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CANCELLATION POLICY & DEPOSIT:

Belize Adventure For Schools and Private Groups


      CANCELLATION POLICY:

Due to the complexity of arranging foreign programs the following cancellation policy is required.

Program cancellations made over 90 days prior to the starting date of the program will be granted a full refund minus the $200 non-refundable reservation fee.

Program cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the starting date are subject to a handling fee equaling 25% of program cost.


Program fees are outlined on a Program Contract that will be sent to trip organizers.

Trip fees are based on three categories: 12-14 participants, 15-17 participants and 18-20 participants.

If someone in your party cancels at any time putting your group into a higher fee category, then your group members are responsible for that higher fee category.

If your group numbers increase at any time putting your group into a lower fee category, then the lower fee applies to all.

No refunds are given when cancellations are made less than 48 days prior to the starting date.

At anytime, a group member may find a replacement for their spot if they need to cancel at no extra charge.

TRIP INSURANCE:
Blue Water Ventures (BWV) recommends that participants purchase Travel Insurance for all international trip destinations.

Please consult your travel agent or search online as there are many affordable policies to choose from. Policies vary and arrangements may need to be

made within two-three weeks of your first trip payment. Many of our clients have been very happy with CSA Travel Insurance.


BWV is not responsible for any expenses incurred by participants related to a canceled program or one they participated in,

costs such as airline tickets, flight change fees, lost luggage, missed flights, visa fees, transportation, lodging, etc.

BWV reserves the right to cancel a trip before it's departure date for any reason including insufficient participation.

Blue Water Ventures does not assume responsibility for program changes or trip cancellations due to situations such as those related to weather,

natural disasters or political events (i.e. war) or any other reason.

Furthermore, BWV is not responsible for changes in private or governmental sectors, both at the domestic and international level, that may effect this trip.

PRIVATE GROUP PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$200 Non-refundable reservation fee is due three weeks after trip contract is received
    $2000 Deposit Due: approximately five months prior to trip departure date
      $4000 Deposit Due: approximately three months prior to trip departure date
Balance Due: approximately two months prior to trip departure date
Note to trip organizer: please send all payments in the form of personal checks or money orders to: Blue Water Ventures, 127 Mason St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

If you would like to pay a portion of group fees using PayPal, please visit our Online Payment Center.

Please add an additional 3% to cover PayPal's service fee

(rather than building a 3% increase into the trip cost, we have given the group organizer the option to pay by check and avoid this service)

PRIVATE GROUP PAYMENT SCHEDULE IF USING PAY PAL
$200 Non-refundable reservation fee is due three weeks after trip contract is received
    $2060 Deposit Due: approximately five months prior to trip departure date
      $4120 Deposit Due: approximately three months prior to trip departure date

Balance Due +3%: approximately two months prior to trip departure date