Terms and Conditions
Deposit payments are due within ten days of booking your trip. Deposits are 50% of the quoted rate, times the number of guests. Guests also have the option of paying for the entire trip at once, within the 10 - day time frame available for initial deposits.
If no deposit is received within ten days, your reservation is subject to cancellation. The final payment (the balance on your trip) is due no later than 90 days prior to trip departure. If balance due payments are not received by the designated time, (45 days) Slipstream Angling Worldwide reserves the right to cancel the trip in question with forfeiture of all monies previously paid. If you cancel your trip in writing more than 90 days prior to your trip arrival date, 100% of your trip payment will be refunded minus a $100 US administration fee. If you cancel your trip, for whatever reason between 90 - 61 days prior to your arrival, 50% of your trip payment will be non-refundable. If you cancel your trip, for whatever reason, 60 days or less prior to your trip commencing, all payment on your trip will be non-refundable, unless we can sell the trip to another angler.
Please note that for group cancellations in Cuba during the peak months of April and May, if the week is cancelled, once deposits have been received, for whatever reason, a 50% cancellation charge on the deposit already paid will be levied against each angler who has paid a deposit. These weeks, while often in very high demand, can be difficult to refill if they have already been booked out for 6-12 months in advance. Additionally, for all Avalon trip booking cancellations throughout the year, there is a 500 Euro handling fee per person, for cancellations that occur more than 60 days out from the trip commencing. This is an Avalon policy that we have no control over. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your investment, should a family emergency, act of God, or other unforeseen situation arise, which would cause you to cancel your trip. Please visit the Trip Insurance page here, of our web site for quick and easy information on purchasing trip insurance.
Upon receipt of your deposit, you will be sent a form requesting your date of birth, emergency contact numbers, passport number with expiration date, and arrival and departure flight information. Please fill these in and send them back to us as soon as possible. We need this information to satisfy domestic and international airline requirements, where applicable and to ensure you are met in a timely manner when you arrive at your destination country.
For custom designed trips, where multiple properties (lodges and boats) are being used on a single trip, we cannot refund trip deposits less than 6 months out if a trip is cancelled. The logistics of these kinds of trips is such that it makes it all but impossible for lodge owners to refill the space in such a short amount of time. We will, however, refund trip payments if the cancelled slot(s) can be filled with another angler.
If guests decide to pay by check, we ask that the check be sent via Fed Ex, UPS or Registered Mail, due to the increasing problems we have had using the regular postal system.