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“Excellent Experience, Great Value, A Must While Visiting Tortola” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aristocat Charters

Aristocat Charters
Sopers Hole, Road Town Vg1110, Tortola
1-284-499-1249
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Owner description: ARISTOCAT CHARTERS is listed on 'TRIP ADVISOR' as the NUMBER 1 day charter company in Tortola,why don't you come and find out why! The friendliest and best day sail trip in the BVI, offering a FULL DAY sail, 9.30am-5.00pm, (or timings to match your cruise ship schedule)on 48ft sailing catamarans to beautiful Jost van Dyke or to the Norman Island area to enjoy some of the best snorkelling the islands have to offer. On all our day sails we make a MINIMUM of 3 stops at different locations to swim and snorkel on some great reefs, in the clearest water in the Caribbean. Help yourself to the open bar and enjoy the extensive buffet lunch, freshly prepared and served on board. Now you are here, check out the comments below . . . . .
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Warwickshire
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“Excellent Experience, Great Value, A Must While Visiting Tortola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

We have visited the beautiful Island of Tortola four times and each visit we have to take a trip on Aristocat. The brilliant Capt Steve and First Mate Gilbo are excellent hosts and pretty good at sailing too! No seriously everything about the Aristocat Day Sail is perfect. Seemless effort and we are out of Sopers Hole and the sails are up with the engine off - we are sailing! Even for the none sailors Aristocat is smooth and comfortable. The views are idylic and plentiful and then we get to our first stop.

Steve is great at advising where best to go and what to look out for whilst snorkling. There is plenty of time to explore at each stop you never feel rushed. With each trip wherever you go you get a minimum of 3 stops each one is amazing!

Back to basics this Day Sail is great value as the drinks are plentiful whether you want sodas or beer there are lots to choose from. And the Rum Punch is delicious - you must try it! I know others have mentioned it but the food is fabulous, delicious, freshly made make sure you go back for seconds. The whole experience is amazing a must for any trip to Tortola as each trip is different.

Lastly the entertainment on board is fun, music varied and easy to listen to, Steve is great with lots of stories to tell and finally very patriotic as returning to Sopers Hole 'Rule Britannia' is played it just completes a very special day.

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English first
Oneonta, NY
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Aristocat is a special experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

Great captain and crew, great service, the best lunch on a daysail, made fresh. So relaxing and fun! For everyone from the experienced to the beginner. Snorkeling was super - turtles, rays, squid, angel fish, barracuda, trunkfish, black durgon and more. You will feel taken care of and catered to! Nice, casual atmosphere. Extremely reasonably priced. Captain is very competent in his sailing skills so your safety is always assured. We have been many times - the most recent in March of 2010 - and hope to go many times more. Lucy and Joe

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New
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“We couldn't imagine returning to Tortola without returning to Aristocat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

Steve and Gilbo offer an extraordinary day of sailing and fine hospitality. They are eager to please from the moment you board, till the moment you leave. There is no request too large or too small. The boat is fabulous, the food delicious and the amenities perfect. It is a great trip for everyone - families, couples, singles. There is something for everyone on this fabulous day charter. It is the highlight of every trp to Tortola and we always look forwad to returning. We have been on many charters on many islands and this is by far our favorite. Laid back, fun and beautiful.

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Winnipeg
1 review
“An extremely well run charter, where fun, food and fabulous hosts are combined in one.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010

Captain Steve and Gilbo are terrific hosts who along with their saucy British humour, make a day sail and snorkelling adventure a memorable event, great for the whole family.Great food prepared on board, well stocked bar, and the constant bantering amoung freinds made a terrific day for us. So good we had to do it all again the next week. And again it was terrific. Cheers to you Captain Steve!

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Richmond, Virginia
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“Best Day on the Water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

This was the best hospitality that I have ever experienced on a boat tour. Capt. Steve and his mate made everyone feel at ease, even first-timers, sailed the boat well, knew the area's waters and were super hosts. The beverages and food were very good and plentiful. This is a great deal and a wonderful experience.

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