Last Updated: June 17th, 2020
Your health and safety is our top concern
As you can imagine, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a factor that we are all paying close attention to. Here at Sailing Collective, we closely monitor travel advisories in all the locations we sail. Our commitment to safety starts well before we ever set foot on a sailing vessel; it is the first thing we think about when planning a voyage.
For those interested in planning future travel beyond August 15th, we have additional flexibility including an updated cancelation policy and the ability to reserve certain trips with smaller and more flexible deposits.
Flexible Options For New Bookings:
Reduced Deposit: Upon request, we can arrange for a reduction to 30% deposits for bookings in 2020.
Added Flexibility: We will hold the option to reschedule your trip at no cost if travel continues to be restricted.
Flexible Options For Previously Booked Voyages:
Keep booking as is: Great, we'll see you on the water! If anything changes, we will contact you to move forward with one of the two options listed below.
Reschedule in 2020: We will work with you to find new dates for your trip.
Reschedule in 2021: We may be able to rebook you into 2021 in some circumstances, please contact us if this is the best option for you and we can discuss your options.
Please see more details below about rescheduling and if you have questions regarding COVID-19 and a new or existing booking, please use the inquire button above.
COVID-19 FIELD PROTOCOL
Here at the Sailing Collective, we have long known the value of staying away from the crowds and voyaging into the more remote regions. Now we find ourselves at the forefront of the future of travel where small groups and intimate experiences are not only the best way to see the world but also the safest.
Although our trips are already well situated for the new reality of travel we have gone above and beyond to make every experience as safe as possible. Here is what we are doing and what you can do to help as you join us on a Sailing Collective journey.Preparing for your journey
We pay careful attention to world news and how it impacts the safety of travel. For guidance during the COVID pandemic, we look to the CDC and WHO and consult local authorities for up to date information that guides our decision making. We stay informed and communicate directly with you before and during your journey. Decisions will be made with the safety of everyone involved as the most important factor.Crew health
Sailing Collective crew will have a Covid-19 swab test prior to the journey and stay appropriately quarantined to ensure the accuracy of the results leading up to your arrival.Your health
On arrival to the boat, temperatures will be taken and any guest with a fever of over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit will not be able to participate in the journey. During the voyage, any symptom of illness including fever or cough will be evaluated and may result in appropriate steps to end the journey for one or all guests and crew members depending on circumstances.Onboard the Boat
During the journey, your crew will be included in your quarantine family. Masks will not be required onboard. Boats will be thoroughly sanitized prior to your arrival and our standard of cleanliness will be even more stringent than usual.Ashore
Both crew and passengers will be required to wear appropriate face coverings and sanitize hands when dealing with the world outside of the boat. There will be opportunities to wash and sanitize hands when returning on board.Dining
Meals ashore will be available based on local regulations and your own comfort level. Depending on your trip there may be opportunities for outdoor dining ashore or possibly picnics set up with food from a local establishment. We can also arrange to have all meals onboard and forgo outside food prep during your journey.
Resources to check regarding your destination are:
State Department Advisory - Live Interactive Map
You may postpone a trip for another departure date at no cost under any of the following circumstances:*
*Upon special request we may be able to reschedule to any date within a 12 month period (into 2021) please contact us if you have a trip booked and would like to reschedule premptively as a precaustion.
Trips that are rescheduled by Sailing Collective on the above terms will have no additional Fees. If you opt to reschedule outside of our policy for postponing trips applicable change fees will apply.
Payment of balance:
Remaining payments will be collected in accordance with the new departure dates. Generally final balances are due 90 days before departure.
Origin or Destination closed:
If travel to your trip is restricted in the period 45 days before your dpearture date you will be offered the opportuity to reschedule at no cost as per our policy.
We recommend taking out additional travel insurance through Global Rescue as additional protection for changes and cancellations. In the unlikely event that you must use your travel insurance, we are fully willing to comply with your request for any documentation or information the insurance company needs.
What if this continues:
We will continue to reevaluate the situation on a daily basis and make decisions as necessary.
Pleas refer to CANCELLATIONS, INSURANCE, AND CONDUCT**
**Our cancelation policy depends exclusively on our partners and yacht owners and we continue to work with them and take action accordingly with our future trips and new bookings. As we only have your health and safety in mind, we certainly don't want your trip to cause any additional stress.