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“True Vieques Experience”

Marauder Sailing Charters - Private Tours
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Esperanza
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We offer several sailing and snorkeling cruises including half day, full day, sunset, Sunday brunch, private and customized trips to make your Vieques vacation even more memorable. All of our excursions include meals, beverages and an open bar. "The best way to see Vieques is aboard Marauder!"
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Just returned from my third visit to Vieques, the best Caribbean island you've never heard of. While the overall trip was marvelous, our Marauder cruise was definitely a highlight. Capt. Nate (we joked that we expected to see a grizzled old sea captain when hearing that name) and First Mate Jade were experienced sailors and hosts and did their utmost to make us feel like part of the family. The intimate grouping (only six passengers) made for great conversation and budding friendships.

After setting sail, Nate took us on a leisurely course to a secluded beach and coral reef, where we were able to spend a good amount of time snorkeling and relaxing...viewing rays, flying fish, dolphins, sea turtles and an amazing array of underwater animals and plants. We never felt rushed...in fact, the overall trip lasted considerably longer than promised. Can't wait to return to Vieques...and, when we do, will definitely plan to join Marauder again.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We had a great day sailing with captain and chef Nate... :-) thank you guys for nice weather, interesting talks, delicious food, a breathtaking bay for snorkelling and good music. Also the Pina Colada was great... :-) we really enjoyed being the only guests and felt perfectly taken cared of (especially with regard to your nurse qualities...). :-)

We wish you a lot of guests as nice as we were (maybe less complicated)...!

Have fun and a great time!
Sandra and Sandra

Thank Sandramailx
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Just a great time. Nate and Nacki are great guys, good food and drink. Very relaxing. Snorkeling was good. Overall very relaxing!!

Thank SSkonieczki
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We sailed on our last full day in Vieques with Nate and Jade. Both of them are full of wit and personality and seemed like old friends by the end of our trip. Nate went above and beyond with lunch and Jade took pictures while some of us went snorkeling. Nate's boat is full of character and the sail back was so peaceful for me. I am amazed with both Nate and Jade's stories of how they came to be in Vieques and I will definitely visit again and sail with them! Nate and Jade I wish you both well and Nate, I will recommend your sailing company to anyone who visits Vieques! The day was lovely and the sailing was amazing! Thank you for making it so relaxing and fun for us.

Thank Tami70
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had the pleasure to sail with Capt. Nate for our one year anniversary. I was actually referred via Capt. Judi of "Sea Vieques" when our reservation had to be cancelled due to weather. She was awesome enough to recommend Capt. Nate and he was kind enough to take us aboard with such short notice.

Let me tell you first off, Capt. Nate has really thought of EVERYTHING! This entire tour was put together so well that it felt like staying at a five star resort on the boat. As we sailed around Vieques, we learned a bit about the different beaches and the history of the island and the bombings. His first mate was there to take our drinks orders the entire time and supply us with a generous supply of Medalla and their home made Piña Colada's. We had yummy chips and salsa to hold us over on the initial sail before finally reaching our Snorkeling spot off of blue Beach.

All snorkeling gear was provided and it's not the cheap kind that you'd get with most excursions. All snorkels were "dry" snorkels and the goggles and fins were like new. We got to swim along the island across from Blue Beach for some of the best snorkeling we'd had on the island. This is the kind of snorkeling you cant get to on your own while in Vieques because its only accessible by boat. I saw a puffer fish while my wife spotted a Barracuda! One of the others caught a glimpse of a sea turtle!

Afterwards we swam back to the boat where Capt. Nate had prepared lunch. Capt. Nate must have went to culinary school, cause the lunch he made was fantastic! It was a real treat to have such a delicious meal prepared on an excursion like this. Afterwards we got to relax under the sun and enjoy a few more homemade Piña Colada's before taking the sunset sail back.

When we returned, he took us back to shore and surprised us with a bottle of local Rum for our anniversary. It was the perfect end to a fantastic day. I HIGHLY recommend taking a sail on the Marauder. Capt. Nate has a great little thing going here and you really should check it out. Worth every penny!

Thank Solo0312
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