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Kalmar Nyckel : Visit : COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Updates on the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's current operations follow. Decisions on future operations will be based on pertinent government guidelines and the best available public health guidance.

Sailing to resume this fall!
We plan to reopen to the public late September for sails! This is subject to change, based on Delaware's COVID numbers. Please do not come if you're sick or have been exposed to someone who's been sick. Masks must be worn at all times on the ship as well as on campus. Sailing passengers must be age 9 or older.    We are not opening our snack bar this season.  Additional disinfecting is scheduled before each sail, and hand sanitizer will be available on board. Thank you for your patience!  We are trying our best to  provide some adventure and entertainment during these unusual times!

To keep each reservation of guests socially distanced from each other we will be selling tickets in zones.   You can make a reservation for 2-4 people per zone, and your zone will not have other parties in that area.  Ship staff will rotate zones so guests can experience all parts of the ship.  The minimum number of tickets you may purchase is 2.  If you wish to purchase more than 4 tickets, we will assign your party 2 zones.  In order to operate the ship safely, crew  may pass by your zone closer than 6' distance, and will be wearing masks at all times.

All ticket sales will be done on the phone through our office.  Please call 302-429-7447 Monday-Friday from 9am - 1pm.  Space is limited.  

If you have a party of up to 15 call the office about a family sail.  These can be filled in weekday morning or afternoons from Oct. 1st-October 30th, and we would reserve the entire ship for your family, at a fixed price. 

In light of concerns related to COVID-19, we are following the recommendations of our health official and are closed until further notice. We look forward to re-opening our maritime center, resuming educational programs, community events and sailing again. Please check back, follow us on Facebook/Kalmar Nyckel or call 302.429.7447 for updates. 

All volunteer activities including crew training classes have been suspended until further notice.  Crew Training students and our volunteers (for ship maintenance, etc.) please check email & Facebook posts from Captain Sharon. Decisions concerning all future operations will be based on the best available guidance from Local, State, and Federal officials.

Virtual Field Trip Programs are available
We are currently offering a limited number of "Virtual Field Trip Tours of the Kalmar Nyckel" for students. To book a virtual education program for your class or school, please contact:
David Livingstone, Assistant Director of Education

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation Education Programming suspended
All KNF education programs in our maritime center and Starting A Colony programs in schools are suspended until further notice. For information on tours, field trips or in-class education programs please visit the link above and contact:
David Livingstone, Assistant Director of Education

Kalmar Nyckel : Visit : COVID-19 Update

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