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Saturday 3rd August 2019

15 Whales

Byron Bay

8-21

SSW 7KN

1.8m

Today there was plenty of action out off the coast of Ballina and Byron Bay. We enjoyed breaching, comp groups, muggings & tail slapping on our Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruises at 8:00am & 11:00am. Conditions are looking good this week, so be sure to book aboard our Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise.

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• OUT OF THE BLUE prides itself on providing you with innovative coastal interactions and experiences while minimising the impact it has on the marine environment. By booking a tour with OUT OF THE BLUE you agree to follow all laws, rules and directions from OUT OF THE BLUE staff regarding your interaction with the marine environment. This includes respecting marine wildlife, who should not be interfered with in any way. Litter or other forms of pollution will not be tolerated. 

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• Bookings must be made at least 30 minutes prior to departure, otherwise booking will be invalid. 

• Full payment must be made at the time of booking (with the exclusion of group and charter bookings).

• Private tours, events or charters are required to pay a 50% deposit to confirm the booking, and the full booking amount must be paid at least 1 week prior to departure. 

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• Your experience with OUT OF THE BLUE is undertaken entirely at your own risk. With the exclusion of gross negligence proven in a court of law, you agree that OUT OF THE BLUE, its directors, employees, agents, affiliates or partners will not be held liable for any accident, injury, loss or damage to any person or property however caused whilst you are embarking, traveling on or disembarking from OUT OF THE BLUE vessels. 

• OUT OF THE BLUE may offer additional products or experiences through one of our partners, please refer to the individual terms outlined by these partners before purchasing such products or experiences, as OUT OF THE BLUE will not be held liable for these products or experiences. 

• Passengers must arrive at the designated departure point 15 minutes prior to departure. 

• No seating configuration is guaranteed, although OUT OF THE BLUE staff will do the best they can to accommodate the particular requirements and needs of their passengers. 

• OUT OF THE BLUE operate in a marine environment, and passengers can get wet or be exposed to conditions that they do not necessarily experience on land. 

• If whales are not spotted on a designated whale watch tour between the months of June to November, each passenger will be entitled to a ‘standby ticket’ enabling them to return on another subsequent tour date, this ticket is subject to availability, must be used within the same whale watching season and during a tour with other paying passengers onboard. 

• All children (16 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult.

• Minimum age requirement for Ocean Adventures & Whale Watching is 5yrs. Our River Cruise can accomodate 3yrs and up & are charged accordingly at a Childs rate. Children younger than these ages are not permitted aboard the vessel.

• Pregnant woman or anyone with a back injury are not permitted to attend the cruise.

• Passengers with other medical conditions, injury or potential health risk must advise OUT OF THE BLUE prior to your departure, it is recommended that these passengers do not travel on OUT OF THE BLUE vessels and if so, do at their own risk. 

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• In the case of extreme weather conditions please contact info@outoftheblueadventures.com the day before to confirm any possible cancelations. 

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REFUND POLICY 

• Rescheduling of a booking is permitted up to 48 hours from the designated departure time, (please email info@outoftheblueadventures.com or call 0407522422 if you wish to reschedule) – excluding private tours, events or charters which require 1 weeks’ notice from the departure date.

• All tickets are non-refundable within 48 hours of departure.

• Bookings made within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable. 

• Passengers must refer to third party booking partners or agents in the event of a cancelation. 

• Gift certificates are non-refundable under any circumstance and cannot be exchanged for cash. If you redeem a Gift Card on a booking that gets cancelled by us due to weather or minimum numbers not met, your Gift Card is still not refundable, they are valid for 3yrs and can be used on another date or transferred to someone else to use. If you redeem a Gift Card on a booking that you decide to cancel or want to move with less than 48hrs notice, the Gift Card will no longer be valid for use on another day. 

• If OUT OF THE BLUE cancel a tour, it will be rescheduled. If for whatever reason the tour cannot be rescheduled, you will be entitled to a refund (excluding Gift Card redeemed bookings) or a gift certificate of equivalent value (excluding any booking fees). 

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