ShoreTrips Offers New Caribbean Volunteer Tourism Product

ShoreTrips Give is a new excursion product line of Caribbean volunteer tourism. Through this program, travel agents can now easily arrange a morning of charitable work for their cruising and resort-based clients who want to give back to the people of the islands they visit. Taking four hours out of their vacation, travelers can give something back to the people of the Caribbean by getting involved in the local culture and feeling great about what they do. Eight islands will be the first to benefit from this endeavor. 

“We have recently joined forces with Hope Floats, a non-profit organization based in Lodi, Calif., that has a number of volunteer-based activities already set up," said Julie Karp, co-owner of ShoreTrips. "We feel privileged to be able to work together because they are dedicated, as we are, to the well-being of the islands.” 

Though each activity is about four hours long and held in the mornings to avoid the mid-day heat, ShoreTrips Give tours differ in content from island to island. For example, on St. Lucia, volunteers will help plant and maintain a small vegetable garden at an orphanage. On Aruba, travelers will be asked to read a story, in English, to a class at a local grade school. 

Tours will be priced at $61 per person. They are fully commissionable to travel agents and ShoreTrips will also give back 2 percent to the people of the Caribbean islands! ShoreTrips plans to include one charitable activity as an option in its Three Port Discount Package of Caribbean shore excursions. There will be no participant minimum requirements, meaning even a single traveler will be accommodated. ShoreTrips Give is also available to groups up to 400 travelers. 

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