Payment & Terms


3 ways you can book your Bluewater trip once availability has been confirmed.

  1. Call our office 1.888.877.1770 with your contact information and and pay your deposit with Visa or MasterCard.
  2. Email us with your contact information and mail us a cheque for the CAD$1000 deposit per person.
  3. For those of you traveling form overseas, a bank wire might the easiest route for payment. Please contact our office and we will provide you our banking details.

To Reserve your Space

A $ 1000 deposit per person is required to reserve a space. The balance of payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Group Bookings or Charters

Deposits and payments vary per charter group. Please contact the Bluewater office for details on payment for a group charter.

Methods of Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, cheques, bank wires, email transfers or money orders.  Before you send a personal USD$ cheque, please contact our office to receive the Bluewater exchange rate.

Please note that Bluewater Adventures’ rates are cash discounted. Any balance amounts paid with credit card will be subject to an additional 3%. There are no fees associated with credit card deposits.
 

Single Supplement Fees

We do not charge single supplement fees. If you are a single traveler, we would assign you to a cabin and pair you up with another single – same gender traveler, although we are happy to note your requests.

Currency

All Bluewater Adventures trips are priced in Canadian Dollars and are subject to applicable Canadian taxes. Expeditions taking place on MV Snow Goose are priced in $USD. There are no taxes applied to any Southeast Alaska trips. Prior to sending a $USD cheque, please confirm the current Bluewater US exchange rate with our office.

What is Included in the Price

 Travel with Bluewater Adventures is made easy with its all-inclusive rates. Itineraries vary, but you can expect the following to be included; All deliciously prepared meals from lunch on the first day of your trip to breakfast on the last, accommodation on board the ship, full Crew, guiding and protocol fees, park permits, and use of all on board facilities.


What is not Included in the Price

Transportation to the start point and from the finish point of your trip; any accommodation or meals prior to the start of the trip or after the completion; travel, evacuation or cancellation insurance; sustainability fee (CAD $100), and the Canadian Goods and Services Tax (5% ). The only money participants may require during the trip is for optional purchases of Bluewater Adventures merchandise and gratuities for the crew.

Sustainability Fee

Bluewater Adventures is fully committed to the principles of Ecotourism. As a responsible eco tour operator, Bluewater Adventures supports local communities and coastal First Nations, and contributes to increasing knowledge of wildlife through research and the efforts of local non-profit scientific groups. By supporting conservation and habitat protection we hope to ensure long-term sustainability for our operations and future generations.

In addition to working closely with various government departments, who manage parks and protected areas along the coast of British Columbia and Alaska, we have signed sustainability/ protocol agreements with coastal First Nations to support their economic development.

We continue to offer trips of the highest quality, while maintaining the Bluewater vision, and we’d like to ensure that our guests understand how their fares contribute to these efforts. Bluewater Adventures collects $100 from each guest for contribution to increased conservation and research, First Nations environmental monitoring and tourism development, and engaging with government on development issues. Our guests can share in the pride, knowing that travelling with Bluewater Adventures contributes directly to the sustainability of the coast.

Cancellation Policy

Please note change to Policy Dec 20, 2017. This will not affect current bookings or inquiries

The deposit required to reserve your space on a Bluewater trip is CAD $1000 per person. For cancellation more than 90 days prior to departure, a $500 administration fee (per person) will be applied. There is no penalty if you transfer to another trip within 2 years of your initial booking date. In transferring to a future trip, all deposits/ payments become non-refundable. Please note that with a cancellation taking place within the 90-day limit, all fees and deposits received by Bluewater Adventures are forfeited. It is strongly suggested that all guests purchase cancellation insurance as Bluewater Adventures’ cancellation terms apply to all passengers.

 

Cancellation Insurance

Due to the nature of travel with Bluewater Adventures, passengers should have in place prior to departure, comprehensive insurance coverage including without limitation, medical, emergency evacuation, trips cancellation and interruption, accident and baggage insurance. It is the responsibility of the passenger to secure insurance to the level that they prefer. Bluewater Adventures terms apply to all passengers.

Additional expenses are the full responsibility of the passenger. Any losses experienced as a result of not securing adequate insurance will also be the full responsibility of the passenger.

This can be purchased through most travel agencies. If you would like assistance with this, please contact our travel specialist, Elaine Ross at Uniglobe Direct.  1-888-805-3093/ 604-538-2111 ext 6614 or email elaine@uniglobedirect.com.

Receiving Trip Information

Bluewater will send you a package of general trip information upon receipt of your deposit. At least 90 days prior to your departure you will receive a more detailed package on your departure including all of the following:

  • Bluewater Reservation Package – provided upon booking
  • Sample Trip Itinerary
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Clothing and Equipment List
  • Arrival & Departure Information once all details are confirmed
  • General Information
You are required to fill out health and liability release forms to complete your booking. Please complete them and email them to info@bluewateradventures.ca, fax them 604.980.1800 or mail them to our office  #3-252 East 1st Street, North Vancouver BC V7L 1B3.


Booking Airfares

We ask you do not book your airfare until 90 days prior to departure when your trip date is confirmed and trip packages are sent out. If the trip fills up early, we may notify you sooner than the 90 days. Please note our Cancellation Policy and Assumption of Risk statement.

If you require assistance with any logistics of getting to or from the destination, refer to the destination page on our website and look at the "Getting To" section.  If you still can not find your answer, please email our Logistics Coordinator Rachel Muehlenberg at info@bluewateradventures.ca or call our office - 1-888-877-1770. If we can not answer your question,  refer to Uniglobe Travel - A travel agency that is familiar with our itineraries. 1-888-805-3093/ 604-538-2111 ext 6614 or email our contact, Elaine Ross elaine@uniglobedirect.com. Elaine is happy to help you with Travel and Cancellation Insurance also.

 

NEW Requirement to enter Canada - Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

More information/ apply online on the Government of Canada Website - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp


Please be wary of imitation (scam) websites claiming to provide eTA applications at a very high rate. The eTA application provided by the Canadian Government, found on the Canadian Government's website costs CAD $7.


Assumption of Risk

We require that participants in a Bluewater Adventures trip acknowledge that there are risks associated with their trip with us and that they accept responsibility for engaging in activities that may involve hazard, including, but not limited to, boating, sailing, transfers in and out of and travel in motorized and oar powered dinghies, use of kayaks, hikes ashore and all other activities associated with boating vacations in remote locations. We require that participants acknowledge that Bluewater Adventures, Bluewater Adventures Ltd., Anchor Excursions and the owners and personnel of these companies will not be responsible for any damages, injuries, death, losses, delays, or expenses, whether to person or to property, due to any cause whatsoever. In order to confirm registration a signed liability release will be required of every participant acknowledging the risks associated with these tours and assuming these risks.