YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES, L.L.C. TERMS & CONDITIONS

YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES, L.L.C. TERMS & CONDITIONS

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR ALL YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES TRIPS

The following applies to all trips booked and organized by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as all terms are binding. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses.

  • A 50% deposit per angler of the total package cost for each trip is due to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) within 15 days of booking to secure the reservation. In many cases (depending on the destination being booked) deposits are non-refundable. Please view the regional list at the bottom of this page to see what specific refund terms apply to each destination.
     
  • Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) reserves the right to charge a handling fee of $100.00 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made.
     
  • Full payment for all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures trips is due 90 days prior to departure / start of trip.

Trip Insurance

Because many deposits and final payments for trip packages are non-refundable see below,) it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, postpone or reschedule your trip for any reason. This is the only way that Yellow Dog can assist you with compensation for a cancelled trip. For more information or for assistance in purchasing trip insurance, please contact Yellow Dog or visit the Yellow Dog page about Travel Insurance.

YELLOW DOG FLYFISHING ADVENTURES, L.L.C. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms and conditions apply to all tours organized by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA). By signing up for a YDFA tour or packaged trip, each customer accepts all aspects of these terms and conditions.

  • Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) and its principals and agents, are not responsible for, and do not assume responsibility for, the acts or omissions of any third-party contractors, outfitters, airlines, railroads, ship owners, charter air carriers, shuttle and taxi drivers, hotels, lodges, independent fishing guides or other service providers engaged by YDFA on behalf of the tour member, or the tour member directly, in connection with any tour.
  • Further, the tour member is subject to the tariffs, terms, and conditions of all tickets, vouchers, and contracts of such hotels, airlines, railroads, operators, owners and contractors issued in connection with the tour, and the issuance and acceptance of any such tickets, vouchers and contracts shall be deemed to be consent to such conditions.
  • Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) in its sole discretion reserves the right to: (1) make such alterations in the tour itinerary as it deems necessary or desirable, (2) to refuse to accept or retain as a member of the tour party any person at any time (in such case refund will be based on the actual cost of the unfinished portion of tour), and (3) to pass on to tour members all expenditures occasioned by delays or occurrences beyond their control.
  • Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which case full refunds will constitute full settlement to the tour member. Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect, and prices are subject to change.
  • Baggage and personal effects of tour members, including items purchased, are the sole responsibility of such tour members at all times and no agent of YDFA is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN, YDFA DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE TOUR MEMBER, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING AND WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. is a Montana-based limited liability company. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation / refund and responsibility clauses.

CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY FOR ALL YELLOW DOG TRIPS  

Upon cancellation, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. will assess a $100.00 handling charge to all deposits and payments received. In addition, each Yellow Dog destination may charge their own handling and/or administration fee. All cancellations must be given in writing to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. Please keep in mind that Yellow Dog and all clients must adhere to each individual lodges cancellation and refund policy. Lodges that have their own policies are listed below by region and country. For the few lodges that do not specify or list their own cancellation / refund policy, then all cancellations will adhere to the following terms and conditions:

  • Cancellation within 90 days = 90% refund of the deposit or 90% transfer to another date or angler
  • Cancellation 60-90 days prior = 75% refund of payment received or 75% transfer to another date
  • Cancellation 30-60 days prior = 50% refund of payment received or 50% transfer to another date
  • Cancellation within 30 days = No refund of deposit or payment.
  • On cancellation notices less than 90 days, partial (75% - 90%) refunds/transfers may be made IF suitable replacement is provided by customer.

For the following destinations, the cancellation policies and conditions as outlined above DO NOT APPLY. These destinations have their own cancellation and refund policies that apply for all trips booked. Please contact Yellow Dog for policy details prior to booking, or consult policy details in the applicable pre-trip materials. Once again, receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation / refund and responsibility clauses for the applicable operation / destination.

  • ALASKA CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    For all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) Alaska fishing packages, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable — unless a client is replaced. Both deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for those same (original) dates. Yellow Dog reserves the right to charge a minimum handling fee of $100.00 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made.
     
  • ARGENTINA CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    For all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) Argentine fishing packages (Chocolate Lab Expeditions, Patagonia River Guides, Fly Fishing Patagonia and Rio Manso Lodge), both deposits and final payments are non-refundable — unless a client is replaced. Both deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for those same (original) dates. Yellow Dog reserves the right to charge a minimum handling fee of $100.00 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made.
     
  • CHILE CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    For all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) Chilean fishing packages (Nic Fin Outfitters, Cinco Rios Lodge, Heart of the Andes and Nomads of the Seas), both deposits and final payments are non-refundable — unless a client is replaced. Both deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for those same (original) dates. Yellow Dog reserves the right to charge a minimum handling fee of $100.00 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made.
     
