Responsible Travel Policy

Cat Ba Kayak Adventures guides and employees deeply respect and care for the wonderful places we visit.  While our responsible travel policies and operator standards are a constant work in progress, our commitment to socially and environmentally-conscious travel has been a part of our foundation since the company’s inception in 2010. We consistently implement the following responsible travel ideals and practices:

  • We believe in supporting the local communities in the regions to which we travel, and actively engage with and create programs to foster sustainable, authentic preservation of those communities.
  • We respect the natural environment, and to ensure minimal impact, we use responsible leadership and maintain small groups. We follow expertly designed on-the-ground practices.
  • We prepare travellers for each encounter with local cultures, plants, and animals while teaching environmentally– and culturally–sensitive ways of enjoying our travel experiences.
  • We avoid areas that are under-managed and over-visited.
  •  Staff members personally encourage and actively support awareness, deeper appreciation, and preservation of our natural ecosystems. Our trips emphasize heightened attentiveness to human impact on the environment.
  • All staff members have access to programs that upgrade their ability to communicate effectively with our guests.
  • We contribute to the conservation of visited regions with voluntary donations, fundraising efforts and permit fees.
  • We provide competitive, local employment in all aspects of business operations and participate in recycling programs both on and off the water.
  • We work with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts.
  • We utilize fuel-efficient vehicles and support vessels whenever possible to reduce our carbon footprint.