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Canyoning Travel Insurance

You should make sure that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home if you are planning on Canyoning on your trip.

Unique to this policy, we cover Search and Rescue up to £50,000 in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Canyoning.


This policy will also cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

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 Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue £50,000 £500
Personal Liability £2,000,000 -
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Valuables (incl. mobile phone) £300 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100

PART C - Optional Independent Traveller

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Ext. Cancellation or Curtailment £5,000 £100
Ext. Travel Delay £120 -
Ext. Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Accommodation £5,000 £100

Canyoning Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through PJ Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Search and Rescue

We are able to provide Search and Rescue whilst taking part in Canyoning. This is a separate benefit which covers you up to £50,000 and a Local Rescue Organisation will search, rescue and transfer you to a local hospital or we will repatriate you back to your home country if the medical facilities are not up to our standards.

Search and Rescue costs are covered for a period note exceeding 72 hours from the time at which assistance is first summoned.

We recommend that you provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Certificate and the 24hr Emergency Assistance Telephone Number to a member of your Group or Guide.

Important Medical Exclusion

You will not be covered if you are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder on a Single Trip or Annual Multi Trip policy.

Popular Areas for Canyoning

The activity can be done in a wide variety of canyons and gorges, ranging from easy to extremely challenging.

That being said, Canyoning is usually aimed at the general public and can be done by people of all ages and by anyone with a basic fitness level.

The sport is focused on both adventure and fun it is offered by countless companies and organisations all over the world.

It is an amazing thing to do on any trip; an activity that will bring you up close with spectacular waterfalls, raging rivers, deep pools, formidable rock formations and sheer cliffs.

There are numerous countries around the world with canyons that are suitable for Canyoning. Such countries are Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Norway, Switzerland and Austria, Mexico, Croatia, Montenegro, South Africa (where it is called Kloofing), Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ecuador, among several others.

Common Injuries

Because Canyoning may involve rock climbing, descending from cliffs, Swimming in rapids and underneath waterfalls, jumping down, and rappelling, it makes partakers vulnerable to many injuries.

Although Canyoning Tours that are organised by companies are generally pretty safe, accidents do occur.

Canyoning Equipment

Canyoning is a dangerous sport with escape from the sides of a canyon often difficult. In the past, Canyoneers have used gear that is meant for Running, Mountaineering, Hiking and Climbing and have adapted it to their Sport or Activity, which, after all, combines many other Adventurous Sports.

Canyoning Equipment includes climbing hardware, static and semi-static ropes, wet suits, mountaineering helmets, rope bags, backpacks, specifically designed footwear and sometimes life jackets.

All these things are aimed at making it easier and safer to get in and out of the canyon, travel around in it and prevent injuries while doing it.

Training for Canyoning is done by practicing each specific part of it Hiking, Climbing, Swimming and Rappelling.

People who are experienced and are in good physical shape are less likely to sustain injuries while Canyoning on their trip.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

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


Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Travel Insurance can cover you to travel and take part in Canyoning 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.

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 4 - so that you are covered for Canyoning.


Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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