Everything you need to know about travel insurance for kayaking and rafting.
Exotic sunsets, the water lapping at your bow, hurtling down river rapids; experiences on the water are often the most unforgettable part of any holiday. From paddling with the family on Lake Superior, to sea kayaking the turquoise waters around Indonesia’s Raja Ampat archipelago, get your next holiday flowing on a kayaking or rafting adventure.
When you get a travel insurance quote for your kayaking or rafting trip, you need to specify the adventure activity in your policy. When you choose your options, select your kayaking/rafting activity according to the following activity category:
Also note that if you are venturing more than 3 nautical miles from the land, complementary coverage does not apply for these cases.
Also note that complementary medical expenses are excluded for kayaking beyond than three nautical miles and rafting over grade 4 rapids.
Several activity options above mention international river grades which can be described as:
We offer coverage for river grades (also known as classes) from Class 1 to Class 5. We do not offer coverage for Class 6 rapids.
When you are about to head down the river or rapids, always be aware of the rating. Read more about the International River Grading System from the American Whitewater association.
Traveler’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 white water rafting, river boarding, white-water canoeing, stand up paddle surfing, and whitewater kayaking.
We offer three plans – Standard, Explorer and Explorer Plus – each offers different levels of coverage. It is up to you to choose what plan has the right level of coverage to meet your travel needs and that matches your specific activity plans. In addition to kayaking and rafting, we over coverage for more than 180 adventure activities for our Brazilian nomads.
If you’re not sure whether your kayaking or rafting adventure is covered, please contact us.
Our policies may cover you on your kayaking and rafting adventures (up to the policy limits) for:
While there are several kayaking and rafting adventures, we can offer coverage for, there are also things we just won’t cover. These include, but are not limited to:
We love to find ways to help you enjoy your travels: from traveling 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 or you can read more about kayaking destinations.
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