Booking Terms and Conditions - 2019
1. Rental Rates (all inclusive of helmets, PFDs, paddles, and an emergency safety kit)
Rental rates are as posted and subject to change without notice.
A pre-authorization amount of $300.00 CAD per vessel will be temporarily (up to 7 days) held on your credit card and will be released once you reach your end destination, provided all the rental equipment is returned in its original condition.
3. Maximum allotted time per rental
MAXIMUM TIME ALLOTTED
Shouldice Athletic Park to St. Patrick’s Island Park West Baker Park to St. Patrick’s Island Park West Baker Park to Shouldice Athletic Park
Time will be posted each day
After the maximum allotted time, penalty rates will apply. Please ensure that you stop only at our designated Paddle Station.
4. Penalty Rates
Opened/Compromised Emergency Kit
$30.00 CAD/ hr delayed
$40.00 CAD/ hr delayed
$60.00 CAD/ hr delayed
5. Cancellation policy
We understand that plans may change or unavoidable situations arise that necessitate having to cancel or change your trip plans. However, please understand that once your trip is booked we reserve your space, assign staff and resources to ensure your trip runs smoothly. Few of these costs are recoverable at the last minute.
With this in mind we apply the following cancellation policy:
• Cancellations more than 48 hours prior to booking date and time: Paddle Station credit
• Cancellations 48 hours or less prior to booking date and time: no refund or credit will be provided
• Cancellations by The Paddle Station due to suspended operations for weather or any other reason: Paddle Station credit for cancelled bookings made prior to the closure
We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies and recommend that Trip Cancellation Protection be purchased through your travel insurance company to protect your payments.
6. Equipment damage or replacement fees
The fee for rental equipment damaged, lost or stolen will be equal to the full replacement cost of the item in question. Determination of level of damage is at the discretion of the The Paddle Station.
7. Vessel Retrieval Rates
A vessel retrieval fee of $100.00 CAD will be charged to your credit card if you pass the last designated endpoint, St. Patrick’s Island Park, and require Paddle Station staff assistance to return your rented vessel to a Paddle Station.
Every paddler, or the parent of a minor, is required to review and sign a waiver before any rental equipment will be provided by The Paddle Station.
Please review the waiver carefully before signing. Electronic waivers can be emailed to yourself. Please ensure you take a copy of the waiver with you before leaving the booking area.
9. Reporting time
Please arrive at the location you have booked to start paddling from, at least 15 minutes prior to your rental time.
If you arrive later than 15 minutes past your rental time, your booking will be cancelled or you will be subject to a delay penalty.You will not receive a refund if you fail to report by your rental time.
All paddlers MUST wear a life jacket. No Exceptions. It is your responsibility to ensure the life jacket provided fits you and/or your child. Failure to wear your life jacket may result in a $500 fine per paddler by the Calgary Police Service/Calgary Fire Department. Life jackets for children are subject to availability – we recommend bringing your own to ensure you do not have to wait for one.
Adult sized helmets are available by request. The Paddle Station does not provide child sized helmets.
It is your responsibility to ensure you understand and follow all instructions provided to you by the Paddle Crew.
11. Age Restrictions
All minors, including single kayakers under age 18, MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Paddle Station reserves the right to ask for identification for safety purposes.
• Children, ages 3 and up are permitted in rafts.
• Children, ages 6 and up are permitted in double kayaks.
• Paddlers must be age 16 and older to be permitted in a single kayak.
Animals are only permitted on kayaks. Absolutely no animals are permitted on rafts. The Paddle Station does not provide safety equipment for animals. The Paddler assumes all risks related to any animal they choose to take on a kayak.
13. Cleaning Fee
Please note you will be subject to a cleaning fee of $50 in the event your raft is not returned free of garbage, mess and debris. Please ensure you remove ALL of your disposables and recyclables.
PADDLE STATION EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: 403-456-2418