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Best day ever!

What a great day!! Kyle was amazing. Took us all over. Did the caves on Norman, Soggy, even walked... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laura L
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Great Trip with Captain Kyle

We booked Lion In Da Sun with Rick for our island hopping in Saint Thomas and the BVI's. Kyle was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacerlyn
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Lion In Da Sun is a "Captained Powerboat Day Charter" business in the US Virgin Islands of St. John and St. Thomas. The days activities are completely up to you and might include island hopping in the British Islands such as Jost van Dyke, Sandy Spit, Norman Island, and Virgin Gorda among many others. You can incorporate world-class snorkeling, beaches, bars, and local lunch spots. The day is completely up to you!
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great day!! Kyle was amazing. Took us all over. Did the caves on Norman, Soggy, even walked on Lirrle Saint James. Can’t wait to go again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Lion In Da Sun with Rick for our island hopping in Saint Thomas and the BVI's. Kyle was VERY friendly and the boat was very well maintained. It was a perfect boat for our group of 4. He took us to a couple...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met Captain Rick at the dock by the visitor center while we were waiting for our charter boat. When our charter didn’t show we thought we were out of luck. Fortunately for us, Rick ended up having a ghost appointment. We worked everything out right...More

Thank Gary D
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lionindasun, Owner at Lion In Da Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Gary, You guys were the best! Having never been out with us before your group communicated perfectly on the kinds of places you thought you’d like to check out. It was very gratifying to see how much you all enjoyed yourselves at the stops...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When the boat we were supposed to go out on never showed up, we were lucky enough to see Captain Rick, whose boat was ready to go. He took 7 of us out for a day trip around St. John. We had lunch over on...More

Thank Rachel D
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lionindasun, Owner at Lion In Da Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Rachel, I think I had as nice of a day on the water as you did with your friends and family. All the way around a great time with great people! Next time I’m in Jersey..... Thank You, Rick

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an wonderful day. Captain Dillon did an excellent job and we appreciated his knowledge of the area and various points to see along the way! I highly recommend Captain Dillon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a full day boating around St. John / St.Thomas. Captain Rick was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. We come to St.John every year and he showed us spots we’ve never been to. He took us where ever we wanted to go and had recommendations...More

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lionindasun, Owner at Lion In Da Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Kate, Thanks so much for taking the time to send such kind words. I will never forget your reactions to the schools of yellow tail snappers! Among the most fun I’ve ever had with guests.Next time you are down Id love to see all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kyle was an excellent captain and tour guide for our first trip to the islands. He was kind and informative. He took us to places and showed us things we would have never been able to see on our own. He found the best snorkeling...More

Thank Jeremy J
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

This was a day I’ll treasure. On the boat with my son and his wife, both experienced snorkelers, I expected to enjoy a wonderful scenic tour of this Caribbean paradise. But Captain Kyle took this 72-year-old woman literally by the hand and, with extraordinary patience,...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Down in St Thomas with 5 other friends and decided to charter a boat and captain. We first tried another company who was booked but graciously recommended Captain Rick the owner. He got back to us immediately and set everything up starting with the pick...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This was our FIFTH trip with LIDS...that says enough. Awesome day as always. We had 11 in our group and took both of his boats. Both were comfortable and exactly what you need in the islands. Rick and Kyle know how best to adjust the...More

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kmpontes
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Response from lionindasun | Property representative |
Yes, the 28 ft Scout boat is $675 plus fuel. The fuel is usually about $95 and $140 Our 26ft Twin Vee power catamaran is just $575 plus fuel. The Twin Vee also uses less fuel, often it is around $65 and comes with a $100... More
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