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Day Sail Needed for December

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New to the board. Tons of great info!! My husband and I will be on a cruise in Dec and will be stopping at St. Thomas. Any suggestions for a day sail. We would like a little snorkeling, swimming, good food and drinks. But mostly want to enjoy the islands. Would like to go to St. John maybe stop at a beach. I have seen alot of advertisements on this web site. Anyone out there with personal experience with any of the charters? Just the two of us,but would certainly like to be on a sail with others (adults!!). Do not want to book through cruise lines, as they are usually "booze cruise" type sailings and involve tons of people.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!


Posted : July 30, 2006 7:44 pm
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I highly recommend Captain Pat and Ike Witt! Not only is he knowledgable and a character, but the food, drinks and sailing are wonderful too! You better call early as that's busy season! I wouldn't go with anyone but him!

Posted : July 30, 2006 9:40 pm
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It really depends on exactly what you are looking for... When in St. John recently, we went on a day sail and it seemed that we spent FOREVER sailing slowly across the sound to St. John and then snorkeled at a beach that I could have gotten to by taxi from Cruz Bay. Now, you won't be staying on St. John like I was which made this really stupid (I discussed this in my trip report from July 12-July 18) but if I was doing it again I would either sail out of St. John on one of the boats from Cruz Bay, saving all that precious time sailing SLOWLY across the sound OR if I were you and coming from STT, I'd take a ferry to Cruz Bay and grab a taxi to Trunk Bay where you will have a beautiful beach, fun snorkeling and you can grab a pina colada with your hamburgers and you can always grab another taxi to explore the sea grass beds and sea turtles at Caneel Bay or head to Cinnamon Bay for it's fantastic beach or Hawksnest for some easy close to shore snorkeling. Then just taxi back to Cruz Bay and ferry back to STT. I know that if I only had one day to go to St. John, I'd much rather be on the island than in a sailboat around it! Just my preference having done both!

Posted : July 31, 2006 1:48 pm
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You might want to try Pam with Fantasy Daysail out of American Yacht Harbor at Red Hook. I have been with her many times and had an absolute great time. In fact trying to book with her for December. I think the web site is

Posted : August 1, 2006 3:14 pm
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Jodi, sorry but I meant to ask when are you cruising and what dates? My husband and I will be o n the Adventure of the Seas and will be in St. Thomas Dec. 9.

Posted : August 1, 2006 3:16 pm
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Hi Jodi,
We took 4 sail boat trips during our trip this past April. Two were off of STT and two off of STJ. I would recommend that you stick with a boat that leaves from St. Thomas since you are coming in a cruise ship.

We also loved Captain Pat on Ike Witt who sailed us to a great snorkel spot on St. John and introduced us to "his coral and fish friends." If you want a snorkel lesson Captain Pat is your guy. Here is a link to his web page:

We also went out on The Alaunt with Captain Ron. This is a bigger boat than Captain Pat's and not quite as adventurous. Captain Ron owns a restaurant and his food was wonderful. Captain Ron will pamper you all day. Here is a link to his web page:

I liked both day sails and highly recommend either one. Both are permanent residents of STT and love sailing/snorkeling. They each only take out 6 passengers and will accommodate cruise ship schedules. Either one will take you to a beach and they know where the good snorkeling spots are. I think they both charged the same in April which was $125 per person.
Have fun!

Posted : August 2, 2006 5:42 pm
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i agree with kathleen....the day on st john visiting each beach is PERFECT

Posted : August 2, 2006 6:56 pm

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