A downtown Victoria staple is back in business, after being forced to temporarily shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tally-Ho Carriage Tours announced today via Facebook that they’re ready to roll once more, and will be offering tours again starting this weekend, on June 27.
According to the announcement, the popular tour company will be offering rides for private groups of up to 6 people, to experience an open-air carriage ride accompanied by their horses and tour guides.
For the time being, carriage tours will only be available from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and reservations can be made through the company’s website.
The tour company has stated that they have enhanced cleaning and safety protocols in place due to COVID-19, for both staff and guests.
These include physical distancing, extra sanitization and protective screening. The business will continue to monitor and assess health advisories and alter operations as appropriate.
Back in April, following Tally-Ho’s forced shutdown to the pandemic, the company launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to take care of their horses after realizing that they would have no income for several months.
The horses live with their owners at Hidden Acres Farm, but the cost of their upkeep does not come cheap even in the best of times.