Blue Ocean was a great choice. They worked with me on all issues, including allowing enough storage time to save the money to pay the full bill. The last leg of the trip was also given free storage so i could complete my move. John even helped me with a 10% discounld to get the move completed. I am now using his service to relocate again! I know what to expect and am happy to use John’s services again. Thank you John!!!
Wendy Jackson 2021
John is great to work with and always willing to help with any questions.
Mike Leo 2021
Excellent coordination and open line of communication from enquiry call on shipping my vehicle from Boston to St. Thomas – Vehicle was picked up at my door within 3-hrs of initial enquiry call. I was kept in the loop at every step of the way through arrival of the vehicle to STT on day 11 which was 10 days ahead of quoted ETA. The coordination with local broker/clearing agent was seamless – the vehicle was cleared, registered and delivered to my door step – The broker even washed the car before delivery on day 13.
Babs Marquis 2021
John at Blue Ocean made transporting my Jeep from California to St Croix as seamless and painless as possible. Great customer service. Would use them again.
Craig Johnson 2021
I am sending this review from my work area at the Wesley Methodist Church in St. Thomas, VI. I would highly recommend Blue Ocean Transport for your shipping. I was in the process of purchasing a vehicle and after I got the vehicle my agent Mr. Viscount highly recommend this company. In giving the ok to proceed he checked and did all of the paperwork for shipping. After John got the information from my agent the vehicle was picked up and transported. When it got to its destination I received a call from John advising me that there were other documents that I needed to have completed before the vehicle could be shipped. After hearing that I felt like it was just too much to do but John assured me that the process was easy and he’ll assist me, which he did. What an awesome job he did. Thank u! The process was completed, the departure date of the vehicle and expected date was given. Shipment received on date given in top notch shape. Nothing damaged. Halos to John and the team of Blue Ocean Transport. Job well done!
Wesley Methodist Church 2021
We had an amazing experience with shipping our truck from Denver, CO to St. Croix USVI. At first I was a little nervous about doing it. I reached out to Blue Ocean and John was very knowledgeable and helpful during the entire process. And because we are not on island full time, John recommended a local company who helped us with the receiving, registration and licensing of our vehicle. I couldn’t believe how easy and smooth the entire process was. Our truck arrived as scheduled and without any problems. I highly recommend Blue Ocean Transport.
Luci Berardi 2021
I had a great experience with Blue Ocean. Working with John was amazing! My daughter and I had a great experience shipping both of our vehicles. I will definitely refer all of my friends and family to this shipping company. I would use them again!
Success Seekers 2021
I would highly recommend blue ocean transport for shipping both goods and vehicles. We shipped a motorcycle and household goods which were collected from our home in the north east USA and shipped a Jeep which we dropped at the dock in Fort Lauderdale.
The “ team” especially John Estelle and Jessica in customer service were outstanding, very professional and informative, talking us through every stage of the prices from pick up to delivery, even recommending alternative transport options and a broker at st croix to take the pressure off collecting our vehicles and goods from the dock. Their patience was endless, even when I was asking dumb questions. We got our Jeep within 8 days of dropping it at the dock in Fort Lauderdale! I would definitely use this firm again!!!
Patricia Schwenk 2020
Very professional throughout the entire process of moving our household goods and vehicle from Texas to St. Croix. All went without a hitch. Would highly recommend them if you’re considering a similar move.
Graham Maskew 2020
I loved using blue ocean to ship my vehicle! John was very communicative and made sure I felt comfortable throughout the entire process of shipping. They also have the best prices! I recommend Blue Ocean 100%.
Sarah R. Jagrup March 2020
Excellent service with very highly qualified knowledgeable friendly staff. They made the stress of relocation very smooth and effortless. I used their services for my household goods from the VI to TX and back. Everything arrived safely and unharmed. I also used them for my parents and Aunt. They to had an excellent experience. Will continue to recommend to anyone in need. Thank you guys for everything.
