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Address: Cruz Bay National Park dock, Cruz Bay 00830, 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 Day, love the different stops along the way

I have been coming to St John for several years and love to snorkel. So when I got the opportunity to do a Circumnavigate ST John and have access to snorkel spots I can not easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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The Hamptons, NY
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The Hamptons, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to St John for several years and love to snorkel. So when I got the opportunity to do a Circumnavigate ST John and have access to snorkel spots I can not easily reach by land I was sold. Jason was extremely helpful in meeting our needs and Capt Thomas was knowledgeable, friendly and a good company... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent the day with Captain Thomas checking out great snorkel spots around St. John. Jason at Island Roots was fantastic at working with us to arrange a day that met our needs and helped us find another couple to share the charter.Great, prompt, helpful communication made planning everything a breeze. I look forward to doing some of their other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We found two other couples on TripAdvisor and scheduled the Triangle trip. We had a blast. Awesome service, great snorkeling and always felt truly on vacation! I would definitely repeat. Thank you Jason for a great day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a great day going out with Thomas, our guide, and three other expert snorkelers who shared the cost with us. Thomas took us to five GREAT places around St. John. The charter will go wherever you want to go, however. They provide ice water, a nice boat, but no lunch. We were allowed to bring food on the... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We did the "triangle tour" with Thomas. We had a great time and Thomas was a great captain and tour guide.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was our second time on Island Roots, and eighth time chartering a power or sail boat while on St. John. I know of what I speak...he is the best on the island. First a bit about Jason. He is the ideal guide. An experienced sailor, powerboat captain, diver, climber and hiker, he can customize a day for you in... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I found Jason to be the easiest to set up our day. I worked about a month on figuring out who we wanted to spend our day with. Jason would call or email any time I contacted him and so I booked with him. We wanted the extended day, as I knew it would go too fast. We are really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I went out for the day with Thomas from Cruz Bay to the BVI. We chose to do the "Triangle"- to Norman and Jost- and we couldn't have had more fun unless we extended our day (which we will probably do next time). I had been to the BVI's before, but this is by far the best... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We booked the all day trip with Captain Jason which was the highlight of our trip. A great experience from reserving the date, which was easy because of Jason's timely email response and his suggestion of posting to a message board to find others to join you if that's desired. The trip, we island hopped through the USVI and BVI... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Captain Thomas took our family for the day and showed us an excellent time! He has a wonderful knowledge of the island and the surrounding waters. This was our third trip to St. John but our first with Island Roots. We will definitely charter them again next year. It was the highlight of our week!

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