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Private Full Day Sail/ Snorkel Experience USVI (Sapphire Marina, STT pick up) provided by Sailing The Cosmos Charters

Private Full Day Sail/ Snorkel Experience USVI (Sapphire Marina, STT pick up)

Private Full Day Sail/ Snorkel Experience USVI (Sapphire Marina, STT pick up)
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
This is a private personal sailing experience for up to six guest. Avoid the crowds and choose how you want to spend the best day of your vacation. Whether you want to sail all day or find a nice anchorage to relax and swim, we're happy to show you the best the Virgin Islands have to offer! Leave all the sailing up to us or have Captain Rob help customize your perfect trip!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 130007P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Homemade lunch personally prepared by Deb
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of flotation water toys
  • Fresh water shower rinse
  • Easy access for boarding and disembarking (dock slip)
Exclusions
  • Towels
  • Crew Gratuity (industry standard (15- 20% of trip )
  • Sunblock ( NO SPRAYS, or OILS) please. Look for reef safe products if possible.
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Sapphire Beach, Smith Bay, St Thomas 00801, USVI We are conviently located at Sapphire Marina on the North docks slip N20
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Swim ladder rated max capacity 260 lbs
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Homemade lunch personally prepared by Deb
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of flotation water toys
  • Fresh water shower rinse
  • Easy access for boarding and disembarking (dock slip)
Exclusions
  • Towels
  • Crew Gratuity (industry standard (15- 20% of trip )
  • Sunblock ( NO SPRAYS, or OILS) please. Look for reef safe products if possible.
Departure details
  • Sapphire Beach, Smith Bay, St Thomas 00801, USVI We are conviently located at Sapphire Marina on the North docks slip N20
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Swim ladder rated max capacity 260 lbs
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
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Christian E
Santa Barbara, CA67 contributions
Jul 2021
My wife and I had an amazing time during our full-day private charter on Cosmos. Rob took us around to the top snorkeling spots on St. John, and Greater St. James. We had a blast. The team was very communicative beforehand and are overall, very knowledgable about the islands, weather, and sailing (of course!).

During the day, we were able to see some amazing wildlife and the boat was super fun to be on. The crew also serves lunch and drinks, We would recommend bringing (or buying) a long-sleeve SPF shirt, hat, and cream sunscreen to best enjoy your trip on the Cosmos.
Written July 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks SO much for the nice review. It was a pleasure having you both on Cosmos. We hope to sail with you again next time you visit~Deb and Rob
Written July 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darcy F
Medicine Hat, Canada4 contributions
I recently hired Deb and Rob for a 3 hour sailing and snorkeling tour near St. John. Being on their boat was an experience in itself. The sailing aspect was very relaxingTheir boat is in perfect condition and is very well maintained. They are amazing hosts as well. Rob was also very knowledgeable on the area so he knew the perfect spot for snorkeling for the day given the conditions. Saw lots of neat fish, sting ray and beautiful coral.

In my opinion this was a much better alternative to what cruise ships offer and a much better value. There was only one other couple on board besides us so much better experience than being crowded on a catamaran. I would definitely use them again!
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea Maitland
10 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
My husband and I sailed with Deb and Rob yesterday on a private half day sail and snorkel. What a treat! Rob and Deb live on their beautiful sail boat and it was so lovely to be welcomed aboard their home and enjoy the morning.

The weather towards St. John was too rainy so we sailed to Great St James (where the weather was paradise!) and snorkeled at Christmas Cove. The sail to Christmas Cove was stunning. The water was so blue. We sat on the front of the sailboat on the comfy seats and just enjoyed the breeze and views! We snorkeled the coral reef and saw tons of fish, squid, beautiful coral and stingrays!

Deb and Rob are amazing and accommodating. They are very easy going. From booking and planning the trip to the day of, everything was simple, communicated, clear, and effortless. We were even able to change our sail from a group sail to a private sail at the last minute for COVID safety.

I wouldn’t hesitate to sail The Cosmos again but next time will do a full day because I was sad when it ended! This is a must do when in St Thomas!
Written December 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow Andrea thanks so much for the thoughtful review!! It was a pleasure having you both on board. We really hope to see you again in the near future:) ~Deb and Rob
Written January 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Seaturtle
5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Our crew (2 adults, 3 kids) had a wonderful day sailing with Captain Rob and First Mate Deb. We saw so many colorful fish and even got to swim with turtles! Lunch was really good crab cakes and salad made by Deb. We also had a great time relaxing on the deck and watching the waves roll by. Pick up and drop off was easy and convenient. The wind gave out during the second half of our journey, so we had to use the motor . Highly recommend!
Written December 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jaime M.
Hurricane, WV4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Captain Rob and Deb were wonderful hosts for our full day private charter. They are so kind and accommodating. We have a VERY picky 7yo who was ecstatic to be able to snorkel with sea turtles and sting rays. She gives Sailing the Cosmos "two thumbs up", and so do we! 👍👍
Written July 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure having your family aboard :) Hope to see you again next time you visit!!
Written July 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PattiLT
Cherry Hill, NJ13 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Believe the 5 star reviews! This excursion is wonderful. Captain Ron and Deb were so welcoming, helpful, interesting and engaging. Loved the beaches we snorkeled at - some of the best I’ve seen. My husband doesn’t snorkel so he lounged on the boat and talked fishing with the captain. Deb prepared a delicious lunch for us. Easily my best day in the VI. If you’re considering a sail with them I highly recommend it!
Written January 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the wonderful review Patti. We really enjoyed our afternoon sailing with you and Mike! Happy to hear it was the best day of your vacation:) We hope to sail with you again. Maybe you can visit again when your daughter comes down. Take care~Deb and Rob
Written January 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shane O
2 contributions
Aug 2020
My husband and I spent an incredible day aboard the Cosmos with Deb and Rob! We were a little nervous getting back into snorkeling, but they gave us great instruction and helped us into and out of the water. Christmas Cove was a spectacular location to snorkel first. Then we sailed to another cove on St. John and Deb prepared some delicious crab cakes and salad for lunch. We snorkeled more after lunch. My husband spotted a sea turtle and ray, but I didn't see any. So after climbing back aboard Rob was determined to show me a turtle. He ran me back out on the dinghy and we spotted one right away. I jumped in and got to hang out with the cute little guy and even swam with him!