  • BELIZE CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICIES
    Cancellation policies differ between each lodge in Belize. Please read each section below to see specific cancellation policies for each Belizean operation/lodge. IN ADDITION TO THE CANCELLATION POLICIES LISTED BELOW, upon cancellation Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. has the right to assess a $100.00 handling charge to all deposits and payments received.
  • El Pescador Lodge (Ambergris Caye, Belize)
    A NONREFUNDABLE deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations, both deposits and refunds are nonrefundable. Prior to 90 days from date of trip,100% of deposit/final payment may be transferred to another date (within the next year) or angler. Between 45 - 90 days 50% of package may be transferred to another date or angler. Less than 45 days may not be transferred or refunded. All cancellations have a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by El Pescador (in addition to any fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.)
     
  • Turneffe Flats Lodge (Ambergris Caye, Belize)
    A deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations, all deposits and/or final payments will be refunded up to 60 days prior to trip (minus any cancellation fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.) Within 60 days from start of trip, deposits and/or final payments are NONREFUNDABLE unless Turneffe or Yellow Dog is able to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of any package.
     
  • The Inn at Robert’s Grove and Robert’s Caye (Placencia, Belize)
    A deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations, all deposits and/or final payments will be refunded up to 60 days prior to trip (minus a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by Robert’s Grove in addition to any fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing). A 50% refund will be issued 45-60 days from start of trip (minus a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by Robert’s Grove in addition to any fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing). Inside of 45 days from start of trip, no refunds will be issued. No refunds are available for unused portions of any package. This policy applies to any reason for cancellation, including airline delays, strikes, world events, or personal issues.
  • Belize River Lodge and Belize River Lodge Live-Aboard/Mothership Trips (Belize City, Belize)
    A deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations, all deposits and/or final payments will be refunded up to 120 days prior to start of trip (minus a $100.00 Belize River Lodge cancellation fee and the fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.) Within 120 days from start of trip, deposits and/or final payments will be refunded ONLY if Belize River Lodge or Yellow Dog is able to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of any package.
     
    • Machaca Hill Lodge and Garbutt’s Fishing Lodge (Punta Gorda, Belize)
      A deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations, all deposits and/or final payments will be refunded or transferred to another person up to 60 days prior to trip (minus processing fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing). A 50% refund or transfer will be issued 30-60 days from start of trip (minus a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing). Inside of 30 days from start of trip, no refunds or transfers will be issued. No refunds are available for unused portions of any package. This policy applies to any reason for cancellation, including airline delays, strikes, world events, or personal issues.
       
    • Whipray Caye Lodge (Placencia, Belize)
      A deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations up to 60 days prior to start of trip, all deposits will be rescheduled or transferred to another person up to one year from booking date (minus any cancellation fees charged by Whipray Caye and Yellow Dog Flyfishing.) Reservations cancelled after full payment has been made may be rescheduled or transferred to another person up to one year from booking date, based on availability. If satisfactory reschedule dates cannot be accommodated on a reservation that has been paid in full, and the cancellation is at least 60 days prior to the reservation dates, then 50% of the total payment will be refunded. Within 60 days from start of trip, deposits and/or final payments are NONREFUNDABLE unless Whipray or Yellow Dog is able to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of any package. If your trip is cancelled due to high winds with small craft warnings, a hurricane, tropical storms or some other catastrophic event, the lodge will make every effort to offer alternate dates, but there can be no guarantee that this will be possible. (This is why we STRONGLY recommend that you purchase trip insurance!) No refunds will apply for weather-related incidents.
       
  • BAHAMAS CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICIES
    Cancellation policies differ between each operation and lodge throughout the Bahamas. Please read each section below to see specific cancellation policies for each Bahamian operation/lodge. IN ADDITION TO THE CANCELLATION POLICIES LISTED BELOW, upon cancellation Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. has the right to assess a $100.00 handling charge to all deposits and payments received.
    • Acklins Island Lodge (Acklins Island, Bahamas)
      Andros Island Bonefish Club (Andros Island, Bahamas)
      Bang Bang Club (Andros Island, Bahamas)
      Big Charlie’s Bonefish Lodge (Andros Island, Bahamas)
      Deadman’s Caye Bonefish Lodge (Long Island, Bahamas)
      Mt. Pleasant Bonefish Lodge (Andros Island, Bahamas)
      North Andros Flyfishing Lodge (Andros Island, Bahamas)
      Rickmon Bonefish Lodge (Abaco, Bahamas)

      For all cancellations, written notice must be given to Yellow Dog Flyfishing and the lodge. For cancellations outside of 90 days from start of trip, full amount of deposit or payment will be refunded or applied to a future trip booked within one year (minus a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by the lodge in addition to any fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.) For cancellations between 45 to 89 days prior to start of trip, deposits will be applied in full to a future trip to be taken within one year of original date. For cancellations within 45 days from start of trip, a refund will be issued only if cancelled package is resold.
       

