This schooner measures greater than 100 feet and offers amazing, customizable liveaboard tours around the Bahamas all throughout the year. Between April and November guests can explore the turquoise warm waters that the Bahamas is known for, while in the fall the vessel heads towards the wrecks and in the winter the boat makes its way to the Virgin Islands.
The Juliet is a 3-masted vessel that in 1974 originally served as a freight boat. She has since been redesigned to serve as a diving boat and this transition occurred in 2003. The redesign ensured that the Juliet schooner offers the utmost in comfort, safety and stability and now accommodates up to 12 guests across the 6 cabins.
In terms of social spaces, the Juliet does not disappoint. There is a main saloon with TV, DVD library, entertainment system and Sirius Radio. There is also a large sundeck where guests can lounge around and enjoy the beautiful sea views, or opt to have their dinner served outdoors to enjoy alfresco dining.
There is plenty of space for diving equipment on board the Juliet, with 12 individual tank refill stations and private equipment holds for reach diver. There is also a hot fresh water shower for use after diving.
The 5 crew members on board the Juliet are experienced, friendly and welcoming people with an aim to please. There is a dive instructor as well as a marine educator to add value to each dive, and there is always much excitement when the marine educator creates the fish scavenger hunts for divers to identify as many fish species as possible. The crew also consists of a captain, an engineer/first mate and a cook.
The meals on board the Juliet are certainly worth writing home about, with home-cooked meals served daily in a buffet style. Prepared snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks are available throughout the day and alcoholic beverages are included in the trip price. Allergies and specific dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
Not only will the Juliet’s crew cater to your every need, but guests can rest assured knowing they are in some of the best hands in the industry. The Captain is certified as a US Coast Guard master, having undergone rigorous testing and training to ensure his knowledge is top notch and his attention to safety is exceptional. The Captains are also free divers and scuba divers, joining in the fun and interacting with guests to ensure the family feel of the Juliet is maintained.
The passionate dive masters and marine biologists on board are always willing to assist with dive training and education, and this is a unique and highly valuable added bonus that the Juliet offers. Guests are sure to depart the vessel knowing more than ever about sharks, lionfish, corals and dolphins and having a greater appreciation for our underwater world.