Kayaks and Canoes can be rented only to persons 18 years of age or older
Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times
One person per seat. Children may not ride on an adult's lap
Please refrain from splashing other participants
Please refrain from colliding with other kayaks
Place all garbage in a trash can and respect the nature preserve
All damages must be reported immediately after trip
Please wait for an attendant to help you in and out of your boat
Any misuse of boats or equipment by the renters or their guests will cause a suspension or revocation of privileges
Lunatic Kayak Rental is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged belongings.
The following are prohibited when renting a kayak: alcohol, smoking, swimming or diving, abusive language, standing in boats, removing, loosening, or untying straps or buckles from life vest.
Each participant must have the ability to:
Wear all protective equipment recommended/required by industry standards
Enter and exit the kayak/canoes independently or with the assistance of a companion
Remain seated and balanced
Get out from under the watercraft, remain face up in the water with the aid of a life jacket, and make progress to the shoreline, in the event of a capsize
Move the watercraft independently or with the assistance of a companion - through the water in a stable manner and return it to the rental area.
Pay attention to and monitor the weather and take shelter if necessary
IN THE EVENT OF A THUNDERSTORM WHILE ON THE WATER
Get off the water – A boat is the tallest object on the water making lightning strikes more likely.
Seek shelter – If possible, get in a vehicle. Otherwise, take shelter near a dense group of trees or shrubs. Don’t stay near tall or isolated objects like a single tree.
If no shelter is available, crouch down, feet close together on the balls of your feet with your head tucked down and your hands over your ears. Spread out, keeping people several yards apart. Minimize your contact with the ground.
Don’t lie down. Lightning causes electric currents along the top of the ground that can be deadly over 100 feet away. Crouching down is the best combination of being low and touching the ground as little as possible.
Avoid objects that conduct electricity. Leave your paddle with the boat.
Monitor the storm – Stay off the water until at least 30 minutes have passed since seeing lightning or hearing thunder.