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Island Roots

Cruz Bay National Park dock, Cruz Bay, St. John
340-643-5000
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Ranked #1 of 30 activities in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Island Roots and Jason Siska are the way to go in St. John. Jason is a super nice guy and he room us to some great snorkeling sites, gave us some good advice from his experiences at each site, and then capped the day by taking us happy hour (which seems to be just about always) on Just Van Dyke.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Comfortable boat, knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended. I'm not sure if we had a smooth day or if the boat was just perfect for the waves with it's twin hulls, but we had a very smooth ride all day zipping around the BVIs. We really needed that since we had a girl with us who was prone to sea sickness and... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

As a family well acquainted with St. John, we decided to take a private charter to Virgin Gorda to see the Baths, and to snorkel some spots unavailable to the average St. John visitor. Captain Jason was the perfect choice. He helped us to map out an itinerary suited to our personal interests and would be the best use of... More

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Once a year, we visit St. John for a much-needed week-long getaway with our best friends; each day is precious, as our time here is never quite enough. So, of course, we want to make sure that any special day trips--and anything that costs "beyond" a typical day beach-hopping is well worth it. Last year, we did a day trip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just finished a Most Of Jost trip with Captin Jason and had a great time. As noted in the other reviews, Captin Jason is extremely easy to coordinate with and made us (me plus 3) feel very welcome. We have done the larger catamaran boats that take 20-30 people to 1 or 2 snorkle spots then drop you off at... More

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Captain Jason was fantastic. We took a group charter to Jost last year and this beats it hands down. Not only did we get great, personalized attention, we got to experience fantastic snorkeling spots that we otherwise would've never been able to see. After some great snorkeling we headed to Foxys Taboo for a delicious lunch, then to White Bay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

"Boat Day" was BY FAR my favorite day on St. John. I was so impressed with the island and beaches, but had an absolutley amazing time with Captain Jason. This is a guaranteed fun time and you won't want the day to end. I can't wait to book my next trip to St. John so that I can be back... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had an awesome day sail with Jason on Island Roots in May 2014. While the original plan was to head to Jost Van Dyke with some snorkel stops along the way, a lost passport changed our plans. I'm happy to say that it was not a disappointment that we stayed in the waters around St John that day instead.... More

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Henrico, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Looking for an adventure? Perhaps a journey that follows in the wake of old pirate trails? Or maybe just a low-key getaway with nothing more than the Caribbean sun and the ocean blue? If so, then Island Roots is a journey you can’t afford to miss! Our trip started with a pass along the majestic north shore of St. John.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My first island trip to St. John's and it was fantastic! Jason with Island Roots, made our boat day so much more then I had envision. He was FUN, laid back, helpful, and just awesome! If you're trying to decide whether to rent or not, or who to rent with ... book with Jason, you won't regret it! Awesome day... More

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