No souvenirs, thank you

Sail in Mexico is all about harvesting nature’s energy to explore our environment. We don’t follow a fixed itinerary, nor do we promise our guests that we will see everything on their checklist. We go where the wind blows, always putting safety and comfort above all. If we see the majestic blue whale that’s just a plus.

We aim to limit our environmental impact as much as possible. While you may be required to fly to reach us, your holiday on board will leave a very small carbon footprint. We limit our use of fossil fuels, source locally, do our best to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and leave the islands and beaches we explore in the same state we found them (we’re freaking ninjas!).

At Sail in Mexico, we are also committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all our guests and staff. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination and harassment of any kind. We strive to create an atmosphere that respects and values diversity, where everyone feels welcome and respected. We actively promote equality and ensure that all individuals are treated with dignity and fairness. Any incidents or concerns related to discrimination or harassment will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate actions will be taken to address and prevent such behavior. Our goal is to foster a positive and inclusive sailing experience for everyone involved.

While the fleet is indeed equipped with a diesel engine, it is only its alternate means of propulsion. We keep engine use to a minimum. Most of the sailboats we use are equipped with enough solar panels to fulfil our energy requirements.

The water onboard comes from our own desalinating system, which is powered by the sun. This doesn’t mean that we use our water in a negligent way. To encourage the proper management of this resource, all water pumps are manually operated, the toilet flushes with salt water and showers and dishes are usually started with a sea water rinse. This same water is our drinking water.

The fruits and vegetables are, when possible, locally sourced. To limit the amount of waste we generate, we endeavour to procure the processed foods in large quantities, avoid the use of plastic bags and do our best to procure protein directly from the sea. The meals are otherwise mostly vegetarian and simple, with opportunities to dine ashore in certain anchorages.

The sun and salt take their toll on boats and our first step in limiting our waste is to do our best to make our gear last. Sailing equipment is not locally produced and therefore has a large carbon footprint. Our boats are full of re-purposed, reconditioned and reused items which increase the boat’s comfort and handling. All waste is taken to port for recycling. Only when we are far enough from shore do we dispose of organic materials. Nothing is left on the islands or beaches we visit.