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Island Roots

Address: Cruz Bay National Park dock, Cruz Bay, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-643-5000
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Ranked #2 of 35 Activities in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Explore the islands both above and below the water aboard Island Roots, a 25' fuel efficient World...
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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. Please visit our WEBSITE for more details regarding the boat, rates and trip information.
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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This adventure is amazing! Jason is the owner and captain and he knew all the best spots! We snorkled in a super secret spot and saw all types of fish, underwater creatures, coral and sea turtles. He was able to tell us all the fish and was an enjoyment to talk to! From there we went over to Yost (BVIs)... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Jason, our Captain did a fantastic job touring us around St John, VI and BVI. My wife had never snorkeled before and Jason took the time to work with her and within a few minutes had her in the water snorkeling. Jason was very knowledgeable of the area. I recommend if you are looking for a reliable and fun day,... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Jason perfectly customized our trip for the two of us! I can't imagine a better captain. He was fun, informative and made us feel very safe. We were both nervous about the prospect of snorkeling but wanted to give it a try. Jason took us to the perfect calm spot and then got in the water with us. He actually... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My wife and I were recommended to Jason by a local from the island after hearing what kind of boat charter experience we envisioned for our honeymoon. Jason didn't disappoint and we had an awesome time in the BVIs and were very pleasantly surprised by the secluded snorkel spots Jason found for us that seemed much more untouched by civilization... More 

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Our group of 4 had a fabulous time on Jason's boat. Jason had a great itinerary for us, not the same routes that all the big tour boats take. He had everything perfectly timed so we didn't have to waste any of our day waiting at customs or getting in and out of the harbor. He had coolers with ice... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great day with Capt. Jason. He recommended a slightly different itinerary based on the water conditions. We could not have asked for a better day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Great trip Capt Jason chose our itinerary based on wind conditions and We could not have had a better time. Snorkeling around both Thatch islands , lunch at One Love, swim at Sandy Spit and afternoon drinks at B-line. Great day over all. Island Roots will get a call from me next time we are on St. John.

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Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Captain Jason is great! Six of us were visiting St. John and were looking to do a tour completely around the island. Captain Jason offered us just that and did a fantastic job of giving us the history of the island and pointing out special tidbits about St. John. We visited Rams Head and the Mangroves which were beautiful. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Island Roots Charters was a magical experience. My family and I have been to St.John several times, but we have never experienced it like we did when we were with Captain Jason Siska on Island Roots Charters. He had taken us to places we have never seen or experienced before. He is so knowledgable of the history and ocean life... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

With all the options in Saint John for getting out on a boat, I feel like I have finally found the best one for my family and I. An awesome, laid back but professional Captain, great locations for snorkeling and diving, and legitimate information on when to visit those spots. Captain Jason knows the island first hand and that made... More 

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