Read Terms and Conditions of Hire
By submitting the enquiry above, you agree to the following:
AGREEMENT TO LET AND HIRE
The Owner agrees to let the Vessel to the Charterer and not to enter into any other agreement for the charter of the Vessel for the same period.
The Charterer agrees to hire the Vessel and shall pay the Charter Fee, the Security Deposit and any other agreed charges, in cleared funds, on or before the dates agreed to and to the Account specified in this Agreement.
A deposit or credit card preauthorisation of $1,000 is required for all charters on all vessels.
The Charter is restricted within the Tweed River and in which the Vessel is legally permitted to cruise.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONS – RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILDREN – HEALTH OF THE CHARTERER’S PARTY a) The Charterer shall not at any time during the Charter Period permit more than the Maximum Number of Guests allowed on Board plus.
a) If children are taken on board, the Charterer shall be fully responsible for their conduct and entertainment and no member of the crew shall be held responsible for their conduct or entertainment
b) The nature of a charter may render it unsuitable for anybody with physical disability or undergoing medical treatment. By signature of this Agreement the Charterer warrants the medical fitness of all members of the Charterer party for the voyage contemplated by this Agreement.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR GUESTS BEHAVIOUR
The Charterer is responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their guests that they have invited onboard. Should the Charterers guests conduct themselves in a disorderly, offensive or violent manner, or be seen committing an illegal offence, or behave in a manner that the Owner deems inappropriate, the Charterer understands that the charter will be terminated early, all monies paid, and bond maybe forfeited.
The Charterer will co-operate with the members of the Owners crew if any guest’s behaviour becomes
inappropriate and will assist the Owners crew with their requests to manage any issues.
ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
The vessels the Golden Swan and Captain Bills Explorer are licenced venues, no alcohol may by bought onto these vessels. The Owner is committed to the responsible service and consumption of alcohol. The Owner’s Alcohol Service Policy outlines the expectations of behaviour from its staff and Charterers guests.
The use or consumption of illegal drugs by anyone using the Owners facilities, property or boats, either ashore or afloat is prohibited.
The consumption of alcohol and drugs may increase the risk of injury around docks, water and boats and the Charterer accepts that risk. The Owner shall not be liable for any personal injury or death arising from or in any way related to the use or consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs.
The Owner shall not be liable for loss of personal property and goods of the Charterer whilst on the Owners property or boats.
The Owner shall provide a suitably qualified Captain acceptable to the insurers of the Vessel and a suitably experienced Crew.
If a Charterer chooses to self-cater their charter, they agree to pay an $80 cleaning fee. If plates are required these are costed at $4 per person and covers cost of plates and cleaning.
The Captain has complete authority over the vessel and Charterer regarding the management, operation and movement of the Vessel. The Captain is not bound to comply with any order which, in the reasonable opinion of the Captain, might result risk, damage or loss to the Owner or Charterer.
A Security Deposit $1500 (if pre-authorised by credit card) or $2000 (if secured by cash) shall be held by the Owner and may be used in, or towards, discharging any liability that the Charterer may incur under any of the provisions of this Agreement, but to the extent that it is not so used, the Security Deposit shall, within twenty- four (24) hours of the end of the Charter Period, or the settlement of all outstanding questions, whichever is the later, be refunded to the CHARTERER without interest.
PAYMENTS & CANCELLATION
The Charterer shall pay:
- A deposit on or before signing this agreement.
- The balance of the charter fee 4 weeks prior to commencement of the charter.
- and a security bond.
Cancellations must be received in writing from the Charterer by email to: [email protected]
- More than 30 days’ notice of cancellation – 100% refund on deposit.
- Less than 30 days’ notice of cancellation – no refund on deposit.
- Less than 7 days’ notice of cancellation – no refund on booking.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales and the Commonwealth of
Australia and any dispute arising or relating to the agreement or the charter shall be referred to the courts of
New South Wales.