Policies and Forms

Rafting involves inherent risks and dangers. Rafting participants are required to complete and sign a release form that includes a release, assumption of risk and indemnification agreement. You may complete the waiver on the day you raft, unless minors under age 18 are in your party who will not be accompanied by a parent or guardian, then they must provide a release form signed by their parent or guardian in order to participate.

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Liability Forms


River Expeditions Liability Form (230 KB)

Please read the liability form PDF download, complete and sign the form and bring with you.  Again, this is only for minors rafting unaccompanied by their parent or guardian.  All others may complete the waiver on trip date.

West Virginia Whitewater Responsibility Act

This is the law that outlines your duties as a participant

(a) Participants have a duty to act as would a reasonably prudent person when engaging in recreational activities offered by commercial whitewater outfitters and commercial whitewater guides in the states.

(b) No Participant may:

  • (1) Board upon or embark upon any commercial whitewater expedition when intoxicated or under the influence of non intoxicating beer, intoxicating beverages or controlled substances; or

  • (2) Fail to advise the trip leader or the trip guide of any known health problems during the course of the commercial whitewater expedition; or

  • (3) Engage in harmful conduct or willingly or negligently engage in any type of conduct which contributes to or causes injury to any person or personal property; or

  • (4) Perform any act which interferes with the safe running and operation of the expedition, including failure to use safety equipment provided by the commercial whitewater outfitter or failure to follow the instruction of the trip leader or the trip guide in regard to the safety measures and conduct of the participants; or

  • (5) Fail to inform or notify the trip guide or trip leader of any incident or accident involving personal injury or illnesses experienced during the course of any commercial whitewater expedition. If such injury or illness occurs, the participant shall leave personal identification, including name and address, with the commercial whitewater outfitters agent or employee.

River Expeditions reserves the right to change trip format, rivers, river section(s), raft size, number of guests per raft, trip times, etc. due to weather conditions, water levels or other factors beyond our control. River Expeditions reserves the right to reschedule or cancel without notice your trip under these conditions: You miss your scheduled trip time; You show signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; You are physically unable to participate in your scheduled trip; River Expeditions feels that you are not suited for your scheduled trip.

Privacy & Legal Statement

Customer satisfaction is our highest priority and we recognize that you expect privacy and security for your personal information and affairs. Therefore, we are committed to protecting your information.

We periodically review our policies and procedures to maintain appropriate security standards. We strive to maintain appropriate security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to customer information by updating and testing our technology to improve the protection of your information. We will continue to maintain this attention to security in the future.

River Expeditions will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. River Expeditions may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

  • We have your consent to share the information;

  • We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;

  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process.

Reservation / Cancellation Policy

Reservations – A deposit of 50% per person is required to confirm a reservation. *Reservations must be paid in full 30 days prior to your trip date. Reservations made less than 30 days in advance must be paid in full by cash, credit card, traveler’s checks, money order, or cashiers check. No personal checks will be accepted on the day of your trip. Reservations not paid in full 30 days in advance may be cancelled without notice. Your reservation is not confirmed until your deposit is received. *Gauley River reservations must be paid in full by July 31st.

The person making reservations is responsible for informing each member of the group of all River Expeditions’ policies, as well as the scheduled arrival and departure time of the trip. Only Group Leaders who collect funds from each rafter in their party and make one payment to River Expeditions will be eligible to receive one complimentary trip with every fifteen paid.

River Expeditions reserves the right to change trip format, rivers, river section(s), raft size, number of guests per raft, trip times, etc. due to weather conditions, water levels or other factors beyond our control. River Expeditions reserves the right to reschedule or cancel without notice your trip under these conditions: You miss your scheduled trip time; You show signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; You are physically unable to participate in your scheduled trip; River Expeditions feels that you are not suited for your scheduled trip.

Liability – Rafting involves inherent risks and dangers. Rafting participants are required to complete a release form which includes a release, assumption or risk and indemnification agreement. Minors must provide a release form signed by their parent or guardian in order to participate. For your convenience, this form is downloadable from our website.

All prices are per person and subject to 6% West Virginia sales tax. A River Usage/Service Fee of $5 will also be added to each rafting guest each day.  An additional 6% county lodging tax is applied to Luxury, Deluxe, and Leisure Cabin rentals.

Cancellations – Due to operating funds being committed to the trip long before the trip departure date, few, if any, of these expenses can be recovered on late cancellations. For this reason, we strictly adhere to our cancellation policy outlined below.

*Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to your trip date will allow us to refund the full payment made to River Expeditions. *For cancellations made less than 30 days but more than 15 days in advance, we will refund half of the payment. No refunds will be made when a reservation is cancelled less than 15 days prior to your trip date; nor can the trip be rescheduled less than 15 days prior to your trip date. All cancellations must be received by us in writing. No refunds and/or rain checks will be issued for no shows on the day of the trip.

* A $20 cancellation fee for each guest canceling will be assessed.

** Please notify River Expeditions if you are running late. In the event that you or someone in your party is late, we will make every attempt to accommodate you on another trip, based on availability only. Unfortunately, we are unable to delay an entire trip and will depart at the scheduled time.

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