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“Great trip - even in not-so-great weather” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures

Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures
Ranked #15 of 39 Tours in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: CLOUD 9 is a beautiful and spacious Beneteau Sailing Sloop. Sail through beautiful turquoise waters, pass many lush tropical outlying cays, majestic rocks and tranquil beaches. Have a drink, enjoy fabulous snorkeling, take a turn at the helm. Cloud 9 offers a variety of trips. Choose a half day or full day sailing trip, enjoy a snorkel stop, relax on a romantic sunset sail, visit the world famous beaches and bars on Jost Van Dyke or customize your own private charter. Plus, Cloud 9 is the only day sail charter boat in St. John that now offers Scuba Diving! All of our trips depart from Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI. Cloud 9 features comfortable seating in our shaded cockpit, a spacious deck for those who like to sit in the sun and have some fun. We have a swim platform for easy access to the water. Cloud 9 has snorkel gear on board for our guest to use, a fresh water rinse and a full bathroom below deck.Choose a trip on Cloud 9 for one of the highlights of your vacation. Visit our website to make an advance booking.
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“Great trip - even in not-so-great weather”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

We were hoping for a nice sunny day with good snorkeling off of St Thomas, but we got a cloudy overcast windy day with large swells. Nonetheless Captain Dave and first mate Kaylee (?spelling) made it a very enjoyable trip. The seas were a bit rough but Dave's boat handling skills were superb - at one point we were all hanging out over the windward rail under full sail in 15-20 naut wind. We are good snorklers so we went off the boat on our own, but he kept a watchful eye in the rib. While the water was a bit murky due to the waves, we did see a spotted eagle ray and barracuda. Lunch and painkillers were great - no need to bring any food or drinks along. Chances are very good we will do this again. The boat was in great shape - he was there waiting for us at Cruz Bay at the promised time.

Visited April 2014
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Washington, DC
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

A perfect day of sailing and snorkeling! My husband and I booked the full day sail with Cloud 9, which included lunch. I had never been on a sailboat before, and Dave and Kim made me feel perfectly comfortable with their knowledge and professionalism while still making it fun. Dave found great snorkeling spots for us to enjoy, and shared a lot of information about the islands and their history. Just a fantastic day on the water!

Visited April 2014
Thank ShellCee
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Running from the rain!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

We had a great time with Dave and Kim. We told them our goal was to find the sun. Dave did an amazing job steering us away from the rain that was all around! Kim's Painkillers were fantastic as well. Great afternoon!

Visited April 2014
Thank Cad7246
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New York City, New York
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“Laid back and lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

What a perfect morning on the water! Captain Dave and Kim were so nice and welcoming, and made us feel comfortable (and made excellent cocktails). A bit of snorkeling and then a hour or two of sailing in the sun. So much better than larger group excursions I've been on in St. John before.

Visited April 2014
Thank Anne S
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worcester, ma
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“outstanding adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We were at St. John's Caneel bay And decided to go for a sail. I booked a trip with Cloud9 sailing and was impressed with the afternoon adventure. The crew was so entertaining and professional. They took us to a bay to snorkel and have lunch( not provided on a 1/2 day trip), but they would have gotten it if we asked. We ate lunch, relaxed and had a great time sailing and snorkeling. They even picked us up at our resort dock. This saved us a lot of time.
I will do it again with them when we go back.
I highly recommend this trip, next time it will be for the day.
PS bring along a few friends and it is real reasonable in price. All of us had a great time including the crew.

Visited March 2014
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