Unparalleled Sustainability Practices
An adventure with CetoSea is about embracing a travel lifestyle of sustainability, conservation, and environmentally-responsible ocean advocacy. Gone are the days of leaving a detrimental footprint while traveling. Our innovative eco-yacht and carefully curated trips afford guests the experience of living aboard a positive-impact vessel. Discover the steps we’ve taken to make our operations more sustainable while maintaining the same level of luxury you’ve come to expect aboard a luxury yacht vacation in the Caribbean.
Renewable Electricity & Power Generation
We’ve invested in advanced electrical & charging systems with the singular purpose of reducing carbon emissions and maximizing our electrical efficiency. With the help of our friends at OceanPlanet and Maz Ocean Inc, our newly refitted eco-yacht features strategies to gain energy independence during your trip.
Eliminating Single-Use Plastics
We’re proud advocates for a circular economy, and that means reducing & eliminating single-use plastics. Take advantage of our complete inventory of single-use alternatives including water bottles, tote bags, dry sacks, alternative straws, and storage containers – or bring your own favorite products from home!
NEW: Rain Water Collection System
Water is precious while at sea, and we’re blessed with periodic rain showers throughout the Caribbean. To push the limits of sustainable travel & living, we designed an innovative rain water collection system which stores & filters rain runoff on our yacht for washing SCUBA gear and other equipment.
Thoughtfully Sourced Products
CetoSea thoughtfully & responsibly sources every product aboard our yacht that comes in contact with our crew and guests. We believe in investing not just in quality, but also environmentally-considerate, fair trade, and certified ocean-safe products. Examples of our commitment includes:
Improved Sailing Performance & Efficiency
Sailing is our passion, and we believe in directly reducing emissions by using the wind instead of diesel engines for our primary propulsion, as much as possible. CetoSea has partnered with the sailmaking experts at Quantum Sails to design custom sails for our increased upwind & downwind efficiency.
Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, & Recycle
Aboard our modern eco-yacht, we take every opportunity to give new life to all products which are at the end of their usage. Whether it’s using old t-shirts as mechanic’s rags or spaghetti sauce jars as herb gardens, we encourage our crew and guests to get creative and find new uses for your old items.
Travel-related Carbon Offsets
The largest carbon emission source we’ve identified in our business model is from air travel & transportation required by guests and crew to reach us in the Caribbean. So, unlike other “eco-tourism” operators, we dedicate a portion of our revenue to offset the direct CO2 emissions of your journey to & from our yacht.
Reducing Emissions From Our Engines
We take strides to minimize the use of our yacht’s engines for energy creation by utilizing alternative sources such solar panels and a hydro-generator. When we do need to run the motors, we’re proud to have impeccably maintained & upgraded engines for cleaner combustion and a healthier planet.
Minimizing Product Shipping Emissions
We believe that sustainable living also means thoughtful purchasing, which translates into minimizing the distances our favorite products travel to reach us. We go to great lengths to locally-source gear and equipment if at all possible, directly reducing the carbon emissions caused by cargo shipping.
Locally-Sourced & Minimally Packaged Food
We’re committed to sourcing all our food items as locally as possible, and reducing “food mile emissions” in addition to unnecessary single-use packaging. Fresh ingredients means healthy snacks & meals, and all the energy you’ll need to enjoy every activity offered during your sustainable ocean adventure with CetoSea.
Green Volunteering & Cultural Exchange
To us, green volunteering means leaving places better than you found, but also ensuring a project is truly what the local community needs. Through years of visiting the Caribbean, we’ve learned the nuances of each unique island, and tailor volunteer efforts accordingly to ensure long-term sustainability.
Economic Sustainability In Action
The full picture of corporate sustainability requires an economic component as well, which is why CetoSea’s business model reflects fair living wages, comprehensive coverage for staff and contractors, and a strategy to re-invest in the health of the planet. Economic & environmental growth – for you and the planet.