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 coverings are mandatory in all public spaces in Miami, including outdoor areas, failure to comply can result in a fine. Hotels are operating normally, many small restaurants are limited to outdoor seating only. Prepare accordingly. You can see latest developments here.

Yes, unless you are fully vaccinated.

You will need a RT-PCR (nasal swab) test done no more than 5 days out from your entry into the Bahamas (remember we don’t enter the Bahamas until the second day of charter so for trips that depart Saturday you can test as early as the Tuesday prior). Results must be submitted to the Bahamas Ministry of health before entry to obtain a Travel Health Visa ($40 for mandatory Government insurance). 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 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. 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, get a molecular COVID-19 test (nasal or throat swab) no more than 72 hours prior visiting the Island and show proof of a negative result, or they must quarantine and extend their stay for 14 days. Testing is available on-island and vouchers will be provided at the airport if you arrive without test results.

As of May 1, 2021 fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from the PCR test requirements for entry into the Bahamas. All travelers do still need to apply for the Travel Health Visa, but vaccinated travelers should be able to upload their vaccination records instead of test results for approval.

(this information is brand new and still being updated as of 4/26)

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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