Blackbeards Morning Star, Bahamas

Excellent food and drinks

“Diving the church, blue hole, washing machine, shark feeding, site that had multiple swimthroughs.”

Jay K, United States United States
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  • A budget-friendly way to dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas
  • Dormitory-style accommodations with shared baths and shower
  • Perfect for single travelers

Blackbeard's Morning Star liveaboard offers year-round budget-friendly dive liveaboard trips to the world-renowned dive sites of the Bahamas. She is the identical twin to Blackbeard's Sea Explorer, part of the Blackbeard's Fleet. Morning Star has 3 dormitory-style cabins, which are either single or double bunk beds and have a privacy curtain. Each dorm cabin is air-conditioned, and there are 3 shared bathrooms. In between dives, guests can relax on the bow or hang out with other guests in the indoor air-conditioned salon, and all meals, snacks, and drinks, including Rum Punch, wine, and beer, are included during your stay.

Morning Star dive trips explore 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. With up to 19 dives per week available, Blackbeard's Morning Star liveaboard truly does offer great value for money.

Call us or book online today to start planning your dive trip aboard the Blackbeard's Morning Star liveaboard.

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.

This boat is part of the All Star Liveaboards fleet.

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Included: VAT, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions.

Required Extras: Port Fees (205 USD).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Airport Transfer (18-36 USD), Private Dive Guide (650 USD per trip), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Budget Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

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 and Safety

  • 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

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jay K
  • United States United States
Excellent liveaboard, can't recommend it enough

Diving the church, blue hole, washing machine, shark feeding, site that had multiple swimthroughs.

Recommended for
Gunnar, Capt Mark, peacefulness at sea
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elaina P
  • United States United States
This was an amazing experience made possible by the incredibly hard-working crew.

The variety of dives: shark dive, wall dives, shallow dives, blue hole

Recommended for
The amount of diving and land activities we were able to do, the crew, the accessibility.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Dylan H
  • United States United States
Best adventure ever

Food was amazing, diving was amazing. Don't worry about the tight spaces, you'll too busy diving, eating or sleeping to notice. List of things to get the most out of your trip" 1. Get the sea-sickness patch prescription from your doctor, I did this an never got sick while others did. 2. Drink the rum punch and beer when the dives are over, make ALL THE FRIENDS 3. Come with no expectations! 4. Vote yes towards all the extra adventures and go on them! 5. MAKE ALL THE FRIENDS 6. Eat lots of delicious carbs lol

Recommended for
Friends made / Krew / Adventure
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Betsy K
  • United States United States
We had a good wish the weather was better and we had been advised to bring warmer cloths

Nothing really

Recommended for
Friendlyness food prep for sites
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Betsy K
  • United States United States
We had a good wish the weather was better and we had been advised to bring warmer cloths

Nothing really

Recommended for
Friendlyness food prep for sites
  • 7.6 Good
  • Norman B
  • United States United States
So much fun!

My buddy and I took a deep dive course and Ty, the instructor was very educational. I felt comfortable with it all and enjoyed learning what I did. Capt. Jen was so professional and skilled, and got us some great deals for places to go and see. Ariel, our cook, was attentive to my special needs and a lot of fun, too. Can't forget about Andrew and Sophie, who were invisible in doing what needed to be done, but were a lot of fun to spend time with. We lucked out with the entire boat of people.

Recommended for
1.The crew was amazing in all aspects 2.The group we were with got along amazingly well. 3. The diving was incredible
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Linda K
  • Canada Canada
Great experience and great value!

The shark feed was cool and the washing machine was a lot of fun! I definitely miss around the clock feeding schedule now that I returned. The cabin is simple, like camping style, but it is what you get for the price! I loved my overall experience!

Recommended for
Food was amazing, crew was friendly, cheap for what you get
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adrien D
  • Canada Canada
Amazing crew that worked non stop to insure safety of the passengers and vessel.

All the amazing divers that I met on the trip as well as the crew . I will definitely return for a second trip .

Recommended for
Crew , amazing dive sites , excellent food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • YUKO K
  • Japan Japan
A very worthwhile dive cruise!

The well-organized and well-planned schedule gave me a sense of security, and the decisions made by captain, who put safety first, were very reliable. I especially have great memories of washing machine draft diving. And the shark feeding is also very impressive.

Recommended for
Diving spots full of variety& very good pro crew and food is delicious.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Richard A
  • Canada Canada
Diving the Bahamas on a pirate boat

Shark feed was spectacular! The small space available on the vessel makes conversation easier with other divers. I liked how the captain proposed different activities that were voted democratically among divers (bonfire, pig island...)

Recommended for
Friendship with other divers, FOOD, good dive sites