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Coasteering Travel Insurance

If you are planning a trip and you are going to be Coasteering whilst away, you will need to get a Travel Insurance policy in place before your trip begins.


This policy will also cover Personal Liability.

Please Note: 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. These types of medical conditions would be excluded from the policy.

Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

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 -
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 -

Extended Travel Delay

If you chose this option you will be covered for Independent Traveller (extended cover for cancellation, curtailment, delayed departure and travel disruption with the addition of accommodation expenses if your trip is disrupted by an event such as a natural disaster e.g. volcanic eruption or if the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against travel.)

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

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


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.


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.

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.

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.

Useful Websites

Coasteering in Wales


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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