Turks and Caicos Explorer



  • Luxury yacht offering top level service in Turks & Caicos
  • All alcoholic beverages included
  • Dive the pristine waters of the Providenciales to see hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and dolphins.

The Turks & Caicos Explorer II liveaboard is a luxury yacht scheduling year-round dive trips to the pristine waters of Turks & Caicos. She caters for 20 guests in 10 ensuite, air-conditioned staterooms. Three cabins are located on the lower deck which have twin bunk beds. On the main deck are 5 twin or queen bed cabins and the boat deck is home to the two VIP cabins. On the main deck is the air-conditioned main salon, where delicious dishes of a mix of locally inspired recipes, American favorites, and gourmet creations freshly prepared by the chef are served. Unlimited soda, juice, tea, coffee, and after diving, alcohol, beer and wine are included during your stay. On the fly bridge covered seating area with a barbeque, wet bar and helm station, and the sun deck has comfortable loungers for guests to relax.

Dive itineraries aboard the Turks and Explorer II yacht offer up to 5 dives per day exploring the immense, flourishing coral reef ecosystem and spectacular wall diving in Turks and Caicos including dive sites such as Black Coral Forest, Shark Hotel, G-Spot, and Double D. The dive deck has everything needed to make the trip as easy as possible, including individual gear lockers, camera table, recharging station and separate freshwater rinse tanks for dive equipment and cameras. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

The experienced crew of 8 are ready and waiting to welcome you aboard the Turks & Caicos II liveaboard. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

The captain, crew and staff of the Turks & Caicos Explorer II are operating at the highest safety standards to comply with the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety and comfort of all guests on board.

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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: Port Fees (95 USD), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (25 USD), Hotel Transfer, Nitrox (150 USD per week), Nitrox Course (175 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (100-250 USD), Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • TV in cabins
  • 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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

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

Turks and Caicos Explorer II Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1995
  • Year renovated 2005
  • Length 124 feet
  • Beam 22 feet
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Engines 2 x GM 12 V 71 450HP eac
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders Yes
  • Water capacity 4'500 gallons
  • Fuel capacity 5'600 gallons
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 5'000 gallons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency flares

Turks and Caicos Explorer Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 46 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • Michael Z
  • United States United States
This was a good trip only mared by the fact that we did not visit all sites due to weather.

The ease of diving, quality and quantity of food, great crew were the highlights of this trip.

Recommended for
Boat comfort, crew friendly, good food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Douglas P
  • United States United States
Great trip, really a fun crew with lots of dives.

Really enjoyed the walls we dove on this trip, great sites! Dive guides were great and Jo was really fun with her costumes and edutainment regrading our dives. Chef Stan prepared snacks and meals that everyone loved and kept our energy up for the dives. Really nice not to need to set up dive gear for each dive. Simply unhook your reg and they fill your tank. Fun trip with great dives!

Recommended for
Great crew, food, dive sites.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Tom L
  • United States United States
A wonderful week of enjoyable diving with a hard working crew!

Sharks and turtles on every dive. Jo was constant live entertainment!

Recommended for
Marine life; crew; uncrowded
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kyle S
  • United States United States
Top Notch Experience!

The crew was awesome and the diving was lively! Jo kept things interesting with her hilarious, yet informative dive briefings. Never needed for anything as the crew's top priorities were that we had the best experience possible and that we always had what was needed. Highly recommend!

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sylvia M
  • United States United States
Wonderful crew, marvelous diving!

The main highlight of the trip was the diving (of course). The crew made every dive interesting and fun. Jo (female) wore a theme outfit for just about every dive she led, Chris often wore a theme outfit too. Joe (male) was quick to point out every tiny creature on the dives he led, he seemed to know just where each one hung out. I was nervous about night diving, Jo was attentive and watchful until she saw me relaxing in the dive. The food was excellent, we all looked forward to seeing what Stan would present next.

Recommended for
Diving, food, service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Timothy S
  • United States United States
Comments from a liveaboard novice.

We were a little nervous about being "stuck" on a boat with no where to hide. Boy were we wrong. There was plenty of room to chill whenever you wanted. The crew was fantastic. Joe and her costumes and stories was a delight. But don't pass up the chance to talk with JF, the captain. He has led quite a life. Stan is the man in the kitchen. You won't go hungry. Before talking about the diving I have to once again commend the crew. I experienced a severe back spasm exiting the first dive. They did everything they could to get me back in the water. With their help I missed just three dives. We very quickly discovered the first difference between diving a liveaboard vs a day boat. We crossed paths with exactly one other group the entire week. We had each site all to ourselves. I enjoy taking time to look at the coral small fish. My dive buddy loves sharks. Neither of us was disappointed with the diving. We logged over 20 hours of bottom time and enjoyed every minute. Who knew that sharks just loved to play in the light of your flashlight during a night dive.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving and the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Paul A
  • United States United States
Fun Dive eat dive & dive eat dive dive eat dive sleep and do it again!

