We understand the uncertainty that covid has brought upon us all. We are a small family owned and operated Australian business and our promise to our direct customers is when you book a private charters and you cannot get into QLD because there are sudden border closures we will refund you 100% in full. We will not withhold your money. That is our Aussie promise to you!
Cancellation to charters due to Covid illness preventing travel will result in loss of your 20% deposit but you must provide proof of illness.
You must be able to provide evidence to support your reason for cancelling under the Covid cancellation policy (i.e. text message/email from the government giving orders to self-isolate, up to date government website information on currently declared hotspots or border closures that apply to you with proof of postcode, proof of recent Covid test etc.)
If the COVID Cancellation policy does not apply to you then our usual cancellation policy applies.
Wings Sailing Charters is committed to flexibility:
GALE WARNINGS WILL EQUAL A WEATHER CANCELLATION
If travelling with small children or elderly onboard and we have a high end very strong winds forecast or on warnings greater than 25knots charter will be changed at the discretion of the skipper- option can be to tailor charter as Premium Sail on the Bay of 4 hours to keep guests comfortable and still be able to deliver an onboard boat experience but protected from the high winds. The difference of the charter will be refunded to the guests
The Whitsundays and the north Queensland region has a wet season anywhere from November through to early April. These months can produce higher than normal tropical rainfall- charters can and do still operate in tropical wet weather. Check the weather here
Once your booking has been confirmed and payment received, any new specials released cannot be applied to existing bookings. Once your guests numbers have been secured if this is heavily reduced by the charterer for any reason this does not change the rate of the secured charter cost. We do not change prices if you lose guests numbers for unforeseen circumstances and you are within the 8 week departure window. If you wish to change your booking from a lower guest rate to the higher guest rate we need to know as soon as possible and as far in advance as possible- the cost would then change to the correct rate structure and guests would pay the correct rate quoted for those numbers onboard. Prior to full and final payment being received, we reserve the right to vary prices and rates due to vessel availability in market.
Prices can vary at the discretion of your travel agent or tour operator online. Prices are subject to change. All prices are in AUD and include GST. Prices do not include transfers to and from the marina for vessel departures, air fares, accommodation or extras.
Discounted specials & referrals do not apply within any Australian school holidays or any overnight charters over 10 guests.
It is extremely important that you take out Travel Insurance. It is ESSENTIAL that this insurance covers you for involuntary cancellation of your holiday including airfare(s). At the time of entering your credit card details on the booking form you are agreeing that you have read the Terms & Conditions.
The Operator strongly recommends that guests have travel insurance to:
Guests with special conditions / language difficulties / special needs should email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss travel options prior to booking; or vessel boarding may be refused and no liability will be taken for any losses.
Due to WPHS regulations passengers who are NON SWIMMERS will not be able to participate in snorkelling and in water activities while on a Wings charter.
ALL PASSENGERS THAT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN SNORKELLING AND IN WATER ACTIVITIES, MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO SWIM. POOR SWIMMERS WILL BE GIVEN A FLOTATION AID. NON SWIMMERS CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN WATER ACTIVITIES.
Dangerous jellyfish / marine creatures (including sharks and crocodiles) can inhabit the waters of the Whitsundays. We recommend you take out travel insurance. Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk, whilst we make every effort to safeguard our guests, we cannot be responsible for any damage, personal injury or loss due to the actions of passengers out of our control.
Passengers entering the water do so at their own risk.
Owners of the vessels or operators will not be liable for any personal injury, illness, death or any other consequence whatsoever of passengers being stung by poisonous marine creatures. To minimise this risk we recommend that you wear a full length protective suit 'wet suit' whilst swimming & snorkelling during the charter. Sharkbanz are also provided on a Wings vessel and we recommend the use of these.
Accordingly, Wings shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any injury to person or property which is suffered or sustained by any passenger as a result of participating in any Wings charter, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
A passenger on board a domestic commercial vessel must take reasonable care for his or her own safety; and comply with any reasonable and lawful directions of the master or a member of the crew of the vessel, non compliance constitutes an offence under Australian law.
A passenger must not interfere with or misuse anything provided on the vessel in the interests of the safety of the vessel. Unauthorised use of vessel equipment including tenders, stand up paddle boards & kayaks is deemed as unacceptable behaviour and will result in the end of charter then returning to port- no refunds
A passenger must not unreasonably place at risk the safety of another person or crew.
A passenger must not prevent or restrict the master of the vessel from making or implementing a decision that, in the professional opinion of the master, is necessary for the safety of a person or the vessel.
Passengers who threaten or assault other passengers or crew will be removed from the vessel and can be passed on to police at the return to port
Extreme drunk and disorderly behaviour may also result in the vessel having to return to port and is strictly unacceptable.
We require a 20 % deposit of the full charter cost to secure your selected date. Full payment is then required 8 weeks prior to departure via the credit card payment link or by direct bank transfer.
ZERO CREDIT CARD FEES
We dislike companies that add sneaky fees during the booking process as much as you do! So we refuse to do it! ZERO credit card fees and ZERO booking fees. Full stop.
There are no card fees associated with this form of payment. Direct Deposits must be made 30 days prior to the due date to ensure funds are received in time.
VALIDITY OF RATES
Prices are current and can be subject to change.
All rates are quoted in Australian Dollars.
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