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Island Roots Charters

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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About Island Roots Charters
With capacity and seating for up to 12 passengers, “Island Roots” offers the MOST AFFORDABLE PRIVATE day charter in its’ class. - All of our trips are unique and customized to the interests of the guests... from bird watchers, to sunbathers, snorkelers, photographers, divers, cocktail connoisseurs, food enthusiasts, folks seeking the “best of” the islands to casual fun boaters just looking to just enjoy the breeze and some time on the water. - A “typical day” might include swimming, snorkeling, sightseeing, beaching, cliff jumping, lunch, hiking, history, story telling, music, dancing and more. Guests are welcome to visit the popular spots people often talk about, mentioned in guidebooks, on social media, etc... but also encouraged to explore tons of lesser visited places that have yet to go “mainstream.”
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All of our private charters are unique and customized to the interests of the guests. So be sure to share with us a little bit about the kind of experience your group is looking for and we can help craft a very special day just for you. Our captains have years of experience (some even a lifetime!) in the local waters and will be able to provide valuable insight to your day.
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Onthewater125 wrote a review Oct 18
Roseville, MN147 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our third trip with Captain Jason and Island Roots Charters. Because the BVI's were closed, we opted for a trip around St. John which was a perfect choice. Our entire day was around what we wanted to do and we never felt rushed. Our first snorkel stop was quick but we saw lots of starfish. Our second stop was a drift snorkel over Reef Bay. This was a great stop with lots of various fish and structures to explore. Captain Jason then dropped us off so we could explore the sugar mill ruins. We then went to Lime Out for lunch and tacos! Our final snorkel stop was Saba bay which you can only get to via boat. This was a great final stop for the day and again there was lots of structure and fish to look at. Captain Jason is a true professional and his boat is smooth and comfortable on the water. We are already looking forward to future trips out with Island Roots.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TKestler wrote a review Oct 17
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This was my third charter with Island Roots and it definitely won’t be my last. We booked last minute and were so happy they had availability. Jason was amazing! He’s super knowledgeable and so much fun. My friends were first timers to St. John and they haven’t stopped talking about our charter. It was definitely the highlight of our trip. I can’t recommend Island Roots enough!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jdub wrote a review Oct 13
Ringgold, Georgia15 contributions
On our first visit to St. John we wanted to snorkel, but having never done so before we were pretty apprehensive. I wanted to book a private charter to help us learn how to snorkel. Island Roots did not disappoint! Capt. Jason was very responsive from my first inquiry and made me feel like he really appreciated our business. Thomas was our captain for the charter and he was excellent. He started us out in a calm cove and was in the water with us to help teach us how to snorkel. He was very good in working my wife who is not a strong swimmer and was very nervous. He took us to three different locations, each providing different aquatic viewing. By the second stop the wife and I felt comfortable enough to jump in ourselves. This was such a great experience and we both fell in love with snorkeling based on our great experience with Island Roots. Add on a beautiful sunset and this was a great trip! We would definitely recommend Island Roots and will use them on future trips.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Erin M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Island Roots makes your fun and safety their top priority! I really can’t put into words how fun this day was. Went out for a full day Bachelorette boat trip fully customized to the dynamic of our group. We opted to stay local, soaking in the beauty of Hurricane Hole and Flanagan Island, getting our snorkel on, brunching on the boat, and finishing the day off with a cocktail at Lime Out. Captain Jason was the best! Can’t wait to do it again!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Gretchen wrote a review Sep 2020
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This was my second trip with Island Roots Charter and it was amazing! I went as part of a private charter for a bachelorette party and it was such a fun day trip. The boat was perfect for our group with tons of space. We went to wonderful hidden snorkeling holes and then over to Lime Out for happy hour. The boat was in tiptop shape and spotless. Jason is very knowledgeable about the area and provided experiences that were catered to the guests.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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