Fury Charters
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SWIM WITH THE TURTLES SNORKEL SAIL! The #1 excursion in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas just got a whole lot better! Join the US Coast Guard certified professional crew of the newly refit, impeccably maintained, sailing yacht Fury on a 1/2 day excursion to Swim with the Giant Green Sea Turtles at the National Wildlife Marine Sanctuary at Buck Island. Here you will encounter a variety of sea life, including stingrays, conch, tropical fish and endangered green sea turtles feeding "naturally" along our beautiful, calm, protected coral reef. Fury is not one of those large, overcrowded cattlemarans, Fury is a classic 46' Morgan Ketch with a maximum capacity of 25 passengers, providing a superior experience and unparalleled service for our guests. Plenty of shade for the fair-skinned under the custom bimini. We will even pick you up at the Havensite Cruiseship Dock with our boat. NO CAB RIDES! NO HASSLES! Don't miss this unique and popular wildlife experience! FURY IS A NON-SMOKING VESSEL.
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
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dexter05
ayrshire66 contributions
Feb 2020
We sailed with Captain Mike and his first mate Nicky in February on our second cruise ship visit to St Thomas. Our first time was almost eight years ago, and we were again with another couple, our best friends from the US. The first trip was so magical, we were almost scared to do it again, in case it wasn’t the same. Delighted to see that Nicky was back after having two kids in the meantime!

Well it was just as great as before, Mike is just as affable, Nicky just as agile, our safety absolutely paramount at all times, the snorkelling instruction comprehensive and health issues taken very seriously. Then huge fun and encouragement to people like us who only swim in the sea/snorkel once in a blue moon. The drinks (punch, beer, soft drinks) flow on the return trip, and little snacks.

And the Fury is real sailing - there are lots of catamarans which motor out to the turtle cove, but we had sail power, with a slight heel over like you imagine. Best of all, on the return trip we sat on the deck with our legs dangling over the side, into the ocean spraying our feet and legs. Surely the best boat trip in St Thomas?
Written March 6, 2020
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Glad you enjoyed your trip with us. Nikki is amazing! Hope to see you back here next year.
Written August 7, 2020
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VLBergeron
Crawfordville, FL3 contributions
Jun 2022
Captain Mike and First Mate Nicki were awesome--very knowledgeable, eco-conscious (reef protection) and engaging. It was a beautiful sail and while snorkeling we saw turtles and lots of different colorful fish. Highly recommended!
Written June 11, 2022
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usvisailior
Thank you for the kind words. At Fury Charters, our goal is to educate and entertain our guests. Sailing and wildlife is our passion.
Written June 13, 2022
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Brett L
11 contributions
Dec 2019
Mike and Nikki were very fun, easy going, knowledgeable, and provided a great overall experience for us. The sail boat ride out to the snorkeling spot was very pretty with great views of the islands. The snorkeling spot featured sea turtles and a coral reef with a good amount of fish. The gear functioned well and was clean. Nikki jumped in the water with us and guided us to the best spots. We snorkeled for about an hour then Mike greeted us back on the boat with some rum punch and good convos.

