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The tour directors and staff of Sports Leisure Vacations have but one goal: Making travel dreams come true. Since 1979, we've been proud to offer group travel experiences to mature and discriminating adventurers which are enriched with fun-filled activities, memorable dining, first-class accommodations, friendly camaraderie and an experienced staff dedicated to creating memorable journeys.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Sports Leisure Vacations, LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Sports Leisure Vacations, LLC include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

2 Customer Reviews on Sports Leisure Vacations, LLC
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 2
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 2

Additional Information

BBB file opened: December 28, 1989 Business started: 06/08/1979 in CA Business started locally: 01/01/1979 Business incorporated: 12/17/2009 in CA
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Seller of Travel
P.O. Box 944255, Sacramento CA 94244
Phone Number: (916) 322-3360
The number is 2011549.

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business Management
Mr. Mark Hoffmann, Owner Kevin Murphy, General Manager Mr. Robert Veliky, Controller Mr. Clayton Whitehead, Co-owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Mark Hoffmann, Owner
Principal: Kevin Murphy, General Manager
Business Category

Tours - Operators & Promoters Travel Agencies & Bureaus

Products & Services

Sports Leisure Vacations, LLC sells the following brand(s): All major cruise lines, American Queen Steamboat Company, Holland America Line, Self-created group tours

Sports Leisure Vacations, LLC offers the following product(s): Escorted group cruises, Escorted group tours, Guaranteed departures

Method(s) of Payment
Cash, check, money orders and all major credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA.
Refund and Exchange Policy
We offer full refunds for all trips outside of 60 days before the departure with no questions asked. Within 60 days refunds vary depending upon trip type, length, price and date of cancellation.  Optional Cancellation Protection is available for an additional charge on all tours.  If wanted, it must be purchased within 10 days of making your reservation.
Products & Services

Door-to-door service and your first bag travels for free.

Well chosen hotels and restaurants: authentic travel experiences with just the right balance of luxury and comfort.

Unique Destinations and Itineraries: from oddities to dreams come true

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Sports Leisure Vacations, LLC has received 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

Additional Locations

  • 9812 Old Winery Pl Ste 1

    Sacramento, CA 95827 (916) 361-2051 (800) 951-5556


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.

Complaint Detail(s)

10/30/2012 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: An advertised trip for $140 turned out to be $180 when I got the signup information. An advertisement by Sports Leisure Vacations for a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train for November 22, 2012, appeared in the Sacramento Bee. The price was $140. I called and asked to reserve for five. I was told that the information would be sent to me and I would be billed at that time. Yesterday,(October 10, 2012) I received the information and the price for the trip now is $180. I called the company and was told that it was the Sacramento Bee's error and the company would not honor the advertised price. One of my friends who planned on going with us called Sports Leisure, talked to the owner and he said it was not the paper's fault but an unfortunate error. He would not back down. I am lodging this complaint because the ad ran twice with the same information and there was time to inform me of a problem. I feel the advertising was deceptive. ****** ******

Desired Settlement: I simply want them to be honest with the public when advertising. I had to cancel and it is very disappointing to the people in our group.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Customer states: Regarding my complaint #XXXXXXXX about Sports Leisure, I received a letter of apology and a $50 gift certificate toward another trip. My friend who also was to go on the Wine Train trip and was inconvenienced by the change in fees, was sent a $50 gift certificate for a future trip in the same mailing.