Rhonda Branch, March 2020
Your service was wonderful. Your action was quick, timely and well executed. It was especially great because it was my first time dealing with your company. I would definitely use your transport again and would spread your good service to others
Mary Hendricks, March 2020
John at Blue Ocean was very responsive to the multiple phone calls and emails I made to him. It was my need for information , not anything they did incorrectly. Definitely would recommend BlueOcean.
Joel Aragona, March 2020
The service was great. Any issues or concerns were resolved swiftly and they made the entire process of shipping a vehicle easy. I would recommend them anytime
Glenda C, March 2020
John was a great help in getting my vehicle moved from Miami to the Virgin Islands. I highly recommend Blue Ocean Transport!
Dorothy Micheletti, February 2020
Living in the Islands, the Virgin Islands in my case, you rely on accurate consumer reporting since getting shortchanged after committing to a distant service is not easily correctable.
Fortunately, I ran into a chap who just brought down, from Miami, a car. He and his GF Raved about BOT. It helped me decide on a distant purchase, also a BMW.
John Estelles was my contact and also the Mgr/owner. There were at least A dozen, seller, Mfr recall work, and process papers, etc. that he personally interceded with and saw thru to completion — things I would have not been positioned to undertake thousands of miles away. He & BOT staff immediately jumped in to help, even during off hours and wkends.
Shipping long distance expensive goods takes a leap of faith and trust you hope is not misplaced. John delivered more than my car. He delivered assurances backed by integrity and competence.
Can’t imagine a better shipper
William Taylor, February 2020
It was a pleasure having blue ocean transport ship two vehicles for me no issues and great price wonderful customer service.
Dennis Fernidand , January 2020
A friend called and requested my help; resolving her issue was as easy as a phone call to Blue Ocean Transport. Task Complete, vehicle pick up and ship without me leaving the house.
Debra Callwood – McDuffey November 2019
Great experience. Worked with John. Very helpful and caring. Will certainly use again. Excellent customer service
Ryan Bennett, November 2019
For the second time in two years I have trusted Blue Ocean Transport to ship a vehicle from the US mainland to the US Virgin Islands. Their professionalism and efficiency are the reasons I will use them again for all future vehicle transports.
Marti Winslow, November 2019
I called and spoke to John. I lost connection with Johns don he called me back immediately and was able to alleviate all my worries and get my paperwork in order.
Janneicia Mulraine October 2019
Customer Service was exceptional. John was very transparent, helpful and informative. He walked me through the entire process. His first email was very welcoming and detailed, outlining all the steps I needed to take so there were no surprises. Jessica, the phone operator was also very warm and helpful. Everything flowed smoothly as he assured. Overall it was an excellent experience.
Derk Darroux October 2019
They made shipping my cars push button and effortless !
Michael Belcheff October 2019
I had a wonderful experience with Blue Ocean Transport. I shipped my jeep from Philadelphia to St John in the Virgin Islands and it was a seamless process from start to finish. Ask for John Estelles and he will handle the process
Great customer service
John Estelles at Blue Ocean Transport is fantastic! We have utilized their services for humanitarian aid as well as personal item transport and John has made it an enjoyable and painless, streamlined process every time. If you are looking for worry-free transportation of your vehicle or personal belongings, Blue Ocean is the best in the business! Keep up the great work, Blue Ocean Transport!
John and Jessica at Blue Ocean Transport are great my experience with Blue Ocean Transport is a very positive one. What ever you need help with their there to assit you. If you have a shipping need I recommend Blue Ocean. Thank you Blue Ocean Transport.
Angela L. West 9-9-2019
Excellent attention to detail, great customer service.
The knowledge of shipping and the timing of delivery was awesome. (Zion)
John at Blue Ocean could not have been more helpful. I had a number of issues arise on my end with the vehicle I was shipping. As a result, I had logistics changing on a daily basis. John was able to quickly adapt to my ever changing status.
