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Deposits, Cancellation Policy and Travel Protection
8-11 guests: $2575 12-16 guests: $2350
In previous years we have suggested a per person gratuity that was shared among our Mexican guides, boat captains, cooks and hotel staff. However, in 2020 the tip has been factored into the total trip cost listed above.
TRIP COST: includes 3 nights of lodging, all restaurant meals, 6 nights of camping with all meals, spacious walk in style tents, all planned activities, whale shark snorkeling, whale watching excursions, naturalist-led snorkeling and kayaking trips, a guided night snorkeling experience, natural history lectures, entrance fees, permits and kayak instructional clinics and tip for our Mexican guides. The price does not include airfare, airport shuttles to our hotel in La Paz, trip insurance, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions,
activities not described in the itinerary, personal liquor, personal equipment (sleeping bag, pads, snorkel gear or wetsuit), or airport departure taxes.
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 full refund of the trip minus the $200 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, 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 box below to learn more and to purchase a plan
Most of our clients choose the World Wide Protector Plan (the middle choice in between the Pro and Lite).
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.
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.
$200 Non-refundable reservation fee is due upon registration
$800 Deposit Due: June 22th, 2019
$800 Deposit Due: August 22th, 2019
$550 Deposit Due: October 22th, 2019
$225 Final payment if less than 12 participants due January 22nd, 2020
Please send all payments in the form of personal checks 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
$824 Deposit Due: June 22th, 2019
$824 Deposit Due: August 22th, 2019
$567 Deposit Due: October 22th, 2019
$232 Final payment if less than 12 participants due January 22nd, 2020
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
for a savings of 3%).