BAJA OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
BOA-MEXICO OUTDOOR ADVENTURES S DE RL DE CV

ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY, ACKNOWLEDGMENT
OF RISK AND RELEASE

In consideration of my participation in a trip with Baja Outdoor Activities (legally known as BOA-Mexico Outdoor Adventures S de RL de CV) I hereby acknowledge that I am about to voluntarily engage in an adventure travel activity which involves certain inherent and perilous risks. These include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, cold water, rough seas, strong tidal and other currents, navigational difficulties, collisions with other vessels and/or other obstructions, capsizing, winds, drowning, heatstroke, illness and accidents in remote places and inaccessibility to prompt medical assistance. Such perils and risks, singularly or in combination, may result in my suffering property loss or damage, serious bodily injury (including mental or physical), illness, disease or death. I understand and acknowledge these risks and that they are inherent in sea kayaking and any related activity that I am about to engage in, including travel to and from that activity. No one is forcing me to participate and I elect to do so with full knowledge and awareness of the inherent risks involved in these types of activities.

I expressly agree on behalf of myself (or in the case of a guardian signing for a minor, on behalf of the minor) to accept and assume all responsibility and risk arising from my participation in the activity in which I am about to engage and travel to and from that activity and agree to hold Baja Outdoor Activities, its officers, directors, agents and employees harmless there from.

I hereby release and forever discharge Baja Outdoor Activities, its officers, directors, agents and employees from any and all liability claims, demands, actions, or rights of action which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected to my participation in this activity including specifically, but not limited to, the acts or omissions of Baja Outdoor Activities, its agents, officers, directors or employees for any and all injury, death, illness, disease (whether mental or physical) to myself and any loss or damage to my property.

In the printed copy you will have to complete and sign the following:

I have read this document and the Possibility of Port Closure Warning in the back and understand it is a release and waiver of all claims or rights to file a lawsuit or otherwise recover from releases. I have been given time to consider whether to sign this release and to review it with my own counsel, and have either done so or voluntarily elected not to do so. I have voluntarily signed my name showing that I accept the above provisions. I will be responsible financially for any lost equipment that was provided or that I rented. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this trip for any legitimate purpose.

Name: _______________________________________________________________________
State & Country:________________________________________________________________
Telephone:_____________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature:________________________________________________________
Signature(s): _________________________________________________________________
Date: ________________________________________________________________________

Warning: Possibility of Port Closure
The La Paz Port Authority has the authority to regulate, or even close the port due to dangerously inclement weather, if they believe such action is warranted and necessary in the interest of public safety. If or when this occurs during our kayaking season, due to rough sea or impending severe weather, it may affect our ability to maintain our intended schedule or itinerary for trips to or from Isla Espiritu Santo. We endeavor to anticipate the Port Captain's decision to close the port by closely monitoring various weather forecasts available on the internet. This may prompt us to arrange a departure to the island earlier, or later, in the day than planned.

In the event that a departure is going to be delayed for a significant part of a day or more, we will provide an alternative day of kayaking in a beautiful sheltered bay on the Baja mainland, and perhaps spend our first night camping in that bay, unless we determine that conditions are so adverse that it would be preferable to spend another night in a hotel in La Paz. The cost of these alternative arrangements will be covered by Baja Outdoor Activities, as will the reasonable cost of meals through whatever alternative eating arrangements we make (ie. packed lunches, local restaurant meals, etc.) However, we will only cover the first such additional hotel night. In the very unlikely event that more than one additional hotel night is required, THEY WILL NOT BE COVERED BY BOA. For this reason, we recommend that all of our clients arrange travel insurance that would cover such an eventuality.

Towards the end of a multi-night trip on Isla Espiritu Santo, we may determine that there is a serious risk that the weather will deteriorate to the point that EITHER it would be too dangerous to travel back to La Paz on our planned schedule, OR that there is a good chance that the Port Captain would close the port, which would prevent us from leaving the port on schedule to bring a group back from the island. In such an event, if we decide to bring a group back from the island earlier than scheduled to avoid these risks, we will again cover the cost of one additional hotel night and local meals.

The decisions we make in these situations are based on years of experience operating in and around the Bay of La Paz. While we will always endeavor to deliver the exact itineraries we advertise, our first priority is your safety. Your understanding of the necessity for us to maintain a flexible approach to our scheduling is appreciated.

In the event that your planned itinerary is modified as described above, our liability will be limited to the stated extra hotel and food accommodations, and WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES THAT MIGHT BE INCURRED, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING MISSED OR RE-SCHEDULED FLIGHTS. Although we have never had anyone miss their flight home due to bad weather and subsequent delay in the island shuttle, we cannot accept responsibility for such expenses. By undertaking a wilderness trip, you are accepting the fact that there is an element of risk in disruption of travel arrangements. For this reason we strongly advise all our guests to take out travel insurance.

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