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Destination: Cuba

Deposits, Cancellation Policy and Travel Protection


Trip Cost:

7-8 guests: $3950     9-10 Guests: $3775    11 guests:  $3600

Trip Cost includes all in country transportation, all activities as described in the  10 day itinerary, all meals, in country fees and permits, museum and cultural entrance fees, Salsa dance lessons, bilingual interpretation, naturalist guide services, and 9 nights of lodging. The above trip cost also includes a $250 tip to our Cuban Guides, hosts and drivers, donations to museums and speakers. We do suggest that if you enjoy some local musicians, that you will consider a few dollars as tip to show your appreciation.


The price does not include airfare, $85-110 tourist card for travel to Cuba, $25-30 Cuban required accident insurance that us typically billed into your airline

ticket, suggested trip insurance purchased in the US, personal alcohol or activities not described in the itinerary.

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

If cancellations are made 120 days or more prior to the starting date of the program, you will be granted a refund of the trip minus a $500 nonrefundable  processing fee.


No refunds are given when cancellations are made less than 120 days from the program starting date.

We can not make  any exceptions to our cancellation policy


Blue Water Ventures (BWV) strongly suggests that participants purchase Travel
Protection for the 
full value of your trip (trip cost and airfare) for all international trip destinations. Travel Protection is a cost effective way to help protect you and your investment.

Since some benefits are time sensitive, including the Pre-Existing Condition Waiver, we encourage all travelers to purchase a plan at the time of initial deposit.


To include the Pre-Existing Condition Waiver, travel protection must be purchased within 18 days from when your initial trip deposit is sent to Blue Water Ventures or within 18 days from when a airlines ticket is purchased.

You may still purchase Travel Proection at a later date, but the pre-existing condition waiver will not be included. 

Travel Protection Plans offer a variety of benefits, including coverage for medical evacuations, a cost that we cannot cover for you. Plans also offer benefits for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, in addition to many other insurance benefits and non-insurance assistance services.

Travel Protection helps provide coverage for unexpected circumstances and helps protect you and your travel investment. Please refer to your plan document for complete plan details and exclusions and limitations. Most of our clients choose the World Wide Protector Plan (the middle choice in between the Pro and Lite).

We offer Travel Protection through Travel Insured International

Click on the link below to learn more and to purchase a plan


Buy travel protection from Travel Insured International


You may purchase a plan online by clicking on the above link or by calling Customer Care: 800-243-3174. When calling, please provide our Blue Water Ventures Agent # 53345. You may also call customer care to answer any questions regarding plans or coverage.


You may want to consider a policy known as Cancel For any Reason. This is the only type of policy that includes cancellation if there was a Travel Ban to Cuba in which case 75% of your investment would be reimbursed. You would simply cancel without stating the reason. Keep in mind that travel warnings are not travel bans. Right after Hurricane Irma, a travel warning to Cuba was issued, warning travellers that some areas were affected by the hurricane. Flights to Cuba continued as did tourist. It was simply a warning not a ban.



All costs for evacuations and/or medical treatments are the responsibility of each participant.

Please travel with a credit card in the event that payments are required for an evacuation or medical treatment.

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 travel bans) 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.


Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$400 reservation fee is due upon registration

$2000   Deposit Due: June 24th, 2018

         $1200  Deposit Due: September 1st, 2018
Final payment is due, December 1st, 2018

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 your trip using PayPal,
Please visit our Payment Center
however, you will pay 3% less by paying by check!

Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$412 reservation fee is due upon registration

$2060   Deposit Due: June 24th, 2018

  $1236   Deposit Due: September 1st, 2018
Final payment is due December 1st, 2018

an additional 3% is added to cover PayPal's service fee.

(rather than building a 3% increase into the trip cost, we have given people the option to pay by check

and avoid this service fee).