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Book Your Yacht Charters, crewed sailing holiday and Practical and Theory Courses, Sailboat Charter, Bare Boat Cruise, Sailing Courses, Sailing Holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia - Phuket, Thailand - SE Asia


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Here is all the information to book your Yacht Charter, Cruise, or Practical or Theory course with current destinations in Langkawi, Malaysia - Phuket, Phi Phi, Thailand - Mergui - Myanmar Burma

up to 20% discount Sept Oct 2013 Discounts of up to 20 % for Sept Oct 2013

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Prices

 

Cruising, Adventure Sailing (7 Days 6 nights)

Comp Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper

Yacht Master Prep Course 7 Day (+RYA exam fee)

Other Special Courses Per person per 5 days

 

999

999

999

725

 

1,300

1,300

1,300

950

 

1650

1650

1650

1250

 

49,000

49,000

49,000

36,000

 

4,900

4,900

4,900

3,600

         

 

Theory Courses Onboard per week

Theory Courses Ashore per 5 days

Introduction to navigation on board

VHF/HF Radio on board

Radar

 

995

POA

150

200

200

 

1,300

POA

195

260

260

 

1650

POA

260

350

350

 

49,000

POA

7,500

10,000

10,000

 

4,900

POA

750

1,000

1,000

         

2 people . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peak Season

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .High Season
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Low Season

4 people . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peak Season
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Season
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Low Season
6 people . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peak Season

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Season
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Low Season

4000

3400
2850

5400

4500
3800

6350

5200
4700

5200

4295
3595

6750

5625
4780

7800

6495
5895

6600

5460
4560

8100

7260
6150

9990

8390
7520

205,000

170,000
142,500

270,000

225,000
190,000

310,00

260,000
235,000

20,500

17,000
14,250

27,000

22,500
19.000

31,000

26,000
23,500

         

Sunset Charters (4 hours)

Day Charters (8 hours)

Overnight (24 hours)

 

Own Boat Tuition

500

800

950

 

POA

600

960

1140

 

POA

800

1280

1520

 

POA

24,500

39,000

46,500

 

POA

2,450

3,900

4,650

 

POA

600

750

1100

36,000 3,600

Please note that the GBP price is only applicable if paid from a UK bank account otherwise additional bank charges apply.

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Price Included

  • All meals tea coffee etc taken on board Meniscus (full board is available unless you choose to eat ashore).
  • General sailing instruction and involvement in the day to day sailing and other activities aboard Meniscus.
  • RYA practical courses and certificates as appropriate.
  • Use of snorkeling and fishing equipment. (Divers need to be qualified and arrange their own insurance.)
  • Use of bed linen and towels (but please bring a beach towel).
  • Use of wet weather clothing if required.
  • Use of safety equipment as appropriate. Meniscus is equipped to DoT requirements for category "0" - unlimited passage making or as appropriate Category 1 or 2.

Not Included

  • Books and additional course materials which you may choose to buy.
  • Alcoholic beverages, sparkling soft drinks and bottled water.
  • Immigration, customs, port dues, national park fees and any other local tax.
  • Sundry additional charges as specified in relation to a specific trip.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO ARRANGE
  • Return travel arrangements - Go to Links for useful web sites
  • Hotel accommodation for the beginning and end of your holiday - Go to Links
  • Any visas required.
  • Any necessary vaccinations/medication e.g. malaria tablets in some parts of the world.
  • Spending money for drinks aboard and ashore, excursions ashore, restaurant meals, souvenirs, local taxes etc.
  • Personal travel insurance and cancellation insurance
  • Transfers to and from airport

Things to Bring:-

  • Please bring as little as possible, you will not need much unless you have other travel plans
  • Please use a soft light weight travel bag it will be easier to stow
  • Local currency for meals ashore, local fees, drinks aboard etc
  • Meniscus is a bare foot boat but if you want to wear shoes onboard they must be light weight, clean, white soled and only for wearing on deck
  • small personal medical kit: painkillers, sea sickness, stomach, antiseptic, plasters, etc.
  • sailing gloves for tender hands
  • light waterproofs for normal trips - check if warm clothing is needed if joining for a potentially cold passage
  • 12 Volt charger for your phone and other accessories
  • sunscreen/block
  • sun glasses
  • sun hat
  • swimming costume
  • long sleeved top for swimming in case of jelly fish
  • beach towel
  • your favourite cassettes or CD’s or Ipod
  • note pad and pencil if doing a course
  • anti malarial's if appropriate
  • mosquito repellant - please bring roll on or creams - not the highly flammable jungle formula sprays
    or the swabs which both strip paint and varnish.

