Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast, it’s easy to appreciate on a daily basis the wonder of this planet we live on. However, that doesn’t mean we take it for granted! What better time than now with Earth Day coming up this weekend to share more about our commitment at Exclusive Cruises to sharing the beauty of the Amalfi Coast area with respect and love for this incredible place we are so fortunate to call home.
Whether it’s sharing hidden grottoes and caves, stopping to swim in the most incredible turquoise sea or spotting goats carefully making their way along the steep cliffs of Capri, we love showing our guests the most beautiful natural aspects of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento Peninsula, Ischia, Capri, and Cilento coastlines. To do this in the most responsible way, we have Our Exclusive Cruises Pledge. We are 100% committed to being kind to the environment and all its marvelous creatures.
We believe in giving back and respecting where we live, and here are just a few of our guidelines:
- Our captains are asked to immediately stop the boat and pick up any trash or plastic that they may see floating in the Mediterranean Sea and put it on the boat in the storage compartment, to recycle properly at the end of the day. Some items that have been recovered in the past were a plastic chair, bottles, bags and children’s floats/rafts. This is even more important than ever, especially keeping with the Earth Day 2018 theme to End Plastic Pollution.
- Under no circumstances does the boat drop anchor in a marine protected area.
- If you see an animal in distress, the captain must call the proper authorities to save it. In the past one of our captains had come across a turtle on the Cilento Coast that was not swimming properly and may have been sick. He called the Coast Guard to rescue it and waited by the animal until they arrived.
- When dolphins are spotted, the captain turns off the motor so that our guests can observe safely and the dolphins are not disturbed.
Those are only some highlights from our pledge, but you can read it all right here.
We look forward to having you aboard with us at Exclusive Cruises and showing you the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast and Capri area this year!