Trip Cost: 9-14 guest: TBA 7-8 guest: TBA
(Our Tonga program has sold out each year)
TRIP COST: Includes all lodging in Tonga, all meals, , 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 tips for our Tongan hosts and guides.
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, highly recommended trip insurance, phone calls, unscheduled boat excursions, scuba diving, activities not described in the itinerary, personal liquor, airport departure taxes, evacuation costs, medical costs, meals in airports or excess baggage fees.
During the complex era of COVID-19, we have reconsidered our cancellation policy, creating a more relaxed policy. We want to travel with you again sharing the natural and cultural wonders of our international destinations. We truly miss traveling with groups as well as supporting our international community of outfitters and friends. Travelers are still encouraged to feel confident when making travel plans by purchasing Cancel for Any Reason travel insurance coverage to help protect their program. We offer Cancel for Any Reason travel insurance coverage as part of a travel protection plan from Travel Insured International, as described below.
Arranging international programs is a complex process often requiring nonrefundable deposits. With that said, please review our updated cancellation policy:
Cancellations made more than 151 calendar days prior to the starting date of the program, will be granted a full refund minus a $400 processing fee that covers a portion of domestic flights that are pre arranged and paid in advance.
Cancellations made 120 to 150 calendar days prior to the starting date of the program, will be granted a refund minus a $1200 processing fee.
No refunds are given when cancellations are made less than 120 calendar days prior to the starting date.
We can not make any exceptions to our cancellation policy. Please read this document in full
Blue Water Ventures (BWV) offers travel insurance as part of a travel protection plan from Travel Insured International. Since some benefits are time sensitive, including the Pre-Existing Condition Waiver and Cancel for Any Reason Coverage, Travel Insured encourages all travelers to purchase a plan at the time of initial deposit.
To include the Pre-Existing Condition Waiver or Cancel for Any Reason, trip protection must be purchased within 21 days from when your initial trip deposit is received. Additional terms apply. You may still purchase Travel Protection at a later date, but the pre-existing condition waiver or cancel for any reason will not be available.
Travel Protection Plans offer a variety of benefits, including coverage for medical evacuations. Plans also include Trip Cancellation coverage for a full refund if you need to cancel your trip for a covered reason, 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 proposed plan document for complete plan details, exclusions and limitations before purchasing your plan.
We offer Travel Protection through Travel Insured International
Click on the link below to learn more about policy exclusions, limitations and disclaimers. Upon review, you may purchase a plan or please purchase a plan through another Trip Insurance provider of your choice.
You may purchase a plan online by clicking on the above Box link or by calling Customer Care: 800-243-3174. When calling, please provide our Blue Water Ventures Agent # 53345.
With the COVID-19 episode of 2020, Travel Insured highly recommends that you purchase the World Wide Trip Protector Plan with the Cancel for Any Reason “add on feature”. This add on feature will provide a reimbursement of up to 75% of your prepaid non-refundable trip costs if you cancel 48 hours or longer before your scheduled departure date.
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. Blue Water Ventures does not assume responsibility for program changes or trip cancellations due to situations such as those related to weather, local or international events such as but not limited too earthquakes, tsunamis, outbreaks of flu or viruses, political events ( such as, but not limited too 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.
BWV reserves the right to cancel a trip before it’s departure date for any reason including insufficient participation, travel bans, closed borders or weather related issues. BWV reserves the right to cancel a trip before its departure if local, international or political events prohibit travel. BWV reserves the right to cancel a program for any reason and not refund any portion of your trip.
We recommend that you purchase Cancel for Any Reason travel insurance coverage.
A Note from the Owner of Blue Water Ventures: In order to provide our rich international programs, Blue Water Ventures sends deposits to outfitters in other countries. In some cases, these deposits are nonrefundable for any reason. Blue Water Ventures has been traveling with groups domestically and internationally since 1996 and the owner, Kim Powell started her career as an international guide 10 years prior in 1986. We have had some truly outstanding adventures with 100’s of incredible people over the decades! Both the travel industry in general and our eco-adventure small business are faced with new challenges. However, we remain committed to our goal of enriching the lives of our clients and our hosts abroad by providing these extraordinary learning vacations.
Please be sure to mark your calendars.
$200 Non-refundable reservation fee is due upon registration
$500 Deposit Due: November 12th, TBA
$1800 Deposit Due: January 15th,TBA
$TBA Deposit Due: February 25th TBA
Balance Due: April 1st, TBA
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
$515Deposit Due: November 12th, TBA
$1854 Deposit Due: January 15th TBA
$TBA Deposit Due: February 25th, TBA
Balance Due: April 1st, TBA
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 to receive a discount)