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ASSISTANCE WITH PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Whether you wish to book your Yacht Charter, Crewed Sailing Holiday and Practical and Theory Courses, Sailboat Charter, Bare Boat Cruise, RYA Sailing Courses, Sailing Holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia - Phuket, Thailand - Andaman Island SE Asia. Once you have decided on the place or places you would like to visit, or specific dates when you would like to be on board, please contact Mark Holroyd who will be happy to confirm precise dates and provide what information we have collected on possible travel arrangements to your holiday destination - see Links for useful web sites to help you.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

All bookings are made and accepted subject to the terms set out in these conditions. This contract will be construed in accordance with English Law and it is agreed between us that each party will submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

 

On occasions it may be necessary to charge an additional refundable deposit which will be required in cash at the beginning of the trip and will be refunded on successful completion of that event. The deposit may be required to cover repatriation, guarantee air fares or cover damage to the vessel.

 

See also Safety and security on board Meniscus

 

All clients are responsible for arranging their own travel, health, medical, injury, third party liability and cancellation insurance.

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PAYMENT 
  • A deposit of 30% of the total holiday price is required to secure a booking.
  • We regret that no booking can be reserved until we have received a deposit or full payment. There are often several people trying to book the same place and we can only take your booking and confirm it once we have received your payment. Once you have reserved your flights and made whatever other arrangements may be necessary we advise you to confirm your intention to book by email and send payment as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
  • We will endeavour to confirm your holiday within 7 days of receipt of your booking.
  • Payment of the balance and the refundable security deposit is due 60 days before joining your Charter, Holiday, Course or Cruise.
  • If payment is not received within this time scale or for any reason your payment is not confirmed we shall consider the booking cancelled. The cancellation charges set out below will apply.
  • If your place is not filled before departure you may still be liable for full payment.
  • We also reserve the right to take other bookings unless we receive your deposit and the balance as set out above.
  • You are advised to make sure you have adequate insurance to cover yourself.
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CANCELLATIONS

In the event that you cancel your holiday the following charges will apply with effect from the date that notification of your cancellation is received in writing or by email.
 

If you have to cancel your holiday more than 90 days before your holiday we will unfortunately have to make a 30% administration charge. If between 60 and 90 days there will be a 50% charge. If 60 days or less we regret that no refund can be made if your place cannot be filled. We will endeavour to re-sell your place and if successful we will refund your payment less the administration charge. In certain cases other costs or expenses (such as permits, equipment hire and special purchases) may apply and these will be added to the administration charge.

Should you wish to change your holiday rather than canceling, a charge, based on the cost of the holiday originally booked, will apply as outlined above. We will be happy to do this whenever it is possible.

When arranging travel insurance you are advised to ensure that you have adequate cancellation insurance to provide adequate cover should you need to change your plans. It is also your responsibility to insure yourself for any other risks such as health, injury, travel delays etc.

Should it be necessary for us to cancel your holiday, you may either transfer the funds paid to make another booking or receive a full refund. We regret that we cannot be responsible for additional expenses for travel or accommodation which might be incurred.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF WE CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY?

It is very unlikely that we will need to make any changes to your holiday arrangements as plenty of time has been built into the itinerary for maintaining Meniscus, and for hold-ups resulting from unfavourable weather conditions or other unforeseen factors.

However, should it be necessary to make any significant changes to your booking, such as changes of greater than 24 hours in when you will be able to join/leave Meniscus, or location alterations which require arrival and/or departure from a different airport, we shall advise you as early as possible. In these circumstances, should you decide that you are no longer able to take your holiday, you may either transfer the full funds paid to make a booking for another date, or receive a full refund of payments already made to us.

The itinerary sets out the intended route and ports of call along the way. Whilst we have sought to ensure that descriptions of destinations are accurate, this cannot be guaranteed.

All efforts will be made to adhere to the itinerary, and to accommodate any routing requests made by crew members, however the final decision about where and when Meniscus will travel lies with the skipper, Mark Holroyd. He will decide, on the basis of the safety of Meniscus and her crew, and using all relevant information available to him, whether a passage shall be made and whether under sail or power. If, for example due to adverse weather conditions, Meniscus is unable to call at one or more of the destinations outlined in the itinerary, it is regretted that no refunds can be made.

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LIABILITY

We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury suffered by persons and/or their property arising out of or during the course of their activities whilst sailing, training and/or coaching and/or instructing and/or being instructed.

