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“Great boat day!”

Big Blue Excursions
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Private Boat Excursions around the US and British...
Ranked #6 of 42 Tours in Cruz Bay
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Charter your Private Power boat for groups of 2-11 passengers or enjoy a Sailing Adventure with us! It's your way every day on Big Blue's 31 foot Grady Whites "Gypsea Girl" or "Big Blue". Or sail our 37 foot Tayana sailboat "Papillon". Vessels are roomy and comfortable for your private group. We'll help you design the perfect itinerary for your group and create the best day of your vacation!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 20 July 2014

It was our 3rd time to St. John and we always do boat day. It was our first time using Big Blue. Mindy was our Captain and she was awesome! She is competent, full of local knowledge and a great person to spend the day with. The boat is clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend her.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We chartered both the Gypsea Girl and the sailboat during our trip to St. John. Both days were the best of our vacation...and it was an amazing vacation! Mindy suggested a perfect itinerary for our trip to the BVIs....amazing snorkel spots and a wonderful lunch on Norman Island. She took wonderful care of our family, and was especially amazing with our daughters. She was wonderful to talk with...a perfect hostess and captain. The day on the sailboat was serene...absolutely relaxing, and again with the perfect itinerary. This time we stayed in St. John and snorkeled incredible spots we would otherwise not have seen. The lunch was amazing, and again she was simply incredible to spend the day with. Both boats are in pristine condition and beautiful. We travel frequently and have visited St. John before, and we are very discerning travelers. I spent a long time researching which company to charter with. I hands down made the right decision, and there is no doubt that when we return this decision will be an easy one. Mindy and Big Blue Excursions truly are simply the best.

Thank Tamara O
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

My family always enjoys chartering a boat when ever we vacationing on an island. We chartered the Gypsea Girl for the day and everything was handled very professionally. Capt. Mindy is who we communicated with but was on vacation during our stay on St. John, not a problem because Capt. Conner was a true gentleman and did a fabulous job. The best part about the Gypsea Girl over most other boats that we saw that day was the number of different seating areas. My wife and daughter loved the "bed" style bow for relaxing in the sun and my son loved the "tuna tower" lookout. Most boats don't have the diversity in seating that the Gypsea Girl has. I would highly recommend Big Blue Excursions, they are a class act!

Thank kkoehler
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Big Blue Excursions and Capt Mindy treated our family to an outstanding day on the water exploring the BVI. She took into consideration the interests of all of our family members and instantly put together an itinerary that pleased everyone. The age range of our family group on this trip was 12 years old to 76 years old. Our primary destination was the Baths on Virgin Gorda, but we stopped at several excellent snorkeling sites on and stopped for a wonderful lunch along the way. Captain Mindy was very attentive to all members of the family and we truly enjoyed her company for the day and appreciated her expertise in showing us parts of the BVI that we had not previously visited. We HIGHLY recommend Big Blue Excursions for any day trip in the Virgin Islands. We would definitely use Capt Mindy / Big Blue Excursions again and hope to have the opportunity to do so in the future!!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Mindy met my wife and me at the NPS dock in Cruz Bay and off we went on our adventure. The first day was spent snorkeling mostly in the British Virgin Islands going as far as the Indian's reef, the caves near Norman Island, then to the beautiful Sand Cay and ending with a visit to Soggy Dollar. (Pro tip: The conch fritters we had there were the best we had at any restaurant we visited). The reefs were beautiful and the ride in the 30 foot Grady White was very comfortable. These boats are made for the rough waters off Cape Hatteras and our ride could not have been smoother. Mindy proved to be a very skilled captain and very informative about the island's natural history and marine ecology. She even got my wife to be more comfortable in the water by providing a noodle as a security blanket. The sound system on the boat was awesome and made for a relaxing day. We had so much fun we decided to go again the following day and this time we stayed in US waters. The reefs were just as, or perhaps, even more spectacular than those we had snorkeled on the day before. We especially enjoyed our drift dive at the Congo which is only minutes away from the harbor. Then we cruised the north coast's beautiful beaches and swam with the turtles at Maho Bay. Mindy even got in the water with us several times and took some great pictures. Finally, Captain Mindy was a great person to get acquainted with and in fact, I found talking with her the most interesting part of the trip. She has led an interesting life and we even had the pleasure of meeting her husband. In conclusion, we would not hesitate to charter this boat again, the two days we spent on the water were the highlight of our trip to St John.

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Thank Wally J
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