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Day Sail High Pockets

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Address: 6292 Estate Nazareth # 100, 00802, St. Thomas
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+1 340-690-0587
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Day sail and sightseeing charters in the Caribbean. Join Captain Kathleen...

Day sail and sightseeing charters in the Caribbean. Join Captain Kathleen Nelson and High Pockets offer an incomparable day of fun with sailing, sightseeing, and snorkeling. About your day: You begin with an exciting sail across protected waters toward St John and the surrounding islands. All inclusive for your day: A wide variety of beverages are available. Full snorkel gear (or bring your own), expert snorkel instruction and flotation are available. Fresh water rinse following swimming. If desired, a dinghy ride to a beach. A fresh lunch is prepared for you onboard by your captain. Flowers, cloth napkins and wine goblets set the pace for your meal. Your day concludes with graceful down wind sail with Kathleen's famous homemade rum cake. About the owner/captain: Kathleen, is a gourmet cook and former Registered Nurse. Her merchant marine credential is licensed for up to 100 ton vessels. She has been crewing and captaining charter boats (sail and power) in the US and British Islands going back to 1987. Kathleen and her husband, Jim have extensively sailed the Caribbean as far as Grenada and the New England Atlantic coast, logging in over 50,000 ocean miles in the past 28 years. High Pockets is a classic and stable yacht, purchased new by the Jim Nelson in 1970 and is fully customized for day sails, as well as long distance offshore sailing and live aboard cruising.

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Found calm bay in rough weather.

My wife and I were concerned about the weather and Kathleen and Danni found a calm bay and our day was saved. Thank you.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brett P
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Dover, Pennsylvania
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Dover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were concerned about the weather and Kathleen and Danni found a calm bay and our day was saved. Thank you.

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Thank Brett P
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of sailing with Captain Kathleen and Dani on 2/21, which was my BF's birthday. He is still talking about what a wonderful day we had. Setting up the day with Kathleen was a breeze. After a couple of emails every thing was set. From the time we stepped off our cruise ship everything was taken care... More 

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Union
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time sailing on Highpockets. We loved it so much the first time that we booked again and brought our kids. Captain Kathleen is a gracious host and a very knowledgeable Captain. First mate Dani was a lot of fun and kept our drinks flowing. Being on Highpockets is like being with good friends out for a... More 

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Thank Ellen L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful day sailing on High Pockets. The sailing was peaceful, the snorkeling was excellent, and Kathleen's food was wonderful. We wouldn't go back to St. Thomas without doing this again.

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kathleen is top notch as she knows the seas and the safety of the the water conditions and always does what is safe for her passengers. Snorkelling was ok but the enjoyment of sailing with her and her gourmet meal makes for a terrific day out. Her nursing expertise also helped as my husband had a sudden Health problem and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of sailing with Captain Kathleen and Dani on February 14th. We were the only couple on the boat so we had our own private sail. Kathleen and Dani were gracious and kind hosts. We snorkeled on the Southside of St. John in calm and beautiful blue waters. Kathleen treated us to a delicious lunch of chicken... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We had a great time aboard High Pockets when we were in St. Thomas back in June (2016). Both my son and I ended up a little sea sick (and more than a little embarrassed), but Kathleen and her first mate handled it all in stride without making much ado about it. They let us set the tone for the... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Thanks to Kathleen and Dani for a fantastic day sail. We wanted a small boat experience and High Pockets did not disappoint. St Thomas and St John are beautiful settings. Kathleen was flexible and took us places we hadn't been too. Dani kept the drinks coming. All drinks used authentic island ingredients. Lunch was served midway through the trip and... More 

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Thank Mark K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

While my husband sailed extensively in his youth, this was my first sailing trip. Kathleen is an extremely experienced captain on a beautiful sailboat with a wonderful mate. All of this made me feel very comfortable on the sail. The snorkel equipment was very nice and Kathleen brought us to wonderful places to snorkel. The drinks, lunch and dessert were... More 

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Thank Jennifer N
CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer N. Greetings from St Thomas. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you two. We are delighted you enjoyed your first sail. I was 25 when I got on a sailboat for the first time. I'll never forget that special day. I hope it's the same with you. Thank you very much for writing such a... More 

Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Our captain Kathleen and her first mate, the energetic Dani, were the best hosts as we skipped along the waters outside Red Hook harbour on our way to neighboring islands and coves. The snorkeling was beautiful both for the seasoned snorkelers in the group and novices like myself. Snacks, a healthy lunch seasoned with freshly grown herbs from Kathleen's garden,... More 

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Thank Karen H
CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hi Karen H! We had a great day with you too. It makes us very happy you too enjoyed your time with us. High Pockets is our treasure and we love to share her with new friends. Hope to see you sometime in the future! Thank you very much for sailing with us and for taking the time to write... More 

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