    • Andros South Bonefish Lodge (South Andros Island, Bahamas)
      Bair’s Bonefish Lodge (South Andros, Bahamas)
      Kamalame Caye Resort (Andros Island, Bahamas)

      A NONREFUNDABLE deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are nonrefundable. In the event of cancellation or postponement, clients will have one year to re-book accommodations and packages. All cancellations have a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by the lodge (in addition to any fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.)
       
    • Crooked Island Bonefishing (Crooked Island, Bahamas)
      For cancellations, written notice must be given to Yellow Dog Flyfishing and the lodge. For cancellation outside of 90 days from start of trip, full amount will be refunded or applied to a future trip. Cancellation 60-89 days = 50% refund or 50% credit for a future trip. For cancellations within 60 days from start of trip, deposits and payments will be applied to a future trip to be taken within one year of original date.
       
    • Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge (South Andros Island, Bahamas)
      For cancellations, all deposits and payments will be refunded if written cancellation is received by Yellow Dog Flyfishing and the lodge outside of 90 days prior to start of trip. No refunds given for cancellations made 90 days or less prior to arrival. Absolutely no exceptions. Inside of 90 days, you may not reschedule for a later date, and no credits will be issued.
       
    • North Riding Point Club (Grand Bahama, Bahamas)
      For cancellations, written notice must be given to Yellow Dog Flyfishing and the lodge. For cancellation outside of 90 days from start of trip, full amount will be refunded or applied to a future trip. Cancellation 60-89 days = 50% refund or 50% credit for a future trip. Cancellation 30-59 days = 25% No credit will be given for trips cancelled within 30 days from start of trip.
       
    • Pelican Bay Resort and Bonefishing (Grand Bahama, Bahamas)
      For all cancellations, written notice must be given to Yellow Dog Flyfishing and the lodge. For cancellations outside of 90 days from start of trip, full amount minus the handling fee will be refunded or applied to a future trip booked within one year. Cancellation 45 to 89 days prior to start of trip = 50% refund of deposit. No refund or credit will be given for trips cancelled within 45 days from start of trip. If a cancelled package is resold then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by the lodge (in addition to any fees charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.)
    • Stafford Creek Lodge (Andros Island, Bahamas)
      For cancellations, written notice must be given to Yellow Dog Flyfishing and the lodge. Upon cancellation, Stafford Creek will deduct a $400.00 per person handling fee from deposits/payments received. For cancellation outside of 120 days from start of trip, full amount minus the handling fee will be applied to a future trip booked within one year. Cancellation 90-119 days = 60% minus handling fee transferred. Cancellation 60-89 days = 40% minus handling fee transferred, all deposits and payments are nonrefundable. Cancellation 30-59 days = 25% minus handling fee transferred, No credit will be given for trips cancelled within 30 days from start of trip. In the event of a hurricane or hurricane warning, 50% of cost of trip will be transferred to a future trip booked within one year.
    • Stella Maris Resort (Long Island, Bahamas)
      For cancellations, both deposits and refunds are refundable outside of 30 days. Inside of 30 days, deposits and final payments are non-refundable.
    • Tiamo Resort (South Andros Island, Bahamas)
      A deposit of 50% per person is due within 15 days of booking to hold all packages. This deposit is refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival subject to a 7% processing fee. For cancellations within 45 days prior to arrival, deposit and final payment is subject to forfeiture.
       
  • BRAZIL (AMAZON) CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    For all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) Amazon-Brazil fishing packages, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable — unless a client is replaced. Both deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for those same (original) dates. Yellow Dog reserves the right to charge a minimum handling fee of $100.00 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made.
     
  • GUATEMALA CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    For Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) Guatemala fishing packages booked with the Great Sailfish Company, the following cancellation policies apply:

    Upon written receipt of cancellation notice, the following fees / percentages will be applied:
    60 days or more before trip departure: $250.00 per person
    45 to 59 days before departure: 25% of trip cost.
    31 to 44 days before departure: 50% of trip cost.
    15 to 30 days before departure: 75% of trip cost.
    Less then 15 days before departure: 100% of trip cost.

    Yellow Dog also reserves the right to charge a minimum handling fee of $100.00 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made.
     
  • KAMCHATKA / RUSSIA CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    For all Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. (YDFA) Kamchatka fishing packages, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable — unless a client is replaced. Both deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for those same (original) dates. Yellow Dog reserves the right to charge a minimum handling fee of $100.00 per person for date changes after the initial reservation has been made.
     
