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 $500 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 $ 500 deposit per person is required to reserve a space. The balance of payment is due 75 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.

Please note that in order for us to provide the best price options for our guests, Bluewater rates are cash discounted. Any balance amounts paid by MasterCard or Visa will be subject to a 3% convenience fee.

 

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 of our trips are priced in Canadian Dollars and are subject to a applicable Canadian Taxes. There are no taxes on Southeast Alaska departures. We will quote pricing in other currencies at the time when final balance is due.

What is Included in the Price

All meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day; all accommodation on board the ship; skipper, cook, naturalist; full use of all on board facilities.

 
What is not Included in the Price

Transportation to the start point and from the finish point of the trip; any accommodation or meals prior to the start of the trip or after the completion; travel or cancellation insurance; Sustainability Fee; airport transfers and applicable taxes. The only money participants require during the trip is for optional purchases 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 both Bluewater Adventures 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 agreements with many coastal First Nations to support their economic development, specifically in tourism. 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 – a wonderful addition to experiencing the trip of a lifetime!

Receiving Trip Information

Bluewater will send you a package of general trip information upon receipt of your deposit. 75 days prior to your departure you will get more detailed package on your departure, including all of the following:
  • Detailed Trip Itinerary
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Clothing and Equipment List
  • Arrival & Departure Information once departure is confirmed
  • General Information
  • Bluewater Reservation Package
You are required to fill out health and liability release forms to complete your booking. Please fill them out and fax them to the office 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 75 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 75 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 Tessa Mul 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.

 

Cancellation Policy

New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). 0 administration fee (per person), for cancellation more than 75 days prior to departure. No penalty if you transfer to another trip. If you give notice of cancellation 75 days or less prior to departure, no refund is given. We do strongly recommend travel insurance.

 

Cancellation Insurance

We strongly recommend purchase of trip cancellation insurance. This can be purchased through any travel agency. If you would like assistance with this, please contact Elaine Ross at Uniglobe Direct.  1-888-805-3093/ 604-538-2111 ext 6614 or email elaine@uniglobedirect.com

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., Aquaterre Boats 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.