Thank you for choosing Water Limousines for your next luxury Sydney harbour event cruise. Please read through the following terms and conditions. All bookings are bound by the below charter terms & conditions, which have been updated as at 1st January 2019.
CONFIRMATION DEPOSIT FOR PRIVATE VESSEL CHARTERS
A deposit is required to hold vessels day and time-
Mon Chéri: AUD$480.00
Sun Seeker: AUD$1,500.00
Aqua Bay: AUD$1,500.00
Seven Star: AUD$2,500.00
This can be made via our booking platform online or over the phone to our customer service team on +61 2 800 454 12.
Deposits can also be made by all major credit cards online for vessel bare boat deposits.
Please note that a booking merchant service fee applies for American Express cards, Visa and MasterCard’s of 2.2% and if you use Paypal checkout the merchant service fee is 2.6%
Progress payments will be required in intervals leading up to your event. The amount and frequency of each of these payments will be at the discretion of management and can also be made by credit card or electronic funds transfer.
FINAL GUEST NUMBERS & PAYMENT
Confirmed final guest numbers and final payment is required 2 weeks prior to the charter event date.
We are unable to offer a refund if there is a reduction in numbers after this deadline.
Guest numbers may increase up to 48 hours prior your event and the additional payment is required immediately.
14-10 days prior: Payment can be made via bank transfer, personal cheque, cash or credit card.
2-9 days prior: Payment will be accepted via bank cheque, cash or credit card only.
Additional charges accumulated at your event whilst on the agreed charter i.e. bar or food etc., needs to be paid for in cash or by credit card prior to departing the vessel at the conclusion of your charter.
ROMANTIC BEACH PICNICS (terms & conditions, only if applicable)
The beach is secluded and NOT private in that it is a public beach and no access from the land. This means that it is one of the most exclusive beaches in Sydney making it a very special destination considering its close proximity to Sydneys CBD.
There are no facilities at the Beach. We recommend customers visit a restroom prior to departure. We provide fresh water as part of every picnic.
As you will be going to a beach you will get wet and sandy during the event, Its all part of this romantic adventure!
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTINUED
Public Holidays pricing is advised on application for private vessel charters. Please note a 20% surcharge will be charged on all bookings made for public holidays for beach picnic tours.
The client is required to meet the specified minimum numbers or minimum spend agreed upon.
STATE GOVERNMENT WHARF FEES (private vessel charters only)
Sydney Harbour wharves incur a State Government wharf fee of $50 per berthing. The allocated time at your selected wharf is only 15minutes. (please don’t be late, or you will miss the boat)
VESSEL & VENUE RIGHTS
Water Limousines reserves the right to remove any person behaving in an irresponsible manner.
Water Limousines and our suppliers comply with Australian legislation with regards to responsible service of alcohol. Water limousines management and our suppliers / staff reserve the right to refuse service to any guest deemed intoxicated or acting inappropriately.
Water Limousines accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage to any property belonging to, or hired by, the client or their guests during/following your event.
Water Limousines reserve the right, if we consider necessary (for example, due to mechanical breakdown, for safety reasons, weather conditions or extreme unforeseen circumstances), to substitute vessels without notice (including any vessels of a third party), change any menu items, cruise schedule / program or performance itinerary. Water limousines Sydney will endeavour to provide a similar quality vessel, menu, service, schedule / program or performance in these circumstances.
Clients/guests are not permitted access inside vessels prior to agreed event commencement time.
The client is expected to conduct their event in a legal and responsible manner.
The client will be charged for any damage that occurs to the restraint and/ or its property.
Smoking is only permitted in external areas of Water Limousine vessels.
Water Limousines accepts no responsibility for items left in/ at the venue prior/during/following your event. All lost property must be picked up within 2 working days post charter, after this period Water limousines reserves the right to dispose of all items.
For any beverages that are supplied by the client that were not consumed during the charter, must be picked up from the office within 2 working days post charter. No beverages are to be taken by clients when disembarking vessel. Ensure all items are labelled with the ‘delivery form’ provided by your event manager. In keeping with Sydney Harbours luxury yacht standards, a no shoe policy is implemented on all luxury vessels. Disposable slippers will be provided upon request.
CANCELLATION / POSTPONEMENT / BAD WEATHER POLICIES (Sydney Harbour, sheltered waters)
All cancellations/postponements must be made in writing. Please note all monies received are non-refundable. Cancellation, postponement or transfer of the event date will result in all monies received being forfeited. 31-90 days prior to the event date the cancellation/postponement fee is 50% of the total projected event value. If a charter is cancelled within 30 days or less of the event date the cancellation/postponement fee is 100%. Your credit card provided will be charged any balance owing, or an invoice will be issued, and balance of payment is required within 7 days.
In the very unlikely event that a luxury charter cannot go ahead due to extremely bad weather, we will recommend a charter transfer to another day and time. All three vessels are large Superyachts and are safe in most bad weather conditions on Sydney Harbour. Each vessel has a large amount of inside entertaining area for all guests in case of rain, storm and any unforeseen bad weather. Please note: 99.9% of charters booked and paid go ahead on the planned day and time of departure.
CHARTER BYO – DRINKS / OWN CATERING
Access to our luxury galleys (kitchens) is only available upon a payment of $20.00 per person, BYO fee. The charterer must ensure all food is prepared / pre-cooked prior to boarding as access to our galley is for refrigeration and reheating purposes only. The charterer must provide all plastic plates, cutlery, serving platters and utensils. You can use our cutlery and crockery on-board at a fixed price of $5.00 per person, payable prior to departure.
Water Limousines is not liable for any death or loss, damage or injury, to any person or property which occurs during any booked vessel charter or beach picnic experience.
To the extent permitted by law: –
Once a reservation has been confirmed a deposit or money is paid for any charter or tour you are bound by the above terms and conditions.