Comprising Aqua Cat, Morning Star, Sea Explorer, and Cat Ppalu this liveaboard fleet offers close encounters with Caribbean reef sharks, hammerheads, tiger sharks and other large animals in the Bahamas.
Morning Star and Sea Explorer are the "Blackbeard" cruises - year-round budget friendly trips with dormitory cabins.
Aqua Cat is larger and more luxurious: there are quad, triple, twin and stateroom cabins.
Cat Ppalu is a crewed yacht which you charter entirely for your group or family.
The largest and the newest member of the fleet. Eleven cabins can accommodate thirty people over three decks.
Aqua Cat has special facilities for editing photos and videos
The Morning Star motto is "Twice the Fun for Half the Price". Year-round budget friendly dive liveaboard trips. With up to 19 dives per week at Exuma Cays and all meals, snacks, and drinks including Rum Punch, wine and beer included.
Morning Star has 3 dormitory-style cabins with air-conditioning and 3 shared bathrooms. The boat has 18 bunks in dormitory style cabins. There are 5 double berths that can accommodate couples and have curtains for more privacy. There are also berths for single travellers.
Another budget friendly dive boat sailing the Blackbeard's route. With drinks including Rum Punch, wine and beer included. Sea Explorer itineraries include diving on the Bahamas Exumas Cays and Southwest Eleuthera. Coral reefs, drop-offs, caves and blue holes. Divers can also explore wreck that was purposely sunk for the James Bond movies. Of course, the main attraction of this region is sharks - silky sharks, blacktip sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks and even tiger sharks.
Sea Explorer has a dorm cabin where 22 passengers can be accommodated. The boat has 18 bunks divided into 4 air-conditioned cabin areas. There are 5 double berths that can accommodate couples. They have curtains for more privacy. 3 of them also suited for single accommodation.
Charter this catamaran with just twelve people. The experienced crew will take care of you on board, including delicious meals, equipment to eco-adventures, they even can show you the ropes from raising the mainsail and to explaining how wind power works. Activities like snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding as well as shore excursions are also available. The diving is at Exuma Cays.
The Cat Ppalu is a schooner rigged sailing catamaran with space for 12 passengers in 6 cabins. Four cabins have double beds and two other rooms with twin beds and can be shared. Cabins have air conditioning.
|Aqua Cat||Blackbeard Sea Explorer||Blackbeard Morning Star||Cat Ppalu|
|Newest boat offering "luxury" experience||Budget experience||Budget experience||Chartered yacht|
|30 divers in 11 cabins||22 divers in dorm-style cabins||22 divers in 9 dorm-style cabins||12 divers in 6 cabins|
|31 m long||19 m long||19 m long||20 m long|
Diving is possible all year round. The hurricane season, though, runs from June to November. From November to March hammerhead and the other migratory sharks arrive. April and May sees the arrival of the Mahi dolphinfish. The water is warm, from 24-29 oC May to December. The coldest months are January and February when temperatures sometimes dip to around 22 oC. The more southerly islands tend to be the warmest. Read More on diving the Bahamas.
All visitors are required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 (RT-PCR) test taken no more than seven days prior to arrival.After obtaining a negative COVID-19 test result, travelers are then required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa, where they must upload the test result. Meanwhile, a rapid antigen test will be conducted upon arrival and then again after five days. The cost of the rapid tests is included in the cost of the visa.
At the end of your trip All Star liveaboards will organise antigen testing for your return. This will either be at the dock, or on the boat.
Rate your Liveaboard
Christopher Johnson, October 2018
"I spent the last week of September 2018 out with Sea Explorer. The diving was lovely, the crew worked really hard to take great care of us, and the food was delicious. At this price, it's one of the best scuba diving bargains out there. I cannot recommend this enough!"