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COVID-19 Response

Our Updated COVID-19 Response

As we continue to face a global pandemic, we have careful plans to address the continued public health risks. We will follow scientific expertise and industry standards for hygiene and cleanliness, expect the use of cautious practices among our staff and guests, and communicate all changes to our policies as we continue to adapt.

Sharing with others the beauty of nature, connection, and camaraderie in a healthy, supportive atmosphere has always been the core of what we do. If you join us for a trip in 2021, please recognize that we are doing our best to take care of our guests and staff; in turn, we ask that you join us as an active participant in managing risk to yourself and others. Follow along with Alaska’s COVID response and traveler requirements here.

Thank you for your support as we collectively navigate this pandemic.

With gratitude,
Seward Wilderness Collective

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Prepared & Trained Guides


100% of our guides & staff from 2020 will be returning in 2021. Their experience and knowledge of running tours in this new world is invaluable. Our guides’ understand the challenges & strategies that made us successful in 2020 and are able to navigate all of this with grace and purpose. All our guides are Wilderness First Responders and go through the most extensive guide training in the area, including additional training regarding COVID-19 protocols & procedures.

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Maintaining Distance


Outdoor adventure in wild places affords opportunities to spread out. SWC is committed to maintaining recommended distances during all aspects of our trips whenever possible.

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Bring a Face Covering


We ask that you bring your own cloth face covering. Cloth masks, buffs, etc. are all good options. There will be times when masks are required, such as while using group transportation (inside KAW vans or cabin of the water taxi).

Small Groups

Private Groups


Our trips are already designed to be run as private tours. This allows us to minimize risk of exposure and provide guests with a purposeful, unique, and personalized tour. While we still take all risks involved seriously, choosing a private tour rather than group experience significantly reduces risk of disease transmission.

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Revised Cancellation Policy


We have created a stress-free Revised Cancellation Policy to be as flexible as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the details here.

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