June 6, 2022
Seadog Travels is dedicated to giving our travelers experiences that inspire, thrill, and motivate everyone who joins our adventures. Our Terms and Conditions are meant to provide clear guidance that explains the services that the company provides while also defining those services and activities that are not included in our programs. For questions about our policies, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Sustainability. Seadog Travels commits to conducting all its travel operations in an environmentally sustainable manner. Our long-term goal is to become a zero carbon emission company as soon as possible. In the short-term, we will take all actions possible to reduce our carbon footprint while also promoting sustainable travel. Examples of our actions include using solar and wind to provide electric power to our offices, recycle, use electric vehicles (when possible) during our Island & Coastal Adventures, inform and educate travelers about sustainable travel, work with local communities to provide quality and sustainable travel opportunities, and do our part to improve the quality of travel experiences wherever we go. We are a part of the world and we must take care of it.
Travel Agency Services. Seadog Travels provides comprehensive travel agency services that include bookings for airfare, hotel accommodations, rental cars, and land tours. Booking services are made through CCRA and CCRA-associated booking tools. Seadog Travels is a CCRA-accredited travel agency and is a member of the TRUE Global Network. Travelers who book commissionable hotels, rental cars, and land tours will not be charged a service fee for bookings. The following payment schedule will apply to travelers who book travel with the Pirates for airfare, hotels/AirBnB/vacation rentals, rental cars, and tours that do not offer commissions for bookings:
- Domestic round-trip airline reservation for up to four travelers. $50.
- International round-trip airline reservation for up four travelers. $75.
- Domestic hotel, AirBnB, vacation rental for up to four people. $50.
- International hotel, AirBnB, vacation rental for up to four people $75.
- Domestic car rental lasting two or more days. $50.
- Domestic or international land tour. $75.
Cruise Bookings. Seadog Travels books cruise travel on any of the currently operating cruise lines in the U.S. and around the world. Cruise bookings are conducted through CCRA and the Ensemble Network; no extra charges are made when booking cruises with us.
Private Boat Charters. For all private boat and yacht charters arranged through Seadog Travels, the company will charge a commission of 10% on the net price of the entire charter. The net price is the price before taxes are added to the final bill.
Boat Brokerage Services. Seadog Travels helps people buy and sell boats through the POP Yachts brokerage service. Customers working through Seadog Travels to buy or sell a boat will be bound by the rules and requirements of POP Yachts. Only authorized POP Yachts sales representatives working for Seadog Travels will be able to work with boat buyers and sellers.
Sailing and Tour Prices. All prices for Seadog Travels Sailing Sojourns and Island & Coastal Adventures are subject to change at any time. At times, Seadog Travels will offer sale or discount prices that are available only during the time period the special offer is available. The specific items that are included for a specific trip are listed on the individual trip page.
Pricing adjustments for Sailing Sojourns and Island & Coastal Adventures. Travelers who book directly from the Seadog Travels website will receive the lowest rates for our group travel experiences. If a traveler books through one of our distribution networks, such as the Fareharbor Distribution Network or Viator, then a surcharge of $500 will be added to each purchase. This is necessary because of the fees taken by these distribution networks.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements. Seadog Travels requires all travelers for its Sailing Sojourns and Island & Coastal Adventures to have a valid, current COVID-19 vaccination prior to a scheduled trip. Evidence of vaccination must also be presented prior to a scheduled trip. This requirement will stay in effect until the COVID-19 pandemic is officially declared to be finished by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Trip Attendance Minimums. Seadog Travels will conduct its sailing and land experiences when at least five paid travelers have signed up and paid for a trip. If this minimum is not met, then travelers have the option to: 1) apply monies paid to a different travel experience, or 2) apply monies to the next scheduled iteration of the same trip.
Group Discounts. A 10% discount is available for our Island & Coastal Adventures for groups of four or more travelers with the exception of our Inagua experience in The Bahamas. Use code ‘GROUPS’ at checkout to apply the discount.
Other Discounts. Active duty military personnel and veterans receive a 5% discount on all services, sails, and travel experiences, except Inagua.Evidence of active duty status or prior service required.