I have spent the last 21 years in Montana. Then I got the idea that I wanted to move to St. Croix in the us virgin islands. How do you do that? In my case, it was getting me, my car, and my stuff there. Blue Ocean can educate and assist with all aspects. I used ABF U Pack to move my stuff to Miami. Turns out U Pack works with Blue Ocean. I had Blue Ocean deliver a 20 foot container to U Pack Depot. I unloaded my truck and loaded the container. Blue Ocean picked it up and delivered to my condo in St Croix. They were there every step of the way. Even knew it was me calling and called me by name when I called. Gave me instructions to deliver my car to Blue Ocean port in Ft. Lauderdale. Went like clockwork. Even provided me a vender in St Croix who did all the leg work to get my car legal there. Even delivered my car when done to my condo. In short Blue Ocean actually acted as my agent to get everything done! I not only recommend them. I would ask why go else where and take chances when I can assure Blue Ocean has it down to a professional shipping service organization that has ties to venders and services such that you get all matters taken care of for you. Thank you Blue Ocean…….Marty Levy.
We had an absolutely amazing experience! Everyone was very patient and answered all our questions quickly! John is so amazing he called us back from the airport on his vacation! A+ customer service!
I have used Blue Ocean twice to ship my custom jeep to and from the Virgin Islands. Their customer service is on point to make sure you know what to do and expect – without them, it would be a very difficult operation to try and handle yourself. Their rates are great as well.
Our family has the greatest respect & appreciation for Blue Ocean Transport. We worked with John years ago when we moved with a 20 foot from North Carolina to St Thomas. At that time we also shipped our car from their port in Florida to St. Thomas & had a excellent experience with the best price we could find. This past year our 5 year old son got very sick & with broken hearts our family moved off island on June 28th. Once again we choose Blue Ocean Transport & worked with John. He is fantastic and the very best price. We put some household items with a small Boston Whaler on a boat trailer in a 40 foot. We moved from St Thomas to Heber City, Utah & the process was as smooth as can be with good communication & the best rates I could find anywhere. We chose the slow route & our container left port June 28 & went through Houston arriving at our home approximately 3 weeks ago. The contents in excellent condition. I cannot say enough good things about Blue Ocean Transport. When we are able to move back to the islands, Blue Ocean will be our first choice .
Patience Van Wagoner Edalgo
This is a great company. I shipped two containers and a truck with them to St. Thomas and one container from STT back to Pittsburgh. Great company. Talk to John Estelles. He’ll hook u up.
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!
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.!
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!
Great customer service!!
Headdie Luvingmylyfe Edwards-Henry
They are an awesome company John is the best have referred him to several people that have moved to the island
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
We Had a wonderful moving experience with Blue Ocean too!!
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
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.
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!
I don’t often write thank you notes, but yours and Blue Ocean efforts deserved it on this one. Thank you for arranging not just over the water shipping, but also co-ordinating the land pickup, shrink-wrap, cradle build and delivery to the port in time. Your follow up and dedication to making sure the customer is well informed, even after the vessel had arrived made the communication with my client a simple process.
We want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Blue Ocean Transport team for their help and guidance with getting our car shipped from New Hampshire to St. John in the Virgin Islands. We recently purchased a house in St. John and we had no clue on how to ship stuff there. We contacted John and he took us step-by-step through the process that we needed to follow. He was extremely knowledgeable and he was able to answer every question we had. He quickly replied to all of our phone calls and emails. John was diligent in getting the car there when we needed it and he did whatever he could to get us the best arrangement possible. John was easy to work with and one of the better Customer Reps we have ever dealt with. We would highly recommed Blue Ocean Transport for shipping goods and we would definitely use their services again in the future. Great job John and the Blue Ocean Team!
Stan & Toni Greene
Good Afternoon Blue Ocean Transport. I wanted to take the moment to say Thank You for all your help in assisting me with my relocation back to Trinidad. After my discouraging encounter with the first company I contacted, your professionalism and fast responses to my concerns and questions was very much appreciated. You reassured me to the fullest through the entire process and my container arrived around the time you advised with no problems; as this was a concern of mines due to my up coming wedding this weekend (Oct. 26, 2013). Even the local agent Marine Cargo Services were professional and communicated as required. All the best to you and your staff.
