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“Great Day Sail”
Review of Patouche Charters

Patouche Charters
Ranked #7 of 64 Tours in Tortola
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The BEST DaySail provider in the BVI! Come as Guests, Leave as Friends is our motto and we know you will feel the same after a day at sea with our crew:)
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Hazel Green, al
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great Day Sail”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

I discovered Patouche and Captain Joe by reading trip advisor reviews. We called him up while in Tortola and everything good that is said about Joe is true. He is a great guy, professional, friendly, caring and it felt like he was an old friend. We enjoyed his story time about the history of the BVI. He is so attentive to each person onboard. He runs around like the energizer bunny, checking if you need another drink. He deeply cares that everyone has the best experience possible. He even knows everyone by name almost instantly. Another thing that sets him apart from other day sails is that he participates with you. When we arrived at "The Baths" in Virgin Gorda, after getting everyone snorkeled up, he snorkeled with the group to shore and then led us on a walking tour thru the boulders, telling us what each different part was called. Then he led us on a snorkel tour. We had an awesome time and would definitely choose Patouche again. You will be safe and in good hands with Captain Joe.

Visited June 2013
Thank Kevin J
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Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
“Great Day on the Water”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

My wife and I were in the BVI's for our 20th Anniversary and stayed at Peter Island. We booked a day trip through the resort with Captain Joe to snorkel at The Bath's plus other spots. Joe met us plus 5 other couples at the dock and it was a pleasurable experience right from the start.
Captain Joe was very informative and had great stories about the history of the Islands and was always handy with a water or other cold beverage.

We stopped at a few great snorkeling spots and had an excellent lunch at one spot. Joe got in the water with us at the Bath's and gave us a personal tour...other visitors to the Bath's were very jealous.

We are in the process of getting a Sail and Stay vacation setup with Patouche Charters and Captain Joe for next year so we can bring our two boys down to enjoy the islands with a great host.

Visited June 2013
Thank Keith S
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Best Charter in the Islands”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We did a snorkeling day chartered with Captain Joe a few weeks ago and had a blast, we have been on multiple charters in BVI and around the world and honestly this was the best experience we’ve had. Captain Joe has a very well kept boat, he is polite, knowledgeable, and always has a cold beverage on hand. He is the only person I would charter with in the BVI (trust us we did several)…

Visited May 2013
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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Great day sail.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Husband and I went on a cruise in Feb. We wanted an excursion without the cruise ship crowds. I found this tour via other cruisers and using TripAdvisor. It was easy to book and to get to the marina. We were on the boat with 8 other people plus Joe.

It was nice to not have to worry about anything. Captain Joe made it a great day. Enjoyable to talk with...infact we enjoyed everyone that happened to be on the boat that day.

The boat comfortably accommodated all of us. Enough room to lay around on the front or sit in the shade.

Due to swells coming in from the north we were unable to goto the Baths. So Capt Joe took us to the Indians, Pirates Bight for lunch ( some of us snorkeled here too), then the Caves. I enjoyed each location. I saw a sting ray and squid at Pirates Bight while snorkeling.

We are looking forward to going back to the BVI. When we do we will do this tour again.

Visited March 2013
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“Sailing with Patouche Charters a Must!!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed on Scrub Island for a week and knew we needed to find a fun sailing charter to leave the island and experience the BVI's and that we did with Joe! We did two day sails with Joe and both were unique and fun in their own. Joe is very professional, personable, friendly, very knowledgeable about the islands and made us all feel at ease while sailing and snorkeling. He did a fantastic job of taking us to sights where we had the best snorkeling we've ever experienced. He changed our sailing trip plans around so that we could see the Mega Yacht Boats regatta off of Virgin Gorda and gave us a play-by-play as to what each boat was doing and what kind of boats they were. Did I mention he has the best rum punch!!! He took us to Peter Island for lunch for the first day and Saba Rock Resort the second day where we had the best "fish taco's and "Mahi Ruebens". We have been to several different islands/countries in the Caribbean and we always charter a sail boat for the day...Joe has them all beat and we know we will be disappointed when we go somewhere else and it won't be Joe. He truly made our trip memorable and his sailing trips were the highlight of our vacation for the four of us. Our next trip to the BVI's will definitely include a charter or two with Joe. If you go to Tortola and don't hook up with Joe...it's your loss!!! Thank you Joe for giving us more great memories.

Visited March 2013
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