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“Captain Wilson hit a home run across 3 generations - Everyone's Highlight of our Year”

Big Blue Excursions
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Private Boat Excursions around the US and British...
Ranked #6 of 40 Tours in Cruz Bay
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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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 16, 2010

HIGHLY RECOMMEND - WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT OUR DAY ON BIG BLUE CONSTANTLY!!! If you are contemplating a sightseeing trip or boat adventure while in St. Thomas, do not hesitate and do not look any further. Captain Wilson is a gem, and our day on Big Blue exceeded every expectation and then some. Traveled with Captain Wilson in early April around St. John and St. Thomas (he will also do trips to British Virgin Islands too) and brought my parents (late 70's) and also children (age 5 and 7). My kids loved him, and he kept them highly involved during the trip pointing our different aspects of the wildlife, making them feel important in the decision making process regarding where to go/what to do, passing out suckers, showing them numerous pictures + info of fish and coral, and a genuine trustworthy and fun personality. My parents in their late 70's enjoyed him tremendously also, he is extremely knowledgeable and they enjoyed the historical component of the sights we were visiting. My wife and i enjoyed him tremendously as well and we couldn't have asked for a more special day - definately the highlilght of our vacation. We received great value for our money during our day - 3 different beautiful snorkling spots (he has all of the gear and also for the kids) a beautiful spot to stop for lunch on Caneel Bay, and a lenghtly sigtseeing tour of several beaches (loved Trunk Bay) and old sugar plantations. Captain Wilson will also snap pictures during your trip and they were emailed to me before I got back to our hotel (including several underwater shots of my family snorkling which were awesome!). We were able to snorkle with turtles which my kids are still talking about the boat and talking about him. Fully stocked cooler with beer, water, pop, and snacks included were definately utilized! Big Blue is a powerboat, so we were definately able to see more spots than if we were sailing in my opinion. Captain Wilson will take you wherever you want to go, will offer numerous suggestions, is highly informed and I am confident you will be talking about your day for a long time after as we still are.

On a side note, Big Blue goes out of Red Hook Harbor, which was about 20 minutes from our hotel at Marriott Frenchmans Reef and Morningstar. You can arrange for him to pick you up elsewhere if it's an issue. Lots of great bars and restaurants at the Red Hook area, and Iggie's was awesome for dinner with kids on the way home to Marriott from Red Hook.

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Reviewed April 4, 2010

We highly recommend a trip with Big Blue! What a wonderful day we had! The snorkeling was fantastic and the boat comfortable and spotless. It was so nice not fighting the crowds and enjoying the day with our family. Captain Wilson made the trip a lot of fun! We are planning to be back in St. Thomas again next year and will definitely be booking with Big Blue!

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Reviewed April 3, 2010

Had an amazing day of snorkeling and island hopping. Captain Wilson is a seasoned guide and master of the hidden wonders of the US and BVI's. Captain Wilson has a great personality and was very entertaining and accommodating. We are already planning our next trip to the islands and can't wait to get back on Big Blue.

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Reviewed March 23, 2010

We enjoyed every second of this trip and did not want the day to end! Capt Wilson was very professional and we felt completely save on his boat. He is very knowlegeable about the islands and took us to all of the best places! Snorkeling was so much fun! Our group will never forget this experience and we all agreed it was money well spent.

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Reviewed March 7, 2010

We had a group of four and wanted to get away from the big group boats. We also wanted to change up our itinerary because we had already done the Virgin Gorda, Diamond Bay, Yost Van Dyke, typical tour. Captain Wilson is a blast. He took us to several awesome snorkeling spots, a great lunch, and then gave us plenty of time to spend at the "Soggy Dollar Bar". We will go with Captain Wilson on Big Blue every time we go to St. Thomas. We highly recommend the experience.

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