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Private Boat Excursions around the US and British Virgin Islands provided by Big Blue Excursions

Private Boat Excursions around the US and British Virgin Islands

Private Boat Excursions around the US and British Virgin Islands
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from £598.27 per group (up to 6)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56354P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Captain • Private tour • Bottled water • Cooler stocked with ice, assorted soft drinks, and beer • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Floats • Fresh water rinse • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
The listed price does not include a fuel surcharge, payable at the end of your trip. The fuel surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control. We start the day with a full tank of fuel so you only pay for what you use on your trip. Depending on your chosen destinations prices can vary between $80-$350. • BVI Customs fees ($70 per person) - If you choose to go to British Virgin Islands • Lunch • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Virgin Islands National Park Service Headquarters, St John 00830, USVI We pick up at the National Park Dock in Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands
Inclusions
Captain • Private tour • Bottled water • Cooler stocked with ice, assorted soft drinks, and beer • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Floats • Fresh water rinse • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
The listed price does not include a fuel surcharge, payable at the end of your trip. The fuel surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control. We start the day with a full tank of fuel so you only pay for what you use on your trip. Depending on your chosen destinations prices can vary between $80-$350. • BVI Customs fees ($70 per person) - If you choose to go to British Virgin Islands • Lunch • Gratuities
Departure details
Virgin Islands National Park Service Headquarters, St John 00830, USVI We pick up at the National Park Dock in Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel if traveling to the British Virgin Islands
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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jennshertzer
Dallas3 contributions
Must-do activity in St. John
May 2021
We chartered the Gypsea Girl for a full day for two families that had five teenagers. This was probably the highlight of our trip. Our boat captain, Freeman, took us to beautiful snorkeling spots and beaches that were more secluded and less touristy. We also went to Lime Out later to avoid the crowds. Everything was easy and relaxed. This boat was also the more affordable of many options I checked out. Can't wait to do it again. Highly recommend!
Written 2 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy M
West Deptford, NJ9 contributions
Amazing time on Sweet Revenge II
Had an amazing all day (9:30am-4:30pm) excursion for 9 on Sweet Revenge II with Derek & Jenna. We told them what we would like to do (Lime Out, swim, snorkel) and it was a great time. Derek & Jenna are fantastic & a fun time. Definitely would recommend.
Written 25 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ksfelmet
Raleigh, NC1 contribution
Phenomenal Boat Charter
May 2021
Big Blue Excursions was a phenomenal boat charter. I highly recommend Big Blue in your in the Virgin Islands. Fantastic experience all around.
Written 15 May 2021
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Wally J
Charleston, SC29 contributions
Circumnavigating St John
May 2021
We were picked up at Sapphire marina on St Thomas plenty of free parking. Due to covid restrictions the trip was limited to USVI waters. Our captain Freeman Myrick was very outgoing and well informed. Our first stop was near Caneel Bay where we snorkeled around a small island known as Henley Cay. The water clarity and the fish were beautiful. We then headed out along the north shore of the National Park's sandy beaches including Hawksnest, Trunk and Cinnamon Bay followed by Maho. Each place was more beautiful than the next. We saw sea turtles in virtually every area. As lunch time approached we headed toward Coral bay and had lunch at the floating taco stand Lime Out. The food was excellent and it was our first time to visit this area of the island by boat. After lunch we continued on our trip towards Lameshur bay where we snorkeled with a number of loggerhead turtles. Seeing this side of the island for the first time was wonderful. The last stop was Rendezvous for some more snorkeling. The day flew by and the family that went on the trip with us said it was the best excursion they had ever been on. This is significant because they have traveled all over the world and taken boat charters in Costa Rica and Hawaii to name a few. My wife and I can't wait to do another trip with these wonderul people again.
Written 12 May 2021
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Bill
1 contribution
Amazing trip
Apr 2021 • Family
This was a great experience, I had so much fun while on this trip. Captain Alex took us to so many great reef that had great snorkeling. I would 10/10 do this again.
Written 22 April 2021
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Hayden S
1 contribution
Fantastic
Apr 2021 • Family
10/10 amazing experience. Captain Alex is fantastic and I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting the islands.
Written 22 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

