COVID-19

NSW Government Rules -

updated -21/09/21

Whale Watching Tours still SUSPENDED

due to NSW GOV Restrictions

COVID restrictions continue to plague NSW and unfortunately we are NOT able to place any passengers onboard.

We are hoping that we will be able to trade again on 01 November although this is still unknown.


UNUSED TICKETS/VOUCHERS from 2021 Season

For anyone that has not been able to used their tickets or vouchers in 2021, please be assured that we will be extending the validity dates of your tickets/vouchers until 31 Oct 2022.

Once he have further clarification from NSW Gov about reopening dates, we will be in contact with everyone.

Any questions, please let us know via email.


NSW - When Can we Operate again ??

NSW will start to reopen once we reach the 70% double vaccination target. Find out about the freedoms for fully vaccinated people once we reach this target. Let's do this, NSW.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/freedoms-for-fully-vaccinated-people


 

NSW Transport - updated 21/09/21

COVID-19 General Boating

NSW Government Public Health Orders are being updated regularly. Restrictions on boating vary depending on the area in which you live. View the latest rules on the NSW Government Website.

Recreational boating and fishing is allowed, however the same restrictions apply as with exercise and recreation on land. You must remain within your LGA or be no further than 5km from your residence.

You are restricted to two people on a vessel or more if all are from the same household.

To access a boat ramp or marina it must be in your LGA or within 5km from your home. You must observe physical distancing and mask-wearing rules.

Coastal waters (up to 3 nm off land) are included as part of the adjacent LGA, but you cannot travel on a waterway outside of your LGA or more than 5 kilometres from your home if you are entering another LGA.

You can boat offshore if:

  • The location is within your LGA or
  • You stay within 5 kilometres from your home.

Where a body of water (a harbour for instance) is bounded by several LGAs you may be in that body of water, but may not travel through or past other LGAs to reach other locations.

Skippers must also remember their safety responsibilities regarding safety equipment, alcohol consumption, keeping a proper lookout and travelling at a safe speed

https://roads-waterways.transport.nsw.gov.au/maritime/covid-19-update.html


NSW DPI - updated 21/09/21

COVID Safe Charter Fishing Operations

Recreational charters (such as harbour cruises, whale watching, diving, fishing etc.) are considered under the Public Health Order to be in the same category as restaurants, clubs, hotels and similar premises, and are not operating in NSW. See details NSW Government website.


WEARING A MASK

Physcial distancing and gathering rules are to be observed at all times during any of the below activities. When on a commercial vessel that has less than two sides open to the weather, those on board must wear masks if they are on the vessel with another person. Commercial vessels (excluding vessels providing tours or hosting functions) are exempted from restrictions on gathering.

NOTE: Our vessels are OPEN AIR therefore masks ARE NOT MANDATORY although we do encourage people to wear a mask onboard when possible.


How to reduce exposure and stay healthy

The most important action you can take is to practise good hand hygiene.

To reduce your exposure and chances of getting COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw used tissues in the bin and clean your hands with soap and water or sanitiser. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into a flexed elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces each day.
  • Stay home if you are sick and don’t expose others. If you are unwell with flu-like symptoms, do not go outside your home, do not go to work, school or shops unless it is essential.
  • Get a flu shot when it becomes available.
  • Talk with your doctor and pharmacist about getting an emergency supply of any medications that you or your family regularly take.
  • Do not shake hands, hug or kiss as a greeting.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people.
  • Avoid visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, infants, or people with compromised immune systems.
  • Visit shops sparingly, buy food online where possible and consider home delivery and take-away.
  • Use debit and credit cards instead of cash where possible and make use of online and self-serve transactions.
  • Use public transport in off-peak periods if you can.