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Island Roots

Cruz Bay National Park dock, Cruz Bay, St. John
+1 340-643-5000
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Ranked #2 of 34 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. And don't forget to ask him about his time on the hit reality TV show, SURVIVOR! Private Full Day Charters begin at $500 « less
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St. John
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

From the time we were picked up at the dock in Cruz Bay until the end of the trip, Jason created a fabulous day for us, making sure we had everything we needed and were having a great day. We snorkeled in a beautiful spot where none of us had been before (all of us live on STJ). Jason's snorkel... More

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I had a great day with Island Roots and Jason! We were able to explore the BVIs and cleared customs pretty quickly. Jason got our information ahead of time so there was no paperwork that day. We observed another couple filling out forms and we cleared customs much faster! Jason was very good at getting a feeling... More

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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having lived in the Virgin Islands for ten years, I've been on a lot of boat trips on a lot of different boats with a lot of different captains. ISLAND ROOTS AND CAPTAIN JASON TAKE THE CAKE! Island Roots will definitely be my first choice for myself and my friends and family in the future. Captain Jason has a lifetime... More

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Destrehan, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We did a trip with Island Roots and had an awesome time. We went snorkeling at The Indians and The Caves, lunch at Willy T's, and drinks at Soggy Dollar Bar. We went with another couple and enjoyed the boat, our alcohol, and Jason's great playlist. Jason is very knowledgeable about the islands and is very personable. This is my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

If you are wondering whether or not you should book an Island Roots charter, the answer is YES! We had the most amazing day on Island Roots. The highlight was when we went snorkeling at the "best snorkel spot west of the Francis Drake Channel"! Before I could even think about gear (I was so busy admiring the beautiful location),... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a wonderful trip to the St John in July. The island is beautiful and there are plenty of fun things to do. Of all the great things we did on the trip the highlight was the boat tour. On the boat outing we went to the islands of Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and the Sandy Spit. Capt. Jason... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Traveled to the Virgin Islands for the 6th time. While we have chartered at least one boat on each of our trips, this was the first year we were there with our children, a 9 year old girl and a 6 year old boy. We liked the description of the boat, the openness of the skipper to make custom itineraries,... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've done a lot of traveling and vacationing, and this experience takes the cake. Jason was extremely communicative and easy to work with, both through email and phone, and he runs his charters in the most dynamic way possible - laid back but structured. He plays by he book but does so in a laid back, easy going way. I... More

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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