4TravelBax
2 contributions
Great Boating Experience
Mar 2021 • Family
My family had a wonderful time with Big Blue Excursions boat charter on the boat Gypsea King. They communicated great with us and were extremely nice to work with, Captain Tommy was very knowledgeable of the islands and knew of several great spots to snorkel and wonderful restaurants. We had a blast!
Written 12 April 2021
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kirbyfam01
1 contribution
Great time snorkeling
Mar 2021 • Family
We spent the day boating around the island. Our guide did a great job of finding interesting places to visit and snorkel. Best day of our trip! I would suggest making this your last day since this day would have spoiled us for our other excursions
Written 9 April 2021
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Nicole T
1 contribution
Great Time
Apr 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had the most amazing private boat excursion ever!! Capt. Alyssa was the best Captain that we have ever had!!! She took us by an exclusive island restaurant for lunch, made our reservation and even enjoyed a delicious lunch with us. We whole heartedly recommend Alyssa showing you breath taking views, Giving insight, knowledge, and history of the island, and having a very good and relaxing time!!!
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

quinncubs
Chicago13 contributions
Perfect Day On The Water In St John USVI
Captain Alex picked us up in the Gypsea Girl at 8:30 and for the next 8 hours proceeded to show us some of the most beautiful beaches and clear blue seas I have ever seen. Here are a list of things we saw & did. There is no embellishment as all of these things we actually witnessed & experienced (sorry for any misspellings): Caneel Bay, Kenny Chesney’s House, Honeymoon Beach, Hawks Nest Beach, Oppenheimer Beach, Dennis Beach, Jumbi Beach, Trunk Beach, Peter Bay and their million dollar homes, Little Cinnamon Beach, Cinnamon Beach, swam with turtles in Maho Beach (saw a sting ray there too!), watched an elite America’s Cup - type racing sailboat whiz past us, had pizza delivered to our boat in Christmas Cove by Pizza Pi (one of the coolest experiences of my life & the pizza was really good too!!), saw Epstein’s compound at Little St James, Carvel Rock where pirates shot their cannons into, snorkeled off a beautiful coral reef where we saw colorful parrot fish, anchored and swam in the pristine waters of Scott Beach, and to top it all off we had two dolphins escort us back into Cruz Bay. I’m not kidding! Captain Alex Parks was the meistro in charge of all of these once in a lifetime experiences. He knew exactly where and when to do everything, navigating the local radar (it rained in St Thomas most of the day and we avoided it all day!), calling ahead to order the pizza so it was ready when we got there, using baby shampoo to clear up our snorkel masks, offering to take pictures of our family in different locations throughout; basically making sure that we had everything we needed to ensure we had the best time possible. I cannot recommend this St John excursion or Captain Alex enough!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an experience my family will never forget!!!
Written 3 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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David F
David F
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A great day on the water!
This is our second time using Big Blue. Last time was a power boat to get to The Baths on Virgin Gorda, but this t
175gregn
175gregn
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Awesome Sailboat Day Charter St John
This is the second time we have booked this boat because we enjoy it so much. The crew are great and the owner is
MannStooka
MannStooka
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2nd excursion with BBE, and there will be a 3rd!
Captain Sharp wasn't able to take us out on our day, so Tommy picked us up in the Gypsy King. Our last excursion wa
Whitneyrecs
Whitneyrecs
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Best Day on the Gypsy King
Of our five days on St. John, spending the day with Sharpe on the Gypsy King was by far the most memorable; in fact
Lawsonbuzzy1trip
Lawsonbuzzy1trip
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Sweet Revenge II day trip
Beautiful day for cruise around islands with fun crew providing excellent snorkeling and delicious food/drinks. I w
Scottgv
Scottgv
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Big Blue Comes Through!
Great day on the water with Cap'n Freeman! Hit all the snorkel stops and crushed the Lime Out Tacos! We were a g
Jennifer H
Jennifer H
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Awesome day on the water!
We had an awesome time on the Gypsea King! Beautiful boat, incredible snorkeling, and fun bar stops at Lime Out and
gracegduffy
gracegduffy
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Perfect day
This is the 3rd time we have been to St. John's,and this was the best charter, by far.There are 6 people in our fam
TLGreggT
TLGreggT
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Spectacular!
Just enjoyed a great day of snorkeling and sightseeing aboard Gypsy King captained by Tom. Highly recommend him for
Connector83512
Connector83512
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Spectacular!
Chartered the Gypsy King with pick up at our hotel beach. Captain Tom was super welcoming, friendly, accommodating
jjj1182021
jjj1182021
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Great Trip!
We had a great time sailing. The captain and crew did a fantastic job catering to what we wanted to do.
Sightsee794064
Sightsee794064
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Would definitely recommend!
We had a fantastic time on the Gysea Girl with Captain Freeman! He was on time, had vast knowledge of the area, an
thagan2021
thagan2021
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Blown away once again.
We thought it couldn’t get any better...then it did. This was our third year with Big Blue and once again it was an
lifetravelor75
lifetravelor75
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Everything you need for an amazing day on the water!
This is definitely the excursion you want if you are looking for a laid back day of exploring & boating. Its truly
Captbeck
Captbeck
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BEST DAY OF OUR TRIP TO ST JOHN
We chartered the Sweet Revenge II for a full day. 4 adults and 4 teens. What an amazing day. Captain Derek was k
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