Everything Australians need to know about travel insurance for Kayaking & Rafting
Aussies love life on the water whether it’s rafting through Hippo Alley on Ethiopia’s Omo River to kayaking around the Greek island of Milos exploring ancient sea caves. Like food for the soul, cast off from the fast hustle and find your own flow on a rafting/kayaking voyage on the world’s most stunning waterways.
Planning your kayaking or rafting activities before you leave home means you can plan for the right level of cover. Both our Standard and Explorer plans offer many of the same benefits including cover for level 1 sport and adventure activities such as kayaking (inland or coastal waters within 3 nautical miles), and whitewater kayaking/rafting and river boarding on grades 1-5.
For more adventurous nomads you need to upgrade your cover if you’re planning on kayaking, windsurfing or sailing beyond 3 nautical miles from the coast k Simply specify all the activities you have planned for your trip when you get your quote, as you can’t add them afterwards. Terms and conditions apply, check your policy for details or contact us.
If you are planning on taking your own kayak or other gear with you, please note that there is no cover for watercraft of any type (except surfboards). For other sporting equipment, cover is available where the carrier requires it be checked-in due to its size or weight. If you've purchased the Explorer Plan, we'll also pay to hire replacement equipment because your sporting equipment was:
Note: we won’t cover damage to any sporting equipment while in use, if your sporting equipment is more than three years old, or to any damage or theft of any sporting equipment left unsupervised in a public place.
When you finally take off to drift around the Seychelles or raft the canyons of North America, packing travel insurance can help if your trip hits troubled waters.
World Nomads offers cover (up to the policy limits) for:
If things don’t go smoothly and you’re left bumped, bruised or even broken, the World Nomads 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team is here to help you.
If you’ve seriously injured yourself and require medical treatment, call the Emergency Assistance Team as soon as possible so it can direct you to the nearest medical centre or hospital. Or in the worst case, contact Emergency Assistance so it can preapprove the costs of your emergency evacuation to the most appropriate medical facility for your care where possible. We may even bring you back home to Australia to recover if required.
World Nomads love hearing tales from the world’s best kayaking/rafting spots:
Sorry – we won’t cover you if you do something careless (such as your gear getting stolen when left on the beach while you take a swim). Some things we don’t cover include:
Traveller’s Tip: before you launch, remember to check the International River Grading of the river you’re on so you won’t invalidate your cover. The scale is used for various water sports and activities, such as black and white water rafting, river boarding, white-water canoeing, stand up paddle surfing, and whitewater kayaking.
This is only a summary of coverage and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the policy. You should read your policy wording in full so you understand what is and isn’t covered. That way there won’t be any surprises if you need to use it. If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Here at World Nomads, we love to find ways to help you enjoy your travels: from travelling smarter to travel safety and we endeavor to source the most up to date information about travel destinations. If you are going Kayaking or Rafting in another country, check out our Travel Safety content - if you are going kayaking in some obscure location, check with us first and avoid known banjo plucking hot spots!
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