MILLS FISHING CHARTER AUSTRALIA
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all Australian charter trips are sold based on the following terms and conditions of the purchaser and no agent or representative has the authority to vary or omit part or all of, these conditions.
Paying persons referred to as both customer(s) and passenger(s) in this document
Full Payment at time of booking – Day / Night Fishing Charter, Whale Watching, Samson Jigging.
Mills Fishing Charter Australia require payment at time of booking to confirm and secure your place on a charter. Please note that failure to make due payment in respect of bookings or installments shall entitle Mills Fishing Charter Australia to consider the booking cancelled. All effort from Mills Fishing Charter Australia will be made to contact you before the booking is made available to other parties, however should contact not be made, Mills Fishing Charter Australia shall be entitled to consider the booking void and release the place to another person.
Customers are aware that any booking confirmations held with a credit card as security do so with the knowledge that should you not turn up for the booking, or should you not cancel a booking within the stipulated guidelines as outlined below, the credit card will be debited in full for the charter booking amount.
Deposit Payments - Whole Boat Fishing Charters: Mills Fishing Charter require a minimum 50% deposit within 7 days of making the booking.
Final Payments – Whole Boat Charters
Final payment is required within 28 days of the charter booking date.
Cancellation Policy - Night/Day Fishing Charter, Whale Watching and Samson Jigging.
Cancellations must be made within the following guidelines to avoid forfeiture of payments.
Bookings for 1 person, and groups of 2 or 3 people – minimum 48 hours notice.
Bookings for groups of 4 people or greater - minimum 7 days prior to charter date.
Cancellation Policy - Whole Boat Fishing Charter Australia
Whole Boat Charter bookings require a minimum of 14 days notice of cancellation to guarantee refund of payment in full.
If a cancellation for a whole boat charter is made within 7 to 14 days of the charter date, deposit or full payment is refunded in full, only if Mills Fishing Charter Australia can rebook the boat to another customer. In the event Mills Fishing Charter Australia cannot rebook the boat, the customer is only entitled to a 50% refund of total charter amount.
Cancellations made for a whole boat charter within 7 days of the charter date forfeit the full amount of charter cost, although Mills Fishing Charter will make every effort to rebook the boat and if successful, payment will be returned to you in full.
Liability Conditions on Fishing Charter Australia
Mills Fishing Charter Australia offer Eco-Adventure and fishing charter involving some physical activity and adventure itineraries,and is personal choice. This being the case, Mills Fishing Charter expects each passenger understands any risks involved and is personally able to accept such risks as part of the charter offered.
Mills Fishing Charter Australia will undertake to deliver services at indicated times, however does not accept any losses, costs or expenses suffered as a result of any delay in the delivery of services.
Mills Fishing Charter Australia does not accept any liability for breach of contract when such things as force majure, war, industrial dispute, civil unrest or natural disaster, inclusive of weather conditions and passenger illness or injury that would prevent Mills Fishing Charter from operating in some capacity.
Under no circumstances are passengers allowed onto the fly bridge area of any Mills Fishing Charter vessel. This area is strictly out of bounds.
Australian Weather Conditions
Mills Fishing Charter Australia endeavour to operate all charters in safe and appropriate weather conditions. Weather is monitored closely at all times and in the event the conditions are considered to be unsafe Mills Fishing Charter reserve the right to cancel charters up until the intended departure time. All effort is made to give as much prior notice of cancellation as possible but no liability is accepted for inconvenience or last minute change of charter plans by Mills Fishing Charter. Passengers have the option to be refunded their payment in full or to reschedule a booking for another charter date in this instance.
Australian Boarding and Disembarkation
Boarding and disembarkation on the west coast of Australia will be advised at time of fishing charter booking.
Passenger Information Fishing Charter Australia
Mills Fishing Charter recommend comfortable clothing of a lightweight material for most days and occasions. It is recommended to bring along a jumper and /or windproof jacket as the conditions at sea are often harsher than what you will experience at the Harbour. Mills Fishing Charter recommend appropriate covered shoes to be worn at all times during the charter.
Sea Sickness on Fishing Charter
It is recommended passengers use seasickness tablets according to personal needs. In the event a passenger gets seasick, Mills Fishing Charter cannot bring any passenger back to Jetty until the charter is completed. In extreme cases of passenger (or crew) illness or injury and where the decision is made by crew and management to cease operating the outing to ensure the person’s wellbeing, Mills Fishing Charter are not responsible or obliged to give cash refunds or offer an alternate outing.
Mills Fishing Charter will have supplies of insect repellant and sunscreen on board. Mills Fishing Charter do not supply sea sickness tablets.
Smoking on Fishing Charter
Smoking is not permitted throughout the vessel and only a small area outside will be designated as available for passengers to smoke cigarettes where respect and care to the environment is essential. Appropriate waste buckets for butts are provided on board each charter vessel.
Alcohol Policy on Fishing Charter
Mills Fishing Charter permits passengers to bring their own alcohol on board and this will need to be discussed prior to departure with Mills office. Mills Fishing Charter reserves the right to refuse alcohol to any passenger at any time during the charter. If any passenger arrives under the influence of alcohol, Mills Fishing Charter have the right to refuse boarding to such a passenger. Any abusive or inappropriate behaviour on board, while under the influence of alcohol, or indeed at anytime, will give Mills Fishing Charter the right to organize the removal from charter of such a passenger, or indeed terminate the charter completely. Refund of charter cost is not applicable in any way in this instance.
Mills Fishing Charter emphasize the risks of personal injury or loss of life, damage to or loss of property that can be sustained on boats. Alcohol consumption by a passenger does affect your ability to adapt to the conditions present at sea and stress the importance of minimal alcohol consumption levels.
Mills Fishing Charter Australia are alleviated from any liability caused from passengers not adhering to or conforming to stated recommendations and rules outlined by crew on board the vessel.
Alcohol is preferred in Cans.
Fishing Equipment on Fishing Charters in Australian Waters
Mills Fishing Charter Australia provide all fishing gear and tackle, bait and ice.
If any gear belonging to Mills Fishing Charter Australia is misplaced or lost at sea, the cost replacement value can be passed on to the passenger involved.
Passengers are welcome to bring their own fishing gear and Mills Office staff is available to discuss this with you at the time of booking.
Date of Outing: ____________________________
PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY SIGNING AND RETURNING TO OUR OFFICE BY MAIL OR FAX
089 246 5660.
PO BOX 868
Western Australia 6923