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Born to Rhumb Charters

Cruz Bay, St. John
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About Born to Rhumb Charters
Born to Rhumb is St. John's only Coast Guard certified, exclusively private 12 passenger motor vessel offering day trips to the British Virgin Islands or around St John. This 34' Maine built excursion charter boat has ample seating room for larger parties, and has a cabin and head below deck. We cruise at a speedy 20 knots and if seas get rough, this boat handles with ease and comfort thanks to a full keel and 440 hp diesel engine. We carry a fully stocked cooler, snorkel gear for all on board, and a great crew to make sure that your day is packed with fun and free of worry. Your group will not be mixed with other groups and you may choose your own itinerary or let us be your guide. We look forward to having you onboard, because we're the "Best Ride in the VI!"
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cheryll m wrote a review Yesterday
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Captain Jed & 1st Mate Charles are fabulous. Love the roomy boat, great painkillers, endless cocktails, & they’ll take you where you want to go which is a real treat. Can’t wait to go out on BTR again!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jenny D wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions
If I could rate higher I would! We considered many excursion options on our trip, but decided against doing the smaller ones and opted for a day trip with Born to Rhumb. They only take private groups, so we had an amazing day on the water. We didn’t get to go to the BVI’s because of COVID closure, but we will be back for another trip for sure! Shannon and Charles made the day so much fun, and interesting back stories on the Islands and beaches. They knew exactly where to take us to snorkel, and we saw Sea Turtles and Stingray, Sharks, And even a Puffer. The whole day was amazing, the drinks and the music were spot on, and we felt like we were hanging with old friends. Bravo for a great day, highly recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters
Responded Jul 24, 2020
Thank you, Jenny, for these kind words!! We had so much fun with your group and thoroughly enjoyed the day! We love to share the stories of the islands when we can! We can’t wait to see you guys again!
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Lisa-Jae E wrote a review Mar 2020
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Fantastic customer service from beginning of the reservation process to departing the boat. Shannon, Ryan And Amy were just fantastic all around. I cannot wait until next year. Thanks you guys for the most memorable and awesome trip!!!!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters
Responded Mar 7, 2020
So glad to hear this and to host you and your group again! Always such a fun day out with you guys!!! Until next year!!!
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Debra K wrote a review Mar 2020
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This is our fourth (possibly fifth!) trip out on Born To Rhumb. We had the best time, yet again! Captain Matty and first mate Amy were terrific. We've been lucky to be out with Matt before, and he remembered us and what we liked to do. He mixed it up for us and we were able to have new experiences in new places, while still visiting some old favorites. Captain Matt is really well versed in the Islands, and we loved hearing his historical stories. And I really love that he is truly connected to the people of the islands and takes us to places other than "tourists" spots. "SPREAD THE LOVE! " as Captain Matty says. Thank you again for a GREAT day!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters
Responded Mar 7, 2020
Thank you again for choosing us for your day out on the water!! So glad to hear Matty and Amy provided the service and experience we strive to give each and every trip! Can’t wait till next time!!!
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Coralfun wrote a review Jul 2019
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Our family of seven spent a half day with Born to Rhumb, Charles and Kyle. We booked this as a private excursion while in port off Harmony of the Seas. So glad we did! The booking process was very easy and we had such a fun day on the water with great hosts! We took a taxi from the port to Red Hook area and it was a fun, beautiful ride to have yummy pizza for lunch from the pizza boat. We had fun snorkeling while waiting for the pizza to cook. Our grandchildren were thrilled to snorkel for the first time and see lots of fish, a turtle and a stringray! We then took a short ride to Cas Cay aka Happy Island where we took a fun, educational hike around the island, seeing many sites along the way. We held star fish, sea urchins and had a hermit crab race. We spent more time snorkeling at Cas Cay. Thank you Born to Rhumb crew for a very enjoyable, memorable tour in paradise!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters
Responded Jul 31, 2019
Thank you Peggy for this feedback! We are so glad you chose us to host your group while you were in port and that you got to a nice little glimpse into some off the beaten path sites with Kyle and Charles! We enjoyed your group and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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