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Kekoa Sailing Expeditions

Kekoa Store is in the Lumberyard Complex., Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-244-7245
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Fantastic Boat and Crew

We sailed recently on the Kekoa with our 2 boys ( 11 and 7). The most personal crew we've... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MrBeachSunSand
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Windham, New Hampshire
via mobile
An awesome experience!

Omg what a great boat, staff and snorkel adventure! Snacks were beautifully prepared, staff was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadine D
,
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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Kekoa Store is in the Lumberyard Complex., Cruz Bay, St. John
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+1 340-244-7245
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sailed recently on the Kekoa with our 2 boys ( 11 and 7). The most personal crew we've experienced, and the boat was perfect. A great family-run business, great story and worth supporting. The food, drinks were fantastic and the bean bags were a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg what a great boat, staff and snorkel adventure! Snacks were beautifully prepared, staff was client service oriented, drinks were awesome, day was magical! The best option for a full day tour ending at The Soggy Dollar Bar. I'd go again in a heartbeat!

Thank Nadine D
blacksails, Owner at Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to share another great day on the water with you some day soon. Thanks again. Ryan Witbeck - Owner/Builder/Captain

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this snorkel and sail trip last Monday - a full day snorkeling St. John. We had a blast! They took us to three reefs, all of which were excellent. There is such a problem now with the bleaching and destruction of the reefs,...More

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kekoa is such a beautiful boat and the trip to Jost is just so relaxing. Took our entire family and had an incredible time. White Bay is the most gorgeous beach and always a great time. The crew of Capt. Kim, Amber, Zoe, Madison...More

Thank bkmurrie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 2nd time on Kekoa and we loved it just as much as the first. Capt Jamison and crew were professional, friendly and extremely knowledgable. The drinks and snacks were great. We loved hearing the amazing story of how the Kekoa came to...More

Thank Bumblebee211
blacksails, Owner at Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review! We are very happy to have had you onboard once again and your experience was as memorable as the first. We look forward to having you back some day soon. Thanks again. Ryan...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5/17 We had a party of 15 people. We boarded the Kekao and had the most wonderful expedition. The girls that worked on the cat were great. Jamison, the captain and owner was awesome. The drinks were free flowing. Best snorkeling stop too!!! Some of...More

Thank Cj L
blacksails, Owner at Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I will be sure to forward your post to the crew, as an owner, it is always nice to hear their level of service is appreciated. Thanks again Ryan Witbeck - Owner/Builder/Captain

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary aboard the Kekoa last week. This was our second trip aboard the Kekoa and can't say enough about the experience. Capt Kim, Cat and Zoe took great care of us and we had an amazing time. The day...More

Thank gwstephan
blacksails, Owner at Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to share another great day on the water with you some day soon. Thanks again. Ryan Witbeck - Owner/Builder/Captain

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sailed on the Jost Van Dyke trip with Kekoa during our Honeymoon trip to St. John and this was by FAR the highlight of the entire trip!! I spent a long time researching different companies on TripAdvisor and was trying to decide between a...More

Thank reverie216
blacksails, Owner at Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to share another great day on the water with you some day soon. Thanks again. Ryan Witbeck - Owner/Builder/Captain

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kekoa sailing adventure was an amazing experience and we highly recommend it to anyone coming to St. John. First of all, sailing is amazing and while I love powered boats, there's something about sailing that is totally different and must be experienced. But why...More

Thank Isaiah S
blacksails, Owner at Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you Isaiah for taking the time to post your review! We are very happy to hear your time onboard was memorable. As you now know we are one of the last family owned and operated businesses in St John and so reviews like...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This was one for the books. I'm not going into some long story about our day, I will just say this crew, boat, and the locations they took us were spectacular. I'm not a person that gives many 5's on here but this was a...More

Thank Charles S
blacksails, Owner at Kekoa Sailing Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your 5 star review! We look forward to having you back on board some day soon. Thanks again. Ryan Witbeck - Owner/Builder/Captain

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Ashley C
For the St. John full day trip what are the snorkeling spots?
23 May 2017|
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Response from MRV_VT | Reviewed this property |
Waterlemon Cay in Leinster Bay is the snorkel spot with stops at Sandy Cay and then Jost (White Bay)
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kam l
How many people are on the boat for each excursion?
18 February 2017|
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Response from cathi626 | Reviewed this property |
I think 20-30 would be comfortable!
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Paul A
Hi Beth we are planning a vacation to St John in February and interested in the full-day St John cruise on Kekoa. I had a couple questions that i could not find answers to in the reviews if you had a minute. 1. is a full-day too long. are you burned out by the end of the day? 2. was there enough marine life at the snorkel sites to be interesting? 3. does the boat disembark at any beaches to enjoy any of them? 4. is there anything you would change or do different? thanks in advance and thanks for your review
27 August 2016|
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Response from MGCT | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I highly recommend a sail on Kekoa. I was only able to do a half day, no beaches, just snorkeling, so please call to check on beach stops for a full day. Plenty of marine life & coral for snorkeling anywhere on St... More
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