Frequently Asked Questions
Questions you have asked about us...
What is the connection between Adventure Fishing Holidays and Uncover the World?
Adventure Fishing Holidays is a trading names of the company Uncover the World Ltd.. All holidays and services are operated by Uncover the World and are thus covered by Uncover the World's bonding and insurance.
Are you a tour operator or a travel agent?
We are a tour operator, as all the fishing holidays we offer on our website are operated by us. We have our own guides and have offices and full time staff in the UK
Who designed your website? What package did you use?
Our website was designed by Dojo Designs. The site is powered by TourCMS™. All photos and text is by our fishing guides and the operations team!
Questions about travel insurance...
Do I really need travel insurance to travel with Adventure Fishing Holidays?
Yes. Travel Insurance is compulsory on all of our holidays, and Adventure Fishing Holidays makes travel insurance available to UK residents through its membership with the Travel Trust Association. You must provide us with your travel insurance details, before your departure. Our booking conditions state that we will not run your tour for you if you do not have travel insurance, and no refund will be due.
Do I need travel insurance before I book my holiday?
No. You can purchase travel insurance any time before your date of departure. The insurance cannot normally be purchased once you have already left your home to start the holiday. Please note that cancellation cover will only come into effect after your policy has been issued, and if the reason for the cancellation happens after that date.
I don’t live in the UK. Can I purchase travel insurance from the Travel Trust Association?
No, the policies are only valid if you are resident for at least 6 months of the year in the United Kingdom or Channel Islands. Non-UK residents can check WorldwideInsure for suitable policies (EU residents / Worldwide residents).
I have a pre-existing medical condition. What do I do?
Please speak to your travel insurance provider before you travel to ensure you are properly covered. A supplementary cost may be added to the price of your policy.
I have private medical insurance - is that OK?
Private medical insurance may cover you while you are on holiday abroad, but it may not. Please check with them before you leave. We still need to know the details of the policy in case we need to contact them in an emergency.
We still recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy to cover cancellation & curtailment, baggage and other items that will not be included in a private medical insurance policy.
Questions about the trips...
Why don't you include international flights with your tours as standard?
We believe that offering our holidays without the flights included gives you several advantages. While we are happy to arrange flights for our customers, and hold an ATOL to protect all bookings made with us with a flight, we feel leaving this as an option gives you far greater flexibility in deciding which airline you might prefer to book with, where you want to come from, or where you might want to stop off en-route. You are able to hunt around for the best deals on offer, possibly saving yourself some money. As well as these, some people join our tours when they are already in the country, removing the need for a flight altogether.
I want to travel with my family and children - can I do this on your tours?
As a general rule our ecorted tours are not suitable for families. These tours are group guided holidays, designed for the keen fishing enthusiast and often to adventurous destination that are not suitable for children. However we also organise private and tailor-made fishing holidays so please feel free to contact us as there are a some destinations we offer that might be suitable for wives and children.
Why are your holidays such good value?
- We don't produce expensive brochures - but we hope you like our website
- The United Kingdom market is more "competitive" than the US market as a whole - for the same well organised tours
- Other tour operators hide the local cost of arranging these tours by adding in the air fare. You get what you see with us.
- The majority of our tours are sold direct so there are no travel agent commissions & distribution fees. This “hidden commission” that you get in other companies prices can often be quite high (over 25% in some cases), but has to be there as most travel agents don’t like the operators they work with to undercut them.
- We don’t have an office in a prestigious location in London.
We don't cut back when it comes to putting together your holidays, but we do ensure that our marketing and advertising costs and our UK operating costs are kept to a minimum, as ultimately is you that ends up paying for it. We know that a satisfied customer will refer a friend and that's why we're successful.
What financial protection do I have?
We comply with the 1992 European regulations relating to Package Travel, Package holidays and Package Tours. Our membership with the Travel Trust Association gives our customers 100% financial protection as all funds sent to us are put into a designated trust account, which is supervised by an independent trustee (who is a banker, chartered or certified accountant, or solicitor) approved by the Travel Trust Association. Your funds are held in this account and may not be released to us until you complete your holiday. Your payment to us is also covered by a fidelity policy, which works under the umbrella of the Travel Trust Association. For more information regarding your Financial Security and the Travel Trust Association, visit our Financial Security page.
Your tours are Land Only. I will already be in the country at the start of the tour. How do I find out where to meet you to start the tour?
After you have booked, we will email you with pre-departure information. This will include details of the hotel where you will join the tour and spend your first night, as well as contact details for our local representatives who you can contact in advance for further details.
I would like to join one of your tours with some of my friends. Can you offer us a discount?
We try to help groups keen on joining our trips in several ways. Anyone who has been on one of our tours before may benefit from a repeat booking discount. We also try to offer group discounts for parties of over 4 persons. Please contact us for specific details for your tour.
I like your tours but would like to change the itinerary a bit. Do you do tailor-made tours?
Yes, we often tailor-make private itineraries to suit our clients needs. However, on our escorted trips, we choose only the best fishing venues, at only best times and provide only the best guides & equipment to ensure that you have the best possible chance to catch fish. The escorted itineraries you see on our website are as good as it gets.
Why should I buy from you, as opposed to all the other companies that are out there?
We're not just your average fishing holiday company. While relatively small, we have grown by putting our customers first, and by choosing the only best fishing venues. We know that you may only fish many of the places we offer once in your life, and that getting exactly what you want is therefore absolutely essential. All of our guides and staff have travelled and fished extensively in the countries in which we operate, so we can provide you with up-to-date, first hand experience that is second to none.
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"Anybody that has looked at the French Heaven fishing trip, I would strongly urge you to book a place as soon as possible. It's not every-day a 15 year old can catch bigger and better than a top wellknown fisherman(Matt Hayes)."
John, Karen & Mark (French Heaven, France, 2006, 2007, 2008)