Solway Lass Fun Casual Tour, 6 nights

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Solway Lass provides guest with the opportunity to experience sailing as it was a century ago...

Solway Lass Fun Casual TourVesselActivities available on this boatPortsChoose from these sailing dates:
Solway Lass
Diving
Diving
Snorkelling
Snorkelling
Sailing
Sailing
Swimming
Swimming
Sunning
Sunning
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Exploring
Exploring
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
 
Departs:
Airlie Beach
Returns:
Airlie Beach
From port:
Abel Point Marina

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DepartsReturns
Sat, Mar 1 2014 19:30 PMFri, Mar 7 2014 16:00 PM
Sat, Mar 8 2014 19:30 PMFri, Mar 14 2014 16:00 PM
Sat, Mar 15 2014 19:30 PMFri, Mar 21 2014 16:00 PM
Sat, Mar 22 2014 19:30 PMFri, Mar 28 2014 16:00 PM
  Triple Share Cabin Share Single Berth Private Double/Twin Cabin Private Double Ensuite Cabin Private Double - Sole Occupancy
AUD $969.00 AUD $969.00 AUD $1009.00 AUD $1239.00 AUD $1509.00
 
OVERVIEW

Solway Lass provides guest with the opportunity to experience sailing as it was a century ago. Guests are welcome to assist the crew hoist the sails and steer the ship, or otherwise just relax on the huge decks and take in the views the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park provides. Lay in the bow net below and onto the bow.

Relax in the bar area, read a book, make new friends, enjoy an icy cold drink.

Rendezvous Dive
On all our guests can dive when we meet with our Dive Boat 'Tornado' at the Whitsundays most popular dive locations

A Scuba Dive day trip is available from Airlie Beach travelling on Tornado.

Tornado, travels out to the islands each day and meets up with our Yachts during the tours. Guests have the option of completing a Certified or Introductory Dive. These dives will last around 25 to 35 minutes.

Information about Scuba Diving in the Whitsunday Islands Great Barrier Reef.
For both 1st time and certified divers with a history of asthma, ear or heart conditions, you will may not be able to dive unless a current Australian Diving Medical Certificate can be provided to the Dive Instructor. All Introductory Divers over the age of 55 must provide a current Diving Medical Certificate. The minimum age for Introductory Diving is 12 years. A parent of guardian must sign a document on behalf of all divers under the age of 18 prior to any diving activities being undertaken. A Doctor who can issue Australian Diving Medical Certificates is located close to our Check-in Office in Airlie Beach.

 
INCLUSIONS
  • Services of  Professional Captain and Crew
  • All Meals ON TOURS
  • Wet Suit Hire
  • Local Marine&National Park Fees
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Guided walks on islands
TYPICAL ITINERARY

Please Note - these Itineraries are examples only, and will differ depending on wind and tides and the professional judgement of the Captain.

Tthe 6 night itinerary is 2 x 3 night cruises. Half way through the cruise you return to Airlie Beach where the boat is reprovisioned. Guests are provided a voucher for a meal and a drink, which can be used at a local restaurant. Return courtesy shuttle to the restaurant is provided.

The captain of Solway Lass will mix the itinerary to ensure that the guests on 6 nights get to see different areas of the Whitsundays.  It is important to note, that Whitehaven Beach and one or two of the snorkelling stops may be visited twice during the itinerary.

Day 1 - Saturday.  Check in by latest 4:30pm, however if guests arrive in Airlie Beach earlier they are welcome to check-in.

After check-in, guests are welcome to leave their luggage in our office, prior to the shuttle transfer to the Marina. Guests may then explore Airlie Beach, grab a bite to each, enjoy a walk along the beach.

Courtesy pickups from Airlie Beach at 6.40pm for transfer to the marina. Depart the marina at 7.30pm and sail to overnight anchorage. Light supper is served around 9.30pm.   

