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“Best sailing charter in St John”
Review of Sail Safaris

Sail Safaris
Ranked #16 of 42 Tours in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sail from the beach in Cruz Bay, St John to wild islands, snorkel the fringing coral reef and have lunch on an uninhabited cay in the Virgin Islands National Park.We specialize in small groups of 2 to 8 people, to make your day both memorable and personal. Sail Safaris is a Spirit Airlines top pick for the Caribbean and recommended by Fodor's travel guides, Conde Nast Traveller and of course TripAdvisor.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Hartford, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Best sailing charter in St John”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Day sail for our family of 4 to Jost van Dyke with Justin and Lindsey. First stop was Honeymoon Bay for some snorkeling. Lindsey was out in the water with use and helped to identify some things for us.Wife saw a ray while out and I saw some great fish along the reef. Added bonus was the turtle that popped up by the boat as we were leaving. 1 reef in the main and a reefed jib and a smooth sail to Jost. Followed Justin's recommendations and enjoyed some drinks and lunch on Jost. Sail back was just as good. On prior trips we went on some larger cat charters and will never do that again after this experience. Thanks for a wonderful day.

Visited January 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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“Perfect Day”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a wonderful full day sailing and snorkeling with Justin and Lindsey on the Dell Rose. Our 3 teens were new to snorkeling and enjoyed Lindsey's instruction and guidance. Justin was great; taking us to wonderful spots and telling us about where we were sailing (and letting us just "be" and enjoy the wind, water, sunshine and scenery when that was our inclination.) We all five agreed that it was our favorite day of our week on St. John. Thanks so much!

Visited December 2012
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
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“Ocean Bliss!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

My family of 5 and I went aboard their 40ft sailboat for a half day excursion and had a blast! Our captain Justin and our co-captain Lindsey were great tour guides! Both were extremely knowledgeable in sailing and some of the history of St. John! We also really appreciated their sense of humor, as our family's humor can be a bit out of control! The ride was extremely relaxing as well as exciting as we caught some really big gusts!! We even got to some swimming, relax in the water and enjoy a crisp beer! We all agreed this was the highlight of our trip! There is no better way than to enjoy the weather and good company than out on the water sailing!

I highly recommend you sail while in St. John with Sail Safaris! You won't regret your choice! We are already hoping to be back next year and most likely will book a full day excursion!

*SAIL* because wind is cheaper than gas!

Visited December 2012
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Capt_Han, Owner at Sail Safaris, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
It's great to hear such a positive review for Captain Justin and First Mate Lindsay. It's really nice that people take the time to write.

Justin is back for a second year and will be sailing our catamaran Fly Girl. We are happy to have him back! Lindsay is new to Sail Safaris but with her environmental and sailing background we are grateful to have her aboard.
Thanks for all the great reviews!
Capt. Han
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Thank you”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

December 13, 2012
We celebrated our 20th Anniversary with Sail Safaris Capt. Han and the Dell Rose. My wife and I and our two children (ages 8 and 12) had a fantastic day of sailing and snorkeling at Christmas Cove. Capt. Han was very skillful, knowledgeable and welcoming to all of us on the beautiful Dell Rose. The snorkeling was great in Christmas Cove and we saw lots of interesting fish along the long coral reef there including barracuda and rays. We would highly recommend this trip to others.

Visited December 2012
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Muscatine, Iowa
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“Awesome beach cat”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Had the opportunity to sail on a hobie catamaran with Sail Safari. Great trip, exciting, wet, and unbelievable snorkeling. Han, the owner, is a great guy and very welcoming. The whole family felt this was the highlight of our trip to St. John. Enjoy!

Visited June 2012
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