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“The highlight of our vacation!”

Tropic Power Boat Rentals
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Owner description: Take the trip of a lifetime with Captain Bob Conn on our 26 foot Glacier Bay Power Catamaran. With twin, fuel efficient and eco -friendly, four stroke, Yamaha outboards we can get you to any destination of choice with ease and in total comfort. Tropicat has a large shade awning over the spacious central salon, and wraparound enclosure with adjustable window openings for all weather conditions, a comfortable sundeck on the bow, enclosed toilet, fresh water rinse down, swim platform with 4- step ladder as well as fishing rods, floaties, and snorkel gear are available for your pleasure. Captain Bob has thirty years of local experience in and around the US and British Virgin Islands. He began his career as a Master Dive Instructor so has in-depth knowledge of local waters and some uncommon snorkel spots. His innate curiosity has led him to explore local history, flora and fauna. Whether you want to literally sit back and just enjoy the scenery or maximize your underwater time Captain Bob will customize the day just for you! We have chartered with all ages from in-the-womb to 98 years young-- so email or call us today to book your personal day of fun in paradise!
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We spent the day with Bob and had the most amazing day. I was initially worried about the trip as my 6 year old has a fear of boats. But Bob made her feel so comfortable. By the time we headed back, she was sleeping on the boat. Not only was Bob amazing with the kids but he made sure everyone was having a great time. He is so friendly and so customer service oriented. We will definitely book him again. He is truly amazing! And my husband loved how efficient he was - always getting to the sites before the crowds. So no waiting around!

Thank Luv2travel005
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We wanted to spend a day on the water while in St. John. We had called a couple charter boat companies but just weren't thrilled about jumping on a small boat with 30 other people. We saw how crowded the "party boats" were one afternoon while watching them arrive at 4PM in Cruz Bay Harbor. Crazy. Then we found Capt. Bob, who advertises in the local maps, etc. He understood what we wanted, and suggested a better day than the one we had in mind because he said it would be a better ride (lower winds, etc) and we'd have more options. Nice touch.

We met him at the Westin Beach after he gave us perfect directions for where to park and how to find him. Once aboard his boat, "Tropicat", we went out to Two Brothers for some absolutely awesome snorkeling. My girlfriend wanted to see a turtle, above all, and guess what. Capt. Bob found us the turtle on the first stop. We told him that Waterlemon Cay was a "must stop" and yes, he brought us there. But of the 4 places we went to snorkel, our choice (Waterlemon) was the least interesting. And everyone says Waterlemon is the best snorkeling experience if you don't have access to a boat.

We also sent to a place called Carval, and it was even better then Two Brothers. Awesome turtles, huge 150 lb tarpon, and lots of other marine life. After mooring in his favorite hideout for lunch, with turtles surfacing all around us, we proceeded to another two snorkel spots. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, Capt. Bob brought us to a place called Water Creek for some mangrove snorkeling. Totally different (but equally varied and beautiful) than the coral reefs.

I would not hesitate to recommend this guy and his boat. It's obvious he knows the island and it's treasures, and he showed us a great time. We ended up circumnavigating the entire island, and got many stories about it's history and inhabitants! We can't wait to do it again!

Thank ChrisH-Florida
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

We (myself, my husband and two of our friends) had an amazing time boating with Capt. Bob. The boat was very comfortable, with plenty of shade available, and a great seating area up on the bow. Capt. Bob happily took us wherever we wanted to go, making it a truly customized experience. At the end of the day Capt. Bob really went above and beyond when we had trouble with our rental jeep, giving us a ride back to our villa ~20 minutes away. We will absolutely take another trip with Tropic Power Boat Rentals next time we visit St. John.

Thank Christen D
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We have been out with Capt. Bob twice in the last 2 years and both trips were fantastic. Our first trip was with our 3 daughters to the BVI's with a lot of snorkeling along the way. We all loved it and Bob was the perfect captain with great stories and tips on snorkeling. Our 2nd trip with Capt. Bob was this year and he took us around the entire island of St. John. Another great day!
The two days we spent with Capt. Bob were the best 2 days of those vacations. We highly recommend Tropic Boat excursions and Capt. Bob!

Thank Bryan D
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Having already chartered a group boat on a previous trip to St John, we were looking for a better experience. Captain Bob provided exactly this experience. He was very courteous and took great attention to make our trip the best possible. He was very knowledgeable about the BVI and provided us with great history of Jost Van Dyck. It was the best day we have ever experienced in the islands. Do not use anyone else !!! This man is the best at what he does

Tim Pearce

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