Day 2 (B,L,D) - After breakfast, make way to Tongue Bay for a guided bush walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout.   A spectacular lookout overlooking Whitehaven Beach.  Back on board Solway Lass enjoy lunch before heading around to Whitehaven Beach.  Enjoy an hour at the beach before setting sail and heading north along the eastern side of Hook Island.  Overnight anchor in one of the many bays on Hook Island.     

Day 3 (B,L,D) - After breakfast enjoy snorkelling and/or an optional Scuba Dive on the Fringing Coral Reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands. These reefs are teeming with marine life and the experience is memorable for the snorkelling novice through to seasoned snorkellers.

Enjoy lunch, before sailing off to another anchorage for a second snorkel, swim or simply relax at the beach. This evening will be spent anchored in Blue Pearl Bay of Hayman Island or in the Langford Reef Area. Both locations offer spectacular sunset photo opportunities as the Solway Lass is silhouetted against the sunset over the water.    

Day 4 (B,L) - After breakfast enjoy snorkelling, swimming or relaxing on the beach, before lunch is served on-board.  At around 1:00pm set sail and sail across the Whitsunday Passage arriving back to the marina at around 4:00pm with the courtesy shuttle transfer arriving back to Airlie Beach around 4:30pm. 

Day 5 (B,L,D) - After breakfast, make way to Nara Inlet for a guided bush walk.  Back on board Solway Lass enjoy lunch before heading to Whitehaven Beach.  Enjoy a couple of hours at the beach before setting sail and heading north past Border Island.  Overnight anchor in one of the many bays, possibly Cataran Bay.
     
Day 6 (B,L,D) - After breakfast enjoy snorkelling or swimming on the Fringing Coral Reefs which extend right from the edge of the islands.  Maybe just laze around on Solway Lass and read a book, lay in the bow net and watch the water lap on the bow.   After lunch, set the massive sails and sail to either, Langford Reef, Black Island or Hayman Island area.    
 
Day 7 (B,L) - After breakfast enjoy snorkelling, swimming or relaxing on the beach, before lunch is served on-board.  At around 1:00pm set sail and sail across the Whitsunday Passage arriving back to the marina at around 4:00pm with the courtesy shuttle transfer arriving back to Airlie Beach around 4:30pm. 

Services end, although many of the guests will meet up with the crew tonight for a meal at a local restaurant .

Vessel: Solway Lass Type: Sail
Length: 127ft Year: 1902
Crew: Supplied Hull type: Motorsailer
Beam: 20.00ft Draft: 8.20ft
Cruising speed: 7kn Cabins x 11
All meals included Free use of snorkelling equipment
Guided island walks Local transfers included
Accommodates up to:

33 x
33 x
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Solway Lass is square rigged with 11 sails, 11 air conditioned Cabins appointed in oak and cedar with brass lamps, double beds or single bunk beds with personal reading lamps, separate male/female Bathrooms with vanities, large mirrors, 240 volt power and hot showers. Comfortable Bar and Lounge area, mid ship Shaded Dining / Viewing Deck Bow Net to lay in and listen to the water lap the bow as we sail peacefully along, Tarzan Rope Swing, for those feeling courageous. The professional crew will prepare fresh, healthy and plentiful meals. Solway Lass has plenty of deck space. Guests are welcome to lay in the bow net, & watch the water wash off the bow about 3 metres below. In the mid deck area are tables and chairs which allow for outdoor dining while taking in the views. If the weather is hot, the Operator has a shade awning that covers the entire mid deck area. Guests have plenty of deck space to sunbake or relax undisturbed. 

AMAZING HISTORY:
Built 1902 in Holland of German Steel with Timber decking as a sail powered cargo vessel.

Originally named Stina. In 1905 sold and renamed to "Adolf", working in and around the Baltic and North Sea. In 1915 seized as a prize of war by the British and used as a Q-Ship during WWI. At the end of WWI, worked as a coal, produce and stone carrying vessel between Liverpool and Scottish Ports. In 1924 sold to a Scottish firm in the Solway Firth where she was renamed Solway Lass. When WWII broke out the Germans seized SL as a prize of war where she was used to supply their armed forces. During the war SL hit a mine and was badly damaged, however the Germans repaired the hull because SL was useful as a sail-powered icebreaker. After WWII SL served in the South Pacific as a Cargo Vessel. In 1983 a Sydney Businessman purchased SL in Fjii. From 1983 to 1985 SL was rebuilt and in 1988 took pride of place in the 1st Fleet re-enactment of the Tall Ships into Sydney Harbour.

