Reviews

Liming Out

"What a great day with Gerren and Allison! They were fun, knowledgeable and super easy going! They showed us just what it means to “lime out”. Swimming, snorkeling, vibing to some good island music was just what we needed and they delivered and then some. Don't hesitate... Just book them. You won't be disappointed!"

Great Day / VIP Day

"Our day on the water with Capt. Kirk and Cindy was the best day of our family vacation! Kirk and Cindy were amazing and are really accommodating and personable. They have so much experience on the water and local knowledge of history and attractions we felt we were getting a behind the scenes VIP tour of the islands. We toured Charlotte Amalie Harbor which was a nice fun and relaxing way to see the harbor, beautiful boats and homes. We stopped on Water Island at Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill for a bite to eat, tropical drinks and t-shirts. Kirk dropped us right on the beach and maneuvered the boat masterfully to get us a prime spot. We loved the beauty and relaxing vibe of Maho and saw a bunch of turtles, snorkeled in some nice beginner, shallows and calm snorkel spots – the kids loved it. Ended the day in Christmas Cove listening to music and floating on noodles (even paid extra to stay out as no one in our group wanted to leave). We will remember that day for a very long time!"

Unreal experience

Gerren was excellent!! He took us everywhere we requested, and made sure to point out everything!! As we had never been to the USVI, he gave us lots of history and insights about the islands, was very personable and it was like just having another friend going out with us. He didn’t rush us in any way, and made the trip fun from beginning to end. Couldn’t have been a better experience. We really enjoyed having him as our Captain! We would definitely use Shades of Blue and Gerren in the future!
 
 

Great day at sea with Captain Kirk and Cindy with Shades of Blue Charters

"Our family of four vacationed on St. John for the week and our trip out on Island Girl with Captain Kirk and Cindy was by far the most enjoyable day of our trip. The crew was so laid back and relaxed, you couldn't help but feel the same way while you were in their company. We felt we were in more than capable hands after learning Captain Kirk has lived on a boat his entire adult life and has sailed around the world, twice! Truly one of the most interesting people I have ever met. Despite never meeting them before, it felt like we were spending the day with old friends. He took us to some of his favorite obscure places to snorkel and took us for a tour around the island of St John. We made a stop at Lovango for lunch and stopped for a few drinks at Lime Out. Our kids (11&14 year old girls) had the time of their lives snorkeling and viewing all the Caribbean Sea had to offer. Sea stars, hundreds of tropical fish, octopus and the largest sea turtles you've ever seen. It was like swimming in a stocked aquarium! The boat itself is very comfortable and offers a very smooth ride. We will definitely be back for more days at sea when the BVI's open up. If you are considering a charter in St. John or St Thomas, I promise you, you will not be disappointed. Such a great experience!"

Great day, will definitely use again

"Our group of 3 adult couples took a full day trip with Shades of Blue going all the way around St. John on 1/12/2022 and it was fantastic! Our captain Gerren was very entertaining with facts and history about St. John and surrounding islands and took us to some of the best snorkeling and swimming beaches we've ever seen. We swam with dozens of huge sea turtles, starfish, stingrays, and saw beautiful coral and fish as we hopped from beach to beach and cove to cove. We even had time for a quick spin around the St James islands and a mega yacht that was anchored near Cruz Bay. Scheduling the trip was a breeze. The pickup and drop off was simple (right off the Cruz Bay beach) and even the snorkeling equipment exceeded our expectations. We absolutely recommend Shades of Blue Charters!"

Best day of our trip!!!

"I booked Shades of Blue for myself and my husband while in St. Thomas. Captain Kirk and Cindy were absolutely amazing and gave us the best day of our trip!! They asked what we wanted to see but we wanted them to show us the best spots and they didn’t disappoint. We snorkeled at Caneel Bay and Maho where we saw multiple sea turtles. They then recommended lunch at Lovango Bay and it was fantastic. Kirk was so knowledgeable and we just had a wonderful time! It was an honor to hear the history of this area and we will always remember our Shades of Blue trip!!! Thank you so much!!!"

Family Boat Day

"Wow! What can I say. I took my family out for a boat day and got so much more. Capt. Kirk, yes Captain Kirk, knew all of the great spots to go from awesome out of the way snorkeling to the Crab Races. Plus his knowledge of the history of the area made it fun and interesting. The boat is beautiful and well equipped and just the right size for the 6 of us. I have been on many charters in St. Thomas, this was by far my best experience. When your 17 yr old daughter tells you it was one of the best days ever, that's a good trip."

Our best charter experience ever!

"Our day trip was the best one yet and I’ve gone on a lot of day charters. Captain Kirk and Cindy are salt of the earth people with amazing stories and an unbelievable amount of experience. The boat was gorgeous, fast and looked like new. We saw sting rays, barracudas, sea turtles and a baby octopus, just to name a few. My 17 year old daughter turned to me at one point and said, “ this is the best day of my life “. Priceless. Thank you Shades of Blue!"

Best in the USVI, Capt Kirk!

"We had an amazing time on Shades of Blue. We've been on many boats- this by far is the best boat and Capt we have had. Capt Kirk was incredible. Key items to be aware of vs other boats. Boat is light, uses a lot LESS fuel, which costs you less. It was FAST, we were faster than some of the 4 motor v hull heavy boats we were around. Rides smooth, even in bumpy seas. This boat and the layout was the best I've seen. Almost all boats are the same daily price but many boats are older, a bit past their prime. This boat is dialed in, tons of great seating, stereo CRANKS. Lastly Capt Kirk is the guy, expert sailor and Capt, been around the world several times by sailboat, retired vet, knows the waters, in safe hands and has incredible stories (even pirates from South America). Shades of Blue is a great charter boat, highly recommend."

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