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Island Roots Charters

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Address: Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-643-5000
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Explore the islands both above and below the water with Island Roots...

Explore the islands both above and below the water with Island Roots Charters.

We specialize in snorkeling trips and island hopping to the most popular and most secluded spots in the US and British Virgin Islands.

Our team of captains can customize your day to whatever experience you’re looking for. Whether it’s above or below the sea – from sea turtles to shipwrecks, from beginner snorkelers to advanced divers, from bar hoppers to sunbathers! We’re happy to make all that and more possible!

Our boats will keep you comfortable and safe while you explore this beautiful Caribbean paradise surrounded by cool trade winds, clear aqua waters, vibrant sea life, white sand beaches, and lush mountainous scenery.

ASK ABOUT our Full Day, Half Day, Extended Day and Afternoon/Sunset Packages.

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US$ 600.00*
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Full Day Private Boat Charter from St John
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Great day in the BVI

Our party of 6 had a great day with Jason. We visited The Indians and The Caves at Norman Island for some awesome snorkeling. Lunch at the Willy T worked out really well. In... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our party of 6 had a great day with Jason. We visited The Indians and The Caves at Norman Island for some awesome snorkeling. Lunch at the Willy T worked out really well. In the afternoon, we headed toward Jost Van Dyke. Numerous stops there including Sandy Cay and Sandy Spit and White Bay. Jason is the reason to go... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were blown away by ever part of this day. Jason was the perfect host. We didn't expect him to tour us through the baths and pick us up at key down current spots after our snorkels...these were added bonuses! We fit in more then we ever thought possible with no crowds and a sunset cruise back to St. John.... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third trip to St. John, and it quickly became our most memorable after spending the day with Island Roots. Jason designed the perfect itinerary of showing us hidden gems along the North Shore, sharing the history of his native home and making our trip to JVD an experience we'll still be thinking about when we return to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The captain was able to share with us information about local flora/fauna and gave us the experience of a lifetime. Very kid friendly and gave us a feeling of safety/security. Would definitely book again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day on Island Roots with Capt. Thomas. We have been to the British Virgin Islands many times and decided we didn't want to waste time and money ($40) per person going to a couple of beach bars. We decided to stay in US Waters and avoid the customs hassles. We went to a couple of snorkeling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I actually never got out with Capt Jason or Island Roots but since Jason was so patient with me I had to write a review. I was trying to manage a party of 6 that included a non swimmer, hard to please teenager, budget conscious husband and a knee injury. I really thought the boat trip might be out as... More 

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Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had a great time with Capt Jason. We snorkeled places that you can't get to on land. Jason even caught a lobster! We will definitely charter Island Roots again!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Capt Jason Siska provided my wife and I with a wonderful private day tour! Island Roots is a very comfortable boat with a fantastic area to layout up on the bow. Capt is very knowledgeable about St John as well as all the surrounding BVI islands. I would definitely recommend Island Roots for a private charter! Reasonably priced....and Capt Jason... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We returned to St. John for a second time this year and decided to do another Island Roots Charter since we had such a great time on our first. We had a great day with Captain Jason on a very flexible day on the water which included shopping, snorkeling, swimming and bar hoping at White's Bay of Jost Van Dyke.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We booked a day trip with Captain Jason and visited Watermelon Cay for some snorkeling and the BVI's to see the "Bubbly Pool" and some bar hopping. Jason was very knowledgeable and accommodating of our requests. I would recommend using the Island Roots Charter, the bubbly pool isn't as exciting so may want to skip over that but the Watermelon... More 

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