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“Great Crew!”

Cruz Bay Watersports
Ranked #2 of 42 Tours in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Celebrating 29 years in business, Cruz Bay Watersports has evolved into the most diversified watersports Company in the Virgin Islands. Scuba and snorkel trips offered daily as well as BVI trips to the Baths, Caves, Foxy's, and the Soggy Dollar Bar. With two retail locations, Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort, CBW is your best source for "All Things Watersports."
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We chose Cruz Bay Watersports purely for convenience, as they departed right from the dock at the Westin where we were staying. This is a major plus for Westin residents. We did 2 sails; a Sunset Cruise and the Jost von Dyke Day trip.
It's a beautiful boat and the crew both times were fantastic and very attentive.
The Sunset cruise was our favourite as we had great weather that night, and an amazing sunset but mostly because there was only approx 15 passengers so it was a much more personal experience.
The Jost day trip was, as other people on this site have mentioned, really just a sail around to visit 2 different bars (admittedly in 2 amazing, isolated locations!) We stopped to snorkel for an hour but it was at 8.45 in the morning and I would have preferred a few more stops, later in the day. The crew then started serving their signature amazing cocktails, really better than most of the bars on the islands!
There were approx 30 passengers on the boat for this trip so it was a bit more of a mass experience, although the boat is big enough, I would have preferred something a little more personal. You can't choose your fellow passengers!
Another downside was the hour we spent standing in the queue at Immigration on returning to the US Virgin Islands. After a long day in the sun drinking Painkillers this was too much pain to handle and in future I think I'd stay in the US just to avoid this! The children on the boat became very impatient!
Bring the suncream!

Thank Princess_Lush
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Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

We took the Island Spirit to Jost Van Dyke. Check-in and boarding were very efficient. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Very safety minded. After snorkeling, they radioed our lunch requests to Foxy's, so it was ready shortly after we arrived there. After leaving Foxy's we headed to the Soggy Dollar. Pain killers were well worth the swim in and out. Had a pleasant sail back to Cruz Bay to clear customs. We were back to the Westin by 4:30. Well worth the early taxi ride to the Westin.

Thank Kgreene2013
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We were lucky enough to spend time on the water on this year's trip to St John. We took a sunset cruise out of the Westin one night where we were treated to both a spectacular sunset and a rainbow. The crew and captain were professional and kept the libations flowing. What a pleasure to be around such friendly and engaging workers who cared if we were having a good time. One of the crew members especially went out of his way, I think his name was Ben. We then went out on a scuba trip a few days later and had an awesome day. Conditions were perfect and we went to the best spots. I highly recommend Cruz Bay Watersports!

Thank Maureen S
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

We went on the day trip to British VI. What a great day! Great crew! Great service! Great sightseeing and snorkeling! We would recommend to everyone!

Thank TJTravelers_13
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

We took a cruise on the Island Spirit on 3/21, leaving the Westin dock at 8:30am. Captain Rich, Kyle and Emily were amazing. They helped me bring my (not so small) stroller on board, so my 7 month old could sleep while we sailed. The boat was roomy, and our 2.5 year old felt safe and loved being on the boat. We started out with a quick sail to a snorkeling spot. They helped us with all the gear, made it super easy to snorkel, and got us all back on the boat after about an hour. We then sailed over to Jost Van Dyke for lunch at Foxys. The crew handled everything that had to do with clearing Customs, and even ordered lunch from the boat so that it was ready when we got there. We then got back on the boat and sailed to the most PERFECT PLACE ON EARTH White Bay, home of the Soggy Dollar Bar. We swam in (or they provided a dinghy for those that didn't want to swim) and spent about an hour and a half on the beach. We sailed back to clear customs on St John, and got back to the Westin around 4:30. It was the most perfect day, and if we had done this sailing trip with them on Tuesday, we would have signed up again to do it Thursday. can't wait to get back. There wasn't one thing that they didn't have organized, or covered, and they were all extremely knowledgeable on the area, geography, wildlife, etc. IT WAS A BLAST! Don't skip it.

Thank MeredithJ684
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