Respect nature while you are on a Caribbean sailing. Make sure that you don’t damage nature while you are enjoying the natural charm and beauty of the islands. Be careful when you are diving and snorkeling. Always remember that a simple kick with your fins may damage the corals that nature has nurtured for hundreds of years. Before leaving a place, don’t fail to gather all the trash that you may have brought to the place. These are the basic requisites if you are going for a green sailing adventure.
2. Choose a Caribbean yacht charter that uses alternative power systems. Look for charter yachts that are eco-friendly. There are now Caribbean yachts that are outfitted with solar panels and winds generators to power up the boat systems. Check with your Caribbean yacht broker for the arrangements for this “eco-friendly” Caribbean yacht charter.
3. Green sailing means carbon footprint reduction. As much as possible, maintain and open vents and hatches in order to harness natural ventilation while onboard your chartered yacht. Part of the adventure and experience of Caribbean sailing is the exhilarating trade winds that ensure that you have abundant Caribbean fresh air.
It’s simple really, there aren’t too many rules, but if you follow them closely you can enjoy your holiday whilst ensuring the continued well being of life in and around these unique waters.
Caribbean Yacht Charter – Dolmen Yachts has a huge range of yachts available to hire in the Caribbean as well as a range of destinations around the world.