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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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Ranked #2 of 35 Activities in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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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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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Our group of 4 had a fabulous time on Jason's boat. Jason had a great itinerary for us, not the same routes that all the big tour boats take. He had everything perfectly timed so we didn't have to waste any of our day waiting at customs or getting in and out of the harbor. He had coolers with ice... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great day with Capt. Jason. He recommended a slightly different itinerary based on the water conditions. We could not have asked for a better day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great trip Capt Jason chose our itinerary based on wind conditions and We could not have had a better time. Snorkeling around both Thatch islands , lunch at One Love, swim at Sandy Spit and afternoon drinks at B-line. Great day over all. Island Roots will get a call from me next time we are on St. John.

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Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Captain Jason is great! Six of us were visiting St. John and were looking to do a tour completely around the island. Captain Jason offered us just that and did a fantastic job of giving us the history of the island and pointing out special tidbits about St. John. We visited Rams Head and the Mangroves which were beautiful. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Island Roots Charters was a magical experience. My family and I have been to St.John several times, but we have never experienced it like we did when we were with Captain Jason Siska on Island Roots Charters. He had taken us to places we have never seen or experienced before. He is so knowledgable of the history and ocean life... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

With all the options in Saint John for getting out on a boat, I feel like I have finally found the best one for my family and I. An awesome, laid back but professional Captain, great locations for snorkeling and diving, and legitimate information on when to visit those spots. Captain Jason knows the island first hand and that made... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We joined Island Roots again for a second time after our wonderful experience last year. This time we stayed a lil' closer and did what Capt. Jason called "The Most of Jost" trip. We spent the morning snorkeling a small island just outside of West End, Tortola. This was by far the best snorkeling I have ever done!!! Thousands of... More

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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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