Dates and Tuition
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About Your Participation...
ActionQuest programs are more than voyages with instruction in sailing and diving; they are a total educational experience. Participants arrive with the understanding that they will be part of the crew in training, ready to share the work of the yacht from maintenance to food preparation to navigation, and everything in between. Students rotate positions of responsibility each day for variety and well roundedness. Evenings are largely devoted to program material aboard. These are dry ships — no alcohol or illegal drugs — and there can be no smoking for health and safety reasons. We expect all students to maintain an atmosphere of respect and consideration. We will not tolerate actions or attitudes detrimental to group cohesion and spirit or the healthy and pleasant environment aboard. Additionally, we are a co-ed program. Girls live in separate cabins. Privacy is thus maintained even with ten to twelve students all living within 50 feet of each other! Much is gained simply from living closely and in cooperation. In short, we are conscious of our good reputation and maintain the tone of the program as one of positive, highly experiential, healthy, active fun.
Enrollment, Payment, Refund, Cancellation and Dismissal Agreements
Most students enroll early to ensure a space in the program of their choice yet there is no set application deadline. To enroll, complete and return this application with the application deposit fee to ActionQuest. The deposit will hold your space up until the first half of tuition is due. Standard application deposit is $750 before April 1st and $1500 on/after April 1st. We accept credit cards for this program deposit payment. $500 of this deposit is fully refundable until January 1st if your plans change for any reason; after that date the deposit is forfeit or up to $750 is applicable to any future participation by the same family over the next 24 months.
On March 1st, one half of the tuition is due in order to secure your space up until the final tuition payment date. The tuition balance is due April 1st. Applications are accepted after these dates where space is available. A $100 late fee will be applied to the balance of tuition outstanding on May 1st. Payment and late fee extensions are given to those applying after these deadline dates, please call for details. Tuition payments are accepted by check or wire transfer. Credit cards may also be used for tuition payments, but the tuition amounts will be slightly higher, as our published tuition fees reflect a 3% discount for direct payment. Once enrolled, any request to switch programs in the same summer will be considered on a case-by-case basis. It should be understood that it is not our policy to allow program switches within 30 days of the program start date.
If any tour, program or activity is canceled or changed for any reason prior to commencement, ActionQuest shall have no liability beyond the refund of deposits and monies paid to them. It is understood that the route and itinerary, facilities, personnel or activities of any program may be changed at the discretion of the director to suit the needs of the program without notice or obligation. Except for flight irregularities, failure to arrive on the designated program start date will be considered as a cancellation unless previously approved by a Program Director.
The Director reserves the right to dismiss any Student who is: A. in breach of (or associated with those in breach of) any agreement as set forth in the student agreement contract or B. anyone who is, in the Director’s judgment, detrimental to the program. In any dismissal case, or in the event of a withdrawal from the program for any reason prior to or during a program, it is understood that all fees, including tuition and deposits, are non-refundable. Also, it should be understood that the costs of any additional travel, housing and flights that are incurred for both the departing Student and staff chaperone (when required) are the sole responsibility of the parents. In the unlikely event of a medical emergency or dismissal, parents (or designee authorized to make decisions) must remain contactable at all times throughout the program and hereby agree to be available to coordinate the return of their Student on the same day as receiving a call from a Program Director. Enrollment for any two programs (including sister programs of ActionQuest) in the same summer will be considered as a single program in the event of withdrawal or dismissal.
Please Note: Information on Trip Cancellation Insurance is available on our website HERE that offers a full refund for a small percentage of the amount insured in the event of cancellation up to departure and including interruption after departure. We strongly recommend that insurance is purchased to avoid any loss after fees are paid. ActionQuest reserves the right to cancel not fully paid applicants without refund and accept others into the program.
For the most part, payments to ActionQuest are all inclusive. Aside from miscellaneous purchases ashore, there is no need to spend money for additional items from the time one arrives aboard until departure. All aspects of the program are arranged for and covered by tuition including: Sailing and diving equipment (except for wetsuits, if needed), instruction and certification costs, charter costs of the yachts utilized, food, trips and excursions. Travel costs are not included. We do require that all participants join DAN (the Divers Alert Network) for their membership benefits. Those enrolling in certain scuba courses are required to purchase the necessary PADI books and materials for their use after the program (est. $35.) A one-time total tuition fee deduction of 5% is granted for any two voyages or for two or more shipmates from the same family. Please make checks payable to ActionQuest.
Our 5 1/2- and 6-Week Voyages...
Any two consecutive programs may be joined to form one extended course. In the interim between programs, students stay with staff. The total cost is determined by combining the cost of each program and subtracting the 5% extended course discount. (This discount also applies toward any trips adjoining our sister programs, Lifeworks and/or Arc Expeditions.) ActionQuest and/or Lifeworks / Arc enrollment for any two programs in the same summer will be considered as a single extended program in the event of withdrawal or dismissal from the trip at any time.