The U.S. and British Virgin Islands are an unforgettable boating paradise! Crystalline waters, secluded beaches, superb snorkeling, floating restaurants and exotic beach bars are yours for the choosing. With virtually unlimited possibilities, you’ll have no problem creating the best day of your vacation!

Spacious, seaworthy and incredibly stable, our vessel is perfectly suited for Caribbean island hopping.And with capacity and seating for up to 12 passengers, “Island Roots” offers the most affordable private day charter in its’ class!  

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Consistently ranked as one of the top five activities in St. John and the Virgin Islands for the last 8 years!

5 Star Testimonials

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“Where to start . . . ??? First, the Captain. Jason is the best. Fun, full of insights of the island and its surroundings . . . a genuine down to earth great person. This is our third trip with him and not our last. You ask for it and he will deliver above and beyond. Second, the boat – top notch, large, clean, comfortable, and a pleasurable ride even long distances! Third, locations . . . . well what can you say, either around St. John itself or over to the BVI, is there a prettier place on earth? I can’t put into words how highly I recommend spending a day with Island Roots and Jason. Exceeds expectations!”

“We had the most phenomenal time! Captain Scotty took us to outstanding snorkeling sites and gave us great advice about what to look for, where to find the most interesting fish, corals and turtles. Cruisin’ in the VIs was an amazingly beautiful experience. The boat was quick and gave us a smoother ride than others we’ve been on. There was plenty of shade, storage, and ice in the cooler. We chose the longer day option and we’re glad we did. We visited the BVIs and because Island Roots prepared the forms in advance we were in and out of customs faster than ever before. Also, the fact that IR refuels on their time not ours meant we had more time for fun. They are truly focused on delivering the best possible experience. All of us, from 9 to 69 years had a fabulous day!”

“Island Roots is the best! We had TWO amazing days on the water with Captain Jason. We had two families– two sets of parents, one set of grandparents and five girls- 8, 11, 11, 13 and 14. We spent one day circumnavigating the STJ and another day in the BVIs. We saw so many things– amazing snorkel stops, beautiful landscapes, fun bars and of course…. TURTLES! Jason made both days perfect for all ages– he kept the kids so engaged and he was incredibly patient and FUNNY at the same time. He was able to get everyone to try everything– from snorkeling in the caves to climbing onto the Willy T (he was super accommodating to the grandparents in the group). He taught us so much about the island he clearly loves – lots of great stories and new info– he also knows just where to go and how much time to spend in each location so you never feel rushed but you feel like you see it all! And- he is just a kind and fun person- we trusted his recommendations and the kids were so comfortable with him- they saw LOTS on this trip but each one of them said that the days on Jason’s boat were their favorite. And– the adults had a blast as well…. I would recommend this for couples, families and kids of all ages. It was amazing. You will also appreciate how awesome and responsive Jill is ‘behind the scenes’ to help you to schedule and plan out your time on the water. She helped us plan two perfect days. My favorite memory is the girls on the bow of the boat with the sun setting! Thank you Jason and Jill!”

“Thank you Island Roots for a wonderful USVI trip! As a frequent boater I have high expectations, and this full day charter was completely customized for our group. We had young kids (ages 4 and 9), grandparents (one with a fragile neck/back), and two avid snorkelers who have been to most of the standard spots around St. John. Captain Scotty listened to our various requests and made everyone happy. We did some north shore sight seeing from the water, heard a little history, stopped at Mermaid’s Chair, snorkeled in Mary Creek off of Leinster Bay then headed around to Booby Rock and Tektite. The boat was unbelievably comfortable and offered tons of shade. They had plenty of snorkel gear on board, and we even saw a dolphin! Then we had an awesome lunch stop at Lime Out (definitely better to do this as part of a boat trip.) The kids came home tired and the adults came home happy. What more can you ask for? Loved it!”

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