- Report: #947052
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Tropical Sails Corp.
Tropical Sails Corp.18189 W Weatherby Dr. Surprise, Arizona United States of America
Tropical Sails Corp. Dan Oppliger Australia Eclipse 2012 Scam - Tropical Sails - Daniel Oppliger overcharges - he is a scam artist Surprise, Arizona
*Consumer Comment: Prostitutes galore and Daniel Oppliger cheated me
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Fun Under the Stars
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I am a Woman. Dan has many family traveling with
*Consumer Comment: Are there hookers and prostitutes involved in booze bashes?
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Smooth Crooz'in
*Consumer Comment: The above person should be ashamed
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Accusing Tropical Sails with scam is a big LIE!!!
*Consumer Comment: I was cheated by Daniel Oppliger and Tropical Sails
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Think Twice !!
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Tropical Sails runs a "bait" operation where they advertise lowball prices in their brochures and then charge their clients more than their published prices. Daniel Oppliger, owner of Tropical Sails Corp. is running a scam.
For this November Solar Eclipse 2012 Cruise he advertises a J cabin on the Dawn Princess for $1799 plus $55 in taxes but then tells me that the taxes are higher and that I will have to pay a fuel surcharge which makes for a higher price than he advertised.
He does not provide astronomy lectures on this cruise like Melitacruises did on their China eclipse cruise but only a talk about the eclipse and he provides a cocktail party but no other group activities other than group dining. He has no professional astronomers on the cruise unlike Melitacruises that had several professional scientists giving lectures every day of their cruise. This is hardly a "solar eclipse" cruise but simply a cruise that coincides with a solar eclipse.
Unlike Melitacruises that provided shore excursions on their cruise for all their clients, Dan Oppliger leaves his clients on their own and does not provide shore excursions and can not assist in providing shore excursions for those of his clients who want them. He leaves his clients in the ports of call completely on their own, high and dry. This is hardly what one would expect for a professionally run Solar Eclipse Cruise.
There is another ripoffreport on this website that calls Dan Oppliger a crook where he overcharged a client. When I mentioned this to him he gave me false information about this denying that he overcharged the client. From my investigation of this it is clear that Dan Oppliger and his Tropical Sails Corp. is a scam operation.
Before posting this report, I emailed Dan Oppliger asking him to explain himself and that if he didn't I would be posting this report. I refused to respond to my email confirming that he is a scam artist.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/26/2012 02:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Tropical-Sails-Corp/Surprise-Arizona-85374/Tropical-Sails-Corp-Dan-Oppliger-Australia-Eclipse-2012-Scam-Tropical-Sails-Daniel-Op-947052. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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