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Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4771 verified reviews.

Feefo 2024

Independent Service Rating based on
4771 verified reviews.

Our Hot Air Ballooning Insurance policy options

Put simply, we offer three different policy options…

1. Travel Insurance

We provide a Sports Travel Insurance that includes cover for ballooning abroad for leisure or competition. The policy includes cover for medical and repatriation costs, trip cancellation and curtailment, plus more.

2. Travel Insurance Bolt-On

If you have an existing travel insurance policy in place with another provider, such as your bank, but it does not include cover for ballooning, we can provide a bolt-on style of protection for your trip.

3. Sports Accident Insurance

Our Sports Accident Insurance is designed to protect you whilst ballooning in the UK. The policy offers personal accident insurance and income protection. Get an instant quote for any of our policies online.

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Why choose us

30 Years Experience

We have been providing tailored Sports Insurance policies for over 30 years, and today protect more than 57,000 customers a year.

Professional Claims Handling

We work with leading claims handlers to make sure our customers experience a prompt and professional service when making a claim.

Underwritten by Experts

We’re pleased to offer tailored cover from AXA XL, a leading provider of insurance in the sports and leisure industry.

UK Based Customer Service Team

Our highly experienced Sales team are available to help support you with any questions that you might have.

5-Star Customer Service Rating

Thousands of happy customers have awarded us a 5-star customer service score on the independent feedback platform, Feefo.

500+ Sports Covered

Being a specialist in Sports Insurance, we provide cover for over 500 different sports & activities, far more than other providers.

What makes our policy different?

Many travel insurance policies will not cover an adventure sport like hot air ballooning as standard. Our policy, which is underwritten by AXA XL, provides cover for ballooning and 500 other sports.

Hot air ballooning is unforgettable experience, whether you choose to do it just once on your holiday or it becomes your favourite hobby here in the UK. 

If you travel abroad our Sports Travel Insurance can protect you with cover for emergency medical expenses and repatriation, search and rescue, equipment cover and more.

For people trying the sport in the UK, our Sports Accident Insurance can offer benefits such as broken bones, permanent disablement and personal liability cover.

Get a quote and buy your policy before you take  your next hot air balloon ride.

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Why do you need Ballooning Insurance?

Despite the fact that hot air ballooning is generally considered a safe sport, it does place its participants in certain unique circumstances that may subject them to injury. 

Fractures of the ankle and compression fractures of the lumbar spine are among the most common injuries occurring should the balloon land awkwardly.

It’s highly recommended that adequate insurance is taken out to cover potential costly expenses as a result of injuries whilst hot air ballooning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Standard travel insurance policies do not normally cover hazardous activities. Our Sports Travel Insurance is specifically designed to cover over 500 high risk activities such as bungee jumping, skateboarding, ski-acrobatics and many more.

Yes, our Ballooning Travel Insurance can generally be taken out even if you have a medical condition. We can almost always offer cover at no extra cost, but occasionally our underwriters may apply special terms if you subsequently needed to make a claim relating to your condition.

You can purchase our Ballooning Travel Insurance online up until 74 years old. Above this age, you would need to call us on 01494 484800 and we will be able to refer your quote to our underwriters. Please note, our quotes are based on your age at the start date of cover.

* 10% online discount applies to our Sports Travel Insurance and Activity TopUp policies only. 

** Data relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive.

*** Feefo rating relates to Sports Travel Insurance claims review score from Jan 2023 to Dec 2023 inclusive. 

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