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Terms and Conditions

Whanganui River Canoes Canoe

We require a deposit of 25% of the total amount of every trip price at time of booking confirmation.

The minimum recommended age for our trips is 7 years

The deposit is refundable until 7 days prior to departure.

We require full payment of the total trip cost to be paid at time of departure. If we consider the river conditions to be unsafe for your trip, we will not let you depart.

If we believe the weather conditions are improving we may delay the departing time, or postpone until the following day.

If your trip is cancelled due to bad weather or river conditions, or, if you are unable to postpone until the following day, all amounts held by Whanganui River Canoes will be refunded.

﷯If you need to transfer to Pipiriki by jet boat you are required to pay for this.
Some exceptions apply.

Once you have paid for and / or started a canoe trip you will not be refunded for change of mind. If you require extra jet boat or shuttle services you will be charged accordingly.

Safety Responsibility

Clients are responsible for their own safety management and clients must meet any additional costs arising from bad weather, or injury.

• If weather and river conditions turn bad during your trip, your first option should be to wait it out.
• Clients are required to replace any equipment lost and are liable for the repair cost of any equipment damaged.
• If conditions turn bad, we will allow you to sit it out and canoe / kayak back a day late, at no extra cost, if you require extra jet boat or shuttle assistance this will be at your cost.
• Whanganui River Canoes is a safety audited business, as required by the Adventure Activity Regulations.
• If you are a school/educational group ask us for a copy of our SOP or Rams to help you with your planning.


Whanganui River Canoes Canoe


We cannot be held responsible for any electronic equipment or personal items that are taken on your trip.

All of our equipment is checked regularly.

Our liability is not guaranteed due to user error, and other circumstances out of our control.

Although greatly reduced, there is still a small risk of an accident and / or injury.

Whanganui River Canoes and / or the guide cannot be held responsible unless great negligence was involved on their part.

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