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S/V Long Distance

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Address: Coral Bay, St. John (Formerly Long Distance - Private Tours)
Phone Number:
+1 340-513-1386

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Sailing and snorkeling

We're a family of four with 12 year old twins that went for a full day sail and snorkel with Gary and Deedra. Hit two snorkel spots near Coral Bay. They're a down to earth couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're a family of four with 12 year old twins that went for a full day sail and snorkel with Gary and Deedra. Hit two snorkel spots near Coral Bay. They're a down to earth couple with a nice team approach. Deedra jumps in and snorkels with you which is great. Recommend a full day ride to get away from... More 

Thank OurayChicago
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day with Gary and Deirdre. Fantastic day of sailing with a warm and friendly couple. No better charter in the coral bay area. Took us out to the mangroves for a one of a kind snorkeling experience. We've done a lot of snorkeling over the years but nothing compared to that and they're one of the few licensed to... More 

Thank Paul G
West Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet sailing and wondrous snorkeling at a laid-back pace tailored to us. Deedra and Gary are highly competent, knowledgable, and fun. They took us to secluded spots for snorkeling and swimming, shared information about island life and wildlife, served a great lunch, and went out of their way to provide a relaxing and memorable experience.

Thank fitzm5
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect choice going with this charter boat. Had 5 guest on board, spent 1/2 sailing & snorkeling the mangroves at Hurricane Hole, then dropped off 1/2 of the group and they took my daughter and I out for the remainder of the day. Nothing was rushed, food/drinks were delicious and Gary & Deedra were perfect hosts to their world of... More 

Thank maudier1975
Rockingham, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I have taken 3 sailboat excursions with Gary and Deedra on Sail Long Distance out of Coral Bay. In the past, we have chartered several other boats while o St. John and have now settled on Long Distance because it seems tailored to what we enjoy. We are a mature couple who enjoy monohulls and sailing to... More 

Thank rumpunch2017
Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Gary the Captain and Deedra the firstmate set sail with us aboard their charming 42ft sail the 'Long Distance'. This would turn out to be an amazing and memorable excursion from Coral Bay to Hurricane Hole. The sail to the hole was a blast and the snorkeling breath taking. We were escorted while snorkeling by Deedra and witnessed many beautiful... More 

Thank rhastings2017
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

An absolutely perfect sail!! Gary and Deedre were so welcoming. They took us to the most beautiful place to snorkel and the sealife was amazing! If you want an experience you will never forget, call Gary and Deedre on the Long Distance.

Thank Jacqueline G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Four of us (two couples) sailed with Gary and Deedra for a full day sail. They are both super easy going and fun to be around. It was a beautiful day - perfect for time on the water. They are very flexible as to where and how you sail - more snorkel - less snorkel. They are fine with any... More 

Thank sticky01
Kansas City, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you want an absolutely fabulous sailing and snorkeling trip on a beautiful Caribbean island, book the Long Distance with Gary and Deedra York. After many years with Rick and Robin, we were surprised to learn they sold their boat to Gary & Deedra. We had such a good time and were so comfortable with Gary & Deedra. They accommodated... More 

Thank _evanluchene
Borden, Indiana
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Gary and Deedra were great host. They really love sailing and it shows. I would highly recommend doing a day trip with them. They will sail all day or do a combination of sailing and snorkeling which ever you prefer. Lunch, snacks and drinks were all great and included.. Highlight of our trip.

Thank Johnnielee123

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