Booking Conditions

Port Philip Bay and Sydney Harbour boast magnificent sailing locations. Safety first and foremost is the most important guiding principle on the bay and harbour. All persons on a vessel must obey the directions of all maritime authorities, including Adventure Sails staff and comply with all maritime regulations.

Conditions for Booking a Cruise or Tour

  • Minimum numbers apply
  • Bookings Essential
  • We reserve the right to reschedule
  • Subject to Weather
  • Blockout Dates apply
  • No cancellations

Conditions for Booking a Charter

  • Bookings
    Cannot be confirmed until a deposit is received.
  • Deposit
    50% of the charter fee is required to confirm the booking.
    Balance of all Charter Fees must be paid 30 days before Charter Date.
  • Security Bond
    At the commencement of the charter, a credit card  bearing the same name as the booking person or the company for a security bond. Any charge for loss, damage or theft from the vessel will be charged to this credit card.
  • Cleaning
    If more than normal cleaning is required then a charge of $100 per hour will be charged to a maximum of 3 hours. This charge will be deducted from the Credit Card.
  • Charter Fee Prices
    All prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Payment
    Cash, EFT, Visa and Mastercard Credit Cards accepted (CC +2%)
    Cheques are only accepted by prior arrangement with Adventure Sails and up to 7 working days before the date of the booking.
  • Postponement and Date Changes
    Adventure Sails is able to sail in most conditions. The skipper will cruise in sheltered waters if it is rough. If adverse weather conditions are determined by Adventure Sails and the charter cannot proceed that day, the charter will be rescheduled to the next available week. Refunds are not available.
    For all other postponements, a 50% fee on the cost of the booking + the Credit Card Fee will be charged, together with payment in full for the skipper, crew and catering (unless 30 days’ notice of the postponement is given in writing, in which case there is no charge for the skipper, crew and catering, but the 50% postponement fee still applies).
  • Cancellation of charter and tours
    If notice of the cancellation is given in writing  within 30 days of the charter, all monies owed, are due and payable to Adventure Sails and are not refundable.
    If notice of the cancellation is given prior to 30 days of the Charter, then 50% of the Charter cost must be paid to Adventure Sails + any Credit Card charges, will be retained by Adventure Sails and all other monies refunded after 30 days.
  • Footwear
    Black and dark soled shoes leave marks on the vessel and are not permitted. White or light soled shoes are suggested.
  • No high heels are permitted to be worn on the catamaran for Health & Safety reasons.
  • Bare feet and thongs are fine.
  • A shoe storage box is provided.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is not permitted on board.

Conditions for Redeeming a Voucher Purchase.

“Vouchers Holders”, “purchasers” and “Voucher Purchasers”, all refer people who have purchased Sailing Vouchers from Adventure Sails.

Vouchers must be redeemed by email, 30 days or more  before the Voucher Expiry date, to allow Adventure Sails time to accommodate Voucher Purchasers.

Redemptions by Voucher Holders after 30 days prior to Expiry, if sails are booked out due to prior bookings by other Voucher Holders, will be placed on a waiting list for cancellations.

Voucher Holders who do not have a confirmed Booking can attend at sail departure points and times, to be on Stand-by, to take the place of “no shows”,

Conditions for Booking a Cruise or Tour

  • Minimum numbers apply
  • Bookings Essential and must be made 30 days prior to the Voucher Expiry Date to guarantee a confirmed booking.
  • We reserve the right to reschedule
  • Subject to Weather, all sails to be cancelled at the discretion of the Skipper,
  • Blockout Dates apply
  • No cancellations and no date or time changes

There are NO refunds for Voucher Purchases who failed to Redeem Vouches and Book a Sail after the 30 day prior Voucher Expiry Date.

There are no refunds after Voucher Purchase.

 Adventure Sails reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and it is the responsibility of Purchases of Adventure Sails Services to review these terms and conditions on each occasion you purchase a Voucher. 

Exclusion of Liability

We put a lot of thought and effort into making your recreational sailing experience with us a memorable one.

While Sailing is a perfect recreational activity for your leisure or enjoyment, Sailing can be dangerous. Sailing is a sporting activity and can involve a significant degree of physical exertion or physical risk. Although we encourage you to enjoy our services and make the most of your sailing experience with us, you acknowledge the physical exertion, risks and possible injuries to you or others with you associated with participating in our recreational sailing activities.

We exclude all liability for death or personal injury arising from any failure by us to take due care and skill in performing our services and ensuring that our yacht is reasonably fit for use in our services. This exclusion of liability includes all of our employees, agents and any other person we may have working with us in providing our services to you.

Subject to any rights imposed by law that cannot be limited or excluded:

  1. All warranties or conditions implied by law are excluded.
  2. If implied warranties or conditions cannot be excluded, but limitation is permitted, our liability is limited to, in relation to goods, a refund of the purchase price actually paid, the replacement of the damaged product or the supply of equivalent product at our absolute discretion and, in the case of services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the service supplied again.
  3. In no circumstances are we liable for special, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind including any loss of profit or of contract, even if you advise us of any special circumstances or such loss was reasonably foreseeable. This includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any computer viruses or anything else (such as worms or trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operation of your computer system.

Adventure Sails reserves the right to use photos of you and your guests on our website and  for other marketing purposes, unless you specifically advise us not to. Any privacy related queries should be submitted via full completion of the contact form here.

The information on this website is liable to change and although we attempt to ensure that the content is current we do not guarantee its currency.
Darren Hart