WHITSUNDAY CHARTERS
: Late 1998 Southern Cross Sailing Adventures purchased Solway Lass from Matilda Cruises Sydney. Early 1999 remodelled for overnight 3 day & 3 night sailing holidays in the Whitsundays.

AIR CONDITIONED 
cabins. These cabins are private double/twin and share and feature teak and cedar walls along with Jarrah timber trims.
Solway Lass also has a bar area serving icy cold drinks and an outdoor dining room which boasts the most beautiful Whitsunday views.

Solway Lass provides guests with the opportunity to experience sailing as it was a century ago. Guests are welcome to assist the crew hoist the sails and steer the ship, or otherwise just relax on the huge decks and take in the views the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park provides. Lay in the bow net while the water washes 12ft below and onto the bow.

Relax in the bar area, read a book, make new friends, enjoy an icy cold drink.

When at anchor, have a swing on the 50ft Tarzan Rope....Ahhhhhhh! A unique way to enter the water.

Solway Lass History - Aground in Sandymount Dublin 1937
Information from Jim & Barry Casey

"The Solway Lass" was the name of the schooner which landed on Sandymount Strand, Dublin County in March 1937.

It left Liverpool on 10th March 1937 heading for the Wicklow Corn Company at Arklow with a cargo of coal on board. About twenty miles off Skerries, the schooner ran into gales. The auxillary engine failed and the ship was left to the mercy of the wind. Word of the vessel's plight was brought by the captain of the Dún Laoghaire mail boat. The life boat went out to assist but was unable to be of any help. Efforts to reach the vessel by shooting a life line by rocket failed owing to the distance from shore. By that time, however, the schooner had run aground between Newgrove Avenue and Marine Drive in Sandymount.

The cargo of coal had to be unloaded in order to get the schooner re-floated. This was a slow operation as horse-drawn drays were used and only small amounts could be taken at a time. Garda John Conway from Irishtown Police Station arrived on the scene and interviewed Captain J. Anderson and crew members William Payne and Joseph Canning, all from Liverpool. The captain told the garda that the crew were safe although the schooner was badly damaged. Eventually, the ship was refloated and returned to port for repairs.

The Saturday Herald published Saturday March 13 1937, on the cover quoted "Stranded Schooner - Notwithstanding the high tides the stranded schooner, Solway Lass, which ran aground off Sandymount, Dublin, during the Snowstorm was still held fast in the sand to-day:

POEM BY PADDY DUNNE - TRAM DIVER ON THE SANDYMOUNT LINE - 12 March 1937

We were three hardy sailors on the night that we sailed out;
For long we will remember for Wicklow we were en-route;
When near the Kish, the waves did swish;
The Mailboat we did meet,
The storm raged with Fury,
The hail, snow and sleet,
We Fought our way across the bay
With courage not surpassed,
We next did land on Sandymount Strand
Onboard "The Solway Lass"

OTHER INFORMATION

Location Direction:
Travel to Whitsundays
Airlie Beach is located 1150kms north of Brisbane & 630kms south of Cairns.

By ROAD – follow the Bruce Highway. The turn off to Airlie Beach is at Proserpine. Express Coach services are available with Greyhound or Premier. All major Car Hire companies have agencies in Airlie Beach.

By PLANE – flights are available from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Whitsunday Coast Airport (near Proserpine), or Hamilton Island Airport.

TRANSFERS – Whitsunday Coast Airport. Coach, Shuttle, or Taxi services meet each flight, and it takes approximately 35 minutes to get to Airlie Beach. From Hamilton Island Airport transfers to Shute Harbour are available with Blue Ferries, or via a light plane to the mainland with Island Air Taxis. Then transfer to Airlie Beach via Coach or Taxi.

