Once you have decided to take a Galapagos Cruise with us you can speak with one of our representatives through the Online Chat system or by filling in an "Inquire Now" form or by sending an e-mail to the sales department, we will answer you inmediatelly and give you more detailed information about the payment procedures. If you are booking your cruise in advance, we request a 30 % deposit to keep your booking confirmed. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the departure date, in all the cases. If the booking is taked very close of the tour's departure, a full payment is needed to confirm. In both cases, once your deposit is done, we request you to FAX us the wire transfer's copy. Once our local Bank confirm to us that your payment has been credited in our account, we will fax you the voucher confirming the services that you're buying by us.
In order to provide a 100% secure payment method, we have reduced our payment methods to the following:
Although the electronic transfer of money seems simple, there is a specific process in the background. Wire transfers are based on certain rules, and only by adhering to these rules and executing the steps carefully can a successful wire transfer be made. Here is the step-by-step process by which wire transfers take place:
You have to approach your bank and place an order to transfer a specific amount to a receiver.
Then the identification of the receiver has to be furnished. Provide the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) of the customer along with the Bank Identifier Code (BIC).
These two codes help in confirming the identity of the receiver.
The bank that initiates the process then facilitates the transfer through safe electronic methods life Fedwire or Swift.
The transfer is not always instantaneous. Sometimes it takes from a couple of hour to a few days for the amount to show up in the receiver's account.
Usually, a small amount is charged to the sender as well as the receiver. A fee for the recipient will be deducted from the amount transferred. However, there are bank transfers with the service free for either one or both parties. These transfers without fees usually occur when the sender and receiver have their accounts with the same bank and in the same geographical location.
PayPal delivers one of the most secure payment platforms in the world. After more than a decade as the leader in online payments, we've learned a thing or two about keeping your information safe.
Paypal uses fraud prevention technology that monitors transactions for suspicious activity.
To help weed out fraudulent activity, every transaction is reviewed by state of the art models.
Paypal ensures users who send or receive large amounts of money have successfully completed their verification system and identity check.
Paypal uses state of the art encryption
Safeguarding your financial and personal information is one of Paypal's most important priorities. That's why they automatically encrypt all sensitive information sent between your computer and Paypal's systems, ensuring your information is kept private.
You can make the payment using your credit card via PayPal, this option has a PayPal fee of 5,7%.