Sea Wolf Adventures COVID-19 Protocols (updated 3.31.21)
Alaska Traveler’s Portal – https://www.alaska.covidsecureapp.com/ Signing up after you receive your negative PCR test result is a requirement for participating in a Sea Wolf Adventure and highly advised by the state of Alaska. All information on traveling to Alaska can be found there. After ,not before, you have your negative test results in hand (having received within 3 days of arrival into Alaska) you will sign-up by creating an account on the portal and then create a“Travel Declaration” with the date you are scheduled to arrive in Alaska and you will upload your negative PCR test result, next you will select “Generate Travel Voucher” filling out the form and putting the date of the Friday you disembark from your adventure. Doing this will allow you to seamlessly arrive to the airport on Friday after disembarkation and take your free follow-up test. Save and/or remember the password you created for this Traveler’s Portal as you may need to sign back in to make changes or add information at the time of follow-up testing. *If you have made plans to explore other areas of Alaska prior to your Sea Wolf Adventure you will still follow the above instructions and upon arriving into Gustavus you will create a new “Travel Declaration” and follow-up “Travel Voucher” but the requirement of having a negative test result in the last 72 hours is only for the first Alaska city you visit on your trip. Currently, the above requirements apply to those vaccinated as well. The Sea Wolf crew will be testing prior to each adventure they work, as well.
Second PCR test in Gustavus: Once you disembark the Sea Wolf you will go to the airport testing site for a departure test. Sea Wolf has arranged a taxi to take you to the testing site. Although this is not a requirement by the State of Alaska, we are expecting all guests to take this test to allow us to understand any potential exposure to crew and fellow adventurers and notify them if the need to quarantine is necessary. This test is free with the travel voucher you signed up for on your Alaska Travel Portal.
Covid-19 PCR Testing – Sea Wolf Adventures and the State of Alaska requires all guests to have a negative PCR test, where you have received the results no sooner than 3 days before travel. If you do not have a negative PCR test you would need to quarantine until you have a negative PCR test result. For example, guests with Saturday arrivals must have received test results no sooner than Wednesday of that week. Documentation is required to board our vessels, so although you have uploaded your negative test to the Portal Account we ask that you also bring proof of this in-hand with you to Alaska.
PCR tests usually require lab analysis, so plan accordingly and take the test within the proper window of time. If a guest lives in an area where COVID-19 PCR testing is infrequent and there are concerns about receiving test results in a timely manner, this link reviews a number of options for testing online: Here is a list of nationwide testing sites. https://www.alaska.covidsecureapp.com/
We will continue to update this document and publish on our website if and as the state requirements change. Check out https://covid19.alaska.gov/faq/ for a list of FAQ’s
Vaccine – We emphatically encourage vaccines for all guests. These should be completed at least 2 weeks prior to your departure. Please note on your forms your vaccine status so we can plan adventures accordingly as CDC updates recommendations for vaccinated people. Sea Wolf crew will be fully vaccinated.
Self-Isolation – Even if you have received your COVID-19 vaccination, all guests are highly encouraged to self-isolate for 10 days prior to departing home. Being a responsible adventurer means a successful voyage for you, your crew, and your fellow passengers. During the 10 days prior to departing home we highly encourage you to not introduce any new friends or family into your bubble (being those inside your household). During this time, we ask that you be vigilant in your mask-wearing and hand washing when isolation is not possible.
“Wash Your Hands, Wear A Mask, and Keep Your Distance” – minimizes the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Doing these three simple things have proven great success in the prevention of contracting the virus. We ask that you consider wearing an KN-95 mask and eye protection while on the plane and in the airport en route to Alaska to greatly reduce the risk of contracting the virus en route.
Masks – Guests are expected to bring sufficient masks for the duration of the trip, but additional masks will be available onboard.
Pre Arrival – The Annie Mae lodge will pick you up in a sanitized vehicle. We ask that you follow their and Sea Wolf Adventures protocols by social distancing from other guests at the Inn and by wearing a mask inside the Inn’s public spaces (unless dining or exploring outside) or staying in your room. Annie Mae has bikes for your use and there are beautiful areas to explore right from the door of the Inn!
We ask that you enjoy our wilderness and do not visit any galleries, stores or public town areas until you disembark the Sea Wolf.
Hand Sanitizers – Everywhere! Please use them often.
Mask Use – Per US Federal mandate, guests and crew are required to wear masks whenever in the interior of the vessel or within 6 feet of others outside of their bubble. Consuming food, drinks, and cabin time are notable exceptions to this requirement. Masks may be requested at other times as the situation dictates. Hiking, beach walks, kayaking, and most off-vessel activities will not require masks if social distancing is honored. Most lunches, if not all, will be wonderful beach picnics.
Temperature readings and health monitoring while underway – Crew members and guests will have their temperatures taken before boarding and once every morning as well as a short questionnaire on Covid-19 symptoms. If someone records a temperature, then they and their cabin mate will quarantine in their cabin while they confer with the Alaska Public Health nurse. The current recommendation for a temperature is to quarantine 24 hours in cabin and to resume adventure when there is not a temperature present. If other symptoms appear or a temperature continues we will administer a rapid test and, depending where we are in the adventure, we will ask for a local commuter float plane to pick you and your cabinmate up for transport to Juneau for quarantine and medical checkup. If we are close to Bartlett Cove we will transit there, disembark the symptomatic passenger and transport them to a quarantine accommodation until transport to Juneau can be arranged. All arrangements and medical care costs are paid by the passenger(s). The rest of the guests and crew will undergo rapid testing before the continuation of sailing. We recommend to all our guests they consider purchasing travel insurance that covers medical evacuations or consider a medevac insurance policy to safeguard against costs incurred should you need to seek medical attention. Two companies that offer this insurance are:
LifeMed Alaska and Guardian Flight https://www.lifemedalaska.com/membership http://alaska.guardianflight.com/
Sanitize Public Areas and Adventure Gear- Crew members sanitize touch points throughout the vessel at least every four hours. To the maximum extent possible, guests will be issued their own adventure and protective gear for use throughout the cruise (life jackets, boots, masks, etc.). Crew members will sanitize all common-use adventure and protective gear daily.
Meal Service- Drinks, snacks and meals will be served plated and served by our crew. Lunches we hope to serve on the beach unless the weather does not permit. Depending on the bubbles aboard and the number of guests we have we may have our normal seating, staggered dining times or serve in 2-3 areas.
Note: We will have rapid tests on board the Sea Wolf. If we