Terms & Conditions
By paying Kaniak Expeditions’ invoices you agree to the below Terms & Conditions. All payments are non-refundable. We recommend purchasing separate travel insurance in the event you will have to cancel your trip or conditions arise such that Kaniak Expeditions must cancel the trip due to safety concerns.
I understand that an evacuation could cost over $100,000, is not covered by insurance and may not be available without Global Rescue services or other travel evacuation agreements. I agree to pay these costs and arrange for my own evacuation if required. I forever release, discharge and hold harmless KANIAK EXPEDITIONS LLC, its employees, guides and partners from any liability resulting from my need for emergency evacuations.
In consideration of Kaniak Expeditions LLC, their successors and/or assigns furnishing services and/or equipment to enable me to participate in wading and any or all other related and/or secondary activities, I agree as follows:
I fully understand and acknowledge that outdoor recreational activities have: (a) inherent risks, dangers, and hazards and such exists in my use of hiking, wading, kayaking, and any or all other outdoor equipment and my participation in hiking, wading, and any/all related and/or secondary activities; (b) my participation in such activities and/or use of such equipment may result in injury or illness including, but not limited to bodily injury, drowning, disease, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, death or other ailments that could cause serious permanent disability; (c) these risks and dangers may be caused by the gross or actual negligence of the owners, employees, officers, or agents of Kaniak Expeditions LLC; the negligence of the participants, the negligence of others, accidents, breaches of contract, the forces of nature or other causes. Risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes including, but not limited to, trip host vehicle transportation, trip host decision making, including that a trip host may misjudge terrain, weather, trail or route location, and water level, risks of slipping or falling while in the water or on land, or such other risks, hazards and dangers that are integral to recreational activities that take place in a wilderness outdoor recreational environment; and (d) by my participation in these activities and for use of equipment, I hereby agree that I am voluntarily participating in such activity, that I have been advised of the risks and hereby assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses and/or damages, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other conduct of the owners, agents, officers, or employees of Kaniak Expeditions LLC, other guests, or by any other person.
I understand that I will be held financially responsible for any intentional or accidental damage imparted by my actions on all property and equipment, including but not limited to kayaks, paddles, rental cars and housing accommodations.
I, on behalf of myself and my successors or assigns hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify Kaniak Expeditions LLC, its owners, agents, officers, and employees from any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise that may arise out of vehicular transport wading, kayaking, and hiking and any other equipment or primary or secondary activities, or my participation in hiking, wading, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, or any other activities. I specifically understand that I am releasing, discharging, and waiving any claims or actions that I may have presently or in the future for the negligent acts or other conduct by the owners, agents, officers or employees of Kaniak Expeditions LLC, their successors and/or assigns. I also agree to the following: I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I am aware of the risks and hazards involved in participating in a wading, hiking, or other trips in saltwater environments as well as any associated activity, to include but not limited to; swimming, hiking, kayaking, walking, and camping. I voluntarily participate in all such activities although knowing such dangers, I hereby release the Country that the trip is taking place in, their officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns and all other persons participating on their behalf in the expedition from and against any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or relating to any loss, damage, disability or injury (including death), that may be sustained by me in connection with my participation in this activity. This release shall be binding upon the administrators and/or executors of my estate, my heirs and distributees. The venue of any dispute that may arise out of this agreement or otherwise between the parties to which Kaniak Expeditions LLC or its agents is a party shall be either the Dekalb County State Court or State Supreme Court in Atlanta, Georgia.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE INFORMATION IN FULL AND BY SUBMITTING PAYMENT AGREE. IT IS MY INTENTION TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE KANIAK EXPEDITIONS LLC, THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE.