COA Client Information Form

Client Information

Passport Information

Your passport is tied to the effectitivity of the paperwork.

Marijuana

I (CLIENT) understand that marijuana products (including plants, edibles, vaping devices, or anything containing cannabis, CBD, or THC), regardless of whether I have a medical marijuana prescription, are illegal to bring to Mexico. I understand that I may be subject to search and/or drug-sniffing dogs when I clear customs and when I arrive and depart Mexico. I understand that if I am found in possession of any marijuana product, I may be subject to arrest by local authorities, and the results of that will be out of the control of Cedros Outdoor Adventures, their subcontractors, or assigns.

Trip Insurance

COA does NOT provide trip insurance; however, we recommend that you buy it. Trip insurance is a good way to protect against loss due to travel interruptions out of the control of COA and which COA will not reimburse. For example, trip insurance may cover your financial loss if you miss some fishing due to weather delays, plane problems, or if you have a work, medical or family emergency and have to cancel your trip, or need to be airlifted out, etc.

Please note that, unless you buy a cancel-for-any-reason policy, most policies have a specific clause stating they do not cover epidemics and pandemics, especially when travel warnings are in place. No representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the insurance. You agree to hold COA harmless for your election not to purchase travel insurance or for any denial of the claim by travel insurer as it relates to COVID-19 or any other claim under the policy.

Check carefully the details of the policy to see what is covered before you purchase. The cost starts at around $80.

Bob Dawson, Badass Travel Insturance
(619) 990-3068
WEBSITE

CSA Travel Protection
(800) 348-9505
WEBSITE

Travel Guard
(888) 691-2173
WEBSITE

Release of Liability

FULL ASSUMPTION OF ALL RISKS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN

(This is the legal stuff. Read it carefully so you understand what you’re getting yourself into, and consult a lawyer if necessary.)

As the Client, I am aware that the expedition that I’ve chosen to participate in under the auspices of Cedros Outdoor Adventures (COA) includes many risks and dangers, including but not limited to the dangers of traveling rugged terrain, accident or illness in remote places without medical facilities or availability of timely medical response, the forces of nature, travel in small craft upon open ocean waters, encountering dangerous and unpredictable wild animals on land and in the sea, and travel by air, boat, automobile, or other conveyances to, from and during my trip with COA.

I understand that COA is not an airline, nor associated with any airline, nor does COA sell any type of travel by air, land or sea. COA arranges transfer to Cedros Island, Mexico and other destinations as an incidental part of their fishing and eco-tour packages, solely for the convenience of their clients. Therefore, I understand that COA reserves the right to adjust the cost of my transportation at any time before or during my trip if the actual cost of transportation changes. In such an eventuality, I understand that COA does not bear responsibility for the price changes imposed by transportation providers, nor does COA have any control over the decisions made by these outside companies.

I understand that COA provides comfortable but only rustic accommodations in remote areas of Mexico. These accommodations may be located in close proximity to the edge of an unprotected cliff top; they require the ability to manage steps within ground floor rooms, and steps to upper floors with no ramps or elevator. As such, I acknowledge that the accommodations are not wheelchair accessible and I hereby waive any rights, claims, or complaints related thereto.

I understand that to access the accommodations provided by COA, I must be able to walk up and down dirt and/or cobblestone roads on an incline. I hereby warrant and represent to COA that I am in good health and physically fit enough to undertake strenuous outdoor activities, and that I am not relying upon COA to provide me with any medications, medical treatment, special devices, conveyances or accommodations other than those specifically listed in the package description. I agree that if for any reason I am not able to make an emergency medical decision for myself, COA or any of its affiliates may (but is not required to) make that decision for me. I agree to waive all claims arising from emergency medical treatment rendered to me by others in good faith as a “Good Samaritan” no matter the outcome or result of that emergency treatment. I agree that I have provided COA with the name of an emergency contact who will be available to assist me during my trip should I become incapacitated for any reason.

