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Full day charter for snorkeling/diving and fun for 15 peeps

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Full day charter for snorkeling/diving and fun for 15 peeps

We have a group of 15 that includes 40-something's and teenagers. Looking for suggestions of firms that can take our group on one boat for the day to snorkel and dive. Ideas are appreciated!

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1. Re: Full day charter for snorkeling/diving and fun for 15 peeps

Red Hook Dive Center can likely accommodate your group - 777-3483 - but does not provide food and drink like a charter vessel does.

Yacht Nightwind - could comfortably accommodate you but would not allow SCUBA gear - but would provide all food and drink and excellent snorkeling. 775-7017

Most dive charters typically provide only for the diving event - some include a snorkel option but none are full-on day charters with food, drink and facilities on board - the ' fun' part of your question - there are not too many vessels licensed to carry 15 passengers - and even fewer that will allow SCUBA diving - if diving is an integral part you might want to have a dive boat come to the groups charter vessel and take your divers aboard for a dive trip and bring them back afterwards -- this is a common solution and practice aboard the week long charter vessels that do not carry SCUBA gear.

Edited: 18 January 2012, 15:26
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2. Re: Full day charter for snorkeling/diving and fun for 15 peeps

You could also check with Heavenly Days at Bolongo Bay. They may be able to accommodate you.

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3. Re: Full day charter for snorkeling/diving and fun for 15 peeps

Heavenly Days 775-1800 does not allow SCUBA gear - but they do have a dive boat available so a tandem charter might be easily arranged.

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4. Re: Full day charter for snorkeling/diving and fun for 15 peeps

I concur with localsailor on Nightwind out of Sapphire Marina. We had 17 family members ranging 10-83 years on the sailboat on December 30 and we all had a great time. Not one complaint. Captain Rick and First mate Nicky were outstanding. The food was good. Best of all Rick will go where you want to go as long as the winds that day permit. He knows the seas so follow his advice. I really wanted to go to Waterlemon Cay in Leincester Bay on St. John. I'd read a lot of posts on TA that the snorkeling was very good there. Fortunately the winds cooperated that day and it was everything the TA posters said it was. The best snorkleing we've had in the USVI's in the past 5 years. I would recommend it highly.

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