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BIG BLUE EXCURSIONS

powerboat & sailing charters

 
 
 

OUR BOATS

GYPSEA GIRL

BIG BLUE

PAPILLON

GYPSEA GIRL is a 31 foot Grady-White Bimini 306 with 2016 twin 300hp Yamahas. With a cruising speed average of 25-30kts she is fuel efficient and quiet. GYPSEA GIRL has The upper tower, great for coastal cruising and fun for jumping off.

BIG BLUE is our new Grady White. Another 31 foot 306 Bimini equipped with 2014 twin Yamaha 250s. No tower or high rails makes Big Blue sleek and a bit faster in higher winds. A better choice for those wanting to visit the Baths or islands beyond Norman Island in windier conditions.

PAPILLON A 40 foot classic 1979 Tayana Blue water full keeled sailboat. Designed by Robert Perry for stability and refit with beautiful details throughout.

Explore the Virgin Islands on your own Private Boat. All the boats can be yours exclusively! Accommodating up to 11 passengers on each powerboat. And for groups of up to 22 passengers we'll do both Grady Whites in Tandem! You choose what you want to do. All excursions include your Private Boat, Captain, Snorkel Gear, Bluetooth music hook up, Canned beverages (limited) soda, beer, water and ice. Lots of extras and good vibes. Gypsea Girl and Big Blue depart from Sapphire Marina St.Thomas & in St John at the National Park Dock or Westin Hotel. Papillon departs from the Ritz Hotel or The Westin Resort on St. John.

For whatever you've got in mind: Snorkeling, exploring, cruising, sailing, island hopping, sunning or sightseeing, Big Blue - V.I. Powerboat and Sail Excursions are tailor-made for you. (did we mention snorkeling?)

Your DAY! YOUR WAY! YOUR PACE!

THE CREW

All our Captains on the Big Blue team have one mission ... To give you the best day of your vacation! They all are US Coast guard captains, certified with a 50 ton masters license, first aid and safety training, STCW as well as training in diving, water-sports, fishing ... to name a few.

Our captains love their jobs, are knowledgeable about the area & sea life and are good at what they do. A perfect match to carry on the spirit of fun, professionalism and relaxation we always strive for!

Captain Mindy Capt fell in love with the ocean when she embarked for a 5 year sailing sabbatical around the Caribbean with hubby Bernd in 2000. Raised in the North east she traveled the world working in the Showbiz industry for 13 years. Mindy is happy to share these stories with her guests.

Captain Mindy Capt fell in love with the ocean when she embarked for a 5 year sailing sabbatical around the Caribbean with hubby Bernd in 2000.
Raised in the North east she traveled the world working in the Showbiz industry for 13 years. Mindy is happy to share these stories with her guests.

Captain Cody has been diving & boating since the age of 12. Originally from Colorado he traveled the world's oceans and landed in St. John where he got his merchant mariner’s credential and although still an active SCUBA Instructor, he now spends most of his time exploring the pristine waters and idyllic vistas in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

Captain Cody has been diving & boating since the age of 12. Originally from Colorado he traveled the world's oceans and landed in St. John where he got his merchant mariner’s credential and although still an active SCUBA Instructor, he now spends most of his time exploring the pristine waters and idyllic vistas in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

Bernd is Austrian born and has been traveling around the globe for the last 30 plus years. Mindy and Bernd met in 1991 and have been adventure seekers together ever since. Sailing away in 2000 on “Papillon” they landed in St John 2005 to raise their new born son Tristan. Bernd spends his days as a carpenter on St John and doing sailing charters.

Bernd is Austrian born and has been traveling around the globe for the last 30 plus years. Mindy and Bernd met in 1991 and have been adventure seekers together ever since. Sailing away in 2000 on “Papillon” they landed in St John 2005 to raise their new born son Tristan. Bernd spends his days as a carpenter on St John and doing sailing charters.

Tristan, Mindy & Bernd's son, was born underwater in 2003 and raised on our sailboat for his 11 years. He is an avid sailor, scuba diver and nature lover. He’s happy to first mate when not in school.


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RATES

FULL DAY powerboat (8 hrs) $750 up to 6 people*

*$100 per person ($50 children 12 and under) up to 11 people.

HALF DAY powerboat (4 hrs) $550 up to 6 people*

*$50 per person ($50 children 12 and under) up to 11 people.

What's included: The charters include your Private Boat and Captain, snorkel gear, floats and a fresh water rinse. The cooler is stocked with complimentary ice, water, and a limited assortment of soft drinks and beer. There is plenty of dry storage for your personal belongings.

What's NOT included: Charters do not include fuel, BVI customs (if you go), and Captain's gratuity.

full day sail (9am - 4pm) $895 up to 6 passengers

half day sail (9am - 12:30pm) $550 up to 6 passengers

$500.00 per night in paradise (Great for 2-4 passengers)

Day Sails Include Beverages (water ice soft drinks and beer). Snorkel gear. Captain and Crew.
Full days include a picnic lunch. JVD trips only available for full days and passports are required.

Times are flexible and special requests are welcome. Just Ask!