Blackbeards Sea Explorer, Bahamas

from US$ 142 / day
9.410 "Superb"   5 Verified Reviews
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    The 65’ sloop, Blackbeard's Sea Explorer, offers year round dive trips to the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas. Diving with sharks, exhilarating drift diving, beautiful walls and blue holes are what make the Exuma Cays so special. There is no set itinerary aboard the Sea Explorer liveaboard, the captain and crew will take the boat where the conditions and weather are best, and with over 250 moored dive sites there is no shortage of amazing places to dive!

    Blackbeard's Sea Explorer, which is the identical twin sister of Morning Star liveaboard and sister vessel of Aqua Cat, offers 3 dormitory style cabin areas with 18 bunks and 3 heads. Each cabin area has AC, and all are sectioned off with privacy curtains, similar to a sleeper cabin on a train. A trip with Blackbeards Sea Explorer includes up to 19 dives, all meals and snacks and all drinks including beer, wine and rum punch. When you take a trip with Blackbeard's Sea Explorer, not only will you discover some of the best diving the Bahamas has, but you will make life-long friends and have an adventure to remember.

    To reserve your space book online or call us today.

    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.

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    Boat features

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

    Food & Drinks

    • Western 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

    Sea Explorer Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1979
    • Length:65'
    • Deck area:1000 sq ft
    • Beam:19'
    • Top speed:8 knts
    • Cruising speed:8 knts
    • Engines:1 Ford Lehman
    • Max guests:18
    • Number of cabins:18 dormitory style bunks
    • Number of bathrooms:3
    • Tenders:one 11' inflatable with 15 hp outboard
    • Water capacity:650 gal
    • Fuel capacity:450 gal
    • Freshwater maker:350 gal/day

    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
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Blackbeards Sea Explorer Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 5 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Michael D
    United States
    Awesome, I will definitely be back next year ! Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in March

    The captain and the entire crew keeping us entertained the last couple of days when the weather was not the best. We had a full boat and everyone left with a smile.

    Recommended for

    Diving , New Friends and the Food

    Daniel T
    United States
    Dreaming of my next one Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in September

    This is one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. I wasn’t looking forward to going to the Bahamas by myself, everyone always bails. I’m so happy I did this. Amazing experience, the food is some I’ve ever had in my life, I would go back just for that. Ask for reds boat and Dan as the cook. The dives and the sharks and the fish and the blue hole, I loved everything aside from the small heads and shower. I’m a bigger boy so everything’s small to me. Deciding if I want to do Bahamas next year again or go to another country. No matter what, I’m doing a liveaboard again!

    Recommended for

    Food. Diving. Food.

    Ken S
    United States
    Bucket list Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in November

    There was a cathartic aspect to the trip, processing grief. Two of the 19 paying guests were men dealing with recent loss of our wives to beain tumors. The other guy in that situation placed a papier mache tirtle holding his wife’s ashes on the first dive. I was merely taking a trip that her condition over many years had made impossible, in keeping with her dying demand that the kids and I go forward embracing life with joy and love. She could not tolerate boating very well and could not have qualified medically for scuba in the past 25 years; she would be pleased to see me doing both. The crew did all they could to help me as a barely certified novice diver sorely lacking in scuba experience to develop. Of the other passengers, several had decades of scuba experience as instructors and dive masters. I benefited from diviing with them, especially one who volunteered to be my dive buddy. Accommodations were Spartan, which I knew, but I loved being rocked to sleep in my bunk. Food was consistently excellent.

    Recommended for

    Diving. Coaching. Life afloat.

    Luke B
    United States
    Exceeded expectations Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in February

    The washing machine

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, the crew, and of course the food

    Pier-Luc D
    Very good
    Good week Blackbeard's The Best of the Bahamas, Bahamas in February

    Shark feeding, spending time with turtles, good drift dives, no dive master on dives so we planned our dives as we wished emptied our tanks.

    Recommended for

    diving, food, fishing

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