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“Exceptional day on the water with an exceptional captain”

Big Blue Excursions
Ranked #5 of 40 Tours in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Charter your Private Power boat for groups of 2-11 passengers or enjoy a Sailing Adventure with us! It's your way every day on Big Blue's 31 foot Grady Whites "Gypsea Girl" or "Big Blue". Or sail our 37 foot Tayana sailboat "Papillon". Vessels are roomy and comfortable for your private group. We'll help you design the perfect itinerary for your group and create the best day of your vacation!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
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“Exceptional day on the water with an exceptional captain”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Best captain in the USVI. Captain Mindy knows the islands, the best snorkel sites and what it takes to insure that everyone on board has a fantastic experience. She truely loves what she is doing and shares that passion with her passengers. She went above and beyond the call in helping us get off the island during Tropical Storm Bertha. A wonderful person we look forward to seeing again on our next visit to St John.

Visited July 2014
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North Barrington, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Captain Mindy shares her love of the beautiful islands and water . .”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Don't miss this special opportunity to receive more than a boating day. This was our fifth trip to St. Thomas/St. John/BVI and Captain Mindy showed us our best snorkeling yet on Gypsy Girl!! Extra Bonus: she shares her passion with details about the birds, fish, islands that again we didn't know after many boating trips in the usvi and bvi. Upper deck seating was fun for kids and breath-taking views, too. And to make the trip golden she treated my 85 & 79 year old parents like they were her own. Rain came quickly and she brought out the jackets which kept us warm. Our family is looking forward to trying a day of sailing in the future. This is a must! You will want to invite Captain Mindy to thanksgiving dinner. Great boat, great islands, great captain.

Visited July 2014
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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
“We will do it a third time next year”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was the 2nd year we have chartered Big Blue. Captain Mindy picked us up in St Thomas and we went out with her for 2 days. She is so nice, flexible, easy going, knowledgeable. It is obvious she is incredibly passionate about what she does and her environment. She took us to amazing pristine beaches and snorkling areas. She also arranged for a fabulous lobster lunch which we looked forward to for months. The 2 days out on the Gypsea Girl are always the best of our vacation.

Visited July 2014
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Pelham Manor, New York
1 review
“The day on our vacation, we look forward to the most!”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have visited St. John with our three children twice. If you are staying at The Westin, Big Blue is so convenient because it picks you right up at the water sports area of the beach. Captain Mindy was our captain a year ago and she had so much local knowledge and history we loved learning about. Captain Conner was our captain this year and he too was a great tour guide suggesting different spots to visit. Gypsea Girl, the boat, is perfect for a fun day out on the water!

Visited June 2014
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Centreville, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great boat day!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was our 3rd time to St. John and we always do boat day. It was our first time using Big Blue. Mindy was our Captain and she was awesome! She is competent, full of local knowledge and a great person to spend the day with. The boat is clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend her.

Visited July 2014
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