FISHING ARE US – FISHING CHARTER BOAT POLICIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We do everything in our power for you to have a great time on your fishing trip, but we do have some rules. Some are general rules for your safety and others protect our boat, equipment and crews. Our charters operate under our complete terms and conditions of your charter. The following is a brief review of that agreement.
All of our charters are private, there are no shared charters.
20% deposit charged upfront by Fishing Are Us to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Credit Card
The Charter operates under the authority of the Captain. The Captain has the authority to terminate the Charter in the event of unacceptable conduct by the Charter party.
The boat is licensed to accept up to eight (8) or ten (10) people in your party plus the crew, depending on the charter. There are no exceptions to this. Please do not ask the crew to violate the law.
We do not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of those Vendors in connection with your travel pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct control. We do not accept liability in contract or in tort (actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force or other events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including, but not limited to war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government or of any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action.
No illegal substances or firearms are permitted on board. Discovery of the presence and/or use of illegal substances and/or firearms will immediately terminate the Charter without refund and the vessel will return to port.
When you book online, and therefore pay for a fishing trip, you charter is guaranteed. It is your responsibility to arrange your party unless otherwise agreed in writing.
A cancellation called by the Captain due to weather or mechanical problems will create a deposit credited toward another Charter date. A trip terminated by the Captain due to weather once fishing has commenced will not be entitled to a credit or refund if the Charter party agreed to leave the dock. A trip terminated due to member(s) of the Charter party getting seasick will not be entitled to a refund or credit.
The Charter includes proper use of our properly insured and outfitted boat, the Captain and mate, all tackle, bait and ice for the type and length of the Charter trip contracted.
The charter includes certain food & beverages, unless stated otherwise.
Any damage or misuse of the boat or equipment will be charged to you and your party.
The Charter party is responsible for loss of or damage to equipment belonging to the boat that must be replaced in kind or by paying for replacement(s) as determined by the owner or Captain. The Charter party is also responsible for damage to the boat. Paying careful attention to directions from the crew will minimize chance of loss or damage to the boat and equipment and/or injury to a member of our crew or your Charter party. If a member of your party has a tendency to get seasick, discuss this matter with the Captain prior to your reserved Charter date.
Members of your party are never permitted to drive the charter or to use any of the boat’s radios or electronic equipment.
There are NO guarantees concerning how many or what types of fish that you and your party will catch. We do commit that the equipment is is proper repair and that our crew will do everything in its power to give you and your party a wonderful deep-sea ocean fishing experience. The sport is called “Fishing” and not “Catching”. There are days when we catch more fish than other days and there are many conditions that govern catching success. Not in the least of those conditions are the abilities of the anglers in your party. Listening and following suggestions and directions from the crew will increase the likelihood of catching fish especially after hookup. It is possible that your charter date might not produce many keeper fish. If your crew work hard to try everything that they know to attract strikes/fish, they have earned their tip. Please base your treatment of the crew based on their performance and work ethic and not by how many fish you take home.
The owner, crew and our insurance company prohibit liquor and any beverages in glass bottles on boat the boat. The Captain reserves the right to limit the amount of beer brought on board. In the event that members of your Charter party become intoxicated to the point that the crew determines that they create a hazard to themselves or others, the Charter will be immediately terminated without refund and the boat will return to port.
Please place your food in the cooler as directed by the crew. Your beverages will be placed in the drink cooler on board.
The balance of your Charter price over and above your deposit is due and payable, at the latest, on the dock prior to leaving on your trip.
No trash, garbage or other materials are to be thrown overboard into the ocean water- including cigarette butts.
The crew expects you to be on time for your trip.
The Captain or owner will call you prior to your trip to discuss recent catches, sea conditions, weather, etc.
Smoking is only permitted for adults following the safety guides.
Children are welcome aboard and we enjoy teaching children what we do and the pleasures of fishing. All children should be carefully attended by their parents
Cancelation Policy & Refund conditions
We will refund any paid amount or reschedule your fishing trip when:
1.- You let us know with more than 72 hrs prior to boat’s departure.
2.- Unsafe weather conditions
3.- The charter has mechanical issues that wont allow departures and no replacement is provided on time or you don’t agree with the provided replacement charter
We don’t refund nor reschedule a fishing trip if you dont show up at the specified date.
If you are running late, we do not cancel your trip, just give us a call and we will wait for you or try to reschedule.
ONLINE CREDIT CARD CHARGES
We use Paypal as our online payment system. Paypal is a secured entity and manages your bank information and card data confidentially. You have total control of your payment and the chance to dispute the non-provided services. We will refund in a lapse of 48 hours after notification any non-provided service.
PRICES AND EXCHANGE RATES
Prices are quoted in US dollars but charges are made in Mexican Pesos. We use the bank rate of the day so that your bank statement reflects as closely as possible the published dollar price.
Av. Paseo de la Marina 159 Local 18 Marina Vallarta, Pto. Vallarta Jal.