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Canoeing Travel Insurance

If you plan to go on a Canoeing holiday, you should make sure you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before your trip. We can also provide cover for Sea Kayaking as well as

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If you plan to go on a Canoeing holiday, you should make sure you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before your trip.

We can also provide cover for Sea Kayaking as well as White Water Canoeing.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Property £1,000 £1,500 £4,000
Laptop Cover £500 £500 £500
Gadget Cover* £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Schedule Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
End Supplier Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Overseas Return Quarantine Included Included Included
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*The Gadget Cover can be added on the quote page at an additional premium.

**The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy provided by JS Travel Insurance.

This Canoeing Travel Insurance policy is underwritten by Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited, registered in Gibraltar under number 87598, registered office at Level 3, Ocean Village Business Centre, 23 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar. Licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under the Financial Services Act 2019 of Gibraltar.

Canoeing Grades

Grade 1. Means the water is moving, without rocks or other hazards to avoid, and without technical difficulties. Basically it means paddling it should be within most people’s abilities. It’s the ‘easiest’ river you can paddle and great for practicing on moving water if you’ve never paddled on it before.

Grade 2. Rivers are the next step up from Grade 1. They can include waves and small stoppers which should be easy to navigate. They can also include eddies where you can catch your breath before moving on to the next set of rapids.

Grade 3. Getting a little more technical, grade 3 rivers are more technically difficult. They also include distinctive waves and stoppers and sometimes even drops. How would you tell the difference between grade 2 and 3? Grade 3 rivers usually require you to paddle a certain route to avoid obstacles such as rocks along the river.

Grade 4. Getting into the trickier end of the scale, Grade 4 rivers include severe waves, drops, stoppers and other possible objects that can affect the flow of the water. If you paddle Grade 4, you will be used to reading the river and inspecting a route from the bank before running that river. Because of the breadth of what Grade 4 encompasses, sometimes rapids within the river will be classified as Grade 4- or Grade 4+, indicating their intensity level.

Grade 5. These rivers are extremely difficult and require an exceptional amount of skill and experience to navigate. They are very demanding and include stoppers, currents and powerful waves.

Grade 6. Extreme on another level. Think of the most extreme rapids you’ve seen and make them even more ferocious. Grade 6 rapids will look un-runnable, but under the right circumstances and with the right amount of skill and experience, they can sometimes be possible.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Canoeing whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.

When prompted you should select Hazardous Activity Pack A.


Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel and taking part in Canoeing provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all, or all but essential travel to your destination and it is not on the red list.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation, when medically necessary, if you contract COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation if you are unable to travel because you contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test.
  • Overseas Return Quarantine: Cover for additional accommodation & transport costs (limits apply) if you are unable to return home due to contracting Covid-19 and being told to self-isolate abroad.

European Resident or Already Travelled

Globelink International offers Single Trip and Annual Multi Trip policies if you live in another European country.

This policy will also cover you if you have already left your home country and are already travelling.

After you have chosen your insurance option, you will be asked to add EXTRA OPTIONS.

Please make sure you select Hazardous Pursuits Category 3 - so that you are covered for Canoeing (up to Grade 3 Rivers).


Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

British Canoeing

Tips and Advice about Canoeing

Travel Insurance Toolkit

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