Our mission is Fairtrade and Fair transport. With the wind as our engine we set sail for the Caribbean and back with our experienced crew in sixteen beautiful stages. We do this in consultation with the owners of the Trés Hombres who have gone before us and we will sail over the oceans with guests and fair transport in a sustainable way. As an organisation we are aware of the impact tourism has on the environment as a whole.
We source food and drinks locally onboard. On land we recommend to use local restaurants.If possible we like to visit local employment projects on the islands we visit. We transport fair trade goods from one harbor to another. From rum, coffee, tea to port. As an organisation we are aware of the impact tourism has on the environment as a whole.
Recycling and separating waste in order two do so , is part of our daily routine. Especially on a ship it is important to limit water usage. On our ship we do have very much restrictions about taking care of the waste on board.We make sure that our guests are aware that they can throw absolutely nothing overboard. The crew see to it that these guidelines are followed. Our captain advises the guests and trainees how to limit water usage as a standard routine.With our fair trade and fair transport policy we hope to promote fair tourism.We like to visit projects during our trip concerning sustainability and fair trade and visit for instance the building of wooden local boats on the islands of Grenada in the Caribbean.
We will do research concerning water, birds and fishes all over our trip to the Caribbean connected to different research institutes. The auther of the book Ocean Nomad supports us on our trip to do so based on her experience. We work together with Suzanne van der Veeken as the experienced author of the book “Ocean Nomad”. The subtitle of her book is “How to catch a ride and contribute to a healthier ocean”. It is an ocean travel tour guide and every guest will receive the book in an digital version while we try to limit our use of printed brochures. On board we try to reduce the printed version of what we do. The guests are asked to give feedback on the book for the next version.
Zero waste ocean nomads kit.
Suzanne developed a “ zero waste ocean nomads kit “ and the Twister will explore and improve the kit. It consists out of ocean safe shampoo, bamboo straw and so on.
We take care of non chemical toiletries onboard and do not want to have any plastics if possible.We try to have a paperless office as much as possible with a minimum on hand-outs and print-outs. Where possible we avoid printed brochures and work with social media when ever given a chance. We prefer running an office at home instead of going by car. Otherwise we use a bike as means of transport.