Conditions of Hire

 
  1. The John Pinkerton II is licensed to carry a maximum of 50 passengers. If the charterer requires attendance by persons additional to their own party, for example, band members or serving staff, these must be included in the total number of passengers.
  2. Provisional bookings will be accepted by telephone or email, but must be confirmed within 14 days, after which time it will be offered to others.
  3. A confirmed booking is a booking made upon the official Charter Booking Form and accompanied by a non-returnable deposit equal to half the charter fee.
  4. The company reserves the right to refuse bookings without assigning a reason for doing so.
  5. The Hirer, upon making a confirmed booking, becomes responsible for the whole of the hire charge. The balance is then payable at least 14 days before commencement of the cruise.
  6. A cancellation must be confirmed in writing, otherwise the Hirer remains responsible for payment of all outstanding fees.
  7. Every effort will be made to comply with the Hirer’s wishes on direction of cruise; however this is not a condition of contract as canal circumstances may dictate a necessary alteration.
  8. If unable to fulfil its commitment to undertake a cruise, the Company will refund all hire charges paid, but will not be liable for other losses incurred by the Hirer.
  9. The Company will not be liable for any loss or injury suffered by passengers whilst upon, boarding, or leaving the boat.
  10. The company has no objection to parties bringing their own food, but reserves sole and exclusive rights for the sale and supply of all drinks taken on board.
  11. No alcohol may be consumed by passengers under the age of 18. Passengers who appear to be under the age of 21 may be asked to provide proof of age before being served with alcohol.
  12. The company reserves the right to close the galley at any time it deems advisable.
  13. The Hirer is responsible for the behaviour of his/her party and any damage caused by them, and for ensuring that all members of his/her party are aware of these ‘Conditions Of Hire’.
  14. Conditions for Use of Cruise Gift Vouchers on Public and Special Trips:
    • John Pinkerton Cruise Gift Vouchers can be redeemed only when a trip is booked in advance via our on-line booking service or by contacting our booking team.
    • The vouchers have no cash value.
    • The trip boat skippers cannot accept vouchers as payment in lieu of cash.
    • If the value of the voucher exceeds the price of the trip, the residual amount may be used towards another trip. A cash refund cannot be given.
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