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Terms & Conditions

General Terms & Conditions
Single Angler Trips - additional Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Contract | India

  • The contract is between you and Aquacreed Pvt Ltd. (India) who will be referred to as the Company henceforth. The Terms and Conditions are subject to the prevailing laws of India which holds jurisdiction over the Andaman Islands.
  • Your contract with the company is in effect once the specified deposit has been paid by you, and the Company has confirmed acceptance in writing.
  • For any special requests outside the services offered, the Company will endeavour to assist, but is not obliged to do so. These must be notified to the company in writing at the time of booking or before confirmation of the booking by the Company. Any such requests received after the Company has confirmed the booking may be subject to additional costs and/or cancellation charges (as detailed below) which must be borne by you.

There are additional Terms & Conditions for Single Angler Trips and these are listed under the Single Angler Trips – additional Terms & Conditions tab.

Points 1 & 2 as well as 4 to 12 listed below are also applicable to Single Angler Trips.
By paying a deposit to secure your booking, you are confirming that you have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions listed on our website under the General Terms & Conditions & (if applicable) Single Angler Trips – additional Terms & Conditions sections.

1. Booking Confirmation
Bookings will be held only after the specified deposit payment has been received by the Company (refer to point 2.a below). The final balance payment must be made no later than 60 days (2 months) prior to your trip date or as agreed by the Company in writing.

2. Payment
The prices quoted are for payment by draft, wire transfer, cheque or money order. The full trip price is payable to the Company 60 days prior to departure or as agreed in writing by the Company. Failure to pay by that date entitles the Company to cancel your booking without notice and without refund of the deposit. Prices may be quoted in Rupees / US dollars / GB Pounds / Euros.

2a. Payment Process

    1. An initial deposit of 20% of the invoice value is payable within 10 days, failing which the dates will be released, (customers will be advised of the deposit due dates by official correspondence)
    2. A further deposit to make of 50% of the invoice value is payable within 3 months or 90 days. Failure to pay by that date entitles the Company to cancel your booking without notice and without refund of the initial deposit)
    3. Full and final payment of the invoice value must be made no later than 60 days (2 months) prior to your trip commencement date.
    4. For a booking that is made less than 60 days before the departure date of the trip, a payment of the full invoice value must be made in a time frame as specified over official correspondence via email by the company.
    5. Where it is not possible to follow the above payment schedule, we request our customers to contact us to find a suitable alternative. Depending on the situation, we can arrive at a mutually acceptable time frame to clear balance payments.

3. Cancellations – *This point does not apply to Single Angler Trips

If it becomes necessary to cancel your trip, you must notify the Company immediately in writing. Once we receive your notice, cancellation will take effect. Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

  1. If cancellations are made more than 120 days prior to departure, you will receive your entire deposit minus the bank charges incurred in remittance.
  2. If cancellations are made between 120 and 75 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be forfeited and
  3. If cancellations are made less than 75 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited.
  4. The trip price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.

4. Health, Fitness and Age Requirements

i) Participants must be in good health and reasonably fit. It is vital that anglers with medical problems inform us in advance, before coming for the trip. If you suffer from severe muscular, chest, heart or bronchial disorders, or if you are a severe asthmatic and have high blood pressure, you are strongly advised against participating. Charters generally take place in remote areas where there is limited access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged, difficult and expensive. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant. All boats we run are equipped with life jackets, in case of any emergency. However, as per the rules and regulations pertaining to Sport Fishing, it is necessary that every participant possesses the basic ability to swim.

ii) Any participant over 70 years of age on the date of departure of the trip should advise us by written communication via our official email in advance at the time of making the initial deposit. Minors below 10 years of age on the date of departure of the trip are not allowed to participate and will not be permitted on board without a legal guardian present. Minors over 10 years of age and below 18 years of age on the date of departure of the trip can participate at our discretion and are required to have a legal guardian present onboard at all times.

5. Delay, Cancellation or Change of Itinerary

The Company reserves the right to cancel any charter prior to departure in which case participants will be given a refund in full. However, you will not be entitled to make any further claim for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to passport, visa and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).
The Company will make arrangements for alternate boats, should our boats be unable to operate during your trip. If we cannot do so, we will refund that day/days fishing charges to you via your bank account as no cash refunds will be made locally.

The Company reserves the right to replace any package product(s) with other product(s) of similar quality / cost. This applies to but is not limited to boats, accommodation, transport, tackle, meals, etc.

