Payment & Terms
3 ways you can book your Bluewater trip once availability has been confirmed.
- Call our office 1.888.877.1770 with your contact information and and pay your deposit with Visa or MasterCard.
- Email us with your contact information and mail us a cheque for the $500 deposit per person.
- 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 SpaceA $ 500 deposit per person is required to reserve a space. The balance of payment is due 75 days prior to departure.
Group Bookings or ChartersDeposits and payments vary per charter group. Please contact the Bluewater office for details on payment for a group charter.
Methods of PaymentWe 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 FeesWe 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.
CurrencyAll 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 PriceAll 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.
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.
What is not Included in the Price
Sustainability FeeBluewater 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!
Cancellation Policy$250 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 InsuranceWe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Receiving Trip InformationBluewater 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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.