All Star Cat Ppalu
Leisurely and luxurious charter yacht adventures in the Exumas, perfect for family and friends
- Benefit from over 40-years of experience diving in the Bahamas
- Take a dip with the Exumas’ famous swimming pigs
- Plenty to keep non-divers occupied with watersports and daily excursions
- Up to 19 dives on a standard week-long charter itinerary
Cat Ppalu is a stylish catamaran offering chartered liveaboard adventures in the idyllic Exuma Cays. Popular with families and small groups, Cat Ppalu was designed to provide a blend of social and private spaces, along with a laid-back yet luxurious atmosphere. With a dedicated captain and crew at your service, Cat Ppalu allows you to choose what you want from your trip, offering a wide range of activities to suit all preferences. So sit back and relax and let the crew handle the details of your Bahamas dive vacation, from meals and equipment to eco adventures - and incredible dives on some of the Caribbean’s most pristine sites.
Your travel concierge will help to personalise any of the itineraries below.
Cat Ppalu is a 20m sailing catamaran, offering leisurely six-night liveaboard adventures in paradise, alongside bespoke extended adventures. Popular with families and small groups, this vessel will become your very own floating hotel with a captain and crew at your constant service. Each week, Cat Ppalu sets sail from Nassau to the Exuma Islands in search of some of the Caribbean’s best scuba diving, including pristine walls, vibrant reefs, exciting drifts, and blue holes. As well as diving, guests can make the most of the gin-clear waters of the central Bahamas with visits to excellent snorkeling sites, kayaking between countless cays, exploring the many empty beaches, and even fishing for big game.
The Bahamas is both the spiritual and physical home of All Star Liveaboards, having started operating out of Bimini over 40 years ago with a single vessel. All Star Liveaboards’ all-star team believe strongly that scuba diving travel needs to be within reach of the next generation of divers, and their fleet now features four Bahamas-based vessels, covering three distinct price-points, from budget to luxury. The superb Cat Ppalu is their crewed charter catamaran option that offers bespoke itineraries to accommodate both divers and non-divers. Throughout the years of growth, one constant has always remained. Every member of the All Star Liveaboards’ dive management family is a passionate scuba diver and understands the unique needs of the industry and its customers.
Onboard Cat Ppalu
Cat Ppalu is a schooner rigged sailing catamaran with space for 12 passengers in six cabins. American and Bahamian specialties are skillfully prepared on board and served buffet style. Satisfying snacks are served between meals and beverages offered include tea, coffee, juices, sodas, beer on tap, wine, rum and vodka. The air conditioned main salon area is spacious enough to seat everyone together for meals and activities, while the trampoline area on the bow is great for starlit parties or simply hanging out while sailing, enjoying the salty breeze and stunning scenery. Cat Ppalu provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy activities like fishing, snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and shore excursions to local and uninhabited islands.
Diving and activities
Cat Ppalu offers as many as 19 dives during each standard week-long voyage, including one shark feeding experience. Top of the line rental gear can be provided for guests without equipment, including torches and dive computers. A range of scuba certifications can also be delivered, including open water checkouts, and more advanced courses. The onboard instructor is also happy to take non-certified guests on an introductory dive. Cat Ppalu also offers occasional Citizen Scientist programs, giving recreational divers a hands-on opportunity to help with various reef enhancement projects.