I understand that minors under the age of 18 are not prohibited on COA expeditions, but I also understand that COA has encouraged me not to bring very young children on their expeditions. I understand that the decision whether to bring a minor child with me on this expedition is my decision and my decision alone, based solely upon my own judgment of whether the minor is physically and emotionally capable of strenuous outdoor activity and adventure, and not based in any manner upon any statements or assurances made by COA or of anyone associated in any way directly or indirectly with COA. I also understand that the supervision, safety, health and well being of any minor children brought by me on this expedition are my sole and total responsibility at all times.

I am aware that there is strenuous effort and many hazards involved in the activities offered by COA, including but not limited to travel by plane and boat, fishing for large species, getting in and out of open fishing boats, diving, kayaking, and hiking. I understand it is impossible to list all potential hazards that may arise on this expedition to a remote, isolated and rugged open ocean island, and that there may be other hazards encountered on my expedition that are not specifically identified in this agreement, but that are nonetheless included within the scope of this agreement whether specifically identified here or not. These risks being inherent to the outdoor adventure expedition that I seek to participate in.

I agree that it is my personal decision to travel, and I am doing so with full knowledge of current travel recommendations and travel restrictions with regards to the risks of COVID-19. I understand COA assumes no responsibility for and shall not be liable for unsafe conditions or health hazards including pandemics or other illnesses. I understand that COA has no special knowledge of dangers during travel or at destinations.

For information related to such dangers, COA recommends going to the State Department travel website at www.travel.state.gov, click on “Find International Travel Information” then click on “Country Information”, and fill in the name of the destination country. For medical and health information, COA recommends going to the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/travel, then click on “Destinations” and scroll to the name of the destination country.

Rules of Travel Suppliers and Governments: I understand COA has no responsibility for COVID-19-related requirements that travel suppliers and governments may impose from time to time, such as health affidavit forms, health screenings prior to departure or upon arrival, face coverings, or quarantines.

I understand I may be required to wear a mask and/or exercise social distancing when in public areas and/or when proximity to other travelers or COA staff could present a risk of COVID transmission. I agree to abide by mask and social distancing policies recommended by COA and their subcontractors, including by not limited to providers of air, ground, and sea transportation, food providers, and lodging providers during my trip.

I understand that I am solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining possession of all necessary travel documents, including (but not limited to) my passport, necessary visas and personal identification and permission papers necessary for me (and for any minor traveling with me) to enter into the Republic of Mexico and to return to the United States of America.

I acknowledge that COA has the right (but not the duty) to refuse service to anyone whose behavior, in the sole judgment of the COA or any of its affiliates, poses a danger to himself or herself, or to others, or whose behavior is offensive to other clients, the staff and/or local residents, or who commits any unlawful, improper or disreputable act including any waste of wildlife (land or ocean species), pollution of the environment, desecration of historical locations, graffiti or otherwise. I understand that guns of all types are illegal without special permits in Mexico and strictly forbidden on any COA expedition.

I understand that I am solely responsible for obtaining and maintaining possession of the proper prescription forms for any prescribed medications brought by me on the expedition. I acknowledge that COA has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drugs. I recognize that although marijuana is legal in California, it is illegal to bring marijuana or THC in any form, whether medicinal or recreational, in or out of Mexico, and that I may be subject to search by military personnel, border patrol and/or drug-sniffing dogs upon entry and exit. Depending on the severity of the situation, any Client who is refused service due to dangerous, unlawful or offensive behavior may be instructed to remain in his room until transportation off the island can be provided, and will not be permitted to participate in panga fishing or other outings, or if necessary, turned over to local authorities.

As further consideration for being permitted by COA to participate in these activities and use their facilities, equipment and services, I hereby agree on behalf of myself as well as on behalf of my minor children, assignees, heirs, next of kin, spouse, executors, trustees, guardians, legal representatives and anyone else claiming through me (“Releasors”), to hereby fully waive, release and hold harmless Cedros Outdoor Adventures or its owners, partners, vendors, suppliers, contractors or any other affiliated individuals or organizations (“Releasees”) from any and all claims, whether presently known or anticipated or not presently known or anticipated that may yet arise directly or indirectly from my participation in any aspect of this expedition. This means that I (Releasors) will not make any claims, file any lawsuit, pursue any other legal or administrative complaints or actions, or attach the property of Cedros Outdoor Adventures (Releasees) for any damage, injury or death occurring while I am on or traveling to or from the expedition, whether or not caused in whole or any part by any Releasee, and whether or not caused by the active and/or passive negligence or other wrongdoing of any Releasee, save any acts done with specific intent to harm, and whether caused by a risk of nature or human kind or any combination thereof, and whether or not related to the condition of the premises, equipment, or locations where the expedition activities take place, or the conveyances thereto, and whether or not I am then participating in the expedition activities per se.

