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Cat Ppalu

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  • Explore the Exuma Cays, Eleutherea, Bahamas on a charming catamaran
  • Participate in shark feeding sessions
  • 30 years of preserved underwater parks offer the most pristine diving 
  • October through November, witness the phenomenon of the spiny lobster migration
  • Visit Pig Beach to see the swimming wild pigs (weather dependent)
  • Dive from spacious skiffs, 19 dives per trip
  • Family and friends ultimate diving sailing adventure
  • Learn how to dive or snorkel while on board
  • Open bar and all beverages, meals, water sports and diving included in the price
  • Dive courses and rental equipment available
  • Special trips with marine biologists available


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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

Payment Policy for Full charter:

  • $3000 USD to reserve the space 9 months or more prior to departure
  • An Additional $3000 USD on or before 6 months prior to departure
  • Full payment due 3 months prior to departure

Cancellation Policy:

  • More than 6 months prior to departure, a full refund less 5% of the total trip value as cancellation fee
  • Less than 6 months prior to departure, all payments are forfeited.
  • If the trip departs full, we will issue a full refund less 5% cancellation fee.

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The Cat Ppalu takes you to remote walls, wrecks, high speed drift dives like the 'Washing Machine,' coral reefs and to dive with sharks.

You can snorkel most of the sites in the Exumas as well and enjoy the gin clear waters of the Central Bahamas.  A large part of the Northern Exumas is a part of the Exumas Land & Sea Park where everything is protected, so you will see abundant sea life including many large Groupers.  You can visit the Exumas Land & Sea Park headquarters at Warderick Wells and hike the nature trails.

What you can expect

The sailing Liveaboard charter catamaran Cat Ppalu, offers scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and adventure cruises. It accommodates 12 passengers in 6 cabins, 4 Double cabins and 2 cabins with 2 Sngles each. There are 2 fresh water showers and 2 heads. Each week we set sail from Nassau, Bahamas to the Northern Exumas on the 65′ sailing charter catamaran, Cat Ppalu. This is the ultimate Dive Safari Adventure vacation aboard your own private sailing liveaboard.  It is your charter so you choose what you want to do. You can make up to 19 dives during the week or choose to just explore the islands.

No crowds, no set itineraries, nothing to do but sit back, relax and choose from an incredible variety of activities: Scuba Diving, Sailing, Cruising, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Wind Surfing, Stand up Paddleboards, Bird Watching and of course, Island Exploring. Consider the Cat Ppalu a floating bed and breakfast; your private floating hotel, with Captain and Crew at your service. Our crewed charters handle all of the details.

With an Open Bar and all beverages, meals, water sports and diving included in the price, it’s comparable to a luxury cruise or resort vacation, only the service is much more personal on our charter liveaboard sailboat, the Cat Ppalu.

Kayak the Cays and Inlets, explore the many uninhabited beaches, and even big game fish from our sailboat, the Cat Ppalu! Cat Ppalu is also available as a liveaboard vacation for Special Interest Groups: Ecotourism, Adventurers, Kayakers and Corporate Incentive travellers as well as Educational tours, Scouts and Research trips.

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Twin Bed Cabin - Main Deck

The twins cabins # 3 & 4 are located on the Main deck, each with 2 twin berths, 2 windows, private vanity and sink. Share bathroom, A/C on the boat

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  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Double Cabin

3 Double cabins # 1 & 2 & 5 are located on the Main deck and have 2 windows, One double cabin #6 is located below the main deck and have a porthole. All with double bed and private vanity and sink. Share bathroom, A/C on the boat

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  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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Deck Plan



Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Gluten Free Food


  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing


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