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“Couldn't have been better!”

Stormy Petrel & Pirate's Penny Motor Yachts
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 42' Classic Motor Cruisers specializing in Private Charter & Per-Person Island Hopping Trips in the US & British Virgin Islands. We originated the Per-Person Island Hopping trip and have been sharing and perfecting the experience ever since. Our stops have been carefully chosen to offer a varied, exciting, and unhurried introduction to the B.V.I. Come, let us show you the neighborhood! Choose a Private Charter to explore the U.S. and B.V.I on your schedule, tailored to your activity preferences. Our highly experienced Captains can help you find the perfect route and stops for your day based on weather and sea conditions.Snorkel Gear, Floats & Float Vests, Fresh Water Shower & Full Open Bar on board. Comfortable sunning and shaded seating. Maximum 10 Passengers on Pirate's Penny and 12 Passengers on Stormy Petrel.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Mesa, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Couldn't have been better!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I booked a day on Pirate's Penny and seriously wasn't expecting it to be so amazing! Captain Perry and Carrie were very friendly, professional and took care of everything. Carrie did a great job telling us a little about the history of the BVI, the Baths and making sure everyone was comfortable. (We forgot sunglasses because the day started out rainy and grey and Perry was gracious enough to loan my husband a pair of his own.) We snorkeled at the Baths and climbed through the amazing formations, ate a great lunch at Cooper's Island and then snorkeled at the Indians off of Norman's Island - it was the best snorkeling I've ever seen. The water was perfect and there were fish and coral everywhere. We lost count of all of the different kinds - we even saw a sea turtle as we were finishing up for the day.

This trip is perfect if you are looking to do some great snorkeling, lunch and more great snorkeling. It's great for families with kids, so if you're looking to booze it up at a bar, you probably want to pick the Jost Van Dyke trip. We had an awesome time and will definitely be back with out kids.

Visited July 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Are you debating which BVI tour? Definitely do Stormy Petrel/Pirates Penny!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Fantastic day on Pirates Penny visiting the British Virgin Islands. Captain Al and Meghan were so friendly and knowledgeable, definitely helped make the day great. I did this tour several years ago and debated trying another tour/boat. So glad we stuck with Pirates Penny. The max number of people they will take is 12 - as opposed to some of other boats that hold ~30 people. Yes, it's a bigger boat, but we saw a couple of these boats pass by and they looked packed on! Plus, it's so many more people to "corral" at each stop (wasting time). There were 11 of us on our boat and we were all able to visit and get to know each other, which was a lot of fun. Lunch at Cooper Island was great and had a blast at Soggy Dollar.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank STL-moe
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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“This is what Paradise is all about!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

What a day! We were looking for a new trip to make while we were at the Marriott Cove resort and really found one. And yes, the ratings for this site are correct, they do more than you'd ever expect to make your day a very memorable experience. We actually were on five islands in a single day! We had Captain Gaylen and the very competent Mate Megan to take care of us. What a crew! They both focused on safety but after that it was all about what we would like to experience. The boat was safe and quite seaworthy and comfortable. We had three couples and four kids for 6 to 12 who were all very comfortable on board and all enjoyed the trip. We couldn't recommend a better trip to fill out your trip to the Islands. And we'll be back, can't wait to figure out what our next Island hopping trip on the Pirates Penny might lead to. Thanks to the crew and the ownership for making our vacation one of the best ever!

Visited July 2014
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Springfield, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Best trip to the Bath's yet”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

By far the best trip to The Baths in the BVI that we have taken. Captain Al and Megan were fantastic. Smooth ride, nice pace to the trip and a great tour of The Baths with super explanations of what we were seeing. Fast customs clearance, lunch at Cooper Island was great and the Soggy Dollar bar never disappoints.

This is a professional charter with a small (12 max) number of people. Room to spread out and relax it makes for a very enjoyable day. The boat is solid, well maintained and comfortable. Plenty of drinks, water and punch on board.

Highly recommended if you want a memorable trip, this is the boat to the BVI! I am looking forward to taking their other trip to the Indians next year.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Thanks Jug and Megan! We had the most amazing time! The snorkeling was fantastic and the entire trip was very well run.

Visited June 2014
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