Kern River Raft Trip & Kayaking Class
Payment Policies - Group
Discounts - Cancellations - Responsibility - More Information
Your Raft Trip or Kayaking Class Reservation Today!
Click Here to Request More Information, or call us at 1-800-457-2082, Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
raft trips and kayaking classes start booking weeks in advance,
so make your reservations early. For Driving Directions and
information on Motels and Campgrounds see our "Around
the Kern" Resource Guide. Please review our Kayaking and Rafting float
notes (PDF) to see how to get to Kernville, what you need to
bring, and other important information.
A 50% deposit is required 7 days after you
make your reservation. Balance is due 45 days prior to your
trip/class. Reservations made less than 45 days before your
trip require immediate payment in full. Payment is easiest
with a credit card (VISA/MasterCard, American Express, and
Discover) on-line or over the phone. Please note we charge
$45 for all returned checks. Once full payment is received,
we will send you final confirmation and more information
about your trip. Some trips are subject to an additional
land and government use fee of 3-7%. You will be notified
at the time of your booking.
Group discounts can be earned for most of our trips. We are
sorry, but group discounts are not available on Saturday starts
or Holidays. To qualify for group discounts you must meet the
minimum group numbers, pay your deposit and final payment with
one credit card or check, and pay by the required dates, or
revert to normal rates.
For every confirmed Class III Lickety Split, Lickety Blaster,
Lickety Inflatable Kayak, or Lickety Combo reservation of 12
people, one goes free except Saturdays or Holidays.
On our Upper Kern trips, any group of 12 or more qualifies
for a 10% discount any day except Saturdays or Holidays. Note:
Large school groups are usually quoted separately. They are
already discounted and do not qualify for any of the above
Charter a full group of 15 guests on the Forks of the Kern
and one goes free, except Saturdays or Holiday starts.
For any confirmed Kayak or Climbing class of 10 (full charter)
one goes free.
NOTE: School programs are already group discounted and
do not qualify for any of the above discounts.
may cancel 45 or more days before your Sierra South trip date
and receive a full refund less a $25 processing fee per person.
Cancellations made 44 days or less before trip date are non-refundable.
If you must cancel , try to find a friend to take your space.
All trips go rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to
cancel a trip due to water conditions or insufficient reservations,
in which case, only your trip fees are refundable. Refunds
cannot be granted by guides and must be approved by our main
office. No refunds will be given if you are injured, sick,
or leave a trip or class early for any other reason. Sierra
South is not liable for other costs incurred in association
with a cancelled trip. We suggest trip insurance such as www.travelguard.com
to cover any unexpected situations.
All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity
and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort
to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner
as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is
your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to
select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical
advice before your trip if you question your physical condition.
It is your responsibility to follow our instructions. Everyone
will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption
of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors
under 18 not accompanied by their parents must bring a release
form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Click
here to download the Release Form. (PDF)