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Address: PO Box 26364 Christiansted Harbor, Christiansted 00824, St. Croix
Phone Number: +1 340-514-2270
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Description: Private Sailing Adventures for up to six passengers! Prepare yourself for...
Private Sailing Adventures for up to six passengers! 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!
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Fun, Fun, Fun with Captain Dee

Our sail with Captain Dee on the Zulu was one of the highlights of our trip to St. Croix. We are still talking about it. We had two adults and two older children. One of Captain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our sail with Captain Dee on the Zulu was one of the highlights of our trip to St. Croix. We are still talking about it. We had two adults and two older children. One of Captain Dee's first questions after meeting us at the Boardwalk in Christiansted was essentially why did we pick her and what did we want to... More 

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

Great Review and pictures too! It's always fun to sail when the winds and seas are in perfect harmony! Glad you enjoyed taking the helm. As a hobiecat sailor you obviously we're able to understand the slower pace of cruising monahauls. We enjoyed your family and the diving stories. Hope you enjoyed the wonderful wall diving. Thank you for sailing... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of our last adventures on St. Croix was our sunset cruise with Capt Dee and 1st Mate Katie aboard the 36' sailboat Zulu. We had a truly wonderful evening on a quiet night with Capt Dee sharing history of the island, local stories, and lots of laughter. As this was also a farewell to my aunt and uncle, Capt... More 

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

It was an honor to have been part of your Aunt and Uncle's ceremony. They were pioneers and adventure seekers to have come here in the sixties and start a business. Hats off to them! I enjoyed our short time together. Not an easy time but we made light of it and followed your Aunt and Uncles wishes! I know... More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our party of 4 arrived at 4:30 for our 2 hour sunset cruise at the Christiansted boardwalk. We were greeted by Capt. Dee and 1st Mate Tim upon arrival. The 36 foot "Zulu" offered a shaded and comfortable seating area for relaxing and a lower cabin if necessary. Soon after we embarked, Tim offered us some wonderful Zulu punches (i.e.,... More 

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

Thanks Marylanders for joining us for a sail before your participation in the Triatholon! We enjoyed seeing you bike past us On the North Shore Road heading towards the Beast! Rooting for you all the way:) We thank you for writing a great review and hope to see you next year for either the Buck to Buck swim or the... More 

Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We've been going to St. Croix for 10 years. We've done all the sail/snorkel tours. Captain Dee is by far the best! We've gone out with Dee several times, each time was amazing!. If you like personal service, gourmet lunch and snacks, snorkeling where you will see turtles, spotted eagle and sting rays, rare corals, sea fans, and so many... More 

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

Thanks to both of you for sailing and spending some great times together on the North side of the island! Got a Hugh amount of laughs talking about your sailing experiences.. If I ever did write a book it would be about people's experiences learning to sail. It's always great to see you on your annual pilgrimage to de Island... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Booking with Captain Dee is like sailing with an old friend that you haven't met yet! We had the opportunity to sail with Captain Dee three times over several weeks, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The sail, snorkeling, and lunch were terrific and Captain Dee was full of stories and information about St. Croix and the... More 

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

Thank you for rating us with 5 stars! It was our pleasure meeting you and being able to sail with you on 3 separate day sails. We enjoyed the conversation and time spent! Great that you were able to get scuba certified and hopefully next time you can bring your sons down to scuba dive too.. And of course sail... More 

Avondale, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I booked a full day sail to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday and it couldn't have been better! Capt. Dee and John made us feel right at home on the beautifully maintained Zulu. It was great to talk with people who lived on the island and get an insiders perspective on island life. Dee made us a great lunch, complete... More 

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

Thank you so much! It was great meeting you and spending your husband's birthday aboard.. We have been sailing to several spots East in search of Eagle Ray's ... We did see three that live together in Solitude Bay.. Next time will be your eagle ray day:))) The water is warming up for summer and I am even getting in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Great Captain and Host (Capt. Dee), Great 1st Mate and Guide (John), Great snorkeling, Great lunch and, of course, a GREAT day learning how to sail. My wife, daughter and I will definitely do this again!

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

Thank you for writing this 5star review of your full day sailing trip that also included a Discover Sailing lesson. The purpose of the Discover Sailing lesson is to introduce sailing to those that may want to further their education or refresh their skills! You were a wonderful student and with your boating background are a perfect canidates for taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I booked a private sail for my husband's birthday on 3/29/15, and it was a perfect day! We were treated to a beautiful sail once out of the harbor, and Captain Dee gave us a nice history of what we were seeing. We saw turtles and other interesting marine wildlife, and then stopped at a quiet island and snorkeled the... More 

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

It was really great sailing with you and your husband for his birthday. We enjoy special occasions and had a blast celebrating with you! Thanks for sharng your experience and letting others know what a great time your had aboard ZULU... She loves to sail:)) And YES we have awesome mates!! Enjoy your spring and summer and see you next... More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our five-adult group thoroughly enjoyed our six-hour trip with Dee and Katie. We learned a lot about the island as we sailed out to an excellent snorkelling site. Katie gave us an underwater tour as she pointed out various fish and coral. After the tour we were taken to another location, where we were free to roam. When we had... More 

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

Thank you for rating our trip based on the great customer service we offer aboard Zulu. Prior to Trip Advisor reviews ,island guests had to make their activity choices by reading fancy print advertising. Guest testimonials and comments have greatly improved customer service and have become the standard for the savvy traveler to make plans. We are well informed islanders... More 

Calgary
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After checking in with Captain Dee early in the morning on weather conditions we were clear to go. As we left the harbor the water was a little rough but after a brief rain shower the sun shone & it was smooth sailing for the remainder of our trip- just as Captain Dee predicted! Katie was a great guide in... More 

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

Oh my my my ... The pictures came out so nice:) really really like them. Thank you all for sailing with us .. What a great trip we had.. Wondering if you got over to St. John as the weather was spectacular. Also wondered if you happen to see the three juvenile turtles that are hanging out around our mooring... More 

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