Updated September 24, 9:30 AM

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

When you are on the water or in the woods with Weatherby’s, your health and safety are our first priority. Please know the same holds true as we navigate this ever changing COVID-19 situation.  The latest staged reopening of Maine’s economy allow for the following:

Effective September 23 – Massachusetts residents are welcome with no restrictions, testing or quarantine requirements.

Effective July 1 – New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York  and Vermont residents are welcome to come stay, dine and fish with us with no requirements.

Effective June 26 –  Open for business for non-residents (beyond NH, NY, NJ, CT and VT) that have either self quarantined for 14 days or have had a negative COVID 19 test result from within 72 hours of entering Maine.  All non-resident guests must be able to provide test results and sign a Certificate of Compliance that they have been tested.

At this point I wanted to reach out and assure you we are carefully and thoughtfully monitoring the situation and its impact on travel. We are getting our information from and trusting the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the WHO (World Health Organization) and the Maine Governor’s office and will continue to educate ourselves as new information becomes available.  We have modified our operating procedures to promote social distancing and minimize potential exposure for our staff while working.  We are providing hand sanitizer in our cabins and lodge and fully sanitize our lodge and dining area twice daily.  We ask that all guests staying with us monitor their own health and let staff know if they are not feeling well.   If personal health is in question, we ask that you refrain from entering shared spaces.  We ask that guests abide by social distancing guidelines and wear masks if in shared areas of our lodge for extended periods of time.  Masks are not required in our dining room during meal service.  If you are concerned about dining in the lodge, we are happy to accommodate you with meals in your private cabin.

For the last 18 seasons, Weatherby’s has been working with guests to provide all the information needed before you make a decision on whether to come vacation with us. Our long history in the fly fishing and hunting business tells us that during moments like these, you—our guests—will be in different places in your decision-making processes.

We continue to strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance and have partnered with Global Rescue to offer this. Global Rescue’s Signature Travel and Signature Plus (Cancel for any Reason) Insurance allows you to insure all of your expenses and covers all activities. While a Signature Travel Insurance policy can be purchased at any time, purchasing a policy within 20 days of making your initial trip deposit gives you the widest range of policy options specifically cancel for any reason.  Purchase a policy online or call +1-617-459-4200. Someone from Global Rescue will contact you via email in the next 72 hours, please keep an eye out for their email.

If you have any questions or concerns, particularly those of you who are planning a trip with us beginning in May, do not hesitate to reach out.

In the meantime, practice your casting, shoot some skeet or head for the range, play some wiffle ball, eat a pizza and watch a movie with your family, keep in mind life goes on and know we look forward to seeing you all here in Maine at Weatherby’s this season.

Jeff McEvoy
Weatherby’s Owner/Master Maine Guide