 

 

Sail  Training and Charter Liability Release Form

 

When you complete your booking and join the vessel you will be deemed to have agreed to the following as well as the other terms and conditions. That you understand that when you undertake a sail training program with Yacht Voyages and that there are potential risks and dangers involved with sailing which may, through the operation of the equipment by the people on board, result in breakage or damage to the vessel (other than normal wear and tear) or injury to yourself, members of your group, or others on board. You understand there are certain safety rules which you must obey and that you must follow the instructions of the Captain. In participating in sailing and any training, you waive any claim that you may have against Yacht Voyages, its staff or assistants from any personal or third party injury and/or property damage that may occur whilst undertaking the training and/or subsequent related activities. This waiver shall also apply to claims for your injury by your heirs, your estate or parent or guardian.

You agree to indemnify Yacht Voyages against claims and demands in respect of the operation of any vessel or equipment used by Yacht Voyages and operated by yourself and agree to pay and discharge all damages, losses, costs, charges and expenses which may be sustained by Yacht Voyages or other parties as a consequence of your actions. You understand that you will be liable to reimburse Yacht Voyages the new replacement or repair value of any equipment damaged by yourself through your actions or negligence throughout the training and/or subsequent use of the equipment.

 

YOU HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS DOCUMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS AND AWARE THAT THIS IS A WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND AN ASSUMPTION OF RISK BY MYSELF. IT IS A CONTRACT BETWEEN YOURSELF AND YACHT VOYAGES AND THAT YOU HAVE AGREED TO THE SAME OF YOUR OWN FREE WILL.

 

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PRICE CHANGES

We reserve the right to amend our prices at any time. You will be advised of any changes when you make your booking. Once a booking is confirmed the price is fully guaranteed and will not change.

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SAFETY AND SECURITY ON BOARD MENISCUS

The Captain is responsible for the safety of the whole crew. In certain circumstances a security bond (see Price Schedule) may be required in cash on arrival at the beginning of your voyage. This will be returned in full at the end of your trip provided that Customs/Immigration regulations are complied with, no willful damage or dangerous situation has been caused to Meniscus or her crew, all reasonable instructions have been complied with, the safety of Meniscus and those on board has not been put at risk, and no illegal substance has been carried or consumed.You will be informed when you book if the deposit is required on your particular voyage.

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REPATRIATION

The skipper is responsible for ensuring that all passengers have sufficient funds to leave any country we visit. In order to provide this assurance you will need, on joining Meniscus, to lodge with the skipper your return travel ticket or surety of sufficient funds to return to your home country.

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Comments & Complaints

We hope that you will enjoy your trip with us and that everything will go to plan. We welcome positive comments and hope you will tell us what you enjoyed and sometimes what you did not. In the unlikely event that anything should not be as you would like it please raise the matter at the time as it is much easier to rectify problems then. If you would like to bring anything to our notice after your trip please do so as soon as you possibly can but in any event within 21 days of the end of your trip.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

We have many helpful links to assist you make travel and accommodation arrangements. Go to Links for useful web sites to help you book flights and hotels.

Enquiry Form

Whether you wish to book a Yacht Charter, Crewed Sailing Holiday and RYA Practical and Theory Courses, Sailboat Charter, Bare Boat Cruise, RYA Sailing Courses, Sailing Holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia - Phuket, Thailand - Andaman Island SE Asia.If you wish to make an enquiry please Click Here for the Online Enquiry Form If for any reason the form does not work and you would like to know more contact Mark by email on yacht_meniscus@compuserve.com. Normally you should receive a reply within 48 hours but do bear in mind that he may be out of range when sailing. Contact can also be made direct by mobile or text on
+66 (0) 810772003.

Once you have agreed dates for your your trip and prices with Mark, please complete an online Booking Form , and email that with your cheque (made payable to Mark Holroyd) to:

Mark Holroyd
12 Julian Place,
London E14 3AT,
United Kingdom

If you are making a bank transfer from overseas please complete the online Booking Form let us know when you made the transfer so we can confirm receipt:-

All bookings must be made by email or phone with Mark and we have no facility to acknowledge enquiries in the UK.

Strictly for Emergencies Only

However, should some unforeseen emergency arise which may require urgent attention and contact cannot be made via yacht_meniscus@compuserve.com or +66 (0) 810772003. Then contact can be made through Kevin Usher on Tel: +44 (0)20 7515 0009 - EMERGENCIES ONLY. You will not be able to obtain any booking information from this number.

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