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Cocos Keeling Islands Tours

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Since 2005 Zephyr Tours has been on a mission to provide quality watersports holidays to unique destinations around the world.
Our focus is on progression and adventures within each discipline to carefully selected, unique and well researched destinations.
We offer a personalised service for small groups with our team of mature, passionate and local guides, qualified instructors and professional hosts, where we immerse into the local culture and surrounds to provide experiences that are truly authentic and memorable.
This 7 day SUP adventure is action packed and suitable for most levels and fitness's. Each day there is a new route planned around the wind, tides & weather making sure we cover as much distance and visit as many picture perfect beaches as possible.

26 Cocos Islands... all yours to explore.

JULY 7 & SEPT 11 - 2018

Explore all 26 Islands of the Cocos Keeling atoll on a stand up paddle board and escape winter with Zephyr 'SUP' tours and Ocean Addicts QLD.
This 7 day SUP adventure is action packed and suitable for most levels and fitness's. Each day there is a new route planned around the wind, tides & weather making sure we cover as much distance and visit as many picture perfect beaches as possible.

Paddles include:
- Downwinders from the Yacht Club over the turtle playground to the Old Jetty or the Sweet Spot,
- Catching small re-formed waves on the outer reefs on West and Direction Island for bit of fun and balance technique (note: this tour is not for SUP surfing),
- Circumnavigating Direction, Horsborough, South & West Islands
- Downwinder from Direction Island (feature image) to Home Island then across the spectacular 'blue holes' to West Island pub!

All of our SUP's are the best of the inflatable range enabling easy transport to this remote Island paradise. Our partners at Ocean Addicts will hand pick the most suitable board and paddle for you before departure, sending it to your home or to Perth in time for your Cocos Islands flight.

Included in this tour is:
- Hire & freight of a brand-new inflatable SUP & paddle*,
- Accommodation (twin share) in self contained bungalows,
- 7 days of guided SUP tours, activities and adventures,
- All breakfasts, lunches & 3 x dinners,
- All beach transfers in the Zephyr Troopy or support boat,
- SUP tour cap from OA & ZKT.

Optional extras are:
Bring our own SUP & paddle (Inflatable recommended due to small planes) LESS $650
(when booking use the code OWNSUP)
Camping equipment - Tent, camp mattress & bedding + $100
Camel Pack
SUP booties
Non-paddling friends and/or family options $POA.

NOTE: Package does not include flights - please checkout the Getting there page for details.

Map & Directions

West Island,

Directions

Jump onboard in Perth and we will meet you at the Cocos Keeling Airport ready for adventure.

Cancellation Policy

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ZEPHYR (KITE) TOURS (ZKT) 2018

By paying your deposit we understand that you have read & accepted the Zephyr (Kite) Tours terms and conditions below in it's entirety. Take special note of CANCELLATIONS INSURANCE CHANGES TO PACKAGES & HIRE.

PAYMENTS:

All tour bookings require a 50% deposit being made within 7 days and balance due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 60 days require full payment. Regular payments are accepted with a pre-approved payment plan.

PAYMENT METHODS:

COMMONWEALTH BANK - Zephyr Kite Tours - BSB 06 2821 - ACC 1023 3508 - PREFERRED
CREDIT CARD - Supply card number expiry date CVN & name on card by email or phone.
TOUR CANCELLATIONS

The following charges will STRICTLY apply for cancellations from the date of any deposits paid.

Upto 90 days prior to departure:

$300 per KITER cancellation fee plus any cancellation fees incurred by the accommodation providers or other tour operators. The balance refunded as a bank transfer.

Between 90 and 31 days prior to departure:

$1000 per KITER & DELUXE NON-KITER cancellation fee plus any cancellation fees incurred by the accommodation providers or other tour operators. The balance refunded as a bank transfer.

PLUS ZKT will create a good will credit note of $200 per KITER & DELUXE NON-KITER to put towards another tour to the same destination and used within 2 years.

Within 31 days or after travel has commenced:

NO REFUND = 100% withheld of total invoice.

ZKT will create a credit note of $500 per KITER to put towards another tour to the same destination and used within 2 years.

DEFINITIONS:
BEGINNER is anyone who cannot stay upwind or has never had lessons. If you are a beginner but have not added the beginner supplement before you arrive on your tour it must be paid before any further instruction is given.
KITER & DELUXE NON-KITER is anyone who is taking 1 of 10 spots on the Kite tour. (Does not apply to basic or limited non-kiters)
ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER & TOUR OPERATOR are third party’s we use for your on-island accommodation bookings or other activities such as diving.
GOOD WILL CREDITS are non-refundable non-transferable or non-extendable credits we create for you to encourage you to book with us again and have an expiry date.
BANK TRANSFER REFUND is made to the person’s bank account who made the booking only and paid within 4 weeks of cancellation.

ZKT reserve the right to cancel a booking where payments have not been received by the due date & cancellation fees may apply. ZKT must be advised in writing of any cancellations by you or any member of your group.

Cancellations within a group is the responsibility of that group and all payments or deposit transfers etc. must be privately arranged.

ZKT also reserves the right to cancel a tour due to insufficient numbers or any other reason. ZKT will endeavour to find an alternative tour if this occurs or your deposit/balance will be fully refunded.

Any changes to flights or accommodation due to TOUR CHANGES are not covered by ZKT and no refunds fees or cancellations will be given under any circumstances.

CHANGES TO PACKAGE

Any changes to the package may incur an extra charge. Please check with us before making extra arrangements or changes.

