For bookings made in excess of 45 days prior to departure date, a 25% non refundable deposit is payable immediately of the booking confirmation. The balance is payable 45 days prior to your date of arrival. For bookings made less than 45 days prior to your arrival date, full payment is required at time of booking.
For Advertised Scheduled Trips, a 25% holding deposit is required to confirm your commitment, this is refundable if spots are not filled (more on Scheduled Trips below).
Certain advertised group adventures require minimum angler numbers for the adventure to take place. If minimum numbers are not met, or if other participants booked onto the trip cancel, additional costs may need to be covered by the remaining anglers for the trip to proceed.
Guests booked onto an Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures shared group trip or Scheduled charter which is dependant on full participation to proceed, are not eligible for any full or partial refunds or credits if the Participant(s) withdraws or cancels their booking.
Fluctuations in economic conditions, exchange rates, natural disasters or any other unforeseen events outside the control of Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures may cause price increases in the various adventure packages available.Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures will endeavor to maintain prices at the level at which they were quoted and/or booked, but reserve the right to adjust prices up to the departure date if unforeseen circumstances arise. Any such price adjustment will be notified to the traveller to be paid in full before departure.
Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures reserve the right to cancel an adventure at any time in the event of adverse weather conditions, safety risks, equipment failure or other reasonable and unforeseen circumstances. Trip itineraries and activities are a guide only and may be subject to change. In the event where unsafe weather conditions force the cancellation of fishing days, a refund will not be available. Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures will provide a credit for lost days which can be utilised at another suitable time. Any cancellation and/or rescheduling fees for airlines, hotels, transfers and other activities can generally be insured against.
Changes, Cancellations & Refunds
Cancelling your booking will incur a loss of your deposit. If a cancellation is made where full payment has been received, a credit will be provided to enable you to re-schedule for another time. If re-scheduling is not possible, a refund of 75% of the full package fee will only be available if a replacement booking for the same date(s) can be found.
Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures will not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage incurred or suffered by the participant during the fishing adventure, or in the event the adventure is cancelled or postponed for any reason whatsoever. If you fail to show at the booked time, or on the booked day of your fishing adventure we cannot offer a refund or credit. An administration fee of $130 is applicable for any changes to confirmed bookings.
Lost activities, pre booked accommodation, flights, meals, transfer services and cancelled programs due to weather or unforseen circumstances may not be refundable entirely or in part. The Participant(s) acknowledge this risk and it is their responsibility to take appropriate Travel Insurance if they wish claim these expenses. A refund is not available for any cancellations made after the departure date or in respect of any accommodation, meals, tours or any other services that are not utilised. In addition, no hotel, ground operator or airline is authorised to make representations or offer refunds on behalf of Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures without our prior authority.
Most events which cause distress to travellers can be insured against and we strongly advise the purchase of a suitable travel insurance policy.
Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures strongly advises purchasing travel insurance to protect against loss caused by overseas medical & hospital expenses, stolen & lost luggage, trip and activity cancellations, flight delays, evacuation and more.
Acknowledgement of Risk
The Participant acknowledges and agrees that, upon booking an adventure with Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures, all Participants have read and agree to this Acknowledgement of Risk, wherein the Participant(s) release(s) Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures from any liability with respect to any injuries, loss or damages which may be sustained by the Participant (s) in the course of undertaking a fishing adventure, whether dangerous, hazardous or otherwise.
The Participant warrants that he/she does not suffer from any Medical Condition and/ or incapacity which may impair the Participants ability to participate in Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures’ adventures and further, that the Participant does not suffer from any Heart Condition, Epilepsy or other Medical Condition which may result in the Participant potentially placing himself/ herself in a position of risk, by undertaking adventures booked with Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures.
The Participant pledges that no legal action will be initiated by it against Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures, its clients, its agents, employees, instructors, and/or personnel, due to any accident or injury sustained during the course of undertaking an adventure booked through Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures.
The Participant(s) unconditionally agree to fully indemnify Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures and all its servants, agents, clients and employees against any injury, damage or accident that may be sustained by the Participant(s), whilst participating in adventures booked through Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures or the Entities and Groups who offer various services to Ocean Blue Fishing Adventures. These conditions also apply to adventures won as prizes.
By paying your deposit, we understand you have read and agree with the terms and conditions outlined above.