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Cat Ppalu

Cabins
6
Length / Width
20 m / 10 m
Year built
 
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Highlights

  • 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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CONFIRMATION

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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 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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Description

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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Please refer to the logistics section of each itinerary (see below) to find detailed info on how to get to the boat.

Cabins

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Below Main Deck - Double Cabin - #6

CABIN 6: Below main deck, with double bed, porthole and private vanity and sink. Share bathroom, A/C on the boat

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Main Deck - Twin Bed Cabin - #3 & 4

CABINS # 3 & 4: Main deck, each with 2 twin berths, 2 windows, private vanity and sink. Share bathroom, A/C on the boat

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Main Deck - Double Bed Cabin - #1 & 2 & 5

CABINS 1 & 2 & 5: Main deck, featuring double bed, 2 windows, private vanity and sink. Share bathroom, A/C on the boat

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • 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
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Gluten Free Food

Facilities

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

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • Personal Checks
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

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

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