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PLAN YOUR PERFECT SCUBA DIVING HOLIDAY WITH US! Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Diving Fleet is the only way to dive! Idyllic destinations, personalized customer service, delectable cuisine, and effortless diving from our custom-designed liveaboard...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second live aboard and I must say I had a great time. We reported aboard in St. Maarten on November 24th after an uneventful flight and quick cab ride arranged by the CEII. Check-in was quick and we were shown to our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hammerhead141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before you go, check to see who the crew is. While no one can control, wind, sea, weather or current, the crew makes all the difference in bad dives or good dives. Like another reviewer noted, the diving here was not for beginners. The viz...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DivingDiva214
EV_Rachel_H, Administration at Explorer Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Diving Diva, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with us. We take all comments seriously. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret if we missed the mark this time. If...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Went on a Sandals all inclusive vacation. The island was beautiful. Crystal clear waters. Treated like royalty while there. Locals were friendly and courteous. A must see.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Karabob89
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I booked a liveabord trip with them last August. I received an email a day or two before leaving notifying me of hurricane Irma, and that the trip may be cancelled. I called the office and was nervous about going, but was urged to go...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MalaynaF
EV_Rachel_H, Administration at Explorer Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

While we welcome both positive and negative feedback from our guests, we’d like to offer some additional information about this review. Two days prior to the charter’s departure, this guest was offered a chance to reschedule the trip to another date without cost. In addition,...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018

Boarded the boat in Saint Kitts and Nevis with SingleDivers.com New Years Paradise Diving. The crew, Captain Ernie, First Mate Julian, Purser Tim, DM Brett, DM Curtis, and a BIG shout-out to Chef Cathy!! The boarding was orderly and efficient, Tim gathered the information he...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chuck890
EV_Rachel_H, Administration at Explorer Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Dear Chuck, Thank you for your positive review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. I’m sure our entire crew enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your dive vacation! We hope your next visit is...More

Reviewed November 15, 2017

From trip 10/28-11/4/17 Diving was wonderful (especially LOVED Paradise Reef). The water is warm and the reefs did not disappoint, despite our concerns over the recent hurricanes and what damage they may have caused. The boat is older for sure, older looking than we were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alicia C
EV_Rachel_H, Administration at Explorer Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Greetings Alicia. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip aboard Caribbean Explorer II. Your input, and the feedback from all of our guests is very much valued. We always want guests' expectations to be met. Per your comments, I...More

Reviewed November 5, 2017

Just came off the Caribbean explorer 2 and our entire group was disappointed. The boat is old, the cabins are tiny and crew was not friendly or helpful. My biggest complaint was one of the divemasters Tim. He was sarcastic, arrogant and would watch you...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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EV_Rachel_H, Administration at Explorer Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Firstly, thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain, and where necessary, improve the service we provide to our valued customers. I was very disappointed to hear about...More

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

They do all the little things right that you expect on a live a board and much more. From the constant service to of the cabins to the hot towels after a dive to the tasty food delights you are made to feel special. They...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

I just returned from my now 4th dive trip with Explorer Ventures Live aboard Diving, This was our second group trip on the St. Kitts to St Martin run. I can not express strongly enough how great this trip is; the diving, the boat and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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ExplorerMia, Administration at Explorer Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Thank-you so much for this wonderful review! We're so happy you enjoyed the beautiful dives around Saba and St.Kitts - it really is a special destination. And spending time with the amazing crew and eating some pretty fabulous food is the icing on the cake...More

Reviewed July 19, 2017

This was my first live aboard, and it looks as though I picked the right company, and boat. My son and I were met at the airport and taken to the boat. The crew took care of taking our luggage to our staterooms .. wait...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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ExplorerMia, Administration at Explorer Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2017

Thank-you so much for such a lovely review and for sharing your experience with others! It was a pleasure to have you and your son on board the Turks & Caicos Explorer II and we hope you join us again soon!

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Janet C
January 31, 2017|
Response from EV_Rachel_H | 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
August 26, 2016|
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Response from EV_Rachel_H | 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
April 2, 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