Terms & Conditions of Charters

1. These are our Terms and Conditions of your booking a charter with EXCALIBUR CHARTERS. You will be entering into a "whole-boat" or "part boat" booking or a "dive group charter" and you are agreeing to following terms and conditions of the charter. In this agreement you will be known as the "Charterers".

EXCALIBUR CHARTERS give notice that all arrangements made by us are on the condition that we shall not be liable for any death, injury or damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may be caused by persons or conditions out of our control.

Furthermore we accept no responsibility for any losses or additional expenses due to delays in changes in air, road, rail, sea or other services, strikes, war, weather or other causes whatsoever they may be.

3. Provisional bookings by phone, or e-mail will be held for 21 days pending receipt of the Booking Form and a £100 deposit if booking the whole boat. Individual deposits are £10.

Every person making a booking on behalf of a passenger or group of passengers warrants and confirms that he/she has the authority of that passenger and that each such passenger agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of the charter as laid down herein.

All cheques shall be made payable to

4. We reserve the right to alter prices in accordance with any major changes in costs which may occur between the time of the booking and the time of departure. We will however advise you of any variation in charges.

5. Passengers
"Signing In" on our Onboard Diving Book are declaring that they, and all persons on whose behalf they are booking, are in good health and are fit, mobile and agile and when diving are qualified to do so and hold the appropriate qualification from PADI or BSAC for the dive/dives they are participating in.

Any illnesses arising between booking the charter and actual departure date must be declared in our Onboard Diving Book.

The skipper/skippers may refuse to carry any passengers or luggage on any charters they deem unsuitable.
Such reasons usually relate to the safety of the vessel or the safety of persons due undeclared health risks when on dive charters. In such circumstances the passenger/passengers shall not be entitled to any compensation or payments whatsoever except for the refund of the charter fee.

The Charterers shall provide sufficient instructors and/or other competent persons. An appointed DIVE MARSHALL of the diving group shall supervise all diving activities from the vessel and the use of diving equipment, and shall be fully responsible for the diving group at all times.

Excalibur Charters are only responsible for the vessel and shall not be responsible for any accident or injury caused to any person or persons arising whilst not actually on the vessel.

Injuries sustained in any diving accident or by the use of diving equipment are the responsibility of the diver and he/she should ensure that they are adequately covered by their own insurance.

Charterers shall also be liable for the repair or replacement of any of the Vessels equipment used in diving activities, in the event of loss or damage.

7. If the unlikely event of a mechanical breakdown or other circumstances beyond our control  in which we cannot provide the vessel
EXCALIBUR for the charters arranged, we will endeavour to find a suitable alternative vessel with the agreement of the Charterers.  In the event that this arrangement is not suitable we will refund all moneys paid, in full, and the passenger shall have no further claim against us.
Scheduled charters may also be cancelled by
"EXCALIBUR CHARTERS" up to three weeks in advance of the departure date if the event that insufficient bookings have been received for that date.

The Charterers, whether an individual or booking the whole vessel are responsible for the whole of the fee he/she has undertaken to pay and must pay the balance at the end of each charter day, unless prior arrangements have been made with Excalibur Charters.
If for any reason/reasons the
Charterers cancel the booking within 21 days of departure he/she remains responsible for the whole of the fee. It may be possible for you to transfer your booking to another individual with our prior agreement. In the meantime we will make every effort to resell the booking and if able to do so will refund the deposit and any other money paid, minus any administration costs and any other expenses incurred.

9. Our vessel carries a full Marine Insurance policy for bodily injury or accident to passengers on board, and is covered for a minimum of £2,000,000 in respect of any one incident. A copy is kept on board for your inspection. A copy of our M.S.A Licence is also available for your inspection.
Our insurance does not cover passengers who are not actually on the vessel or its marked named tender whilst engaged in water sport activities such as diving or any other activities.
We do not accept responsibility for loss of or damage to passengers equipment, such as fishing rods/reels or diving equipment. Such property or valuables whilst onboard or in transit, should be listed and covered against damage or loss by your own household insurance.

10. No unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be carried on the vessel. No children under the age of (twelve)12 years shall be carried unless part of a whole boat charter and then they are the responsibility of their parents/guardians at all times. We must be advised
well in advance as it is likely that we would have to hire special life preservers for such an occasion.

Please note we do occasionally make rare exceptions, but prior notice and arrangements must be made with

11. No animals to be carried without permission which must be sought in advance.

12. No drugs, weapons or any other unlawful goods such as pornographic materials are permitted on board the vessel. The passenger's shall free and release the vessel owners / skippers of
EXCALIBUR CHARTERS from any liabilities or responsibility arising out of any breach of these conditions.

13. In the unlikely event that you have a complaint against
EXCALIBUR CHARTERS please report any incident to us promptly either verbally or in writing. We will make every effort to with your complaint promptly and efficiently.

Any legal action or proceedings arising out of or connected with this contract shall be governed by the laws of the Merchant Shipping Act.

EXCALIBUR CHARTERS or any licenced skipper/captain employed by EXCALIBUR CHARTERS, reserve the right to vary the charter in any way he/she considers appropriate due to adverse weather or any other conditions which apply to the vessel or advisories by the Coastguard or other appropriate authorities.
In the event of an accident at sea to another vessel in the vicinity of
EXCALIBUR CHARTERS our vessel will always do everything to assist in procuring the safety of that vessel and those on board. Such events happen rarely but may result in the loss of activity for those chartering our vessel and EXCALIBUR CHARTERS will not be held responsible for the loss of time.

ALL decisions regarding the safety of the vessel, its tender and those on board rest with the skipper/captain of the day.


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