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Turks and Caicos Explorer II

Year built / renovated
1995  / 2005
Cabins
10
Length / Width
38 m / 7 m
Internet
NO
Nitrox
YES ($)
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Turks & Caicos Explorer II liveaboard offers the best dive safari adventures
  • Humpback whale watching and snorkelling in Silver Bank, Domincan Republic
  • Dive cruises to Providenciales, West Caicos and French Cay, Turks & Caicos 
  • Sheer walls plunging into a deep blue abyss, ledges and crevasses
  • Gigantic orange elephant ear sponges, crimson rope sponges, gigantic gorgonians 
  • Plethora of macro life
  • Eagle rays, reef sharks, nurse sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, hammerheads
  • Land excursions 
  • 5 dives a day from the mothership and supported by tenders
  • Wet bar
  • Local beer & wine - complimentary 
  • Satellite phone & email available
  • Nitrox, rental equipment & courses available
  • Non divers always welcome

Description

The Turks and Caicos Explorer II is a luxury yacht, transporting dive adventurers to fascinating and pelagic filled dive sites between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea

The modern and luxurious Turks and Caicos Explorer II provides guests with thrilling diving along the coasts of Providenciales, West Caicos and French Caye. Experience Sheer Walls plunging into a deep blue abyss and explore ledges and crevasses adorned with gigantic orange Elephant Ear sponges, Crimson Ropes, Gorgonians, and a plethora of Macro life. With over 40 mostly uninhabited islands, amazing biodiversity and large Pelagics, the Turks & Caicos is the ultimate Dive Safari Location.

In January of each year, the Turks & Caicos Explorer II follows the migrating Humpback Whales to the south, and spends the following 11 weeks on the Silver Bank, 80 miles to the north of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.  These special itineraries, run by world-renowned Tom Conlin of Aquatic Adventures,  offer up to 18 lucky guests the opportunity to spend a week both topside and in the water (snorkel only), experiencing the majesty of these incredible creatures up close and personal.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The luxurious Turks and Caicos Explorer II is a 125 foot (38m) liveaboard with an experienced crew of 8 English and Spanish speaking professionals. The yacht can accommodate up 20 guests in the 10 air conditioned cabins. The choices of cabins include: Staterooms 8-10 on the Lower Deck with Twin beds in a bunk style, desk with chair, and hanging closet; Staterooms 3 & 4 on the Main Deck with Twin beds, desk with chair, hanging closet; Staterooms 5-7 also on the Main Deck with Twin/Queen beds, desk with chair and hanging closet. VIP Staterooms 1 & 2 on the Boat Deck featuring a Queen-sized bed, desk and chair. All cabins come equipped with individual climate controls and private bathrooms with hot showers, all towels and linens, wardrobe and storage, sea view ports or windows.

Between dives on the Turks and Caicos Explorer II, loads of amenities are offered for your leisure time. Hang out in the air conditioned Main Salon in the comfy seating and watch a movie. Find your favorite outdoor setting where you can enjoy the ocean views and the sea breeze. The awning-covered Flybridge is accessed from semicircular stairs on the Boat Deck.

The Turks & Caicos Explorer II's comfortable accommodation features settee seating for 12 to 15, a Barbeque, Wet Bar and Helm Station. For those working on a tan, the Boat Deck features a large sunning area with comfortable lounge chairs and provides access via an outside walkway to the two VIP Staterooms. Perhaps more activity is what you desire; take an exciting Land Excursion or go Snorkeling.

The Turks and Caicos Explorer II takes its outstanding menu seriously as it knows that good food makes for great diving.

Breakfast begins with eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast, muffins, Danish and fresh fruits. Afternoon lunches are plentiful and varied and include soup, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, assorted salads, and quiche. Also included is mouth watering homemade baked breads, cookies and brownies which are also offered between dives. The Chef prepared dinners will include lots of fresh vegetables, rice, pasta, chicken, beef, turkey, pork, and fish. Drinks are included and if there are special dietary needs, they can be requested in advance and the crew will do their best to accommodate those needs.

HOW TO GET THERE

Transfers can be arranged for guests of the Turks and Caicos Explorer II. Guests will be met at the airport by a local driver who will provide transportation to the yacht. The location will be dependent on tides and will be either in Caicos Marina or anchored off shore. For information on how to reach the boat, Cab Drivers can call the boat’s cell number or hail VHF Channel 16 and ask for instructions. 

If you are staying overnight on Providenciales prior to boarding, please be sure that your application form has included your hotel information in Providenciales, and call the vessel prior to checking out of your hotel to determine where and when to board.

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Payment terms

  • 37.5% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 62.5% (balance) is due 74 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • Full refund will be provided if you cancel more then 365 days prior to arrival
  • 10% of the undiscounted tripe price (= full price before discount) will be charged if you cancel between 365 and 180 days prior to arrival
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Cabins

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Boat Deck - VIP Staterooms #1 & 2

The VIP staterooms 1 & 2 feature individually-controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a queen-sized bed, desk, chair, and private bathroom and shower.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Lower Deck - Staterooms 8-10

Staterooms 8-10 are accessed via a circular staircase from the main salon; each includes twin upper/lower beds, wardrobe, hanging closet, individually-controlled air conditioning, and private bathroom and shower.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Main Deck - Queen or 2 Twin Beds - Staterooms 5-7

Staterooms 5-7 on the main deck each have twin/queen beds, desk with chair, hanging closet, wardrobe, storage, individually-controlled air conditioning, and private bathroom and shower.

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 queen bed or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Main Deck - Twin Bed - Staterooms 3 & 4

Staterooms 3 & 4 on the main deck each have twin beds, desk with chair, hanging closet, wardrobe, storage, individually-controlled air conditioning, and private bathroom and shower.

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
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  • Equipment For Kids

Diving Facilities

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

Safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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