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Coasteering Travel Insurance

Coasteering is a modern sport that combines various other Adventure Sports, such as Swimming, Cave Diving, Canyoning, Diving, Climbing and Cliff Jumping. It is a physically demanding activity that involves travelling through or across the intertidal zone of a rocky coast. The point is to traverse the entire trajectory powered by ones own body, boats, surf boards or other helpful devices may not be used.

You can get a policy online for Coasteering on our ADVENTURES website. Please select Coasteering.

If you prefer, you can contact us by telephone or email, on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Personal Liability £2,000,000 £200
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
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
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -


There is no rule that states which types of Adventure Sports have to be included in Coasteering. In that sense, it is a very simple sport. Participants simply do whatever they need to do to cover a specific distance along the coastline that may include Rock Climbing, Ocean Swimming, Jumping and Diving.

The beauty of Coasteering lies in the place where it is done; rocky coasts usually offer plenty of challenges and obstacles, such as caves, cliffs, boulders and waves. This high energy environment makes it sport that is only suitable for fit people.

Every individual part of Coasteering has been practiced by people for many decades, if not centuries or even millennia. The word Coasteering was first used in 1973 in a book called Sea Cliff Climbing. It was until the last decade of the 20th century, however, that Coasteering became a commercial sport, a recreational activity that was done with the aid of professional guides. The place where this happened was the rugged coast of Pembrokeshire in Wales. The adventure sport then spread to other coastal parts of the United Kingdom, such as Cornwall, Anglesey and the Scottish isles and Highlands. Nowadays, the busiest place in the United Kingdom, where Coasteering can be done is the coast of Dorset.

Coasteering is a dangerous sport, even when done with an experienced and professional guide. Boulder Hopping, Cliff Jumping, Ocean Swimming and Canyoning just to name a few are all Activities that involve a certain level of risk. Even with the right safety equipment and with an organised tour, the risk of sustaining injuries remains.

Organised Coasteering trips are generally quite safe, though, but as the saying goes it is better to be safe than sorry. People may slip on wet rocks, fall down a cliff, get smashed against rocks by waves and so on. It is therefore vital that you make sure to get the proper Travel Insurance when you are planning on going Coasteering.

Important Information

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J 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.

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