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“Another incredible adventure in paradise”
Review of Lion In Da Sun

Lion In Da Sun
Ranked #4 of 98 Tours in St. John
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Lion In Da Sun is a "Captained Powerboat Day Charter" business in the US Virgin Islands of St. John and St. Thomas. The days activities are completely up to you and might include island hopping in the British Islands such as Jost van Dyke, Sandy Spit, Norman Island, and Virgin Gorda among many others. You can incorporate world-class snorkeling, beaches, bars, and local lunch spots. The day is completely up to you!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Capt Rick put on a repeat performance that certainly lived up to the memory of our last trip with him two years ago. Our expectations were incredibly high since the numerous recountings to friends and recurring daydreaming had turned the first trip into something more epic than reality in our minds. But of course the water was just as blue, if not bluer, and the drinks and food delicious. We asked Rick to show us some locations that we didn't visit on our first trip and boy did he come through. What makes Capt Rick a notch better than other skippers is his close relationships with the locals that own and work the bar/resturants at the many stops throughout the British and US VIs. Every place we went, no matter how remote or developed, Rick was invariable greeted with hugs and good natured ribbing by the folks running the establishments. This meant that his charter guests were looked after with warm and personal care when eating, drinking, shopping or just hanging out. What a trip! Hopefully my family and I will be able to get back in 2015 but our expectations will be even higher since the bar keeps going up!

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We rented Lion In Da Sun for the day and Captain Rick was excellent. There were four of us. It was the second trip to St. John for two folks and the 6th for us. As it was our sixth trip to the island we were not expecting to be surprised by a lot of new things, but were we wrong. We were so excited to tour the outer edges of the island and get some history about the beeches, outer islands, and areas of St John that are not land accessible. There were many things we had never seen or heard about this favorite spot of ours. We didn't venture far, just to Jost and its beaches with everything in between. But we were completely satisfied with our trip. Rick was fun and knowledgable. He was surprised to find we'd been coming to St. John for 20 years when we would mention something that was different. We went at our own pace and Rick was happy to wait us out. We had lunch at the secondary Foxy's lunch spot, not he bar. Although we did enjoy cocktails at the original Foxy's as well as Soggy Dollar. As it was Memorial Day, Soggy Dollar was jammed with boats, music, and lots of interesting people. Not it's usual pace. But worth the stop still. We were happy to see some great new coral formations and some of the little "spits" of sand that we walked and photoed. Overall, an excellent way to spend or day and we highly recommend this charter. Charter competition is high here, but make Lion In Da Sun your choice because of Rick, the private experience and his knowledge. You won't regret it!

Thank cristip_2010
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

My family of four (Mom, Dad, teenage daughter and 20 year old son), spent the second day of our vacation with Rick on Lion In Da Sun. I am glad we went early in the vacation because his tour of St. John, Jost Van Dyke and other islands gave us a great base of knowledge about the area. We were able to pick which beaches to visit later by seeing them from the water first.

Rick is well versed in the history of the islands and is very personable. He knows the less crowded spots if that is what you seek and will entertain you throughout the trip.

I highly recommend a day with Rick in his comfortable boat.

Thank anb6
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had a fantastic day with Captain Rick exploring the area around St John and St Thomas. We swam win turtles, saw a school of squid, visited beaches and coral inaccessible to us by foot. It was great, and to top it off, Captain Rick himself was not only a knowledgeable tour guide, but a really fun guy to hang out with!

It was a great trip to St Johns, but looking back on it, spending the day with Captain Rick was probably the best day overall!

Thank adamhonig
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Our group of 6 had a fantastic time with Rick on our full day charter. We were able to snorkel the Indians and the Caves and still managed to have plenty of time at Willy Ts, Soggy Dollar, One Love, etc. Highly recommend!

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