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Big Blue Excursions

Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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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!
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“gypsea girl” (94 reviews)
“captain mindy” (124 reviews)
“gypsy girl” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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"gypsea girl"
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"captain mindy"
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"virgin islands"
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"st john"
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"jost van dyke"
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"next year"
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"great suggestions"
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"secluded beach"
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"knew exactly where"
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"full day excursion"
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"sea turtles"
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"norman island"
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"power boat"
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"great captain"
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"highlight of our trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat had lots of seating space for the 5 couples and was clean and well equipped with snorkeling and floating noodles and a working sound system. The captain, Sharp, was very attentive and accommodating of all our requests and was very informed and suggested...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Rayna! I had a wonderful day with you and I'm already looking forward to seeing y'all again next year!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best day out on the water w/Captain Sharp. He was on time, extremely professional and reviewed all of the safety procedures on the boat very thoroughly. We'd been out with many other charters over the years and this was by far the...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Alison! I'm pretty sure I has just as good of a time as you did! Thank you again for the Canada flag onesie. Ill send you a photo once our son is born and rocking the maple leaf! haha. Thanks again for a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been booking day trips to the BVI from St. Thomas for five years running with Big Blue Excursions and have not been disappointed. They are always very cooperative and flexible with what you want to do on your trip (always stopping at the...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Craig! that last stop definitely was one of the highlights of the day for sure! looking forward to hanging out with y'all again next year!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain was very friendly and enjoyed his job, he took us where we wanted to go. Snorkelling was excellent. Pizza delivered to the boat, very cool. Great time!

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am still thinking about how clear the water was that day! hopefully the next time you make your way back down here, we will have another fantastic day out on the water!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Almost every year we make a trip to St. Thomas and when we do, we always charter a boat for the day. So, let’s say we’ve been on around 10+ charters. Our trip yesterday on Big Blue with Sharp was one of the most memorable....More

Thank Jan C
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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! that truly was an amazing day and I am so thankful to have met y'all. From start to finish our day was full of conversation, laughter, and fun. Thanks for making my job such an enjoyable one,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more of a thank you to Sharp and Margie at Big Blue for making our 2 days on the water so much fun! We loved the fact that both Sharp on day 1 and Ryan on day 2 listened to what what we...More

Thank Mike-5472
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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review and the wonderful day! Its so nice to have a couple red stripe lovers on the boat! so many great locations on both the days! looking forward to seeing y'all again on your next visit. I'll keep the beer...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We had an amazing time with Big Blue Excursions with two trips to the BVI. We could not have asked for better service or communication from Margie. Captain Ryan was top notch. He took us to some amazing snorkeling spots.

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words, Rachel! We appreciate you coming out with us TWICE! I am so glad you enjoyed your trips and we hope you get down to St. John again soon! Thank you so much! Kind regards, Margie Kemp

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had an excellent day on the water with Sharp on Big Blue Excursions! Your day, your way, your pace is their motto and they let us design the perfect itinerary and day on the water. Highly recommended! We were able to see everything we...More

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CaptSnorkel, Owner at Big Blue Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks for coming down to the Islands and enjoying all the sights, sounds, and flavors (especially the rum)! So wonderful to meet y'all and we are grateful for all the positive publicity on all the local businesses from Rum Therapy! This is just what we...More

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GayleCleveland_Ohio
11 March 2016|
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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
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Terri-LynnM
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
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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
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