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Born to Rhumb Charters

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Address: | National Park Dock., Cruz Bay 00830-6120, St. John
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+1 432-528-4078
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Born to Rhumb is St. John's only Coast Guard certified, exclusively private...

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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Best day of our St. John holiday!

This was our family's 4th trip with Born to Rhumb Charters. They are very professional and we were thrilled to be joining them again. The boat is immaculate and Ben and Jen were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marsha B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our family's 4th trip with Born to Rhumb Charters. They are very professional and we were thrilled to be joining them again. The boat is immaculate and Ben and Jen were so accommodating and willing to take us to areas that met our requests for snorkeling and sight-seeing. I recommend them highly.

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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took 14 lunatics out 4 years ago on the Born to Rhumb, when it was under the ownership of Shane, who has sold it to Ben and Jen last year. I had such a good time on that trip I had to book this again for nostalgia sake alone. This time it was just my family (wife, and 4... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was blown away and the accommodations provided by the awesome crew. don't be fooled by other charters lower prices, these are literally all inclusive. You don't have to bring more than a towel! extremely knowledgeable crew and basically let you make the trip your own! next time we are in St. John this will be the first and only... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming out with us on your half day excursion. I feel like we got to see a lot of cool stuff as well as show your group all around the cool beaches and scenery of St John! We appreciate your honest feedback as well, so thanks for taking the time. Until next time- cheers from St... More 

Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day with Born to Rhumb Charters. We had 4 adults and 3 teens on the trip. Booking was super easy with Ben and Jen. Jen even helped us find the perfect lunch spot to accomodate one of our teen's food allergies. We gave Ben our wish list - turtles, the Caves and Sandy Spit - and... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for spending your vacation with us! We loved showing your family and friends the beautiful scenery of the US/BVI from above and below the water! It means so much to us that you'd take the time to review how your trip with us was, so thanks so much! Please stay in touch, and welcome to the extended... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect boat and crew. Beautiful stops and snorkeling and completely accommodating. The lunch stop at the pizza boat was terrific too. Kudos to Ben and thank you.

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Greetings from the lower latitudes! What a great trip we had with your family when you were down here! We love taking our guests to Pizza Pi after several snorkel stops around the USVI. Thanks for sharing your day with us, and we hope your family made some good memories on our boat and while vacationing in St John. Thanks... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best day, outside of our house (sorry ben, amazing villa, lol), that we experienced. Ben and Savannah were awesome. He has a drone that takes pics of you while in water, etc. Very friendly, genuinely seems to love what he is doing. Put us directly on top of turtles and sea rays. I hope to be in... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback on how your trip with us went! We love what we do and the joy of sharing our islands with guests truly makes this job amazing! Welcome to the extended Born to Rhumb family, and please stay in touch! More 

Vicksburg, Mississippi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a half day charter to snorkel with 7 friends. Ben and Savannah exceeded our expectations! Amazing day and beautiful sites to see, especially the sea turtles. I will definitely book with them every time I visit St. John!

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

We were so glad your group came out with us when you were on St John! We definitely got to see some cool things, and the weather was amazing. Thanks also for taking the time to review us and give us honest feedback- we really appreciate that! Stay in touch and let us know when you guys are heading down! More 

Moorpark, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended! This is a great experience. Ben and Jen are such great people! They are so down to earth and fun to be around. They provide a very safe trip and know their boat very well. The boat is very clean and in great mechanical condition. They have in depth knowledge of all the areas we visited. The painkillers... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

What a fantastic day we had on the water with your group! It makes us so happy and feel truly humbled to make your trip "magical" as you stated. We strive to make our guests day on the water the best day of their vacation and we also appreciate your feedback of your trip with us. Thanks for sharing your... More 

Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough great things about Born to Rhumb charters. Captain Ben is amazing and the whole experience from start to finish was a blast!! If you want an incredible experience all the way around, book with Born to Rhumb!!

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us out on the water when you were down in St John! We had a blast on not one, but 4 rides while you guys were down! It means so much to us to have such loyal supporters who want to spend the best day of their vacation with us- so Muchos Mahalos! See you... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Born to Rhumb Charters is a top notch charter company run by Captain Ben and Jen Steed and I strongly recommend spending a day on their boat. I would actually recommend spending 2 days if you can- 1 to visit BVI & a second to see St John from the water. We were a group of 10 made up of... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

It was so good to have your family back on the boat again this year for the 2 days you guys booked with us! What a perfect combination of trips- half day USVI and a full day BVI trip. Thanks so much for your loyalty to Born to Rhumb and also allowing us to give your family and friends one... More 

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