Booking MarineLab Programs
We are now taking reservations for 2013 and 2014! Please call us at (800) 741-1139 to make a reservation. We will then determine the number of BOATS you will need to accommodate your group. No deposit is needed when you make your reservation; we will put you on the calendar and send you a confirmation packet with a deposit due date.
Check the calendar below to see what dates are available, and then either call us at 800-741-1139 or fill in the form to the right.
Because we switched to Google Calendar and I haven't got it figured out yet, please read the bars to see the numbers of boats available. If it says AVAILABLE, that means all boats are available.
The calendar has been UPDATED as of October 22, 2013.
Because our programs take place primarily aboard our boats, we book the number of "boats" rather than a number of students. Please call to determine how many boats you will need for your group size.
We require at least ONE chaperone for every 5-10 students. That chaperone attends MarineLab free of charge for snorkeling programs. One additional chaperone (per group, not per boat) pays a room and board fee; all other additional adults or chaperones pay the full program fee and are subject to the same cancellation policies as a full paying student. Chaperones with SCUBA programs must pay the out of pocket expenses associated with the SCUBA dives.
Chaperones have duties and responsibilities while they are here with the students. While we will take care of all instructional and safety needs during the program times, the chaperones are responsible for monitoring student behavior during meals, free times, and overnight. Click here for a pdf document on MarineLab chaperone responsibilities.
Deposits are required to confirm your reservation. We require a minimum of 9 deposits per boat booked, and a minimum of 7 full paying students per boat in order to run a program. These deposits are 30% of the individual program fee and are non refundable.
For instance, if you have 9 students deposited, but one drops out and only 8 students are attending, you will pay the 30% deposit for 9 students but only pay the 70% balance for the 8 students who attend. If your group drops below 7 students, you'll pay the 9 deposits as above, but you'll still need to pay the full price for 7 students regardless of how many students attend.
Deposits can be transferred as deposits for replacement students or for full paying adults, but are not applied to your balance due. For a pdf file on our Fees and Payment Policies, including refund policies, please click here.
SORRY - We do not accept credit cards for program fees.
We can make arrangements for your group to be picked up and brought back to Miami International Airport or Ft Lauderdale International Airport for an additional fee. This is a flat rate based on the number of boats booked, and will be determined at the time you book your program.
|# of passengers||MIA||FLL||notes|
|33-61||$1470||$11570||in a coach|
For an idea of what ground transfers may cost your group, here are the estimated ground transfer fees for 2013