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

Brooke Heathman

Trip Info

The charter sailboat 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 like minded 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 $1,795.00 per person plus $205.00 in 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. 

2022 Rates

INDIVIDUAL RATES
$1,795.00 per person

FEES*
$205.00 per person (VAT, Bahamas taxes)

Single Supplement  – You can book a cabin to yourself for a 30% surcharge on the rate, fuel surcharge and port fee.

FULL BOAT CHARTER RATES
$17,950.00 plus $2,460.00 in fees*

*Subject to change

2023 Rates

INDIVIDUAL RATES
$1,795.00 per person

FEES*
$225.00 per person (VAT, Bahamas taxes)

Single Supplement  – You can book a cabin to yourself for a 30% surcharge on the rate, fuel surcharge and port fee.

FULL BOAT CHARTER RATES
$17,950.00 plus $2,460.00 in fees*

*Subject to change

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.

COVID cancellations:  If borders are closed at the time of travel, then a rebooking will be allowed.  All rebooked trips will be reinvoiced and any difference in fare and fees will be assessed. 

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. For more information and to purchase dive and travel insurance, visit the providers below: 

Diveassure: For annual combination trip and dive accident insurance.  Includes cancellation due to Covid.

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. Purchase of Travelex insurance must be more than 21 days from date of travel.

The Nassau Harber Club, where Aqua Cat docks

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

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

*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 always suitable. We suggest water shoes or TEVA type sandals. Sneakers are fine but they might get wet!

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