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Destination: Cuba

Deposits, Cancellation Policy and Trip Insurance


Trip Cost:

7-8 guests: $3600     9 Guests: $3425    10 guests:  $3250

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, bilingual interpretation, naturalist guide services, and 9 nights of lodging.

The price does not include airfare, $85-100 tourist card for travel to Cuba, $25-30 Cuban required accident insurance,

mandatory trip insurance purchased in the US, personal alcohol, activities not described in the itinerary or a $250 tip for our Cuban Guides.

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

If cancellations are made before May 14th, 2017, you will be granted a full refund of all trip payments made.

If cancellations are made 100 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 100 days from the program starting date.


Blue Water Ventures (BWV) requires that participants purchase Travel
Insurance for all international trip destinations. Travel Insurance is a very affordable tool to protect your investment.

Over the years, I've had several clients who have used their travel insurance and they were fully refunded for both the flight and cost of the trip. On the flip side, I've had people lose the full value of a trip because a medical situation developed or an unexpected family emergency happened back home such as an ailing family member.

Travel insurance will also cover medical evacuations and expenses during a trip, a cost that we can not cover for you. Travel insurance would cover the cost of getting you back home if a family member became ill and you needed to leave the trip for that reason. This is covered under the trip interruption clause.

Travel insurance will also help cover unexpected travel related issues during the program

We will send you more information about the purchase of travel Insurance. Please do not purchase flights or travel insurance until we contact you with further instructions.                                                                   

Evacuations: Travel insurance is also highly recommended in the event that you require an evacuation

due to a medical condition, family emergency back home or any other reason.

All costs for such 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.

We can not make  any exceptions to our cancellation policy

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.

Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$250 reservation fee is due upon registration

$1500   Deposit Due: May 10th, 2017

         $1000  Deposit Due: July 1st, 2017
Final payment is due July 25th, 2017

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

Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$258 reservation fee is due upon registration

$1545   Deposit Due: May 10th, 2017

         $1030   Deposit Due: July 1st, 2017
Final payment is due July 25th, 2017

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).