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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 #1 of 39 Activities in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Explore the islands both above and below the water aboard Island Roots, a 25' fuel efficient World...
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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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Fairfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I highly recommend Island Roots if you are looking to explore St. John and the BVIs. Jason is a native of St. John, so his knowledge of the island is top notch. If you are an anxious snorkeler like me, have no fear. Jason gives great instruction and makes you feel comfortable, even in choppy waters. I was able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My family and I did our charter tour last Wednesday, and had an awesome time! Jason is very knowledgable about everything around the island and in BVI. He's organized, helpful, and makes you feel safe even in choppy waters. He took us to the best snorkeling spots (the Indians and Norman island) as well as beautiful beaches (Sandy Spit and... More 

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Captain Jason is definitely one of a kind! He is a local island captain that knows his stuff. He is an attentive, knowledgeable and safe charter that works hard to make your day amazing. Keep up the good work!

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Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were in St. John's for a one week vacation. We chose Island roots based on its TripAdvisor ratings. We were not disappointed. Jason is the owner operator of his boat. He is a former schoolteacher and is very professional. He is native to St. John and communicates his knowledge of the islands to you in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We loved our day trip with Captain Jason, wish we could have signed up for another before we had to leave! He brought us to so many places that we otherwise wouldn't have been able to get to ourselves. We stopped at a couple nice snorkeling spots and we saw some beautiful reefs, he was able to answer some questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Had a blast with Jason on this boat trip great music and left the soggy dollar jamming to Bob Seager " turn the page" Thanks Jason for a great day

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BOSTON, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Booked a private charter on Island Roots with Captain Jason at the helm. What a fantastic day. Jason took us where we wanted to go and was extremely knowledgable. We went snorkeling at WaterLemon, stopped at Sandy Cay and Sandy Spit. We're able to get off the boat at Sandy Spit and walk around and take photos. We chose not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had an amazing day exploring BVI with Captain Jason! It was by far the favorite day of our trip. We did some snorkeling which the guys really enjoyed and checked out a couple other islands where we got to relax and then have some lunch. I would recommend Island Roots to anyone who wants a personalized day on the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The captain (Jason) was a perfect host for our family - three teenage daughters and my wife and me. Very informative just like a teacher with a lot of enthusiasm. And Jason was formerly a teacher. We felt very comfortable and safe snorkeling with him. We brought towels - necessary - but probably not enough snacks for a full day.... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have taken several day charters to the BVI for snorkeling and fun at the beach. By far, Island Roots was one of the best! This is not one of those large charter trips where you are herded along like cattle from one stop to the next in a massive group. Jason is a native St. Johnian and is very... More 

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