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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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+1 340-201-3045
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing trip with Capt Sharp on July 1! Though we’ve been to STJ many times this was our first time doing a boat trip and we couldn’t have been happier with our trip on Gypsea Girl. Big Blue Excursions has definitely...More

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

Watching the kids light up with enthusiasm when that big old lobster came aboard was the highlight of my day for sure! Thanks again for such a wonderful day and I cant wait to see y'all again! Sharp

Reviewed July 4, 2018

We had a great boat day with Capt. Sharp on the Gypsea girl. We had a long list of things we wanted to do, and he got us to everything that we asked for. We started the day with snorkeling, then more snorkeling, then customs-...More

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

Masks... Check Snorkels... Check Fins... Check Great times had by all... Check! So great to meet y'all and see you again next time!

Reviewed July 2, 2018

I would like to highly recommend Big Blue Excursions. Our family of ten chartered the Gypsea Girl for a snorkeling excursion to BVI. Captain Sharp made our day perfect! If you want to splurge for one excursion while in St. John, this is it! It...More

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

Thanks Linda! it was so wonderful to meet you and your terrific family. Y'all might have set a new record for number of jumps from the upper platform. Hoping to see you again next year!

Reviewed July 1, 2018

Having taken charter boats in the islands for over 20 years, I can confidently say this was the best experience yet. Captain Sharp was polite, fun, and had a great sense of humor. Will definitely return!

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

Thanks Luke! We definitely had lots of laughs. I'm looking forward to more of it next time! thanks again

Reviewed June 22, 2018

From the time we booked to the end of our charter, we were kept well informed & given great recommendations for a fabulous day to remember!Our captain, Ryan, was professional, knowledgeable & so friendly! I highly recommend Big Blue, and will definitely be using them...More

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

Thank you so much for coming down to our sunny little island and enjoying the day with us! We are so glad you have as great of a time out on the water as we did. See you again soon!

Reviewed June 14, 2018

We had an awesome time! I've been a certified scuba instructor for over 20 years and have never seen the number of sea turtles I saw snorkeling in Caneel Bay. There were probably 10 of them within a few yards one another. We also saw...More

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

When the turtles get the memo to all hang out together its a beautiful thing! What fun! We are looking forward to having you down to our little slice of paradise again. Thanks so much for the great review

Reviewed June 10, 2018

From the communication prior to the excursion thru the day in st Thomas we were treated as their only customer. They exceeded all of our expectations. Our guide ryan allowed us to set the goals of the day and delivered exactly what we wanted. Gave...More

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

Thank you for the great review! Theres nothing more important to us than family time. we are so glad you got to relax and enjoy the islands we hold so dear. Also, you cant beat a big slice of pie on the water. Hope to...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

The boat had lots of seating space for the 5 couples and was clean and well equipped with snorkeling and floating noodles and a working sound system. The captain, Sharp, was very attentive and accommodating of all our requests and was very informed and suggested...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks so much Rayna! I had a wonderful day with you and I'm already looking forward to seeing y'all again next year!

Reviewed May 13, 2018

We had the best day out on the water w/Captain Sharp. He was on time, extremely professional and reviewed all of the safety procedures on the boat very thoroughly. We'd been out with many other charters over the years and this was by far the...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks Alison! I'm pretty sure I has just as good of a time as you did! Thank you again for the Canada flag onesie. Ill send you a photo once our son is born and rocking the maple leaf! haha. Thanks again for a wonderful...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018

I have been booking day trips to the BVI from St. Thomas for five years running with Big Blue Excursions and have not been disappointed. They are always very cooperative and flexible with what you want to do on your trip (always stopping at the...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks Craig! that last stop definitely was one of the highlights of the day for sure! looking forward to hanging out with y'all again next year!

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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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