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The BEST DayCharter provider in the BVI! Come as Guests, Leave as Friends is our motto and we know you will feel the same after a day at sea with Captain Joe or any of our other crew:)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Harbour View Marina | East End, Tortola
+1 284-346-2812
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be on the PRIME TIME Yacht. It was very elegant. Captain Joe had an excellent crew that CATERED to everything that we needed. If you are travelling with young kids this is the place to go for the official on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyndon T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg Captain Joe is the best tour guide ever! Me and my husband got the most amazing tour of all the islands went snorkeling in caves this seriously was the best romantic vacation we ever took and Capt joe not only so knowledgeable and fun...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I booked a trip with Capt Joe during our stop in Tortola on the Disney Fantasy. Joe was great getting back to me quickly via phone as his website is still being updated,that being said he personally could not take us out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out with Captain Malcolm and loved every minute of it! This was a highlight of our trip! I definitely recommend Patouche Charters and Captain Malcolm for future charters. Make sure you hit Jost Van Dyke. So beautiful and fun! Thanks for making our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family chose this tour company based on all the reviews here on Tripadvisor. I thought this was going to be the best day out on the water. Unfortunately I was wrong. I booked the tour with the owner Joe, however he set us up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Joe S, Owner at Patouche Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tiffanie I am sorry that you were disappointed with your charter while you were in the BVI. After talking with you on the phone(thank you for reaching out) I did speak with Captain Jaimie about your concerns and accusations. As I mentioned to you on...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018

Patouche Charters connected us to a fantastic boat captain "Captain D" (Devon) who took us to some incredible snorkeling areas! Our October trip had some very choppy waters and rain on and off again, so he gave us some options. Since we had two children...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Selena S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I shared an experience of a lifetime with my brother's family and my own. We chose a bareboat catamaran through Captain Joe Standish (Patouche Charters) after a mutual friend highly recommended him and his services. First, I have been in the Hospitality (hotels/resorts) industry for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Joe S, Owner at Patouche Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank You Thank You Thank You! You are way too kind, this charter being my first "post Irma" I could not have asked for a finer group of passengers. I tell myself all the time how lucky I am to be able to share "my...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

We recently returned from our "best vacation ever" sailing through the BVI. Patouche Charters and Captain Joe made our experience one we will never forget. Having been in the BVI for many years, he knows all about the history and interesting details about all of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Joe S, Owner at Patouche Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thanks so much, you guys were great absolutely my pleasure taking y'all out and helping "continue" Jimmys 50th bday!

Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

I have taken it’s of charts in USVI and BVI. Joe is the best hands down. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Flexible. He is simply the best. If he is available, use him

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

I'm so thankful the shore excursion for The Baths at Virgin Gorda was sold out on my Disney Cruise, because if it hadn't been, then I never would have found Capt. Joe at Patouche Charters. After reading the reviews from cruise passengers pertaining to their...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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April 28, 2017|
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Response from tarhealer | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry - I can't really answer this question. We took Patouche for a day trip and it was amazing. I know he does private overnight charters, too. You would have to contact him directly.
March 14, 2017|
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Response from joemurph555 | Reviewed this property |
Picked us up at terminal or actually just outside it
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Jensen Beach, Florida
Snorkeling - Day trip - Patouche (2 Replies)
If you are looking for a great day/half day snorkeling and Island hoping, we would strongly recommend 'Patouche Charters". It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I agreed to go snorkeling from anything other than a catamaran with an oversized stairway into the water, due to my handicap. Joe, the owner and captain, you really did make my day with your thoughtfulness and able assistance in getting me back on board, as well as giving a really in depth commentary on the local habitat...More
August 20, 2006|
Response fromSnowWhiteNYC|
My DH and I would second that. Just back off the Legend and our day with Joe and Julie. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
Tim H
Columbus, Ohio
Cruise ship visit, The Baths Excursion, who to use? (10 Replies)
Long story short: The wife and I visited St. Thomas a few years ago and use Breakaway tours to do a "booze cruise". One of the stops was The Baths, which were amazing. We are taking an NCL cruise, the Epic, stopping at Tortola April 2018. We are bringing our 14 year old daughter to check out The Baths. I have researched a few options, but haven't found anything I like. -Ocean Magic (seemed awfully expensive) -Patouche Charters (mixed reviews) -Aristocat Charters (no reply) Are...More
April 06, 2017|
Response fromBluewater_464|
Taking the ferry on your own is very easy and you'll find detailed help on the Tortola forum on cruisecritic. Many take the ship excursion because their ferry arrives a little before the public ferry. But not a big benefit for the added cost. Patouche is excellent, I've seen some negative reviews from folks who had a communication issue or just didn't do any research. The vast majority are very happy with Joe's excursions. The Aristocat Charters daysail is also excellent. Ocean magic with...More
Patouche Charters? (1 Replies)
I've tried emailing Patouche twice in the last few weeks about a trip in November and haven't received a response. It looks like their website is down too. Anyone local know what's up? Super limited options for a day sail to Virgin Gorda.
July 16, 2015|
Response fromRickG_USVI|
Phone calls are best, Internet and email in the islands is unreliable. Cheers, RickG