For all of our trips except our 7 am or later departures you may board our boat the night before your trip usually after 8 pm. Boarding is after 8 pm, so that we can allow the previous group time to disembark and so that we can clean and fuel prior to your trip. Please respect this boarding time, so that we can prepare the boat for your trip.
For all of our 7 am or later departures you may board the morning of after 6 am. For these trips, prior night boarding is not available.
Each trip has a specific departure time that is listed on our Trip Schedule. All you need to do to find our departure time is click on the button for the trip that you are interested and a pop-up window will open up with more info about that trip and will list that trips specific departure time. Please note that our departure times are FIRM and we leave promptly at that time whether you are on board or not. We suggest that you and all of your equipment are on board no later than 30 minutes prior to departure.
Many of our trips leave in the middle of the night so that we can travel to the destination while you are sleeping. The first dive usually is between 7-8 am.
Our trips usually return to the dock between 5-7 pm.
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your trip. We offer buffet breakfasts, buffet lunches, sit down served dinners, snacks after each dive and desert on the ride home. We can accommodate your special diet requests. We always have items on board for vegetarian and vegan diets, if you have an allergy, please send an email to Explorerboating@gmail.com with your needs, so that we can be sure to have items to accommodate your dietary concerns.
Please note that we do not have any alcoholic beverages available on board. You are welcome to bring your own, but please bring a small cooler with ice as storage space is limited.
Our Single Day Trips:
When you awake or upon boarding the boat you will find an extensive continental breakfast with fruit, breads, pastries, cold cereal and oatmeal after the first dive we will either be serving a hot breakfast of items like scrambled eggs. breakfast meats, pancakes, hash-brown potatoes and/or other common breakfast items or we will set out a home-made soup or other filling treat to tide you over till lunch after the 2nd or 3rd dive. Lunch is buffet style with many different choices. There is always a salad and a lean meat offered for those that prefer a healthier meal. If you have special dietary need, please let our chef know early in the morning, so that they can prepare a meal suitable to your needs. After the final dive, on the way home we serve a desert, usually freshly baked brownies with ice cream. A great comfort food, to reward yourself after a day of diving and to send you off to our comfy bunk room that offers a pillow and blanket for each passenger for a nap on the way home. Our beverage selection includes a soft drink fountain with a tab for filtered water and our hot drink area has freshly brewed coffee and hot water for tea, and hot cocoa.
Our Multi-Day Trips:
When you awake an extensive continental breakfast with fruit, breads, pastries, cold cereal and oatmeal will be waiting. After the first dive a hot breakfast is served with possibilities to include scrambled eggs. breakfast meats, pancakes, hash-brown potatoes and other common breakfast items. After the 2nd or 3rd dives a buffet lunch is served with ample choices. There is always a salad and a lean meat offered for those that prefer a healthier meal. If you have special dietary needs, please let our chef know early in the morning, so that they can prepare a meal suitable to your needs. Our beverage selection includes a soft drink fountain with a tab for filtered water and our hot drink area has freshly brewed coffee and hot water for tea, and hot cocoa. After the final dive on the first day we have a BBQ Tri-Tip Dinner or other hearty meal followed by a home-made dessert. You shouldn't go hungry on our trips.
Scuba Tank Air Fills are included in your trip price. Our compressor fills up to 3500 psi, so your high pressure tanks are welcome. Please make sure that your tank is in current hydro and visual inspection.