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Address: Sapphire Beach Marina Slip S33, St. Thomas
Phone Number: +1 340-775-7017

Nightwind is a full service day sail and snorkel excursion, sailing to St...

Nightwind is a full service day sail and snorkel excursion, sailing to St John and other small islands suitable for young and old alike. Our niche is private sails for families and groups up to 15 guests. We offer open sails as well for those wishing to meet and sail with new friends. We sail and snorkel at two different locations during our full day sail. Our offerings include continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, dessert and an open bar (something for everyone).Nightwind sails from Sapphire Marina on the East End of St. Thomas close to Red Hook. Captain Rick and First Mate Wes offer top notch personalized service from the moment you step onto the deck of Nightwind. Booking is simple and easy you may book online or for a more person touch you can call and speak with Cathy to confirm your sail on Nightwind.

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A great day on the water

We had a great day aboard Nightwind today. Rick and Deb were very hospitable and informative. They made sure we had what we needed which allowed us to just relax and hang out as a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Chris P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great day aboard Nightwind today. Rick and Deb were very hospitable and informative. They made sure we had what we needed which allowed us to just relax and hang out as a family. The food was excellent and the service was too. The snorkeling sites were great with a lot to see. I would highly recommend this... More 

Thank Chris P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great trip on the boat. Great day for sailing, experienced and pleasant crew, good food and service, good snorkeling. Overall we recommend it highly!

Thank Mike W
Tewksbery, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about this day sail!! We have been on this at least 5/6 times and have brought many friends and family. It s always such a great time. Capt. Rick is always so welcoming and attentive, and his first mate Deb is equally attentive and informative. This is one trip you do t want to... More 

Thank gail055
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First, the review below by Jessica 126 could not be further from the truth. With that said, we had the most wonderful day. We arrived by cruise ship and booked this tour in advance independent of the cruise line. Heads up for cruise travelers: when you come off of the ship, there will be many taxis waiting that take16-20 people... More 

Thank Vicki W
Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This year we enjoyed our 4th sail on Nightwind. It was a magnificent day. Rick and his mate Deb welcomed us immediately even though we were about 30 minutes early. The drinks and wonderful food were plentiful all day. We had a fantastic sail that took us very close to Tortola although we harbored in a cove in St. John.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In St. Thomas for a wedding we decided to go a different route and instead of hosting a traditional rehearsal dinner we went with a whole rehearsal day cruise. We were so happy with the decision! The open bar was excellent as was the food, captain and crew. Our group of 10 had a highly personalized experience that just cannot... More 

Thank traveler9955
St. Thomas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice boat. It's too bad captain rick is a rude snob who treats people horribly, including harassing and name-calling. Truly scary.

Thank Jessica126
Cathy O, Owner at Yacht Nightwind, responded to this review

Jessica, Captain Rick and I are concerned about your negative experience you say you had on a day sail with us. We would like to know what day you sailed, and the circumstances during your sail. We have NEVER had such a review - you can see all our other reviews and visit our FaceBook page to see what other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely day on this sail boat. The service was amazing. Great drinks and food are offered all day long. A max of 15 people makes it a great day with friends old and new. You have to climb a ladder to get in and our of water to snorkel but my 77 year old Mom did it... More 

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We showed up on Tuesday morning for our planned trip in torrential rains. Captain Rick met us and quickly suggested we reschedule our trip due to the lack of wind and the terrible rain. Luckily we were able to fit a reschedule into our and his schedules. Clear blue skies and a steady north wind we waiting for us the... More 

Thank Laura S
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My wife and I have been going to St. Thomas every year since 2007 except one. We have sailed with Captain Rick every time, we are on the island. We enjoy the friendship and the RIDE. Rick turns the Nightwind into the wind and pushes her hard and fast to get the best sailing experience you can get without owning... More 

Thank Geoffrey R

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