Globe Drifters

Cancellation policy

Cancellation: Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day of written or verbal notification is received by GDI or their authorized travel agent. The cancellation charges shown below are those which will apply to all tours without exception.

a) 120 and more days before the tour start date – Refund of all money paid to GDI minus a $300 non-refundable deposit. b) Less than 120 days before the tour start date – No refunds or changes.

If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, $300 of your initial payment is non-refundable if canceling 120 days or more before the tour start date.

In the event that GDI cancels the client’s trip, a full refund of all money paid to GDI will be made either to the account(s) used to make payment(s) or by certified check in the case that the refund occurs more than 180 days after payments have been made.

Cancellation policy for high-risk tours: For any tour, including but not limited to a chartered cruise or boat accommodation of more than 3 nights, there are no refunds once the tour is confirmed. The tour is considered confirmed once the required minimum number of bookings has been met. We will inform you in writing once the minimum number of bookings has been reached and the tour is confirmed. After the tour is confirmed, no refunds, credits, or changes will be made by GDI or its agents.


We always recommend that all travelers with us purchase travel insurance in case the unexpected occurs and you need to cancel your trip. We work with Travelex, which offers travel protection plans to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Otherwise, you are welcome to shop around online for a provider and policy that best suits your needs. For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click on the image below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792. Globe Drifters’ reference location number is 09-0984.

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. 11.17 E7N.

Travel insurance is compulsory for certain tours due to the nature of the trip and the increased, inherent risk involved in that trip. We will inform in writing if a tour requires travel insurance prior to and/or at the time of booking. You must purchase travel insurance within 30 days or less of us confirming the tour. If a tour requires travel insurance, you must be, at a minimum, covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation and trip cancellation/interruption. We recommend that you purchase a policy that covers COVID-19, personal liability, curtailment, and loss of luggage or personal effects. For these trips, you will not be permitted to join the group unless evidence of travel insurance has been submitted to GDI within 30 days of the tour confirmation.