Most of the sites we were able to find or explore and see more types of sea life than I have on prior trips with the crew making it fun knowing what we would see and or find around each site that we visited. Each day the crew / dive masters would have a different theme for all of the sites even going so far as to dress up in costumes as this would keep things fun. They were vary mindful of all needed safety aspects reviewing prior to leaving port after boarding boat which covered boat as well as diving. Never mind the Great diving the cook onboard would make snacks and meals that you wouldn't expect with a variety each day they also had well stocked soft drinks. So while the boat was not a palace it was very functional and comfortable dive area was set up nicely with places for your gear so you would not need to take it to your cabin. Between dives it was nice to be up top on fly bridge while going to our next dive sites as on various days we would have Dolphins swimming to keep up with the boat, just having fun jumping boat wake.

Recommended for
Variety in fun with each dive seeing different things out of the normal, Crew making each dive and your experiance fun, good food before & after diving keeping you guessing.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mingyu W
  • United States United States
My first Liveaboard and so happy with it.

Nice stuff and great food, Beautiful dive sites.

Recommended for
Great, Great and Great
  • 8.4 Very good
  • United States United States
T and C LiveAboard

Overall the trip was great, the crew and the dress up diving were awesome. Scheduling was perfect for 5 dives a day if you have the energy. Food was good, but not amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Recommended for
Crew, fun diving and the sunsets on the top deck.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Deanna P
  • United States United States
The boat & staff were great

seeing eagle rays & turtles

Recommended for
1. the accomodations, the food & the staff
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Jurek H
  • United States United States
Many available dives

Swarming of nurse and reef sharks and large lobsters on night dives. Very good visibility on most dives. Impressive steep walls starting at about 50 feet.

Recommended for
Cabin comfort, Shower and toilet, 27 dives
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Giancarlo D
  • United States United States
Great trip

Great diving while meeting and making new friends.

Recommended for
Meeting new people, diving and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Doug B
  • United States United States
Had a great time and will do again.

Sharks!! Made 27 total dives and I think I saw a shark on every dive. Lots of turtles and other sea creatures.

Recommended for
Diving, Crew, Captain
  • 10 Exceptional
  • George W
  • United States United States
This was an amazing experience.

I did 27 dives in 5 and a half days. The night and dawn dives were fantastic. "Flying" on the stern ropes was really fun, ok, I should have been practicing safety stop hovering instead. The camaraderie of the guests and crew was really special.

Recommended for
The crew, the food, and the diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lenora A
  • United States United States

Staff was welcoming, hung out with us and overall helpful

Recommended for
Staff, food, comfy room and nice upper deck
  • 7.6 Good
  • Alan C
  • United States United States
Loved all 27 dives!

Our first Wall Dive! The night dives! The dawn dive! For Martha and I it was great to spend a week diving with (very) experience divers. We learned a lot about diving and marine life. Awesome trip.

Recommended for
Diving convenience, Location, & Crew assistance.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jason H
  • United States United States
Great boat, great crew, great experience

The night dives were excellent: don't miss 'em. Awesome crew.

Recommended for
Crew is superb. Excellent food. Good value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Seana A
  • United States United States
Trip of a Lifetime

I am vegetarian and Stan the Cook went overboard (😑) with taking care that the vegetarians got taken care of. The food was lots of protein and the meat and chicken subs were so real I wrongfully accused him of giving me me the wrong meal! We had amazing turndown service, plenty of comfort and care. The cabins were spacious but the bathrooms kinda tiny. Five dives a day is amazing although I didn’t do them all. The crew was funny and cheerful and the captain and engineer kind enough to lend me some of their equipment when mine failed towards the end of the trip. I don’t think anyone other than a snob would be unhappy with this trip.

