Guest Comments for Singing Dog Sailing St. John Sailing Charters
Captain Kelly, Captain Stephen and their singing dog Admiral Jake made us feel so welcome, like we were guests in their beautiful catamaran home. We really appreciated the excellent snorkel equipment they had for the six adults and four kids in our group – the best masks and flippers I have ever used. They took us to a wonderful snorkel location based on our level of snorkeling experience; it was outstanding. We stopped in Jost Van Dyke, BVI for lunch, and then on to beautiful Maho Bay to view turtles on the sea bed of the bay. Wonderful. Drinks and baked goods were included. Can’t wait to get back out there.
We chartered a full day sailing/scuba trip with Captains Kelly and Stephen Sloan on Singing Dog Sailing. It was literally the best trip I’ve ever booked and my all time favorite experience in the Virgin Islands. Kelly and Stephen exceeded expectations on every front. The boat was absolutely stunning and immaculate. They treat you like royalty and best friends all at the same time. We were fed a gourmet lunch that was expertly prepared and presented as well as a warm baked desert to die for. Kelly and Stephen are extremely knowledgeable about everything there is to do with sailing in the Virgin Islands and snorkeling and diving. Stephen is even a marine biologist!!! It doesn’t get better than that. They stopped at two AMAZING areas to snorkel. The first was a reef FILLED with gorgeous coral and every fish imaginable. I was blown away. The second was a ‘secret’ area filled with beautiful turtles, starfish and rays. Stephen jumped right in and showed us the marine life himself. I felt like I was on a marine adventure!. Kelly is spectacular as a captain and a host. I was so absolutely blown away by the entire trip I’ve already booked again for our second trip to the USVI in November. And of course, we can’t forget Jake, who I completely fell in love with. He is adorable! For those of you considering a snorkel/sailing/scuba trip, you should treat yourself and jump right to the cream of the crop – Singing Dog. What you receive with these guys is a personalized, pampered trip. The difference between this and a ‘commercial’ trip where you are one of 20 – 40 people is astounding. It is WORTH any extra money. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience you will thank yourself time and time again. Today was the best of my Virgin Islands experiences. I will be a FREQUENT customer of Kelly and Stephen. And above all, they are a heck of a good time – wonderful people. I will be hearing the siren song of the ‘Singing Dog’ until I can once again sail upon their beautiful vessel.
If you’re going to St John, this is a must do. If you like the water, great food, magnificent scenery, snorkeling, swimming and fun conversation, this has it all. Stephen & Kelly are skilled sailors versed in many subjects with great personalities. We literally found a new highlight at every turn. They will tailor-make the trip to your liking. It was totally enjoyable from the moment we stepped off the dock. Had we been afforded an extended stay, we would have sailed another day. Beautiful boat, smooth and very comfortable. Jake the dog is entertainment on his own. You will see things you could never experience from the shore. We are planning a return Visit and look to go for two days. We joined them at a local pub one evening later to hear Stephen sing and play fantastic guitar. This is a must. Thanks Stephen & Kelly!
– On-time, surprised my wife with pick-up at St. John Dock
– Outstanding breakfast awaiting us on boat
– Scuba gear rented and ready with another surprise for the wife to go diving with private instructor! Kelly was patient and taught us off the back of the boat!
– BVI – Jost van Dyke at the Soggy Dollar bar for some fish tacos and drinks/chilling with pool noodles off back of boat.
– Perfect day with just enough wind to cut the engines and actually sail back!
– Captains Kelly and Stephen not only treat you like guest but it’s obvious they meet new friends every trip…
– Impeccable service, impeccable boat, and Unforgettable event!
– Can’t forget “The Admiral.” He is pretty awesome as well!
Highly, highly recommended. (And don’t miss your chance to spend some time with the Admiral! Jake is one of the best boat dogs I’ve met.) I can’t wait to spend another boat day with them.
Once again, we thank your for the absolutely wonderful time we had as we sailed the beautiful waters around St. John Island on your fantastic boat. Your hospitality was the best and you made us feel so welcomed and pampered. Thank you, also, for making Theresa’s birthday a special day.
Our last night on St. John was indeed a special blessing as we had dinner at Aqua Bistro, enjoyed Stephen’s singing and his honoring our 50th anniversary with the special song he wrote for his parents. We have listened to it many times since returning home.
May God continue to bless the two of you with good health, joyful times and happy sailing.
We had previously day-sailed with Kelly & Stephen & Jake, so there was no doubt that we wanted them to captain the birthday cruise for a multi-day excursion. They graciously advised on various points of interest. Highlights included stops to Jost & Soggy Dollar, Bubbly Pool, Sandy Spit, Willy T, Marina Cay, the Baths, Peter Island and Saba Rock. Sadly, the weather did not always cooperate and bring blue skies, but our spirits were never dampened by the liquid sunshine. Kelly & Stephen kept the party fun! Off Cay is a beautiful catamaran and sparkling clean, the snacks and drinks are delicious and plentiful, the atmosphere is energized and relaxing at the same time. My group of island sisters look forward to a return visit!
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