Intrepid Travelers, Friends, & Relics,
We have always asked the guests aboard the Schooner J. & E. Riggin to be flexible. It is a dynamic environment, without a set itinerary. We venture wherever the wind and weather takes us along the pristine shores of Maine, away from the crowds, in the fresh breeze. As we prepare for a summer of fun and adventure, we ask for your continued flexibility as we adapt to the guidelines set forth for us by the CDC, the state of Maine, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
We want to share with all of you how we intend to keep our vessel a safe, and clean environment for you to relax, and enjoy the familiar comfort of sailing aboard the Riggin.
Guests must furnish proof of vaccination and/or a negative test within 72 hours of boarding the vessel. Rapid tests are available at most Walgreens locations and in the Portland Jetport. This is required of all guests regardless of state exemptions at this time.
A pre-screening health self assessment questionnaire will to be filled out on the dock prior to boarding.
Masks will be required below deck and in situations where social distancing is not possible, such as while hauling sail, heaving up the anchor, and on shore trips in the yawl boat.
Masks and gloves will be available on board to anyone upon request.
Meals will be individually plated to reduce the risk of exposure posed by serving meals in a buffet-style.
Dishes will be sanitized and put away by the crew.
All common spaces such as shared companion ways, and heads, will be cleaned and disinfected regularly as they always have been.
All ship linens will be washed and disinfected in between trips as they have always been.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the boat.
Crew will be subject to testing at regular intervals
Crew will wear masks below decks, during all food preparation, and in situations where they are in close contact with guests.
All of these policies are in adherence with current guidelines set forth for us by the CDC, the state of Maine, and the U.S. Coast Guard and are subject to change. Check back frequently to keep up with these changes, and please call us with any questions or concerns.
Captains Justin Schaefer & Jocelyn Schmidt
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