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Deposits, Cancellation Policy and Trip Insurance
8-11 guests: $2225 12-16 guests: $2000
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 watching excursions, naturalist-led snorkeling and kayaking trips,a guided night snorkeling experience, natural history lectures, entrance fees, permits and kayak instructional clinics. The price does not include airfare, airport shuttles to our hotel in La Paz, travel insurance, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions,
activities not described in the itinerary, personal liquor, personal equipment (sleeping bag, pads, snorkel gear or wetsuit), tips for our Mexican Crew or airport departure taxes.
Due to the complexity of arranging foreign programs the following cancellation policy is required.
If cancellations are made 100 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 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. For example, if an in country boat or bus is delayed due to weather or otherwise, we could potentially miss our international connection. While this has never happened during our Baja program, travel insurance would help cover such unexpected issues.
We are directing our clients to Pacific Harbor Travel (831) 427- 5000. By using a local Santa Cruz business, we have an extra layer of protection, a reliable agency that can help advise us if we need to make a travel insurance claim.
The great staff at Pacific Harbor Travel can review the policies with you and help you select the policy that suits you best. Most clients purchase the Travel Insured's World Wide Trip Protector Plan which is very affordable. Pacific Harbor travel may also help you book your flights.
Some travel insurance require purchase within 15 days of initial payment to Blue Water Ventures or purchase of an airlines ticket.
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 so please protect your travel plans by purchasing 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.
Please be sure to mark your calendars.
$200 Non-refundable reservation fee is due upon registration
$500 Deposit Due: July 20th, 2017
$500 Deposit Due: August 20th, 2017
$800 Deposit Due: October 20th, 2017
$225 Final payment if less than 12 participants due January 20th, 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
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: July 20th, 2017
$515 Deposit Due: August 20th, 2017
$824 Deposit Due: October 20th, 2017
$232 Final payment if less than 12 participants due January 20th, 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).