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“Best day in Antigua”

Tropical Catamaran Sailing Day Tours
Ranked #2 of 18 Tours in Jolly Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tropical Catamaran Sailing. We are a Private Day Charter Company based in Antigua. We offer day tours on board our 40ft Catamaran Sailing Yacht "Cat Tales". Captain James & your Host Sherrill will ensure your day is comfortable & enjoyable, including a BBQ lunch & Drinks. We sail the scenic coastline to many sandy beaches or reefs for snorkeling, swimming or relaxing Sunbath. We can guarantee a great day with us on Cat Tales.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
287 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Best day in Antigua”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We went out with 4 other friends on Cattales II. Jim & Sherrill asked us if we wanted to do some sailing as there was a good wind and we said yes please. The sailing was very exciting and They handled the boat very easily. I was given a turn at the helm which was great. We moored up for a swim and had a delicious lunch then set off for some more sailing before heading back to Jolly Harbour. It was a great day out and Jim & Sherrill were excellent hosts. You get a great view of the island from the sea and get to see the beautiful coastline. No trip to Antigua would be complete without a day out on Cattales. Thoroughly recommend it.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Martin C
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James-Sherrill, Owner at Tropical Catamaran Sailing Day Tours, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Hello again Martin ........we say again, because you & family have booked us for your sailing cruise each time you visit Antigua ............Thank you & Thanks for a nice review......

We agree that days sailing was brilliant fun with a brisk wind for sailing before anchoring in a sheltered fab sandy beach for our renowned BBQ lunch.......you showed us how relaxing on Cat Tales II spacious decks should be done ....our Passion Fruit Rum Punch helps here.....Brilliant !

We'll say Bye for now, as we think you may be back again someday !!

Best Wishes..James & Sherrill
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“Superb”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Two years ago we chartered with Jim and Sherrill and are delighted to report we had another brilliant day on the water. Jim and Sherrill have certainly set the benchmark! A comfortable and roomy catamaran that flew over the water as we made our way along the beautiful coastline towards a deserted bay where we anchored for a swim and for lunch. Great food and drink. Would not hesitate to book a third time when we next holiday in Antigua.

Visited January 2014
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James-Sherrill, Owner at Tropical Catamaran Sailing Day Tours, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you John & friends for your review.....Another second time around cruise with Topical Catamaran Sailing in Antigua !

We must be doing something right to have a series of guests taking second trip with Cat Tales II.......our promise of continuing high standards with the sail boat & cuisine have paid dividends with returning guests !

Cheers to you John and friends enjoying the cat sailing in the Caribbean......lets make it a THIRD time cruise !

Regards James & Sherrill
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Pleasanton, California
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“Sailing on the Cat”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Excellent experience from the beginning to the end. Simple on line reservation, simple booking transaction over the phone and setting up of the pickup time and date. We were a party of 6 people.

We met at the meeting point in the harbor on the agreed time, and board the Catamaran that was docked few minutes away (walking distance) from the meeting point.

Cat was in the perfect condition (like it was purchased yesterday), owners were very nice and knowledgable of the area.

We started on the traditional route, however, since I have a sailing license, I was allowed to sail the Cat and we have designed our 6 hours journey on our own.

Loved the rum punch, and the lunch was great! Ended up buying the same rum the host used to make a punch and are now enjoying it at home.

We toured the coast around St. John, stopped anywhere we wanted, dived at the ship reck, and finished the trip at the Jolly Harbour. Took a lot of pictures.

We have been on a cruise ship and have visited 9 different islands, on each of these island we have activities that include sailing, diving, car rental, snorkeling, etc ... this and the diving at Grand Turk was by far the best services experience of the whole trip.

I personally recommend James and Cherrill and their Catamaran Sailing service. Real pros and people who love what they are doing.

James did email us the pictures he took during our trip.

Visited December 2013
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James-Sherrill, Owner at Tropical Catamaran Sailing Day Tours, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Vlada & families.........what can we say but ...........PERFECT DAY !

The review you posted is just exactly what Sherrill & James strive to produce...EXCELLANCE ! and thanks for your a truly constructive review guys just awesome !!

Your two families along with the young ones in the family showed us that the whole sailing experience is enjoyed by all ages........nice guys.......nice conversation ! ....the Caribbean sailing was great from St Johns to Jolly Harbour.......Tropical Catamaran Sailing say thank you Vlada & families for choosing us.

