I loved the "extras" provided by the charter - transportation, microbrewery, ability to create our own wishlist each day.

Brooke Heathman

Trip Info

The Cat Ppalu offers a few options!

1) You can book as an individual on one of our weeks set aside for folks who don’t necessarily travel in a pack. We’ll find other likeminded divers to join you!

2) You can book a half boat charter on any week. A half boat charter is 6 guests and then we have the right to fill the rest of the boat with other divers. The rate is $1,695.00 per person plus $145.00 fees.

3) You can book a full boat charter and bring as many as 12 guests and keep the boat to yourselves for the week!

 The Cat Ppalu is available for longer charters. Contact our office for rates and availability. 

2019 Rates

INDIVIDUAL RATES
$1,695.00 per person plus $145.00 port fees

FULL BOAT CHARTER RATES
$16,950.00 plus $1,740.00 port fees

2020 Rates

INDIVIDUAL RATES
$1,695.00 per person plus $145.00 port fees

FULL BOAT CHARTER RATES
$16,950.00 plus $1,740.00 port fees

Departs from

Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
Boarding:  Saturday, 12:00pm
We can assist with Ground Transfers.

Returns to

Nassau, Bahamas (NAS). Thurday afternoon
Disembark:  Friday, 9:00am

Sample Itinerary

Itineraries are weather dependent and tailored to best diving available each trip.
At time of final confirmation, we can adjust this itinerary to include more shore excursions and less diving based on the group’s wishes.

Saturday:
12:00noon board. Check in, lunch, unpack, safety briefing.
Depart* by 3:00pm for Central Bahamas. 

Sunday through Wednesday:
3 daytime dives and 1 night dive per day/night in the Exuma Cays and/or Eleuthera. 

Thursday:
2 daytime dives.
Return to Nassau 2:00-5:00pm depending on weather and travel distance.
Port night in Nassau! Dinner is served on board. The evening is yours to enjoy on your own in Nassau. 

Friday:
Disembark vessel by 9:00am. 

*For flights to Nassau, plan to arrive before 1:00pm on Saturday.

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Included

  • 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

Not Included

  • Airfare to Nassau
  • Ground transfers in Nassau although we are happy to arrange them for a small fee
  • Dive and snorkel gear (available for rent)
  • Crew gratuity (15% recommended)

Deposits/Payments

  • Individuals – A $500.00 per person deposit. The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Charters — $1,000.00 deposit required within 10 days to confirm reservation, $2,000.00 deposit due 9 months prior to departure, $3,000.00 due 6 months prior, and final payment due 90 days prior to departure.

Method of Payment
Mastercard, Visa, Discover, personal check, money order, and wire transfer are all accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Individuals:

  1. More than 6 months prior to departure, a full refund less a 5% cancellation fee.
  2. Less than 6 months prior to departure, all payments are forfeited.

If the trip departs full, we will issue a full refund less 5% cancellation fee.

Policy for trip interruption due to a named storm: A future credit will be offered for any missed days with no expiration date for using the credit. We understand your busy schedules and the need to plan. There is no refund for cancellations due to weather.

Travel Protection

It is recommended that all passengers purchase travel protection to help protect you and your trip investment. It is also recommended that all divers have diving accident insurance. You can request a brochure from our office or go to:

Diveassure: For annual combination trip and dive accident insurance.

Divers Alert Network: For annual combination trip and dive accident insurance.

Travelex: Travel protection for a single trip. You may choose the TRAVEL SELECT policy and select the optional ADVENTURE SPORTS COVERAGE upgrade which waives the policy exclusions for extreme sports such as scuba diving.

Nassau Harbor Club

The Blackbeard liveaboard sailboats as well as the Cat Ppalu are docked in the marina behind the hotel. The office is only open from 9 to 5 pm. Single occupancy is $89.50 and double occupancy is $91.00. Ask for rates for triple or quad occupancy. Mention Blackbeard’s when you book! New onsite restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

Reservations: Direct  (242) 393-0771
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST  

Towne Hotel Nassau

The Towne Hotel is located in the heart of downtown! You’ll be within walking distance of exciting nightlife and great shopping! All our 46 rooms are fully air-conditioned and have Tub/Shower, Cable TV and Direct Dial Phones. You can relax on our sun deck, have a swim in our courtyard pool or cool down with a Tropical Drink at our TALKING STICK BAR AND RESTAURANT.

Contact: Email Hotel
Reservations: Direct (242) 322-8450

Orange Hill Inn

Orange Hill Inn is located on Cable Beach and offers true Bahamian hospitality. Plunge into a sparkling blue pool and unwind with a refreshing cocktail at our honor bar. If you want to relax and enjoy the property, there is a small restaurant on the property and ocean beach access as well.

Website: Orange Hill Inn
Reservations: Direct (242) 327-7157
U.S. and Canada (888) 399-3698

Comfort Suites Hotel

The Comfort Suites hotel in Nassau, Bahamas is next to Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Waterpark, Marina Village at Atlantis and more. Book your stay directly through our website and enjoy a wide array of hotel amenities including free Wi-Fi, breakfast and on-site restaurant. Rates starting at $250.00 and up, book early and save with our advance purchase rates.

Reservations: Book Directly
Phone: Direct (242) 363-3680

Cat Ppalu Checklist

  • CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS TO BRING: Space is limited on Cat Ppalu and the islands we visit are very casual. Several bathing suits, shorts, long pants, several t-shirts, blouse/shirt and wind breaker all packed in soft luggage. Also a hat, deck shoes, sandals, suntan lotion (non-oil), lip balm and sunglasses. In winter, sweatshirts or sweaters are advisable. Personal items such as aspirin and decongestants.
  • If you plan on diving or snorkeling:
  • MASK, FINS AND SNORKEL *
  • SNORKEL VEST (For Snorkeling - not required but recommended)
  • BUOYANCY COMPENSATOR (BC)* **
  • REGULATOR WITH SUBMERSIBLE PRESSURE GAUGE * ** (Rental regulators have octopus and pressure and depth gauges)
  • DIVE WATCH
  • DEPTH GAUGE OR COMPUTER * (Our rental regulators have depth gauges)
  • WATERPROOF DIVE TABLES OR COMPUTER
  • WETSUIT (Between fall and spring, a wetsuit is recommended) **
  • 2 DIVE LIGHTS (Required for night dives: a dive light plus a backup dive light, a non-strobing marker light or a chemical light stick (cyalume)) **
  • CHEMICAL LIGHT STICK OR SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE (Required for night dives, may be purchased on board)
  • MOTION SICKNESS MEDICINE (Medication should be brought along in the event we encounter rough weather.)
  • TOWELS (We provide three towels. If you would like more towels or a beach towel, you should bring them with you.)
  • PASSPORT
  • DIVER'S CERTIFICATION CARD *
  • SPENDING MONEY (for the night ashore, souvenirs and crew tip, 15% is recommended and can be given to the Captain at the end of the week)
  • ISLAND HIKING SHOES +
  • DIVING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED: Tanks and weight belts
  • ITEMS TO LEAVE AT HOME: ILLEGAL DRUGS, SPEAR GUNS AND BANGSTICKS (Spearfishing is allowed in the Bahamas only with a Hawaiian sling or pole spear and NOT while using scuba, snorkeling only)

*Required for scuba diving
**Available for rent with prior arrangements
+ The Exuma Cays offers many opportunities to go ashore and explore and enjoy the uninhabited beaches. For these occasions, we highly recommend proper footwear for these eco adventures. Flip flops are not suitable. We suggest water shoes or TEVA type sandals. Sneakers are fine but they might get wet!

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