Operator profile
The Operator is an owner-operated company with 20 years of chartering experience. The professional crew will safely navigate the vessel to beautiful islands, anchorages and coral reefs. You will visit unforgettably pristine locations. The magical Whitsunday Islands have many smooth-water bays and coves, so overnight anchorages are calm and pleasant for sleeping.

Each day will offer new and exciting experiences ... there is time to SNORKEL coral reefs, visit stunning BEACHES including the world famous Whitehaven Beach, and go for island bush WALKS. For those guests wishing to SCUBA DIVE, the Operator will meet with a Dive Boat and introductory or certified dives are available.

While underway, sit back and take in the extraordinary scenery and, if you feel inclined, help the crew… pull the lines … trim the sails … and learn about sailing.

The philosophy is to keep it casual so your tour is relaxing and memorable. The Operator takes pride in making the guest's sailing holiday in the Whitsundays just perfect.The Operator has a world class fleet of yachts, that are well maintained, crews who are great with people, plus extremely competent sailors.

Commenced operations in 1985 - Longest established Fully Crewed Live-aboard Sailing Operator in The Whitsundays, carrying approximately 16,000 guests per year.

The company is owner operated & has two operating divisions.

The Operator takes pride in making the guest's sailing holiday in the Whitsundays just perfect. The Operator has a world class fleet of yachts, that are well maintained, crews who are great with people, plus extremely competent sailors.

Commenced operations in 1985 - Longest established Fully Crewed Live-aboard Sailing Operator in The Whitsundays, carrying approximately 16,000 guests per year.

The company is owner operated & has two operating divisions.

STORIES BY JOURNALIST'S AFTER SAILING ON SOLWAY LASS IN THE WHITSUNDAYS

Story by Sue Fuller
"If you haven't sailed the Whitsundays, you haven't lived," When I clambered aboard the beautiful old tallship, Solway Lass at Airlie Beach, life so noticeably slowed that I could have tossed my watch overboard. For the next three days and nights, meal times were heralded by delicious aromas and "cocktail hour" began when the sun dipped a reasonable distance towards the horizon.

In 2002, Solway Lass celebrated her 100th birthday, having started her life as a sail powered cargo vessel, built in 1902 in the Netherlands.

She's had a long and tumultuous history, and the Solway's crew love to share her colourful past with a maximum of 32 guests on board at any one time. Seized as a prize of war by the British in 1915 and used as a Q-ship during World War One, she was again seized by the Germans in World War Two, before being badly damaged by a mine. After the war, the Solway Lass set sail for warmer waters and plied the South Pacific as a cargo vessel, eventually falling into disrepair.

Totally rebuilt, Solway Lass took pride of place in the 1st Fleet re-enactment during the Bicentennial Year before travelling north to the Whitsundays, where she is understandably the pride and joy of Airlie Beach-based Southern Cross Sailing Adventures.

With 10 sails and 5,500 square feet of sail area, this is sailing for grown-ups in fully-catered comfort! You can do as little or as much as you like, and during the voyage, nearly everyone joined in the fun of learning to hoist and trim sails or have a go at taking the helm.

While the creak and groan of timber deck is an age-old sound, rest assured life below deck is comfortably modern. Solway Lass is air-conditioned and has 11 cabins for 32 guests, with a choice of double or twin cabins or four-share. There's a bar, and bathrooms complete with hot showers; just the thing for rinsing off the day's salt water. Appetites were unfailingly hearty and food on the Solway Lass was fresh, delicious and plentiful.

We covered around 90 nautical miles (160km), exploring beautiful spots including Whitehaven Beach, Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, Mantaray and Nara Inlet and stopping to snorkel, scuba dive and swim on the island coral fringing reef. By around 4:30pm each day in a calm anchorage we often tied up with one of Southern Cross's four ex-racing yachts, including famous Whitbread maxis, The Card and British Defender.

The Solway Lass departs on its three day/three night trips from Airlie Beach every Tuesday and Saturday at 7:30pm. All meals are included.

