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Born to Rhumb Charters

5000 Estate Enighed | National Park Dock, Cruz Bay 00830-6120, St. John
+1 908-528-0203
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Highlight of our family vacation

We booked Born to Rhumb because of their great reviews, you get the boat all to yourself, and... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Karen058
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Boston, Massachusetts
Best Boat Trip on St. John's

We looked at many websites and decided on "Born To Rhumb" as we had the entire boat and could plan... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
KahunaBob48
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Marietta, Georgia
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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 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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5000 Estate Enighed | National Park Dock, Cruz Bay 00830-6120, St. John
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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

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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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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We looked at many websites and decided on "Born To Rhumb" as we had the entire boat and could plan our itinerary. Our Captain Ryan and Mate Kara were personable, informative, and really pleasant, worrying about about our every need. There was plenty of Painkillers...More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thanks so much for spending your day with us while you were on St John! We appreciate the review of your time and are so happy that Ryan and Kara showed your group an awesome time! Please keep us in mind next time you are...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Was in St John for a week and did two days with the crew on Born to Rhumb. Two best days of the week with Captain Ryan and First Mate Kara. After going out with Born to Rhumb 3 years ago we knew we couldn't...More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks so much for choosing us to spend your day with when you were on St John! We appreciate the positive feedback and love it when our guests come year after year with us on the boat. We really appreciate you guys and look forward...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

On my husband’s and I’s latest adventure with friends, we booked a booze cruise with Born to Rhumb and we had so much fun! Got to explore the beautiful waters of Saint John from boat and got drunk doing it which is always the best!...More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks again for spending your day with us while your group was visiting our amazing islands! We love showing our guests all the amazing sea life, and were super pumped that you guys got to see it all on such a beautiful day! Pizza Pi...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We were in St John for 10 days in March 2018 and went on two chartered boat rides on Born to Rhumb. Both trips were awesome. Captains Ben and Ryan were both amazing. We enjoyed every minute of the day. Our trips were during the...More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

What great feedback- thanks so much for letting us know how we did! Also, we really appreciate your business and were glad that we could accommodate your group even though the weather wasn't great due to the high seas. Take care and please stay in...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Born to Rhumb (BTR) has given me and my party a great day on the Virgin Island waters twice now - once in 2016 and once in 2018. I see no reason why we won't keep coming back to them for days on the water....More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thanks so much for coming out with us both in 2016 and recently! We have such a great repeat customer base, and it's all because of great folks like yourself! We appreciate the positive feedback and are glad that we could customize a day out...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Born to Rhumb definitely lives up to their slogan Best Ride in the VI! Always a fun time, the Captains and the mates have been extremely friendly and very personable. This was my second trip, but my family’s third, on the boat. Included in the...More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

It’s always a pleasure having your group onboard and appreciate the times we spend island hopping. Thanks for the positive reviews and please stay in touch!

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Personable, friendly, fun, attentive. These are just a few ways to describe Born to Rhumb Charters. On March 1, 2018 we had the pleasure of spending the day with Captain Ryan and First Mate Cara. From the time we stepped on board until our trip...More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Thank you so much for coming out with us recently when you were in paradise! We love what we do and especially sharing memorable moments with families as they spend their day with us! Thanks so much for the feedback, and please stay in touch!

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Captain Ben was extremely knowledgeable of our BVI destination and trip requests! He even took us on a surprise snorkeling adventure with an amazing lunch!! We can’t wait to return to the Born to Rhumb charter boat very soon😉!!More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Thank you so much for choosing Born to Rhumb when you were down in St John recently! What a great trip it was! We are so glad that your group could experience the islands from the water, because in our opinion, that's the best view....More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Just got back from St. Thomas on Monday. We went out on Born To Rhumb on March 1st. It was a second time out with this charter. Captain Ryan and Cara were THE BEST! Personable, attentive, and fun. We had a "non-swimmer" with us and...More

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

That makes us soooo happy that your group had a great day out on BTR! We strive for excellent service and to make our guests experience the best day of their vacation while onboard our boat. Thank you as well for supporting the USVI during...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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