Our Itinerary  "THE WHALES OF ATLANTIS"  

DATES:  MARCH 11-18, 2017

 

For the 2017 Whale-Watching Season in the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic

Our trip is a week-long liveaboard cruise that boards on Saturday afternoon, March 11 and disembarks the following Saturday morning, March 18, 2017. The daily schedule is designed to maximize the time available for whale boat-based and soft-in-water whale encounters. Be advised that this schedule is subject to change and is provided for reference purposes only.

Our liveaboard boat allows for 18 passengers. Our group of Bashar participants will be approximately 10 people. As a participant of the Bashar group, your trip includes: PARTICIPATION IN TEN PRE-RECORDED BASHAR GUIDED MEDITATIONS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS PARTICIPATION IN THE BASHAR GROUP EXPERIENCE. The title of this meditation series is "THE WHALES OF ATLANTIS" and it is designed to help you connect more deeply with the whales and enhance your communication with them. This magical journey will also allow you to connect with your own oversoul and the oversoul of the whales.

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

5pm Guests board vessel at Ocean World Marina, Cofresi, Dominican Republic; cabin assignments
6pm – 7pm Vessel Safety and Operations orientation; required paperwork.
7pm – ? Dinner; group introductions
11pm Vessel departs Ocean World Marina

Sunday

9am (approx.) Vessel arrives on the Silver Bank, moors
9am – 12am Snorkeling and humpback whale orientations  FIRST BASHAR MEDITATION
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 5:30pm Whale excursion in tenders
5:45pm – 7pm Sundowner celebration
7pm – 8:30pm Dinner
8:30pm – ? Evening activity (discussion, lecture, slideshow, etc.)  EVENING BASHAR MEDITATION

Monday – Thursday

7am Breakfast  MORNING BASHAR MEDITATION
8:30am – 11:30am Whale excursion in tenders
Noon Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30pm Whale excursion in tenders
5:45pm – 7pm Sundowner celebration
7pm – 8:30pm Dinner
8:30pm – ? Evening activity (discussion, lecture, slideshow, etc.) EVENING BASHAR MEDITATION

Friday

7am Breakfast
7:30am Vessel drops mooring, departs Silver Bank anchorage
4:30pm (approx.) Vessel arrives Ocean World Marina
5pm – ? Free time to explore ashore, shop, dinner

Saturday, March 18, 2017

7am Continental Breakfast
8am

Guests disembark vessel

 

Costs, Terms & Conditions

For the standard seven night, six day itinerary, the costs are as follows:

• US$4395.00 per person for a berth in a Deluxe Stateroom.
(THIS PRICE INCLUDES PARTICIPATION WITH BASHAR GROUP AND BASHAR MEDITATIONS)
Upon Reservation: $1000 (Register Now)
May 15th: $500 (Make Payment)
Sep 1st: $1400 (mail check Conscious Breath Adventures - P.O.Box 1263, Archer, FL 32618)
Dec 15th: $1495 (mail check Conscious Breath Adventures - P.O.Box 1263, Archer, FL 32618)

ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

*All payments made to Bashar Communications include a 3% credit card processing fee.


• Sanctuary Access & Port Fees (currently $350 per person, fees subject to change).

• Fuel Surcharge (surcharge set in December for the following season; Currently estimated at $75 for the 2017 season).


What’s Included

  • PARTICIPATION IN TEN PRE-RECORDED BASHAR GUIDED MEDITATIONS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS EXPERIENCE AND PARTICIPATION IN THE BASHAR GROUP EXPERIENCE. There will be other people on the boat, this price includes participation with our group. The title of this meditation series is "THE WHALES OF ATLANTIS" and it is designed to help you connect more deeply with the whales, enhance your communication with them as well as connecting with your own oversoul and the oversoul of the whales.
     

•  Seven nights accommodations aboard, starting with guests boarding Saturday evening approximately 5:00 pm; and disembarking the following Saturday morning at approximately 8:00 am.

•  The excursion is seven nights and six days. Your arrival/departure days are included in those six.

•  You will have five days on the Silver Bank with up to four and one half (4.5) days of tender time to look for whales (up to nine tender excursions), weather permitting as per Sanctuary rules.

•  Three meals a day aboard the vessel, except for the last (Friday) night, which will be ashore.

•  Morning and afternoon snack.

•  All beverages , including carbonated, non-carbonated, and alcoholic; a limited selection of beer (local) and wine is provided. Hard alcoholic beverages will not be provided, but may be brought on board the vessel if desired.

•  Morning in-room beverage service.

•  Nightly turn down service.

•  Fresh towel service daily.

•  Entertainment library.


What’s Not Included

•  Any airfare or airfare related expenses.
•  Tourist Card required at arrival airport.
•  Excess baggage/lost baggage charges.
•  Transfers to and from or between airport, hotel, vessel, bus station, tours; any ground transportation.
•  Hotels or any type of shore accommodations.
•  Airport departure taxes.
•  Any Sanctuary & Port Fees (currently $350 pp, fees subject to change).
•  Any Fuel Surcharges (currently estimated at $75 pp for 2017 surcharge subject to change)
•  Any additional Permit Fees required for professional photography or videography in the Sanctuary.
•  Dinner the last (Friday) night, which will be ashore.
•  Distilled spirits or hard alcohol beyond the supplied beer (local) and wine.
•  Snorkeling and/or camera/video equipment rental.
•  Souvenir Video DVD, and/or Photo CD, and/or Audio CD.
•  Souvenir t-shirts and/or sundries.
•  Gratuity for Crew (10% of retail price suggested).

 

Also Highly Recommended

•  Comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation/interruption insurance.
•  Dive Insurance
• We strongly recommend that each guest purchase comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance when space is reserved. Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness or family illness, or in the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent the vessel from making its scheduled trip. In an event where it is necessary to cancel or interrupt a charter due to weather or any matter beyond the control of the servicing vessel and therefore there will be no refund or credit issued. We also recommend diving accident insurance, which provides coverage while snorkeling as well.



Terms and Conditions

• All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

•  For a reservation and payment schedule, a verbal, or emailed reservation will be held for seven days. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of US$1,000.00/US$2,000 (Deluxe/Master Stateroom) must be received within seven days to process and confirm a reservation. A second non-refundable payment of US$1,400.00/$3050 (Deluxe/Master Stateroom) is to be paid no later than September 1st. The non-refundable final payment of the balance due is to be paid no later than December 15 for the following January-April season, along with the $350 Sanctuary Access & Port Fee and $75 Fuel Surcharge Fee for each passenger.

•  Sanctuary & Port Fees are subject to change at any time, up to and including the day of embarkation aboard the servicing vessel. The current $350 per person Sanctuary and Port Fee is to be paid no later than December 15 for the following January-April season.

•  Fuel Surcharges are subject to change. If we are advised of a change in the current Fuel Surcharges, we  will inform the passenger immediately. Fuel Surcharges, if any, are set in early December to most accurately predict the cost of fuel for the following January-April season, and are due December 15. As a reference, Fuel Surcharges for the 2017 season are currently estimated to be $75 per person.

•  Professional photographers and videographers must identify themselves as such and undergo a separate application and permitting process with the Dominican authorities governing the Sanctuary. Any additional fees required are the responsibility of the person or persons making the application.

•  Sanctuary & Port Fees and any Fuel Surcharges are non-commissionable.

•  Passengers will supply completed passenger Charter Application & Waiver Agreements to the Conscious Breath Adventures office 90 days before the departure date of a trip.

•  Passengers with special dietary requirements will inform us of these needs 90 days before the departure date of a trip.

 

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