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“Big Blue saved our vacation to St John”

Big Blue Excursions
Ranked #4 of 42 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
Annapolis, MD
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Big Blue saved our vacation to St John”
Reviewed June 12, 2010

For us snorkeling is the main reason to go to the Caribbean. During a recent week on St John we were very disappointed in the snorkeling off the many beaches. Most of the coral is dead. We decided to do a half day powerboat excursion with Capt. Wilson and it was the highlight of our week. The boat is very stable and fast. I'm a heavy guy and the boat was very easy to get in and out of the water. Capt. Wilson is very knowledgeable about the sea-life in each of the areas visited and brought valuable insight. We did a very cool drifting snorkel off an island with a bird sanctuary plus we visited two other beach areas that are hard to reach by land… all in a half-day charter. Everything was at our own pace, a truly great relaxing day. There were sea turtles, angle fish, sea anemones and lots of very cool fish. He even let me drive for a while. He’s very attentive and respectful of the nature. Unlike some other charter's we’ve done in St. Croix and the Bahamas, Capt. Wilson was very flexible about cancelling a subsequent booked trip and refunding the deposit when the weather did not cooperate. The boat is very clean and well maintained. A trip on Big Blue is highly recommended.

Thank Fazz
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great trip to several spots, smooth boat ride”
Reviewed May 22, 2010

Capt Wilson took us to a few snorkeling spots around St Thomas, & St John, beautiful sites that you would never have seen without a boat. Also went to Foxy's at Jost Van Dyke for lunch. The ride across was quick and smooth, you don't even hardly notice the waves(and they were big that day it was very windy). The twin catamaran was so much better than a sailboat or monohull boat., and Big Blue was clean, with a great stereo system as well. We were chillin to caribbean music while under way. Overall a great day, I would definately recommend it.

1 Thank aamargo
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Day on Big Blue”
Reviewed May 10, 2010

This is a must do when in the BVI. Captain Wilson was great. Best snorkeling and island hopping. Loved Foxy's and Soggy Dollar. Order the Pain Killers, they are the best. The boat was great and Captain Wilson made the ride as smooth as possible. Will definately book again when we are in the islands.

1 Thank bgohlingho
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Captain Wilson saved our vacation!”
Reviewed April 26, 2010

We were having a so-so time until we had a day with captain wilson. the boat is amazingly clean, he is just delightful and knows how to show everyone a wonderful day. We let him plan the day and we went to awesome beaches, fantastic snorkeling, delicious lunch and cute shops. This is a MUST!! We had such a terrific day it turned our vacation around. We easily feel it was the best day of our vacation.
Thank you Bradley........we really had a most excellent day with you that we will never forget. Will definitely contact you next time we are back!

2 Thank ldjsue
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Chuluota, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed April 20, 2010

Best time we ever had !!! Capt. Wilson knows where all the right places are,local history great snorkeling spots and all the bars as well !!!!! Great comfortable boat, Great Capt. running the show !!!!!!SOMETHING EVERYONE MUST DO !!!!

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