Seable’s mission is to provide accessible tailored holidays to the visually impaired community. Amazing and inclusive trips that can improve your well-being with our local trained assistance and tailored activities to suit your needs and enjoy a stress-free holiday.
Our founder, Damiano La Rocca, was inspired by his father’s charitable work to explore the topic of accessible tourism. After much research, he discovered that holidays for the visually impaired community were not widely catered for. Damiano wanted to change this.
Whilst studying at London Metropolitan University, Damiano became involved with Accelerator, the University’s incubator, which offers students guidance for turning their ideas into business. He used the mentoring received to start Seable Holidays.
Damiano is now a member of the Office for the Disability Issues for the Disability Regional Stakeholder Network and a member of the Accessible European Network of Accessible Tourism.
Seable’s work has been recognised by various organisations for its award-winning services, delivering and scaling social impact with ground-breaking support to the visually impaired community.
Twenty years ago, our founder’s father, Carmelo, was hit by a drunk driver while driving. While in hospital, he befriended a young man named Martino who had suffered a similar accident.
As Carmelo recovered the use of his legs, Martino sadly did not. During their conversations in the hospital, Martino expressed his desire to try scuba diving. At that time accessible scuba diving was not available in Sicily.
Being an experienced diver, Carmelo took it upon himself to teach Martino, who went on to receive a Guinness World Record as the first paraplegic man to dive 59 meters.
Together Carmelo and Martino started the charity L.I.F.E that focuses on rehabilitation through accessible sports. They have helped many people over the years, including visually impaired Benedetta Spampinato, who has since achieved a World Record for deep sea diving.
We take the time to listen to your ideas and any concerns, providing our honest and personal recommendations and experiences. Our experts are ready to craft your perfect holiday and bring it to life, adding private authentic experiences that you will remember for years.
We will look after you every step of the way, from our 24-hour emergency helpline to your local chaperone on-call. Our clients range from first-time travellers to experienced holidaymakers of any age and sight impairment.
Acting on consistent positive feedback we strive to ensure that every client has a holiday that they will remember for years to come.
As a VI traveller, you simply pick a date, a destination, or a group offer and we will take care of the rest. We will listen to your ideas, recommend the best experiences and ways to explore, and will take all the hard work out of planning an incredible holiday.
When you travel with us you will receive assistance from the moment you reach the destination, to the time you depart. Our chaperones have visual awareness training and they will make sure you have a stress-free holiday. All of our activities are private and tailored for VI guests and their sighted family or friends.
Our holidays are proven to enhance well-being and we have proudly received support and awards for our positive social impact from the following:
I've had the pleasure of travelling to Lanzarote with Seable and it remains my favourite holiday thus far! Thanks to Seable I spent that trip enthralled in the sounds, smells, tastes and feelings that painted a better picture of Lanzarote than my eyes ever could.Esther Obigbesan
My trip to Sicily was awesome! The Seable guiding was very good, they knew a lot about the city and I would recommend Seable to every blind or visually impaired person who likes to experience new things.Eva van de Berg
Thank you for such a wonderful experience and everything that you have done for all of us while we were in Sicily. It is because of you that I tried so many new things. Your support, encouragement and humour in various activities has helped to make this one of the best weeks in my entire life.Olga Palagina
The thing about Seable is that it isn't just travelling to a place and back again, they ensure that the people there to assist you are trained and knowledgeable to help you make the most of the trip. From great descriptions of what is there to being qualified in certain activities.Dean Wilcox