We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captain Nautica
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (193)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sea turtles”(56 reviews)
“ship wreck”(21 reviews)
“small group”(10 reviews)
Captain Nautica provides the most fun and exhilarating private charters in the Virgin Islands. We offer private charters for up to 12 people in both the US and British Virgin Islands.
| Oasis Cove Marina, 00802, St. Thomas
+1 340-642-8319
Improve This Listing
Reviews (429)
Filter reviews
425 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sea turtles ship wreck small group lots of fun cruise line private charter snorkel gear marine life boats cove ride captain thomas st island beginners seas
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 425 reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Booked a day trip to the BVIs for 5 adults !!! Love the power and comfort of this boat. Amex was our captain and he did an excellent job of making sure we saw everything !! Highly recommend Alex and this boat - ample shade...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peyton0018
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

If your looking for a great day on the water call Captain Nautica. They have great boats and very experienced captains. We had Fernando on their 41 foot motorboat for s day and couldn’t have been happier with our experience. We went to the BVI’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MissS85
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Captain Nautica's boat, a 41' center console, made for a fantastic trip to the BVI's. Our captain, Ferdando, was friendly, informative, & always found the sun & calm waters. Can't wait to get back to St. Thomas & take Captain Nautica again.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mitchell S
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We booked a private charter with Captain Nautica while in St. Thomas on a Holland America cruise, and have nothing but great things to say about our experience. We were a group of 10 consisting of 2 grandmothers, 2 sets of parents, 2 15-yo boys...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank travelerQ2847OK
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Captain B met us right on time. It was our second time out on a snorkeling dive in salt water. He tailored the dives to match our ability and checked to make sure we were OK. It was pretty good. We went on two dives....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Grandpaw60
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This was the first time my fiancé and I had every been snorkeling. The sights were amazing and the crew was very helpful and fun! We got to the boat and our guide (I really wish I remembered her name because she was awesome... possibly...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank vivamusmuse
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Sean was a stellar captain. He was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank robert_nixon91
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Great day with Captain Sean. Weather was perfect so we took advantage and went all the way around St Thomas. Hans Lalick to Mermaids Chair to Water Island to ABI Beach. Just a fantastic day. Captain Sean to us to a few spots we have...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 652edg
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This was our 3rd time hiring Captain Nautica, and we will hire them again every time we go to St. Thomas. The boat was awesome. Everything was very clean and in perfect condition. The seats were very comfortable. It had a great stereo system with...More

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Date of experience: June 2017
Thank randy_burton
Reviewed May 22, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. Lots of fun and great snorkelling. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank TheAddisons
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 nearby hotels
Secret Harbour Beach Resort
948 reviews
1.00 miles away
Crystal Cove Beach Resort on Sapphire Bay
371 reviews
1.46 miles away
Antilles At Sapphire Beach Resort
75 reviews
1.51 miles away
Sapphire Beach Resort
731 reviews
1.54 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 284 nearby restaurants
Melt Mexican Grill
221 reviews
1.03 miles away
Island Time Pub
733 reviews
1.07 miles away
Pesce Italian
1,199 reviews
1.01 miles away
The Tap & Still Redhook
1,030 reviews
1.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 519 nearby attractions
Caneel Bay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure - Virgin Islands Ecotours
322 reviews
.52 miles away
Vilocity Boat Rentals
164 reviews
.10 miles away
Blue Anchor Charters
30 reviews
.17 miles away
Sonic Charters
724 reviews
.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 17, 2017|
Response from Abrie C | Property representative |
The age limit to drive is 18. But you could put yourself and 2 of the kids on one boat. Then your wife and 2 more kids on the other boat. I am not sure how to accomplish this if your wife is not comfortable driving the... More
Richard S
January 15, 2017|
Response from Abrie C | Property representative |
Snorkeling is a blast. You will have the time of your life. We take beginners all the time and our guides are prepared to get in the water with you and help you out that first time. Just remember to breathe normally and not... More
January 14, 2017|
Response from Abrie C | Property representative |
Our mini boats have a maximum of 500 lbs. That usually works out to about 3 adults.
Travel Forum Posts
Last Minute Help Please! (4 Replies)
Hello~~We (all ten of us) arrive in STT this Sunday. A friend who had ben to STT last summer told me about a charter company by the name of Captain Nautica. I called to inquire about their day trip and also wanted info on their private charter. The woman who answered explained to me that she was new and that the company had just been bought. She told me a manager would call me back..so far I have heard nothing...can you please reccommend another charter that simply goes snorkling at a few...More
April 25, 2008|
Response fromLeightonBuzzard|
Hi, lizzy, You might try New Horizons. They advertise on this site. You can find their 800 number by clicking on "Things to Do" over to the left of your screen. See it? I hope you can arrange something to your liking. Regards, LB
Thunder Bay, Canada
Captain Nautica - The Ultimate Snorkel Expedition - reviews (2 Replies)
I like to ask about people who have snorkel trip with Captain Nautica - The Ultimate Snorkel Expedition. for those who have used this in ST Thomas. Is the pick up point at the cruise port? the areas you get to snorkel at good? seems 2 areas for 50 minutes. recommended areas? good outfitter? cruise offers the 3.5 hour trip for $79.99. good value? thanks. just trying to figure out my best one day for St Thomas. as i will be there second time as part of a cruise. that is reason for...More
October 02, 2016|
Response fromMs411|
Captain Nautica leaves from a dock on the East End and if you book through ship transportation to their dock is included.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Please help with Charter/Rental Boat Company (1 Replies)
My family and I will be traveling to St Thomas in less than two weeks, which includes a 5 and 7 year old. We want to go out for the day on a boat and cruise around the islands, snorkel, etc. We are powerboat people, so although sailing looks awesome, it really isn't for us. I have owned a boat my entire life, and have no problem renting a boat of any safe size and doing this on our own, but would prefer a captain that can guide us to the best snorkeling spots, hidden coves, restaurants,...More
July 30, 2009|
Response fromlocalsailor|
At American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook you can find a boat that fits your needs from a number of boat companies - Nauti Nymph or Sea and Ski are 2 of the larger ones but there are a few more there right on the docks. They both have Captains available on a per diem basis - you will have a great time doing it this way at your own pace - rather than a structured tour boat.