It’s our passion for nature that brings us together. We think it is therefore of the utmost importance to help protect our planet and all its natural treasures. We do this by supporting organizations with which we have a special relationship of trust. We strongly believe that this way of ecotourism will also locally make the difference. As a travel agency, this is a unique concept in Flanders.


Natuurpunt protects nature in Flanders by buying, protecting and opening up precious areas to the public. STARLING organizes nature tours on behalf of Natuurpunt, where you can travel with us as a member of Natuurpunt.

Oceanwide Expeditions

Oceanwide Expeditions is the preferred partner for our expedition cruises. Oceanwide is an industry leader in polar expeditions with over 25 years of experience and a four-time World Travel Award winner. Their ice-strengthened motor vessels and sailing vessels meet the highest international passenger ship safety standards. With Oceanwide you can count on an exceptionally high-quality service on board: an excellent kitchen and friendly and experienced expedition and hotel staff. The company is located in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, and part of their expedition crew is therefore also Dutch-speaking, another asset!

We select the best Oceanwide expedition cruises for you and arrange everything down to the last detail: the complete registration procedure, follow-up of necessary documents, help with additional questions and, if desired, all international flights, extra overnight stays and transfers. Request more information for additional benefits.

Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust

STARLING supports the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust. This organization works in the Indian Trans-Himalaya for the protection of the extremely endangered snow leopard. Since we regularly travel to the region to seek and find this beauty, we find it a logical decision to support this organization.


WWF is setting up field projects all over the world to protect local nature and the habitat of endangered species. Where possible, STARLING supports their field projects in areas where we travel.