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“Best Part of our Vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Blue Excursions

Big Blue Excursions
Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-201-3045
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Charter your Private Power boat or enjoy a Sailing Adventure with us! It's your way every day on Big Blue's 31 foot Grady White "Gypsea Girl" or our 37 foot Tayana sailboat "Papillon". Both Vessels are roomy and comfortable for your private group. We'll help you design the perfect itinerary for your group and create the best day of your vacation!
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Burke, VArginia, USA
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“Best Part of our Vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

I treated my three 20-something year olds with an all-day excursion, and we all agreed the trip with Captain Wilson was the highlight of our vacation. He took us to beautiful snorkeling spots in Saint Thomas and the BVI. We also stopped for lunch at the Pirate's Bight restaurant. Captain Wilson is professional, fun, and knowledgeable. The boat was clean and comfortable. I will take the excursion again next time we visit. Loved it!

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Houma, Louisiana
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“Amazing day!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Captain Wilson showed us some of the best snorkeling sites and some of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. We had an amazing time out on the water. Captain Wilson"s boat is so nice and clean and had great music too, we loved everything about the boat. We took beautiful pictures, saw amazing sights, and had a great lunch. This day was the highlight of our trip. I would highly reccomend Big Blue and Captain Wilson to everyone. Worth every penny!!! You won't regret it. We will definately be back to the USVI and will definately book Big Blue again.

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Annapolis, MD
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“Big Blue saved our vacation to St John”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

For us snorkeling is the main reason to go to the Caribbean. During a recent week on St John we were very disappointed in the snorkeling off the many beaches. Most of the coral is dead. We decided to do a half day powerboat excursion with Capt. Wilson and it was the highlight of our week. The boat is very stable and fast. I'm a heavy guy and the boat was very easy to get in and out of the water. Capt. Wilson is very knowledgeable about the sea-life in each of the areas visited and brought valuable insight. We did a very cool drifting snorkel off an island with a bird sanctuary plus we visited two other beach areas that are hard to reach by land… all in a half-day charter. Everything was at our own pace, a truly great relaxing day. There were sea turtles, angle fish, sea anemones and lots of very cool fish. He even let me drive for a while. He’s very attentive and respectful of the nature. Unlike some other charter's we’ve done in St. Croix and the Bahamas, Capt. Wilson was very flexible about cancelling a subsequent booked trip and refunding the deposit when the weather did not cooperate. The boat is very clean and well maintained. A trip on Big Blue is highly recommended.

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“Great trip to several spots, smooth boat ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

Capt Wilson took us to a few snorkeling spots around St Thomas, & St John, beautiful sites that you would never have seen without a boat. Also went to Foxy's at Jost Van Dyke for lunch. The ride across was quick and smooth, you don't even hardly notice the waves(and they were big that day it was very windy). The twin catamaran was so much better than a sailboat or monohull boat., and Big Blue was clean, with a great stereo system as well. We were chillin to caribbean music while under way. Overall a great day, I would definately recommend it.

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“Best Day on Big Blue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

This is a must do when in the BVI. Captain Wilson was great. Best snorkeling and island hopping. Loved Foxy's and Soggy Dollar. Order the Pain Killers, they are the best. The boat was great and Captain Wilson made the ride as smooth as possible. Will definately book again when we are in the islands.

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