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Huna Totem takes stake in Chukka's USVI operations

St. Thomas is a new destination for Chukka and for Huna Totem Corp.
Huna Totem Corp. took a stake in Chukka USVI, in the Alaska Native village corporation's first move into the Caribbean.

Chukka recently acquired Cruise Ship Excursions in St. Thomas.

This is the first joint venture for Huna and Chukka since they announced a partnership nearly one year ago. The organizations agreed to jointly develop, promote and expand destinations and shore excursion attractions throughout the Caribbean and Alaska.

Community commitment

'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,' Huna Totem Corp. President and CEO Russell Dick said. '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.'

Opportunity to learn from each other

'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, founded more than 50 years ago, is a cornerstone of the tourism industry in the USVI, offering immersive local experiences marked by exceptional customer service.