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“Sailing into relaxation”

Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures
Ranked #15 of 42 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.
Reviewed 15 April 2014

An absolutely beautiful day of sailing, snorkeling, and exploring. Captain Dave and First Mate Kaley took care to ensure our sailing and snorkeling comfort levels and tailored our trip accordingly. We headed out from Cruz Bay to the snorkel spot at Henley Cay (I think). We had options of snorkel or swim, flotation devices, or chaperoning in the dinghy. We saw flounder, parrotfish, sergeant majors, and all kinds of coral. We enjoyed lunch at Foxy's, and we're able to order while Dave took care of Customs. Our final stop, for something different, was Sand Cay, where we hiked around this botanical preserve and saw many examples of cactus and lizards. We recommend shoes for the hike. On the sail home, Captain Dave told us about the features of St. John as we passed them. We have had several levels of sailing classes and appreciated the captain and crew's professionalism and understated attention to boat operation and customer service. An outstanding day on the water!

Thank ttrebilcock
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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.

Thank TigerFord7571
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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!

Thank ShellCee
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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!

Thank Cad7246
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

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.

Thank Anne S
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