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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We booked our trip (two adults and four children ranging from 16-6 years old) around St John with Jason based on the rave reviews. We had a brilliant day! He took us to several snorkelling spots including the magical mangroves of Hurricane Hole. His patience and calm manner convinced my very reluctant six year old daughter to give snorkelling a... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My family and I really enjoyed the snorkeling trip we booked with Island Roots, it was very informative and the Capitan indeed had local knowledge that made our day very enjoyable. He went out of his way to show us things we wanted to see and do despite the windy conditions. We weren't looking for the "cattle boat" tour with... More

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Clifton Springs, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I chose this full day trip with Jason because of his great reviews! Planning was seamless. The trip was awesome! We got to customs to beat the ferries and save time. I have a son with Adhd, OCD and on and wanted a day trip where we could do what we wanted on our own schedule instead of one that... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We selected Jason and his boat based upon the reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Jason scheduled our trip to BVI to avoid the ferries so we could clear customs quickly and brought us to the snorkeling location ahead of the other charter boats so we could get the best anchorage. He brought us to a fantastic... More

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Boston Area, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Captain Jason crafted a perfect day for us around St. John. We put ourselves in his hands and he selected the right combination of beaches (3 different ones), snorkeling (3 sites), lunch stop (Soggy Dollar) and even a short hike on a tiny island (Sandy Key) that was just right for our group of two adults and four teenage kids,... More

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Hamilton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did a full day with Jason and Island Roots and had an awesome time. Booking the reservation was super easy and everything was taken care of when we arrived at the dock. Jason worked with me to put together a day long trip to snorkel some awesome spots and had great input all along the way. He was very... More

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Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a blast with Jason on the Island Roots trip! Jason started the tour with a safety review and then asked us what we wanted to see. He is very knowledgeable about the area around St. John and all of the USVI and the BVI. He took us to a few different spots. He checked us into the British... More

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eddietrip
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Can't say enough about Jason and Island Roots!!! The boat was super comfortable with plenty of seating and the world cat provided us with an extremely stable and dry ride. Jason is a born local and seemed to know every nook and cranny of the Virgin Islands like the back of his hand. Thrilled to be able to take a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a wonderful half day with Jason, snorkeling without the crowds off the north shore. Jason is a great tour guide, pointing out island highlights, while whisking us off to our destinations to snorkel along reefs and around islands. Wish we had more time to go to BVI. Jason tailored our trip to fit our family of 5 who... More

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Greer, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

For our older children, the Island Roots cruise was the hightlight of our week on St. John. We explained the kind of things we wanted to do and Captain Jason arranged an excellent itinerary: snorkeling at both Little Thatch and Great Thatch Islands, stops at the West End of Tortola, Sandy Spit, and Jost Van Dyke. It was a great... More

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