Recommended for
The crew, especially Jay and Ernie the engineer, the food and the experience of the staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Natasa M
  • United States United States

Amazing dive masters , great food , diving was out of this world , crew was so professional

Recommended for
Diving, Crew, Hospitality
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Karin S
  • United States United States
Great Crew; Average Diving

Pros: 1. Crew is stellar and go out of their way to please. 2. Functional dive deck with no need for tenders. 3. Value for money if can get discounted rate. Cons: 1. Older dive boat with less than optimum layout. E. g. Galley and dining room on same level as most cabins. E.g. Room 7 opposite galley gets food smell and kitchen noise (though cook tries super hard to be quiet). Plus if you get a rowdy group, cabins close to dining room snd galley may get noise. 2. While stews were great, the food leaned on the stodgy side (pizza; sandwiches; pasta). All desserts were from a package or mix. 3. The diving was very mediocre. Yes the walls were impressive but there were no fish. There were sharks on every dive though. Plus the night and dusk dive at French key and the hunting sharks were incredible. I Glinda that land based giving at Grand Turk was better as had fish life and healthier reefs. Plus, it was disappointing that we didn’t go further than about 2 hours from Provo marina in every direction. Kind of defeats purpose of going on a liveaboard. (Note: the Aggressor follows a similar itinerary.) That being said, I would go on the liveaboard again but to participate in the whale encounters in the Dominican Republic.

Recommended for
Crew & Value for Money
  • 10 Exceptional
  • donita B
  • United States United States

the crew was absolutely amazing. the guides were great at showing us the different sites and wildlife there. the food was exceptional. would 100% do this trip again!

Recommended for
crew, food, and dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Richard O
  • United States United States
Great Week Holiday

Saw a hammerhead. Tons of Caribbean reef sharks. Cook was great. Rooms were cool with AC. Free drinks including hard liquor. Dive instructors were funny and competent.

Recommended for
Clear water, sharks, ease of everything
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lo, S
  • United States United States

My 1st liveaboard ever and from what I got from other passengers I may have been spoiled. It was so perfect! The crew is amazing, the food was superb, the bed super comfy, and of course, the dives were awesome too. The passangers were super cool and everyone clicked and shared their stories. Got to see pleeeenty of sharks (my favorites), along with lobsters, crabs, a turtle and 2 dolphins on the last dive! I hope to get this lucky in the future as now I definitely want to do another one.

Recommended for
Crew, food, wildlife
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Inna M
  • United States United States
Amazing Crew!

T&C has good weather and good diving. What makes this trip a must is the amazing crew on the T&C Explorer. Every one of them bends over backwards to make sure all guest have a good experience, all the while maintaining good humor and a fun attitude. The dive briefings were some of the best I've seen in 12 years of diving. Not only were we briefed on topography, navigation and currents, but each briefing had a deep dive (no pun intended) into a particular fish or critter found in T&C. I learned so many new things about fish I've been looking at for years. The dive guides are extremely knowledgable about the local fish and are happy to nerd out over a fish ID book during the surface intervals or after we're done diving for the day. It's worth noting that each buddy team has a choice to follow the guide or dive their own plan. This was somewhat unusual to me, but I appreciated the freedom for our small group to break away and look for critters on our own. The boat itself is quite spacious with lots of places guests can enjoy the sun or shade. The bunk rooms were small but comfortable. The food was very good. I would go diving with T&C explorer again in a heartbeat.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Raymond D
  • United States United States
Turks explorer iis impressive

Just enjoyed the while experience. Crew was suoer friendly and made us all very comfortable. Dive sites were decent but not OMG. Food and drinks were abkve average

Recommended for
The crew, the vessel and the food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anne B
  • United States United States
Great crew, interesting and varied dive sites, good food

Finding small things, nudibranchs and hidden clams

Recommended for
5 dives a day, sharks and walls
  • 7.6 Good
  • Sandra S
  • United States United States
Great crew service. The reefs, however, were only OK.

Turtles, rays, reef and nurse sharks.

Recommended for
Number of dives, hot showers, friendy and helpful crew.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • United States United States
Great trip

Turtles and dolphin

Recommended for
Dives sites, Crew, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • craig R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good diving but disappointing reefs.

Seeing 3 dolphins underwater

Recommended for
Jo, the dive guide (so much fun with her wacky outfits!); ease getting in and out of the water; friendly divers onboard
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Simon M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

In spite of losing 2 days due to stormy weather we had a great trip with 4 days diving. Enjoyed all the dives because its what I love doing, we had very close encounter with very friendly and large eagle ray,saw turtles every day,did 2 night dives and saw many nurse sharks night hunting so in spite of losing bit of time saw plenty!

Recommended for
Diving at night,Sea Life,Great Crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Miyuki I
  • Japan Japan
Everything was great!

