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Independence Sailboat Charter

Redhook Marina, St. Thomas
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Amazing

Myself and 3 other adults did a sail day with Pat and Ricardo. It was great the high light of our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lee B
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Experience USVI while sailing!

Captain Pat and Ricardo were absolutely wonderful! We booked this tour through Island Marketing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ALS185315
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Columbus, Georgia, United States
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Redhook Marina, St. Thomas
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Myself and 3 other adults did a sail day with Pat and Ricardo. It was great the high light of our trip. Pat was full of island history and an excellent captain and cook. Her mate Ricardo was friendly, funny and a great snorkeling guide....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Captain Pat and Ricardo were absolutely wonderful! We booked this tour through Island Marketing (Cayman) for our day in St. Thomas. We rearranged private taxi service through them as well with Sunny Liston Taxis. The sailboat was immaculate and beautiful. We sailed from St. Thomas...More

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and Ricardo and I are so glad that you enjoyed your day with us and really appreciate that you took the time to let Trip Advisor readers know that we in the US Virgin Islands are alive and well and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day on the water with Captain Pat and Ricardo. If you are looking for a great day of sailing, I would highly recommend Independence. We were on a cruise and the whole experience was seamless. It was easy to book via...More

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We love what we do and it is great to get such good feed back plus it helps get the word out that St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands are up and running with great beaches, snorkeling and sailing....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a wonderful day sailing with Pat and 1st mate Ricardo. Was referred to Pat by Capt Max when she was not able to host our trip. Pat has been around the islands over 40 years and knows St John extremely well. She took...More

Thank Snorkeling_Fan2010
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I wish Teresa had said something, I would have taken her to the beach at our second stop, next time for sure we will make certain she gets some beach time! Glad you enjoyed your sail with us in any case and thanks so much...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Pat and her mate (Ricardo) treated us to an amazing day on the water. Snorkeling, sightseeing, great lunch. If you have any interest in sailing out of Red Hook, you need to go with Pat!More

Thank wademaxey
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sailing with us and Ricardo and I are so glad that you enjoyed your day and that you took the time to write such a positive review. The Virgin Islands are back and we appreciate your help in getting the word out....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went on a sailing excursion with Captain Pat and Ricardo. It was an awesome trip. Pat gave us great information about the area and gave us a great sail. We went near St. John’s and stopped to snorkel. Ricardo helped us find...More

Thank Steve E
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. Ricardo and I are so glad you enjoyed your day with us and we hope to have you aboard Independence again next time your travels bring you to St. Thomas

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Captain Pat was a perfect host, educator and chef. Looking forward to our next trip here to STT, and another trip out on the Independence. Thanks again to Pat and Ricardo, we will upload some of our snorkeling pictures soon (including the awesome turtles and...More

Thank mfeddy58
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We had just a perfect day aboard the Independence sailing from Red Hook to St. Johns then onto Christmas Cove and back to Red Hook. Pat was the perfect host skipper and Ramon was a great first mate. Pat spun a good yarn and good...More

Thank Gary W
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your help in getting the word out that our islands are up and running and as beautiful as ever! Glad you enjoyed your day and hope to have you aboard Independence again next time your travels bring...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

First and foremost, "there are no words" to describe the calm and serenity of sailing on a boat of this caliber on these beautiful waters. The colors of the ocean with the backdrop of the various Islands (pointed and described in great detail with great...More

Thank Cathy M
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed our day with you and hope you will be back when you are next in the Virgin Islands. Your review helps let the world know that we are back up and running, the islands...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Captain Pat and Al were great. Everything went smoothly from the port taxi to Red Hook and back. Had a wonderful time on her boat, it was very relaxing. The food and rum punch were great. Snorkeled at Caneel Bay saw Sea Turtles, a Nurse...More

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are depending on reviews like yours as the island recovers from storm damage, we are up and running and you help us so much by getting the word out. We are so glad you enjoyed...More

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Harry A
15 June 2018|
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Response from Captain_Pat_Stoeken | Property representative |
Hi Harry Thanks for your interest in sailing with us on Independence and we are open on June 27th. I think an afternoon half day would work best with your arrival time. We would sail from 12:30 to 4 and the rate is $95 per... More
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jimmelpowell
7 June 2017|
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Response from Rebecca T | Reviewed this property |
No, they only have room for 6 passengers. She arranged for a tandem boat on which we carried our 7 passengers.
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elleno
28 March 2015|
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Response from Captain_Pat_Stoeken | Property representative |
Given your interest in snorkeling I would take you to Christmas Cove on Great Saint James, we have really good luck finding turtles, sometimes a spotted eagle ray and the little island in the middle of the cove has great... More
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