The Avalon is a sixty-five foot ketch rigged sailboat that was built with a shallow draft to allow us to enjoy live aboard sailing, diving and exploratory charters throughout the Bahamas. Topside is equipped with cushioned seating inside the horseshoe, and a nice chaise lounge that seats three. Plenty of deck space toward the bow allows for sun tanning or relaxing in between dives. We also have floating mattresses on board if you prefer to do your lounging in the water. And after a nice dive, swim or snorkel, there is a fresh hot and cold-water rinse topside.
Below decks, the main salon comfortably seats twelve with audiovisual entertainment. We have six cabins with en suite sinks. Five of our cabins have double bunks that can be made into a double with a single upper bunk, and we have one cabin that has two single bunks. Avalon is equipped with two push-flush heads and two hot-water showers. All living quarters are air-conditioned.
Try your hand at deep-sea fishing, spear fishing, or halyard swinging as we have all these things available on board along with diving cylinders. Please Call the office for details on pricing. The Avalon is your hotel, restaurant and taxi on water. All accommodations, meals and beverages including soda, lemonade, beer, wine, rum and vodka (and of course an icemaker and a blender for mixing up fun drinks!) are included in the price of the trip. $60 Bahamian port fees and tips for the crew are not included. As the live aboard industry is a service industry, we suggest 15-20% of the regular trip price depending on your satisfaction during the trip. Once again please Contact Us for more information on pricing.
The Avolon's Technical Specifications and Features
Meals Aboard the Avalon
If you have any allergies or special requests for food or drink, our cook is happy to work with you as long as we are notified well in advance. If we know ahead of time, we can make sure we supply in the U.S. where there are lots of options for people who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc. as opposed to the Bahamas where options are limited. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please do not hesitate to Contact Our Office and we will put you in touch with our cook.
Sample Menu Items Aboard The Avalon
As a lighter side option, salads are served with almost every meal.
As a lighter side option, salads are served with almost every meal. Homemade bread is often served with dinner as well.
Some fresh catches that our cook loves to play with if you can round them up are lobster (season is August 1st - March 31st), crab, conch, tuna, Mahi Mahi, snapper, grouper and lionfish. These delicious catches allow our cook to whip up some local Bahamian dishes such as ceviche, sushi, sesame-seared tuna, lobster tails, lobster bisque, conch salad, cracked conch, conch chowder, fried fish fingers, etc. You catch it, we'll cook it!