The Turks and Caicos Explorer II is a 124ft ship that provides the best platform for whale watching and swimming with whales on the Silver Bank of Dominican Republic. You’ll anchor near the reef and venture out in one of two tenders to share your days with the humpbacks.
Enjoy your meals in the air-conditioned salon with ocean views, share happy hours on the sundeck, green-flash sunsets, and starlit nights. Guests stay in double occupancy “outside cabins” with picture windows or large portholes, carpet, and blinds. They all have private bathroom and shower, and individually controlled air-conditioning systems.
Our two tenders are the keys to your intimate whale encounters and the best platforms for topside photography available on the Silver Bank. The 25-ft long fiberglass tenders are equipped with twin, fuel-efficient four stroke engines. These permit us to quietly approach whales for soft in-water encounters with virtually no exhaust fumes and to double our traveling range to reach the best areas on the Silver Bank.
Each tender carries nine guests with plenty of bench space for your comfort, bow storage to protect your camera gear, individual foot storage for your wet gear, Bimini tops to protect you from the sun, heavy duty boarding ladders, first aid kits, VHF radios, GPS navigation, and plenty of snacks and beverages to hydrate and energize you throughout the day.