Caribbean Explorer II
The MV Caribbean Explorer II comfortably accommodates 18 passengers in 9 staterooms, all of which have private bathrooms and some of which have queen-sized beds. Three Master Staterooms on the main deck have one queen-sized bed and a private bathroom. One Twin Stateroom on the main deck has upper and lower single beds and a private bathroom. Two Owner’s Staterooms on the lower deck have two single beds or one queen-sized bed and a private bathroom, whilst the two Twin Staterooms on the lower deck have a lower double bed, a single upper bed and a private bathroom. There is one lower deck Double Stateroom with a double bed and a private bathroom. Main deck staterooms have a window, lower deck staterooms have a porthole. The semi-enclosed, air-conditioned salon on the upper deck includes dining tables, TV, VCR, CD/DVD, video library, light table and lounge area. A large sundeck with lounge chairs is aft of the main salon. The vessel’s boutique is located on the main deck and the photo/video lab is on the lower deck. The dive deck is equipped with a toilet, individual gear lockers, camera table with low pressure air hose, recharging station, air and Nitrox filling station, tank racks, and a separate fresh water rinse for both scuba and underwater camera equipment. There are two sets of stairs accessing the dive platform, where two in-water ladders hang for easy access to and from the water. The Caribbean Explorer II is also equipped with a satellite telephone for outgoing calls worldwide. Nitrox tanks and certification are offered. Dives are done from the vessel itself, taking advantage of the easy-access dive platform or from the side gates, which are about 1.5 metres above the sea.
Aboard the Caribbean Explorer II, evening meals usually consist of lots of fresh vegetables, rice, pasta, chicken, beef, turkey, pork and fish. Breakfast is the usual fare of eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast, muffins and fresh fruits. Lunches vary from soup and sandwiches to burgers, pasta, assorted salads and quiche. Homemade baked breads, cookies and brownies are offered between dives. Almost everyone who travels on Caribbean Explorer II agrees that the food is some of the best to be found on any liveaboard!
Caribbean Explorer II operates 7 nights cruises in Saba and St Kitts, year round, departing every Saturday.
There may be opportunities to make landings and enjoy land tours (subject to local conditions), so you are not at sea for the entire week. Caribbean Explorer II is an ideal choice for those who want to try out a liveaboard for the first time. Sailing times are relatively short with the run from Conception to San Salvador being amongst the longest sailing at around three-and-a-half hours. In certain weather conditions it may not be possible to reach San Salvador.
$1895. Includes: 7 nights cruise on Caribbean Explorer II on a twin/share basis with full board (except dinner on Friday evening), including soft drinks and alcoholic drinks; 5 full days of diving (up to 4 or 5 dives daily, including night dives) plus one or two dives on the last day. Reductions for non-divers and extra weeks. A port, immigration and marine park fee of $115 (subject to change) is not included in the package price and will be collected on board. Dinner on the last night is not included, but guests will go as a group to one of the local restaurants. Airport transfers are not included; taxis are freely available. Single Occupancy Supplement: 65% of the cruise cost (but you can avoid paying the supplement if you are willing to share a cabin).