Why Travel insurance is a must
You just booked a trip and likely made a very large investment with your deposit. What happens if you can’t make the trip? Or worse, what happens in the case of a serious emergency while on your trip?
The trip cost is likely non-refundable unless replacement guests are found. While we will make every effort to rebook your space, it is often very difficult to fill last minute vacancies. Further, many destinations such as Kamchatka, Seychelles, and Bolivia (for example) actually REQUIRE mandatory evacuation coverage for all guests.
Given the strict cancellation and refund policies associated with nearly all fishing packages, we cannot stress enough the importance of obtaining travel insurance to protect your investment.
TRAVELERS CAN OBTAIN COVERAGE FOR:
- Medical Cancellation, including pre-existing health problems (related to you, family, or business/traveling partners)***
- Emergency Evacuation
- Lost Baggage
- Delay and Interruption
- “Cancel For Any Reason” (CFAR)***
COVERAGE WITH RIPCORD / REDPOINT TRAVEL PROTECTION
Redpoint Travel Protection/Ripcord offers competitive medical/cancellation/interruption coverage to couple with their industry-leading medical evacuation services. If you are traveling to someplace super remote, Ripcord has lightning-fast deployment infrastructure and evacuation plans to get you out and transported safely to a medical facility.
We can process an affordable and comprehensive policy for you with Redpoint Travel Protection / Ripcord after answering a few simple questions. THIS LINK provides information about both evacuation and trip cancellation policies, including policy premiums and coverage details.
REQUEST A QUOTE OR BUY A POLICY
We would be happy to facilitate a quote and/or the purchase of a policy for you. Please provide us with your legal name, date of birth, address, and phone number by EMAIL or give us a call at (214) 219-2500. Ultimately, we will need a credit card to book the policy. You may also purchase a policy directly with Ripcord by clicking HERE
COVID-19 & “CANCEL FOR ANY REASON” (CFAR) COVERAGE
While standard insurance policies do not cover cancellations or interruptions due to prospective Covid-19 related border closures or government shutdowns, you can book a “Cancel For Any Reason” (CFAR) policy that will cover 75% of trip cost due to any Covid-19 cancellations related to border closings or travel bans. Please note, however, that standard policies DO cover medical cancellations in the event you are actually ill with Covid-19.
With respect to CFAR coverage, you should expect premiums to be a bit higher than a standard policy. Additionally, CFAR policies (and coverage for any pre-existing health conditions, if applicable) must be booked within 15 days of making your deposit.
If you have any travel insurance questions or are ready to buy a policy, contact the Tailwaters Travel department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: (214) 219-2500.