Yes, we accept PayPal. The link to our company PayPal account can be found here.
A non-refundable $1,500 deposit per person is due within 3 business days to hold your reserved space. If the booking is within 120 days of the trip departure date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Full deposit, refund and cancellation policy can be found here.
Full payment is due 120 days before the trip’s departure. An email will be sent to the email on file for the booking to remind you the full payment is due. Full deposit, refund and cancellation policy can be found here.
Tipping is purely at the guest’s discretion and should be determined based on your satisfaction with the trip; however, guests generally tip 10% of the full price of the trip before discounts to reward the crew for their hard work during your trip. This is only a recommendation. Tips should be given to the Captain the form of cash or check. 100% of the tip amount is shared by our crew. We cannot accept credit cards for crew tips. Our crew generally consists of eight persons: Captain, 1st Mate, Engineer, Chef, two Stewards and two Deckhands.
Packing & Planning
We do not want any unexpected occurrences to impact your trip with us; however, unexpected events do happen, so we recommend obtaining travel, trip interruption insurance to ensure you are covered in the case your travel plans change. We also highly recommend purchasing evacuation insurance in the case of a medical emergency. Click here for more information on insurance options for your trip.
Federal law supersedes state law, and since marijuana is still a federally controlled substance it is prohibited aboard our vessels.
(Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA) 46 U.S.C. 70501-70507, prohibiting the illegal transportation of controlled substances by a vessel)
To get an idea of what weather can be expected, we recommend tracking it on weather.com. Please note that the weather while on the water can change unexpectedly, so keep an eye on the forecast all the way until right before you leave for your trip to get the most accurate idea of how to pack. We also provide a summary of weather conditions in our packing lists for Sea of Cortez and Alaska.
Arrival & Departure FAQ’s
Medical, Mobility, & Seasickness
Our ship does not have a medical professional on board, but our crew has CPR certified professionals and the crew is current on first-aid techniques. Our Captain can arrange for emergency medical evacuation when necessary. Guests should keep all regular medications with them on board the ship, including extra medication to accommodate any travel delays. We recommend you determine the coverage included in your health insurance policy before coming on the trip and consider purchasing additional travel, trip interruption and evacuation insurance. Click here for more information on insurance options for your trip.
Activities & Explorations FAQ’s
Internet & Phone Access FAQ’s
We currently operate the Pacific Provider, at a length of 160 feet and a beam of 35 feet. This ship was originally built as an offshore supply vessel servicing the oil industry and was then converted in a crabbing vessel operating in the Bering Sea. Subsequent to crabbing operations, a superstructure was added to the boat, including staterooms, salon and dining areas, when it was converted to a private yacht.
The ship has three levels, including the main deck with passenger staterooms, second deck with a dining room, salon and both an indoor and outdoor bar area, and a top deck with a jacuzzi, comfortable outdoor furniture and lounge chairs for your relaxation. The ship comfortably holds a maximum of 12 guests along with eight crew.
Due to its size, our ship can operate in shallower waters than most of our competitors. This allows for a more up close and personal experience. We also have 4 tenders and a heavy-duty crane on board our ship which are equipped for fishing, shore trips and other activities.
Meals & Beverages
The meals served are prepared fresh daily and of the highest quality. Our amazing chef and restaurant sized galley allow us the ability to offer delicious meals tailored to the region in which you are traveling. We are also happy to prepare the fresh fish and shellfish caught by our guests.
SIGN-UP to receive the latest expedition news, photos and stories from the sea!