John and Judy Reeve founded Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. in 1970, which is now the largest excursion operator in the United States Virgin Islands. Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. is the proud operator of the Kon Tiki Glass Bottom Party Raft, Castaway Girl Catamarans, Adventurer Catamarans, Golden Eagle Catamarans (St. Maartin), along with a number of other island and adventure tours.
John and Judy are originally from Coventry, England. In 1969 they decided that they had enough of the “Old Country” and decided to buy a 35’ trimaran sailboat. Not having much money, they set out on their voyage to cross the Atlantic Ocean after spending only a few months learning the basics of sailing. Three weeks later they made landfall in Barbados, almost being shipwrecked in the middle of the night.
In 1972 Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc bought their first commercial catamaran (Golden Eagle I) which currently operates in St. Martin. Currently Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. now owns 5 Catamarans, (3 Golden Eagles located in St. Martin) and recently in 2004 acquired the 2nd of two Castaway Girl Catamaran’s for operation in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Each catamaran holds between 60-89 passengers and is fitted with large easily accessible stairways for easy access to the water for snorkeling and swimming. Each catamaran is equipped with a covered shaded area as well as provides snorkel equipment and instruction.
In 1998 Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. acquired their tour boat “Island Girl” for use as the first premiere air-conditioned ferry for St. John Tours departing from the cruise ship dock. She is capable of carrying 295 passengers and was recently re-powered with triple 750hp MTU diesel engines in 2005 making her not only the best looking, but also one of the fastest ferries in service for exclusive transport to St. John and its world famous National Park.
Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. continues to look for new tours and ideas to continually provide memorable experiences for new and seasoned visitors alike. Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. is still family owned and operated by John and Judy Reeve and operated by their son Adam. They are dedicated to the Virgin Island community and provide a number of donations as well as activities for local children to help them learn about the importance of the environmental tourism.
Currently Cruise Ship Excursions, Inc. continues to expand and is now working on attracting more business from incentive groups who wish to create a one of a kind experiences for their special employees.