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We Started Sailing April 17, 2021!

New Sailing Updates for 2021 (revised May 13, 2021): 

As always, tickets for our 2-hour public sailing cruises are available for purchase beginning 6 days before the sailing date.

Capacity is limited to 30 people on public cruises and to 40 people on private events.

As a commercial vessel, we still fall under the Federal Mask Mandate (effective February 1, 2021) which states that under CDC regulations masks must be worn at all times, except:

  • While eating, drinking, or taking medication for brief periods of time;
  • While communicating, for brief periods of time, with a person who is hearing impaired when the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
  • A child under the age of 2 years;
  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability;

 https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

If you book a private event, the maximum capacity is 40 guests. Please talk to our Private Event Sales Team at 410-263-1981 for all the details to make your event a special one.

Also, there have been many updates to our operating practices that guests should review:

Operational Changes:

  • Face Coverings: Each guest over the age of 2 must board & disembark with a facial covering and wear them during the entirety of the cruise. Each crew member will be wearing a facial covering. Face coverings must follow CDC requirements that are current at the time of boarding. Info: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html
  • Sanitize, Sanitize. High-touch points of the vessels are sanitized between every cruise we operate. Deep cleaning is done every morning. It would be good to bring your own hand sanitizer with you, or you can use the hand sanitizer in the bathroom area.
  • Symptom-Free. Guests and our employees will be turned away if they have apparent symptoms. Additionally, our employees will perform temperature checks prior to reporting to work each day.  Guests will need to “self-certify” when buying tickets that they (and all persons in their party) have no physical signs of COVID-19 and that they further certify that they and all persons in their party “have not had close contact with an individual with COVID-19 nor have been asked to self-quarantine by a physician or a local public health individual.”
  • We have a great bar stocked with craft beer, wine, bubbly and more. Bar transactions are cashless and contactless. We will provide you with a simple QR Code that gets you to a web portal to buy your drinks while aboard. You can even add gratuity into the web portal. For those without a smartphone, a tablet will be available for your use.
  • To protect our guests and employees, raising the sails and steering the boat will not be available for guest participation.

Schooner Woodwind Sailing Cruises adheres to the guidelines set forth by the CDC.

Additionally, we follow the State of Maryland Guidelines as they pertain to our industry. Please also note that the guidelines we adopt may be changed over time by governing authorities and we will, therefore, adjust accordingly. For any major changes, our previously booked guests will be notified.

FAQs relating to current restrictions:

Do I have to wear a face-covering the entire time?

Yes, for all cruises.  As a commercial vessel, we fall under the Federal Mask Mandate. Under CDC regulations masks must be worn the entire time, except:

  • While eating, drinking, or taking medication for brief periods of time;
  • While communicating, for brief periods of time, with a person who is hearing impaired when the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
  • A child under the age of 2 years;
  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability;

 https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

Will we be outside on the Schooners?

All seating on the schooners is on deck and in the open air. Due to the close quarters below, there is no seating down below available to guests. Complimentary ponchos will be given out if it starts to rain. Your own gear will far surpass these ponchos.

How much space is between me and the next person?

This will vary based on the number of guests aboard each cruise. Please note that face masks are required to be worn at all times by each guest and capacity has been reduced to allow for some spacing between guests.

Can we move around the boat?

Yes, but please be mindful of social distancing practices with other guests.

How many guests will be on the boat?

Capacity is limited to 30 people on public cruises. This is a drop of 38% of our USCG maximum capacity of 49.

How often is the boat sanitized?

The boat is sanitized between every sail, including all high-touch points (handrails, lifelines, doorknobs, cabin tops for seating) and bathrooms. The boat undergoes a deep cleaning every morning.

Can I eat on the boat?
On Public Sailing Cruises you can bring aboard your own self-contained snack or meal.  We offer several catering options for Private Charters.  You may not bring alcohol aboard, we have a liquor license, so you can purchase it from us.

Guest Experience during COVID-19 Restrictions:

  • Dockside– When waiting in your designated boarding line, please be respectful and distance from other people in line.
    • You will still check-in at the dock office. They will direct you to the boarding queue you are assigned to.
  • Aboard- 
    • The crew will serve beverages with gloves on.
    • No snack service.
    • Cash Tip jar at the end of the trip, also optional gratuity can be added through our onboard portal.

More Questions?

Email: customerservice@schoonerwoodwind.com

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