Blackbeards Morning Star, Bahamas

from US$ 142 / day
9.210 "Superb"   14 Verified Reviews
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    Blackbeard's Morning Star liveaboard is the sister ship and identical twin to Blackbeards Sea Explorer, offering year round budget friendly dive liveaboard trips to the world renowned dive sites of the Bahamas. With up to 19 dives per week available, and all meals, snacks and drinks including Rum Punch, wine and beer included, Blackbeards Morning Star liveaboard truly does offer great value for money.

    Morning Star has 3 dormitory-style cabins with air-conditioning and 3 shared bathrooms. All cabins are dormitory style and are either single or double bunk beds and have a privacy curtain.  In between dives guests can relax on the bow or hang out with other guests in the indoor air-conditioned salon.

    Scuba diving takes place in the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Exuma Cays. There is no set itinerary, the captain and crew will take you wherever the conditions and weather are good to offer you the best diving in the area. With over 250 moored dives sites there is something for everyone. From thrilling shark dives, stunning walls, blue holes and high-speed drift dives this truly is the best of the Bahamas.

    Blackbeard's Morning Star is sure to create a vacation in the Bahamas to remember where you will make friends for life. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

    Please Note: Morning Star and Sea Explorer are identical twin sisters and may be used interchangeably. Whilst we can take requests for specific bunks they are not guaranteed, and the rate is per person, not per bunk.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Alcoholic beverages

    Excluded: Flights, Gratuities, Port Fees - $125 - this covers park fee and government taxes.

    Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

    Best Price Guaranteed You're getting the lowest rate. We work closely with the boat operators on a daily basis to deliver you the best possible rates. In case you find our rate cheaper somewhere else we will either match it or beat it.

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Dive deck

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Wetsuit:$35 per week
    • Regulator:$50 per week
    • BCD:$50 per week
    • Dive Computer:$50 per week

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Deck Plan Morning Star floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1983
    • Length:65'
    • Deck area:1000 sq ft
    • Beam:19'
    • Top speed:8 knts
    • Cruising speed:8 knts
    • Engines:1 Ford Lehman
    • Max guests:24
    • Number of cabins:18 bunks
    • Number of bathrooms:3
    • Tenders:1 11' with 15 hp outboard
    • Water capacity:650 gal
    • Fuel capacity:450 gal
    • Freshwater maker:350 gal

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Fishfinder
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Blackbeards Morning Star Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 14 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Alannah D
    Absoutely incredible. Something I'll remember forever! Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in August

    Meeting new amazing people! The washing machine drift dive! The shark feed dive! Everything was amazing, this was a very cool experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

    Recommended for

    The dives, the food, and the helpfulness of the crew.

    Guy C
    An unforgettable experience, tiring, interesting, but great. Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in December

    The wonderful reef formations, animal life and camaraderie. Great bunch of people. I would have enjoyed a little better mattress, and more confortable seating on top. It was however unforgettable.

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, animal life, sailing.

    Mercedes M
    I disconnected, enjoyed and returned charged with a lot of energy Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in December

    Disconnection, nature, beauty, confidence, fun, serenity

    Recommended for

    Wonderful shallow dives, good crew, good group atmosphere

    Colin H
    United States
    Really enjoyable week Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in January

    Great value, despite tough weather still got in a number of excellent dives. The crew is well organized, accommodating, and welcoming. The food and drink was much better than expected. I like that we have a dive master who helps plan the dives, but not necessarily lead them....we got to do our own diving. Shark dive was cool. I hope to be back.

    Recommended for

    The dive sites, the food, customer service

    Stephen Z
    United States
    Very good
    I will return... Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in January

    Meeting some great people with similar interests. Variety of sealife. Amazing meals. Beautiful scenery. All inclusive for minimal price.

    Recommended for

    Quality of meals. Interaction of guests. Simplicity.

    David J
    United States
    Great Dive Experince Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in February

    We had a virus that went through the boat! Several of the crew became ill as well as some guest! The non sick crew stepped up and took care of everything. The trip didn't miss a beat! I highly recommend this trip.

    Recommended for

    Food, Crew, Guests

    Xiaoge F
    United States
    Great trip for the price! Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in March

    Shark feeding, Iguana island visit, multiple wall dives and night dives

    Recommended for

    Food, friendly crew, wonderful dive sites

    Jerome P
    perfect and amazing Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in April

    Washing machines, sharks, many many dives, living on a boat, the people on it.

    Recommended for

    the water, the crew, the hole package

    Ihno G
    Relaxed Dives - wonderful people - fantastic kitchen Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in December

    Gutes, professionelles, engagiertes Team; tolle Küche (Jenn). Tauchen sehr entspannt, keine Probleme.

    Recommended for

    tauchen - tauchen - tauchen

    Fred C
    United States
    Great crew, good diving, excellent camaraderie Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in January

    My daughter was with me for her certification and buddy diving. I got my Advanced Open Water (Hoppy is a great instructor). Dives were good (weather restricted our options, but the Captain did an excellent job of finding us the best dives). Washing Machine was a BLAST!! Boat has small cabins, but that was fine - "Camping for Divers"

    Recommended for

    Diving, Crew, Guests

    Christopher S
    Gut und Günstig Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in February

    Haifütterung, verschiedenste Tauchgänge, sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Crew

    Recommended for

    Crew, Vielfalt unter Wasser, Tauchplätze

    cinzia G
    Very good
    Un'esperienza indimenticabile, non me l'aspettavo così ben organizzataper noi subacquei Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in March

    Ogni giorno abbiamo navigato e fatto immersioni in posti diversi. Il mare ha un colore fantastico! Abbiamo visto pescecani, una balena durante la navigazione, aragoste, jackfish, barracuda, pesci angelo, yellow tailed snappers, coralli a ventaglio e tanti altri. Impressionante quando l'equipaggio ha dato un contenitore pieno di sardine ai pescani (Shark feeding) : son comparsi almeno una decina di pescecani, un paio di grouper immensi quasi quanto noi, jackfish enormi e altri pesci che hanno divorato (per fortuna, non troppo velocemente ) l'esca . Era bello stare sul deck la sera, dopo cena, lontani da altre imbarcazioni, in mezzo al mare. Al buio e complice il silenzio, potevi ammirare la via lattea, talmente chiara e precisa, che ho visto soltanto un paio di volte un cielo simile: a Matheran, a Cuzco e qui.

    Recommended for

    L'equipaggio fantastico - le immersioni - le isole e il mare

    Peter O
    Very good
    Enjoyed the simplicity of boat diving and the friendliness of the passengers and crew Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in April

    Return to diving after several years away. Meeting up with friends. The feeding of the sharks, and the drift dive through the washing machine

    Recommended for

    Diving, meals and being in the Bahamas

    Lynn O
    United States
    Best bang for your buck Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in April

    Being able to do four dives a day was fun. The shark dive was very interesting, (my first). The dive at the Blue Hole with the sharks and rays laying in the sand left me wanting to do it again. Captain Breezy was great at keeping the trip interesting. The gold star goes to Jenn who kept us fed with great meals. Our dive master Justin, was very good with the dive briefings. And our first mate Iain and engineer Tamly kept everything working. If you don't mind camping on the water this cruise is for you.

    Recommended for

    The crew was outstanding, dive sites and the interesting side trips

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