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Address: Cruz Bay National Park dock, Cruz Bay, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-643-5000
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Description: Explore the islands both above and below the water aboard Island Roots, a...
Explore the islands both above and below the water aboard Island Roots, a 25' fuel efficient World Cat Power Catamaran with US Coast Guard Licensed Captain and PADI Certified Dive Instructor, Jason Siska. Island Roots Charters specializes in snorkel trips and island hopping to the most popular and most secluded spots in the US and British Virgin Islands. Born on St. John and having spent the better half of his life here, Captain Jason is knowledgeable of the marine life, natural history, and local tales of these islands. Let him show you an experience worth remembering aboard Island Roots as you explore this beautiful Caribbean paradise surrounded by cooling trade winds, clear aqua waters, vibrant sea life, white sand beaches, and lush mountainous scenery. Please visit our WEBSITE for more details regarding the boat, rates and trip information.
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Amazing Day with Jason & Island Roots

We always do a day trip to the BVIs when we visit St. John annually. This year we gave Jason at Island Roots a try and he provided a wonderful day for our group of six. We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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South Florida, Florida
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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We always do a day trip to the BVIs when we visit St. John annually. This year we gave Jason at Island Roots a try and he provided a wonderful day for our group of six. We had a never before snorkeler with us who was anxious about giving it a try. Jason was kind and patient and spent all... More 

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Roseville, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was our fifth trip to St. John and our first out with Captain Jason aboard his boat. Prior to our day trip the communication with Captian Jason was great. He responded promptly to emails and answered all of our questions.. On the day of our charter, he along with Thomas (Captain in training) were right on time and his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was our 5th visit to St John and our second trip with Captain Jason. Our family of four spent the day with Captain Jason exploring BVI. We started the day with and idea of our itinerary. However, we were blessed with calm waters so Captain Jason suggested an alternate plan that would allow us to see more sights. He... More 

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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Jason's many years of experience in the waters of the USVI and BVI made a day charter on Island Roots so much fun and no hassle! He clearly knows his way around the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean. All-in-all, our day charter was a fun, laid-back, and beautiful adventure. We highly recommend this to anyone looking for a personalized,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Last year we shared a charter with Jason and another couple to the BVI’s, it was amazing. This year, my husband, eleven year old twin sons and I decided to spend another day with Jason and couldn’t imagine how it could live up to the great time we had last year. Needless to say, it did! We decided to stay... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Four of us booked a day charter with Jason to circumnavigate St. John. This was our 9th trip to the Island and we had done numerous day sails and charters to the BVI's. Jason was very open in letting us creatively tailor our stops for the day. Out of all the boats we have been on Jason was the most... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great Day good trip -- Took us to best places based on weather at time. I had some trouble getting the hang of snorkeling, Jason was patient and assisted

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a great experience on our island hopping/snorkel adventure with Captain Jason. He was very knowledgable of the local waters and it's inhabitants. We did a full day tour around the island of St John and snorkeled some amazing waters to include Leinster Bay, Hurricane Hole, Booby Rock, and Tektitie. Capt Jason even arranged a lunch break during our... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a wonderful day we had with Captain Jason! For family of 5, chartering private outing was well worth the price. All the great reviews we had read about Island Roots and Jason proved to be accurate. Being our first time touring BVI, we relied on Jason to pick the stops for us. Loved Sandy Spit, got crushed (in a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I traveled to St John in April w/ my fiance and 2 other couples we are friends with. We spent a whole day out on the boat with Jason which was the highlight of our trip by far. He tailored the trip to do exactly what we wanted- we swam, snorkeled, got lunch, bar hopped, etc.! It was great. He... More 

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