Releasors hereby expressly waive the provisions of California Civil Code section 1542, and the provisions of any other similar or comparable law of the United States of America, or of any other state of the United States, or of the Republic of Mexico, or of any other national or international governmental body. The provision of section 1542 being waived by Releasor states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” I acknowledge that any action to enforce and/or interpret the terms of this agreement and/or remedy its breach shall be venued solely within the County of San Diego, State of California, United States of America, applying the contract law of the State of California, and as to any claims arising directly or indirectly from alleged acts, errors or omissions, injuries, damages or death occurring in Mexico, the civil law of the Republic of Mexico shall otherwise exclusively apply.

No provision of law construing an ambiguity or uncertainty against COA or the Client shall apply to the interpretation and/or enforcement of this agreement. This agreement may be modified upon negotiation, but may not be modified orally. It may be modified only in a writing stating in clear and unambiguous terms that it is modifying this form, and legibly signed by the Client and a duly authorized representative of COA. By my signature below, I acknowledge that this Release and Waiver of All Liability and Full Assumption of All Risks Known and Unknown shall remain effective for any and all past, present or future expeditions with Cedros Outdoor Adventures unless and until modified in writing as set forth in this paragraph.

If any clause or provision of this agreement is held to be illegal, void or voidable as against public policy or otherwise, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or parts thereof which may be given full effect without the invalid provision or part. To this extent, the provisions, and parts of this agreement are severable. I acknowledge that I have had the opportunity to consult with any attorney of my choosing before signing this agreement and to propose revisions to this agreement to COA before signing it in its present form.

THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM WILL APPLY TO ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE TRIPS I CHOOSE TO MAKE WITH CEDROS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES.

Payment, Change, & Cancellation Policies

Payment Methods

  • Call COA with a credit card (no booking fee). If you have a card on file (which means you paid your deposit with your credit card) please text us at 619 793-5419 with the last four digits of the card you want to use.
  • Mail a check. Please text us to let us know that is your intention, as we will need to note that on your reservation. Mail checks to: Cedros Outdoor Adventures, 555 Saturn Blvd. Suite B720, San Diego, CA 92154.
  • Book online (6% online booking fee will apply).


Payment Terms

  • A non-refundable deposit of $600 (Basic Guide) $900 (Premium Guide) is required to book and reserve your spot.
  • The balance is due two months prior to departure. Client is responsible for making this payment, so set a reminder.
  • Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Deposits are non-transferable within 60 days of departure.
  • All payments (minus deposits) are transferable to a future trip, up to 60 days before departure.
  • Within 60 days of travel COA can NOT refund or transfer payments for any trip that is canceled, delayed, or cut short due to events out of COA’s control, including, but not limited to: work, medical, or family emergencies; weather; plane delay or cancellation; actions by the U.S. Government or Mexican Government instituting travel restrictions between or within either country; etc.
  • Final Payments that are 7 days late will be charged a 5% late fee. Final payments that are 10 days late will be subject to a 10% late fee. Final payments that are 14 days late will be considered forfeited and may be resold, resulting in a loss of your deposit.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT. I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE TAKEN ON IMPORTANT LEGAL DUTIES AND I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT. AMONG THE RIGHTS I HAVE GIVEN UP, I HAVE EXPRESSLY WAIVED THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL. I SIGN THIS AGREEMENT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT AND WITHOUT ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY ORAL REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS OR INDUCEMENTS BY CEDROS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES, OR ANYONE ELSE ON THEIR BEHALF. THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM WILL APPLY TO ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE TRIPS I CHOOSE TO MAKE WITH CEDROS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. I understand and agree that typing or using my mouse to create my name here constitutes a legally binding electronic signature. I affirm and swear that the name signed here is my own.


Parents or legal guardians must sign for travelers under the age of 18.