At Charleston Kayak Company we always put our clients safety and comfort as our number one priority, and in the current climate we have doubled down on that commitment. We have decided to re-open some of our programs, but will be taking extra steps to update our programming and practices to minimize risks of exposure. Our programs always require reservations, but as we have scaled back our activities and staffing, please be extra certain to arrange your outing before heading out to see us.
As always, we will be cleaning our equipment diligently before and after all activities. We have added additional disinfecting steps for our pfd’s, and wiping down our kayak decks and paddle shafts with disinfectant prior to each outing. We have instructed our staff to alter practices to minimize touching of shared surfaces, and eliminated handshakes and high-fives with our guests and each other. We are doing payment for all activities via on-line booking or by phone to eliminate the need to handle ipads or pass credit cards back and forth. We are asking our guests to complete their waiver and registration documents on-line before arrival.
By design, all of our activities are small group sizes to begin with, but we have restricted our group sizes to 9 or less for all public trips. Masks are required inside of facilities, during launch of kayak when our staff must be in closer proximity to each participant, and during any vehicle shuttle for trips that require. Of course per CDC recommendations, we ask that all staff members and guests do not participate in our activities if you have any symptoms of illness, have recently traveled out of the country, or have been potentially exposed to anyone with the virus.
Of course we can not make any guarantees about a virus free environment, but will continue to take all the steps to minimize risk of exposure or spread. Please don’t hesitate to call or email any questions or concerns.
-Luke Pope-Corbett & Charleston Kayak Company Team