You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Please see below for answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see the answer to your question below then please contact us directly and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Pre-Booking Questions:

Do you require a deposit? If so, how much?

  • Yes, we request a 50% deposit in advance in order to hold your reservation.

Is our deposit refundable?

  • Yes. Short of you not showing or canceling with no reason less than 5 days before the trip we issue a full refund on your deposit. Our refund schedule is:
    • If you cancel more than 5 days in advance then you’re issued a full refund.
    • If you cancel less than 5 days but more than 1 day in advance you’re issued a refund of half your deposit.
    • If you cancel less than 1 day in advance or no show then we keep the entire deposit.
    • If we cancel for any reason then we will issue you a full refund of your deposit if we’re unable to reschedule based upon your availability.

We are coming via cruise ship.  What if our ship doesn’t make port (weather, medical, etc.)?

  • In the event that your ship doesn’t make port you will be issued a full refund.  We ask that you let us know about this ASAP.  Please do so via email at

What forms of payment are accepted?

  • Deposit payments can be made via American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. The balance will be payable upon completion of the trip either with the same card, a different card or by cash if you prefer.

How do we get to you from Seven Mile Beach or the port terminal?

  • Simply get in a taxi  and tell them to take you to Anchor’s Store in the Cayman Islands Yacht Club.  If you arrive early please wait for our team patiently on the shaded patio.  You’re free to use the public restroom (the boats have a head but they are small) and apply sunscreen while you wait.  You can also buy any drinks or snacks that you may like from the store or grab a beverage from their bar while you wait.

Can we bring our own drinks (including alcohol) and snacks on the boat?

  • Yes. The boat is BYO. We are happy to do some grocery shopping for you and Anchor’s Store does sell alcohol after 10 AM daily (except 1 PM on Sundays). We also have a full catering menu through a local French bakery. Please ask to see the menu!

Trip Day Questions:

What do we need to bring?

  • We find the less people bring, the happier they are. Not only does it keep the boat clear from clutter thus giving you more room to enjoy, but it also increases the likelihood that you focus on the beautiful sights that are all around in the Cayman Islands and not your iPhone screen.
  • A small bag with your key personal items, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, a dry shirt, and a great attitude is all you need!

I notice there is an auto-gratuity at a lot of places in Grand Cayman.  Does Cobalt Custom Charters have an auto-gratuity?

  • No we do not.  Tips are not expected but they are definitely appreciated.  We think we have the best team and they work very hard to ensure that you and your group have the best experience possible.  For the past 2 + years our average gratutiy has been ~20%.  You’re free to leave whatever amount you’d like.  Cash is always preferred as the crew can take it home with them that day.

Are there any other fees on our trip?

  • Generally, no.  If you go to a beach restaurant/bar then those are separate businesses and you’ll have a bill.  WIth us, there is no extra fee outside of what you feel appropriate for the crew as a tip and if you decide to buy the photos.  The price for the trip includes all permits, gas, tickets, licenses, etc. to do the various stops including the boat and the crew.

What does Cobalt Custom Charters provide?

  • We provide bottled water, a cooler that is filled with ice, all your snorkel equipment, all safety equipment (life jackets in particular), fresh towels and food for the Stingrays. We also have the music through Spotify Premium – you can even send us a playlist in advance! Just let us know.

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After Trip Questions:

We heard about the Bio Bay tours – is that something you guys offer?

  • Yes! If you want to go out on the Cobalt again and spend more time with our team then we’d love to take you to the Bio Bay. Give us a call or book online and you’ll receive 10% off the normal price if this is your second time out with us on this particular visit to Grand Cayman.

We had a great time! Where can we leave reviews:

  • The two main places you could leave a review for us would be TripAdvisor and Google – we would be forever grateful for your willingness to do so!

What if we leave something on the boat?

  • Just let us know and we will get it back to you one way or another.

Can we book in advance for next year?

  • Absolutely! We’d love to have you visit again. You can even book in advance here.


The crew took photos on our trip. How can we get them?

  • Good question! It generally takes us about 1 week to get the photos turned around. During peak times, this might take a little longer. Your patience is appreciated! The photos will be emailed to you when ready.

Is there a fee for the photos?

  • Generally speaking, yes. If the crew mentioned something else during your trip then please let us know. Otherwise, you can buy an individual photo for $20 USD, a package of your favorite 10 for $100 USD or the entire package for $200. If you buy the package before the trip the cost is only $150 USD.

Can I review the photos before purchase?

  • Yes. We will provide you with a secure link to your album that you can share amongst your group. All photos will be available for viewing. The photos will be watermarked until a purchase is made at which point the watermark will be removed. You are under zero obligation to purchase any photos.

I bought the photos before our trip together. Do I have to wait a week to get them?

    • No. Pre-purchasing the photos does not only save you $50 USD on the album cost but, we do our best to get the photos turned around to you within 72 hours of your trip.