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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.

View what types of boats we offer coverage

Get the reassurance you need to protect your bass boat so you can focus on reeling in the big catch this season.

Cruise the water worry-free with the right insurance policy. Whether you have a Seadoo or other personal watercraft, we have you covered.

Luxury meets peace of mind with our marine insurance. Explore and indulge in the yacht life, knowing we’re here to protect your investment.
Even the smallest boats deserve protection. Our tailored insurance coverage ensures smooth sailing wherever you go.

For more information on boat insurance in your area, check out our insurance service locations

Client Testimonials

Dennis Desrosiers
Dennis Desrosiers
I purchased boat insurance for my 2022 1825 Kingfisher Falcon. Laura Stratton was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I appreciated her guidance and advice and will recommend this company to other boat owners in this fishing town (Sooke, Southern Vancouver Island).
Tyson Lindgren
Tyson Lindgren
Kristine was very knowledgeable and extremely easy to deal with. She walked me through the process step by step and took the time to answer all my questions. I’d highly recommend Kristine to anyone looking to purchase marine insurance!
C Andal
C Andal
Laura was amazing! Friendly, professional, easy to deal with, and quick to reply. She came through on extremely short notice, and the pricing was very competitive. I highly recommend going with Laura and Portside!
Derek Bezaire
Derek Bezaire
1/3 the cost of the insurance agent I’ve been using for 18 years
Drapes eightyfour
Drapes eightyfour
Laura was very pleasant to speak with and extremely helpful. Quick and easy, and my 2 jet skis are insured just like that. Ready to hit the water.
Parminder Bajwa
Parminder Bajwa
Kimberley and Laura were excellent in getting me a very reasonable quote for my boat and they are extremely efficient and knowledgeable in their work. Would highly recommend if you are looking for the best quote for your boat. !!
Great company to deal with, excellent service and prompt responses.
Scott Swerda
Scott Swerda
Kymberly was fantastic when setting up insurance on my new boat. She made the process easy and efficient. Price was better than my long-standing insurance broker could provide.
Justin Matthews
Justin Matthews
Jillian was awesome to deal with and was extremely quick getting me set up with insurance for boat would highly recommend.

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.