Bookings are confirmed with a 50 percent deposit, made no later than five days after booking a trip. Balance must be received no later than 90 days prior to the first day of the trip. Notification of cancellation must be received 90 days prior to the first day of the trip in order to receive partial or full credit for an alternate date. All payments are final and nonrefundable Trip insurance is highly recommended and, in our minds, essential.
Booking a trip or making a deposit represents that the client accepts all terms and conditions. GFFI’s terms are in addition to any terms and conditions of each individual lodge that GFFI represents. Please read those terms carefully—lodge terms, which may differ from GFFI’s terms, supersede any agreements between GFFI and a client.
EL PESCADOR TRAVEL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Reservations, Deposits & Payments
A deposit of 50% is required to confirm all reservations. This deposit is non-refundable after 24 hours. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before departure.
The trip price quoted includes payments for others, including but not limited to taxes for the Government of Belize, airfare between BZE-SPR as well as fuel. Tax percentages currently in effect and prices are subject to change. El Pescador reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.
Packages Include: the number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package, round-trip land, air and sea transfers between Belize City and El Pescador, 9% hotel tax, 12.5% sales tax, 3 meals and an afternoon snack daily, local Belizean beverages consumed at our bar (including soda, beer and rum drinks) plus complimentary use of the amenities (pools, wi-fi, kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, etc).
Packages do NOT include: sport fishing licenses (available online) park fees (if applicable; $5 per day), fly rods/reels (which may be borrowed, based on availability), terminal tackle or gratuities.
When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information designed to convey the spirit of the trip and guide you in the more practical details of getting ready for your adventure such as a packing list, in-country transfers, cellular and internet service, and fishing gear recommendations.
All cancellations and/or changes must be received in writing, and have a $100 per person processing fee.
- For cancelations made 90+ days prior to arrival* 100% of the payment(s) received may be transferred to another guest(s)/date within 12 months of the date of the original reservation.
- For cancelations made between 45-90 days prior to arrival* 50% of the full invoice amount will be forfeited and the remaining funds may be transferred to another guest(s)/date within 12 months of the date of the original reservation.
- For cancelations made less than 45 days prior to arrival* the exact reservation may be transferred to another guest(s), or 100% of the payment(s) received will be forfeited.
- *All confirmed reservations that occur during US President’s Day weekend and/or between Christmas – New Years are immediately non-refundable and non-changeable.
No refunds will be given for cancelations, unused portions of a trip, no-shows, acts of God including hurricanes, detention, annoyance, delays, quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for unforeseen reasons. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. El Pescador reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.
In the unlikely event that El Pescador must cancel a reservation, all payments received to date will be credited to a future date within 10 months of the original reservation date, based on availability, which constitutes a full settlement.
Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather. We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance, specifically “cancel for any reason” insurance.
We strongly urge that you purchase trip insurance to cover unexpected cancellation, interruption, delays, cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. Global Rescue has created travel insurance built with the outdoorsman in mind. With minimal exclusions, the IMG Signature Travel Insurance is the perfect add-on to your Global Rescue membership which provides integrated medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services to travelers worldwide. Please note the Signature Plus Policy will cover cancellations related to the coronavirus.
We urge you to obtain this coverage. If you choose not to purchase it, El Pescador cannot act as your insurance policy. You will be subject to the cancellation policy as detailed above.
Arrival and Departure
Guests fly to/from Belize International Airport (BZE) at their own expense. The local flights between BZE and San Pedro (SPR) are coordinated around all on time international arrival and departures. This local flight is included as part of the package, or may be booked a la carte if you have booked on a nightly lodging-only rate.
Limitation of liability
This section defines El Pescador Ltd’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by El Pescador Ltd. Please read it carefully.
Upon sending your deposit to El Pescador, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.
All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as fishing and water sports, and travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.
El Pescador Ltd, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services including but not limited to guided fishing and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.
Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owner(s) at all times. No employee/agent/guide of El Pescador Ltd, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation. El Pescador cannot be responsible for loss, theft or breakage of any rods or reels or tackle of any kind, at any time, whether in the boats or on/off the property.