6. Late Arrivals

The Rules for Sport Fishing stipulate that a fishing permit needs to be applied for every person going out on the boat each day. Application for the permit needs to be submitted online before 6 pm. Allowing for sketchy internet connections, website downtime, unplanned delays etc. The Company would plan to submit the fishing permit applications for its clients by 4 pm each evening. Permits can be applied for only after Restricted Area Permits are available (issued for all foreigners on arrival in Port Blair). To ensure that there is no delay in applying for the permits, we recommend that our customers plan their flights to arrive in Port Blair latest by 2:00 pm.

The Company will not be responsible for inability to obtain the necessary fishing permits caused by delayed arrival of the customer. No refund will be issued by the Company for any loss of fishing day, in part or full, for loss incurred as a direct or indirect consequence of delayed arrivals.

7. Insurance
Personal travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We recommend that you take out travel insurance including cancellation insurance upon booking.

8. Postponement or Delay
The Company may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the charter) may become necessary due to inclement weather, strikes, civil disturbance or for any act of god there will be no refund. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.

9. Package Prices

The Company calculates package prices based on ground costs and exchange rates. While we strive to maintain prices, sometimes increases are beyond our control. We reserve the right to amend tour prices (or any part) without notice at any time before and including the departure date.

Amendments may be necessitated for many reasons including, but not limited to, exchange rate fluctuations, increased fuel costs, airfares, airport charges, Indian or foreign government action (including changes in the rate of Taxes and any other duties or levies) etc.

All price changes effected after a booking has been confirmed are payable within 7 days of intimation. If such change results in an increase of more than 10% of the original cost quoted, you may cancel the booking and obtain a full refund minus an administration charge of not more than US$ 50 per person.

If the holiday you have bought is subsequently sold or offered at a lower price than you paid, the Company will be under no obligation to refund the difference in the price. Any increase in tour prices must be paid prior to the departure date.

10. Exclusions from Tour Price

The following items are excluded from the tour price:

      • Airfares, departure, airport and airline taxes
      • Visa, passport and vaccination charges
      • Sport fishing Permit Fees (Currently INR 2500 per person per day (Foreign Nationals) INR 500 per person per day (Indian Nationals))
      • Extra meals not included in the itinerary
      • Tackle, unless rented upon prior request
      • Laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature
      • Emergency evacuation charges
      • Tips and excess baggage charges
      • Any other items not specifically mentioned as included in your package / invoice details.

11. Inclusions in the Fishing Tour Package

The following are included in our tour package price unless explicitly communicated otherwise:

      • Boat hire charges, fuel charges for the stipulated number of days of fishing
      • All major meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from lunch on the day prior to first day of fishing (provided guest arrives at the Guest House latest by 2 pm) to breakfast on the day following last day of fishing, at Kokari Guest House.
      • Accommodation on a sharing basis at the company-run Kokari Guest House OR equivalent
      • Airport transfers to and from Kokari Guest House (1 per group)

12. Use of Barbless Hooks Only

The Company’s catch and release policy enables fish to be unhooked and returned to the water without serious injury or exhaustion. Hence, you will agree to only use barbless hooks. Failure to comply with this could result in cancellation of your trip with no eligibility for any refund. The Company can withdraw related services including the use of the Company’s boats and the services of the guides and staff.

Points 1 & 2 as well as 4 to 12 listed under the General Terms & Conditions tab are also applicable to Single Angler Trips. Please make sure that you have read and agree to our terms & conditions before booking your trip.

Minimum number of Places:
Trips will run subject to a minimum number of places being booked*.
The minimum number of anglers required to run the trip is usually specified on the posting but may be reduced at the discretion of the Company.
(* a place is booked only when a deposit payment of 50% has been made)

The trips will be confirmed by the Company at least 1 month prior to the trip start date or when the minimum number of places have been booked – whichever is earlier.

The Company reserves the right to substitute boats, depending on the number of confirmed anglers. If the required number of anglers is not met for the large boat, the smaller one will be used instead.

Deposits & Payments:
Deposits & payments for Single Angler Trips are non-refundable – unless the trip is cancelled by the Company.

The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip where the minimum number of places has not been filled. A cancellation for this reason will take place no later than 30 days before the trip start date.

If the trip is cancelled by the Company, you can choose to use the money in full as a credit towards an alternative trip with us, or get a refund of the deposit amount minus any bank charges incurred for the remittance.