Our vessel on the Silver Bank, the M/V Turks & Caicos Explorer II, is a 126 ft. custom-designed liveaboard dive boat housing 20 guests in 10 well-appointed cabins. Ship stewards offer unparalleled service including daily housekeeping, and the chef offers an excellent variety of delicious cuisine made from locally sourced produce, fish, and meats.
After boarding the ship and getting settled in, we begin the overnight crossing to the Silver Bank. It generally takes 8 to 10 hours to reach our mooring area on the Northeast corner of the bank. You will begin spotting whales as soon as we approach the shallow bank, with numbers increasing as we near the mooring. We arrive late morning, and will be out in the tenders the very first afternoon (after an informational briefing). Each subsequent day on the bank, we have two sessions on the tenders, morning and afternoon.
Weather permitting, you will be provided 6-8 hours of whale watching opportunity per day. Most evenings we offer brief informational videos or naturalist narrated slide shows to help you understand the various behaviors witnessed during the day. Afterwards, retreat to the sundeck or flybridge to view an array of stars rarely visible through the city lights at home.