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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 excludes individuals “engagin…

Castine Kayak Covid-19 Updates

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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.


OFFICIALLY OPENING JUNE 1, 2020
We are officially opening on June 1st for Maine families and out of staters who have quarantined for 14 days! 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 safety and the safety of our staff.
Making your summer Plans:We realize how difficult it is to plan and know what everyone will
and will not be able to do this summer with so many uncertainties. Maine's reopening strategy is changing daily as they evaluate the science and work to minimize the risks to us all. Don't give up your plans, just remain flexible. Our goal is to find creative ways to enrich your spirit in the outdoors while stayin…

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 a capsize)Rescue sli…

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, our upcoming courses and tours are current…

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 grant a full refund i…