We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Explorer Ventures

#14 of 21 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Great Exuma Features Animals
Great Exuma
+1 800-322-3577
Review Highlights
Turks & Caicos Explor II

I was just on T & C Explorer II last week May 6013th 2017 & can only say one thing about trip... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Patrick C
Turks and Caicos Explorer II: Totally Dope Diving

We had an all around amazing experience. Anything you want to know about the logistics (size of... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Brooklyn, New York
Read all 24 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Welcome to the Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet! The beauty of liveaboard SCUBA diving lies not only in the ease of accessing the world’s best dive sites, but the simplicity of having your hotel, restaurant and dive facilities on site at all times. From luxury vessels in exotic, far-flung destinations to unique exploratory itineraries closer to home, we offer something for every traveling diver, whatever your interests! Arrive as a guest – leave as a friend! Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet: Turks & Caicos Explorer II ~ Turks & Caicos Islands Caribbean Explorer II ~ St.Maarten/Saba/St.Kitts Carpe Vita Explorer ~ Maldives Carpe Nov Explorer ~ Maldives Huboldt Explorer ~ Galapagos Islands
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Great Exuma
+1 800-322-3577
Write a Review
Reviews (24)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I was just on T & C Explorer II last week May 6013th 2017 & can only say one thing about trip-- AMAZING. Great diving all week, I did 25 dives and best bight dives ever.I saw Reef sharks and turtles & lobster on all...More

1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had an all around amazing experience. Anything you want to know about the logistics (size of boat/cabins, amenities available, what to pack, etc.) is all on the ExplorerVentures website and the info is spot on (and ALL - accommodations, food, drink , layout of...More

1  Thank kelly-l-hayes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our scuba club charted the whole boat of 20 divers in July 2016 and had an excellent time! We had a great crew: Captain JF, dive leaders Joe and Bungee Jo, purser/hostess Anne, chef Stan, and engineer Mark made us all feel at home from...More

1  Thank Dan N
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I've done a lot of diving but this was my first live-aboard. What a fantastic crew. I have great respect for the crew and their ability. Very knowledgeable about the dive sites and take great care in helping the diver get the most out of...More

Thank gonefishing55
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This was our first liveaboard experience and it was great. We ended up with a great group of divers and crew who became our friends. Each one of the crew were there to ensure our trip was a great one. While it may be an...More

1  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My husband and I along with 4 of our friends boarded the CEII in St. Kitt's where we dived for several days before making our way to Saba where we dived for several more days, and completed the trip in St. Martin. I simply cannot...More

3  Thank Celia B
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We got on the boat in St. Maarten , dove in Saba and St. Kitts. We were also able to do a land tour of both Saba and St. Kitts. The liveaboard experience was amazing, the food on the boat was great and the dive...More

1  Thank HappyDiver2408
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This was the first live aboard experience I've had, and it was a fantastic introduction to the concept. I met the Caribbean Explorer II at Port Zante in St. Kitts, and we were off for six days of world-class diving. We bounced around St. Kitts,...More

Thank BillScurry
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I've been on the Humboldt Explorer in January and had an amazing time. Not only was the diving at Galapagos wonderful (that was to be expected since it is one of the best dive sites in the world), but the crew on the boat made...More

Thank Debby B
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This was my fourth trip with Explorer Ventures -- I love the Turks and Caicos CB II. The cabins on the main deck offer two lower beds rather than the bunk bed style of some of the other boats. CB II has a wonderful sun...More

Thank Carrie L
Nearby Restaurants
Shirley's at the Fish Fry
455 reviews
.55 km away
Driftwood Cafe
206 reviews
1.11 km away
Latitudes at Exuma Beach Resort
284 reviews
1.12 km away
Augusta Bay Bahamas Restaurant Bar
239 reviews
1.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Beaches of Stocking Island
650 reviews
2.64 km away
Minns Water Sports
127 reviews
1.07 km away
Chat 'N' Chill Bar
114 reviews
2.66 km away
Dive Exuma
80 reviews
1.31 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Janet C
What port does the Caribbean explorer II depart from when leaving St. Kitts?
31 January 2017|
Response from ExplorerMia | Property representative |
Hi Janet C! The Caribbean Explorer II leaves from Port Zante in St.Kitts. If you're looking into flights check arrivals into SKB and departures out of SXM (St.Maarten). Let me know if you have anymore questions! Happy to... More
I have seen a non-trip advisor review that indicated these things: rooms are quite cramped with minimal storage. Is there space under the beds to keep luggage as pseudo-storage? How many cabins are bunks vs side-by-side beds? For the diving, the reviewer indicated that water entry was thru a 'side door', that looked to be 6-8 feet up!? Why isn't the transom used? Did you find that the boat swinging on the mooring was an issue? I encountered this in Belize, and with the murky water there, could be rather dangerous to have the hang bar appear suddenly. I know these are a lot of questions, but will inform my decision to book a trip. Thanks a lot.
26 August 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from ExplorerMia | Property representative |
Hello, Are you referring to our Turks & Caicos Explorer II vessel? If so, there is ample storage with drawers underneath beds, a closet and a bedside table with more drawers. We have our guests empty their bags and then... More
How would you compare them to other liveaboards, if you have done any?
2 April 2015|
Response from Carrie L | Reviewed this property |
Hi there -- I've done several liveaboards and by far this is my favorite so far. I've done the Peter Hughes Sundancer II in Belize and was fantastic, I revisited the same boat now in the Agressor fleet a few years later and... More