Sustainable & Cultural Journeys

Sustainable & Cultural Journeys

ABOUT US

 

To inspire, empower, and connect travellers to new experiences and adventures that also positively impact the planet and people.

 

 

Eco Island Travel is a for-profit venture with a socially driven mission located in Bermuda and founded in 2020. We have built a unique tour booking platform that exclusively promotes sustainable and cultural experiences and accommodation. Travellers can book our trips directly with local destination experts.

 

As the world’s concerns grow about climate change, single-use plastics, ocean conservation, deforestation, over-tourism, and other environmental and social challenges, so do the concerns of travellers.  Travellers are becoming more aware of their impact, whether negative or positive and how environments and local communities are being impacted by travel and tourism.  Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family; solo or as a group and you are concerned about your impact, we take the guesswork out of travelling sustainably.

 

At Eco Island Travel, not only do we specialise in travel experiences that are good for planet and people, but we support and encourage you to challenge yourself just enough by creating adventures around you.

 

What would your life look like if you were the only person you had to seek permission from to try something new, to see who you can be and what you’re truly capable of?   As your travel advisor, I create experiences for you that will get you out of your comfort zone.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed that you tried something new. You will be INSPIRED by embracing the adventurer in you.

 

Learn how to seek your own permission, you’ll be inspired and inspire others to forge their own path.  We help you to forge your own path of adventure.

 

We are committed to our values below:

 

Explore:  

The world is your oyster!  We believe in getting out there and exploring.  Go farther and stay longer.  Try something you've never done before.

 

Immerse: 

Travel should allow travellers the opportunity to fully experience the culture of a destination and experience what is unique to the destination. 

 

Connect:  

By immersing in the culture of another culture, unlikely connections are made that will last a lifetime and provide the traveller with a memorable experience.  By embracing new experiences, you will connect with who you can be and what you are capable of.

 

Empower:  

By positively impacting planet and people, you will have opportunities to give back while travelling, such as minimising your environmental footprint, helping to protect the environment of the destination, empowering local communities by ensuring that your travel dollars reach those who most need it and ensuring that you support locals involved in the travel industry.  

 

Learn:  

There is an opportunity to learn from travel and having new experiences.  We learn about ourselves and the world through travel.  

 

WHY BOOK WITH ECO ISLAND TRAVEL?

Bermuda’s natural beauty and unique and abundant culture make it the ideal destination for travelers to explore new horizons and embrace new adventures.  

 

We have personally vetted each travel experience on our site, taking the hard work out of you having to research whether an experience is for you.  We’ve done all the leg work which allows us to recommend the perfect experience tailored around you.

 

WHO'S BEHIND ECO ISLAND TRAVEL?

 

Greetings, I'm so happy you're here! smile

 

I'm Marcelle, the Founder of Eco Island Travel.   As an avid traveller, I had first-hand experience of experiencing the ultimate adventure when I travelled to volunteer in Guyana for 4 months.  I immersed myself in the culture and the local people.  I helped to empower the local community and explored the natural beauty of the country.  Ever since this experience, I have been compelled to encourage and support others to explore and embrace new experiences that challenge them just enough and get them out of their comfort zone.  When we get out of our comfort zone, amazing things happen!  During my travels, As far as possible, I use travel as a source for good and give back.

 

OTHER THINGS I HAVE DONE

Prior to founding Eco Island Travel Bermuda, I practiced as a lawyer, supported workers’ rights, worked in the criminal justice system to support the rehabilitation of offenders, worked as a social anthropologist and videographer amongst other things.  Working as a social anthropologist, came naturally to me as I enjoy learning about different cultures around the world.  At Bermuda’s Department of Cultural Affairs, where I worked for 4 years I organised various cultural programs and worked closely with numerous cultural bearers across Bermuda.  I also conducted research for the Bermuda Program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.

 

More recently, I completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, became a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) and obtained my taxi driver licence. I also became a Good Travels Advisor and obtained a Certificate in Sustainable Tourism.

 

I look forward to working with you to inspire, empower and connect you on how to explore and have new adventures in Bermuda that will get you out of your comfort zone.  Be inspired by embracing the adventurer in you.

 

 

 

 


Eco Island Travel is a social enterprise travel company focused on helping travellers discover exploration and adventure through sustainable and cultural journeys.  Eco Island Travel makes exploring and having new adventures in Bermuda easier by letting you know the best ways to explore and by creating experiences tailored around you, that all have a positive impact.

Those of us lucky enough to see the world have a responsibility to ensure that it is preserved for locals and future generations.

Leigh Barnes

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Responsible travel is not only better for our world, it’s also more interesting and memorable. Responsible tourism is the future of travel.

Simon Reeve

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

When people travel, they make unlikely connections and shatter stereotypes.

Ken Budd

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther King Jr

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Maya Angelou

Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.

Jochen Zeitz

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.

Paul Theroux