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Blackbeard - Morning Star

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9
Length / Width
20 m / 6 m
Year built / renovated
1984  / 2016
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Nitrox
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Highlights

  • Explore the Exuma Cays, Eleutherea, Bahamas on this charming sailing boat
  • 250 dive sites are waiting to be discovered by you.
  • Thrilling shark feeding dives
  • Visit Pig Beach to see the swimming wild pigs (weather dependent)
  • Dive from spacious skiffs, 19 dives per trip
  • Deserted brilliant white sandy beaches
  • Unique and intimate liveaboard sloop style sailboat
  • Lounge area and shaded sun deck
  • All beverages included, beer, wine and rum punch
  • Sister ship of Blackbeard – Sea Explorer
  • Rental equipment and dive courses available

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 70% (balance) is due 120 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • More than 91 days prior to departure, a refund less 5% administration fee will apply.
  • Within 90 days of departure, all payments (incl. park and port fees) are forfeited. If the trip departs full, a refund will be processed less a 5% administrative fee.

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Description

Twice the Fun, Half the Cost, Blackbeard’s liveaboard Morning Star stands for adventure and camaraderie while transporting you to the best dive sites in the Bahamas

For over 35 years, Blackbeard’s cozy and comfortable sailing vessel Morning Star liveaboard, has been delivering Divers to the world’s best kept secret of the Bahamas- the Exuma Cays! What makes this trip special is the camaraderie developed while on board. It will be a trip you’ll never forget. Bring your buddies or come alone - you will find an open and welcoming atmosphere among our guests. Top it all off with Shark feeding and the best diving in the Bahamas.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The comfortable and relaxed atmosphere of the 65ft. liveaboard sailing sloop, Morning Star, features 18 bunks, with a maximum of 22 passengers catering for Singles and Couples in air-conditioned cabin areas. Berths are Single Upper and Lower, or Double Upper and Lower, each with its own privacy curtain similar to a sleeperette on a train. There are no cabins, all berths are dormitory style. Berths are 74″ in length, with doubles 48″ wide and singles 24″ to 36″ wide. 

Blackbeard’s Morning Star is a great example of an affordable liveaboard. Affectionately described as “camping on the seas”, snacks, fresh fruit hammock and buffet meals eaten picnic style with dormitory style sleeping accommodations.

What you trade for luxury, you’ll make up for in adventure and camaraderie; Blackbeard’s attracts an outgoing adventure traveller so friends are easy to make on board! With 19 dives each week and a crew that loves to have fun, you’ll make new friends and memories to treasure for a lifetime!

The liveaboard Morning Star's schedules were set so the destinations can be explored under the best conditions. The guiding principle when this boat was designed was to stand out through great service and a unique liveaboard feeling.

Much of the success of Morning Star liveaboard is due to the liveaboard crew.  Exceptional at what they do, their outgoing personalities and outstanding committment make them a great liveaboard sailboat experience. The cruises they offer are liveaboard scuba vacations to the Bahamas Out Islands. 

Single or double berths are cozy and will lull you into a peaceful night’s sleep. This liveaboard sailboat is equipped with 2 Captains, a Divemaster and Chef. This is a trip that meets a tight budget but offers the best liveaboard diving in the Bahamas along with its personal environment. 

Between dives, guests rest in quaint comfort in the air conditioned lounge area complete with television for watching movies. There is also room on the spacious liveaboard deck for lying in the sun or a shaded area to take an afternoon siesta.

They supply everything you need for your dream liveaboard dive vacation except personal dive equipment and towels. No matter if you are a new or an experienced Diver, they can accommodate you. They offer 'Introduction to Scuba' courses as well as Basic, Open Water and Advanced certification courses. 

Let liveaboard Morning Star take you to the heights of great diving with a unique setting aboard a sailing sloop that you can join in helping as a deck hand.

SUMPTIOUS AMOUNTS OF GOOD FOOD

3 complete meals are served daily, as well as snacks and fresh fish in season. We serve typical American fare - Baked Chicken, Pork Loin, Lasagna and Meatballs, with all the sides and dessert too! Meals are served buffet and eaten picnic style. There is always a hammock of fresh fruit for those in between meal snacks.

Let the week long diving party begin!

HOW TO GET THERE

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Double Bed Bunks - Areas #5 & 6

These areas have 2 double bunk beds (4 double beds in total) air-conditioned so can accommodate 4 Singles very comfortably, this boat is for people who like sailing and to be with friends all the time.. Each bunk with its own privacy curtain similar to a sleeperette on a train. There are no cabins, all berths are dormitory style. Berths are 74″ in length, with doubles 48″ wide and singles 24″ to 36″ wide.

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  2 double bunk beds
  • Max occupancy:  8
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Single Bed Bunks - Area #1 - 4

4 bunk beds with single upper and single lower berths. Ideal for single travelers. This sleeping area accommodates comfortably 4 (crowded 8) Single People. Ideal for groups travelling together. There are no cabins, all berths are dormitory style. Berths are 74″ in length, with doubles 48″ wide and singles 24″ to 36″ wide.

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  • Beds:  4 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  8
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Double Beds Bunk - Salon Area - #7 - 9

3 double bunk beds (6 double beds in total) in the main salon and galley area. These beds provide accommodation for couples or singles. They are the least private accommodations, however berths are the most spacious and a brilliant option for Single passengers and the whole area for a group together. Each bunk with its own privacy curtain similar to a sleeperette on a train. These beds provide accommodation for couples or singles. There are no cabins, all berths are dormitory style. Berths are 74″ in length, with doubles 48″ wide and singles 24″ to 36″ wide.

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  3 double bunk beds
  • Max occupancy:  6
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
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Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

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