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Latest updates related to covid and travel plans and restrictions! March 24, 2021

 It isn't always easy to keep up with and interpret the latest decisions around Covid 19 if you plan to travel in or out of MAINE.  Here is some information to help you clarify how you and your plans fit into it!   Here is the latest information: March 24, 2021 Please continue to check for updates! COVID-19: Travel COVID-19 is spreading across our Maine communities. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Maine CDC recommends that Mainers cancel or postpone all travel. On this page: Mandates for Those Entering Maine from Domestic Travel Mandates for Those Entering Maine from International Travel If You Decide to Travel Out of State Travel Advisories Additional Resources   Mandates for Those Entering Maine from Domestic Travel Quarantine It is mandated that all out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, as well as Maine residents returning to Maine, complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Travelers should monitor for signs and symptoms for an

What does it really mean to Quarantine!??

This is a great article that was in the Bangor Daily and answers the questions that are frequently asked! https://bangordailynews.com/ 2020/05/14/news/state/ questions-about-the-14-day- travel-quarantine-answered/ By  Jessica Piper , BDN Staff  •   May 14, 2020 1:00 am Updated:  May 14, 2020 11:07 am Am I allowed to go grocery shopping while under quarantine, and other answers to your questions Travelers returning to Maine are required to self-quarantine for 14 days in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, a policy that has irked some in the state’s tourism industry. The rule has also been marred by confusion about where individuals who are quarantining can stay, and what they can and can’t do. Here are the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about the quarantine requirement. If I’m in self-quarantine after traveling, can I go to the grocery store? No. The  executive order from Gov. Janet Mills , issued April 3, says the quarantine requirement

Castine Kayak Covid-19 Updates

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*Updated 3/5/2021* WHEN YOU'RE READY TO EXPLORE WE'RE READY TO WELCOME YOU BACK!      Covid-19 Badge awarded to Castine Kayak Adventures  indicates that we  are in compliance  with the state’s  Covid-19 Prevention Checklist  for our industry. YES WE ARE OPENING FOR THE SEASON 2021 ! and booking YOUR summer adventures now! GO HERE FOR LATEST TRAVEL INFORMATION IN MAINE! Beginning May 1 Maine is moving forward!   Maine’s COVID-19 travel policy will automatically exempt all states, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. If one or more states experiences a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, the Maine CDC will apply its test or quarantine requirements to travelers to and from that state. Our Priorities: Here at Castine Kayak Adventures the health and safety of our guests and staff remains our first priority! We are actively monitoring the ever evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and will continue to adapt and implement procedures for your

Consider your Rescue skills before you launch your kayak!

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CHECK OUT HOW HARD IT IS TO RESCUE THIS BOAT WITHOUT BULKHEADS (SEALED COMPARTMENTS) front and back. YOU DON'T WANT TO PADDLE A BOAT LIKE THIS FAR FROM LAND! Paddle Smart/Paddle Safe/ or Don't paddle! ****Watch to the end to see Sea Kayak Rescues and Nils show off a kayak roll! If you are heading out to independently paddle this summer really consider your skill level and practice your skills with your boat in a safe shallow and warm environment!  Or take a safety workshop as a private or scheduled workshop. (we are currently looking at scheduling small group workshops in June) This is a great time to get your gear ready and know how to use it! We've got the gear you need available for shipping anytime or curbside pickup after Memorial Day or by special arrangement! Essential Kayak Gear you should never leave home without! Paddle Float (to inflate and use as an outrigger to re-enter your kayak even 50 ft from shore) Pump (to pump water out in the event of

Five ways we are working to get you outdoors!

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WE ARE HERE FOR YOU ...EVEN IF YOU CAN'T BE HERE! We are working on creative and safe ways to help you get outdoors! ****We believe the best place to enrich your spirit is outdoors on the water in a kayak while still practicing physical distancing and allowing for socializing! Ask about: 1. Kayaks for sale (we've got some beautiful ones) 2. Kayak Safety Gear: Curbside and shipping 3. Upcoming Kayak Courses (to be an empowered kayaker) 4. Kids Camps (June on) 5. Bike, Kayak and SUP Rentals We plan to open Memorial Day Weekend, but will assess the health situation closer to the date! Stay Tuned CHECK OUT OUR UPDATES ON OUR BLOG: https://castinekayakadventures.blogspot.com/ and subscribe for updates! And our YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4FJUq9ow2nR8WDJBHy-ew **Corona Virus Response: In response to the uncertain future ahead of us all due to the need to physical distance to flatten the curve and minimize the spread of the virus, o

Whale Trip Adventure

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Here's a little video to inspire you to up your kayaking skills!  This trip is for intermediate paddlers only with lots of adventure, tides, current and wildlife!!!  Join us late this summer on our annual Whale Trip in rugged Way Downeast Maine/Canada!  (excuse our amateur video, it was very exciting out there!) Find out more at castinekayak.com

We are here for you! Even if you can't be here.

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We are here for you!  Even if you can't be here!    **Corona Virus Response: In response to the uncertain future ahead of us all due to the need to physical distance to flatten the curve and minimize the spread of the virus, our upcoming courses and tours are currently happening as scheduled and we will be assessing the situation as the time approaches.  We are moving forward to plan ways to provide opportunities for individuals to safely recreate in nature, something we can all use during these uncertain times. We will be providing Instructional Videos with suggestions of activities and good places in your area including good safety practices that will address how we can stay healthy outdoors while practicing social distancing.  We may reschedule courses if necessary and will certainly provide refunds to those unable to reschedule. Our cancellation policy is the same as always,  Cancellations 72 hours prior to reservation will receive a full refund . We will also gran