Cat Ppalu Cruises

4.75
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Destination: Bahamas

The Exumas (6 Nights) | From $299++/night

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This charter sailing yacht offers adventure cruises with personalized service so guests can relax and enjoy the sunshine and the water of the idyllic Bahamas.

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Location

Weekly trips from Nassau to the Exuma Islands originate at the Nassau Harbor Club.

 

Dive Overview

The Bahamas are home to Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. These protected waters are thick with coral reefs and home to a diverse variety of marine life. With an emphasis on personalized service, the crew of the Cat Ppalu ensures that its guests have a relaxing and rejuvenating dive experience.

[See: Bahamas Dive Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

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Cat Ppalu Accommodation Overview

The charter sailboat Cat Ppalu accommodates up to 12 passengers in 4 double cabins and 2 cabins with 2 singles each.

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Cabin 1 & 3  

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Respectively: Cabin 4 Single, Cabin 4 Twin, Cabin 5 & Cabin 6

 

Cat Ppalu Cabin Details

  • CABINS 1, 2 & 5: Main deck, featuring double bed, 2 windows, private vanity, and sink.
  • CABINS # 3 & 4: Main deck, each with 2 twin berths, 2 windows, private vanity, and sink.
  • CABIN 6: Below main deck, with double bed, porthole and private vanity and sink.

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General Facilities

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Cat Ppalu Boat Features

  • Fully air-conditioned galley and dining salon with seating for 12
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Watermaker
  • Icemakers
  • VHF & HF Radios, cell phone
  • TV, VCR, Stereo & DVD
  • Loran, GPS & Radar
  • 12′ Dinghy
  • Ocean Kayaks
  • Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Windsurfers
  • Fishing Gear
  • Scuba Tanks & Wt Belts
  • 17 CFM Compressor
  • Forward trampoline area
  • Large selection of movies and games on board
  • 2 electric pump heads
  • 2 fresh water showers

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Food & Drinks Aboard Cat Ppalu

 Serves three meals a day, as well as snacks and fresh fruits. Fresh fish or lobster is also served, in season, when caught. Most meals served will be a combination of Bahamian and American cuisine. A selection of beverages is always on hand, from soft drinks and lemonade to beer, wine, and rum drinks.

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Cat Ppalu Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Cat Ppalu Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include port & park fees.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

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Inclusions

  • Professional crew of four
  • All meals and snacks
  • Beverages (soft drinks, beer, wine, vodka and rum)
  • Tanks and weightbelts
  • Up to 19 dives in a week
  • Use of SUPs and kayaks
  • Fishing gear and pole spears
  • Shore excursions and eco adventures

 

Exclusions

  • Airfare to Nassau
  • Ground transfers in Nassau
  • Dive and snorkel gear (available for rent)
  • Crew gratuity (15% recommended)
  • Mandatory: Port & park fees 

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Dive Sites

The variety of dive sites in the Exuma Cays is truly unique and offer opportunities not available elsewhere and they can on be reached on a liveaboard. Each week we offer a great variety of diving including thrilling shark feeding dives, walls that begin as shallow as 40” and slope over the edge where large pelagics are frequently seen, exhilarating high speed drift dives through the cuts of the cays, blue holes which are banked by patch reefs with huge schools of fish as well as other wonderful sites. Scuba divers can enjoy up to 26 dives per week and will leave with a logbook full of new memories and wonderful sightings. Many of our dive sites are in the Exumas Land & Sea Park which is protected so the marine life is both large and plentiful. This is truly the best of the Bahamas- diving the Exuma Cays with Cat Ppalu Cruises!

 

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Itinerary Overview

Your charter group will have a great time exploring the 365 mostly uninhabited islands of the Exumas with their many beautiful beaches. The exact itinerary will be determined by your group and the captain and will be subject to change depending upon the weather. In addition to scuba diving, you can spend time beachcombing, hiking, kayaking or photographing the many natural sights. The underwater window in cabin 6 always gives you a spectacular view of what's below. The Cat Ppalu will return to Nassau Thursday afternoon. In Nassau, you can enjoy the shopping, casinos, and nightlife of Nassau and Paradise Island.


Sample Itinerary

  • Saturday: Boarding begins at noon pm
  • Check-in, safety briefing, lunch and dinner
  • Set sail at approximately 3 pm. Sail to the Exuma from Nassau
  • Sun-Wed: Snorkel or Dive 3 day dives and 1 night dive in the Exumas as requested. Eco-adventures offered daily for those who wish to learn more about the
  • Exuma Cays islands and their inhabitants. Examples are:
  • Visit the indigenous iguanas
  • Kayak the mangroves
  • Hike BooBoo trail to the blow hole and hill
  • Flora and fauna tour of Warderick Wells
  • Swim and kayak Camp Driftwood, rare tropic birds reside here.
  • Snorkel Rocky Dundas caves
  • Feed and swim with the pigs
  • Snorkel Thunderball Grotto, a famous scene from Bond movie.
  • Deep Sea Fishing excursions
  • And many more…..
  • Thursday: snorkel or Dive 2-3 day dives depending upon our location in the Exumas
  • Eco-adventures depending on your groups’ desires
  • Return to Nassau approximately 4-5 pm
  • Dinner at the dock is served
  • Passengers may enjoy the evening ashore to sightsee in Nassau and PI
  • Friday: Continental breakfast is served
  • All passengers disembark by 9 am

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Boat Specifications

  • Rig: Schooner-Rigged Catamaran
  • LOA: 65'
  • Beam: 31'
  • Draft: 4'
  • Special Features & Equipment: Air Conditioning, Watermaker/Icemaker, VHF & HF Radios

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-5
  • Local Currency: BSD (Bahamian Dollar)
  • Payment onboard: Cash or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover)
  • Electricity: 110 volts
  • Language Spoken: English

 

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Underwater Gallery 

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Reviews (1)

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A really good experience with an outstanding crew, excellent sleeping quarters, really good diving and food that was great. The rooms have either two single beds or a larger queen bed for couples. There's a sink and mirror in each room and two bathrooms and two showers (fresh water) for the 12 divers. The operation was great. Good planning, happy, friendly and knowledgeable crew of four. They plan dive locations and give good briefings but you dive on your own. A dive master accompanies and will give the guided tour if you like but you're free to go where you please. I think we saw a shark on most every dive which really made the trip for me. The Red's Barron site had a good amount of sea life including many rays, lobster, crabs and the occasional shark.

Visited on 09/2014 - Submitted on 09/15/2014

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