LAST UPDATED: JUNE 16TH, 2021
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Dear Whale Watchers,
We have worked so hard this past year and have had many ups and downs with operating a business during these crazy times. We are so proud of the safe option we have provided guests. Both our passengers and crew have had such a good time with a more personal, intimate experience with a reduced capacity. We want to continue offering a high quality tour at a reduced capacity.
Here’s how things stand at the moment:
We were already great, but with fewer passengers on board this past year the quality of our tours has gone through the roof! We’ve decided to limit our capacity at around 50%, even after the state allows us to operate at 100%. We are limiting our capacity at around 18-20 on the main deck (certified for 47) and 6-8 on the upper deck (certified for 11). Tickets are sold separately for the main deck and the upper deck.
Face Covering Policy
As of June 16th, 2021, the US Coast Guard maintains its mandate to require passengers and crew to wear face coverings when inside the vessel’s cabin. It is no longer required to wear face coverings outside on deck. You must bring your own face covering and use it whenever inside the cabin of the vessel.
Bring Your Own Snacks
To decrease the amount of time passengers will spend inside the cabin, and to eliminate a high-contact area, we have removed our on-board snack bar. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks. Hand-held lunch coolers only. No large coolers.
To compensate for our considerable decrease in capacity, while still providing a living wage for our captain and crew, our prices are as follows:
Adult, Main Deck: $95
Child, Main Deck (4-12yrs): $85
Upper Deck (18yrs+): $115
Adult, Main Deck: $75
Child, Main Deck (4-12yrs): $65
Upper Deck (18yrs+): $95
Previously available discounts do not apply as we’ve gone as low as we can with the new rates. Contact us directly if you hold unused tickets or if you booked a tour before these new protocols were implemented.
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blue Ocean Whale Watch Team