ABOUT HAUGAN CRUISES
Haugan Cruises is owned and managed jointly by experienced personnel from both Ecuador and Europe. Our aim is to give our guests a great Galapagos experience on board our high quality / best value products and always in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Business Policy for Haugan Cruises / La Selva Amazon Eco-Lodge & Spa
We are a tour operator and hotel company that offers unique experiences, promoting a proper relationship with the natural and social environment. We differentiate ourselves by the responsable management of our products with the environment and the community; offering a high-quality service by trained motivated staff.
We are committed to child and adolescent protection and do not engage in activities that would promot the sexual exploitation of this group.
Our company believes in just and fair treatment to contributors, just payment to suppliers according to established times and negotiations, and eco-minded environmental practices with respect for social diversity.
Our mission is to offer our customers luxury products of excellent quality, services, and social and environmental responsibility while achieving a high level of satisfaction with their experiences that allow them to be the best communicators and allies in promotiong products.
By 2020 we see ourselves as the leading Ecuadorian company selling luxury products in the market of inbound tourism through optimal environmental and social management that will allow profitability and generation of local employment.
Excellent value for money
Haugan Cruises is the sole operator of the luxury catamarans Cormorant, Petrel and Ocean Spray. By basing our operations in Ecuador we offer all our customers top quality expeditions on board the best Galapagos cruises.
We care for the world we live in and we support conservation. We are always seeking to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner. Wherever possible we source from suppliers which have proven green credentials. For example, we use biodegrable AVEDA bathroom products on board. We work closely with the Galapagos National Park and always ensure we meet or exceed the Park’s regulations.
Supporting the Local Community
We support the local community in many ways. Local people from Galapagos own a large portion of the company and hold key operational positions in Haugan Cruises. Where ever possible we will source locally. A significant proportion of our supplies come from the local community. The entire crew and guide are residents of the Galapagos Islands.
Volunteer Programs Ecuador & Galapagos
Haugan Cruises is one of the main supporters of the Simon Bolivar Volunteer Program. The volunteer program helps find and place volunteers into worthy projects throughout Ecuador and Galapagos. The charitable projects are varied and include: health programs, child welfare, environmental projects, animal welfare, agricultural education and professional internships.
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