I was very happy when I saw my cabin with two single beds and bathroom. Comparing to other boats, I felt it much bigger and comfortable. We did 5 dives a day everyday and one of the night dives was awesome with a lot of sharks. Food and drinks are all included and all the meals are delicious. The crews are very friendly and helpful. They are very hard workers to make our stay comfortable. Overall, the boat experience was wonderful!

Recommended for
Size of cabin, crew service and food & drinks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roland W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Shed loads of sharks & brilliant.

as above!

Recommended for
Despite a lack of variety of sites, the diving & amount of life & critters was brilliant. Great food, & hot chocolate & warm towels after each night dive.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dominique F
  • Canada Canada
the best diving trip

for me, it was an incredible experience, it was so good i stayed a second week, there is no word to describe how i felt, spending all that time with all those fish, i am used to dive in the St-Lawrence river in Ontario (eastern Canada) its great, but water is cold, and there is never as much life as what we saw, the crew was great, and knew very well everything about every locations, but for me the best part was the night dive at french cay, with the nurse sharks...i would go back anytime for me, that was the very best thing i have ever done in my entire life...im already planning to go back, either to the same spot or to another spot, it was great

Recommended for
diving, the crew, and food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David H
  • Canada Canada
A great organization

The staff truly did make this trip simply outstanding. From the amazing dive guides, to a wonderful chef and a very personable captain, (even the ever elusive engineer, rarely seen, but always there) they simply couldn't do more to improve the trip. The diving was a wee bit disappointing because of damage from the recent storms, but I'm sure the reefs will soon be back to normal. If T&C is on your radar, you simply won't go wrong with this dive boat

Recommended for
Staff, food, set up of the dive platform area
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vania C
  • Brazil Brazil
Nice wall dives with the best crew and dive masters

Relaxing dives, funny divers and crew members and good opportunities to take underwater pictures.

Recommended for
Cabin comfort, crew and divers onboard
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Dan M
  • Canada Canada
I'd recommend the Explorer liveaboard to anyone.

My highlight of the trip was the final night dive with the marine life activity...and lots of sharks!

Recommended for
Top three tihngs: 1) The crew was great and a lot of fun. 2) The ammenities aboard the Explorer including the food was more than what you needed. 3) The dive sites and overall dive activities.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Boris B
  • Israel Israel
Very nice liveaboard

Very clear water with incredible visibility, crew and instructors are the best

Recommended for
Crew, Instructors
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christina A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Comfortable cabin, great crew, good dive briefs and sites.

Multiple sightings of Caribbean Reef Sharks.

Recommended for
Dive sites. Dive deck storage and accessibility. Dive crew.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • mathieu R
  • Canada Canada
the most efficient way to dive

The crew was very relax but always ready to help. Also The Turks is very rich for macro diving

Recommended for
the fact that you don’t have to carry your gear. The chance to move quickly to different locations. the sens of community between the divers
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sarah B
  • Bermuda Bermuda
An amazing trip on board an amazing boat with amazing people, for Christmas week. Thank you!

Sharks. Meeting new people. Lots of fun and laughs.

Recommended for
The people, the atmosphere, the sharks!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • France France
good organisation

WE love the hot shower after each dives and hot towells after night dives, it's a first classe service, everything was nice except the last day when we go back to the Marina at 9.00 am doing nothing to 4.00 pm, the crew reserve a taxi for us at this time to go shopping and diner outside, we went back to the boat at 8h30 pm. WE would like to be advise before because in fact it's a 6 days cruise and not 7, it means nothing to spend this friday on the boat doing nothing.

Recommended for
Dives - food - Service
  • 7.6 Good
  • Natthawat T
  • Thailand Thailand
Good service

hunting sharks

Recommended for
Food, divers, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Goksenin O
  • Turkey Turkey
Fantastic experience

We saw big animals on almost every dive. The crew was super kind and helpful and the food was plenty and delicious. The pre dive briefings were some of the best I have ever seen - very entertaining and useful. Night dives were especially breathtaking - never seen so many sharks hunting all at once, I might be spoiled after this trip!

Recommended for
Crew, food, sharks and dolphins
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Stella Y
  • China China
Amazing crew

No doubt the night dive to observe reef sharks and nurse sharks hunting.

Recommended for
Amazing crew; spacious boat; beautiful dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Björn K
  • Sweden Sweden
Fantastic personal and a really great boat

Fantastic diving, food and crew

Recommended for
The diving and the dive guides. The fantastic food and the helpful and experienced crew.
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