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Independence Sailboat Charter

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Address: Redhook Marina, St. Thomas
Phone Number: +1 340-775-1408

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Fantastic sail and snorkel

We booked with Captain Pat through email and she was super accommodating. We were supposed to be on a cruise and wanted to have as much time as possible on the sail. We ended up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Sheri P
Oregon, Wisconsin
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Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked with Captain Pat through email and she was super accommodating. We were supposed to be on a cruise and wanted to have as much time as possible on the sail. We ended up missing the cruise from Miami and flew to St. Thomas ahead of the ship. Pat was able to take us out a day early -yeay!... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I were on a Birthday Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean and we Chartered the Independence. It was the highlight of our Cruise! Captain Pat was fabulous! She gave us some history of the area and some history of herself and her sailing experiences. I felt like I had known her for a long time. We had a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 6 (my wife and two boys, mother-in-law and her friend) went on Independence last week and it was truly one of the highlights of our cruise! Despite a rocky start getting there (taxi troubles), Pat was patiently waiting for us and adjusted our snorkel sites accordingly to make sure we got back to the marina in time.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriends and I booked Captain Pat for a second time during our annual cruise vacation. We knew we had to secure the beautiful Independence since our cruise ship was visiting St. Thomas again. The second time around was just as perfect as the first. She is a very gracious hostess and so interesting! I could listen to her experiences... More 

Thank llarking
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We went with Capt. Pat on the Independence for the second time last December, and are booked again with her this December. We wouldn't be going for the third time with her if the day wasn't absolutely fabulous! Last year we were interested in snorkeling and a little beach time, so she took us past beaches where the cruise ship... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We really appreciate it and it helps us a lot! We are working hard on the boat in the boatyard right now so she will be in great shape for our next season and we are looking forward to having you aboard again in December. More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Pat and Travis were great hosts! Constantly made sure everyone on the boat was comfortable, took us to beautiful snorkel spots and served a delicious homemade lunch. I was very impressed when Travis jumped in the water with us to be our own personal snorkel guide! He showed us where we can find turtles, sting rays and breathtaking reefs. Thanks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on the Independence. Captain Pat and Travis were great. They took six of us out sailing for the day. They gave us a lot of information about the islands and made sure we had drinks in our hands. We sailed out towards St. John and snorkeled. Travis came in the water with us to help... More 

Thank melissa328
Damifno, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

It was wonderful from start to finish. We took a taxi to the American Yacht Harbor and set a spell on the benches in the shade just inside their fence. Captain Pat made her appearance shortly before our scheduled pick up time of 11 AM. The other couple sharing the day with us arrived via their taxi shortly afterwards. Introductions... More 

Thank TipSC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Captain Pat was recommended to us, and it was the absolute best part of our vacation to St. Thomas. We were celebrating our daughter's high school graduation. Our group included my 12 and 18 year old daughters, my husband and mother. Pat and 1st mate Travis were very kind and helpful with our girls and my mother. My mother has... More 

Thank Caprice P
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We took a taxi to the American Yacht Harbour, and Captain Pat met us promptly at the dock. One other couple joined us, and we headed to the Independence in her dinghy. The sailboat is absolutely beautiful, very comfortable. I do not swim or snorkel, but the others aboard enjoyed the snorkeling. Pat prepared a delicious feast for us after... More 

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