Remote Passage

Whales Bears Hot Springs Sea Kayaking Meares Island

COVID-19 Update


Please see our COVID-19 Guest Safety Plan here

COVID-19 Safety Plan For Guests - Updated March 2022

Orientation and Check-in:

At the first point of contact between staff and guests, guests will receive an orientation welcoming them, reconfirming the guests health, and educating them about RPME current COVID-19 related safety practices including what is expected of guests for their own safety, that of the other guests and RPME staff. All guests will sign a waiver including a health declaration.

For guest safety:

  • RPME (Remote Passages Marine Excursions) is maintaining enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols including disinfecting common items including credit/debit card terminals and pens, plus all marine gear and vessels after each use :
  • Moved reception, check-in & waiver procedures outside, to a new covered entrance area
  • Implemented enhanced hand hygiene policies for staff including that staff are required to sanitize their hands after each transaction
  • Staff are required to wear a mask while in public areas of our operation

Inside building:

Signage posted asking guests to wear a mask during check-in and orientation. 

Marine Tours (Whale Watch, Bear Watch) & Sea Kayaking:

  1. Guests must declare any COVID-19 symptoms or illness.
  2. Staff will deny participation to any guests whom they believe may be unfit to join an activity.
  3. Guests will wear buff face covering or masks as follows:
    • for Marine tours & sea kayaking-- on site and during orientation
  4. Guests are required to maintain good hand hygiene with hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations provided
  5. Guests are required to maintain good cough/sneeze etiquette with tissue and garbage cans provided
  6. Staff will request guests to wait outside the boat house or in their vehicles until activity is about to begin.
  7. Guest's arrival time will be 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

March 1st, 2022