Fishing Trip Waiver
Rugged Point Lodge – Matt Guiguet Sportfishing Ltd.
Our goal is to make your trip both memorable and safe.
I/We the undersigned, fully understand that we are boarding a charter fishing vessel to fish in coastal waters. I understand that I have a duty to exercise reasonable care for my own safety and I agree to do so. I understand and assume the risks and hazards associated with this activity. These risks and hazards include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sun, rain, lightning, or any other weather conditions; seasickness; pitching and rolling; slippery and wet decks; injuries, both internal and external from the following non-inclusive list: boarding and disembarking the vessel, fish, fishing, fishing tackle, gear, and intentional or unintentional conduct of any other persons aboard the vessel.
I/We hereby assume any and all risks of participating in these activities. I/We realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault and waive, release and discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me. I/We agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Captain, crew, or Rugged Point Lodge – Matt Guiguet Sportfishing Ltd. from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my or any actions during my participation.
I/We understand and agree the Captain, crew, and/or Rugged Point Lodge – Matt Guiguet Sportfishing Ltd. is not liable and hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Captain, crew, Rugged Point Lodge – Matt Guiguet Sportfishing Ltd. for risks and hazards associated with fishing charters, and I/We expressly release them from liability for the same. I further release, hold harmless and indemnify them from any liability whatsoever for any illegal actions, including but not limited to possession of illegal substances, taken by myself on the vessel.
I/We understand that fishing is not recommended for anyone with pre-existing medical conditions such as circulatory problems, high blood pressure, heart conditions, pregnancy, weak bones, etc. I/We understand that the vessel has very limited medical facilities and in the event of illness or injury, appropriate care must be summoned by radio and treatment will be delayed until transportation to a proper medical facility is arranged. I/We understand that there is no representation of a safe rescue or rendering of first aid by the Captain or crew, and agree to hold harmless the Captain and/or crew and/or passengers for actions taken in attempting the performance or rescue of first aid.
I/We agree to forever discharge and release the Captain, crew, Rugged Point Lodge – Matt Guiguet Sportfishing Ltd. its employees and agents, the owners and affiliates, from any and all responsibility or liability for any and all injuries or damages. I/We agree NOT to make a claim against or sue any of the above parties for injuries or damages whether they arise or result from any negligence or other liability, even in cases of gross negligence. I/We further specifically agree, on behalf of myself, my heirs, and assigns, to indemnify and hold harmless the released parties for any and all causes of action arising as a consequence of any incidents which might occur as a consequence of my participation in any activities with or involving the released parties.
I/We understand that the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I/We hereby certify that I have read this document and understand its contents.