  • UNITED STATES CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    Cancellation policies differ between each lodge in the Western U.S. and throughout the rest of the United States. Please read the sections below to see specific cancellation policies for operations/lodges that differ from the general Yellow Dog cancellation policies. IN ADDITION TO THE CANCELLATION POLICIES LISTED BELOW, upon cancellation Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. has the right to assess a $100.00 handling charge to all deposits and payments received.
    • Smith River Float Trips (Montana)
      A 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your dates. This deposit will be applied to a future rescheduled trip if cancellation occurs with more than 120 days notice.
       
    • Louisiana Flywater (New Orleans Area)
      Upon cancellation, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. will assess a $100.00 handling charge to all deposits and payments received. All cancellations must be given in writing to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. For all Louisiana Flywater packages, the following refund and cancellation terms and conditions will apply:

      Cancellation within 90 days = 90% refund of the deposit or 90% transfer to another date or angler
      Cancellation 60-90 days prior = 75% refund of payment received or 75% transfer to another date
      Cancellation 30-60 days prior = 50% refund of payment received or 50% transfer to another date
      Cancellation within 30 days = No refund of deposit or payment.
      On cancellation notices less than 90 days, partial (75% - 90%) refunds/transfers may be made IF suitable replacement is provided by customer.

      With regards to cancellations due to weather, Louisiana Flywater has the following policy in place for all trips. Any day scheduled to fish with Louisiana Flywater Guide Service will only be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. In that event, the individual guide and charter for that given day will collectively decide if a cancellation is in the charter’s best interest. However, if the guide determines weather conditions to be hazardous, it is at his discretion to cancel the charter for that day. In the event of a cancellation due to a decision made collectively by the guide and charter or by the guide alone, a “rain check” for that day of fishing will be offered so that the client may return at any point to complete his/her days of fishing previously paid for in full. There will be no “rain check” offered for the lodging portion of any package in the event that one or more days of fishing during a package trip are cancelled due to weather. Any “rain check” day of fishing offered to a client must be booked within one year from the charter date that was cancelled. In the event that two anglers were scheduled to fish together on a day that cancels, there will only be one total day of fishing offered as a “rain check” for future fishing. At that point, it is the responsibility of the anglers to determine the date in the future on which to use their “rain check”. Louisiana Flywater will assume that a future date booked by either individual is under terms that have been agreed upon and will honor the “rain check” from either individual.

  • YUCATAN and MEXICO CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY
    Cancellation policies differ between certain lodges in the Yucatan and throughout the rest of the Mexico. Please read the sections below to see specific cancellation policies for operations/lodges that differ from the general Yellow Dog cancellation policies. IN ADDITION TO THE CANCELLATION POLICIES LISTED BELOW, upon cancellation Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, L.L.C. has the right to assess a $100.00 handling charge to all deposits and payments received.
    • Casa Blanca and Playa Blanca Lodge (Yucatan Peninsula)
      A 50% deposit is required to secure your dates. If the reservation is made within 60 days of scheduled arrival at the lodge, payment in full is required in order to confirm the reservation. A full refund, less a $500 per person cancellation fee, will be made for written cancellations received by Yellow Dog and the lodge at least 60 days prior to the scheduled arrival at the property. There will be no refund for cancellations received within 60 days of the scheduled arrival. There will be no refunds made for unused portions of the land or fishing package or unused air charter. If your trip is cancelled due to a hurricane or some other catastrophic event, the lodge will make every effort to offer alternate dates, but there can be no guarantee that this will be possible. (This is why we STRONGLY recommend that you purchase trip insurance!) In this event the lodge will retain all deposits and payments. If the final payment is not received 60 days prior to the scheduled arrival at the lodge, the lodge may elect to cancel the booking and resell the space. In this event, the lodge will retain all deposits and payments.
       
    • Pesca Maya Lodge (Yucatan Peninsula)
      A 50% deposit is required to secure your dates. Final payment for all trips is due in full within 90 days of trip dates in order to confirm the reservation. For all cancellations submitted in writing to Yellow Dog received outside of 60 days of the scheduled arrival at the lodge, full refund minus a 10% lodge cancellation fee and a 10% Yellow Dog cancellation fee will be issued. If you cancel within 60 days of the start of your trip, deposit and final payment are not refundable. Depending on availability, you may be able to reschedule your trip for a later day (within one year) with a minimum of a 10% penalty. If rates are higher during new / rescheduled dates you will need to pay the difference. In the event of severe weather conditions such as tropical storms or hurricanes, your trip will be rescheduled. If you are already at the lodge, we will reschedule the number of days lost due to weather. No refunds will apply for weather-related incidents. As always, we STRONGLY recommend that you purchase trip insurance.

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