Salty Daze Charters USVI
Salty Daze Charters USVI
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VETERAN and OLYMPIAN owned. SALT DECK, SALT DECK TOO, SALT SHAKER and KNOT E BUOYS. Sit back, and let our knowledgeable Captains show you all that the USVI has to offer. With crystal clear water, abundant marine life, and our famous beach bars, there is something for everyone. Let Salty Daze USVI be your guide! The SALT DECKs, 30 foot double decker pontoon boats, are your ticket to visiting St. John’s most idyllic underwater playground. Up to 12 guests, complete with a WATERSLIDE, yeti cooler, reef-safe sunscreen, Irie Pops, ample shade, snorkel gear and awesome re-usable cups, Salt Deck is here to offer you a hassle free excursion. Leaving out of Coral Bay and exploring the East End/Hansen Bay with a stop at LimeOutVI for delicious tacos! SALT SHAKER and KNOT E BUOYS are decked out for 6 people to their destination quickly and comfortably. Bean bag chairs, Bluetooth speakers, Yeti cooler and free SD koozie! Join us for USVI day, LimeOut shuttle and island hopping!
Coral Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
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2022

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Colleen K
Arlington, VA1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We were so fortunate Kate(Olympic Synchro swimmer!) was able to fit our family in with a last minute request. We had no idea how quickly excursions fill as this was our first trip to STJ and we had promised our children we’d go out on a boat and snorkeling! Kate responded immediately and fit us in for a 1/2 day excursion on the Salt Shaker with Capt Justin. He was so kind and a wealth of knowledge and experience about sailing/ boating (former Navy—we felt super safe) and island history, as well as knowledge of the reefs, eco system, and what we may find and see underwater. Captain Justin took us to some amazing snorkeling spots and our children had lots of fun jumping off the boat and he encouraged and fostered their excitement and curiosity. We skipped lunch at Limeout since we had already done it a few days earlier,and wanted as much time to snorkel and explore as possible, but definitely worth the stop! It’s not only fun and unique, but the tacos are actually a beautiful work of art crafters from local proteins and veggies, and soooo good! As we pulled back into Coral Bay you could tell Justin was well known and liked as he chatted with others on their boats as we passed, and we now know to book well in advance as we’re def going back to STJ next year. We loved Coral bay—it was less touristy and quiet, and happens to be where Salty Daze launches-/perfect for us so we didn’t need to cross back to Cruz Bay to launch. Planning to book two excursions next time—Salt Shaker for some distance and Salt Deck for exploring Coral Bay and the kids will love the slide! Def bring your reef-safe sunscreen and apply often!
Written April 16, 2022
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Its such a pleasure when things work out and we are able to accomodate last minute requests. Justin had a great time with you all!
Written May 13, 2022
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travelbugg22
Hainesport, NJ36 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We were lucky enough to do a morning cruise on Salt Deck in early September. We were two families with 5 kids ranging from almost 2 to 11. Half of the group was newcomers to STJ and they couldn't have had a better first day on the rock. The older kids were blown away by the slide and swimming to Lime Out. It was also some of the kid's first time snorkeling and the calm waters and bright fish of Hurricane Hole made for a great first time. The adults loved the on board guava rum lemonade and sunscreen as well as the incredible scenery. The baby loved the Irie Pops and we all loved the company of Captain Landry! He was fun to talk to, calm when the baby wasn't happy about the life vest, and flexible with what we wanted to do. My husband lost his Apple Watch around Lime Out and Landry jumped in to snorkel around to find it. (no such luck!) We all had an incredible day and thank Capt. Landry and the Salt Deck for lasting memories. We can't wait for the next trip!
Written October 9, 2021
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Landry to the rescue! He's an amazing free diver. So sorry he wasn't able to find your watch. Look forward to hosting you guys again!
Written November 30, 2021
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Sue S
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Can't even begin to define the thrill of our day on the Salt Deck! Landry kept us all entertained, which was no easy feat since the group ranged from Grandma and Grandpa, cousins, daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandkids. We saw turtles for the first time, enjoyed snorkeling, swimming and of course the tastey adult beverages. The slide was a big hit for all, even the old folks made it down! Landry suggested we wait until later in the day to hit the Limeout so we had the place almost to the ourselves! If there was room for a 10, I would give it. Perfect customer service, great sense of humor from the captains and the merchandise and marketing is top notch. We will be back, Justin and Kate! Blessings to your adorable family and thank you again for the special Veterans Day trip. Double treat for sure.
