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Parasailing Travel Insurance

Parasailing is a type of Micro Lighting . This popular activity, often done on holidays in warm seaside destinations, involves a person wearing a specially designed parachute, like wing being dragged behind a boat. That wing is known as a parasail wing. The harness that is attached to the parasail wing and to the person is attached to the boat, or sometimes also a car or truck, by a tow rope.

When the boat, or other vehicle, starts moving forward, the Parasailer is lifted up into the air by the wing. Parasailing can be done singly, or with two or three people if the boat has enough power. Parasailing is meant to be merely a fun activity and the participant has no control whatsoever over the parasail wing.

You can get a policy online for Parasailing on our ADVENTURES website. Please select Parascending/Parasailing (over Land) or Parascending/Parasailing (over Water).

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
Cancellation or Curtailment £3,000 £50
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £50
Emergency Repatriation £10,000,000 £50
Personal Baggage £1,750 £50
Money & Cash £500 £50
Travel Delay £100 -
Holiday Abandonment £3,000 £50
Missed Departure £750 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 £100

Common Injuries whilst Parasailing

There are no laws or regulations for Parasailing companies, so there is an inherent risk when choosing to partake in the activity, and for this reason it is important that you do your research before choosing a company.

Most Parasailing injuries occur as a result of a fall, faulty equipment or bad weather conditions. Because a persons legs and feet are not protected when parasailing, difficult landings or strong winds could result in strains, fractures and broken bones. Cuts and bruises can also occur to other parts of the body.

When a Parasailing accident happens, the sustained injuries are usually quite severe. Luckily, accidents dont happen very often they are rather rare, in fact. If injuries are sustained, these are the most common:

To avoid Parasailing injuries, check that the company you choose has long been established and has received favourable reviews. Also check the weather forecast prior to partaking in any Parasailing.

Parasailing Equipment

Parasailing requires specific equipment. The parasail itself is what characterises the activity. This specially made parachute is aimed to be more stable and efficient in the air than a regular parachute used to jump out of airplanes. Because the Parasailer has no control over the parasail, it is essential that it remains stable. The parasail, like a regular parachute, is also developed to slow down the descent.

The Parasailer is dragged behind a vehicle and as such gets lifted into the air. That vehicle is almost always a boat, but may also be a car or other land-based vehicle.

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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