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Scubadu

Americian Yacht Harbor | Red Hook, 00802, St. Thomas
340-643-5155
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Ranked #86 of 179 activities in St. Thomas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Boat Tours
Owner description: Scubadu is a luxurious 40 foot sailing catamaran available for private day, sunset, and dinner cruises with a maximum of 12 guests. Experience the... more » Owner description: Scubadu is a luxurious 40 foot sailing catamaran available for private day, sunset, and dinner cruises with a maximum of 12 guests. Experience the beautiful waters and beaches of St John and St Thomas while enjoying our large, shaded cockpit and over-sized trampolines. Captain Joe is a gourmet chef with 30 years of restaurant experience and is a 100 ton Masters Coast Guard Liscenced captain with 15 years of sailing experience in the Virgin Islands. « less
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Wichita, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had 4 adults aboard and things were fun right from the start. Captain Joe picked us up right on the beach in front of our hotel and we set sail for St John at our leisure. The first mate was a sweet and competent sailor, Joe gave us the full rundown and was very helpful answering questions about the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When we met captain Joe he immediately seemed to be annoyed we were there. We are an easy going fun couple so we started making conversation with him hoping he would break out of his shell and relax, but it only got worse. He had a negative, sarcastic response to everything we said. One example is that we mentioned we... More

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Joe M, Owner at Scubadu, responded to this review

We found this couples forward nature and use of foul language immediately to be offensive. Their pushy nature seemed inappropriate from the start. In an effort to provide a welcome start to the day, we always brief our guests on safety features, housekeeping suggestions, and trip details. This couple was simply not attentive and would not listen. Finally, out of... More

Murrells Inlet, SC
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

everything was great except the grumpy captain who seems to have grown tired of people being on his boat. The mate was great, the food was really good, snorkeling was lame other than seeing tarpon.... In dry clothes i got freaking yelled at for reaching in the cooler to get a beer just inside the boat. "who do think you... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our second trip out with Joe. I can say without any reservation that the day we spent on Scubadu was the best day of each of our vacations! Joe is a wonderful captain, obviously a very knowledgeable and experienced sailor. He has great stories and a wonderful sense of humor! And the man is an expert chef on... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our third time sailing with Scubadu so it is obvious we love the boat, the captain and the whole experience. In addition to a beautiful sail the food prepared by Joe is excellent. Hope to enjoy our 4th sail and dinner next year!

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Pleasantville, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Captain Joe and mates Mary and Allison made our experience on this spit and polished, spankin clean lovely cat a dream sail of a lifetime. Our family of five got to share this amazing time on beautiful turquoise water, seeing a myriad of colors of fish on coral reefs when snorkeling, eating gourmet food prepared by Joe,( as good a... More

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Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Captain Joe and First Mate Mary were skilled and entertaining. The cat was excellent.Joe took us to a very tranquil bay where we enjoyed an exquisite dinner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We chartered the sailboat Scubadu for a full day sail and snorkling trip while we were staying on St. John. Joe Mellen, the captain and owner, Mary (first mate), and Phil (captain in training), were all very gracious and made a trip a real pleasure. The pick-up at the National Park dock seemed like rush hour in the city, but... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Captain Joe and Allison met my family and I (4 people) right at the St. John marina and took us on a sail to die for. Equipped with lunch, every hot sauce on the planet and cocktails, it was a day straight out of paradise. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were staying in St. John and wanted to charter a sailboat for one day. I looked a lot of options and spoke to several places, and decided on Scubadu based on my conversation with the captain and the reviews I had heard. Very glad we went with Scubadu because we had a blast. Got to snorkel some really cool... More

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