SKBM makes financial commitments to your trip and needs to honor those whether or not you make it.

We recognize that things happen: Mother Nature and Murphy’s Law!

Please insure your trip.

Current policies:

Cancellation and Evacuation Insurance

Protect your investment. GET TRAVEL INSURANCE. Mother Nature and Murphy’s Law ensure that surprises sometimes happen. SKBM makes financial commitments to your trip and needs to honor those whether or not you make it. Invest in your peace of mind by purchasing insurance for your trip.

Cancellation for Any Reason (CFAR)

CFAR is an optional travel benefit you can add to your Trip Insurance. Several people every season find themselves needing to cancel their trip unexpectedly before they ever leave home. It might be you. Be prepared. Get this one.

Travel Insurance companies

Our clients have had success with these:


Evacuation Insurance

Accidents are thankfully rare on our trips, but the unexpected can happen anywhere. From motorboat transport to local doctor bills to extra hotel stays to changing flights, to getting home with Covid, the cost of an evacuation can add up. These expenses are your responsibility.

GEOS Medivac membership not only covers evacuations, it will provide repatriation coordination to travelers ill enough with Covid-19 to require hospitalization. This may be your only ticket home if you are infected abroad.

Deposit, Payment and Cancellation

Day Trips


Balance is due upon reservation.


Before 7 days advance of trip: full credit or refund minus 15% administrative fees.

Within 7 days of trip, full credit if used within a week, subject to availability.

Half credit for a future season. No refund.

Multi-day Trips, Courses, and Rentals (Non-Custom)


Deposit: half of the trip price will hold your spot

Balance: due in full 30 days prior to trip.


  • Before 30 days advance of trip:
    • Full refund minus $250 or
    • Full credit for other trip within 24 months.
  • Within 30 days of trip:
    • No refund for any reason
    • Full credit for other trip within 24 months.
  • If we cancel a trip, we will refund the full trip amount.

Low enrollment

We will not cancel a trip that has 3 or more people on it.

We will guarantee your trip to run with two people for a 25% surcharge. The 25% will be included with the payment of your balance one month before trip if nobody else has signed up by then.

If another person joins trip within that month, we’ll refund the 25%.

If feasible, you may choose an alternative shorter trip during the same dates and complimentary rental kayak for the other day(s).

Please INSURE your trip.

Custom Trips and Courses

Where each individual pays SKBM directly


Reserve your custom trip date by having four participants make non-refundable $250 deposits each, OR one person can make a non-refundable $1,000 “save the date” deposit. Balance is due 30 days before trip.

Though the date may be reserved for the group, a deposit is required for each person to guarantee their space. For trips in our peak months of November, February, and March, we recommend reserving with 6-8 months lead time.

We are happy to offer custom trips at the same price as a comparable trip published on our website when the custom trip has 8-9 participants. If the trip has fewer, we can still run the trip with a surcharge per person.


More than 30 days in advance of a custom trip: full refund minus $250/person, or full credit for another available date within 24 months.
Within 30 days of trip: no refund for any reason.

Please INSURE your trip.

Equipment Care

You will be held responsible for equipment damaged or lost while it is in your care. Please be aware that the cost of replacing equipment in Mexico may be notably higher than it would cost where it is readily available, or where it would be possible to ship.

“By checking the box below I agree to the above payment and cancellation policy. I will choose to either insure my trip or bear the loss myself in the event of a cancellation.”


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