Celtic Charter terms and conditions
Celtic Charter will make available the vessel CELTIC WILDCAT, licensed and insured and carrying regulation safety equipment, together with skipper and crew (as deemed necessary by Celtic Charter) for each charter.
Celtic Wildcat is licensed and insured for 12 passengers and 2 crew, under no circumstances will she carry any more than 12 passengers.
Celtic Wildcat generally departs from Neyland Marina we are able to pick up from Hobbs Point Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven but any requests for departure from these places must be made in advance and the charterer will be responsible for any extra fees that may be incurred and any delays will form part of the day’s charter.
Rod and Reel Availability
Rods and reels are available please discuss any requirements on booking. If bait and terminal tackle are provided by Celtic Charter the cost will be charged to the hirer on the day and we may charge for lost tackle. Should the hirer break or loose the rod or reel overboard we will charge for replacement equipment.
Booking and Cancellation
Whole boat bookings, you will be asked for a £100 deposit to be paid within 14 days to secure your booking. If a deposit is not received and there has been no other communication regarding the booking within the 14 days Celtic Charter may offer the dates to other customers. Any price quoted may be subject to a variable fuel surcharge or should there be any change in VAT regulations which affect the cost of any agreement you will be notified in writing.
Individual bookings, will be paid in full at the time of booking.
Once the boat trip has been booked and the deposit paid the balance will be due on the day of the trip. For a single day charter the balance is due on the day. For multiple charters, the full amount is payable at the end of each trip and the deposit is deducted from the last payment. The agreed fee for the boat is the cost of hiring the boat for a specified period and is payable regardless of the number of passengers on board.
Once the deposit has been paid if the charterer cancels a trip the deposit is forfeit and if it is within 28 days of the charter date the entire fee will be payable unless we are able to secure an alternative charter for the same date.
If Celtic Charter cancels the charter due to adverse weather conditions, or reasons beyond our control, if possible, you will be notified in advance and either an alternative date will be offered or any deposit paid will be returned immediately. Celtic Charter does not accept any responsibility for travelling or any other costs incurred by individuals, if due to unforeseen circumstances the trip cannot take place on the day booked.
As required by the Code of Practice a safety briefing will be given at the beginning of each trip and it is your responsibility to listen to the information. Sea activities are adventurous and we do not accept responsibility for incidents that occur outside of our control. If you are not sure about any aspect of your trip PLEASE ASK.
Abusive and offensive behaviour or language towards staff or other passengers will not be tolerated.
Alcohol and drugs (excepting prescribed medicines) are not allowed on the boat and anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to board the vessel.
Please let us know at the time of booking of any physical condition that could be aggravated by the motion of the boat or any medical condition that could need attention.
All fishing gear, diving gear, photographic equipment, items of personal clothing etc. and any personal items belonging to passengers on board the vessel are the individual’s responsibility whilst on board. Celtic Charter accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal equipment when stored on the vessel overnight.
All charterers are requested to telephone Celtic Charter after 7.00 pm the evening before the trip to check for favourable weather conditions. If after due consideration of various sources, shipping forecast, inshore forecast, TV, internet etc, in the opinion of the skipper, the conditions are not favourable for the following day the trip may be cancelled and if possible an alternative date will be offered or any deposit returned immediately. Celtic Charter does not accept any responsibility for any expenses incurred by individuals if trips have to be cancelled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
If deteriorating weather conditions cause an early return to port, only that proportion of the trip spent at sea will be payable at the hourly rate as set in our tariff, with any part of an hour counting as 1 hour. Any decision to return early to port is the skipper’s and any insistence of return by the anglers qualifies as a complete trip and the full fee is payable.
All trips will be subject to conditions on the day and we reserve the right to change the destination if necessary and will reduce the fees accordingly.
The items above set out the terms and conditions under which CELTIC WILDCAT may be chartered. The document forms an agreement between CELTIC CHARTER (the owner) and the club or individuals hiring the vessel (the charterer) it is the charterers responsibility to ensure all his/her group are aware of these conditions. Please keep for your information.