Terms and Conditions of Contract | India
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.
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
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:
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.
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:
11. Inclusions in the Fishing Tour Package
The following are included in our tour package price unless explicitly communicated otherwise:
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.
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SINGLE ANGLER TRIPS
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.