SAILING WITH US DURING 2021 - UPDATED 3/5/21
Current Covid Travel Restrictions for Maine 3/5/21
Great News From Governor Mills!
"Moving Maine Forward"
Residents of Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut Massachusetts and Rhode Island are not longer restricted from entry into Maine.
Those who have been vaccinated from all states are no longer restricted from entering Maine.
As of May 1st:
Residents from all states are welcome without restrictions. Restrictions may be placed on individual states where outbreaks spike. These will be listed as it becomes necessary.
As of March 26th:
Indoor Bars ant Tasting Rooms may open with 50% capacity and Outdoor facilities may open at 75% capacity.
As of May 24th:
Indoor Bars ant Tasting Rooms may open with 75% capacity and Outdoor facilities may open at 100% capacity.
Masks and Social Distancing requirements remain in effect and safety protocols are still to be followed, but it looks as though Maine is getting ready to welcome the summer and it's many guests this summer!
Please remain vigilant, get those vaccinations and let's keep things moving towards OPEN!
Here at Maine windjammer Cruises we have great hopes for a busy 2021 sailing season. Mass vaccination programs are well under way here, as they are across the entire country. As more and more of the population receives protection from the virus the infection rates will decline. As downward trends continue and the general public continues to engage in safe practices, we are confident that the powers that be will begin lifting current restrictions, as it is safe to do so. With this encouraging news in mind, we are gearing up for an active summer season.
Spring Fit-Out is only six weeks away and slowly, work on the schooners is already beginning under the covers. Capt. Ray is actively interviewing and hiring crew for the upcoming season and haul out for the Grace Bailey and Mercantile is scheduled for early May. By then the covers will be off for the trip to the rail yard where final inspection will be done and any work that is required below the water line will be completed. It seems unreal that the sun will finally shine on our schooner's decks for the first time since October of 2019!
We're doing our best to be ready to welcome guests by Shake Down on May 21st. We are reviewing shipboard procedures to comply with all enhanced sanitation and safety mandates brought about by COVID. We're wearing our masks, practicing safe distancing and getting vaccinated as it becomes available. We hope you are all taking the necessary precautions and following safe practices in your own states so that when the time is right we can welcome as many of you as possible aboard for 2021!
Updates will be posted as they become available, but please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about your cruise. 800-736-7981