Thunder indemnify that they shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage suffered by any individual(s) from hiring Thunder including any costs that arise from cancelling a cruise, failure of passengers to board the vessel at the specified departure time, boat charter operator license and compliances, the cleanliness and condition of the vessel, changes to the contract of this vessel or damage to private property by guests of the hirer or security bond refunds.
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Bookings are not considered “confirmed bookings” until DownUnder Marine Charters has received this signed “ Terms & Conditions” from the hirer as well as full payment of the charter. A security bond is required, the bond must be paid no later than 14 days prior to departure. The vessel ( Thunder) reserves the right to cancel any charter without consultation or compensation under the following circumstances:
Deposits, Payments and Cancellations
A minimum deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of filling out this booking form. Full payment will be due in full at least 7 days prior to the charter departure.
If full payment is not received within the specified time, the booking will automatically cancel. All deposits are non-refundable. Payments can be made by cash, money orders or electronic transfers e.g. BPAY and EFT. If the hirer wishes to cancel this booking, it must be done so in writing to DownUnder Marine Charters should DownUnder Marine Charters incur any costs as a result of the hirer cancelling any booking, an additional invoice will be sent to the hirer to cover such cancellation costs. The hirer may be charges a late fee if the full payment of the charter is not received prior to departure.
Most vessels depart from the Fremantle area. Other departure points can be arranged upon the hirers request but will normally an additional fee to cover the cost of travelling to and from that location. All charters return to a destination point at least 15 minutes prior to the schedule return time in order to allow for proper berthing and disembarkation of passengers.
Damage and Loss
The hirer is responsible for the behaviour of each member of its party whilst on board the vessel Thunder or on private property. The vessel operators indemnify the vessels owner and operators from any costs, expense or damage caused by any act made by the hirer or hirers guests. Any damage to the vessels fixtures, fittings, furnishings, appliances or any other equipment on board during the charter will be the responsibility of the hirer and the vessel may seek restitution for those damages. The vessel Thunder accepts no liability for the loss or damage of any personal belongings of any passenger(s) while on board. Passengers accept total responsibility for their own belongings.