Amid the Coronavirus scare, we will be continuing to fish and serve our customers. Please use common sense, if you have been exposed or feel you are at risk then please stay home. Otherwise, consider a day of fishing with us!
As the fishing season approaches, I want to let you know that we are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our clients while on board. While Dare County is looking at a possible opening date around May 22nd, we are working on a risk management plan for our charters and hope that Hyde will follow suit.
To reduce the risk of transmission, we will require all clients to wear a face mask or fishing apparel that covers the face. If you don't have one, don't worry, as they are readily available at Tradewinds Bait and Tackle. We will also have a cooler solely for the use of our clients' food and beverages to minimize contact.
To further minimize the risk of transmission, we will not be hosting mixed charters, so your group will not mix with another group. Hand sanitizer, nitrile gloves, and wipes will be available on site, and we ask that anyone with suspect symptoms notify us before boarding. We also ask that all clients take their temperature before arriving to ensure everyone's safety.
We are working to secure the best marine disinfectants to sanitize the boat before each charter. Additionally, whenever possible, we will maximize air flow to ensure proper ventilation.
As a USCG licensed captain for thirty years, safety has always been a priority for me. I hope that by taking these measures, we can show responsibility and leadership in difficult times to promote the economic, social, and mental well-being of our country.
I look forward to seeing everyone soon, and I hope you'll join us for a safe and enjoyable fishing experience.
Capt. Steve Wilson