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“John was great!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Thomas Boat Rental

St. Thomas Boat Rental
Ranked #1 of 40 Tours in Charlotte Amalie
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Owner description: We Offer You The Best Deal On Island with our one of a kind brand new 32' custom built ocean catamaran, the most fuel efficient design in the Virgin Islands. Save money with us! Other charters will run you $300-500 in fuel charges alone, but St. Thomas Boat Rental is the most eco friendly power boat around. We are the only company offering the $99 gas guarantee so that you will not be surprised at the fuel dock at the end of the day with a $400 fuel charge. Customize your own trip or let us customize one for you in the U.S Virgin Islands or the British Virgin Islands
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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“John was great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

John took my fiance and I out on the Innovation on July 6th for an amazing day in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. We met him at his dock in Sapphire. The first thing out of his mouth was, "this is your boat for the day," and he meant it. He left everything up to us providing valued and knowledgable input to help make our day worthwhile and efficient. Water and ice along with coolers were provided and we brought the beer and such. The best part of our day was ending up on a small beach on St. John on John's suggestion, we snorkeled and hung out on noodles in the beautiful water. The experience was everything we could have hoped for! If you want to get a real intimate look into all of the beautiful sights the islands have to offer, going through Saint Thomas Boat Rental is your best best.

Thanks John!

Visited July 2013
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mount sidney, va
2 reviews
“Thank you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

I chartered the Innovation on June17, 2013. We had a group of 9 people including my 2 sons, my parents, my aunt, and our 2 best friends. John emailed back and forth with me beginning in March to help me plan our trip. We were interested in renewing our vows for our 20th anniversary at the Baths at Virgin Gorda, visiting Foxy's at Jost Van Dyke, and snorkeling. John answered every single question that I had prior to the trip. Captain Roy was our captain for the day and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Roy shared many interesting facts about the islands with us as we traveled, and he also graciously agreed to read our vow renewal ceremony at the Baths. Roy did a wonderful job with the ceremony, and he kept each passengers' best interests in mind during the entire trip. We all did everything that we had hoped to do in one day on the water. John is a wonderful communicator, and Roy is not only an extraordinary captain but also became a wonderful friend. I can't wait to return to the islands and book our next trip with John and Roy!

Visited June 2013
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john b, Owner at St. Thomas Boat Rental, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind words. We love special trips like yours and enjoy being part of your of your day. We can't wait for your next trip.
Alex, Roy and John
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Jacksonville
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3 reviews
“AMAZING Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our boat trip from St. Thomas to St. John was our favorite experience of our entire vacation! Captain Roy asked us what all we wanted to do... swim, snorkel, see beautiful landscapes, and see sea turtles. He made it all happen! We traveled all around St. John going to amazing snorkeling sites, beautiful secluded beaches and swimming in pristine waters! We hadn't seen any sea turtles, so Roy took us somewhere special just so we could see them and we ended up getting to snorkel and swim with wild sea turtles. It was amazing! The price was great and well worth it, our kids loved it, ages 4, 9, and 10. St. Thomas Boat Rental came highly recommended, John was super easy to deal with via e-mail when we were planning our trip. Can't recommend them enough!

Visited June 2013
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“Transit to Virgin Gorda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Chartered the Innovation to transport us from St. Thomas to Virgin Gorda where we were renting a villa for the week. Enjoyed a half day trip that included lunch at Pirates Bight on Norman Island and snorkeling at the Indians Rocks. Captain Roy was great! Great way to get to the BVI's rather than taking the ferry. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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“Private and Personalized”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Capt John arranged our charter at the last minute, but it could not have been any better for us. We'd never chartered a boat before and didn't really know what to expect, and he outlined the basics clearly with a business-like manor. At first I didn't understand why Capt John was bragging about the boat's fuel efficiency...when it came to the 'you pay for gas at the end of the day' explanation, all became clear. We tooled around most of the day and spent less than $100 in gas. If I were more experienced, I should have been REALLY impressed.
We were REALLY impressed with our private captain, Capt Roy. He suggested locations for snorkeling. He found the perfect private beach for us. He managed us landlubbers on the boat politely and discretely. He tailored the day to maximize our enjoyment.
We packed our own lunch, but we could easily have stopped at one of several places for a bite to eat. We brought our own beer, but we could easily have stopped at one of several bars for a drink.
If you're looking for a personalized day, I recommend St Thomas Boat Rental. It was perfect.

Visited May 2013
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