Huna Totem Corporation Takes Stake in Chukka USVI Operations

Huna Totem Corporation, the Alaska Native Village Corporation with operations across the state, has taken a stake in Chukka USVI. Chukka recently acquired Cruise Ship Excursions, the 50-plus-year-old tourism business dedicated to creating experiences for visitors to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

This is the first joint venture for Huna and Chukka since they announced a partnership nearly a year ago. The guest-centric organizations agreed to jointly develop, promote and expand destination development and shore excursion tourist attractions throughout the Caribbean and Alaska as both have a notable interest in the responsible evolution of port development to destination development and land side tour attractions.

“We struck a partnership with Chukka for many reasons, but one of the most important is the perfect alignment of our values and our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Huna Totem Corporation President and CEO Russell Dick. “This Chukka USVI joint venture is an excellent opportunity for us to grow our businesses with a long-standing, well-respected company that has been dedicated to leaving a positive impact on everyone it serves and supports. We look forward to harnessing our collective passion to deliver world-class experiences.”

“We’re really excited about this new partnership,” said Marc Melville, CEO of Chukka Caribbean Adventures. “It’s a great opportunity for us to learn from each other. As we start our first joint venture together, I’m optimistic we’ll find more avenues that match our investment strategies in our respective regions.”

Cruise Ship Excursions is a cornerstone of the tourism industry in the USVI, offering immersive local experiences marked by exceptional customer service.

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