The cancellation policy for tours is separate from the regular LIGHT Photographic Workshops cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel, your payment will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee if cancelled 180 or more days prior to departure. Cancellations 180 to 90 days prior to departure will receive a refund minus 10%, only if your space is filled. Cancellations 90 days or less will not be refunded. We strongly recommend travel insurance and refundable plane tickets. A deposit reserves your space. Full payment protects your fare from any subsequent changes. In the unlikely event we cancel your cruise we will refund you 100% of the monies paid.
Insurance fees vary according to the value of the vacation and your age; however, you can pay less than $250 to protect a $4,000 vacation if you are under the age of 70. When purchasing travel insurance, your benefits should include: trip cancellation/interruption protection; emergency medical/dental coverage; coverage for trip delays; lost or delayed baggage; and emergency medical transportation coverage.
This type of insurance not only provides a safeguard against unforeseen mishaps that can occur before or during your vacation, but also in the event of an emergency with family members back at home which may require your immediate return.
After extensive research by the yacht group we are booking with, they recommend InsureMyTrip.com which provides a unique feature that allows travelers to do immediate comparison shopping of multiple insurance providers from a single location.
WHAT IS PROVIDED FOR ALASKA
World-class photography instruction no matter what the level of your photography skills. Included are all meals, soft drinks, select wine with dinner, bottled water, beer, bedding, linens, towels and saltwater fishing tackle and bait. If you book direct with LIGHT Photographic Workshops your transportation between boat and hotel or boat and airport in Alaska are included. Your registration will include an area map, cruise certificate and pre-cruise planning information. Accommodations on the yacht are provided with fully furnished rooms. There are 2 people per cabin. The price of the tour that is listed is for a single spot on the boat, unless you have booked a cabin. If you are a single occupant you will be sharing a room with another participant.
WHAT IS PROVIDED FOR AIR TO AIR
World-class photography instruction no matter what the level of your photography skills. Use of tethering safety harnesses in the airplane. Our fees cover gas for the planes and facility at the Museum.
WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED
Air fare, local taxes when applicable, hard liquor out of state transfers, personal items, gratuities, travel insurance and anything else otherwise not mentioned. During Air to Air transportation and lodging is not included.
Weather is always a factor and wind is the most bothersome. Mariners have altered courses to minimize the weather's impact for centuries. If safety or comfort becomes a factor, your captain may select an alternate route to preserve the quality of your cruise.
Fares, itineraries, and terms are are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to alter an itinerary for your safety, weather, or spontaneous opportunities to make your adventure even more spectacular.
For Air to Air full payment is due upon registration. For Alaska there is a 50% deposit due for all registrations 91+ days before the cruise. 90 days prior to the cruise the full amount is due. This payment schedule is different from LIGHT Photographic Workshops' in-house and California based classes. See the registration page for more information. If you are registering 120+ days prior to the cruise we can set up a payment program for you. Please call the office for details. 805.528.7385
We reccommend sending us a check made payable to LIGHT Photographic Workshops. Email for mailing address
*All credit card transactions for tours will be charged a 3% handling fee. *We do not keep CC#s on file.
WHAT TO BRING
We have a great list of suggested equipment for your Alaska cruise on our DOWNLOADS page.
Air to Air recommended items are HERE.
WHAT ARE THE SHIP ACCOMODATIONS LIKE?
See more about the Northern Song here.
There are significant elements of risk in any participation and activity associated with outdoor adventures, including but not limited to air travel, boat travel, climbing/hiking/trekking, fishing, visiting remote wilderness locations, sea kayaking and watercraft use, the participation and the use of any related equipment (referred to herein as “activity”). Although we have taken reasonable steps to provide you with appropriate equipment and/or skilled guides so you can enjoy an activity for which you may not be skilled, we wish to remind you this activity is not without risk. Certain risks cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of the activity can be causes of loss or damage to your equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. We do not want to frighten you or reduce your enthusiasm for this activity, but we do think it is important for you to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks.