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 9-18-2017
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. ???? Art Berg – 9-18-2017
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,
February 5, 2014
RE: Novurania Chase 31 Boat – shipping to St. Maarten @ short notice
I dont 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.
A happy broker and client,
1515 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
September 9, 2013
RE: shipping car from Manchester, NH to St. Thomas, VI terminal
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
October 22, 2013
RE: shipping Household Goods container to Trinidad
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
June 30, 2014
Shipping Pallets and Vehicle to VI
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.
RE: Shipping Vehicle from Mount Vernon, NY to St. Thomas, VI
Dear 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!
August 29, 2013
RE: Shipping Car to St. Croix
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.
January 9th, 2014
Re: Vehicle shipment to St Thomas
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.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:28 AM
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
July 13, 2013
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.
March 2, 2013
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