St. Thomas Sailing Excursion Reviews

Escape the crowds of St. Thomas and venture off on a sailing cruise around the island and to some of its secluded, breathtaking locations.
Wonderful boat, crew and beach.
Wonderful boat, crew and beach. Honeymoon Beach on St. John was beautiful. We had 14 in our party and were on a catamaran with another party of 13. Fantastic sail to St. John and back.
Wonderful boat, crew and beach. Honeymoon Beach on St. John was beautiful. We had 14 in our party and were on a catamaran with another party of 13. Fantastic sail to St. John and back. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
All day sail and snorkel with 2 other couples.
All day sail and snorkel with 2 other couples. Very well taken care of aboard boat. Lunch and snorkeling was wonderful.
All day sail and snorkel with 2 other couples. Very well taken care of aboard boat. Lunch and snorkeling was wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Amazing day of sailing on a private sailboat (no more than 6 passengers) to St John - two ...
Amazing day of sailing on a private sailboat (no more than 6 passengers) to St John - two snorkeling sites, with a delicious lunch in between. Captain Pat and her skipper Travis took great care of us, and arranged a taxi to get us back to ... Read More
Amazing day of sailing on a private sailboat (no more than 6 passengers) to St John - two snorkeling sites, with a delicious lunch in between. Captain Pat and her skipper Travis took great care of us, and arranged a taxi to get us back to the ship well ahead of all aboard. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We did the 2 hours sunset sail.
We did the 2 hours sunset sail. I've done this before but this time we sailed straight out, came around Water Island past Crown Bay and then cruised the harbor front. Loved it!!!
We did the 2 hours sunset sail. I've done this before but this time we sailed straight out, came around Water Island past Crown Bay and then cruised the harbor front. Loved it!!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our half-day sail with the turtles excursion was FANTASTIC, the highlight of our cruise.
Our half-day sail with the turtles excursion was FANTASTIC, the highlight of our cruise. Check out USVIsailing.com to book this excursion on the Fury with Capt. Mike and his mate Jess. this small, intimate sailing experience is much better ... Read More
Our half-day sail with the turtles excursion was FANTASTIC, the highlight of our cruise. Check out USVIsailing.com to book this excursion on the Fury with Capt. Mike and his mate Jess. this small, intimate sailing experience is much better that the large "party boat" catamarans booked through the cruise line. It was like sailing with friends. It was amazing seeing the turtles as they fed on the ocean bottom and came up for air. The port was lovely and the scenery beautiful, but as we were the only ship in port there was not much going on in the port area. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Highlight of our trip was our excursion with Simplicity Charters.
Highlight of our trip was our excursion with Simplicity Charters. Spent the day on their sailboat and it was FANTASTIC. Swam with sea turtles, delicious lunch onboard, great day.
Highlight of our trip was our excursion with Simplicity Charters. Spent the day on their sailboat and it was FANTASTIC. Swam with sea turtles, delicious lunch onboard, great day. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went for a half day sail to Christmas Cove for snorkeling.
Went for a half day sail to Christmas Cove for snorkeling. Captain Jim takes a maximum of six guests per sailing, we had plenty of room for our party of four and the snorkeling was excellent. The boat is well maintained and clean and ... Read More
Went for a half day sail to Christmas Cove for snorkeling. Captain Jim takes a maximum of six guests per sailing, we had plenty of room for our party of four and the snorkeling was excellent. The boat is well maintained and clean and departs from the Secret Harbor Resort, in itself a beautiful spot. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
From the minute we showed up till we sadly had to catch a cab back to our ship we were in paradise.
From the minute we showed up till we sadly had to catch a cab back to our ship we were in paradise. Charlie and Josh make you feel like old friends and do everything to make your day perfect. They took us to what amounted to a private reef ... Read More
From the minute we showed up till we sadly had to catch a cab back to our ship we were in paradise. Charlie and Josh make you feel like old friends and do everything to make your day perfect. They took us to what amounted to a private reef as we were the only ones snorkeling there. Josh's knowledge of reef life was super impressive and he showed us so many amazing critters. Charlie really catered to what we wanted to do and see and had tons of suggestions for places to go and see. It was pouring rain in town all day, but Charlie took us out of it and we stayed dry, other than when we wanted to be wet, for almost the entire day. Lunch was served on board and was very good. Charlie's Charter Chicken was a perfect meal for the Caribbean. I cannot stress enough how amazing Simplicity is. For what they provide the price is nothing. So much fun and so relaxing. They also provide an open bar with the best rum punch we have ever had. At the end of the day Charlie even had a cab waiting so we could get back to our ship. Perfect attention to detail from beginning to end. Book simplicity you will not be disappointed. It was the highlight of an amazing cruise and we will absolutely book with them again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We rented a 50 foot private sailboat for the day and snorkeled and went to ST Johns.
