Turks & Caicos Explorer II Trip

Benefiting TURKS & CAICOS REEF FUND INC

Donate $25 and get a chance for a trip for two on the Turks & Caicos Explorer II.  Only 500 chances will be sold. A $5,000 value.

A beautiful and luxurious Turks and Caicos liveaboard dive boat, the Turks & Caicos Explorer II, was designed to be a luxury yacht/charter dive boat.  Designed from the ground up in 1995, she was purchased by Explorer Ventures and put into operation in the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2005.  Equipped with Naiad stabilizers and a heavy keel, she serves as well as a Turks & Caicos liveaboard and does well on longer, open-water excursions to the Silver Bank, 80 miles north of the the Dominican Republic.

The luxury vessel carries up to 20 passengers and 8 crew. All staterooms throughout the vessel have port lights or windows, individually-controlled air-conditioning, and private ensuite bathrooms.

A comfortable full-width salon, located forward of the spacious dive deck, provides seating for all guests at once, a wet bar, and an entertainment area with DVD and CD stereo. The boat deck, one level up, has ample room for sunning and relaxing; the flybridge includes a wet bar, and comfortable seating for up to 15. 

All funds raised will support the environmental advocacy and protection work of the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund, the only active environmental advocacy organization in the TCI.  Founded in 2010, the TCRF has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining an extensive network of moorings throughout the TCI for dive and snorkel boats, in lobbying against the creation of a captive dolphin facility on Grand Turk, in establishing a new coral nursery for critically endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals, and many other activities.  At least 85% of all funds raised go into the various projects that the TCRF undertakes.

Trip Terms & Conditions:

This certificate is valid for an 8 day/7 night liveaboard dive package for 2 aboard the Turks & Caicos Explorer II in Turks & Caicos. Package includes accommodations for 2 (lower deck/double occupancy), meals and diving; travel must be completed by August 30, 2018. Taxes, gratuities, transfers, airfare, fuel surcharge, rental equipment, park fees, hotel stay, tours, crew gratuities, one meal ashore and onboard charges are not included. This certificate is nontransferable. Availability confirmed 30 days prior to trip date. Based on double occupancy. Does not count toward 6th trip credit. Unused value does not carry over. Not redeemable for cash. Void if not signed by an Explorer Ventures representative upon issuance.  Drawing will occur on September 1, 2017.