Sailing Travel Insurance

Sailing trips can be one of the most exciting tours you can go on, giving you the freedom to explore the ocean and see what the coastlines of the world have to offer. Seriously, what better way to get the adrenaline pumping than on a sailing holiday?

So, if you’re embarking on a sailing experience, then make sure to add sailing to your policy when purchasing with us to ensure that you are fully covered. 

Some of the cover available to you:

At DOGTAG, all of our single and multi-trip policies include cover for events that may happen during any holiday, for example, lost or damaged luggage, emergency medical costs and trip cancellation. More specifically the policies we offer include:

  • 24/7 emergency medical assistance team
  • Covid cover available §
  • Up to £10 million medical expenses, including bringing you home if it is medically necessary
  • Cancellation cover
  • Cover for your personal belongings
  • Cover for amateur racing, crewing for tall ships and recreational sailing as standard – as long as selected during the quote process and for inshore sailing only (offshore sailing may be available on referral only).

For even more protection, why not add our specialised sailing extension to your policy? With this extension you can benefit from:

  • The hire of sailing equipment, should your equipment become lost, stolen or damaged
  • Trip cancellation, if the only qualified skipper is taken ill
  • Plus, cover for any specialist sailing gear

Why do I need specific cover for Sailing?

Most of us know that there are certain risks that come with unique waterborne sports, such as sailing. So, in true sportsmanship, it is essential that anyone embarking on a sailing trip fully protects both themselves and their equipment by adding suitable sailing protection.

Travel insurance with sailing cover added during your buying process will provide protection in the event of injuries or damage to specialist equipment as well as all the other benefits you get with a standard travel insurance policy.

To have peace of mind of exactly what you are covered for when participating in any activity or sport, please click here.

We know that sometimes plans change. So, if the activity (or activities) you planned on taking part in change, then give us a call and we can amend your cover.

Please note, there may be an additional premium if your new activity is more extreme, but we’ll let you know this upfront. 

What do you define as ‘Inshore’ Sailing?

At DOGTAG, we define inshore as sailing that takes place within 12 miles of the coastline or in inland waterways.

What do you define as ‘Offshore’ Sailing?

At DOGTAG, we define offshore as sailing that takes place within 30 nautical miles from the coastline.

For any offshore excursions, please contact or simply fill in this form to discuss your cover.

Can I buy DOGTAG travel insurance to go Sailing if I have a pre-existing condition?

Absolutely, at least in most cases! Having a medical condition that is well-managed and under control shouldn’t stop you from embarking on your next sailing venture, which is why we consider cover for most medical conditions here at DOGTAG. Simply let us know about any medical conditions you have during the quote process.

We’ll ask you a couple of questions to get a clearer picture of your overall health and then, where possible, offer suitable travel insurance options based on your answers. If you’d prefer to speak to someone over the phone, just give our customer service team a call instead.

It is essential that you declare any medical conditions that you have, as failure to do so could lead to a claim being declined later down the line, should the condition be found to be linked to your claim.

What destinations can I get cover for on DOGTAG to go Sailing?

Travel insurance policies that offer cover for sailing adventures can cover most destinations across the globe. Where your specific policy covers you to travel will depend on the geographical area that you select when you take out your policy.

At DOGTAG, simply select the destination that you wish to travel to and our quote journey will automatically select the destination group most suited to you.

However, if you plan on visiting more than one destination (and therefore need an annual multi trip policy) simply click here to check which geographical zone(s) your planned trip destination(s) fall into to make sure your policy covers you for that zone.

We know that sometimes plans change. So, if the country (or countries) you planned on visiting fall outside of the zone you’ve selected, then give us a call and we can amend your cover.

Please note, there may be an additional premium if your new destination falls into a different zone, but we’ll let you know this upfront. 

§ Coronavirus cover includes cover if you need to cancel within 14 days of your trip or curtail your trip early as a result of a positive COVID test, and cover for medical expenses related to a coronavirus diagnosis during your trip. Any further cover can be purchased within the optional COVID-19 Extension. More information can be found here.