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Independence Sailboat Charter

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Address: Redhook Marina, St. Thomas
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MOST FAVORITE DAY OF VACATION

My sister and I enjoyed the most beautiful day on board the Independence with Pat and her first mate, Travis. Pat has such great knowledge on sailing and the weather that she... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rose L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister and I enjoyed the most beautiful day on board the Independence with Pat and her first mate, Travis. Pat has such great knowledge on sailing and the weather that she knew the exact spot to take us off the south end of St John to avoid squalls. So we missed a great deal of rain and had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family of 5, ages 16, 13, 11 on this fun full day adventure sailing, snorkeling, food, conversation and drinks. Couldn't have asked for better crew. We were well taken care of, ate amazing lunch by St. John's after seeing see turtles etc. In incredibly clear water with Travis as our snorkel guide. It's was fun to get to... More 

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Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day on the Independence with Captain Pat and her 1st made, Travis. We sailed from St Thomas to the coves around St John. We saw sea turtles in Caneel Bay. So bea

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent my daughter's 10th birthday on the Independence. What a wonderful day! My girls (ages 6 and 10) were absolutely at ease with Pat and Travis, who kindly listened to the girls' Christmas carols while allowing my husband and me to escape to the bow for a great view and a delicious rum punch. When my oldest had unexpected... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We were delighted to be able to sail with Captain Pat and her crew to St John to snorkel. What a pleasant and interesting person! Beautiful day of sailing and lunch and awesome rum punch that I will be serving at our house from now on! We appreciated the service and the TLC we received on our honeymoon.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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 29 November 2016

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 28 November 2016

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 18 November 2016

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 

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Thank llarking
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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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 

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