Banana boats can be found at almost every popular beach resort by the water. Most of us have at least once contemplated riding a banana boat; some of us have tried this fun activity. Under the summer sun, in the atmosphere of joyous beach vacation it is good to get an adrenaline rush and have a nice dip in the warm sea. Cool splatter in your face, people around you scream with excitement, one crazy turn and you fall into the water. What can be more refreshing?
It is important to remember when going banana boating, that slips, trips and falls are just as dangerous at speeds on water as on land. There have been reports of many different injuries obtained during a banana boat ride from bruises and sprains to broken bones and torn muscles. There have also been a number of fatalities, which happened mostly because people who fell of a banana boat were thrown under the motorboats.
Globelink Travel Insurance policies provide cover for many adventure activities as standard.
It is very important to use the services of a licensed operator and listen to instructions of a banana boat operator carefully. Be sure to clarify everything you didn’t hear or understand. Always wear proper protective clothing; never get on a banana boat without correctly fitted life jacket. Remember that grasping handlebars too tight can lead to compartment syndrome which causes an obstruction to the blood supply and may result in subsequent muscle death.
Banana boating travel insurance is an essential if you are going to try this adventure activity while travelling abroad. It will let you concentrate on this dangerous ride and its rules, without having to worry about the price of potential medical bills. Be sure to check your policy wording to make sure you are covered for everything you are going to do on your trip.
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