Cat Ppalu, Bahamas

Excellent crew and service

“ We had high winds and the captain worked hard to make sure that we did not miss any dives. Three hot meals a day was a nice surpr…”

Robert K, United States United States
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    • Up to 19 dives in Exuma Cays
    • Non-diving activities available

The sleek and stylish Cat Ppalu catamaran is perfect for groups, families, and friends to explore the Bahamas above and below the water. Accommodating up to 12 guests, the Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 6 private cabins, 4 double beds, and 2 cabins with single beds. Each cabin is fully air-conditioned with a sink and mirror, and two bathrooms with freshwater showers are for all to share. There is a large dining area with ample space for all guests to sit around family-style to enjoy the cuisine and conversation. Three meals per day and snacks will be served, and special dietary requirements can be taken care of with advance notice. The large trampoline at the forward area is great for catching some rays and enjoying the magnificent Bahamian scenery.

The low draft of the Cat Ppalu allows easy anchorage at uninhabited islands for the chance of exploration and enjoying the many watersports on offer. Departing Nassau every Saturday, the Cat Ppalu offers a 6-night all-inclusive adventure to the Exuma Cays, with up to 19 dives on offer. Walls, Blue Holes, drift diving, and up-close shark action are on the agenda, and there are plenty of non-diving activities. Whether snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Norman's Plane Wreck, kayaking through mangroves, mastering your SUP skills, or following the hiking trails, there is something for everyone aboard the Cat Ppalu Bahamas.

In the capable hands of the captain and crew, guests can sit back, relax, and unwind in the Bahamas. Book online today.

This boat is part of the All Star Liveaboards fleet.

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Included: VAT, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: Port Fees (225-235 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (18-36 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (60-150 USD).

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

  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Available for Charter
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • 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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1984
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 20 meters
  • Beam 9 meters
  • Top speed 6 knots
  • Cruising speed 5 knots
  • Engines 2 Isuzu C240 67 HP
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 2
  • Tenders 1 - 12 ft. inflatable
  • Water capacity 500 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 500 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 30 gallons per hour

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Cat Ppalu Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Robert K
  • United States United States
Great diving in the Bahamas

We had high winds and the captain worked hard to make sure that we did not miss any dives. Three hot meals a day was a nice surprise. The main drawback would be that the boat itself is small. The rooms offer little space beyond the bed. For the price, that is to be expected but it may be worth the extra cost to choose a liveaboard with larger cabins and private bathrooms

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The crew was incredible, excellent food, and a wide variety of dives.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mike S
  • United States United States

Obviously the diving. I particularly enjoyed the shark dive, though there were several sharks on some of the other dive sites. Very friendly sharks.

Recommended for
Great crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jill Z
  • United States United States
Fabulous crew every


Recommended for
Crew, food and dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ariel Y
  • United States United States
Amazing experience with priceless staff

We had an incredible time! The staff was incredible; always accommodating us on our dietary needs, visiting our preferred diving sites and other activities.

Recommended for
Dive sites, food, friendly staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicole W
  • United States United States
Best memories ever made!

Snorkeling in the cave, paddle boarding through the mangroves, watching my daughter learn to scuba, arriving to amazing private beaches everyday, the FOOD, sitting on the front of the boat with friends and family watching sunsets every night.

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The places we saw. The crew, they made everything was so easy. Every day was full of new fun things.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nick R
  • United States United States
The best crew, Diving, food and experience all rolled into one.

Double washing machine dives, 100 sharks at the blue hole, amazing crew, outstanding food cooked by Tibo. James working the weather and putting us on great dive sites. Martyna keeping the A/C and the boat working. Chelle guiding our dives and pointing out things we missed. Couldn't have asked for a better trip.

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ekaterina E
  • France France
Fantastic crew & diving, ok boat :)

Sharks, gorgeous walls, beautiful coral gardens, super friendly crew.

Recommended for
You’ll love the diving, the sites are beautiful, with pristine coral gardens, walls and plenty of marine life. The crew is also fantastic and takes really great care of you. With that in mind, the boat cabins, while comfortable, were very noisy simply due to the architecture of the boat, and even with earplugs, it’s tough to sleep well most nights.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chris H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

The crew were outstanding and the food was delicious. Very flexible to cater for everyone's needs regarding land excursions and diving. Visiting pig beach and the sand bars in Exuma Cays was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend this boat if you really want the all round best of exumas.

Recommended for
Crew, Diving, Pig Beach
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Danielle J
  • Singapore Singapore
Very blessed trip

Blue Hole. Sharks

Recommended for
Food, Dive, Swimming Pigs
  • 7.6 Good
  • Valerie M
  • Canada Canada
Belle expérience sur le bateau, mais plongées décevantes

Beau voyage, mais un peu déçus des plongées… Un équipage extraordinaire!

Recommended for
L’équipage, l’équipage, la bouffe