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and Cancellation Policy with Bone Yard Inc.
I take a booking, you have seven days to send a deposit. The deposit
guaranties the days are held for you. The trip balance is paid on the
completion of the trip.
a day or trip must be cancelled this is how we handle it.
we have to cancel the trip due to bad weather, you get your deposit back
in full. Bad weather is a serious threat of lightning storms throughout
the day. No fish is worth risking one’s life. We evaluate bad weather
the morning of the trip, typically down at the dock, because many times
the weather forecasters totally blow it from the night before or even that
morning. The trip will not be cancelled due to rain. We have had many
banner days in the rain. The boat has a big top and I have simple rain
gear on board. Sometimes while we are fishing a lightning storm comes up,
so we run over to one of the numerous marinas for protection indoors.
you must cancel your trip, the deposit is “fully refundable” until one
month (30 days) before the trip. If you cancel for any reason “within 30
days” of the trip, the deposit is fully refundable "only if"
the canceled days are booked to another client; however, the deposit is
"not refundable" for each day that is not booked to another
client. For example, if 4 days are canceled within 30 days of the
trip ($800 deposit) and 2 of those days are booked to another client, then
you would get a $400 refund.
is a very standard cancellation policy when booking fishing trips in the
Keys or at fishing lodges. If you believe it is likely you might have to
make a last minute cancellation for any reason, you can purchase travel
insurance to cover your potential loss at most travel agencies.
minute cancellations are very hard to fill because all of my bookings are
in advance. If it happens, I call numerous contacts to try to make the
full day’s pay (and return the client’s deposit). Please keep in mind,
each day of the season is our inventory. If we were a car dealership, it
would be as if a car just disappeared from the lot and we can never
recover it. This is the total reason for deposits, to avoid insincere
bookings and frivolous cancellations so we do not loose big blocks of