Updates for Travel 2020 and Beyond
As of July 22, 2020
The decision about whether or not to travel during this global pandemic 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 doing what we can in terms of creating additional precautions and procedures, but the risk of exposure to, or contraction of, COVID-19 cannot be eliminated despite best efforts at mitigation. 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 the 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. For the sea kayaking season of November 2020 to May 2021, we will be adjusting our style as detailed below. However, we cannot eliminate the risks associated with COVID-19 and only you can decide whether those risks are acceptable to you or not.
Generally we will strive to keep those traveling together in their own pod and refer to this as a “Travel Pod” a perfect name since so many of our trips include whale and dolphin watching, who also travel in pods.
Note: Our sister company, ROW Adventures operated rafting trips in the USA during the summer of 2020. Our staff and guides at Sea Kayak Adventures have the benefit of being able to learn and follow similar procedures that were adapted to our rafting trips.
When You Are Ready – We Are Here
We know that we are not alone in our struggles, and we so appreciate everyone that has reached out to us during this time. For 41 years ROW Adventures and our sister companies, Adventure Unbound, Sea Kayak Adventures and River Dance Lodge, have been sharing the joy of meaningful, life-enriching travel. As an adventure travel company, we’re accustomed to being flexible and navigating difficult waters. However, like most people, we have never experienced anything that has impacted so many people in so many ways, all around the globe.
As a family owned and operated company, we are doing our best to make sound decisions that are fair, compassionate and in the best interest of everyone. We thank you for navigating these difficult times with us.
We look forward to sharing the joys of nature and river canyons when the time is right for you.
As we find our path, I am reminded of the words of Henry Kissinger who said: “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.”
May we all find the diamonds within us and our communities.
Founder & President
And the entire team at ROW Adventures