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Big Blue Excursions

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“gypsea girl”(74 reviews)
“captain mindy”(93 reviews)
“gypsy girl”(19 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-201-3045
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We spent a full day on the water with Captain Sharp and couldn't have had a better time! Our group of nine ran the gamut from avid snorkelers to beach bar seekers, and Sharp somehow managed to make everyone feel they received a custom adventure....More

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Thank kelly948
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Capt. Sharp is awesome. Our family of four originally booked for 1 day but half way through the first day we knew we wanted another. So the first day we went island hopping over to the BVI'S . It was awesome. He let us pick...More

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Thank justins833
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Captain Sharp and Big Blue Excursions were great!! We were on “Gypsea Girl” which is an amazing boat and handles the water great. We had a fantastic time and will use again!

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I suggest you never, ever miss a chance to book your private charter with Big Blue Excursions. You are treated like family (the kind of family everyone wants to be a member of!). Captain Ryan offered practical itinerary advice without squashing our ideas. He successfully...More

Thank conniesE4616FK
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Spent my birthday aboard the Gypsea Girl with Captain Ryan! What an awesome day we had ( 15 year old twins, my husband and myself). Started the day at the Indians with incredible snorkeling and then onto Norman Island to snorkel the Caves...ended the day...More

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Thank Julie C
Reviewed 5 August 2018

What a great family adventure with Capt Ryan and Big Blue Excursions. He was flexible, thoughtful, knowledgable and extremely friendly. Took us to the BVIs - snorkeling in The Caves, lunch at the Willlie T and afternoon at Jost.

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Thank Rdozjr3
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We booked two families (4 adults, 4 teens) for a custom, full-day trip. We were not sure exactly where we wanted to go. Captain Sharp made suggestions based on the sea state, and he was spot on. We had a fantastic day visiting Norman Island...More

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Thank James C
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing trip with Capt Sharp on July 1! Though we’ve been to STJ many times this was our first time doing a boat trip and we couldn’t have been happier with our trip on Gypsea Girl. Big Blue Excursions has definitely...More

Thank Shaun L
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We had a great boat day with Capt. Sharp on the Gypsea girl. We had a long list of things we wanted to do, and he got us to everything that we asked for. We started the day with snorkeling, then more snorkeling, then customs-...More

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Thank hlong2018
Reviewed 2 July 2018

I would like to highly recommend Big Blue Excursions. Our family of ten chartered the Gypsea Girl for a snorkeling excursion to BVI. Captain Sharp made our day perfect! If you want to splurge for one excursion while in St. John, this is it! It...More

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11 March 2016|
Response from Lara H |
Hi Gayle - We definitely encourage you to book ahead. Especially during "high season", which is now:-) We look forward to hearing from you! Cheers, Lara
4 September 2015|
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Response from CaptSnorkel | Property representative |
Hi Catherine This is a common concern. In our 10 yrs of doing VI charters, I have had 2 guests on the powerboat have motion sickness.(both were also partially to much fun the night before!) We chose the Grady Whites... More
Romy C
26 May 2015|
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Response from CaptSnorkel | Property representative |
Great question Well if you are over 6, you are able to rent the boat under a bareboat(demise) contract. it is like renting the boat yourselves and requesting one of our company captains (you choose) to be your guide. As... More