With many stay-at-home orders across the United States lifting, we’re seeing traveler interest slowly increasing. Many of the experiences that we see trending positively are run by tour operators that are taking advantage of the new operator safety features we rolled out in June 2020. These new safety features allow the tour operator to share what safety precautions they are taking to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
Below we’ve put together some of the trending experiences across the United States that are taking safety precautions.
Chicago Architecture River Cruise
Las Vegas Helicopter Night Flight with Optional VIP Transportation
Las Vegas, NV
Sparkling wine and other refreshments will be served at check-in before you take flight over the Las Vegas strip, seeing major attractions like the Bellagio, the Luxor, and other famous landmarks. Social distancing is practiced except while in the helicopter, however masks are mandatory.
Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on The Colorado River from Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Take in the stunning beauty of the Emerald Cave on this kayak tour that is taking healthy and safety measures very seriously. You and a small group will be guided along the Colorado River, where you’ll make intermittent stops for snacks and swimming along the way.
Key West Florida Reef Half-Day Snorkeling Excursion
Enjoy an afternoon of snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Key West on this half-day excursion, guided by a crew of professionals. This tour operator has in place rigorous sanitation procedures, reduced trip capacities, and flexible rebooking policies.
Best of Nashville City Tour on Double Decker Bus
This very informational bus tour through Nashville highlights the best of Nashville in just one hour. This is a great way to start your trip as you’ll pass by more than 100 landmarks and attractions such as Ryman Auditorium and Vanderbilt University.
5 Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 5 Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula
Traverse City, MI
This tour is definitely for wine lovers looking to winery hop. You’ll be driven by a guide to five wineries on Old Mission Peninsula on this round trip wine tour leaving from Traverse City. Both guides and travelers are required to wear face masks in public areas.
Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise
Step aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez for a jazz dinner cruise on the Mississippi River and take in the views of New Orleans along the way. Hand sanitizer is provided and masks are required by both staff and travelers. The best part of this cruise? The Grammy award winning live jazz band on board.
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
San Diego, CA
This serene kayak tour through La Jolla’s sea caves is great for social distancing and avoiding large crowds. Watch for the abundant wildlife including numerous types of sea birds sea lions, seals, and sometimes dolphins. This tour takes you right into La Jolla Ecological Reserve.
Catamaran deserted Island and Picnic Cruise from Fajardo or San Juan
Lasting for approximately 8 hours, this tour takes you to a deserted island via catamaran – how’s that for social distancing? Along the way you’ll snorkel with marine life and enjoy a buffet lunch, with included rum punch or piña colada. All snorkeling equipment is sanitized between use.
Savannah Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
With this ticket, you can see over 100 points of interest in Savannah plus enjoy stops at City Market and River Street with time to explore. Social distancing is being enforced throughout the experience and they are sanitizing equipment and high traffic areas regularly.
Niagra, NY - Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Niagara Falls, NY
Operating in small groups of 10 or less, this tour of the American side of Niagara Falls gets you as close as possible to the powerful rush of the falls. In addition to small groups, face masks are required for both travelers and guides in public areas.
Turtle Cove Catamaran Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island
St. Thomas, USVI
This tour operator is remaining current with the CDC, WHO, local governments and other health organization protocols so that all your clients have to worry about is having a good time on this 3 hour catamaran tour and snorkel adventure. Even better, you’ll visit the uninhabited Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Best of Newport Trolley Tour
Drive past more than 150 points of interest, such as Ocean Drive, the Cliff Walk, and the famous Newport mansions. Pre-assigned seating and requirements for face masks make this tour a safe, but fun way to take in the sights.