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Independence Sailboat Charter

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Address: Redhook Marina, St. Thomas
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+1 340-775-1408
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Great time, highlight of the week

We loved this charter! Pat answered all of our questions and was very helpful and responsive via email. We found her with ease and she even scheduled a second boat so we could... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca T
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Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this charter! Pat answered all of our questions and was very helpful and responsive via email. We found her with ease and she even scheduled a second boat so we could take all 7 of us for a day out in Christmas Cove. Lunch was good, the punch was great. Her first mate made the trip by being... More 

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I know Travis will be so pleased that you enjoyed his snorkel tours. We hope to have you aboard Independence again when next your travels bring you to St. Thomas! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience! Captain Pat was quick to respond when booking, arriving and getting to the marina on the day of, whether by email or text message. There is a max of 6 guests on the boat, we had 4. There is certainly room for 6 with seating at the back and front of the boat. We sailed off... More 

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Captain_Pat_Stoeken, Owner at Independence Sailboat Charter, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your day with us on Independence. We are so glad that you enjoyed it, hope I didn't talk your ear off! We do enjoy what we do and love sharing stories of the islands and Travis is very keen to show our guests a great snorkel tour. We hope you will come... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner Kaj and I spent the most wonderful day onboard the Independence. The skipper and her first mate made sure that we had a fantastic experience, the sailing was great, the food delicious and the rum punch just perfect. We also went snorkeling with the first mate who really good at pointing out things to see. Overall I can... More 

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Thank Jens O
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us were cruising together and decided to go away from the cruise-ship excursions for this VIP experience. You don't have to worry about any other passengers. The sailing was pleasant, Pat is very knowledgeable about sailing in general and the Caribbean and St. Thomas/St. John in particular. Travis was the snorkeling expert and was able to find sea... More 

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Thank Matt R
Florence, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pat was amazing as well as Travis. They go out of there way to make you feel as if its your boat. Pats knowledge of the area adds up to a wonderful day. We were on a cruise so we were only able to do the half day.if I ever make it back to St Thomas I will do the... More 

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Thank Jerry M
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of four adults had an awesome day with Captain Pat and Travis!!! We were visiting St. Thomas on a cruise ship stop. Pat was very easy to communicate with and book this excursion months in advance. She also gave us excellent directions and were able to find the meeting point and sail boat with no problems. It was... More 

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Thank stmils3764
Mendham, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 5 had a fantastic day on the water. Captain Pat has many talents, friendly, boat captain and master chef - great hot meal and rum punch far exceeding what we were expecting. Travis is Pat's friendly, humble and highly competent first mate. While snorkeling with us, Travis was great at finding the turtles and rays. He was... More 

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Thank Crowemike
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our recent day aboard the Independence was a highlight of our vacation. We arrived in St. Thomas via cruise ship. Grabbing a cab was convenient, and the 35 minute ride over to the Red Hook area was scenic. Captain Pat met us at the yacht club promptly upon our arrival and shuttled us to the Independence via a sturdy dinghy.... More 

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Thank Heather U
Yosemite National Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My family went on the half-day trip, and it could not have been more relaxing and enjoyable. Captain Pat and Travis effortlessly sailed us between St. Thomas and St. John and took us to a secluded bay in which we snorkeled. In the water, Travis showed us where we could see sea turtles and brought up shells for us to... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful day of firsts. First time sailing and first time snorkeling. It was a beautiful day!! Pat and Travis were very professional and informative. We were a party of six. Lunch was served. Was hot and delicious pasta and salad. Also served a chocolate dessert with coconut rum that was to die for. Were served adult drinks, sodas, and water... More 

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