Dear friends and customers,
With positive news about vaccine timelines, we are excited to announce a tentative return to our regular multi-day trips schedule for 2021. We will be offering most trips and experiences that we have in the past, but they will not be totally normal. Many aspects of our operations will be modified to allow for Covid 19 safety precautions and physical distancing. We will also be asking trip participants to take a few extra steps to help keep everyone safe:
- All participants will be required to read and agree to our Covid 19 policies prior to joining the trip. This means agreeing to follow our rules regarding physical distancing and mask wearing.
- All participants must agree to receive a Covid 19 vaccine if/when that becomes available to them, and preferably 14 days prior to trip start. We understand that it may not be available to everyone by the time of trip start, but if you have a chance to get it, you must be ready and willing to do so. This will help to keep everyone safe.
- Participants that are not eligible to receive a vaccine must take a Covid 19 test in the days prior to joining the trip if it is at all possible.
- All participants must agree to limit social interactions and avoid risky behaviour/situations in the 14 days prior to trip start.
Note that our trip selection is a little smaller than previous seasons, so we recommend booking soon if you have a particular time frame in mind.
We are happy to accept bookings from USA and international customers based on the assumption that border will be open prior to trip start. We do ask that these customers only book once they are confident they will be able to receive a vaccine prior to trip start. We will re-evaluate all USA/international bookings on Mar 1 2021, and reserve the right to cancel at our discretion appear travel may not be possible by trip start. Hopefully this will not be the case!
Finally, although it is our intention to offer the trips advertised, we reserve the right to modify trip route, structure, timing or even cancel trips altogether if we feel that we cannot offer them in a safe manner. We hope that this won’t be the case, but Covid 19 has taught us to expect the unexpected.
Those of you curious about our offerings at Discovery Islands Lodge will have to wait just a little longer. We’re still doing some planning.
Looking forward to a great 2021 season of kayaking!
Albert, Kate, Ralph, Lannie, and the rest of the CME team.