Changing to another tour within the same season is possible for NO FEE if there is availability on the ZKT tour but may incur accommodation fee.

INSURANCE:

It is highly recommended you take out travel insurance from the day you pay your deposit!

If you are injured before on or after your tour your insurance should cover non-refundable deposits flights balances emergencies evacuations delays and medical expenses etc.

We are not allowed to recommend any particular travel insurance companies but there are plenty on the market - just make sure it covers your destination & water sport activities.

PACKAGES & FLIGHTS/TRAVEL

Please wait for your CONFIRMATION email before purchasing your flights then flights are to be booked for the dates of your tour.

If you wish to extend your stay we may be able to help with accommodation and other activities however all flights and travel plans must be arranged for yourself.

ZKT will not be held responsible for increased flight prices or changed flight times if the corresponding package has not been booked with ZKT first and under no circumstances will refunds be given if this occurs.

All accommodation is managed by private accommodation providers; all persons are bound to these accommodation providers’ terms & conditions.

You will receive regular emails and updates about your upcoming tour with general information and details. If you have any urgent queries please call or email.

General Conditions:

Our holidays tours & services are for kitesurfing touring relaxing & learning new kite skills. ZKT will endeavour to make your holiday a great one however ZKT will not be responsible for any events that may occur that will disrupt the holiday. By paying your deposit you will be accepting that the information given to you about the holiday/tour/destination is only a guide and if the holiday/tour does not live up to your expectations then ZKT will not be held responsible and at no time during or after the holiday will any refunds be given.

It is your responsibly to assess the arrangements location conditions provided by us to agree to attend any Zephyr Kite Tour. It is also recommended that your own research is carried out prior to booking on the tour.

You will be responsible for your own actions whist on the Tour. All activities are undertaken at your own risk and you are aware of the inherent risks involved by undertaking any activities such as kitesurfing surfing stand up paddle driving/riding or being a passenger of any motor vehicle/bike or any other activity such as diving snorkelling fishing etc.

We require that all participants comply with all directions and instructions provided to them by ZKT staff. It is imperative for your own safety and the safety of others that all directions are complied with. The tour operators instructors guides & hosts will always be acting in your best interest and you must comply with their direction. If instructions are not adhered to or your actions cause issues among the other guests and create an unsafe environment ZKT has the right to cancel your inclusions in all ZKT activities and the use of ZKT facilities. ZKT has the right to exclude members from any activity with no refund where he/she is unsafe or may put themselves or others in danger.

Individuals driving vehicles or any hire vehicles including bikes mopeds & boats will be fully responsible and accountable for that vehicle in the event of an accident or illegal behaviour. ZKT will inform the authorities if any client’s conduct breaches the law.

ZKT accepts no responsibility or liability in the event of an accident causing damage to a participant or other member of the public or to their property or equipment.

HEALTH & INJURIES

We encourage all our clients to ensure they are medically fit for your kitesurfing holiday. We encourage you to consult your doctor to ensure that you have the appropriate level of fitness before completing your booking. All abilities of kite surfers will be catered for however it is the patron's responsibility to ensure that they will be medically fit to undertake this activity. If you suffer any illness or injury during the tour it is your responsibility to inform us at your earliest opportunity so that we may assist you and prevent a similar injury happening to other patrons. If you suffer any illness or injuries during the Tour ZKT will attempt to arrange medical treatment or emergency evacuation services for you at your cost and contact your nominated emergency contact if necessary. ZKT will not be held responsible for any associated expenses or suffering in the event of an accident. The operators & any partner tour operators of ZKT will exercise reasonable care and skill in an endeavour to provide the safest possible environment for participants. There may be dangers that are unavoidable and out of the control of operators. We emphasise it is imperative that all directions and instructions provided by ZKT their employees & partner Tour Operators be complied with. It is for your own safety and the safety of others.

By accepting the conditions set out in these Terms and Conditions you agree to indemnify the operators and each of them in the following manners. You indemnify and hold harmless the land owners the operators their respective employees servants and agents against any actions or claims which may be made by me or on my behalf for or by other parties for or in respect of or arising out of my death or any injury loss or damage caused to me or my equipment whether caused by negligence breach of contract or in any other manner whatsoever.

Kite surfing is exhilarating but may also be dangerous and participants attending these tour do so entirely at their own risk and the operator’s liability ceases once partaking in these activities such as surfing kiting & Stand-up paddle.

The Zephyr team & partner tour operators will endeavour to find and kite in the most suitable locations. There will be various means of transport and attending any of the daily activities or going to any locations is totally voluntary. No refunds or compensations will be given if you chose not to attend Pre Paid social events or activities as part of the tour.

HIRE - KITE/SUP/BIKES - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ZEPHYR KITE TOURS equipment is available for hire demo or borrow under the following conditions…

All ZEPHYR KITE TOURS equipment is maintained at a high level and is safe and suitable for the specified conditions before hire. All equipment must be returned in good working order. If equipment is lost returned damaged or with parts or safety equipment missing the hirer will be charged for a repairs or replacement at the rate of which ZEPHYR KITE TOURS decides fair and reasonable at the time.

A security deposit of some kind i.e. driver’s license or a credit card may be required to hire ZEPHYR KITE TOURS equipment. Lost items such as towels keys bikes etc. or any breakages in accommodation or to vehicles (excluding normal wear and tear) or to any other property will be paid for offending Guest/s at replacement costs plus freight/postage costs.

By progressing with this booking and paying your deposit you and any others on this booking invoice accept these conditions stated above.