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“My first experience on a Sailboat”
Review of Fury Charters

Fury Charters
Ranked #3 of 40 Tours in Charlotte Amalie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: SWIM WITH THE TURTLES SNORKEL SAIL! The #1 excursion in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas just got a whole lot better! Join the US Coast Guard certified professional crew of the newly refit, impeccably maintained, sailing yacht Fury on a 1/2 day excursion to Swim with the Giant Green Sea Turtles at the National Wildlife Marine Sanctuary at Buck Island. Here you will encounter a variety of sea life, including stingrays, conch, starfish, tropical fish and up to 20 endangered green sea turtles feeding "naturally" along our beautiful, calm, protected coral reef. Fury is not one of those large, overcrowded cattlemarans, Fury is a classic 46' Morgan Ketch with a maximum capacity of 25 passengers, providing a superior experience and unparalleled service for our guests. Plenty of shade for the fair-skinned under the custom bimini. We will even pick you up at the Havensite Cruiseship Dock with our boat. NO CAB RIDES! NO HASSLES! Don't miss this unique and popular wildlife experience! FURY IS A NON-SMOKING VESSEL.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our second port of call on our cruise (Carnival Dream) on January 28, 2014 was Charlotte Amalie. One of our group of three wanted to snorkel, so as "shore excursion finder" I chose this particular trip through the United cruise site catalog. Random choice sometimes works really well! Our sail to the snorkeling area at Buck Island with Fury Charters, with crew of Mike and Nikki, couldn't have been more perfect. Small group, great camaraderie and local information, and it looked like the snorkelers had a great time while two of us lounged on the boat watching all the activity and indulging in the tasty rum punch and snacks provided by Fury. The capacity of the craft is approx. 25, there is a head below in the cabin and a shade tarp if you prefer to not be in the sun. Biodegradable sunscreen highly recommended, but apply before getting on the craft; no aerosol spray is permitted once aboard. Take into account your susceptibility of experiencing motion sickness. If you've never snorkeled, Nikki and Mike will be sure you learn the basics, and it is guided once in the water, with Nikki going out with the group. The trip is roughly an hour to the site, an hour snorkeling, and an hour return...for cruise ship passengers, round up the whole adventure to 4 hours and do try to be on time for the start. We did wait for a few passengers who were delayed, but you really don't want to miss this!

Thank RonnyG
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Captain & Mate provided a fabulous tour. The silent wind powered sail to Buck Island was just a wonderful prelude to the time spent snorkeling with the turtles. The small group size allowed for a very personalized tour. Highly recommend this excursion!

1  Thank Wallace J
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

We chartered the Fury for a sunset sail after our wedding for about a dozen people. We had plenty of space on the boat and could've easily accommodated more. Captain Mike was extremely helpful with communication and also resolving an issue that arose with where to dock and pick up our guests. He ended up arranging a taxi to take our guests from the wedding ceremony to Yacht Haven where the boat was waiting. We had a wonderful sail around the harbor to watch the sunset with great music, appetizers (veggies, cheese, dip) and shrimp cocktail for the return. Of course, free flowing drinks as well!

Both Mike and Nikki were great making everyone feel comfortable and welcome on the boat and contributed to the perfect day and evening after our wedding and before going to the dinner reception. I highly recommend the Fury for private charters and the half day snorkel which some of us did the day prior and had a great time on that as well.

Thank Rylan0_0
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Mike and Chelsea were great hosts for our trip on the Fury. The pickup location was very convenient to get to from the cruise terminal. After a brief downpour, we had a great trip out to Buck Island. They got us out to the island quickly so we could get started before the rush as it is a very popular snorkeling location. They were also very helpful with the kids (8, 9, 12, 13). We will definitely seek this excursion out when we come back to St. Thomas!

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was our last port of our cruise and talk about saving the best for last! Captain Mike and Nikki made sure that we all had a great time. We sailed out to Buck island on a a beautiful day in St Thomas. My husband has always had a hard time snorkeling so Mike gave him a quick lesson and he actually enjoyed it! We saw lots of turtles and a stingray! We really felt privileged not to be in one of the "cattle boats". We weren't ready for our sailing adventure to end. When we go back to St Thomas we will definitely be calling Fury Charters again!

1  Thank Tammy B
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usvisailior, Manager at Fury Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2014

Thank you for the positive review. Turtle Cove is such a great snorkel spot as it has very calm waters for those who are not strong swimmers. Look forward to seeing you both real soon!

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