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Who is your all time favorite Day Sail Captain and/or Boat and why???

Posted : June 27, 2006 10:21 pm
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Born to Rhumb with Captain Kevin. Seven of us went on his boat for a day trip to Tortola, the Caves, The Indians, Soggy Dollar, Sandy Spit, the Willie Tee and Foxy's. Not just the best day of the vacation, probably one of my top 5 days ever!! Kevin is a great captain, extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and laid back. His first made Andy (girl) was our "mermaid" for the day and led the snorkeling expedition. The boat is comfortable, smooth and fast - oh and excellent painkillers too!!

Posted : June 27, 2006 10:24 pm
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Captain Clark on the White Wing. Beautiful boat, nice captain, reasonable rates. We sailed with him a few weeks ago. This was our second sail with him. This year we did snorkling at Sandy Spit and then Foxy's on Jost Van Dyke. We left at 9AM from Coral Bay and didn't get home til 9PM. What a day....definately worth it! Clark is a really nice guy, kinda laid back. Makes you feel like you are old friends. He entertains you all day with stories of his adventures and throws in some history of the islands. We cant wait to sail again with him next vacation.

Posted : June 28, 2006 4:35 am
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Capt. Josh

Posted : June 28, 2006 12:41 pm
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Just got back (to stx) from a weekend excursion to the BVI's. We rented from Nauti Nymph for 2 days w/ the overnight clause. We did Tortola, Norman Island (the caves and Willie T's) went to jost - back to Tortola, and around. Where is this place Sandy Spit?

They guys at Nauti were ok. Came and changed a bad battery for us - we did the bareboat thing. Provisioned at Sopers Hole.

For having lived the last year on STX, boy were my eyes opened. I found my new love (the waters between stt and virgin gorda)!


Posted : June 28, 2006 5:06 pm
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Sandy's just off Jost. It next to Green Cay. It is a TINY little sand bar that has one palm tree and a few bushes on it. It is pituce perfect. It looks like they would film a Corona commercial there.

Posted : June 28, 2006 7:17 pm
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Captain Coy....Island Girl, laid back, great personality, will ask if you want to me hooked (wishin). Overall great guy. See ya in about four months Capt.

Posted : June 28, 2006 9:08 pm
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I am going to St. JOhn and need to find the two boat captains, Born to Rhumb and White Wing, do you know how I can get in touch with them so I can schedule a day trip? Please email me and let me know.

Posted : June 28, 2006 10:23 pm
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We've gone out with Captain Phil Chalker on his Wayward Sailor

I really can't imagine a better experience----as long as what you're looking for is a great snorkeling trip and a wonderful introduction to the Caribbean ecosystem hosted by a really interesting, knowledgeable guy. If you're mostly looking for a party boat, definitely pass him by.

Posted : June 28, 2006 10:25 pm
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We went with Nils on the Soma - Had such a great time we went back for another day trip - we picked our own agenda, Soggy Dollar, Foxy's, Willy T - with a little snorkeling thrown in. Nils was up for whatever we wanted.

The boat is a big gray catamaran that was used to race - fast boat and very cool looking!

Check them out!

Posted : June 29, 2006 2:47 pm
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White Wing

Captain Clark....340-514-6906

Posted : June 29, 2006 9:02 pm
Posts: 1 to get Captain Kevin.

Posted : June 30, 2006 9:59 am
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We went out on 4 sailboats this past April. Each one has a different personality and it is very hard to vote for a favorite.

I would have to agree with Nick that Captain Phil of the Wayward Sailor would, without a doubt, be the best for those who love to snorkel. His personality would appeal to most people. He lives on his boat while he is building a house. This was my husband's favorite.

I also have to recommend Captain Pat of Ike Witt out of St. Thomas. He also loves "his fish and coral" and we had a delightful day. He is full of stories and likes to joke around alot. Very good chicken ceasar salad. He advertises on this board under daysails for St. Thomas. Here is a link:

The Alaunt is a beautiful sailboat that we took out of St. Thomas with Captain Ron. This was the nicest/biggest boat out of the four. He has bean bag chairs and music for relaxing. Our lunch was more like a dinner and served on little trays. Captian Ron also a very nice man who also owns the bar/restaurant called Latitude 18.

We also took the boat Long Distance out of Coral Bay on St. John for a snorkel/sunset sail with Captain Rick and Robin Gallup. They also live on their boat. Robin goes into the water with you for a guided snorkel. Very nice people that will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They have a cute little dog on the boat too.

I felt that each boat was money well spent. They each only take out 6 passengers so there was plenty of individual attention. I believe that both Captain Pat and Captain Ron will do pick up on St. John/Cruz Bay. All of the sailors that I have recommended have been in the Virgin Islands for a long time and are very seasoned sailors. Some of their sailing adventures are great stories.
We did have two boat trips where a person got sea sick so I recommend taking Dramamine or something like that at least 1/2 before sailing.

Good Luck!

Posted : July 5, 2006 3:20 pm

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