Healthy and Responsible Travel
As the world adjusts to ever-changing health concerns, we join you in doing our best to navigate these uncharted waters. We continued to operate throughout the pandemic and are happy that we’ve been able to provide much-needed respite and life-changing travel experiences for thousands of people. Our trips in the USA, Baja, Mexico and British Columbia, Canada have been busy and we’ve seen a resurgence in travel to other international destinations including South America, Africa, Europe and Antarctica. We have well-practiced protocols in place to be responsible travelers during these trying times.
We continue to believe in the transformative power of travel, and that your journeys build connection and meaning wherever you go. As well, they provide purpose, hope and tangible support to our staff and the people and communities we work with around the world.
We invite you to contact us with questions and very much look forward to sharing this magnificent, magical and wonderful world with you!
Founder & President
And the entire team at Sea Kayak Adventures
Important Updates for Travel with Sea Kayak Adventures
Your safety, as well as the safety of our employees, partners and host communities, has always been a top priority for Sea Kayak Adventures. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic we’ve been operating with increased precautions. We take standards for sanitization, hygiene and cleanliness seriously and regardless of the status of the pandemic, we will continue to take additional steps to protect our guests, employees and everyone we contact, from virus spread.
The decision about whether or not to travel is a personal one. As you consider your options, it’s key that you feel comfortable with the uncertainties of the world today. We are working hard to mitigate risk with additional operational precautions and procedures, but the risk of exposure to, or contraction of, COVID-19 and other viruses cannot be eliminated. Participants of commercially outfitted trips must accept the inherent risk presented by the fact that it is not reasonable to expect the outfitter to effectively eliminate any virus from the environment.
Time in the outdoors is always rejuvenating, and now, may be more important than ever. Being with others to share the joys of nature, connection and camaraderie in a healthy, supportive atmosphere has always been central to what we do. On our adventures and tours, we plan to continue our operational procedures as detailed below. Our policy will continue to evolve as time goes on and we continue to monitor global, national, and local health recommendations. What will never change is our desire and commitment to keep you safe and provide a life-enriching travel experience!
Traveler Requirement and Safety Measures:
Effective November 14, 2022.
Sea Kayak Adventures is no longer requiring guests to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, we do strongly recommend vaccination. Please note that some international destinations do have vaccination requirements and/or documents needed for entry.
Sea Kayak Adventures strongly encourages all eligible guests to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to traveling. Vaccination has the added benefit of making the vaccinated individual less likely to get severely ill while traveling with us, a huge benefit given the remote nature of many of our trips.
Please do not that regional travel requirements continue to change, sometimes with little notice, so traveling as an unvaccinated person may cause trip disruption and challenges throughout your travel journey. Sea Kayak Adventures will not offer reimbursement to those who are unable to join a trip or take part in certain activities due to any requirements in place during the trip.
Please see the FAQ section below for additional information and detailed answers to some frequently asked questions.
No. While we strongly recommend vaccination as it offers you better protection in the remote, wilderness environments where many of our trips take place, as of November 14, 2022 we no longer require vaccination against COVID-19. All travelers will be required to follow and understand the entry/exit requirements of their destination country (and home country), which may require full vaccination. It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure they meet all applicable entry requirements in effect at the time of travel.
Yes, Sea Kayak Adventures requires vaccination for all staff where local/international jurisdictions allow.
If your policy was purchased directly through Travel Insured International they will provide a voucher of commensurate value to be used on a future vacation or trip. If you purchased your travel insurance policy through Sea Kayak Adventures, prior to January 27, 2022, Sea Kayak Adventures will provide you with alternative options such as a voucher or credit, or a full refund.
We have protocols in place to safely address any COVID-19 related situations. We ask our guests to immediately notify their guides if they experience any symptoms on trip. The general protocol is to isolate any symptomatic person from the group and provide a COVID-19 test. If the test is negative, no further action will be taken.
We will follow our COVID-19 protocols in addition to current CDC guidance, for any person on a trip that tests positive. On wilderness trips in remote areas, this means isolating the positive individual as much as is practical and possible. For trips in less remote environments, this would likely mean that the person will be asked to leave the trip and possibly also, the person they shared a room with, and to follow CDC isolation guidelines. Our guides will coordinate this and communicate other necessary measures if other members of the group had close contact with the positive individual. We highly recommend that you protect your trip investment through the purchase of travel insurance.
Yes, we have hand sanitizer available during your Sea Kayak Adventures trip. We ask that you bring your own as well to use and for easy access throughout the tour. Additionally, we have hand washing stations set up before all meals and near bathrooms.
Given the constantly changing global health environment and newly updated medical guidance, our plans and requirements may evolve. Decisions will be based on current recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). We reserve the right to modify our policies as required by state and federal governments and in consultation with the various entities we rely on for guidance. It will be your responsibility to stay abreast of changes by frequently visiting our site before your travels.