Travel Insurance - Whitsunday Escape™
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Travel Insurance

All charter fees are due and non-refundable 60 days prior to your charter commencement.

Whitsunday Escape has sourced relevant Travel Insurance Policies for your convenience but you should always check
the PDS to see if it meets your requirements:

Security Bond

As a condition of the boat owners insurance, we require a security bond to be lodged. This is processed as a pre-authorisation on a credit card. The pre-authorisation freezes the availability on your credit card and no money is withdrawn from your account, however you do need to have this sum available in your account for the pre-authorisation to be possible. If the boat is damaged we will then withdraw the money from your account. The most you are liable for is $3000.

Please note that the security bond is a condition of your charter and is not a type of travel insurance.

Travel Insurance for Main Charterer - Australian Residents

The Yachtsman’s Travel insurance policy through Topsail Insurance is the recommended insurance policy for the main charterer*.

This policy covers:
– charter fees
– domestic flights
– optional extra cover to protect the security bond
– …and more

*Main Charterer refers to the lead person who has booked the bareboat holiday.

Please note – the security bond cover is an optional extra cover within the policy and is called the ‘Excess Waiver Protection’ when selecting a quote.



Under the Financial Services Reform Act, we can not legally advise you on insurance matters. However, the staff at Topsail Insurance are happy to help you with your questions.
Phone: (02) 9188 7828

Travel Insurance for Crew - Australian Residents

The Australian Comprehensive Travel insurance policy through NIB is available for the crew on your bareboat holiday in the Whitsundays.

This policy covers:
– charter fees
– domestic flights
– … and more

Please note – this policy does not protect the security bond and is therefore only recommended for the crew and the main charterer should take the Topsail Insurance policy.



Whitsunday Escape Pty Ltd, ABN 13 098 179 152 is a distributor of nib Travel Services (Australia) Pty Ltd (nib), ABN 81 115 932 173, AFSL 308461. Before deciding to purchase this product, read the Product Disclosure Statement available from us. This insurance is underwritten by XL Insurance Company SE, Australia branch (ABN 36 083 570 441).

Bareboat Hirer's Liability Insurance

The Bareboat Hirer’s Liability Policy through Oceanic Marine Risks is an additional policy and is designed to be taken out in addition to the standard policies above as it covers an entirely different range of things. It is designed to protect you from claims made against you or members of your charter party for:

  • Property Loss
  • Accidental Death and Bodily Injury

caused by (or as a result of) your negligence.

Note: the boat’s standard insurance policy will not automatically apply if a claim is made against you for negligence.

For this policy to apply to you, the hired boat or the tender must be involved in the loss.


Weather Concerns and Insurance

If you have any concerns about the weather and your insurance, please read the information on the following page. We’ve answered the most common questions about how it all works and what you can or can’t claim.

Weather Concerns & Insurance