I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun snorkeling trip in St. Thomas. The only drawback is there were several other tours happening at the same time as us so the water was very crowded when we were there. Probably 50 or 60 other people in the water when we were there, though spread over a wide area. If you're looking for a very exclusive snorkeling trip in an isolated area, this isn't it, but if you want a fun time and want to see some good looking turtles and fish in an easily accessiible area, this fits well.
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you for your review. Hope to see you back very soon!
Written January 13, 2020
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Shelly D
Jenison, MI3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went sailing on the Fury with captain Mike and crew Nicki and we had a wonderful time. We snorkeled with 3 sea turtles. We saw a sting ray on the bottom and many beautiful fish. The weather was perfect and we had more individualized attention than the catamaran that had about 50 people on board. On the way back to port we had delicious rum punch and snacks. I would go back out with them if I ever get another chance to go to St Thomas.
Written February 26, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope you and your family are healthy and doing well.
Written August 7, 2020
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K-Dog
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
This was our first trip to St Thomas. Mike and Nikki were exceptional hosts and made everyone feel welcome, and definitely had a focus on safety. Nikki helped everyone locate and view sea turtles and identified different corals. Highly recommend this experience.
Written December 29, 2022
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usvisailior
Thank you! Come back soon!🍀
Written January 3, 2023
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Don C
Pensacola, FL1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Family
Captain Mike and Nikki were amazing. We had our 15 year old and our 6 year old. They paid special attention to the kids which made us very happy. Sailed out to Buck Island where Nikki got in the water and even helped the 6 year old. She showed us where the Sea Turtles were. Drinks and snacks on the way back in. So glad our friend recommended the Fury!
Written March 14, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope to see you all back herre when the pandemic is over.
Written August 7, 2020
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Julie S
Astoria, OR420 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had a fabulous time on our excursion with Captain Mike. We went on a Sunday afternoon to Buck Island. Lots of space on the boat, we got to do some sailing which was fun. We got to see quite a few turtles and lots of fish. Coming back there were plenty of snacks and tasty drinks. Would definitely recommend!!
Written December 29, 2022
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Fury Charters thanks you for your review. We aim to please!
Written January 3, 2023
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April H
Coral Gables, FL28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
My family had a wonderful day today snorkeling at Buck Island Turtle Cove. It was my first experience snorkeling as I am a nervous swimmer. I felt very safe. Nicky and Mike did an excellent job.
Written February 21, 2020
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Thank you for your review. Hope you had a great vacation!
Written February 24, 2020
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Traci O
Holly Springs, NC86 contributions
Dec 2019
This was the best excursion during our cruise. We did the sail and snorkel with the turtles. The small number of people on the excursion is a bonus which allows a more personal and informational excursion. It was amazing and so relaxing. We will use Fury Charters the next time we are in St. Thomas. Capt. Mike and Nikki were awesome!
Written January 12, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. Looking forward to seeing you next time.
Written January 13, 2020
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hiramabif
Phillipston, Massachusetts63 contributions
We were aboard Norwegian Epic in Nov./Dec. for a 2 week cruise and looking to charter a sailing trip/snorkeling tour for the day in St. Thomas. In going through the better rated sailboat charters in St. Thomas on tripadvisor we came across Fury and decided to check out their website. We had seen several others recommended on cruisecritic but snorkeling in a haven for sea turtles is a variation we had not yet tried and caught our interest. The pricetag for Fury was also very attractive when compared to similar daysails. A big plus was that for us there was no taxi ride involved. Fury docks adjacent to the cruise ship pier in St. Thomas so there's no money or time wasted taxiing from point A to point B. Fury is a 46' sailing yacht. As promised they raised the sails traveling to and from the snorkeling site, there was good music as we sailed and an open bar after snorkeling. The Captain & First Mate were very personable and held our attention with lots of interesting and informative tidbits along the way. When we arrived at the snorkeling site the first mate became our guide and ventured into the water with us to find & point out things to us that we may have otherwise missed. Then we were free to snorkel on our own for a while. The sea turtles were WAY COOL DUDE (just like in Finding Nemo) - Actually, they didn't seem to care one way or the other that we were there watching them - not frightened of us at all - but it was still very cool just to be there swimming with them. Although we weren't allowed to touch them, I could get close to them easily by just hovering near one until it would eventually come up for air right next to me. There was so much more to see than just the turtles but they were by far the main attraction. It seems to be a pretty popular spot as there were 2 catamarans from St Criox nearby that same day. We had a great time aboard Fury and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Even if somebody in your party doesn't care to snorkel (as in ours) they can still enjoy a great day out sailing on an ample vessel and they'll open the bar right away for anyone not snorkeling. Tip: Be sure to try the good rum punch mon!...mmm. My advice: Call Capt. Mike, go sailing (St. Thomas by boat is beautiful), & visit some sea turtles.
Written December 18, 2010
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