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Big Blue Excursions

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Charter your Private Power boat for groups of 2-11 passengers or enjoy a Sailing Adventure with us! It's your way every day on Big Blue's 31 foot Grady Whites "Gypsea Girl" or "Big Blue". Or sail our 37 foot Tayana sailboat "Papillon". Vessels are...more
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Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Fantastic day on the water with Sharp. Very experienced, competent, and professional. Will likely do another trip with Big Blue next year.

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for the great review Patrick! We will be sure to get you some shirts too! See you next year! -Margie Kemp

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Captain Sharp Kemp for his expert skills in navigating and fishing the great waters of the Caribbean. We caught terrific fish on both half days. The King Mackerel was over 60 lbs, caught just off shore with a single hook on a...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for the great review, Betsy! Sharp loved going fishing with y'all and still can't believe the size of the King Mackerel! What a catch. Looking forward to seeing y'all on your next trip down! -Margie Kemp

Reviewed March 15, 2018

Sharp was a great captain/tour guide, and we were in total control of our experience. Dealing with Big Blue was great - they made everything easy, and they are 100% professional.

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for the great review, Cliff! Sharp enjoyed sharing the adventure with you. Thank you for the compliments! -Margie Kemp

Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went with a few friends on an overnight excursion from St. John to Anagada. Captain Sharp was the best navigator and took us to some great swell over on Anagada. His wife, also a captain, was so helpful getting our customs...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

WOW! What an unreal trip this was! I still can't get over the adventures myself. Lots of rare sitings - that Whale Shark! Wish we could see these amazing creatures everyday. Thank you for coming out with us! See you next visit!!!! -Margie & Sharp...More

Reviewed March 2, 2018

We spent the afternoon with Sharp Kemp as our Captain aboard Gypsea Girl. It was one the BEST private excursions we have ever taken. He was very knowledgeable about the island and he took us to three breathtaking snorkeling stops. His welcoming demeanor made it...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

What a wonderful day on the water! My favorite was our last (secret) spot. I couldn't resist getting in the water to see those big snapper and lobsters. We will be doing some research down here to find more hidden gems for your next visit!...More

Reviewed February 18, 2018

Excellent alternative to the standard cruise excursion. Margie was in immediate communication from the time of booking responding promptly to all questions and concerns. Captain Sharp was responsive to the groups needs at all times on the boat and we had a great snorkel experience...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for kind words and great review, Stacey! We enjoyed meeting you and making your experience special and personal. So glad you got to see dolphins! Hope you and the group make it down next year! Thanks again! -Margie Kemp

Reviewed February 11, 2018

One of the BEST excursions we have ever taken! Sharpe treated us to a FUN FILLED day...he took care of everything...supplying drinks, great beach and swimming areas and a memorable trip to BVI! We can’t wait to visit again and have Sharpe be our captain!!!...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and great review Warren and Sharon! We enjoyed taking you out for a fun day exploring the BVIs! We look forward to your next visit down to the Virgin Islands!! -Margie Kemp

Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time with Sharp on Gypsea Girl! We booked a trip over to Christmas Cove for some pizza from a boat and snorkeling. Then we booked a second trip to Jost Van Dike to hang on the beach and visit the...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Big Blue Excursions was great to work with and Captain Ryan provided us a great day touring St. John for our group of 10. We especially enjoyed snorkeling with the turtles. We highly recommend Big Blue Excursions and Captain Ryan.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Our day trip on the Gypsea was wonderful! We have been on many small charters out of St. John over the years. After a frustrating day sail last year where the winds and currents left us very limited, we chose a power cruise. This was...More

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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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