FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the refund policies?

Every reasonable effort will be made to fulfill scheduled sailings.  If a sailing event is cancelled by Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation  (CMHF) for any reason, including weather, your ticket price will be fully refunded.

If you need to cancel your reservation, tickets and charters are totally refundable up to 48 hours from your scheduled sailing event.   Questions or concerns about refunds for exceptional circumstances should be sent to schedule@schoonersuva.org

What is your privacy policy?

We realize most organizations, especially those that include youth membership, are very concerned about privacy.  Keeping member information secure, and using it only as our members would want us to, is a top priority. It is the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation’s (CMHF)  policy that all your information is confidential and owned by your organization.  CMHF does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you or your organization with other people or other companies except to fulfill products or services you’ve requested, comply with law enforcement and to communicate your organization as a subscriber to CMHF’s services.  Access by you to your information is available through a password and unique user ID.  By default, from  log in to log out, all communication between our server and your browser is encrypted.

Can we bring food and drinks with us?

We encourage our guests to bring appetizers/snacks and beverages onboard.   Adult beverages in moderation are also allowed.  Because the waters in our sailing area are under federal, not state jurisdiction, marijuana is prohibited to be carried or consumed in any way.  

Can I smoke onboard?

Suva is a Non-Smoking or Vaping vessel.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not allowed onboard Suva.

Can I book a private event?  What does it cost?

Yes!  Suva is available for charter. 

Half or Full Day:   Our rates are $300/Hr for a minimum of two hours, and $250 for additional hours, which includes a Captains fee of $25 per hour. 

Overnight? Multiple Days?  Overnight charters will be billed at $2500 for a 24hr period, which starts at the scheduled departure time, and Includes the Captains fee of $250 which will be billed as a separate line item.  Suva shall not operate under charter service for more than 10 hours a day with a single crew. 

To reserve a date for a private event, we request a 50% deposit.   We can accept checks made to Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation, or we can send a pay-pal invoice which you can pay by credit card. To book a private event, contact us at schedule@schoonersuva.org

Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes.  CMHF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered with the IRS and the State of Washington, so donations made to CMHF are tax deductible.  Please Note, however, that money spent on tickets for cruises, membership dues, and T-shirt sales, etc, are NOT generally considered as donations.

Captain Mark Saia

Suva Facts and Figures.

History and measurements.