E-0-2-Cost & Payment

Cost & Payment

As a non-profit Christian ministry and service organization, we at Purpose Bound feel led to make our experiences affordable for as many growing believers as possible. Thus, we have a unique trip pricing model where we simply pass along our estimated costs (including a small contribution for our administrative role in the trip) to be shared among trip participants. This affordability philosophy continues with our payment plans, as well as our offering ideas to those doing fundraising to cover the costs of their trip.

Your Fixed Cost. The cost of your Purpose Bound experience itself is fixed and "all-inclusive". In other words, all meals, studies, island excursions, water sports, entry visas, taxis, etc. are included in the overall cost, as are accommodations, since the boat will become your home during your experience. So, from the time you arrive in the islands until you depart for home, you won't need to spend a penny and there won't be any surprises.

Your Variable Costs. In determining your total trip budget, there are only a few additional variable costs to consider, mainly consisting of airfare:

  • Travel costs to and from the islands (airfare, baggage fees, airport parking, etc.)
  • Passport and optional immunizations
  • Spending money for extra snacks, souvenirs, gifts, personal incidentals, and non-scheduled activities during your free time ashore
  • Money for extra water sports rental fees, if desired, above the standard hour that is included on each of our water activity days
  • Optional travel insurance and travel medical insurance
  • Optional cash "emergency fund" recommended when doing any kind of international travel

All of these items are explained in further detail in our Travel Planner.

Your Payment Options. You can pay for your experience in a one-time advance payment, or elect our convenient payment plan. All trips require a one time deposit of $100 at the time of reservation. (This deposit is fully refundable until the tenth day following reservation, after which time it becomes non-refundable.) Payment of half of the total trip cost balance is due 90 days before the session date, and payment of the other half is due 60 days prior to the session date. If you are making your reservation within either of those time frame windows, the appropriate payment (half or full) will be due at the expiration of your ten day cancellation period. To make a payment, see below. (Please also see our FAQs regarding cancellations, "rain checks", refunds, credits, etc.) 

Fundraising. There are many ways to fund your trip, and we can offer you ideas on how to do so. Shortly after reserving your experience, you will receive a call from a staff member to answer any questions you may have. They will be happy to discuss fundraising ideas, as we don't want you to miss this life-changing opportunity to partake of a Purpose Bound experience.

How to Make a Payment. To make the $100 trip deposit, first register for a specific trip here. As part of the registration process, you will be able to make the trip deposit. To make a payment on a balance owing for a trip you have already registered for, please mail a check to arrive before the due date to Purpose Bound, Inc., c/o 668 N. Coast Hwy. #1123, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. If you must use a credit card, please Contact Us well in advance of the due date for instructions on using PayPal. After visiting the PayPal site, you will simply need to enter the email address we provide to you for this purpose. An additional 3% fee will apply.