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Big Blue Excursions

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Charter your Private Power boat for groups of 1-11 passengers or enjoy a Sailing Adventure with us! It's your way every day on Big Blue's 31 foot Grady White "Gypsea Girl" or sail our 47 foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran sailboat "Sweet Revenge II...more
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Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the best time with Eric captaining our boat in the BVI on Big Blue's Gypsea Girl! We snorkeled, ate, drank, and enjoyed the water and sunshine in the best way. Thank you to Big Blue Excursions for letting us have such a great...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a an amazing day with Big Blue Excursions and definitely recommend them as we will certainly be booking another full day trip the next time we are in St John. Capt Ryan was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and did an amazing job...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our party of 10 adults on a cruise ship private excursion had a very good day with Sharp our captain and co-owner of the company. The boat was nice and well accommodated all 10 guests. Snorkeling was good with lots of fish and numerous locations...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing day with Captain Sharp on the Gypsea Girl! Captain Sharp listened to what our interests were and he delivered beautifully! We saw beautiful coral, fish, turtles, sting rays and even a nurse shark!! We went out on the boat two days...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for coming down here and getting out on the water with us! I'm so glad we got to to a USVI day and also a BVI day! how about those secret spots? Thanks again! Sharp

Reviewed September 4, 2018

We spent a full day on the water with Captain Sharp and couldn't have had a better time! Our group of nine ran the gamut from avid snorkelers to beach bar seekers, and Sharp somehow managed to make everyone feel they received a custom adventure....More

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Thank kelly948
CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! We really did get after it didn't we? What a great day packed full of awesomeness! thanks for coming, and we are looking forward to seeing y'all again next year!

Reviewed September 2, 2018

Capt. Sharp is awesome. Our family of four originally booked for 1 day but half way through the first day we knew we wanted another. So the first day we went island hopping over to the BVI'S . It was awesome. He let us pick...More

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Thank justins833
CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! yep, theres so much to do and see down here, it can be tough to pack it into one day. pretty great to pull a couple nice lobsters onboard for dinner! thank you and see you again next year!

Reviewed August 31, 2018

Captain Sharp and Big Blue Excursions were great!! We were on “Gypsea Girl” which is an amazing boat and handles the water great. We had a fantastic time and will use again!

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Chris! next time we will have to take you out on the new Gypsea King! The new boat should be up here in December! I am sporting my Baker shirt all the time! see y'all soon man!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

I suggest you never, ever miss a chance to book your private charter with Big Blue Excursions. You are treated like family (the kind of family everyone wants to be a member of!). Captain Ryan offered practical itinerary advice without squashing our ideas. He successfully...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank y'all so much for coming out with us! so glad you were able to check off each item on the list. I have some new ideas for your next trip! see you soon

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Spent my birthday aboard the Gypsea Girl with Captain Ryan! What an awesome day we had ( 15 year old twins, my husband and myself). Started the day at the Indians with incredible snorkeling and then onto Norman Island to snorkel the Caves...ended the day...More

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Thank Julie C
CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

climb the tower... jump off... swim back to the boat... repeat as necessary! Thank y'all so much for spending such a splendid day with us! Happy birthday!

Reviewed August 5, 2018

What a great family adventure with Capt Ryan and Big Blue Excursions. He was flexible, thoughtful, knowledgable and extremely friendly. Took us to the BVIs - snorkeling in The Caves, lunch at the Willlie T and afternoon at Jost.

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Adventure is our middle name! thanks for coming down to hang out with Big Blue and the crew. see you again next time!

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GayleCleveland_Ohio
March 10, 2016|
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Response from Lara H |
Hi Gayle - We definitely encourage you to book ahead. Especially during "high season", which is now:-) We look forward to hearing from you! Cheers, Lara
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Terri-LynnM
September 3, 2015|
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Response from CaptSnorkel | Property representative |
Hi Catherine This is a common concern. In our 10 yrs of doing VI charters, I have had 2 guests on the powerboat have motion sickness.(both were also partially to much fun the night before!) We chose the Grady Whites... More
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Romy C
May 26, 2015|
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Response from CaptSnorkel | Property representative |
Great question Well if you are over 6, you are able to rent the boat under a bareboat(demise) contract. it is like renting the boat yourselves and requesting one of our company captains (you choose) to be your guide. As... More
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