Sea Base Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Update 12/2/20

Sea Base submitted its first COVID-19 Mitigation Plan to local and state authorities mid-March 2020. Since that time Sea Base has continually updated its plan based upon current information from the Center for Disease Control, Florida Department of Health, Monroe County Department of Health, Monroe County BOCC, local EMS, and US Virgin Islands Health Department.
Operating at partial capacity in 2020, serving more than 6,000 individuals, Sea Base had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff, captains, participants, or contractors.
Sea Base will operate in 2021 at full capacity in accordance with its COVID-19 Mitigation Plan and local and state authorities. This plan includes changes to program and facility operations, sanitation, housing, food service, and staffing.
On November 10, the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America announced a one-time COVID-19 surcharge for registrations attending BSA National High Adventure Bases including Northern Tier, Philmont Scout Ranch, Sea Base, and Summit Bechtel Reserve:

“Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the BSA is notifying all registrants scheduled to attend one of the national High-Adventure bases of a one-time COVID-19 surcharge fee of $50 per participant. This fee will offset the additional costs associated with operating High-Adventure Bases in accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines and precautionary measures intended to keep all participants safe.
This surcharge is necessary because the additional expenses associated with addressing COVID-19 were not accounted for when the 2021 High-Adventure Base fees were set 12-18 months ago.”

Given the above directive and need to fund a safe and successful program for all, each Sea Base Crews fees will be increased by $50 per person. Thank you for understanding the need to provide the safest program possible.

Sea Base is offering each crew participant a Sea Base branded facial covering included as part of this surcharge. Crews will receive this upon check-in for their adventures. We also recommend that participants purchase a second “buff” or “gaiter” style facial covering as a backup and for UV protection. You can purchase these upon arrival or in advance at our ship store: https://store.bsaseabase.org/.