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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
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We chartered Patouche simply because they were the only outfit willing to work during the off season. Our expectations were far exceeded. From the time Captain Joe picked us up at the dock to the time they dropped us off, we were catered too and made to feel like family. We were absolutely impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail. They constantly ensured we were safe, happy and pampered. We will return ASAP. It was absolutely one of the best days of our trip to the BVI.

Thank pksmartt
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went out with Captain Joe and the Patouche II and had an excellent time! Great snorkelling and Joe knows the history of all the islands. Planning on doing a second trip this vacation. Thanks for the great time Joe!

Thank Nathan C
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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.

Thank Kevin J
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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.

Thank Keith S
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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)…

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