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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...more
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5000 Estate Enighed | National Park Dock, Cruz Bay 00830-6120, St. John
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd charter with Born To Rhumb and the second one in 2 years. Captain Matt and First Mate (now Captain! Congratulations!) Kara are the best. They completely balance professionalism and safety with fun and great hospitality. They optimized our time and took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Deb and John! So glad to hear the positive words about BTR and Matt and Kara! So happy you continue to ride with us and share your feedback. We strive to provide top notch service and make your day on the water the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride is our absolute favorite. We visited last year and loved it. This year we loved it even more. Sophie and Kara were amazing and friendly. Kara was on our trip last year too, so it was exciting to have her again. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Megan! Glad to have you back again! Happy that Kara was a familiar face to you and that she and Sophie made your day on the water your best day!! Thank you for the positive feedback and comments! See you next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our group’s fourth trip on the boat and we wouldn’t go with anyone else! My husband and I got engaged on Born to Rhumb while leaving Soggy Dollar back in 2016 so it holds a very special place in our hearts. Wanted to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Becky for your positive words and feedback! Love that BTR holds such a special place in your life! We loved having your crew aboard! So happy to hear you explored new destinations and that Matt and Kara made your day one to remember!...More

Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

What an awesome day we had with Captain Ryan & first mate Kara!! They both were so much fun, sharing with us all the details of the BVIs & really catering the day to our interests! Ryan took us to one of the best snorkeling...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Thank you Jenn for this great feedback! So glad you had a good experience and we could be a part of the special occasion too! Not surprised, but always love hearing that our captain/crew take great care of our guests! So nice meeting you all...More

Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

What an awesome day we had with Matt and Kara! They were the perfect hosts. Our cooler was full of cold water, soda and beer. We had as many new snorkeling spots as we wanted. The weather was perfect! First time I've ever ordered pizza...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

We are so glad to hear your day out with us exceeded expectations and provided you with new adventures! Stocked cooler, pizza and a great captain and crew is what great boat days are made of! Excited to have you onboard again for a new...More

Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Excellent service. Highly recommend! A vacation in the islands isn't complete until you go Rhumbing.

Date of experience: January 2019
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

Thank you so much! Service and island knowledge is very important to us! Great to hear it is being passed along to our guests! Hope to have to come “rhumbing” soon!

Reviewed January 16, 2019

They are a very courteous staff and cater to your needs of your party. They offer half day and full day charters. They book up quickly so get your reservation in. Cant wait to see them this February for our annual trip to St. John.

Date of experience: February 2018
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you Lisa! We appreciate the shout out and kind words about us and our hard working staff! We can’t wait to host you and your crew out on the water next month!

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We (a group of 11 friends and family) booked a full day out on the water around St John and St Thomas, and had a blast!! Captain Matt and First Mate Kara took us to five different snorkeling spots, and were helpful, knowledgeable, and fun....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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sdeissig, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you so much!! We pride ourselves on the vast knowledge of our captains and crew and their interaction with the guests. So glad you enjoyed your day out with us around the USVIs! We know you have choices, we appreciate you choosing us and...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We booked Born to Rhumb for two days while visiting Cruz Bay, St. John. We had a fantastic two days doing very different routes around the islands (Jost, B. Line for lunch, Soggy Dollar, Sandy Spit, Cane Garden Bay, Baths at Virgin Goeda and Willy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Shannon D, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved hosting your fun bunch for a couple of perfect days out on the water! The staff for BTR works very hard, so your opinion on their knowledge and service are much appreciated! Look forward to...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018

We booked Born to Rhumb because of their great reviews, you get the boat all to yourself, and because they were very accommodating. We were a group of 7 adults, age range 68 - 30 and 2 children 6 and 5. We did a 1/2...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Shannon D, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you Karen for your kind words! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your time with us. Captain Ryan has a knack for the good and less crowded snorkel spots, so I am glad you were able to get to some of...More

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It's pretty easy but it you need help, the crew is more than willing and able to assist.
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