We care about your safety! Please see our COVID Safety information. You are welcome to book online and/or contact one of our vacations consultant via sail@trade-winds.com, Chat with us or call USA toll free 855 600 5821.

COVID-19 SAFETY AND YOU

The health and safety of our staff and guests are of paramount importance to us.

The following practices and protocols have been introduced specifically in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are continuing to monitor and respond to the ongoing circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and local government regulations, and therefore we may update our policies accordingly in the future. Please check back here from time to time and make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates.

Rest assured; we have taken every precaution to keep you and everyone as safe as possible, and provide peace of mind to make the most of your time with us.

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

Before leaving home, you will complete your check-in using our online check-in service (see your Confirmation letter for details). This will issue you with a TradeWinds contact-less Boarding Pass.

SNORKELING & SCUBA DIVING: Please be aware that due to COVID-19 regulations, TradeWinds will NOT provide masks and snorkels. If you wish to snorkel you MUST bring your own mask and snorkel. Fins will be available. We strongly discourage the use of full-face snorkel masks due to the the safety risks they represent to you.

Wanting to Dive? If so, please be aware that as well as NOT providing masks and snorkels, TradeWinds will NOT provide dive regulators. You MUST bring your own dive regulator (this includes first stage, second stage [2 hoses], octopuses, instrument console and all high and low pressure hoses). Fins, Buoyancy control devices (BCD) and weight belts will be available for when diving is permitted. Please remember to pack your dive card and, if over 60, on medication or recovering from COVID-19, your Doctor's note.

In French Polynesia & St Martin, due to French water regulations, SCUBA diving is undertaken and led by a local dive center. Please confirm the destination specific details for equipment available through the local dive center.

REGULATOR SERVICE: All equipment MUST be in good working order as this is your life support system. Generally, regulators need annual checkup/service to keep warranties current and, more importantly, to ensure peak performance and reliability to ensure it will last a lifetime.

MONITORING TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Please note that it is your responsibility to monitor travel restrictions, requirements and protocols. To assist you with this we maintain information in the destination section of our website. This includes Country specific travel restrictions, entry requirements and protocols, (e.g. requirements for negative PCR test results and on-line health questionnaires as required for entry into the country) and COVID-19 testing options for return travel if required by your country of origin. Please make sure you read them along with our newsletters for any updates.

Whilst we supply appropriate PPE for our crew and staff, we cannot provide this for you. YOU MUST bring your own washable / re-usable face masks.

You can find up-to-date destination specific COVID-19 protocols under each of our destinations:

ARRIVING AT THE BASE

When you arrive, you'll be asked to show your Passport, your Boarding Pass and, if you intend to dive, your dive card and Doctors Note (if applicable). This process is contact-less and we kindly ask you to observe social distancing as we check you in.

Our staff will be following strictly the local government's requirements and guidelines for safety.

These include daily temperature checks, mask usage and application of social distancing rules along with regular hand washing and hand sanitizing. We ask you to work with our staff in ensuring everyone's safety. You MUST wear a mask  from disembarking the aircraft until a member of our staff informs you that you can remove your mask. This is not only for your own safety, but for the safety of our staff and other guests as well.

BOARDING

For those of you chartering with us, your cabin and yacht will have received a thorough cleaning prior to you boarding*. This includes disinfecting all inside surfaces, including door handles and handrails with ecologically friendly and effective cleaning products. Mattresses, pillows, blankets and all linens are sanitized. Your yacht deck seating and lockers including cushions are disinfected. All gear including kayaks, paddles, fins and noodles are disinfected.

As you board you will be asked to remove your shoes. They will be sanitized and returned to you. This will be repeated throughout the week as you return to your yacht from any land-based adventures.

When you have all boarded your crew will conduct a safety briefing and will brief you on any local requirements including, but not limited to mask wearing, hygiene and social distancing.

If your country of origin requires a negative COVID-19 test for return, please confirm the current testing protocols at your TradeWinds destination with your crew.

Our crew conduct daily temperature checks on themselves and you. They also ensure that local COVID-19 measures are observed while onboard and onshore. Please assist them by listening and observing those rules.

Our crew will from time to time enter your cabin for housekeeping. They will wear masks and gloves when doing this.

Whilst onboard we ask you to regularly wash and disinfect your hands. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Anyone with symptoms of any illnesses must report them immediately to the crew who shall follow the local protocols and requirements set by the local health authorities.

STAYING AT LAND ACCOMODATION WITH US

For those of you staying on land with us, your room and villa will have received a thorough cleaning prior to your arrival*. This includes disinfecting all inside surfaces, including door handles and handrails with ecologically friendly and effective cleaning products. Mattresses, pillows, blankets and all linens are sanitized. Your villas external seating areas including cushions are disinfected as are pool ladders, tables and handrails.

Shortly after you settle in, we will conduct a safety briefing where we will brief you on any local requirements including, but not limited to mask wearing, hygiene and social distancing.

If your country of origin requires a negative COVID-19 test for return, please confirm the current testing protocols at your TradeWinds destination with your crew.

Our crew conduct daily temperature checks on themselves and you. They also ensure that local COVID-19 measures are observed throughout your stay. Please assist them by listening and observing those rules.

Our crew will from time to time enter your room for housekeeping. They will wear masks and gloves when doing this.

Throughout your stay with us we ask you to regularly wash and disinfect your hands. Hand sanitizer will be available.

We kindly ask you to keep your contact with TradeWinds' staff to a minimum throughout your stay. Anyone with symptoms of any illnesses must report them immediately to the crew who shall follow the local protocols and requirements set by the local health authorities.

Anyone with symptoms of any illnesses must report them immediately to the crew who shall follow the local protocols and requirements set by the local health authorities.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

It is important you check your Government and Health Authorities websites for information about re-entry into country of origin.

If your country of origin requires a negative COVID-19 test for return, rest assured we are prepared to assist you and you will be able to be tested by a local health authority or authorized doctor. You are responsible for the cost of the COVID-19 test along with any necessary accommodation or travel arrangements as a result of the test.

You are responsible for confirming the specific requirements, travel restrictions and protocols for your TradeWinds vacation destination. You can find destination specific COVID-19 information under each of our destinations:

LEAVING

For those disembarking we kindly ask you to keep your contact with TradeWinds' staff to a minimum as you disembark. You are required to wear your mask and observe social distancing rules at this time.

We will assist you in your onward travels by arranging an approved taxi for your departure. Finally, we  thank you  for both reading this and agreeing to obide by these rules as we work hard to keep you, our staff and all those around us safe.

* We have aligned our cleaning procedures with the current guidance of the relevant authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local operating governments.

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