Deposit/prepayment on Complete and Partial Outfitting canoe trips are guaranteed and nonrefundable. Deposit may be paid with Visa or M/C credit card. Your credit card will be debited upon receipt. Personal or business check and bank cashier’s check accepted as deposit/prepayment ONLY if received 20 days or more prior to arrival date.
- Credit card is required for payment of the necessary US Forest Service Travel Permit and User Fees.
- Bunkhouse, Chalet, or Villa Resort Lodging reservations are prepaid prior to arrival date.
- Contact River Point Outfitting Co. at 1.800.456.5580 to remit your Visa, M/C, Discover, or American Express credit card number for deposit/prepayment.
A repacking charge of $50 per permit will be incurred if your party size decreases from the original reservation and notification by mail, fax, or e-mail has not been received by RPO at least 21 days prior to your Arrival/Check-In date.
Final Payment Information:
Final balance of payment due upon Registration and payable with Cash or Bank Cashier’s Check.
Credit card payment is accepted ONLY for initial deposit and/or prepayment—in the case of a “last-minute” reservation. Additional persons joining your party at the time of Registration will be charged accordingly. Sorry, no personal checks accepted at Registration.
Organized Non-Profit Youth Groups must remit final payment in advance of arrival with an Organizational Check. Canoe trips reserved as gifts require a prepayment with personal or business check.
- A Guest Folio with “Confirmation of Reservation” and an itemized statement of charges will be sent via US mail, e-mail, or fax. Please note: You are financially responsible for what you have reserved.
- Outfitting rates subject to 7.375% MN sales/county tax. Resort Loding rates subject to 7.375% MN sales/county tax and local 3% tax. Resort Cabin, Villa, or Chalet Lodging rates subject to 6% service fee.
- Fishing Licenses, Bait, Van Transport Gas Surcharge, Permit, USFS User Fees, and Quetico Permit and Camping Fees are not included in the outfitting rates.
- There are no refunds for complete or partially outfitted trips that end early, for canoes and equipment returned early, or for any unused food, transportation, or accommodations.
- Guide Gratuities are generally 15-20% of the package rate and are greatly appreciated. Other outfitting staff gratuities are discretionary and encouraged.
- Rates subject to change without notice.
Cancellation of Canoe Trip Reservation:
In the event of cancellation of reservation of the canoe trip, deposit fees and prepayments are nonrefundable.
However, if written notice is received by RPO at least 30 days prior to the date the canoe trip starts, the trip may be rescheduled for another date this season or next year. All money on account applicable to outfitting of the canoe trip (equipment, canoes, food, transport fees, etc.) would be transferable to the new trip date for the same number of persons, length of trip, and package reserved that was in the cancelled reservation.
EXCEPTION: Deposit or prepayment of lodging reserved (vacation home, villa, chalet, bunkhouse, tent camping) are nonrefundable and nontransferable to the new trip date. Furthermore, if full prepayment of the lodging portion of the trip was not secured in advance, any money on account from the canoe trip portion of the combination trip, which is being cancelled, will be applied to the balance due on the lodging portion of the trip.
If a cancellation of a reservation occurs less than 21 days prior to arrival date, or in the case of a “no-show” reservation, the party leader is financially responsible for the entire balance of payment due as indicated in the Confirmation and Guest Folio. Leader will be expected to remit payment immediately with personal check, bank cashier’s check, or Visa or M/C.
- Deposits/prepayments from individuals within a Group who cancel out of the trip are nonrefundable and nontransferable to the rest of the Group.
- USFS Travel Permit is nonrefundable nor applicable to a future trip. The USFS User fee will be refunded if cancelled two or more calendar days prior to the entry date.
River Point Outfitting Company is not liable for delays, cancellation or interruption of a trip caused by air carriers, taxi service or other ground transport, inclement weather, change of plans, medical reasons, or other reasons.
Travel insurance is available, and may protect you against circumstances that may cause you to interrupt or cancel your trip. River Point does not sell travel insurance, but we can make suggestions. We strongly advise arrival in Ely the day prior to the start of your canoe trip.