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Born to Rhumb Charters

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Address: | National Park Dock., Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
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+1 432-528-4078
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Born to Rhumb is St. John's only Coast Guard certified, exclusively private...

Born to Rhumb is St. John's only Coast Guard certified, exclusively private 12 passenger motor vessel offering day trips to the British Virgin Islands or around St John. This 34' Maine built excursion charter boat has ample seating room for larger parties, and has a cabin and head below deck. We cruise at a speedy 20 knots and if seas get rough, this boat handles with ease and comfort thanks to a full keel and 440 hp diesel engine. We carry a fully stocked cooler, snorkel gear for all on board, and a great crew to make sure that your day is packed with fun and free of worry. Your group will not be mixed with other groups and you may choose your own itinerary or let us be your guide. We look forward to having you onboard, because we're the "Best Ride in the VI!"

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Amazing Day on the Water with Born to Rhumb!

We have enjoyed two day trips with Born to Rhumb thus far & can't wait to plan our next trip! Ben & Savannah are both wonderful. Ben is knowledgeable regarding the waters and was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily F
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Coral Bay, St. John

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Coral Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed two day trips with Born to Rhumb thus far & can't wait to plan our next trip! Ben & Savannah are both wonderful. Ben is knowledgeable regarding the waters and was able to take us to some great snorkel spots in the BVI's. Savannah was so helpful in assisting us during our snorkel stops & answersing any... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review- we really appreciate your feedback! We've had 2 great trips with y'all and appreciate your loyalty in coming back for a second trip! Let's do it again soon- y'all are great and we are appreciative of you guys- thanks again! More 

Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 8 of us went on born to rhumb last weekend and had the most relaxing day. Captain Ben greeted us at the dock and his boat was spotless and was fully stocked. My boyfriend and I have taken many charters in St. John but this boat has the best set up. Everyone had room to sit and... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review! We had a great time with y'all and are so pleased that it was a relaxing day! Nothing makes us feel better than when we make happy guests! We love to show people the truly amazing spots out on the water! Cheers and thanks again! More 

Midland, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booking with Born To Rhumb Charters is extremely easy, just an email or phone call is all it takes. We had a stop in St. Thomas on a recent cruise and booked the Born To Rhumb before we left. Captain Ben and first mate Jen met us at Cruz Bay and took us over to St. John for a fantastic... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

What an amazing day we had with you guys! Some times a long float in Maho is just what the Doctor ordered! We are also so glad that you guys could see Pizza Pi VI and have their amazing pizza! Awesome times and memories- let's do it when y'all come back and stay on St John this time! More 

Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable. Our time with Captain Ben, boating around the islands exploring blue sea caves, carrying torches at night to an empty beach, diving off the boat into moonlit waters....it was so unreal and magical that I have a hard time describing it without sounding cheesy. Go on this trip and journal the entire thing. Remind yourself how alive you can... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for reviewing us! We had a BLAST with y'all when you were down in December. What memories we made during those trips! Looking forward to having y'all again and making more memories- Muchos Mahalos!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Ride in the VI's ~ Born to Rhumb Simply the best bang for your buck... PERIOD.!!!We hit all the hot spots and got to snorkel at all reefs we could ever ask for. Ben and Jen took us to all the fun Beach Bars, we even caught a few Wheeland Acruztic shows via the Born to Rhumb Charters. Best... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

We so appreciate you leaving feedback for us! What a great time we had when you guys were down- such a memorable time! I'm looking forward to our next trips on BTR, and the memories to come! More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best day of our stay on St. John. We were picked up in Cruz Bay and motored over to Tortola to check in at customs. From there we went to an island and snorkeled some sea caves that were awesome! We then went to Jost Van Dyke. Hiked to the Bubbling Pool and back to Taboo for a great lunch.... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciated having your group on the boat and showing you guys some of the best BVI spots! It's always great to have fellow boaters onboard and the many things we can talk about, and stories to share. Looking forward to our next adventure- stay in touch! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Born to Rhumb was just what the doctor ordered!! Pain killers, sunshine and floating in crystal clear water!! What a day!! Captain Ben was amazing as was his 1st mate. They treated the 8 of us like family and did what we wanted to do but threw in their suggestions and expertise. We visited some amazing beaches with history from... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

What a great day we had! I'm so glad we got to spend the day on the water together, and for me to show your group the cool spots that are only accessibly via boat. We try super hard to make our guests' experiences very memorable, so I'm glad we met your expectations. Stay in touch with Jenn and I,... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Captain and top of the line boat. I am a local to St John and Ben and Born to Rhumb are my go to charter. Hve gone out with him 3 times and excited about all the future trips I will be taking on the first rate charter.

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Much appreciate for giving us feedback on your trip(s). We always have a good time, and I feel privileged that you keep coming back each time! Cheers to the future memories on Born to Rhumb! More 

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to spend 2 memorable days on the water with Ben and his crew. Our first outing was with friends from home, the second was with family including 2 young teens, a 16 year old and my mother who is almost 80 and never snorkeled. As one can imagine both trips had unique demands placed on Ben... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review your recent trip(s) with us! We enjoyed getting to know your family and spending multiple days on Born to Rhumb as we got to snorkel, explore, and island hop. Thanks also for being a loyal repeat customer of ours since you came on the boat 5 years ago with Shane and... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have done a lot of boat charters while vacationing on a beach and Born to Rhumb is by far the best we have ever experienced. It's an awesome boat, (very smooth even in choppy water). They keep it extremely clean. It has a great sound system, awesome drinks and Ben, Jenn and crew are just the very best!! We... More 

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Ben S, Owner at Born to Rhumb Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for take the time to share your experience with us! We are truly grateful to have both of you onboard so we can show you our favorite spots in the Virgin Islands! So glad to reconnect with y'all again and continue a friendship- let's stay in touch and we will see y'all next year when you're down- take care! More 

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