We rented a 50 foot private sailboat for the day and snorkeled and went to ST Johns. It was wonderful and private and costed only a little more than a cruise excursion with 200 people on it. We loved every second
We rented a 50 foot private sailboat for the day and snorkeled and went to ST Johns. It was wonderful and private and costed only a little more than a cruise excursion with 200 people on it. We loved every second Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Chartered a sailboat and cruised to St John's for snorkel, swim, and picnic.
Chartered a sailboat and cruised to St John's for snorkel, swim, and picnic. Fabulous! Thank you captain Pam!
Chartered a sailboat and cruised to St John's for snorkel, swim, and picnic. Fabulous! Thank you captain Pam! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked through RC the Turtle Bay Sail & Snorkel Adventure - ST97.
We booked through RC the Turtle Bay Sail & Snorkel Adventure - ST97. What a fantastic experience. A pirate themed sailboat ride out to a private island where you snorkel/swim with the sea turtles and other marine life for about an hour ... Read More
We booked through RC the Turtle Bay Sail & Snorkel Adventure - ST97. What a fantastic experience. A pirate themed sailboat ride out to a private island where you snorkel/swim with the sea turtles and other marine life for about an hour with instruction. Then once back on board there were endless Rum Punch Cocktails, snacks and good times for all put on by the crew. Excellent crew. Great time! Couldn't ask for anything better! Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Small group Sail and Snorkel - swam with turtles and rays.
Small group Sail and Snorkel - swam with turtles and rays. Very good!
Small group Sail and Snorkel - swam with turtles and rays. Very good! Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Absolutely the BEST sailing and snorkeling day!
Absolutely the BEST sailing and snorkeling day! The Captains were a BLAST..the food and drinks on board were delicious...so so so much fun!
Absolutely the BEST sailing and snorkeling day! The Captains were a BLAST..the food and drinks on board were delicious...so so so much fun! Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
castaway sail and snorkel on the castaway girl.
castaway sail and snorkel on the castaway girl. Loved this crew!! they were very attentive and knowledgeable. Very safety conscious but made sure everyone enjoyed their time.
castaway sail and snorkel on the castaway girl. Loved this crew!! they were very attentive and knowledgeable. Very safety conscious but made sure everyone enjoyed their time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We sailed back to the ship and wow what a fun time with the sails and music and drinks.
We sailed back to the ship and wow what a fun time with the sails and music and drinks. Stars and Stripes took us to two different snorkel spots off Buck island. One had sea turtles the other had ship wreck and both had fish!!! The crew ... Read More
We sailed back to the ship and wow what a fun time with the sails and music and drinks. Stars and Stripes took us to two different snorkel spots off Buck island. One had sea turtles the other had ship wreck and both had fish!!! The crew was nice and helpful and the drinks were offered a plenty. They are especially good at involving everyone tot he level they like and cute with kids on board. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our favorite excursion when on St Thomas and I'll do it again next cruise.
Our favorite excursion when on St Thomas and I'll do it again next cruise. Perfect day on the sailing and then and swimming moored by St. John. Loved every minute.
Our favorite excursion when on St Thomas and I'll do it again next cruise. Perfect day on the sailing and then and swimming moored by St. John. Loved every minute. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were fortunate in 2014 to sail with Bones twice!!
We were fortunate in 2014 to sail with Bones twice!! We will never miss the chance when our cruising makes stops in St Thomas. There is not a better shore excursion out there. If you want to enjoy the tropical beauty, get up close and ... Read More
We were fortunate in 2014 to sail with Bones twice!! We will never miss the chance when our cruising makes stops in St Thomas. There is not a better shore excursion out there. If you want to enjoy the tropical beauty, get up close and personal with the ocean plus get the best service you won't want to miss booking with them. Captain Jason works his magic with each passenger. A shy child on our ship at the beginning of the day was confident and laughing at the end. Jason found ways to entertain and engage all ages. We were lead by Amelia on a beautiful snorkel where we learned about sea creature and even got to gentle hold a sea biscuit. Then we had plenty of time on our own to explore there were sea turtles, eels, and a colorful fish! Then we did some real sailing. It is amazing crashing through the vibrant blue with the wind and ocean spray. They music is great and they had lots of punch and drinks. Everyone got a temp tattoo and if you wanted to you could step up and help with the sailing. That worked up and appetite so we headed to a beautiful secluded beach to have a wonderful meal waiting for us. Then more fun and games in the ocean. Jimmy showed us how to open a coconut and many played a really cool skipping "rock" aka ball game. Others socked up the sun on the white sand beach. Al the day we saw other groups rushing here and there stopping for only a few minutes but on Bones we relaxed enjoyed and conquered!! So grateful Celebrity and Disney both offered us the chance to sail with Bones!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
By far the BEST excursion ever!!!
