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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Just returned from a week in St. John. Definite highlight of our trip was the two days spent with Jason on his boat Island Roots. Spent both days at various locations in BVI. Jason is very knowledgable of great snorkeling spots and beautiful isolated beaches. He is such a nice guy and we enjoyed joking around and just had a... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Captain Jason has a great way of making all ages feel comfortable. He spent time with my 70 year old mother, holding her hand while snorkeling and impressed my nieces by letting them dangle their feet off the bow while motoring home. Excellent tour guide and a class act. Highly recommend!

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Westchester, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Capt Jason is a class act. He grew up on St John and really knows his way around the islands. We've been coming to St John for over 15 years and were looking for some new experiences. Taking all things into account (weather, conditions, ages of our children, and experiences), Jason individualized a great day for us. Snorkeling, hiking, having... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We knew we wanted a charter to explore the islands but didn’t know how to pick one and we were so lucky to have found Island Roots. If you’re in doubt whether you should give up a day at the beach for this trip – stop thinking about it and book it now. This will be the best day of... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I cannot image a better day on the water than the one we had with Captain Jason. Young, smart guy, who has a handle on everything from weather reports to snorkel gear to best restaurants and best painkillers! Jason is totally professional and prepared for whatever the customer wants to do, he is all about customer service. We did the... More 

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Curz Bay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ok-this guy has it down. We had the best time--sea conditions were rough--so we putted around the island and saw the sights. Then we found a secluded spot and snorkeled. Thanks for a great time!

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Brant Beach, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We spent an extended day in the BVIs with Captain Jason, and it was truly the highlight of our trip. I have visited the islands many times and chartered with several other captains, but Jason Siska is clearly a cut above. He is very knowledgeable about the islands, their history and wildlife, and he kept us entertained with some great... More 

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Coatesville, PA, USA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I had an incredible day touring the VI waters with Jason! He has so much knowledge of the islands. We took the "Triangle" trip and tailored it a bit as the day went on. The waters were beautiful, the beaches we visited were amazing, and of course the painkillers on Jost van Dyke were a great way... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful day we had! Two days actually, we loved the first on so much that we booked a second. The first day we toured around St. John. Snorkeled, stopped for lunch and went to places only accessible by boat. Jason is extremely knowledgeable about the island, has lots of stories to share and navigated the waters expertly. The... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We can't say enough about our experience with Captain Jason Siska aboard Island Roots! Because sea and weather conditions were so amazing on the day of our charter, we were able to see a number of the BVIs - Virgin Gorda (the Baths), Cooper Isl., Norman, Isl., Salt Isl., Peter, Isl., etc. Captain Jason does everything he can to make... More 

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