This charter is a fishing, boating, sailing, and hunting experience that will allow me to choose to participate in various recreational activities.
I understand that it may be impossible to list all of the inherent risks of participation in this charter, but some are listed below to give the participant a better idea of the risks involved. Minor injuries such as: muscle soreness, cramps, bruises, strains and sprains may occur more frequently while more serious injuries or conditions such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, difficulty breathing, broken bones, drowning, torn ligaments or tendons, sudden illness, stroke, heart attack and even death may occur.
Environmental risks and hazards may include: deep and cold water, insects, snakes, animals, unpredictable forces of nature including weather. This list is not inclusive and extends to damage and/or loss of personal property as well. I also understand that any participation in this event may require me to be transported in vehicles and vessels operated by Southern Country Charters professional staff or personnel, or contracted by Southern Country Charters. I understand the risks associated with transportation in vehicles and vessels of all types.
I understand that the inherent risks associated with this charter may occur despite the care taken by Southern Country Charters and its employees. I have read the previous paragraphs and I understand the nature of this journey. I hereby assert that my participation in this charter is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all of the inherent risks of the activities. I also understand that I am welcome to omit an activity or may stop at any time and that my questions regarding this program have been answered to my satisfaction.
In consideration of permission to participate in this activity, today and on all future dates, I, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my heirs, personal representatives, or assigns, do hereby release, waive and discharge Southern Country Charters (including its officers, employees, and agencies) from liability from any and all claims resulting from the inherent risks, associated with this event or from negligence, strict liability, breach of contract, or any act or omission, but not gross negligence. I also expressly agree to release Southern Country Charters, its officers, agents, employees, and students from any act of omission of negligence in rendering or failing to render any type of emergency or medical services.
This agreement applies to (1) personal injury, illness including death from incidents arising from participation in this charter. I understand that some activities may occur in remote places, open to the public, where communication and transportation may be difficult and medical care may be delayed.
Southern Country Charters may also utilize the services of private contractors for certain tasks including, for example, transportation, and food service. Southern Country Charters is not responsible for the acts or omissions of such contractors.
I also agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Southern Country Charters, its officers, employees, and agencies (that is, defend and pay any judgment and costs, including investigation costs and attorney fees) from any and all claims of mine, my spouse, family members, or others arising from my injury or loss due to my participation in this event (including those arising from in the inherent risks or negligence, strict liability, breach of contract, or any act or omission, but not gross negligence). I further agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify Southern Country Charters, its officers, employees and agencies (that is, defend and pay any judgment and costs, including investigation costs and attorney fees) against any and all claims of co-participants, rescuers, and others arising from my conduct in the course of my participation in this event.
I covenant not to sue Southern Country Charters, its officers, employees, and agencies for any present or future claims arising directly or indirectly from my participation in this event.
Likewise, I understand that if, in spite of this contract, legal action is brought, it must be adjudicated under the laws of the State of Florida, and must be brought in the appropriate court housed in Destin in the State of Florida.
I also expressly agree that this Agreement (including Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Indemnification, and Covenant not to Sue) is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of Florid and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
I acknowledge that: I have read this Participant Agreement – Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Indemnification Agreement, and Covenant not to Sue and fully understand its terms. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue Southern Country Charters, its Officers, Employees, and Agencies for injuries, illness, loss or even death resulting from the inherent risks, negligence, strict liability, breach of contract, or any act or omission, but not gross negligence, from my participation in this event. I further acknowledge that I am signing this agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by the laws of the State of Florida.
I certify the information submitted on this Registration Form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that any wrong or incomplete information could result in an injury or illness. I grant permission to Southern Country Charters and agents of the institution, to authorize and administer emergency medical treatment that is deemed necessary.