Gail De Gannes
I recently moved to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and it was my first time shipping things overseas. It was a nerve racking experience shopping around, not knowing what company to choose from – from the many available. I chose Blue Ocean Transport not only because of their great prices, but also because John Estelles was personable and friendly. I never met John in person but we spoke many times over the phone. Whenever I had a question, which was often, John was never too busy to explain the shipping process. He always made the time. John made the process easy for me and relieved my stress. In addition, my car, personal belongings and 38’ flat screen TV all arrived in St. Thomas the same way I left them. Thank You Blue Ocean Transport.
Again I just wanted to thank you for all of your help throughout this rather difficult and stressful process. I truly appreciate all the hard work and effort you have put into my vehicle shipment. Throughout this entire process you always made me feel as though I was the only shipment you were working on, even though I know that was not the case. I will be sure to refer Blue Ocean to anyone that needs to ship anything, and will be sure to use your services again if I ever need to send a shipment to St. Thomas. Hopefully the , next time will be easier! Best Regards,
I have been meaning to write to you to thank you for all your help in getting my son’s car to St. Croix. I must tell you that picking up the car at the port, paying the road taxes, and all the other steps that were required went extremely well. I appreciate your patience with all my phone calls, and e mails…..your company did a great job, and I would recommend you to anyone in need of your services. Best regards,
Thank you for your help in arranging the shipment of my daughter’s vehicle to St Thomas. I can’t say enough about your Company and you personally.You went above and beyond your responsibilities and put your personal touch on the entire process. In particular, your help in getting the vehicle transported from Venice,Fl to the port was invaluable—–I could not have done it without your help. I would highly recommend your company to anyone in need of shipping and transport services. Thanks Again/
I cannot say enough good things about John Estelles. I contacted him early and often before I had even bought my jeep with questions and concerns I had about the process. Every time I called I was greeted with respect and knowledgeable answers to my questions. Pick-up of my vehicle was easily facilitated by John and my auto-mechanic while I was already soaking in the sun of the Caribbean. The vehicle arrived in great condition on the date specified. I was certainly a little uneasy about the journey my vehicle embarked on but that would not be the case if I do it again because I know I have great resource with Blue Ocean Transport.
Tim in St. Croix
As a single woman, I was nervous about my upcoming retirement and subsequent shipment of a container with all my household items to Jamaica from Central Florida, therefore communication and follow-up was key, and Blue Ocean Transport was all of those things plus more. To have Blue Ocean contact me while I was in Jamaica to receive the shipment, just to make sure things were running smoothly for me was a kindness I will never forget. Even their Agent in Jamaica was not only professional, but also very kind and thoughtful in that even when their portion of the process was completed, they still made follow-up calls to me to make sure all went well. Thank you for bearing with me when I became frightened of the unknown, for encouraging me, and for guiding me through it all. It is almost unbelievable that a task so great and detailed could turn out to be so easy and stress-free, from beginning to end. I am truly grateful.
We have used Blue Ocean Transport 3 times to ship barrels to Barbados and St. Vincent in the last 2 years. Each time the barrels were picked up at our home in Indiana and transferred to Miami for shipment. In all 3 cases the barrels arrived at their destinations ahead of schedule and in PERFECT condition. This experience has made us lifelong customers!!!
Steve & Yvonne G.
My moving experience from Charleston SC to St Thomas USVI was the best experience I have ever had. Not only the price of the shipment of my van and personal goods were a fair deal, but I got treated like I was a family member. I thnk John Estelles for making my move very successful and helping salvage my relationship with my son’s mother. I will always use blue ocean.
Moving across the country is stressful, moving across an ocean is unbelievably stressful!!! John at Blue Ocean stepped in numerous times to answer my questions (sometimes the same question) multiple times–even up to last minute very hectic details. Our family could not have made the move without his and Blue Ocean Transport support! I highly recommend them!
Great communication, always keeps me posted.
L. M. Stone