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Weather Contingency Plan for Tours

Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration 2016
Weather Contingency Plan for Tours

Weather conditions will dictate whether a trip will be canceled. Note that a trip may be canceled within ten (10) minutes prior to departure in the event of changing weather conditions. The registration booth will have updated information with regard to field trip status.

FRIDAY April 15th
Boat and kayak tours. The captain/tour leader will decide whether kayaking or boating tours will be canceled as a result of weather conditions. When you sign up for one of these tours, please provide a contact phone number during registration so that we may alert you if the captain/leader cancels the trip due to inclement or anticipated dangerous weather conditions. If you do not have a contact phone please notify the registration desk when you check in as well as check in with the desk in advance of the tour to check on trip status. Boat and kayak trips will not be rescheduled if they are canceled.
Grand Isle Birding Tour. If this tour is canceled due to inclement weather, then the tour will be rescheduled to Saturday, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM.

SATURDAY April 16th
Boat and kayak tours. The captain/tour leader will decide whether kayaking or boating tours will be canceled as a result of weather conditions. When you sign up for one of these tours, please provide a contact phone number during registration so that we may alert you if the captain/leader cancels the trip due to inclement or anticipated dangerous weather conditions. If you do not have a contact phone please notify the registration desk when you check in as well as check in with the desk in advance of the tour to check on trip status. Boat and kayak trips will not be rescheduled if they are canceled.
Grand Isle Morning Birding Tour. 8:30-10:30 AM. If the morning tour is canceled due to inclement weather and weather conditions have improved by the afternoon, then the tour will be rescheduled and leave with the Afternoon Tour.

Grand Isle Afternoon Birding Tour. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. If the Afternoon Tour is canceled due to inclement weather then it will be rescheduled to SUNDAY from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR you can receive a full refund. There will only be a Sunday alternate tour if both tours are canceled on Saturday.
Grand Isle State Park Birding Tour. 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather then it will be rescheduled to SUNDAY from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR you can receive a full refund.
Island History Tour. If this tour is canceled, then it will be rescheduled for SUNDAY April 17 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR you can receive a full refund upon request.
Native Plant Tour Morning Tour 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. If this tour is canceled due to inclement weather and the Afternoon Native Plant Tour (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM) is not canceled, then the Morning Tour will join the afternoon tour group.
Native Plant Tour Afternoon Tour. 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. IF canceled, then this tour will not be rescheduled and a full refund will be available upon request.
SATURDAY April 16th (cont.)
Big Day Tour. This trip may be shortened to half day if weather is inclement in the morning but improves later in the day. Check with the information booth regarding potential changes or updates.

IF inclement weather (heavy thunderstorms and high winds) cancels ALL of the Grand Isle Birding Tours, Grand Isle State Park Tour, and the Grand Isle Big Day Tour, and the weather forecast for Sunday is promising, then these tours will take place on SUNDAY within the same time slots listed on the Saturday schedule, OR you can receive a full refund.

SUNDAY April 17th
Boat and kayak tours. The captain/tour leader will decide whether kayaking or boating tours will be canceled as a result of weather conditions. When you sign up for one of these tours, please provide a contact phone number during registration so that we may alert you if the captain/leader cancels the trip due to inclement or anticipated dangerous weather conditions. If you do not have a contact phone please notify the registration desk when you check in as well as check in with the desk in advance of the tour to check on trip status. Boat and kayak trips will not be rescheduled if they are canceled.

Island History Tour. If this tour is canceled then it will not be rescheduled and a full refund will be available upon request.

Trips rescheduled from Saturday. If any of the rescheduled tours are canceled on Sunday due to weather then you may obtain a full refund.

****If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, then a full refund can be obtained at the registration booth when you present your tour ticket, or you can call the Grand Isle Port Commission (985) 787-2229.****