Terms and Conditions – Sussex Fishing
“The Customer” means the person, company or organisation booking a trip.
“Fee” means the cost of the boat trip as published on the She Likes It II website or otherwise agreed in writing.
1.1 A booking will be provisional until She Likes It II receives the following:
a. Deposit or Payment as defined in Section 2.
b. Customer name, address, telephone number and (if possible) an email address
1.2 Upon receipt of the above She Likes It II will confirm the booking in writing or email.
1.3 These Terms and Conditions of Booking apply to all bookings confirmed to a Customer by She Likes It II and by entering into a confirmed booking the Customer agrees to be bound by them (unless otherwise agreed in writing).
2. Deposits and Payments
2.1 BOOKING THE BOAT. A deposit is required for booking the whole boat. The remainder of the fee is payable on the day in cash.
2.2 INDIVIDUALS. A deposit is required for individual bookings. The remainder of the fee is payable on the day in cash.
2.3 Other payment options by prior agreement ONLY.
3. Cancellation by the customer
3.1 More than 4 weeks before the booked date then the Deposit is returned.
3.2 Less than 4 weeks before the booked date then 50% of the Deposit is forfeited.
3.3 Less than 2 weeks before the booked date then the deposit is forfeit.
3.4 If the customer requests an early return to harbour then the full Fee is payable.
3.5 If the customer is unable to go on the day because of illness or unforeseen circumstances, at my discretion the deposit may be carried over to another suitable date.
4. Cancellation by She Likes It II
4.1 Due to bad weather either the day before, or on the morning of the trip, the customer has the option of the Deposit or Payment being returned in full or booking moved to another suitable date.
4.2 Due to illness, mechanical breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances, the customer has the option of the Deposit or Payment being returned in full or moved to another suitable date.
In this case every attempt would be made by She Likes It II to find another suitable boat so the day would not be ruined.
4.3 She Likes It II cannot be held liable for any loss incurred by the customer in arranging the trip if I have to cancel the trip.
5.1 The customer must telephone me the evening before the trip between 18:00 – 20.00 to check the weather is suitable for the trip to go ahead and finalise details. Telephone 07754 324270
5.2 Failure to telephone will be taken as acceptance by the Customer of any decisions made by She Likes It II for the following day.
5.3 My decision is final with regard to the weather but I do try to get out if possible with due regard to safety and common sense.
5.4 Sussex Fishing reserves the right to alter the planned trip with regards to weather and fishing conditions, for example a wreck fishing trip may have to become an inshore Plaice or Bream trip in the event of forecasted strong winds further out to sea, or in the event of algae bloom which particularly impacts wreck fishing.
If I cancel a wreck fishing trip and ground / reef fishing is still a practical option, a trip will go ahead and I will reduce the price to that of a ground fishing trip.
In these circumstances I will not offer a refund of deposit.
6. Alcohol, Drugs and Safety
6.1 Only a small quantity of low strength alcohol will be allowed on board and always at the discretion of the Skipper.
6.2 Drug abuse or excessive alcohol consumption will cause an immediate return to port.
6.3 Any injury or loss sustained on board must immediately be reported to the Skipper.
6.4 Children under 14 years old are only taken by prior agreement by SF.
6.5 She Likes It II is licensed for a maximum of TEN passengers and two crew.
6.6 Any medical conditions that might affect a customer during the trip MUST be reported to the Skipper at the time or booking or before departure.
7. Insurance and Legal
7.1 Anything you catch you can keep if above the minimum landing size and not subject to a temporary landing ban.
7.2 It is illegal to sell any fish caught.
7.3 She Likes It II and Skipper are licensed to operate as required by the MCA – Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
7.5 These Terms and Conditions of Booking and all other express and implied terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
7.6 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Booking shall affect the rights of Consumers.
7.7 All clauses and sub-clauses of this Agreement are severable and if any clause or identifiable part thereof is held to be unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction then such enforceability shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions or identifiable parts thereof in these Terms and Conditions of Booking.
Departure Times and Trip Duration
Departure is usually 07:30 or 08:30 but can be earlier to catch a more favourable tide. I usually return on either the 15:30 or 16:30 lock – There is some flexibility as lock out is on the hour and lock in on the 1/2 hour and trip times can vary slightly.
You MUST call me after 6:30pm the evening before your trip to ensure that the sea state is not too rough.
She Likes It II
Registered as Sussex Fishing.
Version 3 edited 8th August 2016: – Mark Vale