The Management of Crystal River Watersports is encouraging employees and guests to maintain vigilance for health and safety.
UPDATED MAY 5TH, 2020: Out of an abundance of caution, we are not opening for tours immediately.
While we are anxious to get back on the water and to see how our manatee co-workers are doing, the health and safety of our guests and staff take priority. We are taking the opportunity of this time off from tours to learn more about how to best open with additional safety and cleaning procedures, as well as taking time to re-focus on bringing our guests the best possible manatee tour!
Hopefully, by June, we will be back into the swing of things, and we would love to help you, your family and friends partake in this amazing experience!
To minimize your risks, here are links that will help you plan and care for your families:
US Center for Disease Control (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Visit Florida – https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/florida-now.html
While we have always maintained a sanitary work environment, we have increased our cleaning efforts to comply with DAN recommendations fully.
Divers Alert Network (DAN) – https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/news/dan-encourages-divers-and-dive-operators-to-properly-disinfect-dive-gear
What we are doing differently
- While we have always used a bleach solution to sanitize the equipment, we are making sure our measurements and ratios are accurate instead of eye-balling them. Precise measurements will ensure viruses, germs, and bacteria destroyed.
- Instead of just washing gear at the end of the trip, we will clean it after AND again before the next trip to guarantee equipment sanitary.
We are all experiencing uncertainty and anxiety at this time, but if you are well, we encourage you to leave your worries behind and join us. Crystal River Watersports is fortunate to be located on Florida’s Nature Coast and offers small group (6-10 ) outdoor excursions.
Please let us know how we can assist you in enjoying the beautiful nature, especially the manatees. We also are offering private tours at a discount.
We wish you Health and Happiness,
Sandi, John, Mike and the entire Crystal River Watersports Family