Blackbeards Sea Explorer, Bahamas



  • Affordable diving in the Bahamas
  • Perfect for single travelers or couples
  • Dive with sharks in the clear blue waters of the Exuma Cays

Join the Blackbeard's Sea Explorer to dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas. Perfect for single travelers on a budget, the Blackbeard's Sea Explorer, the identical twin sister of Blackbeard's Morning Star, a member of the Blackbeard's Fleet, offers 3 dormitory-style cabin areas with 18 bunks and 3 shared bathrooms. Each cabin area has AC, and all are sectioned off with privacy curtains, similar to a sleeper cabin on a train. There is a choice of double or single bunks. Buffet meals with picnic-style dining are served in the air-conditioned salon, and all meals, snacks, and drinks, including beer, wine, and rum punch, are included during your stay.

Blackbeard's Sea Explorer trips include diving with sharks, exhilarating drift diving, beautiful walls, and blue holes around the Exuma Cays. 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. Plenty of non-diving activities are on offer, so your time above the water will be just as memorable as below.

Book online to reserve your space aboard Blackbeard's Sea Explore liveaboard, 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.

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, Fishing, Land Excursions.

Required Extras: Port Fees (205 USD).

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

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
  • Indoor Saloon
  • 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
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

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

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

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 51 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dileep E
  • United States United States
Best Holiday Ever

Was probably the most relaxing 7 days of my life. Made new lifelong friends and dove a lot

Recommended for
Shark Dive, Drift Dive, Meals
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael P
  • United States United States
Really good value for the amount paid. Highly recommend.

The crew were fantastic... friendly and very helpful. The weather cooperated thankfully. Organized well. Tasty food. Overall, wonderful and a great value. Will do it again!

Recommended for
The crew were super friendly and helpful, the food was plentiful and tasty, 19 dives plus two visits to a secluded beach for swimming.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ron H
  • Israel Israel
Very good value for the money.

Shark dive and the blue hall.

Recommended for
Professionals, Kindness and good food.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Pier-Luc D
  • Canada Canada
Good week

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Luke B
  • United States United States
Exceeded expectations

The washing machine

Recommended for
Dive sites, the crew, and of course the food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ken S
  • United States United States
Bucket list

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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel T
  • United States United States
Dreaming of my next one

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.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael D
  • United States United States
Awesome, I will definitely be back next year !

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • France France
Très satisfait de cette croisière

Plongée avec les Requins et plongée dans la "Machine à laver

Recommended for
Capitaine et équipage compétents . Staff Sympathique et disponible , Nombreux sites visités
  • 7.2 Good
  • Olivier C
  • France France
Beaucoup de passagers mais belles plongées.

Comme énoncé ci-dessus avec aussi les bons moments passés avec les autres passagers.

Recommended for
Les plongées aux Exumas,les types de coraux et la quantité de poissons.