Happy Holidays, everyone! We are now full bore into the holiday season and with it comes the fun, the travel to see family and friends, and the beginnings of those thoughts about what is to come in 2022. It’s fair to say this year is a bit of an improvement over 2020, but we’re still in the COVID-19 pandemic, more variants are popping up, and the outlook for next year is uncertain.
Nonetheless, at Seadog Travels we continue to plan for the future, for the return to travel, and to deepen our focus on all things ocean.
Accomplishments in 2021
For this year, we are pleased with our work to develop the foundation of our company. By clearly defining our vision and mission, we have been developing and are beginning to offer unique, engaging, and meaningful nautical experiences across a range of relevant industries.
With our vision to build a diverse community to explore and protect the oceans of the world, our mission focuses on nautical travel that includes interactive tall ship sailing adventures, tropical and coastal small group travel, the best in luxury and expedition cruising, and featuring our boat brokerage services, we are developing a wide-ranging enterprise with a clear ocean focus.
We have also been working to develop strategic partnerships such as our collaborations with Visit Portland to highlight travel to Maine, and similar connections to Visit Florida, and the Liberty Fleet of Boston. Backing all of this up are our travel agency services, where we show the world our dedication to both travel and the oceans.
Looking Towards 2022
Next year is going to be a big year! Our first small group trips to Maine, the Florida Keys, and St. Lucia will begin and become annual events. Our very special travels to Inagua in the southern Bahamas are already available. We also plan to offer these trips year-round to groups of five or more people. Beyond that, we will continue curating more adventures — with a probable focus on the U.S. West Coast and Pacific basin.
Our staff plans to obtain Open Water Scuba Diver certification as well as Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification through the American Sailing Association (ASA). This represents just the beginning of the skills our staff will obtain as we continue developing ever-more unique and immersive ocean travel adventures.
However, our bigger vision is even more exciting and we want to share that with you. Our long-range vision for our tall ship adventures is to operate a fleet of tall ships. From a travel perspective, sailings on these ships will be far beyond an ordinary tall ship sailing vacation. Rather than just a “see this” trip, we will offer interactive, themed “do this” experiences. That’s why our first sail in 2023 is an interactive pirate-themed sail to give people a truly unique, historic, and fun look at the real pirates of the Caribbean in the 17th and 18th Centuries. We envision travel that is not just fun, but interactive, personal, and brings history and nature experiences to life.
In addition, Seadog Travels plans to collaborate with oceanographers and marine biologists to develop research plans that will utilize our ships. The vision is to connect our ocean travel business with ongoing scientific research where we can obtain meaningful data for specific projects. Whether that means long-term ocean measurements in the Caribbean or monitoring coral reef health, we will integrate these efforts into every sail that we conduct.
Doing these types of activities not only makes us unique and different, but shows that we are doing our part to keep the oceans healthy and vibrant today and for future generations.
Accomplishing all of the above, and achieving our long-term goals, requires people and organizations with a commitment to the oceans, with a desire to offer more meaningful and sustainable travel experiences, and with the resources to make it all happen. Learn how you can help by clicking HERE or contacting us on our website HERE. Bring on 2022!