It was an amazing day with enjoyable conversation, beautiful views, and plenty of wine! We would definitely Sail the Cosmos again!
Written August 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DeborahA2727
Thanks for the wonderful review!! It was a pleasure having you two aboard Cosmos for the day :) Hope to see you again next time you visit!!
Written August 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

adipall
1 contribution
Rob and Deb were professionals. From planning all the way up to the day of, they were friendly, and extremely flexible. For example, they added only a very modest surcharge to pick us up from St John instead of their normal St Thomas location. In regards to the COVID situation, they were cautious. They have detailed knowledge of the whole eastern Caribbean. They have great snorkel spots, and Deb’s crab cakes are the best we’ve ever had! The beautiful sailboat is in great condition!
Written November 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KYADTO
Lexington, KY180 contributions
May 2021
An absolute fantastic day of sailing with Rob and Deb on the Cosmos. Deb was wonderful and efficient in the booking and followup to have everything planned and worry free. We were served a gourmet lunch with Lumpo Crab cakes and fresh salad. Rob was great to chat with and historian of the USVI. Ive booked many sailboat cruises from Barbados, S Florida, Cayman Island, SF Bay, etc. This was the best one. Such great people to hang with for the day. Hope to Sail again soon. Could not imagine a better sailing trip out of St Thomas.

Perhaps an invite to make the trip South in August?? :))
Written May 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DeborahA2727
Wow what a nice review!! Thanks so much. Rob and I truly enjoyed our day with you two!! Hope to see you again soon~Deb and Rob
Written May 23, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Teri
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a wonderful time with Captain Rob and Deb. We all like sailing, the peacefulness and quietness of it. We did two snorkels off the boat at places Rob chose with our input. Super great. Ded made a fantastic lunch of crab cakes. It was so nice to just have our family and them on the boat. Made it special. Would highly recommend for a memorable Virgin Islands experience.
Written August 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your family time relaxing on Cosmos. It really is nice to unplug and truly take in the amazing playground we have here. We greatly appreciate the nice review! Thank you! We hope to see you again~ Deb and Rob
Written August 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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K5685YPryano
K5685YPryano
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Excellent
We did a half day sail and snorkel and a sunset sail with Rob and Deb on the Cosmos Mariner. Great boat & great pe
AnnieErbs
AnnieErbs
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Unforgettable! Highly recommend
10/10 recommended! We did a sunset cruise and it was just beautiful and perfect and very reasonably priced. Deb and
101CaribbeanTraveler
101CaribbeanTraveler
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Snorkeling Adventure
We had a beautiful afternoon on the Cosmos Mariner. The water and fish were outstanding. We saw Eagle Rays, squid
jessowen81
jessowen81
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A perfect day!
The boat is marvelous. The kids (and adults too!) loved learning about and experiencing how a real sail boat operat
980cristinau
980cristinau
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Great time overall, small glitch at the end
We enjoyed the sail and the snorkeling to the fullest, the hosts proved to be knowledgeable and professional, and w
chicago_gal2008
chicago_gal2008
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Great snorkeling and sailing trip.
Amazing hosts. Very knowledgeable about the area. Had a great time. Beautiful sailboat with a lovely couple.
kimberlyhN1065YO
kimberlyhN1065YO
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Wonderful day
My family of four took a snorkeling trip. My children, 8 and 11, loved it! A beautiful day and memory. The highl
landers6885
landers6885
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Fun afternoon snorkeling
We had a fun time on our afternoon sail and snorkel with Rob and Deb. They took good care of everyone aboard and t
GRoginson
GRoginson
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Loved this sailing trip!
We loved this sailing and snorkeling trip! Perfect for a family of four - great captains, great company amd beauti
ChiTrvl
ChiTrvl
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Awesome cruise in STT!
An awesome cruise aboard the Cosmos! Rob and Deb were fantastic. The boat was perfect for our group of four. We
Getaway253959
Getaway253959
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Deb and CPT Rob were amazing! Even despite few little rain showers they worked so hard to make our day special! Thanks!!
Deb and CPT Rob were amazing. They communicated throughout and up until our Sailing and Snorkeling adventure! They
Meghan K
Meghan K
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Must do in St. Thomas!
This was one of the highlights of our trip! Small group setting and the hosts are super friendly and knowledgabl
723allysonw
723allysonw
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Wonderful day of sailing and snorkeling
This was an awesome day of sailing! We loved that their were only 6 guests. It made it feel so much more personal!
doublegg
doublegg
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Had a great time and saw humpback whales
Incredible that there are 181 reviews and every one of them is "Excellent". Well make this 182 Excellents. First
CDR1266
CDR1266
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Awesome experience!
This was SUCH a great outing. Two hours of absolutely beautiful views and delish drinks! Deb was so wonderful- chec
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