Being one of the world's most spectacular aquatic playgrounds, the Whitsundays has a huge fleet of boats which ply the islands and nearby Great Barrier Reef. Day tours on fast-catamarans, fully-crewed tours on famous sailing sloops and motor cruisers are available from the islands and the mainland, or you can take the "drive yourself" option of bareboating.

The Whitsundays is also home to the biggest fleet of bareboat charter boats in the southern hemisphere

 
Private Triple Cabin

Only available for 3 people and ideal for family of friends. Cabin No 1,7,8,9,10.

 
Private Double/Twin Cabin

Cabin for 2 guests, use as a double or twin. Alternatively, Parents on Double and Child on Top Bunk. Cabin No 1,7,8,9,10.

 
Share Single Berth

A single bed in a shared environment. Cabins 2,3,4 are four share. Cabin 5 is a 6 share cabin.

 
 
Private Double - Sole Occupancy

Rates only available for sole occupancy. Cabin No 1,6,7,8,9,10,11.

 
 
Private Double Ensuite Cabin
 
cabin layout
Cabin layout
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Meals
All Meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, pre-dinner snacks, dinner, tea/coffee)
 
Diving
Diving
Snorkelling
Snorkelling
Sailing
Sailing
Swimming
Swimming
Sunning
Sunning
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Exploring
Exploring
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
 
Sunbaking
Sunbaking
Help Sailing
Help Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Guided walks on islands
  • Sailing
  • Exploring
  • Games
  • Rendezvous Dive
 
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Relaxing On The Bow Net
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS VESSEL FOR TRAVEL BETWEEN Tue, Jan 1 2008 AND Thu, Dec 31 2015

Prior to departure you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the operators of this vessel. Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:

Definitions

The following definitions apply for the Terms and Conditions for this vessel.
- The Supplier or Operator means the operator who supplies this vessel to you on arrival.
- The Client is also referred to as the renter (s) or hirer (s)

BOOKING CONDITIONS

At time of booking, full trip fees will be charged. Payment can be made via, Bankcard, Mastercard or Visacard. 

CANCELLATION & CARRIAGE POLICY
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:

  • Booking date and 17 days of departure will result in loss of deposit (20%).
  • 17 Days to 5 days before departure, loss of 50% of Ticket Price.
  • 5 days up to departure will result in forfeit of full trip fees.
  • Where full payment has been made, and the Operator can re sell the space on the departure, the Operator will refund payments made less 20%. 

POSTPONEMENT/TRANSFER of a trip will be allowed 72 hours prior to departure. Postponements between 24 & 72 hours will be considered based on the merit of the circumstances causing the postponement.

GUEST BEHAVIOUR - Please note, that the Operator refuses the right of boarding to any guest who arrives intoxicated by alcohol or under the influence of illegal substances. If this occurs, the Operator will not refund any monies paid.
Guests must abide by all Australian Laws while on-board the tours and respect the needs of other guests. If necessary, action may be taken by the Captain and Crew to remove obnoxious or troublesome guests and if required notify the Police and Authorities. 

LIABILITY Guests should note that Sailing can be a dangerous activity and while the crew will make every effort to ensure guest safety, the Operator cannot be accountable for actions of guests that are beyond control. Guests will be required to complete a pre departure questionnaire, and sign a travel agreement during the check-in process. Southern Cross Sailing Adventures & Australian Tall Ships Cruises has the applicable Shipowners insurance to cover public liability for the guests and staff.

TRAVEL INSURANCE the Operator strongly recommends that guests take out their own travel insurance to cover valuable items, eg. Cameras, and to protect themselves against unforseen last minute cancellations, caused by weather, flight delays or any reason out of the control of the Operator. Further any medical conditions that may occur during carriage, and the associated extra costs of accessing medical care around the islands.

INCLUSIONS: Prices include, Services of Captain and Crew, All Meals (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, pre-dinner snacks, dinner, tea/coffee), Local shuttle transfers to/from Airlie Beach to Marina, Linen with Bath Towel, Accommodation on board vessel, Snorkelling Gear and Instruction (with floatation aids if required), guided walks on islands.

