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“Wonderful sunset cruise”

Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures
Ranked #16 of 42 Tours in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: CLOUD 9 is a beautiful and spacious Beneteau Sailing Sloop. Sail through beautiful turquoise waters, pass many lush tropical outlying cays, majestic rocks and tranquil beaches. Have a drink, enjoy fabulous snorkeling, take a turn at the helm. Cloud 9 offers a variety of trips. Choose a half day or full day sailing trip, enjoy a snorkel stop, relax on a romantic sunset sail, visit the world famous beaches and bars on Jost Van Dyke or customize your own private charter. Plus, Cloud 9 is the only day sail charter boat in St. John that now offers Scuba Diving! All of our trips depart from Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI. Cloud 9 features comfortable seating in our shaded cockpit, a spacious deck for those who like to sit in the sun and have some fun. We have a swim platform for easy access to the water. Cloud 9 has snorkel gear on board for our guest to use, a fresh water rinse and a full bathroom below deck.Choose a trip on Cloud 9 for one of the highlights of your vacation. Visit our website to make an advance booking.
Reviewed January 18, 2014

We booked a sunset cruise from Cruz Bay and got an incredible experience from it. Apparently Cloud 9's owner has two boats, one of which he skippers. We sailed in the other boat, with Darius and Allie. They were a great crew, and we would definitely ask for their boat again if it was available. They were very friendly, very knowledgeable, and (it seemed to us landlubbers) very competent. We had a thoroughly pleasant and scenic time. The boat would hold up to 6 guests, but we lucked out - we were the only couple on board.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

A fabulous day of sailing on January 10, 2013. Captain Dave and Crew Allie are a dynamic and erudite duo! We started with a wonderful snorkeling stop at Lovango Cay and then headed over to Jost Van Dyke. The boat was great and we were traveling at over 8 knots. The decks were awash - this was our dream sailing trip! We had a fun lunch at Foxy's and then went over to White Bay, where we enjoyed the beautiful beach. Our sail back to St. John was outstanding, this time with the wind at our backs. If you like REAL sailing, you will love the Cloud 9.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I sailed yesterday afternoon with Captain Dave and his first mate, Sherita, from Cruz Bay to Lavonga and back, with absolutely wonderful snorkeling off the coast of Lavonga. Everything about the experience was excellent. Capt. Dave is an expert sailor. Through almost four hours of sailing, he never once turned on the motor, relying only on winds so that we heard nothing but natural sounds. He reads voraciously -- knows everything from the engineering and mechanics of sailing to the great literature of it -- and is also knowledgeable about the Rocky Mountains (he was a skiing instructor in Colorado for eight years before moving to St. John). His first mate, Sherita, is a beautiful snorkeler and swimmer who guided us to the best snorkeling spots along Lavonga. She pointed out a lobster and an octopus that we would've missed otherwise and a "feather duster" that looks exactly like its name until she dived down to touch it and it instantly shut tight like a little button. Capt. John has everything you need -- snorkeling equipment, water, soda and rum drinks (Sherita makes a great Painkiller, with fresh nutmeg). We had an unforgettable afternoon and will call him the next time we come to St. John.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

It was raining as we left the dock but they provided the most spectacular full rainbow I've ever seen. Darius and Allie were incredibly gracious hosts and skilled sailors. They got us out of the rain quickly and it was an amazing sail. It was a great way to get out on the water.

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

My wife, son and I spent a great day on January 4th on Cloud 9 snorkeling and visiting Jost! Beautiful and spacious boat, and Dave and Ally were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and attentive. Started with a nice snorkel stop--Capt Dave even followed us around in the dinghy "just in case", then over to Foxy's for a tasty lunch and then on to White Bay, the Soggy Dollar and some beach time. Couple of rain squalls blew in, but they passed through and the sun quickly came back--being on a sail in a sudden storm was all part of the adventure! We had full confidence in the crew, who were able to combine strict attention to their duties with a relaxed and very friendly attitude. A strong recommend on this one!

Thank Gary S
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