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Sunsail Responsible Tourism


Supporting Local Communities

Responsible Tourism is all about the places, the people and the sailing.


Without all of these, we couldn’t be sustainable in the areas in which we operate and one of our key objectives is to make as little impact on the environment and local communities as possible.  Of course there is inevitably some effect but by using local labour and suppliers, biodegradable cleaning products and innovative products (solar torches, solar panels and LED lighting to name a few),  we aim to make this a positive one. With careful management and innovative products, we believe that we can keep these amazing destinations pristine for generations to come.

Here are just a few examples of what we have achieved so far:
  • The £10 million development of our base in Tortola
  • Use of biodegradable cleaning products eg Ecover
  • Even better working relationships with local communities to minimise our impact
  • Increased focus to ensure our suppliers are operating in a sustainable and responsible way
  • Reduction of our carbon footprint at our bases and sales offices
  • We built an award-winning LEED certified office in Clearwater, Florida
  • We have funded environmental impact research in St Vincent
  • We specify the inclusion of holding tanks
  • We pioneered the use of environmentally correct fouling


Local children


To find out more about what we are doing in each of our destinations, look out for our Responsible Tourism logo or click on our fleet pages to see why the latest boats in our fleet are the most environmentally friendly to date. And of course the wind is carbon neutral, so even while travelling, you don’t have to be polluting!

  • Destinations

    All of our destinations benefit from the work that we are doing to reduce antifouling pollution, limit our carbon footprint and operate responsibly. Click through to read more about some of the specific initiatives that are happening at our bases.
  • Yachts

    The Sunsail fleet offers new features that will help you combine the perfect sailing holidays with a real responsible action. Find out which boats will make you and the waters feel better!
  • Charity

    Sunsail constantly strives to give back to the community and environment as much as we can. Find out the causes we support every day!
  • Our Policy

    As Responsible Tourism is Sunsail's core value, let us explain to you our vision and policy in more details.