Through COVID and Beyond!

Updated January 7, 2022

To protect your health and that of other travelers and our staff, a negative Covid test is required within 3 days of your meeting or course with us.   You can test here in Loreto if you have 3 hours before your meeting, and get the results in time. (See contact information for Laquimia lab below).

Our guides are also tested before each trip. We strongly recommend getting vaccinated before traveling. Thank you!

Sea Kayak Baja facilitates your pre-departure Covid testing by stopping by the testing center on the drive back from your trip, en route to your hotel, for clients on multi-day trips. For antigen tests results are ready in 2-3 hours. It costs about $45USD and can be paid in USD, pesos or by credit card.

The PCR takes half a day, or 3 hours if expedited. IT costs $180USD and can be paid in USD, pesos or by credit card.

We recommend Laquimia lab in Loreto at their clinic near Apollo Gym on a side street just off Independencia, near Pescador market.
For reservations call +52 477 247 5304. For registered clients of Sea Kayak Baja Mexico, we plan a visit to the lab on the return from your trip to your hotel. Please come prepared with your passport and a method of payment handy.

Link to CDC’s international travel recommendations.

Day trips * Instruction * Rentals * Private guided trips * Custom water adventures!

In Loreto

  • Masks are required in our store

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Please check this page for our updates, the Covid web page for official government information, or email us.

Prevention and Mitigation Measures

Transportation

  • Taxis run with reduced capacity and are sanitized between each use
  • Driver and passengers wear masks during transport

Personal contact items

  • After washing, tents hang in sunlight for a full day and night.
  • Sleeping bags are washed in a steam washer and dried in the sun.
  • Guest drybags, skirts, life jackets, chairs and mattresses are washed with soap and hung to sanitize in the Baja sun.
  • Hydrator and snorkel mouthpieces are soaked in a bleach solution, air dried in the sun.

Food

  • Surfaces and foods are sanitized before preparing
  • When preparing meals, guides wash their hands frequently and wear masks.
  • Clean-up follows a standard 3-sink wash-rinse-sanitize procedure

Activities
PRE-TRIP MEETING

  • Held outdoors when possible, with appropriate distancing, or masks if indoors
  • Orchestrated distribution of gear minimizes contact
  • Hand sanitizer available

OUTDOOR BRIEFINGS

  • Distance and/or masks, appropriate to the situation

PADDLING

  • We do not recommend wearing masks while paddling

Response and Care

  • Anyone showing symptoms will be tested with a BinaxNow or similar field test.
  • If positive, they will be removed from the trip to quarantine in Loreto and be assisted in connecting with a local doctor. Costs incurred will be the responsibility of the participant, although SKBM will do everything we can to facilitate care.

Guides and Staff

  • SKBM maintains a daily log of employee health and temporarily replaces employees who might pose a health risk

Small Group Trips

Our Getaway trips are affordable and ideal for family or small groups who want to keep it private.

Credit, Rescheduling & Insurance

Reschedule
If it is not prudent for you to come on your trip, you can reschedule to another trip within 24 months with a full credit. Please let us know at least 30 days before.

Applying Your Credit
For those who couldn’t make their trips due to Covid and took the credit option, here are 2 things to keep in mind:
1. No matter what expiration date your credit has, we will honor it through the end of 2022.
2. We will also extend our 10% repeat client discount in the coming season and on all your future trips.

If you’d like to reserve your spot on a scheduled trip, please register on the Waitlist. We will contact you within a few days to proceed. Your credit will be your deposit. We have a list of credits given, but hang onto your copy as well.

If you are not able to paddle with us in the foreseeable future, please consider donating your credit. It is a gesture we deeply appreciate and it will help very much!

Insuring Your Trip (just do it!)
What is the difference between Trip Cancellation Insurance and Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) Insurance?
Here are some informative resources:
InsureMyTrip.com
Travel Insurance Review
Forbes CFAR article

We are being as flexible and generous as we can while still hoping to remain in business. We are a small, homegrown company and simply do not have the financial reserves to act as an insurance company ourselves, so please insure your trip.

In Case of Infection in Loreto

SKBM has a dedicated apartment (1 unit) in case of client infection. There are also hotels in Loreto dedicated to hosting patients in quarantine. Rental rates will apply.

Balance and Vision

We continue to strive to survive the Covid challenge with your generous support, and look forward to continuing to build the vision.

Thank you for your confidence in us!
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments. info@seakayakbajamexico.com


 

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