Your health and safety on the water, and the health of our captains and crew, are our top priorities. We have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your day on the Bay. To comply with local and state regulations, we have also adopted special policies during the current health crisis.
USCG Mask Mandate
The President issued Executive Order (13998), Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel requiring masks be worn on all “public maritime vessels, including ferries” to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Federal order, Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks while on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs, 29JAN2021 (the Order) requiring all persons travelling on all commercial vessels to wear a mask.
Mask Mandate Details
Vessel operators must use best efforts to ensure that any person on the conveyance wears a mask when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel. Depending on the circumstances, best efforts include:
• boarding only those persons who wear masks;
• instructing persons that Federal law requires wearing a mask on the conveyance and failure to comply
constitutes a violation of Federal law;
• monitoring persons on board the conveyance for anyone who is not wearing a mask and seeking compliance from such persons;
• at the earliest opportunity, disembarking any person who refuses to comply;
• providing persons with prominent and adequate notice to facilitate awareness and compliance of the
requirement of this Order to wear a mask; best practices may include, if feasible, advanced notifications on digital platforms, such as on apps, websites, or email; posted signage in multiple languages with illustrations; printing the requirement on transit tickets; or other methods as appropriate.
Classic Sail Charters COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.
Stringent Cleaning – We disinfect all common surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests and crew.
Single-Use Products – To ensure your safety, we have switched to 100% single-use products for all snacks and beverages.
Social Distancing – Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance from captain and crew during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary when appropriate.
Wellness Checks – All captains and crew are tested bi-monthly to ensure they are healthy, and to ensure your safety. Employees also receive daily wellness checks. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
Customer Temperature Checks – We will take a temperature check of all customers prior to boarding the boat. Customers with a temperature of 100F or more will not be allowed to board.
Out of State Travelers – To comply with MD quarantine regulations, all out-of-state customers must show proof of recent (10 days) negative Covid-19 test results.
Certification and Waiver – Covid-19 Certification and Waiver must be signed prior to your charter.
COVID-19 Certification and Waiver
I hereby self-certify that I have no physical signs or symptoms of COVID-19. I further certify that I have not had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 nor have been asked to self-quarantine by a physician or local public health official. [and all persons in my party]
By signing this waiver, the undersigned acknowledges that he/she/they understand(s) that the State of Maryland is currently in a state of emergency with regard to the viral outbreak caused by COVID-19 and that the state of emergency places restrictions on vessel operation in Maryland waters. Furthermore, the undersigned is aware of the dangers and risks posed by COVID 19 to self and other individuals, including but not limited to hospitalization and even death. The undersigned, hereby assumes all risk in regard to COVID 19, and shall hold [Compass Rose Enterprises LLC] and its subsidiaries, employees, agents, etc., harmless from liability for any injury, including acts of negligence by [Compass Rose] and its subsidiaries, employees, agents, etc., to the undersigned related to COVID 19 or any complications therefrom.
The undersigned warrant that he/she/they have read all applicable guidance, though not an exhaustive list, issued by the Maryland Governor’s Office, Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and/or the Center for Disease Control, along with any material provided by [Compass Rose]. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless [Compass Rose] and its subsidiaries, employees, agents, etc., from any and all claims, including those by any third party, in regard to COVID 19, which may arise from the use of the Vessel, including reasonable costs and attorney’s fees, and agrees to reimburse [Compass Rose] any and all costs, fines, citations issued against the Vessel and/or [Compass Rose] and its subsidiaries, employees, agents, etc., by any government entity, for the use of the Vessel by the undersigned.
The undersigned hereby pledges to follow all regulations that maybe promulgated for the safe use of the Vessel, by the United States Coast Guard, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Governor’s Office, Maryland Department of Health, and/or the Center for Disease Control, including but not limited to the Face Mask Order of April 15, 2020.