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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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Great family snorkel and tour of USVI

Will book again and highly recommend. Jason is knowledgable and enthusiastically shares information about the islands, snorkel tips, and wildlife. While I am sure this cannot be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Will book again and highly recommend. Jason is knowledgable and enthusiastically shares information about the islands, snorkel tips, and wildlife. While I am sure this cannot be expected by everyone, we had a super dolphin experience and I am sure the pictures are on his Facebook page. Jason is a solid captain and consciences boatman. His boat is clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Want to know history & tidbits of the Virgin Islands? Spent a day with Jason in his boat Island Roots. His knowledge of the islands and their history is immense and makes for an unforgettable adventure. Born and raised in the islands, there is not a spot he doesn't have a story for. Great day, lots of fun....don't miss it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

No need to look any further for a day on the water! All the reviews are accurate. Book it & relax. Have Capt. Jason take you to the quiet snorkel spot if you go to the BVI? AMAZING🐠. Thx for the best day of our fantastic week on St. John.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Captain Jason took my husband and I on a full day sail to the BVI. Along the way, he included some history and locations on St John. His preparedness and knowledge of the customs process made our stop in Tortola seamless. He took us on a tour of The Baths on Virgin Gorda....not a typical tourist tour but a local,... More 

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West Dundee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had an incredible afternoon. Jason, who is so knowledgeable provider us with a great St. John tour. Our journey with Jason was so rich in history, fun facts, and pop culture of the island. It was a thrill to hear about all of the sea life around the island. We saw some incredible critters and had an enjoyable afternoon.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just returned from 9 days in St. John and our day with Captain Jason on Island Roots was by far the best day of my trip! I looked at tons of boat charters but decided to go with Island Roots for several reasons besides the excellent reviews. One being the awesome seating on Captain Jason's boat and another reason was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Captain Jason took us on an extended-day triangle tour, and our only regret is that we couldn't keep extending the trip. Jason promised us an unforgettable day, and he more than delivered. Even though we were inexperienced and somewhat incompetent snorkelers (I initially drank half the Francis Drake Channel), Jason was a remarkably patient, encouraging, and accommodating teacher; he transformed... More 

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Hamilton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We spent our last day in St. John with Jason. Given that we were tight on time, we opted to do the 1/2 day cruise exploring the North Shore. We had the best time, learned a ton, and experienced the best snorkeling! Jason is so knowledgeable, friendly, and easy going. We will definitely be back to St. John and will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We read all the reviews and booked a full day trip with Island Roots. We had it all planned out for our group of 6 to tour BVI and hit all the big spots. At the last minute we had to change our plans and make it USVI only. Jason was wonderful! He took us to so many places and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Out of the six full days we spent in St. John, our extended day with Jason was BY FAR the best. He was waiting for us at the dock first thing in the morning and quickly got us settled on his very spacious and comfortable boat. We then set out to BVI; we were prepared to start filling out the... More 

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Address: Address: Cruz Bay National Park dock, Cruz Bay, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-643-5000
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay

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