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A Comprehensive Breakdown of your Charter costs and fees

Planning your charter it is important to be aware of what is included in the cost of an excursion. Half Full has a base charter fee and additional expenses such as food, fuel and subject to the terms and conditions within the charter agreements which vary and is dependent on the level of service, type of fishing or diving, fuel, overnight dockage and season. No request is too large or detail too small on the Half full, however, it is wise to keep in mind the costs so we have provided an explanation below of expectations to ensure no unpleasant surprises arise.

Base Charter Fee

The base charter fee is to hire the Half Full, insured, with a licensed and experienced Captain and Mate. All equipment is top of the line and in good working order.

 

  • Low season $2,750
  • High season $3,500
  • Overnight $4,000

Advance Provisioning Allowance

Excursions vary in costs, so we have arranged Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA). The APA was designed to enable the Half Full to manage your expenses through a clear and trackable arrangement. An APA is a way to deposit the estimated expense amount of your charter to cover costs such as fuel, food and dockage fees. Typically, the APA is approximately 15% to 30% of the base charter fee, this of course depend on your desires, requirements and could be far less or far greater than this estimation.

On overnight excursions the APA is to be paid thirty days prior to boarding the Half Full. Once the APA has been paid, the APA will be retained as a form of a bank account, from which we can use the funds to make expenditures on your behalf and keeping a record of what has been spent. At any point during the excursion, you can request a rundown of the bank accounts for the detail of expenses. The Captain will request additional funds are paid during the charter should your expenses exceed the APA. It is therefore a good idea to keep additional funds available, cash is the best form of additional APA and is hassle free.

It is important to remember what to consider on fuel costs consumed. It can depend on destination, the generators used in order to produce electricity at the dock, the distance traveled and speed of cruising. Dockage fees may vary from very little to large sums and vary base upon the location and whether we dock during a special event.

Upon disembarking, the transactions will be reviewed and the Captain will return any remaining funds.

Charter Agreements

The charter agreement we will both execute will depend on number of guests, where in the world we are and the trip plans. There are three forms. The first form is up six guests which we have a standard charter agreement. When there are seven guests or more (we can accept up to twelve), in lieu of a standard charter agreement there is a barefoot agreement. Our insurance allows snorkeling, diving and spearfishing but will require one more agreement.

Gratuity

As you are our guest we treat you with respect and take great pride in the Half Full and your experience. We aim to please and hope you enjoy. We only ask you respect the office and take care of the personnel. A generous tip goes along way to keeping the happy faces and feeding the families of your Captain and Mate.

Other Consideration

Payment Policy: pay pal, wires, credit cards, cash, thirty day for overnight advance payment.

Insurance: the Half Full is fully insured under the base charter fee. However, there are other insurance costs to be considered, such as excess charterer liability insurance or Cancellation and Curtailment cover.

Cancellations: weather conditions, or cancellation without notice policy and the amount to be retained.

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