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Lightheart Sailing

| Green Cay Marina, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix
+1 340-244-0420
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Great Sail!

Peter and Martha were terrific! The boat is in great condition. Peter expertly sailed the boat... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
ebush362
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Rockville, Maryland
AMAZING!

Peter and Martha were awesome! They were so very accomondating, since we had to reschedule our... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
cmillikin2
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Farmington, New Mexico
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Enjoy a private sailing charter in the spectacular Virgin Islands. Learn to sail, or just sit back and enjoy the ride on the beautiful s/v Lightheart, a Hanse 400e. Lightheart is a modern, sleek and luxurious 40-foot performance cruiser monohull. Around St. Croix we offer full day, half day, and sunset sails. We also offer week-long charters throughout the US and British Virgin Islands, with or without American Sailing Association certification courses. Lightheart Sailing has been named "Best Charter Boat on St. Croix" by the Virgin Islands Daily News, and Captain Peter Branning has been named an Outstanding Instructor by the American Sailing Association.
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| Green Cay Marina, Christiansted 00820, St. Croix
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Peter and Martha were terrific! The boat is in great condition. Peter expertly sailed the boat through Christiansted harbor. Otherwise, I had a significant amount of time at the helm and learned how to better handle a sailboat in high winds and seas. Thanks Peter...More

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you aboard!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Peter and Martha were awesome! They were so very accomondating, since we had to reschedule our trip with them, because of issues with the airlines. We had to move our trip from sunday to Thursday, but it was great! We took the afternoon/sunset trip. Went...More

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Cheryl, thanks for the kind words. I’m glad we could accommodate your changes. It’s too bad the sunset fizzled, but boy did we have some great winds for sailing!

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This was the highlight of our visit for my older son and husband! The Sailboat is well kept and Pete is an extremely knowledgeable sailor, as well as his wife Martha. They were warm and friendly and offered all of us a turn at the...More

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks, Elizabeth. We’re so happy we can be the highlight of a vacation, and we hope the rest of your trip was awesome too.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We spent a week on St. Croix and this was by far the best activity we did. My wife and I had the boat to ourselves along with hosts Peter and Martha. They are such a great couple and we enjoyed getting to know them...More

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks so much! We enjoyed every minute with you and will be happy to welcome you back anytime.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We spent a day on the water w/ Peter & Martha in early November. I was quite specific as to what we wanted - a day on the water sailing, weather provided, not motoring. Peter, Martha & mother natured delivered a brisk breeze allowing us...More

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

You folks were a really fun group, and we enjoyed sailing with you too. We're so glad you got the breeze you were looking for!

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Peter and Martha are the BEST at what they do! They offer a top notch service that I have not encountered, EVER (until now). Their vast knowledge of sailing, the Caribbean, and life in general makes for a awesome trip/experience. The boat is beautiful and...More

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you very much for your glowing review! We enjoyed your company so much, and will eagerly welcome you back any time you find yourself visiting St. Croix again.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

As experienced sailors, this sailing charter was excellent. Peter and Martha are a amazing couple, with outstanding sailing skills and hospitality. We would recommend this sailing charter for any level of sailing skills. Paul and Susan H. USCG Mater Mariners

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We were so happy to have you two aboard. We enjoyed being with you and appreciate your kind words.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were recommended to Peter and Martha by the captain of another charter sailboat. They were accommodating on short notice for a family sailing day and made the experience unforgettable. We've never been on a sailboat before and they taught us the beginners version of...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

We're happy you had such a great time! We look forward to sailing with you again on your next trip.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time today with Martha and Peter and their amazing sail boat. We know nothing about sailing, but our 2 hosts were patiently and graciously explaining us the basics. The snorkeling spot was great as well (we brought our own gear but...More

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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks for your kind words! We really enjoyed being out on the water with you, and we look forward to the next time.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Who would've thought sailing with your family as a twenty-something could be so...Fun. Joyous. Meaningful. Adventurous. With Martha and Peter at the helm, they set the stage for a beautiful day of exploring. Exploring the self, the sea, the heart. Whether you want to learn...More

Thank Kelly M
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Peter B, Owner at Lightheart Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Kelly, it was a delight to be with you and your family. Each of you expressed such an sense of adventure and openness, as well as great love for each other. We hope to see you again soon.

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Hi Gary, Thanks for contacting us. I'm sorry, but we don't do trips to Buck Island. We do private charters - just you and and your invited guests; and we sail the north shore of St. Croix, stopping for snorkeling on other... More
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