*UPDATED MAY 7, 2020
Dare County has announced it will reopen to visitors on Saturday May 16, 2020. We have already canceled our trips in early May and also those on the 21 and 22 due to uncertainty about when our participants would be allowed to travel to Hatteras. Now that we have an idea about what will happen moving forward, we will resume operation on May 27. Please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are signed up for a trip and have any questions. We will request that participants have some type of face covering since there are areas on the boat where it will be difficult to maintain the social distance guideline of 6′. A light scarf or sun screen neck wrap would both work. (*as of June 21 face coverings in Dare County are mandatory in buildings and public spaces)
Many clients who were booked for trips that have already been canceled have left their deposits on account for a future departure. We appreciate that because it helps ensure that we will be around next spring to offer those trips again. Better yet, we are willing to offer rain checks with no expiration for anyone who keeps a deposit on account with us for a trip that we have to cancel due to the current health crisis.
As the situation unfolds, for any other trips that we are forced to cancel, we will be rebooking whomever wants to transfer their deposit to dates next year, and we will issue confirmations for those dates, sending a reminder confirmation at the beginning of 2021. For those who are unsure about when they can join us next, we will issue confirmations of credit for a future trip as full payment for comparable itinerary from the same port of departure – with no expiration date. Refunds are also available if you paid via check or money order and need your money back. If you made an electronic payment, you are only eligible for the rain check.
We are also offering “Forever Tickets” to anyone who would like to go ahead and purchase one or more spaces on a trip or trips with us in the future. This means you can book a future passage at the 2020 rates and use it next year or even a few years later with no additional fees. Our 2020 rates are as follows:
$177 per person per trip
2 to 4 trips paid by check $170 per person per trip
5 or more trips paid by check $160 per person per trip
Thanks and we appreciate your support during these difficult times.
Captain Brian Patteson