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Diving Reviews of Blackbeard's Cruises in Bahamas

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Average Overall Ratings
(over last 3 years)
(29 Reports)
For Experienced Divers:  4 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  4 stars
Underwater Photography:  3 stars Accommodations:  2 stars
 
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Blackbeard's -- Morning Star Y   Exuma Cays   "A good week out of the office"
A good week out of the officeThe crew welcomed me on the boat and helped people settle in. While space is a little cramped and conditions were more like campin... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
2/2014   Dean Watt
1000+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's -- Morning Star Y   Exumas   Since I have been on these boats before I am well aware of life aboard the Morningstar. The last time we sailed from Miami and the... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2013   jeffrey
1000+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's -- Sea Explorer Full report Y   Grand Bahamas, Bimini   This was a Venturing Scout Crew trip that went extremely well. Most of the scouts were not very experienced, with this being thei... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
3/2011   Peyton Williams
250+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Cruises/ [same]Pirate Lady Full report Y   around Bimini   Diving with Blackbeard's has been compared to taking a road trip out West with your buddies and this is certainly true. With 18 d... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2009   Carol Sommers
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeards/ Morning Star Full report N   Southern Bahamas   [None]A bare bones liveaboard, with barebones pricing. The crews are consistently committed to customer service, the atmosphere is... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2009   Andy Kenley
1000+ Dives
 
Blackbeard Cruises/ Morning Star Full report Y   Exumas out of Nassau   Great trip, excellent value for money. It would have been nice if Blackbeard offered to share the arrival flight info so divers c... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2009   Andy Burns
500+ Dives
 
Blackbeard Cruises Full report N   [N/A]   My 18-dive cruise was from 27 Dec to 2 Jan on the Pirate’s Lady. We departed Blackbeard’s dock at about 4 pm on Saturday and did o... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   Lee Fenner
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeard Cruises/ Aquacat Full report Y   Exumas   The Bad: 1) Towels in the cabins are only changed every few days, so it feels as if they are always wet. You get 1 dive deck towe... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2008   EMP
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Full report Y   [N/A]   Captain Red and the crew made this trip is a diver's dream. The boat captain worked very hard all week to put us on the best dive ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   Earnie Wilson
250+ Dives
 
Blackbeards Cruises/ Morning Star Full report N   [N/A]   [None]The "Morning Star" is a 65' sailboat. A Blackbeard cruise is a "seagoing" campout, The accomodations and the food are basic.... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2008   Andy Kenley
500+ Dives
 
blackbeard Full report Y   [N/A]   i had read my chapbooks b4 going on this trip.i had read that it was like camping out at sea.(not far from the truth.i had read th... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2007   bob cottle
250+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's/ Pirate's Lady Full report Y   [N/A]   Second BB trip for me. Third for my partner. My first now that they leave from Grand Bahamas. I (and my 16 person trip I lead) ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2007   Jesse H. Scott
250+ Dives
 
Blackbeard cruises Full report N   Mostly Bimini   We were told it was a little cramped, that might have been an understatment. Wish I would have known the water temp before I left ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
4/2007   Paul Cahase
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Full report Y   [N/A]   The diving was for the most part great. The only bad dive was 1 described as a wall dive. Did not see a wall, nor much of anythi... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Alan Radzun
500+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Full report Y   Grand Bahama/Biminii   This was our second trip with Blackbeard's so there were no surprizes, the only thing that would have made the overall experience ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   Tom & Vonice Hoffman
<100 Dives
 
Blackbeards Full report Y   Bimini & Freeport   This is a tough one as I love Blackbeards, been on four of them so far.Since the boats are now based in Freeport, Bahamas they hav... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   guy johnson
1000+ Dives
 
Blackbeards Full report Y   Bimini & Freeport   This is a tough one as I love Blackbeards, been on four of them so far.Since the boats are now based in Freeport, Bahamas they hav... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   guy johnson
1000+ Dives
 
Blackbeards Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   [None]Excellent shark feed. Fishing anytime the boat moved. At one site the vis was only 20 ft. on an afternoon dive. I almost pas... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2005   Larry
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Cruises/ Sea Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   The Ugly: Crossing the Gulf Stream is an experience I will probably never forget. Seas were rough, it was dark, and I'm no sailor.... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2004   Jim Sanders
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeards Cruises Full report N   Bimini   This was my third cruise with Blackbeards and I have to say, for the $890 US dollars or so, it is the best dive live-aboard deal f... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2005   Lucius "Bud" Foster
250+ Dives
 
BlackBear Cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   This was a disaster trip! Wind, choppy. The scuba compressor on board the boat broke half way through the trip. Shore power could... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Dan Benson
500+ Dives
 
Blackbeard/ Sea Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   Captain and crew were first class. They went out of their way to make the passengers comfortable and to create an enjoyable exper... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
7/2004   David Schwab
250+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Cruises Full report N   [N/A]   Poor service overall. Weather precluded about 1/2 the dives, and boat captain did nothing to appease. Company provided no respon... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
12/2003   Frank
250+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Cruises Full report N   [N/A]   Know what you are getting into here & you won't be disappointed. "Camping at sea" is an apt description. Jolly shipmates, good w... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2004   Eric Frick
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeard's Cruises (Sea Explorer) Full report Y   [N/A]   Blackbeard's is often described as camping at sea and the term is apt, though I was in the bow cabin and, with four racks and only... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   W Patrick Resen
100+ Dives
 
Blackbeards Cruises Full report N   Northern Islands   Blackbeards Cruises serves up a time tested itinerary of decent Caribbean diving interspersed with snorkeling and spearfishin... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
10/2002   Pat Wikstrom
500+ Dives
 
Blackbeards/ Pirates Lady Full report Y   Bimini   These boats are not for anyone who has the slightest problem with seasickness or aspiration pneumonia. The time of year we went ma... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2003   Charles Seder
<100 Dives
 
Blackbeard's cruises Full report Y   [N/A]   This is my 3rd live aboard trip. First the positives: - Enthusiastic crew, have knowledge of the dive sites, and one adavantage o... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2002   Raj Popli
<100 Dives
 
Blackbeard Cruises/Morning Star Full report Y   Bahamas/Bimini/Grand Bahama   If you are used to the comparative luxury of the Peter Hughes and Aggressor Fleet style of relative pampered diving, Blackbeard's ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2002   William Ungerman
500+ Dives
 
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