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Portside Boat Insurance

As a family that has been boating across Canadian lakes for more than 90 years, we understand — being out on the water is an essential part of summer — and that needs to come with peace of mind.

For any boating style

Welcome to Portside.

From sailing off the Pacific coast to fishing the Great Lakes to tubing with the kids in the Muskokas, Portside sees it as our responsibility to every Canadian boating community that they are protected by the most comprehensive marine insurance coverage that will be there for them when they need it most.

Year after year, boaters continue to trust Portside while they’re underway on the open waters. For that reason, we will continuously take it as our responsibility to offer the highest quality boating insurance coverage.

 Contact us now to secure your personalized nautical package.

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Client Testimonials

Tanja Luković (T)
The process from calling to get a quote to being approved was quick and simple. Kymberly was absolutely amazing and took care of everything in one day. I highly recommend Portside for boating insurance!
J Hu
Being a new boater, I was still shopping for boat insurance the day before taking delivery of my new boat. Kymberly was extremely responsive and helpful. The price quoted was very competitive in comparison to other insurers. Hopefully I will never have to make a claim, but the responsiveness and service level is a huge confidence booster that I will be taken care of in case of an accident. Thank you again Kymberly.
Emil Paloma
I was shopping around for insurance coverage for my PWC and was given Jillian's contact info from my dealer. I received lightning fast responses from Jillian along with a very competitive quote. During the process, Jillian assessed my needs and was able to tailor my coverage. Very pleased with her service and would highly recommend.
Sarah Jones
We were recommended to Portside Marine Insurance by Bay Marine and Laura was wonderful to deal with. She was super nice and quick to give us a quote. We shopped around but Portside Marine was hands down the best customer service and price. Thank you Laura for making our experience a breeze.
Terry Forth
Recently obtained a policy for a wakeboat with Kymberly. The process was seamless. I looked into two other insurance companies, and Portside were the most competitive with their rates as well.
Philip Maracle
Professional, responsive and quick. Laura was a pleasure to deal with and provided detailed reassurance in response to questions/insurance coverage concerns. I was initially pursuing boat insurance with another company and discovered Portside due to questions about marine surveys. I'm glad I did because I ended up going with Portside due to coverage, cost and great service. Thanks Laura/Portside!
Eric Hendricks
Laura Stratton was professional and quick in her response to our inquiry. She was able to find us a great insurance package for our boat at a great price. Highly recommended
Justin Kakis
I reached out to our local marine dealer about some paperwork needed for insurance purposes. They offered to reach out to Portsde to in get me another quote and told me I'd get one less than an hour. Maybe 30 min later I get an incredibreasonable quote and before end of day I'm signed up with new insurance on our boat. The communication was all via email, but it was incredibly prompt, transparent, friendly, and professional. I highly recommend Portside Marine Insuramce !
Rick Ryer
I contacted Portside Marine Insurance after hearing about them from our Sea Doo dealer. I was looked after by Jillian who was very professional, knowlegable and offered exceptional customer service. Rates quoted were very competative and we recieved our coverage on our new Sea Doo during the call!! Would highly recommend giving them a try. Great company.

Why Choose Portside?

Our approach is to give you the power to choose what you need at a highly competitive cost. Whether you’re keen on comprehensive coverage for sailing a yacht to multiple destinations or taking part in the local bass tourney, we’re here to ensure what you insure is well taken care of. 

With Portside Plus in particular, you’re safeguarded against otherwise costlier expenses, including emergency tows, premium fishing equipment, and even hotel or temporary vehicle needs when filing a claim.

By enabling you to choose what you need in a simple, straightforward manner, Portside Marine Insurance is capable of providing peace of mind through well-informed insurance purchasing decisions. 

Not only that, but you’ll benefit from always new parts whenever a repair is required – along with no pesky betterment fees – and agreed value coverage that protects against depreciation for 15 years on most vessel types.

When you need to file a claim, we take immediate action. There’s no time to waste in the event of needing urgent repair reimbursements or emergency towing, among other potential complications. 

Our team is passionate about ensuring you have the finest, most frustration-free boating experience possible, and so we operate in a quick and highly efficient manner to satisfy any concerns.

We prioritize client and occupant financial security in addition to that of their vessel, gear, and otherwise. Whether transporting your Seadoo and ending up in an accident, powerboating and hitting an uncharted rock, or ending up in a collision with another vessel that causes injury or worse, our policies kick in to provide ample reimbursement. 

That way, you can breathe easier and have confidence in there being no sudden stressful expenses. Liability, theft, damage, and other coverage elements are readily available when choosing us.

Learn More About Boat Insurance

Is boat insurance required in Canada? Why would I need boat insurance? Discover how a boat insurance policy can help you.

Not all boat insurance coverages are made the same. Find out what your boat insurance policy should include so you’re protected.

At Portside Insurance, we have a number of marine insurance coverage types. Discover what’s right for you.