"Just got back from a great vacation in Virgin Gorda. Just want to RAVE about our boat charter experience with Double ‘D' Charters.
Perhaps, the best boating experience we have ever had. Dave Irwin, the owner of Double ‘D’, has a breadth of Virgin Gorda, BVI and everything else knowledge that will AMAZE all who get the good fortune to meet him. He is one cool CAT (hahaha) We loved Dave so much that we chartered him on two different days during our stay. On our anniversary, he took my husband and me out for a sunset sail that was breathtaking. Two days later, we went our for a full day of snorkeling. He knows some of the best snorkel spots around. If you go to Virgin Gorda, you MUST, do at least one boat trip with Dave. Have him take you to the Baths, caves for snorkeling and the Rhone!
After an hour with Dave, you will want to charter him for all your trips. Too bad, he hasn’t expanded outside of the BVIs, just yet! When you see him, tell him Dina and Ben said hi."
"Hey Dave –
Tom Ellis here – made it back from VG yesterday – and wishing we were still there. Ruthie, I and the kids had the absolute best time on the trip to Norman Island last week – and all the stops in between. We’ll be looking you up on our next visit, and telling anybody we know to do the same if they are heading that way. Attaching a few photos – feel free to use on the website if you want.
Take care – and again – thanks for helping make our trip a memorable experience."
"Double D Charters took 14 of us out on a boat for an amazing day of snorkeling and fun! The whole-day charters made five snorkeling stops, including to the stern of the famous wreck of the RMS Rhone, which sank in the late 1800s. We enjoyed a fun lunch on the floating pirate ship, "The William Thornton," or, more commonly, "The Willie T." When we were not eating the great conch fritters, we were jumping into the water off the top of the Willie T. We saw tons of tropical fish, sting rays, and even an octopus! Very highly recommended!"
"Check with Double D charters, they are very good, and have the best rates. Here is their website: www.doubledbvi.com"
"And I think the best snorkeling trips are run by Dave, whose business is the "Double D." Corrin, a Swiss woman who works for Dave, took a group I was in on a great snorkeling trip to Jost Van Dyke. The highlight was a snorkel at Monkey Point (off Guana Island) where I saw: a school of about 15 tarpon, each of them about five feet long; a sea turtle; many different kinds of fish; and thousands of minnow-like fish in a school so thick you had to push beyond them to see anything in front or below you."
"They charter all throughout the BVI, including Anegada. Captain Dave and his crew are known for their friendly service, and will customize your experience to the size and needs of your group."
"Don't miss a chance to take a snorkeling trip with Double D Charters-it was a wonderful day. We left feeling relaxed and like we had had a real get away vacation. We would definitely consider returning..."
AN, Waldoboro, ME
"We took our guests on an all day cruise with Double D Charters in Virgin Gorda. They did a GREAT job and I recommend them highly. We stopped at four snokeling spots including the stern of the famous wreck of the RMS Rhone. Lunch was at the floating pirate-ship restaurant, The Willie T. The picture below right is of "The Caves." A great diving and snorkeling spot."
"Check out Double D Charters http://www.doubledbvi.com/index.htm
They do group trips to Anegada and are great. If you e-mail, they respond quickly."
"Things I Miss About the BVI... 16) taking a day sail with Dave Irwin of Double D"
(GG, Toronto, ON)
“Double D... our captain was
so nice and we had a great
(TR, Woodenville, WA)
"DoubleD is the only charter company we recommend for our guests and of course the one we use also. Dave and Corin really are the best!"
Kate at www.bellamare.com, VA
"I highly recommend David and Double D Charters. We have gone with him a couple of times. He is a great guy, a lot of fun, and will show you a good time. Not to mention just nice to look at."
"We went on Double D's day trip to Anegada with our 3 kids and had a great time. David was a fantastic host."
"We went on a day power snorkel charter last may (with Double 'D')... had a great time. We will be going with them at least once."
"We didn't do a day "sail" but we took a powerboat trip with them from Trellis Bay up to Anegada. It was a great time, Corin was a wonderful tour guide, and we had an excellent trip."
"Sarah, I've never been out with David, Corin or the others, however, they are one of the best day charter operations around. Merely do a Search using the words "Double D" for a 3 months period and you will find tons of posts from other TTOL members... all are very positive!"
Kimmers, CA www.spyglassvilla.com
"One week at a spectacular, secluded, and spacious villa on Virgin Gorda. Beautiful ocean views, gourmet kitchen, close to pristine beaches, restaurants and activities. Complimentry champagne upon arrival and sunset cruise included.
Included: One week at Cypress House, champagne and hors d' oeuvres basket on arrival, sunset cruise with Double D Charters."
"Boat Charter: Just in case you decide to take a fun day trip for snorkeling and seeing other islands, try Double D Charters with Capt. Dave. There are 2 basic trips; one to Anegada ($850 for 8 people) and Norman Island ($750). Both are equally fun. In rougher days you would not want to go to Anegada. (C) 284 499 2479"
"Dave and Corinn: We got back safely to North Carolina and are working hard to pay for the great two week vacation to the BVI. We had a great time with you both and appreciate all the hard work you put in to your business. Thanks again for making this the best two weeks of our life."
Holly and Marty L., NC
"Double D - Capt Dave is such an incredible source of knowledge and info. Just delighful. We took the Cat down to snorkel the Indians and the Caves with a stop at the WIllie T in the middle. He waited patiently while we partied a little & had lunch... Dave was a great host and it was a perfect day!"
(Travel Talk Online)
"Double D - went on a snorkel trip with Captain Dave. We went to Peter, Caves, Indians, Willie T for lunch, Rhone on the way home. Very relaxed pace. He moved on only when everyone came up and was ready to go! No "you have 20 minutes to snorkel this"!! I don't think he cared if it took all day and all night. For stessed out people always going at a frantic pace this was a nice change!!"
(Travel Talk Online)
"...On the ferry to Trellis Bay the next
morning we spoke with a lady who had taken an excursion and tour to Anageda with an
operator named Captain Dave and she raved about her day..."
(Travel Talk Online)
"Virgin Gorda IS paradise... We also recommend the 3 stop snorkel trip with Double D ."
AN, Long Island, NY