Written November 12, 2022
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Wow. We are blown away and incredibly thankful for your review! This is why we are in the business!! There is nothing that makes us happier than sharing our beautiful island and company with families like yours. We love being a part of creating happy memories. Landry is one of our greats, we are so thrilled he showed you such a good time. You let us know when you're back on this little rock in the ocean, we would love to host you again soon! Much love from Kate, Justin, and the Salty Daze Team.
Written December 16, 2022
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Cat
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Overall amazing experience, probably one of the best days of our entire St John vacation! Landry was an excellent captain, brought us to awesome spots and was able to offer lots of great local information and history on everything we saw. Taking 6 kids ages 1-9 on a boat isn’t always easy, but this was absolutely the best option out there for them and they all had a blast! Kids and adults could have spent the entire day on the slide, and the trip to Lime Out was the icing on the cake. Would definitely recommend booking a trip with Salty Daze!
Written February 27, 2022
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So happy we made the boat day as easy as possible for a wide range of ages. We know the struggle! Can't wait to have you back!
Written May 10, 2022
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Madeline S
Saint Paul, MN3 contributions
Mar 2022
What a wonderful experience! As the winner of the Love City Strong Raffle, one of the winnings was a trip to Lime Out & Half Day charter with Salty Daze Charters. We worked with Kate (who is fabulous and responsive!) to get our group of 7 adults scheduled for our trip to Lime Out and half day cruise. Unfortunately, due to the intense winds and ocean waves, we had to limit our charter but Kate and Captain Landry were amazing and made sure our group was still able to have a trip to Lime Out to enjoy their food and drinks for the first time! I was contacted prior to our charter and Captain Landry went over the circumstances, and provided multiple options for how we could still get a trip to Lime Out to work for our group - I sincerely appreciated their flexibility and willingness to make sure that our group could still get on Salty Daze and enjoy beautiful Coral Bay! I highly recommend this charter company solely on their customer service, but also for their awesome boats and experiences they offer! Will definitely book with them again on our next visit to St. John to see more of the island!
Written March 29, 2022
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Thank you Madeline for a great review! I'm glad we were able to find a solution for the sea conditions that day. While its not ideal, Im glad we made the best of it. Look forward to having you back!
Written May 12, 2022
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Sarah Elizabeth
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
The Salt Deck is always my FAVORITE day during our bi-yearly trip to St. John. We do it every time we go and it’s always the best time. My 8 year old son and his friends love the slide that’s on the boat (I actually love it too). The snorkeling areas they take you to are BEAUTIFUL. It’s straight out of a postcard. Justin and Landry (sorry if I misspelled) are amazing and so accommodating. We took two boats out this year because we had a large party and they parked side by side at each stop so we could still all enjoy the experience together. They take you out to the first location for a few hours and they offer rafts to float on and snorkel equipment incase you don’t have your own. I brought my own set and it hadn’t been used yet and Justin went out of his way to help me set up my mask to prevent fogging and lemme tell ya… it worked. My son and I snorkeled out a bit and saw a sea turtle which was so cool. And don’t get me started on Lime Out, it’s a floating taco restaurant they take you to where you swim over to the restaurant. They have huge floats you can sit on and your tacos get sent out on rafts, or they have bar stool type seats in the water with a bar type table top. The tacos… *chefs kiss* short rib is my favorite but they’re all delicious. After lunch you go to another great snorkel spot. It’s my favorite thing to do not just for St. John trips but probably any trip. Between snorkeling, floating in the water enjoying the views, sliding off the boat like I’m a kid again, and even just laying out relaxing on the boat it’s 10/10 perfection. Anyone who says otherwise is a miserable human being who probably hates everything because I can’t even think of any minor critique to give them. I already can’t wait to go back out when I come back in two years. Oh, and Justin recommended a chicken parm sandwich at the restaurant we were going to afterwards and even that was the best chicken parm I’ve ever had. If you’re thinking of booking Salt Deck… DO IT!!!! You will NOT be disappointed!!!
Written July 18, 2022
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THANK YOU! This means so much to us. As a small family owned business, we aim for this kind of review and satisfaction. Look forward to having you back again soon!
Written October 20, 2022
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Melissa R
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
I cannot say enough about our day out with Captain Roberta on our Salty Daze Charter.
My husband and I with our three children, ages 10,12, and 14, had the best day from start to finish. We were warmly greeted on the dock by the owner, Justin, his adorable helper, daughter Azalea, and our Captain Roberta.