See you another day hopefully...James & Sherrill.
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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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“GREAT way to spend the day!!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We took the Sailing Lunch cruise with Captain Jim & Hostess Sherrill, the lovely couple who own the boat, Cat Tales II. There were 8 of us (work associates/friends) in addition to the hosts. The boat was in FANTASTIC shape and was extremely clean. You can tell it is much loved! They took us on a nice ride out of the harbour then on to a cove for our lunch and snorkel time. We were able to hike to a hilltop occupied by the remains of Ft. Barrington (built approx 1783) while our lunch was being prepared. It was amazing! The view was breathtaking. Lunch was a yummy herb crusted grilled chicken and a greek salad along with our choice of red &/or white wine. As for the Rum punch made by our hosts...OH MY WORD!! Suffice it to say that this is one of the best excursions EVER! Love the small party size (10 guests max) and it is worth every penny. We will definitely be visiting Jim & Sherrill again when/if we make it back to Antigua...YOU SHOULD TOO!! To Jim & Sherrill: Y'all were AWESOME!!

Visited January 2014
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James-Sherrill, Owner at Tropical Catamaran Sailing Day Tours, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Hey Wendy & Friends........Y'all were AWESOME to !!.......cracking review from you guys ...thank you ! ..........

A bunch of really nice guys.......really nice surroundings......really nice sailing...what more can you wish for ! .....Hurry up & get back down to Antigua you people......we so enjoyed your company...... Cat Tales II is waiting patiently for your return !

Say hi to all the gang......Cheers ...Skipper James & Hostess Sherrill
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Houston, Texas
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“Best day of our vacation!”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

My family and I went on a southern caribbean cruise over Christmas, and we all agree that the day we spent on Cat Tales II was the best by far. As soon as we stepped on board with Jim and Sherrill, we knew we were in good hands. Not only is the catamaran spacious with a fabulous trampoline for lounging, it is immaculate. I never knew boats could be so clean!

We started our lunch cruise with some homemade rum punch (which had been perfected by Jim and Sherrill), and we took in the beauty of Antigua. Our host and hostess were so knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we had. After about ten minutes, we felt as if we had known the couple for years! They were so fun and hospitable, it was like we were sailing with old friends. We arrived at a secluded beach with a fort at the top of a large hill. While trying to plan how we would swim ashore without submerging our cell phones (for pictures), Jim pulled out the perfect-sized waterproof bag! We swam to the beach with everything we needed! We can't thank Jim and Sherrill enough for suggesting we climb the hill to the fort! From the top, we had a breathtaking, 360-degree view of the island. Jim and Sherrill were even kind enough to take our picture from the catamaran once we made it to the top!

When we didn't think our day could get any better, lunch was served. While Jim was busy on the Cat Tales II grill, Sherrill was inside the cabin putting together a refreshing greek salad, along with bread and dipping sauces. I don't know what they did to the chicken, but it was the most delicious thing that my family and I ate that entire week we were on vacation. It had a delightful blend of spices and was grilled to perfection. Even the dressing on the salad was fantastic! Not to mention, Jim helped document our day with his camera, so that everyone could be in the photos together (he later emailed them to us!)

Our day aboard Cat Tales II in Antigua was truly unforgettable, and we consider ourselves so fortunate to have found Jim and Sherrill. Your trip to Antigua is not complete until you go sailing with this amazing couple . We will definitely be back soon!! Thank you again for the best day ever!

Visited December 2013
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James-Sherrill, Owner at Tropical Catamaran Sailing Day Tours, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
JUST A WONDERFUL GREAT REVIEW !....

Thanking you Jessica & your family for choosing Tropical Catamaran Sailing for your Christmas Eve sailing cruise ! We recall that 6hr sailing cruise was excellent in every way possible...and your very detailed review shows this Thanks..............

From the collection at your Cruise Ship in St Johns we knew it was going to be a fab day....families are always so interesting to get along with....and your family was among the best !

Its just natural for Sherrill & myself to come across as friendly and organised Skipper & Hostess for our guests here in the Caribbean ! .........Truly Brilliant review Jessica ! ...Get back soon Guys !
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