The whole trip was something special ... only downside was heading home.

Alec Anonson

Blackbeard’s Low Frills - High Fun

Affordable Dive Trips

Our diving adventures are geared towards all levels of divers including new divers, experienced divers, singles, couples, dive groups, scouts, mother/father-son/daughter outings, explorers and fun-loving people. Basically, anyone adventurous that loves to dive!

Camaraderie

Make new friends fast. There’s nowhere to hide and by the end of day one, everyone knows your name and you are sharing dive stories, tips, jokes and a rum punch together under a star filled sky.

Highlights

$995.00 per person

  • Departs Nassau (NAS) on Saturdays to the Exuma Cays
  • 6 nights all inclusive
  • Up to 19 dives
  • Dormitory-style accommodations with shared baths and shower
  • Great for single divers

If you’re looking to be pampered and to sleep in a private, spacious cabin, you’ve come to the wrong place.

Blackbeard’s Cruises are all about:

  • Jumping into the best dive spots
  • Making new friends
  • Camping on water but we  do all the work
  • Disconnecting from the world
  • Doing things you never thought possible
  • Going down the unbeaten path

This is Why We're so Popular

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Reefs, Wrecks & More

The water’s crystal clear. The Bahamas is one huge fish tank filled with amazing corals and marine life. Discover:

  • Reefs – Periwinkle, Amberjack, Jeep
  • Wrecks – Austin Smith with sharks and a resident Goliath grouper
  • Walls – Pillar, Whale Tail, Hole in the Wall
  • Drifts – Washing Machine
  • Blue Holes – Lost Blue Hole, Jake’s, Lost
  • Nights – Hammerhead Gulch, Ray’s Reef

Adventure Above & Below

We know you’re coming for the diving but we take every opportunity to make sure your non-diving and above the waterline time is just as memorable.

  • Hands-on activities
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Sailing when the wind is right
  • Halyard swinging
  • Beach time like no other
  • Freediving
  • Circling the Blue Hole
  • Fish feeding at Periwinkle Reef

Sharks, Sharks and More Sharks

It’s not a matter of IF you’ll see sharks but, rather, how many and how many different kinds.

We’ll explain why the Bahamas is one of the best places to swim with the sharks. Then sit back and enjoy the show during a special feeding.

Place You'll Call Home

Blackbeard’s Cruises take place on one of two 65-foot sailboats. Think summer camp for scuba divers! 

  • Dorm-style bunks with AC below deck
  • Shared baths and shower
  • Buffet meals with picnic-style dining
  • Hands-on activities, like fishing and sailing
  • Pirate antics with fun and games
  • Memories that last a lifetime
  • Stargazing

The Crew

Our salty crew is aboard to assure you have a trip of a lifetime.

  • Captains plan your trip and keep you safe
  • Cooks fuel you up for all that diving
  • Dive Instructors assist and instruct and watch out for you 
  • Engineers keep everything running smoothly

It takes some very special and dedicated souls to spend their lives working in close quarters. They love the ocean. They love the expressions of wonder and exhilaration they see!

Experience The Blackbeard Adventure

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FAQs

For flight planning purposes boarding is 12:00pm on Saturday and shove off by 3:00pm. Please be on board by 1:00pm at the latest. The latest we recommend landing is 12:00pm so that you have time to clear Bahamas Customs & Immigration and transfer to the dock. Once on board lunch is served; you will some have time to get settled in and then attend a mandatory safety briefing before we depart Nassau.

Blackbeard’s returns to Nassau on the following Thursday afternoon. Dinner is served on board at the dock and then you can spend the last evening exploring Nassau with your new friends! All passengers must disembark by 9:00am on Friday morning. If you have a flight later in the day, you may leave your luggage in the lobby while you sightsee. Your last dive is complete by early afternoon on Thursday. Plan your flight home according to your “NO FLY” standard from your certifying agency.

Blackbeard’s sailboats dock at the Nassau Harbour Club Marina on East Bay Street, right across from the Starbucks. The ride is approximately 30-40 minutes from the airport to the dock. It is not that far but slow down, Mon! You are on island time now.  If you need ground transfers while in Nassau, we can assist. You can make the ground transfer arrangements online or call our office at least 7 days prior to your departure. The cost is $18.00 per person per leg. Taxis are readily available at the airport too.

If you do not have your own equipment, we have “top of the line” buoyancy compensators (BCs), wetsuits, computers, dive lights and regulators with octopus and gauges available for rent. All rentals must be arranged prior to departure and can be ordered on your Trip Application. We do not store our gear at the dock so last minute requests may not be available. We also have cyalumes available for sale at $3.00 each.

Rental Rates

Regulator with octopus and gauges     $50.00
Buoyancy Compensator (BC)                $50.00
3mm wetsuit                                             $35.00
Dive computer                                         $50.00
Dive light                                                  $30.00

Yes, Caribbean reef sharks and nurse sharks frequent many of our sites. We normally offer 1 shark feed on each trip. This is the perfect time to see sharks up close and in action!

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