FAQ's
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to pay for my tour when i book it online?
Enter your credit card information when booking and your card will not be charged until 5 days before the tour.
Do we have a cancellation policy?
Yes, you may cancel up to 5 days before your tour date with no fee. Since full payment for the tour is required 5 days prior, any cancellations made within 5 days of the tour date are not eligible for full or partial refund.
If I'm booking a large group can people pay separately?
Yes, also for groups of 6 or more we may require a 25% deposit.
How many locations will I visit?
Our Guided tours visit 3 Craft beer stops usually in the North County and Downtown areas of San Diego.
Who picks the Breweries?
During the booking process, you will be asked to recommend stops on our list. We try to visit stops recommended the most. Groups with 10+ guests can pick exactly where to visit from our list.
How much beer?
Each person is usually given 4 tasting tickets to be redeemed for 6oz tasters at each stop. On the way to our first stop each participant is given a can of Ballast Point beer if they like. Most tour guests do not use all their tickets. Unused tickets expire at the end of each visit.
Are there tasting fees?
NO, we pay for the tasting fees at each stop in our all-inclusive ticket price.
Is a meal served?
Yes, a meal is included in the tour price. Each tour has either BBQ or Pizza served. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. Please let your tour guide know if you have a specific food allergy.
How long are the tours?
Tours are usually 4-5hrs long.
Where can I be picked up?
Our default pickup location is at the Carlsbad Village Train station at 2775 State st. Carlsbad Ca, 92054. There are hotels and free overnight parking and Cab services nearby. We may also be able to pick you up at a private residence or surrounding area hotel. Groups of 10+ may request pickup in Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and N. Encinitas.
What about out of area and Downtown pickups?
Because of the rare and vintage nature of our specialized vehicles we try to limit the mileage and wear and tear they undergo. That said, O.O.A and Downtown pickups may be allowed for a fee on a case by case basis.
Will you wait for me if I’m running late?
If you have provided us with a contact number, we will try to call you at least a few minutes before we leave. Because we are dealing with so many different businesses and moving parts, though, we simply cannot leave any later than the departure time listed for each tour, which is the first time you see listed. We therefore strongly suggest that you arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
Do I have to be 21 to buy a ticket?
Yes! ALL IDs will be checked at least once by The Scavengers staff, and there is a chance your ID will be checked at other establishments we visit as well.
Can we drink Beer in the Beer Safari Tour Vehicle?
Yes, we usually serve a beer to guests on the trip to the 1st brewery.
Can I book a Private Tour?
Yes, however on Saturdays you must pay for at least 10 seats on the tour.
Can I book a tour last minute?
We will try our best to accommodate last minute tour requests. However, we suggest booking at least a 3 days before the tour date.