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Day Sail High Pockets

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Address: 6292 Estate Nazareth # 100, 00802, St. Thomas
Phone Number: +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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Had a wonderful time out with Kathleen and her mate Dani on High Pockets. We sailed with them November 16, 2016. We were in St Thomas for the day (cruise ship) and decided we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time out with Kathleen and her mate Dani on High Pockets. We sailed with them November 16, 2016. We were in St Thomas for the day (cruise ship) and decided we wanted to do something different and get away from the cruise ship tours. We also wanted something totally foreign and unique so we booked High Pockets... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day on High Pockets with capt Kathleen and first mate Dani! Great snorkeling spots and a delicious lunch! Best cake I have ever had! Because of the rain on our scheduled sail day, Kathleen took us out on Thanksgiving and gave up her day at home so we could go sailing before heading home!

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class experience. Kathleen and Dani were totally awesome.My wife and I were celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary and they made us feel very special. The food and drinks were great especially the rum cake. A very relaxing sail in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had the most relaxing and enjoyable trip ever. We went sailing on November 4th. Any concern we had because of being the only ones booked for the day disappeared when Kathleen showed up happy and on time! After getting rid of our "land shoes" we were soon safely aboard High Pockets and headed out of the... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our recent visit to St. Thomas in Mid October we chose to go on a Day Sail with High Pockets. From the very moment we met Kathleen we knew it was going to be a great day. Kathleen, First Mate Wes and First Mate Trainee Ben were so nice and very attentive. We also enjoyed talking to Kathleen, Wes... More 

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

Hi Kim C! Thank you for sailing with us, and thank you very much for your incredibly kind review. We had a wonderful time sailing with the two of you. We also enjoyed hearing about your sailing adventures. I was very happy you wanted to escape the crowds. It gave us flexibility for amazing snorkeling without fins in your face.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't get any better than sailing with Kathleen! We had a blast snorkeling and the food was incredible. We will definitely sail with high pockets again!

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

Thank you Jeanie H! Thank you very much for sailing with us and taking the time to write your review. We wish you the best on your continued honeymoon. We'd love to see you on your anniversary! All the best, Kathleen. More 

Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to sail with Kathleen and High Pockets a second time recently - everything was as we remembered and even better. The boat was in pristine condition and Kathleen and her mate Wes took care of us all day long. The day was truly catered to what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go.... More 

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

Hi vatausae! Thank you for sailing with us again. We really appreciate it. Of course we do our best to accommodate you, because you know best! We look forward to seeing you for a third visit. All the very best, Kathleen. More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Captain Kathleen & 1st mate Dani provided our group of 4 a memorable day of sailing in the beautiful Caribbean around the US Virgin Islands. The day consisted of two stops to snorkel in quiet yet beautiful locations full of water life. In between snorkeling, lunch was spectacularly presented and even better to eat and fully prepared by Kathleen. The... More 

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

Hi Carol S. Thank you for sailing with us and thank you very much for writing your kind review. It was great spending the day with the four of you. You brought your fun with you. Truly a wonderful day! All the best, Kathleen. More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were on our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience aboard High Pockets. Kathleen and her first mate, Wes, are both wonderful hosts and experienced sailors. Everything from the boat, the food, drinks, snorkel gear, and locations visited was top notch! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a relaxing day sailing! It was easily the best day... More 

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

Thank you sminarcik6 for sailing with us on your honeymoon! And, thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is much appreciated. We had a delightful day with you and yours. Please come see us on your anniversary. My husband and I just celebrated our 27th! May you love happily ever after. Kathleen. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

we had great day of sailing, eating and drinking. This was our 2nd time with Kathleen. Very organized. Very service oriented. Enjoyed our day and will use High Pockets next time back in St Thomas.

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

Hi footdoctordrago! Thank you for sailing with us for another great day. We really appreciate your remembering us for your trip to St Thomas and this time, bringing your family with you. We certainly enjoyed having you aboard and look forward to seeing you on next visit. All the very best, Kathleen. More 

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