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Bilinda Charters

PO Box 26364 Christiansted Harbor, Christiansted 00824, St. Croix
340 514-2270
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Ranked #1 of 25 Activities in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Water sports
Owner description: Private Sailing Adventures! Prepare yourself for an exhilarating day on the Caribbean Sea in the East End Marine Park Sanctuary. Our 36 ft. sailing... more » Owner description: Private Sailing Adventures! Prepare yourself for an exhilarating day on the Caribbean Sea in the East End Marine Park Sanctuary. Our 36 ft. sailing sloop has a large shaded cockpit, a clean marine bathroom, and a well-outfitted galley. There’s also a custom-built swim platform with a deep ladder so that you can easily get in and out of the water. Sail as much or as little as you like, and even take the helm yourself or just relax and unwind. We’ll swim with tarpons, and snorkel the barrier reef where we’ll guide you to the very best coral reef habitats. This sailing excursion is perfect for couples, families, a group of friends, or small company outings. You’ll love the experience of chartering a sailboat and it will undoubtedly be the best part of your vacation on St. Croix! « less
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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Last year at this time, my wife and I went to St Croix for our anniversary of 16 years. Being avid divers and sharing a love of sailing, we heard about Capt Dee and ended up spending a wonderful day with her and Cole on her boat, just touring the waters around St Croix. Capt Dee had a nice luncheon... More

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Ballwin, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our family sailed with Bilinda Charters in mid-July. Our children were 15, 13, and 4; none of them had snorkeled, but Dee and Cole had them ready to go with a brief but thorough lesson. The four year old wasn't interested and "Grandma Dee" offered to stay back with him - he is a talker, but she assured us they'd... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

Yes.. Our tenth season is about over as we will be taking a short vacation and preparing the boat with upgrades and well deserved cosmetic work. Our first charter starts the last week of October. Looking forward to a little R&R .... Summer was just jam packed with great charters with families like yourselves bringing the kids down for summer... More

Yonkers, New York
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My 30th bday began with a beautiful day on St. Croix. We had an early morning pick up. We were dropped off a bit early on the boardwalk dock. However, this was like an added bonus as we got to enjoy the turqouise sea view and morning hussle of locals getting ready for the busy day of tourists. Captain Dee... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to spend time sailing with you on your Birthday! Your husband requested something lemony and I love to make key lime pies:))) so very thoughtful of your husband to book a birthday trip for you. On St. Croix we love any chance we can get to have fun and party:) thanks for joining us and bring... More

Deltaville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I have lots of crewing experience and we're looking forward to a pleasant sailing day (most days are). Shortly after getting under way, My husband was at the helm tacking through the channel out. Lot of conversation and great sailing. Dee has a new fist mate - Katie, who helped with the grinding. After some sailing (... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a nice review for us! It was wonderful sailing with sailors. I enjoyed sharing St. Croix fun facts with you as I know you have visited the other Virgin Islands but never St. Croix. We are set a few miles to the south of our sister islands and have a uniqueness about us including a... More

Hockessin, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Our family wouldn't miss an opportunity to sail with Capt. Dee. She is an amazing sailor, an awesome cook, warm, friendly and lots of fun to be with! Capt. Dee knows all the best snorkeling areas and so many interesting facts and stories about life on St. Croix. You won't feel like just any tourist, because she will customize your... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your sailing adventure with us! It is always great from you when you decide to bring the family to St. Croix for the summer. I can't imagine a St. Croix summer without your visit. After all you are almost locals at this point:) I think it's great the collaboration your school and students... More

Grinnell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were on St. Croix last month for the third time in as many years and once again, we spent two full days sailing and snorkeling with Captain Dee on Zulu. As before, we confirmed our dates with Dee prior to making airline and hotel reservations because we can’t imagine traveling there only to find out that she’s fully booked... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

Wow.. You certainly gave us rave reviews and put smiles on our faces. Our business is the hospitality business and we aim to give our treasured guests the best possible experience based on our knowledge of the island. I can remember when I first came to St. Croix on vacation and what made me decide to come back here to... More

Bear, Delaware
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our 3rd trip to St. Croix as a family and we always make a point to spend some time with Capt. Dee. She is amazingly knowledgeable about the island and a very experienced sailor. We are always very comfortable and well taken care of during our trips with her. The snorkeling is well guided and the snacks for... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for supporting our small sailing business in so many ways! You always bring such positive energy to St. Croix when you visit. So great that your Mom is collaborating with her art students and working with a local teacher exchanging artist ideas and projects. I enjoyed sailing with you but our beach time was extra special. I didn't... More

Highland Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My mom, my sister and I sailed with Captain Dee and Cole. The sail and snorkel trip were the highlight of our trip to St. Croix. The snorkeling, the food and the conversation were all terrific! Initially we were headed for Tortola (BVI) but after loosing one of our pass ports while enroute we did a redo and ended up... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

Wow.. Thank you for writing the review! I will always remember the Go Pro girls!!! We hope that that mistake of losing your passport and being diverted to St. Croix makes you all want to come for another visit! It was my pleasure helping you find a good place to give all the art supplies. You made a lot of... More

Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Took my three older kids and granddaughter. Cole the first mate was so patient and took the time to explain everything. He pulled my 3 year old grandbaby around on the horseshoe floaty while we snorkeled. The lunch was great and Captain Dee is very experienced sailor.

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your whole family out with us! It was fun meeting your little granddaughter who did exceptionally well considering her age! People always ask how old should a child should be to come sailing with us. My traditional response is based on how well a child can sit and be in the cockpit for an extended period... More

Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I booked a 4 hour sail and snorkel trip with Captain Dee. The boat is comfortable, safe and well maintained. Her knowledge of the area after 20 + years including time as a teacher of environmental studies is complete. Her pleasant companionship as she expertly sailed to and from our destination was enjoyable. The snorkel equipment was... More

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Dee O, Owner at Bilinda Charters, responded to this review

It was my pleasure meeting you and sailing with you. Thank you for such an insightful review of our sailing adventure. I particularly like kind, good and friendly service when I get to go off island on vacation. I think you hit the nail on the head when you described our way of approaching business. We want everyone to feel... More

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