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Born to Rhumb Charters

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Address: | National Park Dock., Cruz Bay 00830-6120, St. John
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+1 432-528-4078
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Born to Rhumb is St. John's only Coast Guard certified, exclusively private...

Born to Rhumb is St. John's only Coast Guard certified, exclusively private 12 passenger motor vessel offering day trips to the British Virgin Islands or around St John. This 34' Maine built excursion charter boat has ample seating room for larger parties, and has a cabin and head below deck. We cruise at a speedy 20 knots and if seas get rough, this boat handles with ease and comfort thanks to a full keel and 440 hp diesel engine. We carry a fully stocked cooler, snorkel gear for all on board, and a great crew to make sure that your day is packed with fun and free of worry. Your group will not be mixed with other groups and you may choose your own itinerary or let us be your guide. We look forward to having you onboard, because we're the "Best Ride in the VI!"

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The best boat in the Virgin Islands!!

We have done a lot of boat charters while vacationing on a beach and Born to Rhumb is by far the best we have ever experienced. It's an awesome boat, (very smooth even in choppy... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have done a lot of boat charters while vacationing on a beach and Born to Rhumb is by far the best we have ever experienced. It's an awesome boat, (very smooth even in choppy water). They keep it extremely clean. It has a great sound system, awesome drinks and Ben, Jenn and crew are just the very best!! We... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben, Jen and Savannah were the perfect 'guides' for our group of 12! My family was celebrating the 80th birthday of my mother via Holiday Cruise with Holland America - Ms Koningsdam! I found Born to Rhumb via Trip Advisor prior to our trip and booked with a simple call to Ben. As we disembarked...we caught a quick ride to... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your memories of your time on Born to Rhumb! We really enjoyed doing such a different trip- we hiked, snorkeled, and cruised around the north shore of St John on such a beautiful day! We were so glad you guys got to swim with turtles in Maho Bay as well! So glad we could accommodate your group... More 

Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had the pleasure on January 6, 2017 of spending the day aboard the Born to Rhumb charter with Captain Ben, and his assistant Savannah. We had a wonderful experience from start to finish! We arrived at the dock in St. John, where we met with Ben. We discussed where we wanted to go that day, which included Norman... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

We had an amazing time with your family and really appreciate your honest feedback! I'm so so happy that you had a great experience on your trip with us- that really makes us happy! Please stay in touch and let us know how things are going with you and your family- tell everyone hey from us, and thanks again! More 

Memphis,tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Twelve of us spent the day on the boat and had a great time! Ben and Savannah were fantastic at helping us learn about St. John. We stopped at a few places of interest and they provided plenty of beverages for us. We will definitely book again.

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Savannah and I had a great time with your group- so glad to have such a loyal clientele that comes back year after year. It really means so much to us that you guys love St John and love taking our boat out! Thanks again for your kind words and keep in touch! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During Christmas week 2016, 3 families (10 people) spent two days with Born to Rhumb. Our group had been on Born to Rhumb 10 years earlier with the previous owners and are happy that Ben, Jen, and Savanna showed us just as good of a trip as our first time! They were great at listening to our requests as we... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

We had such a great time with you guys for both of your trips this past week! I'm so glad we could show you our favorite spots to snorkel and explore while you were on Born to Rhumb! I'm also glad that we could share a holiday period when the focus is on family and relationships, because we regard folks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome day on the water with Captain Ben and Born to Rhumb. From the ease of booking via the website to our fantastic day of snorkeling and hopping around the USVI/BVI during our Christmas vacation, Born to Rhumb was just what our group wanted. Captain Ben is a former USMC officer and V-22 Osprey pilot, so we... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad to be a part of your family's vacation to St John- that really means a lot to Jenn and I! We truly love what we do and feel humbled at the opportunity to show our guests the amazing places here in the USVI/BVI! Best wishes for you guys in 2017... More 

Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Top Notch!! This was an incredible day on the water thanks to Ben & Jen! Beutiful boat! VERY accomadating, fun and professional!! HIGHLY recommend! Definate must when you are in St John!!!!

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We had a great time with you guys when y'all were on BTR. Looking forward to having y'all on the boat again soon- take care! More 

Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Ten of us chartered Born to Rhumb in early November to bring us over to BVI to celebrate my 50th birthday. So much fun! Ben and the girls were wonderful and were available for our every need. On the way over we made a few different stops to snorkel, drink, eat and finally landing in JVD. We'll be back and... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for spending your birthday with us as we got to see all the cool sights in the BVI's! It means a lot to us that you'd write such a nice review about your time on Born to Rhumb, so we appreciate that! We love what we do, and are glad to spend amazing days on the water with our... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip to BVI with a group of 10 friends Ben, Savannah and Crystal were fantastic. Anything you want to know about st. John and the surrounding area Ben is a wealth of information. Well worth the trip and we'll be in touch with them on our next trip down.

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out with us on our boat recently! We had a great time and were glad that you did as well. We appreciate the opportunity to show our guests these amazing islands- what an amazing job it is! Your review is so kind, and for that, we thank you- Happy Thanksgiving to you and your group! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was the 2nd time we had rented Born to Rhumb while in the BVIs.. and it was better than the 1st time. We were a group of 2 couples...with 3 kids (under 11). Captain Ben and Savannah were awesome. Professional, fun, knowledgable and provided a one-of-a-kind experience. We toured the main "tourist hotspots" - but, also were given some... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks again for not just booking one day, but TWO! It was a pleasure having y'all onboard BTR again- we really love our repeat guests and pride ourselves on having a huge extended Born to Rhumb family! Savannah and I really enjoyed showing y'all around and exploring the BVI's. We hope your family has a great Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas... More 

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