COVID-19 FAQs

Yes, fully operational with precautions in place.

Probably no more or less safe than traveling anywhere else. You should take all precautions when traveling, wear face coverings, have a change of clothes for when you arrive, wash hands often and use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not an option, and practice good social distancing on your way to and from the boat.

Honestly we haven’t changed much. We have always deep-cleaned all cabins and public spaces between charters and sanitized high-traffic and high-touch communal areas multiple times per day before the pandemic hit. We are encouraging social distancing and have ways you can minimize your time spent doing paperwork so you’re spending less time in close-quarters on check-in (digital waivers, pre-pay add-ons, email a picture of your c-card ahead of time). There is lots of space to spread out at meal times, you’re outside or underwater ideally most of the trip. It’s pretty easy to socially distance 17 people on a 104′ boat!

Face covering regulations are at business’s discretion around Miami so for now we recommend to have one with you just in case it’s required. Hotels and most other businesses are operating normally. You can see latest developments here.

All travelers need to apply for a Travel Health Visa by either uploading proof of vaccination status or proof of negative PCR test taken no earlier than 5 days before arrival. Mandatory Government insurance is also required for $40, payable on visa issuance. Visitors without a visa will not be admitted.

You will be sent detailed instructions 2 weeks prior to your trip’s departure.

If a 5-day test turn-around for results is not feasible where you live, there are at-home test kits that return results back with a 3-day turn around: https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/covid-19

St. Croix:

All travelers must take a Covid PCR or Rapid test within 5 days of travel, and produce the results and proof of completion of the Travel Screening Portal on arrival. At this time, there is no exemption to the COVID-19 test requirements listed above for those who have been vaccinated. More information on what to expect can be found on their Travel Website.

Puerto Rico:

As of Sept 1, all arriving travelers are required to fill out a Travel Declaration Form through the Puerto Rico Health Department’s online portal.

For fully vaccinated travelers on domestic flights:

  • Required to upload official Vaccination Card, as proof of vaccination through the Travel Declaration Form portal. Travelers are required to upload their official vaccination card. A copy will not be accepted.

For non-vaccinated travelers arriving on domestic flights:

  • Required to provide evidence of either a PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • If the traveler arrives without a test, they must upload either a PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test taken on the Island, within 48 hours of arrival, or they will receive a $300 fine.
  • If the uploaded result is negative, the quarantine is lifted. If the result is positive, the person must isolate and follow the local isolation protocol at his/her own expense.

Living on a boat for a week with 16 other people is not a quarantine. Please don’t do this.

No.

It is true that as of Jan 26, 2021, all people entering the US by international air travel will be required to present a negative test. However, our winter destinations of St. Croix and Puerto Rico are US territories and as such are not considered international travel. The Bahamas is international, but we reenter the US by sea.

Check your local regulations, it varies by state.

Contact us, we’ll see what we can do to help.

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