Maui Classic Charters, Inc. (Four Winds II and Maui Magic) is committed to the safety and well-being of our passengers and crew. For over thirty-five years, Maui Classic Charters, Inc. has diligently adhered to very extensive sanitization procedures. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are implementing additional cleaning procedures that will assure that all common surfaces are cleaned and sanitized prior to each tour.
Safety Is Our Top Priority
All snorkel equipment is sanitized after each use. We will continue to welcome any and all passengers to bring their own snorkel gear if that is their preference. Hand sanitizer, soap and water are available on board and we encourage its use. We are monitoring reports from local officials in order to remain aware of the latest information. We will always strive to provide you with a safe and enjoyable snorkel experience.
As more information becomes available with State and Federal authorities and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), we are dedicated and committed to do our part to guarantee the safety of our staff and guests and flatten the curve on COVID-19. We want nothing more than for you to feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed during your time on Maui.
What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The CDC describes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as “a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf).
How Does the COVID-19 Spread?
According to the CDC, it is believed that the COVID-19 originated from an animal but has advanced to humans. How does one catch the virus? It is thought that the virus spreads between people who are in close contact and the droplets of an infected individual who sneezes or coughs. There is also the possibility of catching COVID-19 through touching infected surfaces and in turn touching your mouth, eyes or nose. Basically, think of how you would catch the flu or a common cold.
Please refer to the following link for more information as it becomes available: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html
What Precautions Can I Take to Protect Myself?
Make sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If for some reason you can not wash your hands, make sure you use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Be sure to avoid contact with people that are sick and avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with contaminated hands.
Maui Classic Charters, Inc. will reimburse tours that are canceled 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure.
Is My Snorkel Tour Refundable?
Due to COVID-19 our operations are temporarily suspended and will reopen upon approval of the state of Hawaii.. We are doing our part to protect our crew, guests, and community. Future bookings can still be made online at www.fourwindsmaui.com and www.mauimagicsnorkel.com.
We understand that you are unsure of your travel plans to Maui. Maui Classic Charters, Inc. will reimburse tours that are booked directly with us and canceled 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. We can also help you reschedule your tour for a future date. Our office is currently closed, but we are still available to assist you. Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]
This blog was written on March 10th (revised March 18th, 2020) and uses sources from the State of Hawaii Department of Health (Disease Outbreak Control Division) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please check out the following websites for cited sources and for more information: https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019/ & https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html