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Destination: Tonga

Deposits, Cancellation Policy and Trip Insurance

Trip Cost:  9-14 guest: $4275    7-8 guest: $4775

(Our Tonga program has sold out each year)

TRIP COST: Includes all lodging in Tonga, all meals, six in country flights, van and boat transfers, six whale watching excursions, guided island hike, guided snorkeling and intertidal exploration trips,

most in country tips, scheduled cultural activities,

all planned activities as described in the itinerary, entrance fees and permits.

The price does not include international airfare, any hotel or transfer arrangements outside of Tonga, mandatory trip insurance, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions, scuba diving,

activities not described in the itinerary, personal liquor, $125 tip collected for our Tongan Guides, airport departure taxes, evacuation costs, medical costs, meals in airports or excess baggage fees.


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

If cancellations are made before November 14th, you will be granted a full refund minus a $200 nonrefundable cancellation fee.

If cancellations are made over 150 days prior to the starting date of the program, you will be granted a full refund of the trip minus a

$500 processing fee that covers a portion of domestic flights pre arranged and paid.

 If cancellations are made less than 150 days prior to the starting date, no refunds will be granted.

We can not make  any exceptions to our cancellation policy

TRAVEL PROTECTION

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, trip 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 Protection 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.

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. Most of our clients choose the World Wide Protector Plan (the middle choice in between the Pro and the Lite).

 

Evacuations: 

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.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$200 Non-refundable reservation fee is due upon registration

   $500 Deposit Due: November 12th

 $1500 Deposit Due: January 12th

     $1500  Deposit Due:  February 20th
          
    Balance Due: April 12th

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

PAYMENT SCHEDULE IF USING PAY PAL
Please be sure to mark your calendars.

$206 Non-refundable reservation fee is due upon registration

   $515 Deposit Due: November 12th

 $1545 Deposit Due: January 12th

    $1545 Deposit Due: February 20th
          
   Balance Due: April 12th
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).