The health and safety of each guest is WhaleCoast Alaska’s first priority. We will be mindful of the guidelines in effect at the time of our travels by the Center for Disease Control and other authorities regarding sanitation, mask wearing, etc. Because we travel as a group and use buses, trains, planes, etc., for transportation, it would be unrealistic to expect to consistently maintain a 6 foot distance from other people.
It appears likely that a Covid-19 vaccine will be widely available prior to the summer of 2021. WhaleCoast Alaska will require all guests to be vaccinated for Covid-19 in order to participate in one of our tours. Guests should plan to get vaccinated at their earliest opportunity. We will also require our tour directors and UU hosts (and their household members) to be vaccinated. If you do not plan to get a Covid-19 vaccine, you should not register for our 2021 tours.
WhaleCoast Alaska has modified our cancellation policy for 2021. This year, we will allow guests who cancel their reservations through March 15 to get their deposit back (minus a $10 processing fee to cover PayPal costs). By that time, you will have more information about the Covid-19 vaccine, and the public health situation outlook for the summer. We hope that our new cancellation policy encourages guests to register for the 2021 tours despite any uncertainties they may have. If you have questions about Covid-19 safety and policy, please contact WhaleCoast Alaska.