Terms & Conditions of Booking

Officially Scotland is open for tourism from 15th July, however, the Scottish Government is insisting all boat operators adhere to the 2 metre social distancing rule rather than the reduced 1 metre rule. Unfortunately this is not economically viable for us. We are lobbying the government to change that rule but until that happens we will only be able to offer private charters for social bubbles of upto 12 passengers on a boat.

We are offering the 2 hour Corryvreckan Wildife Tour at a charter price of £425 or a shorter 1.25 hour Grey Dogs Wildlife Tour at a charter price of £220. Please contact our ticket office on 01852 300003 or oban@seafari.co.uk for more details or to book a charter.

We have left the booking system open in the hope that the government will allow us 1 metre very soon – if you are happy to book a standard scheduled tour and “hope for the best” then please do – If we need to cancel your tour due to low numbers or the 2m distancing rule we will, of course, offer you a full refund. 

We are sure our customers will understand that we need our tours to be economically viable. With guidelines regarding social distancing prone to change we ask that our customers approach their booking with an element of flexibility. We will try to call all our customers after booking to discuss the options. We reserve the right to cancel a tour if we are unable to make it economically viable – this would be our worse case scenario and full refunds would be issued if an alternative time was not able to be agreed. Thank you for your patience and support.

By acknowledging these terms and conditions you are acknowledging that it is not possible to carry out or guarantee complete disinfection, the goal is to minimise risk and Seafari Adventures (Oban) Ltd. are changing and adapting procedures to minimise any risk. You are also accepting that Seafari Adventures (Oban) will ask one member of the party, on arrival, to sign to confirm that no party members have exhibited any Covid-19 symptoms. We may contact you a couple of weeks after your tour to ascertain that all party members continue to show no signs of Covd-19.

**UPDATE TO TERMS & CONDITIONS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC**

Seafari Adventures (Oban) Ltd. cancellation policy will remain unchanged during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our policy is :

Should we cancel a tour due to poor weather or not reaching minimum passenger numbers we will offer a reschedule or a full refund. If the customer chooses to cancel giving us more than 24 hours notice we will issue a full refund, should a customer choose to cancel within 24 hours of the departure time we can only offer a refund in the event we are able to re-sell those seats.

However, during the period of the pandemic and any subsequent travel restrictions we reserve the right to cancel any tours, including those previously confirmed, should passenger numbers make that tour economically unviable. We will make all reasonable efforts to keep our customers informed on a timely basis and all efforts will be made to honour all bookings as far as is economically viable and we thank our customers for their continued support and patience.

Seafari will only allow entry onto the vessels to those passengers who are willing to agree to the Seafari Terms and Conditions as set out below.

**Arrival and Departure Times** – You are agreeing to arrive at Easdale 30 minutes prior to the departure time of your tour.

In the event of late arrivals we reserve the right to maintain our advertised trip departure time and leave without you (in this event we reserve the right to not issue a refund). We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before departure time as the kitting up process and safety information can take up to 30 minutes. We are based in Easdale which is 16 miles south of Oban so please account for your journey time (approximately 40 minutes drive from Oban) to ensure you arrive 30 minutes before departure time.

** Sea Conditions and Weather **

All departures are subject to sea conditions and weather conditions. Sailings are subject to the decision of the skipper.  Whilst we never want to cancel a tour we will not hesitate to do so on the grounds of safety – we will always try to give as much notice as possible, however occasionally short notice cancellations are unavoidable.

**Pregnancy, Back Problems or disabilities**

We specifically advise that our trips are not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or who suffers from back problems – please let us know if you have any concerns and we will offer advice on whether or not we think the tour will be suitable for you.

  • People with disabilities must have independent sitting balance. We are happy to assist with boarding.
  • We are happy to carry persons in wheelchairs but the weather must be calm and we will require advanced notice.
  • We request you inform us of any potential problems at the time of booking.

**Cancellations and Refund Policy**

1. In the event that we cancel a trip due to poor weather or insufficient numbers we will provide a full refund.
2. In the event that you wish to cancel your booking we will issue a refund if we receive more than 24 hours notice. If you give us less than 24 hours notice we reserve the right not to refund unless we are able to re-sell your seats.
3. Children (aged 4 and over) are very welcome on our trips however the skipper’s decision is final in the event of poor weather and sea conditions.

**Wildlife**

No two voyages are the same. We cannot guarantee sightings of any particular wildlife species although our crew are very experienced and will always do their best to find wildlife.

**Boats**

We reserve the right to change the boat we use on the day.

**Personal Belongings**

Full, third party liability is provided for all passengers, excluding personal effects (including cameras, mobile phones and other electronic equipment) which are carried at your own risk.

**Your Data**

Essentially we will not give your data to any third party unless legally required to do so. We need your data for our records (which we need to keep for 7 years for VAT and tax inspection purposes) – will will not bombard you with marketing emails however, we may send you one email after your tour to request some feedback and we may, very occasionally, contact you with some information about a new product or service. Please read our full Privacy Notice here. Occasionally Seafari Adventures will take photos of our passengers whilst kitting up or out on our boats – we may use these photos for marketing purposes or share on our social media channels. If you do not want us to take your photo please let us know when you check-in.