Safety

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Safe and fun.

At Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, we offer a wide array of activities for our visitors. Many of these activities may be unfamiliar to you, but be assured that all of our tour guides are well trained in the activity they are hosting. They are also trained in first aid and are equipped to get help in a timely manner if some misfortune should occur.

As we state in our Stone Harbor Guided Tours and Instructional Activities Waiver and Release of Liability form, there is inherent danger in all of these activities. Natural and man-made elements and equipment variables are part of this risk. While we cannot eliminate the risk without destroying the unique character of these activities, we have policies in place to minimize the risk.

  • We do not allow any of our equipment to be used on Lake Superior unless you are accompanied by a Stone Harbor Guide. An exception to this is made with kayaking if you and members of your party carry certification from the American Canoe Association showing you are proficient in kayak rescues.
  • Personal floatation devices (PFDs) must be worn for water activities. This includes, but is not limited to, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and lake fishing.  It is important to follow the instructions of your guide as to how to properly fit your PFD and to keep it on for the duration of your tour.  PFDs can never be 100% foolproof, but they are of high quality and our guides are trained to help you quickly return to safety. PFDs are available, but not required for stream fishing.
  • Helmets must be worn when on a climbing tour, summer or winter. The wearing of helmets may reduce or mitigate the severity of some head injuries but will not guarantee safety and will not prevent some injuries.

As a participant, it is important that you take responsibility for your own experience, as well as the experience of others. We ask that you follow the instructions of your guide and show respect for the activity in which you and others are participating.

 

Pretty cool SUP picture, huh? The credit goes to Erin Altemus. Look–you can see the individual drops of water as Lucas falls into the water. Yes, Erin is that good.

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