I have to congratulate John Estelles and his entire team at Blue Ocean Transport for not only a job well done, but also going above all expectations to deliver on budget and ahead of schedule! Moving a family and household from Texas to St. Croix seemed like an overwhelming task. Thankfully, for us, John is a logistics genius and coordinated each step of the process to execute flawlessly. Up front, we discussed a litany of approaches, itineraries, and schedules each of which had their benefits and disadvantages. In the end, we opted to purchase a container, taking advantage of a competitive local market, and delivering it directly to the shipping port in Florida, then shipping non-stop to St. Croix with an estimated "door-to-door" delivery timeframe of 16-21 days. John coordinated each step of the process from purchasing and certifying the container, delivering it to our house, pick up and transport to Florida (where he had reservations with the cargo carriers) through to acceptance by a local delivery company in St. Croix. Not only did our plan include buffers between each point of exchange just in case one of the components failed or had an unscheduled delay, but also included backup plans. However, as it turned out, we didn’t need either of those; in fact, as the days grew near, through John’s consistent contact with everyone involved, we felt so comfortable that we eliminated the buffer days and made plans for a far more aggressive delivery timeline of “door-to-door” in 8 days or less. With John’s expertise, everything went off without a hitch! Simply incredible! I love telling everyone in St. Croix that we received our container in 8 days, which is unheard of and only possible if you hire and expert like John and Blue Ocean Transport. I owe the entire Blue Ocean Transport team a round of drinks for a job well done!
-Greg Falconer, February 2017
Thank you John for all your help in making shipping a breeze between Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Very personable and make things happen efficiently! Blue Ocean Transport has been great over the years. Highly recommended.!
March 20, 2017
Used BO (Blue Ocean) to bring a 40 ft container from Maryland to STX. They were great. Recommend them highly w no reservations. John was amazing and we will be using BO again to ship furniture we intend to purchase in FLA and bring to STX. I have a long story but I overestimated container needs and originally planned for two 40 footers coming two consecutive days. When I saw that the first container had plenty of room left over, I called John, who guided me, and cheered me, through doing a rushed last minute packing job. All fit in the first container! Saved us many thousands! Not many business folks would have done that. Finally, his assistant gave us a wrong and lower quote for the first container. John honored the quote, even though I believe his earnings were little to none. WOW!
Mercedes Wilson, December 8, 2016
Great customer service!!
Headdie Luvingmylyfe Edwards-Henry - Dec 7 2016
They are an awesome company John is the best have referred him to several people that have moved to the island
Billy Thayer - December 5th, 2016
You moved me from Memphis , Tennessee to St. Croix and it was the smoothest move I have ever made from start to finish !!!! I don't know how many people work for Blue Ocean but the best in the world is John Estelles !! His numbers are 305-428-2735 , or 786-537-7888
Jack Carter, August 1st 2016
We Had a wonderful moving experience with Blue Ocean too!!
Amie Hope , August 1 2016
I have used Blue Ocean before to ship a pickup truck from Florida to the Virgin islands. Used this service to have it picked up from the dealership and trucked to the port for shipping. Great experience, reasonable rates, great customer service as well. Will be using them again in August!
Karen Hoffman Jarvis , July 10 2016
John Estelles and John Nelson!!! You guys are my hero's. Thanks for working with me when I was so late last night. !!! Every person I met or walked past last night on the dock had a smile and a greeting or Merry Christmas!!! I will referring you to ALL MY ST THOMAS PEOPLE!!! We go back and forth and always are looking for a great company with great rates. You guys nailed it!!! Can't thank you enough. Superb professionals. And just plain damn nice guys! Merry Xmas to all at B.O.T.
Andy Easton Dec 2015
January 13, 2014
Subject: Re: Shipping boxes to Trinidad
Just a massive thank you to your excellent company.
I picked up my things today and I am so grateful for all the hands that treated my
personal belongings as if it were there own. Not a thing was broken or
missing. Will tell everyone I know about your company. I pray that you
would never lack in customers!
A very grateful,