Looking for an unforgettable day on the water?
Explore the Virgin Islands in comfort.
Gypsea Girl is yours exclusively!
A private boat for just your group. You choose what you want to do. You set the pace.
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Big Blue departs from St Thomas & St John, USVI.
For whatever you've got in mind: Snorkeling, exploring, cruising, island hopping, sunning or sightseeing, Big Blue - V.I. Powerboat Excursions are tailor-made for you. (did we mention snorkeling?)
We can take you where you want to go, with very few exceptions. (At the moment, St Maarten is out.)
There are so many places to visit in the Virgin Islands that we couldn't possibly list them all here.
But we will fill your day with as many as we can.
Don't know exactly where you want to go, but have a general idea of what you want to do?
That's all we need. We can help with the specifics.
You choose the destinations you want for your day.
We'll take you there and stay as long as you like.
When you're ready, we'll move on to your next choice.
It's simple and relaxing.
No schedules, no watch checking.
Just a great day out on the water at your pace.
6 passengers maximum. (Yes, children are passengers)
For Trips into the BVIs: Customs Fees are $25 per person & passports are required.
$100 deposit required for all bookings.
Some Options for Excursions:
Cooper Island BC
Cane Garden Bay
Gypsea Girl is a 30 foot Grady-White Bimini 306 with twin 225hp Suzuki four-stroke outboards,
giving it speed, stability and lots of space.
Built in North Carolina, this model is the winner of the
The Best Designed Vessel of it's class 7 years running.
Gypsea Girl is equipped with a large T-top providing plenty of shade when you need it, a flying bridge with bimini for a great view while cruising and a front sun bed area for relaxing.
Gypsea Girl has room to hold up to 12 people comfortably. But we take a maximum of 6 people so everyone can really stretch out. Don't forget to bring your iPod.
Capt Mindy is that rare combination of someone who loves what they are doing and does it well. She arrived in the Virgin Islands (by sailboat) over 6 years ago and had been captaining various charter boats for the last 5. It was inevitable that she would one day own her own charter company and is thrilled that the day has finally arrived. Mindy's love of the area mixed with her deep appreciation and respect for the ocean and the sea life it contains is very apparent upon spending the day with her as she guides you through the beauty of the Virgin Islands both above and below the surface.
Prior to captaining, Mindy was in the entertainment biz. She was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette and has also worked with the likes of Robert Redford and David Copperfield to name a few. She happily shares these stories and more with her charter guests. Can't wait? You can read about Mindy's story as well as all her adventures in the VIs at her blog. <GO TO CAPT MINDY'S BLOG>
"Let me introduce JC... he is one our new Captains for Big Blue Excursions. I have worked with JC for years and am delighted he is now part of our team! Capt JC is a gem and a perfect match to carry on the spirit of fun, professionalism and relaxation we always strived for." -Captain Mindy
1. What is the Cancellation Policy?
Let's face it. The weather is sometimes against us. The good thing about the Virgin Islands is that we have a pretty constant breeze. This means that showers are isolated and tend to last from 5 to 15 minutes. Nothing serious. But occasionally a system stalls over the VIs and it just rains. Or sometimes strong winds whip the sea-state into something less than friendly.
Since your comfort and enjoyment are our primary concern, we don't want you to feel forced into something that may make you miserable.
Give us a call first, and we'll give your our opinion of what the day will be like. Rain or shine we'd love to show you a fantastic day. But the final decision will be yours. You won't be charged for last minute weather cancellations.
2. When & Where do we meet?
Full Day trips leave at 8:30am
Half Day trips have flexible start times.
St Thomas: on the American Yacht Harbor Fuel Dock. ('A' Dock)
St John: on the National Park Dock. (finger pier)
Times can be changed to accommodate your schedule. For pickups at hotel waterfronts, see next question.
3. Can we be picked up at our hotel?
We can arrange to meet you at the following Hotel Waterfronts:
Caneel Bay Resort, St John - on the dock
Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas - requires a dinghy ride from their beach staff
Westin, St John
For all other hotels and possible pickup locations, just ask. We'll let you know if we can do it or not.
4. What do I need to bring?
Money for lunch in the BVIs
Passports are only required for BVI trips. They are not needed on USVI Excursions.
5. How much should I expect to pay for Gas?
Gas will be different for every trip. Here are some rough estimates:
-Trips near St Thomas / St John: $80 - $125
-Trips around Jost Van Dyke: $100 - $125
-Trips around Norman Island: $130 - $150
-Trips with Jost and Norman Island: $175 - $200
-Trips including The Baths: $250 - $300
6. What Information do you need before a BVI trip?
Ah, yes. The paperwork.
There are immigration cards, customs forms and things that need to be submitted electronically. Not to worry. We will take care of everything for you. You just need to give us the following information for each person on the trip.
Full name as it appears on passport
Date of Birth (please use this format d month yy. Ex: 31 Dec 76)
State you were born in (Ex: MA TX CA NY . . .)
Passport Number and Country of citizenship
Passport Issuing Agency (Ex: D.O.S., N.P.C., Miami, New Orleans)
Passport Date of ISSUE (not expiration. Ex: 11 Nov 03)
Home Address and Occupation