Having the correct travel insurance is essential when joining a Rubicon 3 voyage. Whether it's protecting you against a twisted ankle just before you join us, a cancelled flight or the need to get medical care once you're abroad - the right insurance is a critical part of your preparations.
We ask this because it will have a big impact on what type of cover you can get. If you're from the UK / EU it's going to be cheap and simple. If not, it's still simple but it's not as cheap. Because there is a such a disparity in what is available we do not specify minimum cover levels.
You must have insurance that covers you for sailing on a yacht that is more than 12nm offshore. Be careful when buying your insurance as many companies advertise 'offshore sailing' but do not actually mean more than 12nm. You may come across the definition 'territorial waters'. Territorial waters end at 12nm, so you need insurance that goes outside territorial waters. Beyond that, just make sure it covers you for the region that your Voyage sails in.
Absolutely. We will ask you for your insurance details prior to you joining. Bear in mind however that we cannot check that your insurance is adequate.
For those in the UK / EU there are various options. We do not recommend any particular provider or policy. You could look at the following providers:
For UK / EU residents, you should bring your EHIC card with you. This entitles you to greatly reduced or even free medical coverage in other EU countries. Find out more here.
If you are from outside the UK / EU you could look at the following providers:
Gowrie (email Rick Bagnall) - this currently seems to be the best option for many clients.
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The smoking of any form of tobacco is forbidden on board or on the dock next to the boat. We also very strongly discourage the smoking of any tobacco at any time between the start and end date as the smell comes on-board into confined living space. The use of e-cigarettes is fine.
The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for WZ Lmited t/a Rubicon 3, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following: 1. non-flight packages and 2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EU, which are sold to customers outside of the EU. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad. Please note that bookings made outside the EU are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Rubicon 3. In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company. You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here.
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