Powerboat Rentals Guest Comments
We have been out with Capt. Bob twice in the past 2 years and
both times we had an incredible experience. The first trip was
with our 3 daughters and Capt. Bob took us to the BVI's with
some snorkeling along the way in some of the most beautiful
places we had ever seen. Capt. Bob shared some great stories
as well as tips for snorkeling and we thoroughly enjoyed the
The second time we chartered with Capt. Bob it was just me and
my wife and Bob took us around the entire island of St. John.
We snorkeled again, had lunch and enjoyed more stories. Having
lived on St. John for 30 years, Bob knows a lot of the history
of the area.
Our day spent with Capt. Bob was the highlight of both our Virgin
Island vacations. We highly recommend chartering a day with
Having already chartered a group boat on a previous trip to
St John, we were looking for a better experience. Captain Bob
provided exactly this experience. He was very courteous and
took great attention to make our trip the best possible. He
was very knowledgable about the BVI and provided us with great
history of Jost Van Dyck. It was the best day we have ever experienced
in the islands. Do not use anyone else !!! This man is the best
at what he does.
we visit St. John we go out with Captain Bob. He works hard
to customize our trip to meet our needs. This year we wanted
calm waters where we could snorkel and take photos. He NEVER
disappoints. Not only is he a conscientious captain looking
out for the safety of his guests, his knowledge of the island
is unparalleled. When you get home you won't think about the
money you spent; you'll just remember a perfect day at sea.
Much thanks Lisa & Bob!
We have been visiting St, John for over 20 years, and our trip
with Bob was just about as perfect a day as you can get! Bob
is a great host and captain, demonstrating his knowledge of
the sea and locale that we haven't had the pleasaure of experiencing
before. We've taken the tourist route before, and been disappointed
with a routine run across the sound that lacked any personalization,
restricting the experience to a basic recital. Captain Bob took
us to the less travelled spots and tempered our requests with
consideration of rougher seas and inclement weather, without
limiting our enjoyment in the least! We'll most definately be
back to enjoy his company, wit, wisdom and seamanship when we
Very enjoyable day with Bob and The Tropic Powerboat tour. Our
family of 6 adults had a great time circling the entire island
on our full day tour. Four snorkel dives and a tour of the coves,
harbors and hidden inslets of this incredibly beautiful island.
Bob is very knowledgeable about a variety of subjects from history
to marine biology to interesting anecdotes about the St. John's
famous and infamous residents. We were educated, informed and
entertained by his stories and experiences. High on safety,
but also big on customer service, Bob made it a priority to
meet our interests by customizing the tour. We would recommend
Bob to anyone wanting to gain a greater appreciation of St.
John and to enjoy a day exploring its many facets. A fun time
was had by all.
Dear Captain Bob
an unforgettable day on the ocean with you as our captain and
guide. All our expectations were fully met and much more.
We had chosen
a day trip around the St. John and would like to go snorkeling
and to see some of the exotic beaches around the island.
of the island, and the story behind is impressive - everything
from pirate depredations in the fairway to how life on the island
in 2011, was incredibly exciting to hear about, also were you
able to answer all the questions which we asked you on the way.
We can here
only give you our best recommendations, and hope that many others
may bring up an equally unforgettable day at sea in company
with "Captain Bob"
Marianne & Frank (Denmark)
enjoyed our boat day and especially appreciated Bob's knowledge
of the islands. I felt very safe and had a glorious time.
It was very
hard to leave beautiful St. John and return home to 19 degree
"Just wanted to let you know we are back and expecting
snow tomorrow! I already miss the island, the sun and the water.
Just wanted to let you know how much we all appreciated your
efforts to make it a great vacation. We enjoyed everything we
did but our two days with you were by far the best part of the
trip. I hope you have a happy new year and I definitely plan
to come back."
During our stay on St. John we hired Capt. Bob to take us snorkeling
and had a great day! Capt Bob has been on St. John for a long
time and showed us a different view of the island along with
some magnificant reefs. Lisa from VacationVistas.com
has all the contact information on Capt. Bob...would highly
recommend him for a new view of St. John.
I highly recommend hiring Capt. Bob (Tropic Powerboat Rentals)
to explore St John by water. We snorkled beautiful spots we
would never have been able to on our own, plus we had a private
guide on all the island folklore. Bob has lived on St John for
close to 35 years and is a wealth of information.
"Capt. Bob Conn of Tropic Powerboat Rentals provides a
fantastic day of snorkeling. He has an encyclopedic knowledge
of the ocean floor in the Virgin Islands, and has a wonderful,
fast, smooth boat to take you to out-of-the-way snorkeling spots.
Particularly impressive is the way he describes what will be
found along the reefs and the best ways to navigate through
them. In addition to his expertise, he is a genuinely nice person
and is extremely safety conscious. The boat holds 6 people,
bring your own food and drinks. In seven years of chartering
boats for snorkeling, he is far and away the best."
The W's, S's and S's
visited in April 2008;
We brought my parents and 2 teenage daughters, none of whom
had ever been to the Caribbean before; so we decided to arrange
a catamaran boat trip. Captain Bob..was wonderful, and if we
do another boat trip, we would use him again for sure. He is
very knowledgeable, not only about great places to snorkel that
are "off the beaten path", but also in his history
of the island. My husband and I had been to St. John two other
times for CEO seminars at the Westin. We learned more about
the island on the 7 hours we were on Captain Bob's boat than
we had in our other 2 previous trips combined.
My mother does not swim at all. She was a little leery when
we had to get in the dinghy to get to Capt. Bob's boat. But
once we were in the Catamaran, she felt safe, comfortable and
at ease. Capt Bob's life experiences provide him with a wealth
of knowledge. He really is very good at what he does and we
were thoroughly impressed.
Bob and Lisa come highly recommended by our family!