Exciting dive safaris exploring the Turks and Caicos' best diving onboard this welcoming liveaboardfrom $362 /day
- Top-notch facilities for divers with nitrox, camera table and swim deck
- World-class reef, wall, and wreck diving with up to five dives per day
- Exceptional crew, offering personalised round the clock service
- Incredible encounters with sharks, eagle rays, and turtles, and more
One of the Turks and Caicos' longest-serving liveaboards, this vessel is backed by nearly 20 years of cruising experience and an exceptional crew. Each of the Turks and Caicos Explorer II's itineraries includes exploration across the islands, with shark encounters, thriving coral reefs, and plummeting walls. You'll also have the chance to go ashore and visit beaches, colonial ruins, and stunning geological formations. Back on board, you'll enjoy smooth sailing, panoramic views, delicious dining and drinking, and a fun social atmosphere ideal for outgoing and adventurous guests.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
Part of the prestigious Explorer Ventures family, this is one of the Turks and Caicos' very best options for liveaboard diving - offering week-long liveaboard safaris with a relaxed social atmosphere. This vessel's cabins are ideal for couples, solo divers, and dive groups, with options for every budget and personal travel style. And, with comfortable interiors and fantastic facilities, you're guaranteed to enjoy your time at sea. You can expect a few luxurious details onboard, including attentive service, complimentary wine with dinner, and a top-shelf bar - ideal for unwinding after a long day in the water.
This spacious and comfortable motor yacht cruises the Turks and Caicos Islands' calm, turquoise waters from April through December. Each of its eight-day itineraries highlights the island’s most famous underwater attractions - sharks, walls, and kaleidoscopic coral reefs. Plus, land-based excursions to white sand beaches, wildlife preserves, and local attractions including salt salinas and historic colonial ruins. The Turks and Caicos Explorer II offers up to five dives per day, including night dives and expert guidance, making it a top pick for newly certified divers. Alternative springtime trips to the Dominican Republic's Silver Bank allow lucky groups to snorkel alongside humpback whales.
Onboard Turks and Caicos Explorer II
The Turks and Caicos Explorer II offers cosy yet comfortable cabins with options to suit all budgets and travel styles. This boat's indoor salon and lounge areas are air-conditioned, modern, and spacious, ideal for escaping the tropical midday heat without sacrificing the world-class views. Three delicious meals are served each day, blending traditional Caribbean cuisine with western favourites, plus daily delights from the kitchen, including exotic fruit, gourmet meat and cheese platters, and fresh-baked desserts. All-day snacks, coffee, and tea help keep divers' energy levels high throughout the day - and a complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner.
Diving from Turks and Caicos Explorer II
This vessel was designed by divers, for divers, and features a spacious, shaded back deck with individual equipment stations and camera table, ideal for underwater photographers. Professional quality rental gear, including computers and cameras, nitrox, and PADI courses, are also offered. And, you'll enjoy day after day of easy diving with a convenient swim deck, stable ladder, and safety stop lines. Each eight-day itinerary includes diving in both the Turks and Caicos, with chances to get up close and personal with sharks, rays, and schooling reef fish by the hundred. Plus, epic reef, wall, and channel diving, and a handful of shipwrecks.
- This vessel moves to the Dominican Republic's Silver bank for snorkelling-only humpback whale trips from January to March.
- Pack plenty of sun protection, lightweight clothing, and comfortable walking shoes for excursions ashore.
- Plan your trip between April and July or during November for the best diving conditions and smoothest sailing.
- Don't forget to bring some extra cash for equipment rental, nitrox, and gratuities.