Payment

REMINDER: As of June 1, 2017 new class and field trip rates apply for all participants. After further consideration, field trip payment structure will remain the same in regards to third party vendor expenses such as equipment rental, shuttle transportation, entrance fees, etc. This will prevent the need for a service charge due to tax implications associated with Saltwater Studies collecting funds for these fees. To minimize expenses, participants will pay third party vendors directly on the day of the event as necessary, unless otherwise indicated.  Details regarding discounts for homeschooling families are discussed below.

Payment is required at the time of registration for any Saltwater Studies event.  However, if finances are an issue for you, please contact Saltwater Studies to discuss alternative arrangements.

 

Registration Process

To register for a Saltwater Studies field trip, please follow this two step process:

Step 1:  Email Saltwater Studies with the following information:

You must indicate the total number of participants (adults and children) at the time of registration so that Saltwater Studies can avoid over-booking. Saltwater Studies tries to avoid over-booking as it diminishes the educational experience of all participants.

Step 2: Payment 

 

Discounts for Homeschool Families

 

Cancellation Policy (Updated May 2017)

One-Time Events (Field Trips or Classes).  Individuals: If unexpected circumstances require you to cancel your registration, a full refund will be provided for cancellations made until 48 hours of the date of the event.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations made within 48 hours of the event or for non-appearances.  In the event that unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, illness, park closure or water use restrictions etc. require Saltwater Studies to cancel the event, the event will be rescheduled, if possible, and you will be issued a credit that can be applied to a future Saltwater Studies event.  Groups: If unexpected circumstances require you to cancel the event within 48 hours of the event, a cancellation fee may be applied based on the expenses incurred in association with preparation for the event.

Class Series or Courses.  If unexpected circumstances require you to cancel your registration, a full refund will be provided for cancellations made until one week prior to the first class.  A 50% refund will be provided for cancellations made within one week prior to the first class and for students who drop out within 30 days of the first class.  No refunds will be provided for students who drop out after 30 days from the first class.

 

Summer 2017 Fee Schedule

Event Cost
(per person)
Expenses
(per person)
One-hour Class $12 N/A
Two-hour Class $20 N/A
Artificial Reef Snorkel Tour Field Trip $20 N/A
Blowing Rocks Beach Walk Field Trip $20 $2 (entry fee 12 years and older)
Fish Identification Field Trip $20 $5 (entry fee)
Introduction to Snorkeling Field Trip $20 N/A
Mangrove Hike & Kayak Field Trip $30 $25 – $30 plus tax (kayak rental)
$6 park entry fee
Mangrove Kayak Field Trip $20 $25 – $30 plus tax (kayak rental)
$6 park entry fee
Peanut Island Snorkeling Field Trip $40 $6 (shuttle fee under 6 years)
$12 (shuttle fee 6 years and older)
Rocky Intertidal Survey Field Trip $20 $6 park entry fee
Rocky Shore Beach Walk Field Trip $20 N/A
Sea Shell Snorkel Field Trip $20 $2 (entry fee 12 years and older)
Sea Shell Collection & Identification Field Trip $40 $8 park entry fee
Beach Assessment Group Field Trip $25 possible $6 park entry fee
Mangrove Hike Group Field Trip $10 N/A
Water Quality Assessment Group Field Trip $20 N/A
Waterway Kayak Tour Field Trip $30 $25 plus tax (kayak rental)
 Marine Ecology Field Identification Course $60 $6 park entry fee (daily)
Broward County Summer Camp $275 included
Palm Beach County Summer Camp $225 included