and Karen are both from seafaring and fishing backgrounds, and feel
strongly connected to the ecology of the Maine coast and Grand Banks.
We are both active conservationists and hope to support conservation
through low-impact tourism, research, education and awareness. Our
Eco-tourism cruises reflect our great reverence for the natural
world and its creatures. Our cruises will follow the migrational
paths of whales and seabirds along the north eastern seaboard. We
will explore coastal villages and islands along the way. Our cruises
could find the vessel anywhere between the Stellwagen Bank off Gloucester,
Massachusetts and the coast of Newfoundland or Labrador (see
To offer you a true natural history eco-tourism experience,
we combine informal education and interactive wildlife research
projects, with an on-board library and instruments. Here are some
of the activities you may experience:
· Whale watching and logging whale sightings and positions
· Bird counts and logging
· Wildlife photography
· Listening to and recording whale sounds
We share the wildlife information we gather with several
conservation and research organizations. All projects are conducted
with the well-being of the wildlife and environment as our primary
OUR CODE OF ETHICS:
· Lowest possible impact on the environment.
· Guaranteed personal attention.
· To support research through tourism.
· Treat all life forms with love and respect.
We love animals: Pilot & Maggie, our two black
labs, are super friendly seafarers and sail with us on every cruise!
They asked us to remind you that a portion of our proceeds are donated
to local animal shelters and local wildlife rehabilitation facilities!
A few of our favorite organizations to support:
Haven (Wild Bird Rehabilitation Facility)
· Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League
· Humane Society of Knox County
· Friends of Holbrook Island Sanctuary
· Marine Mammal Lifeline