Charter reservations will be accepted and secured with a valid credit card. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Scuba Charters we must have a minimum of 4 divers, with a maximum of 6. Fishing charters do not require a minimum number, as a fixed rate is set for specific trips.
Dive Site Destination Change Policy:
Blackbeard cannot guarantee sea conditions or visibility. We have the right to change the destination or the number of dives for the safety of the passengers and vessel. If inclement weather does not permit a dive charter to a scheduled offshore site, and a more in-shore dive charter is possible, the charter will run to the alternate location. The customer will be charged an adjusted rate for the actual dive site.
There is no penalty for cancellations received a week prior to scheduled charter date. If cancellations are made during the week leading up to charter, the customer must pay full charter cost if the dive spot cannot be filled. If reservation is re-booked with another diver, the customer will not be charged. Divers who fail to dive due to seasickness, equipment issues, ect. are responsible for the cost of the charter. There is no charge if we must cancel for any reason, such as weather conditions. Cancellations are not accepted over email or voice mail, they must be done with Blackbeard Scuba over the phone.
Charter prices include boat transportation only. Divers are responsible for providing their own equipment or can make arrangements with us for rental gear. All rental gear is to be picked up and returned to the Blackbeard dive shop.