Isla de Mona: Terms and Conditions

Isla de Mona Expeditions 2017: Terms and Conditions

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE “ARBITRATION AGREEMENT” SECTION BELOW CONTAINS PROVISIONS THAT REQUIRE (i) WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, ALL DISPUTES ARISING BETWEEN THE PARTICIPANT AND/OR TOUR OPERATOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT TO BE RESOLVED IN BINDING ARBITRATION, AND NOT IN COURT, AND (ii) THE PARTICIPANT AND ACAMPA NATURE ADVENTURES WAIVE THE RIGHT TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DISPUTES. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ AND REVIEW CAREFULLY THE ENTIRE SECTION LABELED “ARBITRATION AGREEMENT” BELOW. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, THE PARTICIPANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT.

 

Basis of Rates: 

Price is based on 1 person ($795.00 plus tax) and quoted in U.S. dollars. 

 

Eligibility:  

All participants must be over 16 years of age.

 

Voluntary Participation:  

By registering for the Isla de Mona Expeditions, the participant acknowledges that he/she has voluntarily applied to participate in this Expedition and that he/she has read the description of the Expedition as it appears in the current Acampa Nature Adventures website.

 

Responsibilities of Participant:  

The participant is responsible for understanding the conditions as described in the Expedition Itinerary and consultation with us that is appropriate to his/her interests and abilities. In addition, the participant should prepare for the Expedition by reading the Expedition Itinerary and information for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised in those materials. The participant should also consult his or her physician to determine his or her suitability for the Expedition and to discuss any over the counter or prescription medicines he/she should consider taking relative to the demands of the Trip. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant on the Expedition at any time during the Trip. In the event of removal from a Trip, refunds are not given.

 

Included in Expedition Cost: 

Camping permits; meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner); beverages and water; educational materials; pre-departure information meeting; adventures, maritime transportation during the Expedition; guided services of Acampa Nature Adventure experts guides, expedition leaders, and any other staff. 

 

Not Included in Expedition Cost:  

Gratuities for all staff and guides members; medical expenses and immunizations; personal expenses, such as , snacks, medications any other items not specifically noted as included.

 

Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds:

To reserve a space on the Mona Island Expedition, a 50% deposit is required. Acampa Nature Adventure will be accepting reservations on a first come first serve policy 90 days prior to departure. Final payment is due no later than 15 days prior to departure. Payments may be made in cash or by credit card.

A participant's reservation may be cancelled if full payment is not received on the 15 day prior to departure deadline. For reservations made within 30 days of the departure date, full payment is required when the reservation is accepted.

All cancellation notices must be received in writing or by email, and will become effective as of the date of the postmark. If a participant cancels 31 days or more prior to departure, a refund of 50% of the deposit will be made.  For cancellations that occur within 15-30 days prior to departure a 50% of the expedition cost will be charged.  For cancellations received 14 days or less prior to departure a 100% of the expedition cost will be charged.

Acampa Nature Adventures reserves the right to cancel Isla de Mona Expedition because of inadequate enrollment that makes the Expedition economically infeasible to operate or because of good-faith concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If an Expedition is canceled prior to departure, the tour operator will provide the participants with a full refund, except in the event that the cancellation is due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the Expedition as planned, in which case Acampa Nature Adventure will provide the participants with a refund and/or credit toward a future Expedition equivalent to the amount paid. If Acampa Nature Adventures cancels the Expedition in progress, the participants will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days not completed on the Expedition. Except as outlined above when Acampa Nature Adventures cancels the Expedition, Acampa Nature Adventures have no responsibility for any expenses, including any non-refundable expenses, incurred by the participants in preparing for a cancelled Expedition or for any additional arrangements should the participants embark prior to the scheduled group departure date.

 

Itinerary Changes: 

The itineraries and staff presented on the website are subject to modification and change by Acampa Nature Adventures. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate the expeditions as planned, but alterations may still occur after final itineraries are sent.

 

Documentation:  

Participants are responsible for obtaining any documents required for their participation in the Isla de Mona Expeditions such as a driver's license, valid passport, medical certificate, signed release form, and any other documents.  Failure to obtain documents does not negate the terms and conditions, and any extra costs incurred for rerouting due to travel without the necessary documents will be the participant’s responsibility.

 

Health Requirements:  

By registering for the Isla de Mona Expedition, the participant certifies that he/she is physically fit and does not have a condition that would limit mobility. The participant further certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants. The participant must notify us of any medical issues well before departure. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant from the Expedition at any time. In the event of removal from the expedition, refunds are not given.  Acampa Nature Adventures highly encourages participants to consult a doctor for specific medical advice about all the activities scheduled for this expeditions and the extreme environmental conditions in Isla de Mona.

 

Medical Authorization and Coverage:  

In the event the participant becomes sufficiently incapacitated as to be unable to direct his or her own care, there is no one on the Expedition who can direct participant’s care, and Acampa Nature Adventures is unable or does not have time to contact participant’s emergency contact, the participant, by registering and paying a deposit for the Expeditions, authorizes any medical treatment deemed necessary in the event of any injury or illness while participating in the activity including, but not limited to, X-ray, examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis, or treatment and hospital care which is deemed advisable by, and is to be rendered under the general or specific supervision of, any physician and/or surgeon licensed in the United States, or, if in a foreign country and no physician licensed to practice in the United States is reasonably available, by a duly licensed physician deemed competent to render the necessary care. In addition, the participant certifies that he/she have medical insurance which will cover personal accidents, medical expenses, medical evacuation, air ambulance, loss of effects, repatriation costs and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the participant, or that in the absence of this medical insurance coverage, the participant agrees to pay all costs of rescue and/or medical services as may be incurred on the participant’s behalf.

 

Assumption of Risk:  

By registering for the Isla de Mona Expeditions, the participant acknowledges that he/she is aware that travel such as the Expedition he/she is undertaking involves potentially dangerous activities, some in remote areas of the world, with a risk of illness, injury or death which may be caused by forces of nature, illness, or by willful or criminal conduct of third parties or by terrorism. The participant further acknowledges that weather conditions may be severe, adverse and/or unpleasant and that medical services or facilities may not be readily available or accessible or consistent with standards in the United States during some or all of the time during which he/she is participating on the Isla de Mona Expedition and that when available may not be of the quality which exists in the United States.