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Vaccinated Americans can take off that mask!

In an update today from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated Americans can now mostly conduct their daily routines and travel without wearing a mask to guard against COVID-19. The information as it relates to fully vaccinated Americans for domestic and international travel includes:

  • SAR-CoV-2 viral tests are not required before or after domestic U.S. travel unless required by local or state authorities.
  • Self-quarantine is no longer required after domestic U.S. travel.
  • Masks are still recommended when traveling in the U.S. and are required on public transportation and at transportation hubs, such as at airports and train stations.
  • Continue to socially distance with people who are not traveling with you.
  • Continue washing hands often and using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • For international travel, entry into the U.S. still requires a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the return to the U.S.
  • After international travel, get a COVID-19 test within 5 days of your return.

For more information, visit the CDC website for travel recommendations here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

“This is a very promising development that is just another step toward the resumption of widespread travel,” said Paul Hardersen, CEO of Naked Pirate Travels LLC. “While the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over, we are hopeful that the continuing vaccination campaigns in the U.S. and around the world will end the pandemic later in 2021, which will witness the resurgence of both domestic and international travel. The U.S. travel industry has already begun an initial rebound and we are working toward the day when we can all travel again — safely, responsibly, and in a sustainable manner.”

Naked Pirate Travels LLC is a unique, nautically-themed and environmentally focused travel company that offers tall ship sailing adventures, island and coastal small group travel, boat/RV brokerage services, and travel agency services. Visit our website at https://nakedpiratetravels.com and explore all of our current and upcoming travel experiences and services.

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Ski Boats and Travel Trailers, Oh My!

We’re racking up the listings in the Tucson area – both on land and on the sea! Today we have a 2011 Malibu Wakesetter 247 LSV ski/wakeboard boat and a 2014 Evolution X Ultra Lite Travel Trailer that are now available for sale. The Malibu will seat up to 17 people for heart-racing fun on the water and all your water-skiing and wakeboard friends will want to come along, too. It comes with the trailer, all systems are operational, and now is a great time to add a quality boat to your collection.

If you prefer the land, this Evolution X is perfect for a single person or couple who want to getaway on the weekends to a local park, campground, or special event. It has just what you need for road trips, such as a refrigerator/freezer, microwave oven, TV, bed, dinette, and bathroom with a shower. This one has to go quickly, so bring your deals! Watch the videos below and call the Pirates at 1.800.983.3652 or email us at travel@nakedpiratetravels.com with your questions and offers.


Noted Pirate Historian Joins the Pirate Team

The Pirates are happy to announce that Rebecca Simon, Ph.D., pirate historian, is joining the team at Naked Pirate Travels. Dr. Simon will be working with the Pirates to develop a unique, immersive, and historically-focused itinerary for our first pirate-themed Caribbean sail, which will occur early February 2023. Her expertise, insight, and knowledge will be invaluable as we develop the itinerary for the sail, which is being crafted to give people an authentic, fun, and engaging exploration of the real piracy in the Caribbean that took place in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Dr. Simon will also serve as the travel host for the February 2023 sail and will lead our exploration of the Bahamas for a week.


Rebecca Simon, Ph.D. Dr. Rebecca Simon, a Los Angeles native, has a Ph.D. in the history of 18th-century piracy from King’s College London. Her first book, Why We Love Pirates: The Hunt for Captain Kidd and How He Changed Piracy Forever was published in 2020 and is currently working on two book projects about the female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read and life on the pirate ship. Her article, “The Revenge of Anne [Bonny] and Mary [Read]” published by Truly*Adventurous, was optioned by ABC studios. Rebecca has been featured on Netflix’s docu-drama The Lost Pirate Kingdom, History Channel’s Beyond Oak Island and The Curse of Oak Island, and BBC4’s Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates, and Rogues. You can find her discussing her research on piracy on podcasts such as History Extra, History Hit, You’re Dead to Me, and Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness among others. In addition to her historical work, Rebecca has several years of experience as a film-location/history tour guide with Brit Movie Tours in London. Her other interests include traveling, classical singing, piano, weight training, and her pug, Pippin.

RVs, RVs, and more RVs!

The Pirates keep working — on land as well as at sea! We’re happy to share with you another quality RV for sale in the greater Tucson, Arizona, metro region. This one is a spacious 2012 Mirada 34BH that has low-mileage, a comfortable and open interior, upholstery and furniture upgrades, and true TLC from the owners. This RV features a sofa, dinette, full kitchen, rocker chair, three TVs, two DVD players, a comfortable queen bed, two slides, and a vehicle that is ready to go. Watch the video and contact the Pirates at 1.800.983.3652 or via email at travel@nakedpiratetravels.com with any questions or to make an offer.

Next week: We’re back to the sea with a fabulous ski/wakeboard boat that will get you ready for summer on the water. Stay tuned and see all our listings at https://nakedpiratetravels.com/buy-a-boat.

Landlubber & RV Lover Alert

Are you ready for that nomad lifestyle? Where you can just get in, drive, and go wherever? Well, we have the RV for just that. Check out our custom 2014 Promaster 17 — great for the single person or couple who wants to explore the country and be on their own. This custom, self-contained Class B RV includes a pull-out futon bed, adjustable dining table, microwave oven, mini-refrigerator, portable two-burner stove, portable air conditioner, and so much more. This Promaster has been well-maintained with all maintenance records available. Questions? Call the Pirates at 1.800.983.3652, email us at travel@nakedpiratetravels.com, or use our Contact Form — click HERE.