Terms and Policy

Our Policies

Boat Rental Return Times:

If you do not return boats rented on site before closing time without notice to Penguin Paddling by telephone they will be considered stolen property and $350 /kayak and $900/Paddleboard will be charged.  If items are returned, any refund of that amount will be fully at the discretion of Penguin Paddling LLC. A late fee of not less than $100/boat or board shall be assessed.


All tours must have a minimum of six boats/boards to be conducted. Cancellations may be made up to seven days prior to tour date.  100% Refunds will be granted up to seven days before a tour/rental for services paid for through our site.  Within seven days of tour no refunds or reschedules will be granted.  Tours purchased through third party vendors (Groupon, LivingSocial, Zozi, Travelzoo Etc…)will not be refunded. They will be rescheduled. No shows (including all people not on site at time of tour start) will not be refunded. All tours/rentals start promptly at scheduled time. Participants advised to arrive 15 minutes before tour/rental start. If Penguin Paddling LLC has to cancel a tour/rental for any reason other than weather conditions, a 100% refund will be granted and a 25% discount granted on same tour/event/rental at a later date for reservations booked through our website.

Weather Policy

As this is an outdoor activity on the water, weather may be a factor in whether the tour is safe to conduct or not.  Tours are rain or shine.  We will not conduct a tour/rental in the midst of a lightning storm or dangerous rain storms/weather events.  Often, during the summer, showers are brief and conditions following a short rain are optimal for paddling.  Determination of a weather safety cancellation is up to the trip leader’s discretion.  Final determination of trip cancellation due to weather made at launch point at time tour scheduled.  In the event of a weather cancellation prior to the tour leaving, every effort will be made to reschedule the tour for a date that works with both the guest and Penguin Paddling.  If that does not work out, refunds will be issued for the full amount if cancellation takes place.  If tour was purchased through a third party (including but not limited to ZOZI, Groupon, LivingSocial) tours/rentals will be rescheduled and no refund granted.


Waiver Forms must be signed prior to participation in any Penguin Paddling LLC event.  Each participant must have their own waiver.

Use of PFD

Due to the fact that Penguin Paddling LLC conducts activities on the water, Personal Flotation Devices must be worn properly at all times for the event.  This is a requirement for participation in our events.


Penguin Paddling LLC prohibits the use of any mind altering substance on our tours and rentals.  No Alcohol or Drug use permitted under any circumstances.  Use of Alcohol/Drugs while kayaking poses a huge risk to guests, guides, and members of the public.  Use of Alcohol/Drugs before or during one of our tours/rentals will result in the forfeiture of purchased tour/rental and no refunds issued.  Persons found to be using these substances will be dismissed from the activity immediately at nearest landfall without refund.

Ten Punch Pass Rules/Terms

  1. Non Transferable. You, the pass-holder, may use any of the boats/boards for a two hour rental period with one punch of your pass. If you bring a guest you may take him/her out on a tandem boat without additional charge.  If your guest(s) wishes to use their own boat or board, they must pay to rent the boat or use their own punch card.
  2. We do not pro-rate punches. If you take the board/boat out, it counts as a punch. Each punch is good for two hours of equipment usage.  If you go past the two hour mark, another punch may be used or you may pay $10/hr for additional time.
  3. Treat cards as cash. No replacement cards issued.
  4. Cards good only for the 2016 season at Virginia locations; and for 1 year at Florida location. (This is because Florida is a year-round business and Virginia is not)
  5. No Refunds offered on 10 punch passes.
  6. All Equipment offered on a first come, first served basis.
  7. Passes good for on-site rentals only.
  8. Passes are sold at each location for the exclusive use at that location. They are not interchangeable or of use at other locations.

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