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Day Sail High Pockets

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Address: 6292 Estate Nazareth # 100, 00802, St. Thomas
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+1 340-690-0587
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Day sail and sightseeing charters in the Caribbean. Join Captain Kathleen...

Day sail and sightseeing charters in the Caribbean. Join Captain Kathleen Nelson and High Pockets offer an incomparable day of fun with sailing, sightseeing, and snorkeling. About your day: You begin with an exciting sail across protected waters toward St John and the surrounding islands. All inclusive for your day: A wide variety of beverages are available. Full snorkel gear (or bring your own), expert snorkel instruction and flotation are available. Fresh water rinse following swimming. If desired, a dinghy ride to a beach. A fresh lunch is prepared for you onboard by your captain. Flowers, cloth napkins and wine goblets set the pace for your meal. Your day concludes with graceful down wind sail with Kathleen's famous homemade rum cake. About the owner/captain: Kathleen, is a gourmet cook and former Registered Nurse. Her merchant marine credential is licensed for up to 100 ton vessels. She has been crewing and captaining charter boats (sail and power) in the US and British Islands going back to 1987. Kathleen and her husband, Jim have extensively sailed the Caribbean as far as Grenada and the New England Atlantic coast, logging in over 50,000 ocean miles in the past 28 years. High Pockets is a classic and stable yacht, purchased new by the Jim Nelson in 1970 and is fully customized for day sails, as well as long distance offshore sailing and live aboard cruising.

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Day sail with Captain Kathleen and First Mate Dani

We had the pleasure of sailing with Captain Kathleen and Dani on February 14th. We were the only couple on the boat so we had our own private sail. Kathleen and Dani were gracious... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Deborah H
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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kathleen is top notch as she knows the seas and the safety of the the water conditions and always does what is safe for her passengers. Snorkelling was ok but the enjoyment of sailing with her and her gourmet meal makes for a terrific day out. Her nursing expertise also helped as my husband had a sudden Health problem and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of sailing with Captain Kathleen and Dani on February 14th. We were the only couple on the boat so we had our own private sail. Kathleen and Dani were gracious and kind hosts. We snorkeled on the Southside of St. John in calm and beautiful blue waters. Kathleen treated us to a delicious lunch of chicken... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time aboard High Pockets when we were in St. Thomas back in June (2016). Both my son and I ended up a little sea sick (and more than a little embarrassed), but Kathleen and her first mate handled it all in stride without making much ado about it. They let us set the tone for the... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Kathleen and Dani for a fantastic day sail. We wanted a small boat experience and High Pockets did not disappoint. St Thomas and St John are beautiful settings. Kathleen was flexible and took us places we hadn't been too. Dani kept the drinks coming. All drinks used authentic island ingredients. Lunch was served midway through the trip and... More 

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Thank Mark K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While my husband sailed extensively in his youth, this was my first sailing trip. Kathleen is an extremely experienced captain on a beautiful sailboat with a wonderful mate. All of this made me feel very comfortable on the sail. The snorkel equipment was very nice and Kathleen brought us to wonderful places to snorkel. The drinks, lunch and dessert were... More 

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Thank Jennifer N
CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer N. Greetings from St Thomas. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you two. We are delighted you enjoyed your first sail. I was 25 when I got on a sailboat for the first time. I'll never forget that special day. I hope it's the same with you. Thank you very much for writing such a... More 

Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our captain Kathleen and her first mate, the energetic Dani, were the best hosts as we skipped along the waters outside Red Hook harbour on our way to neighboring islands and coves. The snorkeling was beautiful both for the seasoned snorkelers in the group and novices like myself. Snacks, a healthy lunch seasoned with freshly grown herbs from Kathleen's garden,... More 

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Thank Karen H
CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hi Karen H! We had a great day with you too. It makes us very happy you too enjoyed your time with us. High Pockets is our treasure and we love to share her with new friends. Hope to see you sometime in the future! Thank you very much for sailing with us and for taking the time to write... More 

Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be referred to High Pockets while on vacation with my cousin and 2 girlfriends. We had an amazing day between the individual attention, amazing food and a gorgeous day sailing and swimming with the beautiful fish and sea turtles. We basically had our own private sail for the day which nothing compares to that! Do... More 

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Thank Sirena_Lola
CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hello Sirena_Lola! Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you all enjoyed your day. That's what it's all about. You work hard for your vacations and every minute counts! Thank you for sailing with us. We appreciate it and hope to see you in the not too distant future. All the best, Kathleen. More 

Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My husband and I spent a great day with Kathleen and Danny. Captain and gourmet chef Kathleen gave us a wonderful experience with her knowledge of the water and islands as we sailed to "Honeymoon Bay".Danny was so entertaining and delightful to be with as well as an excellent mate. We so enjoyed our day of great sailing snorkeling and... More 

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Thank peo1490
CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hello Paul and Kathleen O! I am still giggling! You two are absolutely delightful. Thank you for your kind words and a great day. Truthfully, you brought your fun with you. Come see us again. Cheers! Kathleen. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I told my wife before our cruise that our best day would be the last cruise day on St. Thomas where we would be sailing High Pockets. Expectations we're high! Captain Kathleen with her mate, Danni, did not disappoint. What a day! She arranged for 4 of us to be picked up at the cruise port and taken to Red... More 

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CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hi Dave D! We had so much fun with you. It was a sporty day with winds of 20-25 and some rain. You guys were great sports! We rarely get to the south side of St John, so that was a treat for us as well. It's wonderful you saw so many critters while snorkeling. It can be hard to... More 

Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We started our sail off with Kathleen meeting us at the dock. We had a little boat trouble but Kathleen was very nice and offered to get us on another boat, wait to see if the boat could be fixed or take us back to shore. We chose to wait to see if they could get the battery working. I... More 

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Thank ruthieanne5
CaptKathleenNelson, Owner at Day Sail High Pockets, responded to this review

Hello Ruthieanne5! Greetings from St Thomas. Thank you for your kind words. And, I really thank you for your patience while we worked out our battery trouble. We strive to always please our guests and when things get problematic, it can be stressful for us. Your family was friendly and helpful..... basically giving us the benefit of the doubt. Thank... More 

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