Caribbean Explorer II, St Maarten

Excellent food and drinks

“The land tour of Saba and the night dive at River Taw were the best.”

Janette R, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Up to 28 dives during the trip, including night dives
  • Dive wrecks and stunning coral reefs
  • All alcoholic beverages included
  • Nitrox and courses available onboard
  • Optional land tours explore historic sites in Saba & St Kitts

The Caribbean Explorer II liveaboard offers year-round diving at Saba and St. Kitts in the Northern Caribbean. With a blend of comfort and quality, she caters to 18 guests in 9 staterooms, each with either twin or double beds, private en-suite bathrooms, individually controlled AC, and storage space. Five cabins are located on the lower deck, and 4 cabins are on the main deck. On the upper deck is a partially enclosed dining room where guests enjoy gourmet cuisine and amazing views. There is also an air-conditioned salon with an entertainment system. The sun deck has loungers for relaxing between dives. The large dive platform at the back of the main deck is equipped with individual gear lockers, a large camera table with low-pressure air hoses, recharging stations, tank racks, a bathroom, and separate freshwater rinse baths for dive equipment and cameras.

Dive itineraries aboard the Caribbean Explorer II explore some of the best dive sites in the northern Caribbean. Known for its offshore pinnacles, deep underwater seamounts, finger reefs, recent wrecks, and various coral labyrinths, Saba and St. Kitts have a lot to offer divers underwater. Diving in Saba Marine Park mixes steep vertical walls and coral labyrinths. Expect to see reef sharks, turtles, rays, and more. Protected in 1987, Saba Marine Park encompasses the waters and seabed encircling the entire Caribbean island of Saba, ensuring the park's thriving aquatic life remains healthy. Diving in St Kitts is a diversity of wrecks, ancient relics, and bustling coral reefs. Some top dive sites here include the Wreck of the River Taw, Anchors Aweigh, and Paradise Reef. Divers can see various macro life, including frogfish and sea horses, as well as sharks, turtles, and octopuses. Night dives on the reefs are immensely active, followed by hot towels and cocoa.

The Caribbean Explorer II liveaboard is a fantastic choice for diving at Saba & St. Kitts. Book online today to reserve your space.

This boat is part of the Explorer Ventures fleet.


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

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (140 USD per trip), National Park Fees (115 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (15-30 USD), Nitrox (10 USD per tank), Nitrox Course (295 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (240-340 USD), Land Excursions (35-50 USD), Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

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


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • 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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1978
  • Year renovated 1999
  • Length 115 feet
  • Beam 25 feet
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Engines 2 x GM 12 V 71 450HP each
  • Max guests 18
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 16-foot rigid hull inflatable (25 hp. engine)
  • Water capacity 1'500 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 2'500 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 1'200 gallons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Emergency flares

Caribbean Explorer II Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  1. Vessel
    8.0
  2. Crew
    9.4
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    9.1
  5. Value
    8.9
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Janette R
  • United States United States
Great crew and food, pretty good diving and boat.

The land tour of Saba and the night dive at River Taw were the best.

Recommended for
The crew, the land excursions and the food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michaela R
  • United States United States
Wonderful Vacation

Great scuba diving

Recommended for
Staff, accomodations, cultural experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • MARK C
  • United States United States
Amazing

The crew was amazing. From captain, boat crew, cook (who has lamb for lunch), and dive guides. I completed my advanced open water and enrich air certification during the trip. There were only 5 of us on board which made the trip that much better. I can't imagine having 18 passengers and having to share a room. The rooms are small but I went for the diving. And I dove all 26 times. From being up close and personal with a dolphin, sea horse (which was my main objective), sharks, octopuses, turtles, rays, and much more it was truly an amazing trip. The wrecks and night dives were fantastic too. Having the people I was on the boat with made it that much more enjoyable. Everyone got along and we had a lot of fun together. Especially, the late nights having a drink or two and discussing the days adventure. It was just an amazing trip.

Recommended for
Diving, other guests, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Trevor M
  • United States United States
Superb diving in the Caribbean

Booking with liveaboard.com was easy and they took care of all communication with the dive boat operator. My husband and I chose explorer adventures because of the exciting opportunity to dive some of the best sites in St Kitts and Saba on a liveaboard. The conditions in December were remarkably good! We encountered numerous sharks, turtles, and lots of beautiful micro critters. The ship was comfortable and the dive staff and crew all prioritized safety.

Recommended for
Professional dive staff, comfortable rooms, delicious food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Susan D
  • United States United States
We had the best time.

Swimming with the Dolphin was amazing

Recommended for
The diving, food, people on board
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Rachot V
  • United States United States
The Best Liveaboard!

I have done 5 liveaboard trips and this by far was the best of them! First, 3 of us were the only divers on board! We got total attention from the most friendly crew and dive masters. The food was to die for and helped with doing 5 dives a day. This was also the first liveaboard that the staff actually went through the entire safety training, compared to none or very brief on other boats. Highly recommended!

Recommended for
Friendly crew, Fun dive masters, had the boat to ourselves
  • 8.4 Very good
  • James O
  • United States United States
Older Boat with great staff ands food

From the onset of the trip the staff was the best and the boat was secondary. Yes, it's and older boat and the AC is way too cold below decks, but the food and the dive staff makes it happen.

Recommended for
Staff, Food, Free drinks
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Edmund C
  • Canada Canada
5 days of pleasant diving off the coast of St. Kitts and Saba.

This liveaboard offered a chance to explore different dive sites and different West Indies islands. The week went by so fast because we had an action packed schedule.

Recommended for
Friendly crew! Land tours offered to explore the islands! A room by myself!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • María G
  • Colombia Colombia
Espectacular

Everything was perfect. The crew was amazing, special dive master Juan and Julian.

Recommended for
Dives master, the crew and the food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ioan L
  • Canada Canada
Very goo!

The master divers possesses a wealth of experience, encompassing a broad spectrum of expertise, notably excelling in the realm of commercial dives. I learned a lot from Sara and Brent!

Recommended for
The crew was great!