We headed out to begin our adventure on the center console boat that had plenty of comfortable
seating. It was a bit windy so the water was a little choppy, but with the beautiful views, we didn’t even notice.
First, Roberta took us to a calm area where we were able to get out and snorkel. Unlike other charters we have been on, Roberta jumped right in the water and showed us around pointing out different fish and areas. Even diving down and picking up a huge conch shell to show us a hermit crab. She also noticed a mommy fish guarding her eggs, with many fish darting over to try and eat them. She made a point to show us her finding.
We hopped back on the boat and headed to another snorkeling area. There was nobody else there as we explored the sea life.
When we were back on the boat and continued to our lunch spot, she slowed down pointing out points of interest on shore and the history. She was very knowledgeable and informative, but never boring!
We hit Lime Out for lunch and were able to score one of the floats. To say these were the best tacos we have ever had would not do them justice. We took Justin’s recommendation and 4 out of 5 of my family members had Surf and Turf tacos.
After lunch, we pretty much just chilled in the harbor and Our Captain pointed out boats and the locals who owned them.
We could not have had a better day and we could not recommend Salty Daze any more. Five stars is just not enough!!
Written April 4, 2021
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Thanks so much Melissa! Roberta said she had a BLAST with you all! We pride ourselves on family friendly excursions and I am glad we delivered!
Written April 10, 2021
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Mendi
Iowa City, IA23 contributions
Dec 2022
My husband and I were in St. John over Christmas and our first day we had booked the Limeout Shuttle (2 hours with captain and boat). Our Capitan Ben was very friendly and got a great spot to "park" for us to swim over to a lily pad. I chose the shuttle because Limeout was a "must do" for us but we are not huge snorkelers so were not super interested in longer trips.
Written December 30, 2022
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Thank you for choosing to shuttle to LimeOut with us! We love being able to offer this option for exactly this reason - you get to experience LimeOut with a super nice Captain, front row parking, and it's an easy quick trip! Let us know next time you're in STJ and craving those tacos! We'll be here.
Written January 19, 2023
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alicia_wants_to_wander
Aurora, CO8 contributions
Dec 2022
We started our week long vacation to St. John with a half day on Salt Deck and it was awesome!! Mackenzie and Kate met us before we loaded and they were so down to earth and kind. Mackenzie took the time to answer all of my nosey questions about how one becomes a resident of St. John, she was just the sweetest! Justin, our captain, was the best, so patient with our crazy group of nine consisting of one toddler, a kiddo aged 5, teenagers and adults young and old! He had such great stories and was super knowledgeable of the island and its history which I specifically appreciated! The boat was super clean and comfortable, the rum punch was amazing and the Irie pops were the best treat! Tacos at Lime out were so good! When we asked our grandson about his favorite part of the trip he said feeding the fish off our floating lily pad "table" at Lime Out! The crew at Salty Daze USVI were definitely a beautiful introduction to the amazing people that live on St. John! They were the best first impression of the people on the island. The vibe they provide couldn't have been more chill, relaxing, fun and gracious! This was our Christmas gift to our family this year and the whole experienced definitely set a lasting impression with core memories made for a lifetime!
Written December 26, 2022
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Wow. Thank you SO much for your incredibly thoughtful review and kind words! It was so nice meeting you guys and we are so happy to hear you had such a fantastic time. What a great start to your vacation - sounds like we set the bar pretty high! :) We love our jobs and our amazing crew. Being able to facilitate families making memories and receiving reviews like this, is why we do what we do!! Best to you and yours and we will see you again next time!
Written January 19, 2023
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Nick M
Williamsburg, IA162 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
We were on Salt Deck yesterday and had an amazing time. Cruising the Caribbean in a pontoon is the way to go. Being on Coral Bay we were able to get to several great snorkel spots with a smooth ride and plenty of room to stretch out. My 1 year old son had plenty of room to stumble around safely and get his sea legs. My daughter loved the slide. She must have gone down it 50 times. The adults and grandparents enjoyed taking turns snorkeling and lounging on the boat keeping an eye on the kids. Kate was amazing to work with. She was very helpful with scheduling and helping us choose a boat that would fit our needs. Captain Landry did an amazing job getting us to great snorkel locations. Had some great history to share of the area. He was also very friendly and just nice to hang out on the boat with for the day. I think Salty Daze created something for everyone on this boat. Heck, if Jimmy Buffet ever made it down here his next song would be "Pontoon in the Caribbean."
Written February 4, 2021
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I love this song idea! We are so happy you had a stellar day onboard- look forward to having you back!
Written April 10, 2021
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