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“Awesome Snorkel Trip”

Island Wilson Excursions
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Red Hook
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Island Hopping or Whatever. Experience the islands in stretch-out comfort at a pace that's just right for you. No schedules. Just the perfect relaxing day in the Virgin Islands.
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We did a half-day snorkel trip today with Captain Wilson and it was an awesome trip. We have snorkeled around St. Thomas and St. John many times but he took us to places that we had never been to before. He was very knowledgeable and his boat is very big and spacious. If you want a private boat captain in St. Thomas or St. John then this is the guy to book your trip with.

Thank Greg V
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Capt-Wilson-DejaBlue, Owner at Island Wilson Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi Greg. Glad this trip happened. See you next time. Looking forward to reading the book.

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

If you’re looking for a great day in St. Thomas, look no further than Capt. Wilson and the Deja Blue. We were in St. Thomas for the day via a cruise with Royal Caribbean. After reading all the great reviews for Island Wilson, we decided to book a private excursion with Capt. Wilson and the Deja Blue. What a great decision!!

A driver named Sonny was recommended by Capt. Wilson to transport us to and from the Deja Blue. No hassles, no worries. Sonny was waiting for us when we came off the ship and brought us back to the port when our day ended with plenty of time to spare to get back on board. The ride was approximately 30 minutes.

Capt. Wilson’s boat is spotless, and all his equipment is clean and organized. The boat is stocked with plenty of water, soda, juice and light snacks. Although we were not the most skilled group of snorkelers, Wilson made us very comfortable and supplied us with equipment to fit our needs. He took the time to explain everything, and fit us each individually with the gear, making sure all was secure. He also showed us photos of what we might see while snorkeling. If needed, there are underwater cameras that he is nice enough to let be used. Also, he takes great pictures and is nice enough to email them to you. Midway through our trip we picked up a delicious lunch in St. John and ate it on the boat in a beautiful piece of paradise.

All I can say is it was a day of fun, sun and snorkeling. Breathe taking views both above and below. A bit of advice, forgo the cruise ship excursions and mass crowds and book yourself on the Deja Blue. You will not be disappointed in Capt. Wilson and the adventures he offers. He is a very skilled, nice, laid back guy who has the best job in the world!!

Thanks Wilson for helping create great memories, and showing us the beauty of the islands.
Much gratitude, Fran.

Thank Fran C
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Capt-Wilson-DejaBlue, Owner at Island Wilson Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

You are more than welcome! Great having the team on board. Hope your adventures bring you back this way again. Until then, safe travels.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We had the privilege of spending 2 of our days with Captain Wilson again this year. Make sure you book him in advance of your trip.
His knowledge is probably what attracts us to him. He knows every single island out there and much about the sealife you will encounter. He is very conscious of making sure you enjoy your day. His boat is so amazing. Even in the high seas we had one of the days it handled perfectly.
Captain Wilson will offer his input on destinations to see, whether you want to swim with turtles, find a secluded beach, drop by a fun beach bar or simply cruise the islands. He is your chauffer at sea and is absolutely amazing at his job. Ask him about the snorkeling spot between Congo and Lovango! It was literally last minute and once of the most amazing spots we've been to!
Each time we had only 4 people on the boat not including him and we had so much room to spare. There was plenty of room to sit or lounge. You can also listen to his soundtracks or plug your phone into his system and listen to your own music as well.
If you find yourself looking for a daily charter I wouldn't look any further than Captain Wilson. Your day will be the most memorable of your vacation!!!!

Thank cmangum
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Capt-Wilson-DejaBlue, Owner at Island Wilson Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thanks C. Always great exploring the boundaries of the VIs with you and your crew. Hope to see you next year. Until then safe travels.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Our 2016 excursion was our third straight year on The Deja Blue. Once again, Captain Wilson gave us another incredible day of Island hopping in the BVIs. Captain Wilson is a true professional who knows all the incredible places see and visit.

It's "Our Boat Day" and it's the best day of the year!!!

PS, Already booked for 2017.

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Capt-Wilson-DejaBlue, Owner at Island Wilson Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Always looking forward to your groups day on the water. See you soon.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We (family of 4 with 12yo son and 10yo daughter) had a great time with Captain Wilson!! We were in St. Thomas via a cruise. This was likely the best excursion we could do. The cruise boat was huge, so our main goal was to get away from the crowds.
Captain Wilson’s boat was amazing. It was clean and organized. You could really tell he took care of all his equipment. He had certain rules (no shoes in the boat, trash in the trash can, etc), but it was done very professional and not mean or prohibitive.
He first asked us what we wanted to do, instead of some predetermined agenda. He even played our choice of music. He had plenty of drinks and chips. The kids enjoyed snorkeling. My wife and I really enjoyed the “island hopping” and we all enjoyed seeing the large sea turtles. He was really helpful with the kids. We had a unique lunch experience (won’t ruin the surprise).
An example of his professionalism and class… snorkeling. He had organized equipment (all hung up and clean, not laying in a big pile) and took the time to really fit it to each person. Instead of just saying “jump in the water and have fun”, he actually had photos of what we might see and explained what type of fish, coral, etc., that may be present. The kids really enjoyed that. He also gave a bit of background on the sea turtles, their life cycle, their predators, etc. I think his education is what I liked the best.
He even washed our personal equipment off with fresh water. Very classy operation!!
There is not much preparation that you need to do beforehand. Basically, just show up and he takes care of everything. It was a very relaxing experience, which is what we desired. I would STRONGLY suggest you take Captain Wilson’s advice about getting to his boat. He suggested that we use a certain taxi driver (our’s was “Sonny”, who was also excellent). It’s a bit pricey, but it allowed us to get off the cruise boat, find him quickly and get to and from Captain Wilson’s boat without any issues. The boat was about 30-40 minutes from the port. If we had to find our own taxi to and from, explain exactly where we wanted to go, make sure pick up was correct, etc., it would have been a close call with timing and/or more stressful. Sunny was at the port and ready to pick us up when we were done.
Great day and great experience. I highly recommend Captain Wilson.

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Capt-Wilson-DejaBlue, Owner at Island Wilson Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi B, Thank you so much for the kind words. It was great having you family on board. Hope to see you all back real soon. Until then, safe travels.

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