By far the BEST excursion ever!!! We did an excursion on Bones pirate schooner - worth every cent and every minute. I cannot say enough good about Al, Dillon and Daren - who were the crew on our boat. They made this as exceptional as it ... Read More
By far the BEST excursion ever!!! We did an excursion on Bones pirate schooner - worth every cent and every minute. I cannot say enough good about Al, Dillon and Daren - who were the crew on our boat. They made this as exceptional as it was. The sailing was unreal. The snorkeling was great - saw sea turtles, swimming and the beach were beautiful. The bbq on the beach was very good!! We did book this through Celebrity because it was an all day excursion it was a bit more expensive, but - we just didnt want to take the chance of getting back late. The boat won't leave without you if you book through them. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loved this sail all day long to St.
Loved this sail all day long to St. John's and honeymoon beach. Our captain kept us out of foreboding weather and gave us an excellent BBQ's onboard lunch with homemade drinks that were great! Even a margarita which is unheard of ... Read More
Loved this sail all day long to St. John's and honeymoon beach. Our captain kept us out of foreboding weather and gave us an excellent BBQ's onboard lunch with homemade drinks that were great! Even a margarita which is unheard of on excursions. I am so tired of bad rum punch on ship's excursions that I always ask for water. This sail was great. No more than 6 people go on the jester and there is plenty of room for R&R on the boat. I love the fact that music was in the background, not the foreground and we met some great folks on the cruise as well. Honeymoon beach was stunning and not crowded because the hoards do not go there. Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Went on Captain Mike's the Fury.
Went on Captain Mike's the Fury. Awsome sailboat ride to Buck Island where we snorkeled with the turtles. Great trip. We went back and did some shopping. One of the best stops!
Went on Captain Mike's the Fury. Awsome sailboat ride to Buck Island where we snorkeled with the turtles. Great trip. We went back and did some shopping. One of the best stops! Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was by far our favorite tour on a 1954 all wood sailboat for 6 persons.
This was by far our favorite tour on a 1954 all wood sailboat for 6 persons. It was most relaxing, great staff and food, and wonderful rum punch! Couldn't have asked for a better day! Thanks Capt. Dave and Shelby!
This was by far our favorite tour on a 1954 all wood sailboat for 6 persons. It was most relaxing, great staff and food, and wonderful rum punch! Couldn't have asked for a better day! Thanks Capt. Dave and Shelby! Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took the Caribbean Sail to Christmas and Honeymoon Beach.
We took the Caribbean Sail to Christmas and Honeymoon Beach. This was an amazing excursion. The schooner, Silent Lady, is absolutely wonderful. The captain and crew were terrific. We snorkeled in an area full of turtles and other ... Read More
We took the Caribbean Sail to Christmas and Honeymoon Beach. This was an amazing excursion. The schooner, Silent Lady, is absolutely wonderful. The captain and crew were terrific. We snorkeled in an area full of turtles and other interesting fish. We had a barbecue on Honeymoon Beach with plenty of time to relax. Best excursion ever. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sailing trip with Morningstar very nice
Sailing trip with Morningstar very nice
Sailing trip with Morningstar very nice Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sailed on a small sailboat(High Pockets) for 6 people.
Sailed on a small sailboat(High Pockets) for 6 people. Just our family of four and the captain, Kathleen and first mate Melissa. WONDERFUL DAY!! Snorkeled, swam and a wonderful lunch was included. We will do this again if we visit St. ... Read More
Sailed on a small sailboat(High Pockets) for 6 people. Just our family of four and the captain, Kathleen and first mate Melissa. WONDERFUL DAY!! Snorkeled, swam and a wonderful lunch was included. We will do this again if we visit St. Thomas again. Friendly people, not pushy at all. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line