ITINERARIES
The Operator reserves the right to alter the tour or the intinerary of any of it's tours and organise alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. The Operator will always consider the comfort and safety of guests and staff and as a result, some of the Whitsunday Icons may not be visited if the wind or tidal conditions are not suitable.

Local Fees Payable at Check-in : (This fee covers Wet Suit Hire, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park EMC, Whitsunday Islands National Park Walks, Local Courtesy Transfers to/from Airlie Beach / Marina, Fuel Charge, Administration and GST). 

Hamilton Island Airport Transfers on a Monday maybe via a Ferry which will meet with the boat and transfer guests direct to the airport. ** Guests from Hamilton Island, to join the Island Cruise on a Monday may be transferred to Airlie Beach via a Ferry to join the cruise.

Check in procedure

All guests are required to check in at the Airlie Beach office before departure for a trip briefing.

Office hours:
7:30am - 8:15pm daily
If you are running late, or you have any questions at all, please give the Operator a call to arrange late returns.

Ron of Argyll:
Guests on 3 day 2 night tours departing at 9.30am are asked to check in by 7pm the day before departure.

Tall Ship Defender:
Guests on 2 day 1 night tours are asked to check by 7pm the day before departure.

Solway Lass:
Guests travelling on Solway Lass 3 day 3 night tours departing at 7.30pm Saturday or Tuesday are asked to check in by 4pm on the day of departure.

Whitsunday Magic

FRIDAY DEPARTURE Guest travelling on the 3 day 3 night Whitsunday Magic REEF Tour, or 6 day 6 night ISLAND AND REEF Cruise departing
Friday afternoon should check in for a trip briefing by 2pm. This departure is at Abel Point Marina Airlie Beach.

MONDAY DEPARTURE Guests travelling on the 3 day 3 night ISLAND Cruise, departing Monday afternoon have two options:
1. If guests fly into Hamilton Island, they transfer to the mainland on a Ferry. Please advise so the Operator can assist arrange a Boarding Time and Location at Hamilton Island. Please re-confirm pickup location on Hamilton Island with the Reservations Team at least 48 hours before pickup.
2. Guests boarding from the mainland, should check-in at the office by 2.00pm. The Operator will provide courtesy transfers to join the cruise.

Diving Information
Diving is a completely safe, and one of the most enjoyable experiences you will ever have. However, concealment of any condition incompatible with safe diving may put your health or life at risk. For this reason, we request that you fill in the medical questionnaire below.

A. Have you suffered from, or do you now suffer from, any of the following:
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    - Asthma or wheezing
    - Fainting, seizures or blackouts
    - Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
    - Chronic sinus conditions
    - Chest surgery
    - Recurrent ear problems when flying
    - Epilepsy
    - Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes)
    - Tuberculosis or other long-term lung disease
    - Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
    - Heart disease of any kind
    - Collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
    - Ear surgery
    - Over 55 years old
   
B. Are you currently suffering from:
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    - Breathlessness
    - Chronic ear discharge or infection
    - High/Low blood pressure
    - Perforated eardrum
    - Other illness or operation within the last month
    - Are you taking any medicine or drug (excluding oral contraceptives)
    - Have you ingested any alcohol within the last 8 hours prior to diving?
    - Are you pregnant?
    - Do you understand that any concealment of any condition incompatible with safe diving might put your health or life at risk?
    - Do you understand that you should not go to altitude (fly) within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours when doing multiple dives(where possible wait 24 hrs)?

If you have suffered from or you now suffer from any of the conditions listed above, you will require a RECENT QUEENSLAND MEDICAL CERTIFICATE stating that you are fit to scuba dive.
Medical certificate can be obtained from The Doctors, Airlie Beach,(Opposite Mcdonalds - open 8am to 6pm).

Note:
Maximum depth for Certified Divers is 18 metres.
Maximum depth for Introductory Divers is 12 metres.

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Please note we accept Visa and Mastercard and the credit card fees are: 
1) 1.75% for the deposit amount.
2) 1.75% for the balance of payment.

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