Travel Protection. We provide travel insurance through TravelSafe and Allianz. Travel protection is highly recommended and is available for purchase when registered for one of our trips. If you choose to decline travel protection, then you will need to read, sign, and return a waiver form stating that you decline travel protection services. For our Island & Coastal Adventures to Maine, the Florida Keys, and St. Lucia, we will provide group travel coverage via Allianz at no extra cost to the participants.
Cancellations/Refunds. In case of a cancellation, travelers are able to apply 100% of their reservation to any future Sailing Sojourn or Island & Coastal Adventure travel experience. If the customer would like a cash refund, then they will receive a 100% refund for a paid trip if they request the refund more than 60 days prior to the first day of their scheduled trip. Refunds requested 30-59 days prior to the trip will receive a 50% refund; requests received from 10-29 days prior to the trip will receive a 25% refund. No refunds will be issued when received less than 10 days before a scheduled trip. Customers will incur a $100 processing fee for all direct cash refunds, but this does not apply to rebooking for later trips.
Trip Deposits/Payments. A minimum 50% deposit for a trip is due upon booking. The remaining amount of the total price is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Failure to receive payment by the deadline will result in cancellation of the reservation and forfeiture of the deposit.
Partner Tour Companies. Tour contracts with any external partners is the responsibility and legal obligation of that company. Seadog Travels is not responsible for travel insurance, accommodations, itinerary changes, activities, and other requirements for these tours.
Payments. Seadog Travels accepts payment by cash, check, money order, PayPal, Square, debit card, and credit card. All credit card payments will incur a 4% transaction service change.
Afterpay. Seadog Travels offers the option for travelers to pay via Afterpay. This service is offered by Square and is a part of our overall collection of payment options. Afterpay allows you to pay your travel experience purchase in easy installments, which is a great way to make your travel adventures more affordable. Afterpay is valid for purchases up to $2000. If you would like to use Afterpay for any of our Sailing Sojourns or Island & Coastal Adventures, then please contact us and we can bill you a 50% deposit or you can purchase an entire trip through multiple billings.
Responsibility. Seadog Travels, its general agents, and local agents give notice that all tickets and coupons issued by them and all arrangements for transport and conveyance, or for hotel accommodations, are made by them as agents only on the expressed condition that they shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity which may occur either by reason of any defect in any vehicle, or through the acts or default of proprietor or servant. The operators and/or associated companies accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in transportation services, sickness, weather, epidemics, quarantine, strikes, war, Acts of God, or other causes. All tour itineraries may be affected by alterations in transportation services in the relevant countries or by other causes.
Airfare. We do not include airfare in the costs of our Sailing Sojourns and Island & Coastal Adventures.
Hotels. Seadog Travels may change the advertised hotel accommodation(s) for any trip, if necessary. Every effort will be made to acquire another accommodation of similar quality and price.
Meals. For our Island & Coastal Adventures (except Inagua), the number of meals provided as a part of the overall trip price will be defined for each trip and listed in the description of each trip in relevant online and print material. Typically, breakfasts will be provided by the hotel of residence for a given trip. Breakfast and lunch costs are limited to $25 per person and dinners are limited to $50 per person. The traveler is responsible for all costs that exceed these amounts. Alcoholic beverages and gratuities are not included.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability. Seadog Travels responsibility is strictly limited. Seadog Travels is not liable for any bodily injury or harm, sickness, accidents, property damage, or personal loss as a result of, but not limited to: physical exertion for which the participant was not prepared; travel by plane, train, ship, boat, car, truck, van, bus, or other mode of transportation (such as bicycle, horse, foot, kayak, etc.); consumption of alcohol; high altitudes; travel onboard ships; forces of nature such as high winds, hurricanes, flooding; heat exhaustion; equipment failure; civil unrest or terrorism; or availability of medical services in remote areas. Seadog Travels is also not liable for expenses (e.g., meals, transportation, hotel) that are not specified as included in the price of the trip, but may be required as a part of the trip. Seadog Travels is not responsible for expenses incurred by travelers in preparing for the trip (e.g., non-refundable advance purchase of airline ticked, equipment, taxis, etc.) or for any additional travel arrangements made on your own.
Assumption of Risks and Release of Liability Agreement. Travelers will be required to sign and date a liability release statement prior to each trip.
Company Insurance. Seadog Travels maintains an Errors & Omissions insurance policy through the Berkshire Hathaway Direct Insurance Company. The current policy is valid through April 11, 2023.