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Independence Sailboat Charter

Redhook Marina, St. Thomas
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Great day sailing and snorkeling

4 of us went on a sailing excursion with Captain Pat and Ricardo. It was an awesome trip. Pat... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steve E
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Greenville
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Superb day of sailing!

Captain Pat was a perfect host, educator and chef. Looking forward to our next trip here to STT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mfeddy58
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Redhook Marina, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

4 of us went on a sailing excursion with Captain Pat and Ricardo. It was an awesome trip. Pat gave us great information about the area and gave us a great sail. We went near St. John’s and stopped to snorkel. Ricardo helped us find...More

Thank Steve E
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. Ricardo and I are so glad you enjoyed your day with us and we hope to have you aboard Independence again next time your travels bring you to St. Thomas

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Pat was a perfect host, educator and chef. Looking forward to our next trip here to STT, and another trip out on the Independence. Thanks again to Pat and Ricardo, we will upload some of our snorkeling pictures soon (including the awesome turtles and...More

Thank mfeddy58
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just a perfect day aboard the Independence sailing from Red Hook to St. Johns then onto Christmas Cove and back to Red Hook. Pat was the perfect host skipper and Ramon was a great first mate. Pat spun a good yarn and good...More

Thank Gary W
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your help in getting the word out that our islands are up and running and as beautiful as ever! Glad you enjoyed your day and hope to have you aboard Independence again next time your travels bring...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, "there are no words" to describe the calm and serenity of sailing on a boat of this caliber on these beautiful waters. The colors of the ocean with the backdrop of the various Islands (pointed and described in great detail with great...More

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed our day with you and hope you will be back when you are next in the Virgin Islands. Your review helps let the world know that we are back up and running, the islands...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Captain Pat and Al were great. Everything went smoothly from the port taxi to Red Hook and back. Had a wonderful time on her boat, it was very relaxing. The food and rum punch were great. Snorkeled at Caneel Bay saw Sea Turtles, a Nurse...More

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are depending on reviews like yours as the island recovers from storm damage, we are up and running and you help us so much by getting the word out. We are so glad you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Captain Pat and the Independence was more than we could expect; a tremendous day of sailing, snorkeling (the coral and fish along with the sea turtles) were worth the trip alone!! The pasta lunch (which was gluten free for our daughter) rivals some restaurants. Thank...More

Thank Peter S
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your great review. We really enjoyed our day with your family and so glad the gluten free options were well received. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and that we will see you next time...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went sailing with Captain Pat on February 7, 2018 while in St. Thomas on a cruise. Can't say enough about the hospitality shown by Pat on the sail near Redhook. Pat prepared a delicious lunch, and served a fantastic rum punch while we were anchored...More

Thank Lynn G
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write your great review and we are so glad you enjoyed your sail with us, come back soon!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had a great time with Pat and Ricardo on the Independence boat. Pat answered all of my questions before the trip and was very nice. She catered the menu for lunch to suit our needs. Ricardo and Pat were both helpful to my husband...More

Thank Mary P
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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

We so enjoyed our day with you both and hope to have you aboard again. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay on St. Thomas

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My 13 year old son and I spent an absolutely perfect day on the Independence with Captain Pat and Ricardo. We were completely spoiled. Nothing could have been better. It was the highlight of our trip. In fact, today's sail will be remembered as one...More

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

It was one of the best sails of the season and we so enjoyed having you aboard. We hope you will come come back again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

After learning that a previous charter was no longer in service I was very fortunate to find the Independence. Captain Pat was very responsive to all of my initial emails and questions prior to our arrival into St. Thomas and then every detail of our...More

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review. We had a great time with your family and Ricardo really enjoyed the kids and filming them with your go pro. Hope to have you aboard Independence again next time your travels bring you...More

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jimmelpowell
7 June 2017|
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Response from Rebecca T | Reviewed this property |
No, they only have room for 6 passengers. She arranged for a tandem boat on which we carried our 7 passengers.
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elleno
28 March 2015|
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Response from Captain_Pat_Stoeken | Property representative |
Given your interest in snorkeling I would take you to Christmas Cove on Great Saint James, we have really good luck finding turtles, sometimes a spotted eagle ray and the little island in the middle of the cove has great... More
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