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Booking Terms and Conditions


Booking – When booking a course, a contract is made when the booking is confirmed by Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar either in writing, email or verbally. In the case of late telephone bookings, when written/e-mail confirmation is not possible in time then the agreement is a verbal contract. When making a booking with Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar you are confirming that you have read and agree with these terms and conditions. Exceptions to these terms and conditions cannot be made for any reason as we run an extremely high quality, tight margin program with limited spaces.

Payment of the full amount of trip fee is due no later than the day of the trip. Payment is limited to cash (in US$, EUR or Tsh). The person submitting the booking form accepts responsibility for payment for everyone listed on the booking form and is responsible for ensuring that all other persons listed on the booking form are aware of the terms and conditions.

Changing your booking – Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar will make every effort to arrange any changes requested after the booking has been confirmed, providing that there is atleast 24 hours notice. Any changes are subject to availability of course and trip dates. In the case where your group size drops in numbers from the original booking we must receive notification of this in due time either via phone or email. If the changes are less than 24 hours, a 50% charge will be applied to the remaining amount of the original booking fee. In exceptional and extenuating circumstances we may waiver the above. i.e. bereavement, serious illness.

Cancellations – All cancellations must be notified either via phone or email no later than 24 hours of the booked trip. Cancellation charges are payable as follows:

Over 24 hours notice of cancellation: 0% of total cost payable

Less than 24 hours notice of cancellation: 50% of total cost payable.
Participants that fail to show will be charged in full for the trips and/or lessons, no exceptions.

Please note that your travel insurance may provide a full refund if the reason for your cancellation falls within the terms of your policy and as such we recommend clients take out a suitable insurance policy prior to booking a trip with us.

Course Participation Liability and Other Important Information – The activities of surfing, snorkelling, underwater wing and boat excursions carry a degree of risk both to people and property, even if enjoyed under proper supervision by qualified instructors. All participants must make us aware of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies they may have and any prescribed medication they are taking. No-one should participate in any of Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar activities if they are suffering from a heart condition or if they are pregnant. All participants must complete an enrolment form before they will be allowed to take part in any listed activities. Parents or guardians must sign for participants who are under 18 years of age. In certain groups where applicable a group leader/ Guardian can sign. i.e. .Schools a teacher can sign on behalf of the group. Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar does not accept any liability for any loss caused by failure to complete the declaration.

All participants must be able to swim at least 25 metres and must in no circumstances be under the influence of any alcohol, drugs or medication at the time of the lessons, trips or excursions which may adversely affect their physical abilities. All participants must agree to abide to all instructions and decisions that Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar and its instructors make. Participants will have the use of Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar equipment during their lessons. Whereas Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar takes all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and good condition of that equipment, participants are responsible for immediately reporting any damage caused to the equipment or which becomes apparent whilst the equipment is in their possession.

Any damages that are present on the equipment before they are issued to you will be pointed out and noted. If in the case the equipment receives significant damage (lost fins, broken pieces, dings larger than 10 cm, snapped or creased boards) or becomes lost the participant agrees to pay the replacement and/or repair fees determined by Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar.

Fees for lost or damaged equipment:

Lost Lycra: $20

Lost Reef Shoes (Pair or Singles): $15

Lost Surf Board: $200 + (depends on type of board and condition of board)

Lost Surfboard Fins: $20

Damaged Board: cost depends on damage and type of board

Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar does not seek to limit or exclude any liability for personal injury or loss of life which may occur as a result of its own negligence or that of its employees, officers or agents, however, Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar assumes no liability in respect of any personal injury, loss, damage, consequential loss or third party claims which occur through no fault of its own, its employees, officers or agents. All other liability or conditions implied by law are excluded to the fullest extent possible.

Surf conditions – In the rare event that Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar considers conditions to be unsuitable for your activity we will make all efforts to reschedule your lesson or trip. If the trip is underway and the conditions become unsuitable Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar will determine the value of activities undertaken and will be charged accordingly. Due to summer time demand there is a slight chance we may not be able to reschedule and in this case no charge will occur.

Brochure and website accuracy – Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar’s brochure and website it is intended only as a guide to the services it provides and Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar is relieved of any liability due to any errors or omissions it may contain, or any minor discrepancies between the brochure or website’s content and that service. Any likeness or image of you secured or taken on any of our trips and lessons may be used by us without charge in all media for genuine promotional or marketing purposes. This includes promotional materials of any kind, such as brochures, leaflets, videos and the internet. If you would prefer not to be used in any promotional materials please inform us in writing prior to your trip.

Prices – The prices printed on this website/form are valid at the time of publication. Aquaholics Surf School Zanzibar reserves the right to increase or reduce any of these prices any time after publication.

Surfcamp – For all Surfcamp and Surf Holiday inquiries we work with the T&C of Unique Surfcamp:

Law and Jurisdiction – These conditions form a contract between us which will be construed in accordance with Tanzanian Law and it is agreed between us that each will submit to the jurisdiction of the Tanzanian Courts.


Contact us for any questions and inquiries and we will be happy to sort you out for your time in Zanzibar.

+255 (0) 776 897 978
Paje Beach, Zanzibar
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