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“3 years in a row!!”
Review of Sun Sea Charters

Sun Sea Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: For 10 years Sunsea Charters has been specializing in private excursions throughout the US and British Virgin Islands. Whether your idea of fun is snorkeling, island hopping, tubing, surfing, or even cliffdiving, Sunsea has the most experienced, local captains to make the most memorable day of your vacation.
Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Just took our 3rd trip with Alex in 3 years. It is a must do when we are in St Thomas. The past two years we stayed on the island but this year was just a stop on the cruise. We knew it was the best thing to do if we had only one day. Every trip has been a little different too. Great lunch, excellent snorkeling, outstanding drinks and an awesome captain!!!

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Reviewed May 16, 2012

I have been out with Captain Alex multiple times on BVI day trips. A few times a year I entertain out of town friends and family and their trips would not be complete without a day on Alex's boat. On two occasions friends booking a return trip to visit St. Thomas would not finalize their dates until they knew he was available. What makes Alex so amazing is his ability to read a group and really personalize it to them. Of the more than 10 plus trips I have had none were the same and all equally amazing. He can offer it all: being the only people on a pristine secluded beach, local island restaurants, unbelievable snorkeling, one of a kind beach bars and incredible nature walks. He is also very informative on local wildlife, history and culture. Also just a truly friendly person that makes you feel at home the second you step on his immaculately clean and comfortable boat.

1  Thank caribesandnsea
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Reviewed April 6, 2012

If you are looking for a great tour with someone who knows all of the best places to go, Alex is your man. He's a local who has clearly spent his youth exploring all of the amazing places in St. Thomas.

People have told us that the best snorkeling is on the British islands, but Captain Alex certainly proved that was not the case. Save a few dolloars and let him take you to his local spots because you will have an amazing experience. I think my favorite place was an island outcropping of giant blocks of rocks that he said they used to dive off of as kids. It has a fun underwater bridge that you can swim underneath to the other side. There were crabs on the rocks that would run as you swam by. It's difficult to describe the beauty of it, you just need to go and experience it.

We snorkeled at 4 different places, all unbelievably beautiful and all very different. Having a local guide makes all the difference and his experience made it incredible. For lunch he suggested stopping at a delicious deli and then heading to another favorite spot to eat. The deli was fantastic and the favored spot was perfect for a lunch picnic. ...and of course, the snorkeling there was amazing. It was a reef that was a nursery ground for fish. We saw so many beautiful fish!

Our 18 year old Italian foreign exchange student really wanted to see turtles, so Alex said he knew of a spot where we were all but guaranteed to see them. He also warned that the big tours came there and that it would probably be crowded, but that if we didn't mind that, it was a pretty sure thing. He took us as far from the big boats as possible, but still in the main path of the turtles. Our boy got some amazing turtle pictures and it was worth being in this popular area. Oh, and Alex spoke Italian with our student!

The greatest thing about having a local guide with a power boat? He knows where the big groups go and avoids them. Your intimate group stays just that way, intimate. So if you are looking for a laid back, small group tour, you won't find anyone better. I think the best compliment I can give is to say that we will book him again the next time we're in St. Thomas.

2  Thank calgalfox
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Have chartered with Big Blue four times in the past but Capt Wilson went to Sweden. Always thought he was the best but I now think Capt Alex is better. Terrific way to spend a day snorkeling in the VI's or BVI's. His boat is immaculate and he is very accomadating.

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

My wife & I recently chartered Alex's boat for the day and could not say enough good things about Alex. It was easily the highlight of our trip. We let Alex know before our trip that we were very laid back & would defer to him for what we should do on our day trip. We are not big snorklers so Alex took us all over the USVI & BVI island hoping. We stopped along the way at different islands & bays to swim and walk along the beach. We also stopped by the Soggy Dollar Bar & Foxy's along the way. I could never have imagined how fun it would be anchoring, swimming in, and having a pain killer. Alex was also very informative about the islands history & culture. It was an amazing experience & wish we could have captured Alex for one more day before we left. We will definitely look up Alex on our next trip to St. Thomas.

Thank mattmieras
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