Booking Terms - Belize Sailing Vacations Booking Terms - Belize Sailing Vacations

Booking Terms

Booking terms

Payment terms

50% deposit is required to confirm the reservation and the balance is due 30 days before the arrival date.  We cannot guarantee the reservation until funds are received. The 50% deposit for the reservation of the yacht is non-refundable. The balance can be paid by credit card for an additional 3.5% fee or wire transfer to our bank in the United States.

By sending the money to us, whether by credit card or wire transfer, you agree to our cancellation terms, which are set out below.

If the above timings are not adhered to, Absolute Belize reserves the right to cancel your reservation and make the accommodation available for alternative bookings.

 

Terms and Conditions of Charter

Cancellation Policy: If Charterer must cancel, Charterer shall have up to 2 years to rebook for no additional fee provided Charterer provides the Owner with 60 days of notice prior to start date of charter. If Charterer notifies owner less than 45 days before start date, Charterer shall still have 2 years to rebook, but a rebooking fee of $1,500.00usd shall be charged. If the Owner must cancel, the Owner shall refund all moneys received directly to the Charterer.

Drug Possessions/unlawful Acts: The use or possession of any illegal drugs (including marijuana), controlled substances or firearms and all other contraband will result in immediate termination of the charter without reimbursement. The parties involved will be put ashore in the hands of local authorities and will be held responsible for any loss or damage to the yacht due to any violation of customs or applicable drug acts.

Running Expenses: The charter fee includes all food and standard bar and beverages, and all expenses related to running of the yacht including fuel, water, and the use of advertised sports equipment on board. The charter fee is exclusive of special request charges such as dockage and moorings requested by the Charterer, rental of sports equipment not inventoried by the yacht, premium beverages, off yacht excursions or meals and drinks, telephone, and other similar expenses incurred by the Charterer.

Accidents/unforeseen Circumstances: Should the yacht, during the period of this charter, be lost, stranded, or disabled by an accident, breakdown or other unforeseen circumstance, or unable to perform this charter because of fire, perils of the sea, or other unavoidable accident rendering her unfit for use or purpose of the charter, not brought about by an act or fault of the Charterer, the charter shall cease from the time thereof and neither the parties shall then be liable for the loss, damage, expense or inconvenience resulting therefrom. Should the yacht suffer a mechanical breakdown during the charter period, which cannot be repaired within 24 consecutive hours of such occurrence, the Charterer may cancel the remainder of the unused portion of the charter and receive a full refund on a pro-rata basis. Should the yacht be lost, stranded, or disabled by an accident, breakdown or other unforeseen circumstance, or unable to perform this charter because of fire, perils of the sea, or other unavoidable accident rendering her unfit for use or purpose of the charter, not brought about by an act or fault of the Charterer, the Charterer may cancel the remainder of the unused portion of the charter and receive a full refund on a pro-rata basis.

Severe Weather: No warranty is made to the suitability of weather with respect to this trip. In the event that the captain finds it necessary to cancel or terminate this charter for the safety of the yacht and passengers, the owner agrees to offer the Charterer credit for unused time toward a future charter on the same yacht, schedule permitting, to take place within one year from the date originally stipulated. Under no circumstances will a cash refund be provided for cancellation due to severe weather.

Disclaimer: The Owner and the insurance underwriters of the yacht accept no responsibility or liability for any injury suffered by the Charterer or any member of his party, specifically but not limiting the foregoing, any accident, injury, or death due to sailing, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, water-skiing and other related sports, or the operation of the yachts dinghy or outboard motor, whether or not equipment for such activities has been provided by the Owner of the Charter, and regardless of whether such injury occurs onboard the Yacht or elsewhere.

Authority: The Owner shall provide the yacht with a captain and crew appropriate for her size. The captain shall be competent and coastwise piloting and deep-sea navigation, and hold an appropriate license. Further, the Captain shall handle the clearance of normal running of the yacht and shall be responsible for the safe navigation of the same. It is agreed that the Charterer may determine the general movements, program, and destination of the yacht within the limits of this Agreement, but it is understood that the Captain is in full command at all times and the Charterer shall abide by the Captains judgment as to sailing, recreation, weather, anchorage, and all the other matters that may affect the safety and well being of the passengers, crew and yacht.

Charterer’s Responsibility: The Charterer agrees to be responsible for and to replace or make good any injury to the yacht, her furnishings, or equipment, caused by himself or any of his party through carelessness or neglect, and to satisfy any indebtedness that may have been incurred for account of or by order of the charter party, including reasonable attorney’s fees.

Additions: The charter fee includes food, beverages, ship’s bar including one bottle of wine per person per day (excluding vintage wines and champagne), all expenses related to running of the vessel and the use of all on board sports equipment. Not included in the charter fee is dockage if requested by charterer, personal communications on board, entry/exit fees for travel to Guatemala and the crew gratuity customary at 15-20% of the charter fee at charterer’s discretion.