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Day Sail High Pockets

6292 Estate Nazareth # 100 | St Thomas, 00802, St. Thomas
+1 340-690-0587
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10 year anniversary

My wife and I sailed i High Pockets during our Honeymoon and it was one of the most memorable parts... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Sean M
via mobile
Fantastic Day!

This is one review that I am so excited to share with the world, because this day was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Day sail and sightseeing charters in the Caribbean. Join Captain Kathleen Nelson and High Pockets offer an incomparable day of fun with sailing, sightseeing, and snorkeling. About your day: You begin with an exciting sail across protected waters toward St John and the surrounding islands. All inclusive for your day: A wide variety of beverages are available. Full snorkel gear (or bring your own), expert snorkel instruction and flotation are available. Fresh water rinse following swimming. If desired, a dinghy ride to a beach. A fresh lunch is prepared for you onboard by your captain. Flowers, cloth napkins and wine goblets set the pace for your meal. Your day concludes with graceful down wind sail with Kathleen's famous homemade rum cake. About the owner/captain: Kathleen, is a gourmet cook and former Registered Nurse. Her merchant marine credential is licensed for up to 100 ton vessels. She has been crewing and captaining charter boats (sail and power) in the US and British Islands going back to 1987. Kathleen and her husband, Jim have extensively sailed the Caribbean as far as Grenada and the New England Atlantic coast, logging in over 50,000 ocean miles in the past 28 years. High Pockets is a classic and stable yacht, purchased new by the Jim Nelson in 1970 and is fully customized for day sails, as well as long distance offshore sailing and live aboard cruising.
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6292 Estate Nazareth # 100 | St Thomas, 00802, St. Thomas
+1 340-690-0587

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I sailed i High Pockets during our Honeymoon and it was one of the most memorable parts our honeymoon so 10 years later when we decided to go back to St Thomas we had to take another day trip on High Pockets....More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This is one review that I am so excited to share with the world, because this day was absolutely dreamy! I reached out to book high pockets for the day during our cruise stop in St. Thomas. Kathleen was so lovely to communicate with from...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This might qualify as an excursion but it is so much more personal than that. Captain Kathleen and First Mate Emma provide a very educational, informative, feels like you are with family experience. Can't beat an outting that has only 6 guest and 2 crew....More

Thank K L
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had a great day with Kathleen and Emma, who both gave excellent customer service to the four of us. My Husband, two teenage girls and myself. The day started out sunny and beautiful. When we were in the water snorkeling the rains came but...More

Thank Energyoasis
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Great day. Excellent food. Fabulous company. Kathleen made sure we spent our time exactly how we wanted to.

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Thank nlee_do
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I researched a lot of reviews before choosing High Pockets for our snorkel/sail excursion in St. Thomas, and it really paid off. Kathleen and Emma are sterling hosts, and High Pockets is a gorgeous boat. Kathleen is a true pro - not only as a...More

Thank Mariettamom713
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We consider our trip with High Pockets and Kathleen to be the highlight of our trip. We were able to relax and sit on the front of the boat while we tacked toward St. John. Family was able to snorkel and check out the turtles...More

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Thank GregandStephanie
Reviewed 8 July 2017

An awesome personalized experience at an amazing price - especially compared to other charters in the area. This was definitely the highlight of our week long trip to St John, USVI!

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Thank seaadventurer2017
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This day was absolutely perfect! Kathleen & her right hand girl, Emma were the best hosts. Kathleen knew all the best spots to sail while Emma filled you in on all the details of the islands while she served tasty, tropical drinks! Snorkeling was incredible...More

Thank Alyse S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My family had a fabulous day on the water with Kathleen and her mate Emma. They made us feel welcome and we loved every minute of our day. From the great snorkeling sites that focused on the things we wanted to see, to the gourmet...More

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Lyn L
31 August 2016|
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Response from CaptKathleenNelson | Property representative |
Dear Lyn L, Greetings from St Thomas! Thank you so much for your interest in sailing with us. We sail with a maximum of 6 guests only. We offer shared and private sails: it's up to you. Please contact directly us for all... More
22 June 2015|
Response from CaptKathleenNelson | Property representative |
Hi. We sometimes offer children's discounts depending on circumstances. Best, Kathleen.
19 January 2015|
Response from CaptKathleenNelson | Property representative |
Hi there! Welcome to beautiful St Thomas. Thank-you for your interest in sailing aboard High Pockets. The sailing, snorkeling and great eats can make for the best day of your vacation. We have so much fun out there too, I... More