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I will have this release/waiver for you to sign the day of your trip.

Old Dominion Expeditions Release Form

In consideration of the services of Old Dominion Expeditions,  their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter referred to as old Dominion Expeditions), I hereby agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the said Old Dominion Expeditions, on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative, and estate as follows:

  1. I acknowledge that fishing excursions entail risks, both known and unanticipated, which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to me, my property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. One could slip and fall during a hike to and from a fishing location; should your excursion involve fishing from a boat, please be aware that during your journey, white-water rapids may be present, and that negotiating them can result in jarring, bouncing, and being thrown into the river, boats could turn over or you could be separated from the vessel. During the actual fishing experience, the natural topography dictates that there will be steep grades, and rapids; wildlife such as venomous snakes and insects, as well as other dangerous wild animals possibly could be encountered. Exposure to the natural elements can be uncomfortable and/or harmful. Such exposure to the natural elements could cause sunburn, dehydration, heat exhaustion, and/or heat stroke. Further, prolonged exposure to cold water and temperatures can result in hypothermia, and in extreme cases, accidental death or drowning is a possibility.

  2. Furthermore, Old Dominion Expeditions,  personnel have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety and satisfaction of the client’s desires, but they are not infallible. Said personnel might be ignorant of a participant’s fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather, the elements, or the terrain. They may give inadequate warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.

  3. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.

  4. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Old Dominion Expeditions,  from any and all claims and demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in these activities, or my use of Old Dominion Expeditions',  equipment or facilities, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions by Old Dominioin Expeditions.

  5. Should Old Dominion Expeditions, or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold them harmless from such fees and costs.

  6. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or, in the alternative, that I agree to bear such costs of any injury or damage personally. I further certify that I have no medical or physical conditions which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or in the alternative, that I am willing to assume, and bear the costs of, all risks that may be created, either directly or indirectly, by any such condition.

  7. In the event that I institute legal proceedings against Old Dominion Expeditions. I agree to do so only in the state of Virginia, and I further agree that the substantive law of  Virginia shall apply, regardless of the conflict of law rules for any other state or jurisdiction. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void, avoidable, or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect.

  8. By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found, in a court of law, to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against Old Dominion Expeditions,  from the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and that I agree to be bound by its terms.

  9. I further understand that Old Dominion Expeditions, may use any image of likeness of me for their promotional or other business purposes. I waive any right to my likeness or image recorded during or contemporaneously with my outing with Old Dominion Expeditions.

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PARENT'S OR GUARDIAN'S ADDITIONAL INDEMNIFICATION:

(Must be completed for participants under the age of 18)       

IN CONSIDERATION OF:

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Minor

being permitted by Old Dominion Expeditions,  to participate in its activities and to use its equipment and facilities, I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Old Dominion Expeditions, from any and all claims which are brought by, or on behalf of, the above signed minor, and which are in any way connected with such use or participation by said minor.

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