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Big Blue Excursions

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Address: Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
Phone Number:
+1 340-201-3045
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Charter your Private Power boat for groups of 2-11 passengers or enjoy a...

Charter your Private Power boat for groups of 2-11 passengers or enjoy a Sailing Adventure with us! It's your way every day on Big Blue's 31 foot Grady Whites "Gypsea Girl" or "Big Blue". Or sail our 37 foot Tayana sailboat "Papillon". Vessels are roomy and comfortable for your private group. We'll help you design the perfect itinerary for your group and create the best day of your vacation!

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We set sail with Captain Mindy and 1st mate Taylor. They picked us up at Great Cruz Bay and we sailed over to Christmas Cove. We picked up a mooring, then had lunch from the Pizza... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We set sail with Captain Mindy and 1st mate Taylor. They picked us up at Great Cruz Bay and we sailed over to Christmas Cove. We picked up a mooring, then had lunch from the Pizza Boat, delicious. Then went for some snorkeling. Service could not have been better. great food, sailing and company. Great times with the Family, so... More 

Thank jeffchinman611
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to find Mindy. She is on her game, no detail was left undone. Our party of 4, was treated to a 1st class all the way. Her boat was moored right by our hotel, the Westin. She picked us up by dinghy, we sailed to Christmas Cove and just chilled out. We had lunch on board from... More 

Thank Jeff819nyc
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Cody took 5 of us for an amazing trip! Extremely professional and friendly! With no specific plan set out, Cody went with the punches and took us wherever we wanted to go. Cliff jumping from 25 ft up within the first 20 minutes of the trip was shortly followed by a snorkel around Waterlemon Cay. Hans Lollick provided a... More 

Thank Charles W
Manhasset, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 4th trip with Big Blue/Gypsea Girl and as always our family had a superb experience. Capt Cody was knowledgable and knew how to organize our day through BVI customs as well as our return to US waters to make sure we got the most out of our time on the water. Even on a windy day he... More 

1 Thank Patricia M
Camden, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First trip to the island for a group of friends celebrating life! Last minute booking was the best thing we could have done. Began with a Monday trip but due to weather a no go...Mindy was great to text hiking options for our group for that day. Tried again for Tuesday and the day was amazing! Felt like we were... More 

1 Thank Twestcc
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you like to sail the Caribbean, with no hassles or work (you are on vacation!), have a captain when needed, but the privacy of your own charter boat, THIS IS YOUR TICKET! Captain Mindy is great, with great suggestions and recommendations. Perfect for a small family, or just a couple that enjoys boating and privacy!

Thank southerncross2016
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

My wife and I have been out with Captain Mindy several times now and just returned from another great trip today. As always we had a wonderful day on the water. Mindy is very knowledgable and an incredible host. Quiet, secluded snorkeling spots, good lunch stops, whatever you want. That's the best part. Forget the booze cruz and the party... More 

Thank gckcCalifornia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We took 2 trips within 2 weeks with Big Blue Excursions. Both trips we had Cody and Amelia as our Captain and First Mate. This was the first time we chartered with this company. Each of the 2 trips we had different friends with us. Both times we had a fun time. They can handle the boat very well and... More 

Thank IslandLovers01
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We are frequent visitors to St John and always charter a private excursion. It's a must do while visiting the Virgin Islands. We have used Big Blue several times and are never disappointed. Last year we booked a last minute trip and unfortunately Big Blue was booked solid so we had no choice to try another highly rated charter company.... More 

Thank Jack W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

big blue made this impossibility a possibility by using their expert knowledge of the area created a wonderful itinerary for the day based on weather. it was fun to dance in between the rain storms in the boat. it should be a sport;)

1 Thank stevenchad

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