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“Great Day Trip!”

Island Roots Charters
Ranked #6 of 42 Tours in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore the islands both above and below the water with Island Roots Charters. We specialize in snorkeling trips and island hopping to the most popular and most secluded spots in the US and British Virgin Islands. Our team of captains can customize your day to whatever experience you’re looking for. Whether it’s above or below the sea – from sea turtles to shipwrecks, from beginner snorkelers to advanced divers, from bar hoppers to sunbathers! We’re happy to make all that and more possible! Our boats will keep you comfortable and safe while you explore this beautiful Caribbean paradise surrounded by cool trade winds, clear aqua waters, vibrant sea life, white sand beaches, and lush mountainous scenery. ASK ABOUT our Full Day, Half Day, Extended Day and Afternoon/Sunset Packages.
Hamilton, New Jersey
2 reviews
“Great Day Trip!”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did a full day with Jason and Island Roots and had an awesome time. Booking the reservation was super easy and everything was taken care of when we arrived at the dock. Jason worked with me to put together a day long trip to snorkel some awesome spots and had great input all along the way. He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave great advice on where to go and what to see once we were in the water too. We wound up going to the Indians and caves, with a stop at Willy T's for lunch. Then we planned to go straight to the mangroves and then explore the southern shore of the island. However, we did make a bonus stop at Flanagan Island in between. Jason noticed that conditions were great for snorkeling there and I'm glad he did. Overall, we would definitely book with Jason again when we make it back to St. John.

Visited July 2014
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Florida
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“Great Charter Boat Trip!”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a blast with Jason on the Island Roots trip! Jason started the tour with a safety review and then asked us what we wanted to see. He is very knowledgeable about the area around St. John and all of the USVI and the BVI. He took us to a few different spots. He checked us into the British Virgin Islands and got us through immigration with no problems. He took us to great snorkeling spots and we saw beautiful scenery. He is a great captain, tour guide and a real gentleman!! We'll be back!! Thanks for the memories!

Visited July 2014
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eddietrip
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5 reviews
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“Perfect Day!!!”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Can't say enough about Jason and Island Roots!!!

The boat was super comfortable with plenty of seating and the world cat provided us with an extremely stable and dry ride. Jason is a born local and seemed to know every nook and cranny of the Virgin Islands like the back of his hand. Thrilled to be able to take a private charter for 4 for about the same rate as one of the cattle boats! He not only tailored our day to what we were looking to do activity wise, but tailored it based upon wind and sea conditions. This gave us maximum visibility on snorkel stops, and ideal sea conditions when motoring around. In my experience its the little things like this that can make all the difference for these charters.

Even had a killer Ipod collection for any music genre we threw at him.

My only regret was that we booked one day instead of 3.

Thank you Jason

Feel free to inbox me with any questions.

Visited August 2014
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“Jason, we will be back!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a wonderful half day with Jason, snorkeling without the crowds off the north shore. Jason is a great tour guide, pointing out island highlights, while whisking us off to our destinations to snorkel along reefs and around islands. Wish we had more time to go to BVI. Jason tailored our trip to fit our family of 5 who had varying degrees of comfort in the water. 3 super locations in a few hours, with great music and at one of the best island prices. We will be back!

Visited August 2014
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Greer, South Carolina
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14 reviews
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“Highlight of the trip”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

For our older children, the Island Roots cruise was the hightlight of our week on St. John. We explained the kind of things we wanted to do and Captain Jason arranged an excellent itinerary: snorkeling at both Little Thatch and Great Thatch Islands, stops at the West End of Tortola, Sandy Spit, and Jost Van Dyke. It was a great day all around.

Visited July 2014
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