We’re excited to be back on the road and delighted to once again, welcome you aboard the Conch Tour Train! Our parent company, Historic Tours of America, started operations 40 years ago with a motto - Safety First…Courtesy a Close Second. Now more than ever these words ring true. To ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, we’re adhering to the guidelines provided to us by the CDC and State of Florida. Here are the details on our safety precautions to ensure our guests have a great experience with us.
Conch Tour Train is taking enhanced safety and health measures for the benefit of our guests. Inherent risks to COVID-19 exist in any place where people are gathered. By using our services, you voluntarily assume all risks rising out of or resulting from exposure to COVID-19 or any other communicable illness.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are you screening employees?
We have a set screening protocol for all employees. Any employee who feels ill or demonstrates COVID symptoms is required to stay home and is not permitted to enter any facilities or work their shift. All of our drivers are provided with masks and are required to wear them whenever they are within 6’ of any other person.
Will masks be required?
Face coverings are required to be worn by all staff and guests over the age of six (6) per city code. For the convenience of our guests, face masks are available for purchase.
How are you cleaning/sanitizing the trains?
Our company already has an industry leading cleaning protocol. Vehicles are cleaned on a daily basis. In response to the COVID-19 situation, we have augmented this robust cleaning procedure with a disinfecting and sanitizing protocol. After the aforementioned cleaning is concluded, the vehicles are disinfected in their entirety using an EPA recommended solution effective in killing COVID-19 on contact. Additionally, our vehicles are sanitized at frequent regular intervals throughout the day on key touch points throughout the vehicle using an EPA-approved disinfectant.
How will you enforce social distancing?
We are limiting our seating capacity on our tours in order to assure appropriate social distancing between any participants. Seats between parties will be chained off and not available for seating.
How will seating be arranged for families?
Family members will be permitted to sit together without social distancing requirements. They will be sequestered from non-family members to assure sufficient social distancing between themselves and others.
How will you handle groups and charters?
Groups and charters will be available but will be subject to the limitations required by the Governor’s declaration including social distancing protocols.
Is the current operation schedule still accurate?
No. In the short term we will be running abridged hours with our first tour departing at 10:15am and our last tour departing at 4:45pm. Operating hours will increase as demand dictates.