Work with the Island Roots team to help plan your perfect day!

Our captains have years of experience (some even a lifetime!) around the local waters and will be able to provide valuable insight to your day. The possibilities are endless . . . we know all the best places to go, things to do, and spots to eat and drink! 

All of our private charters 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, fishing, history, story telling, music, dancing and more.

St. John’s British neighbor is a close, convenient, and unforgettable boater’s paradise! 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! Traveling to the BVI’s requires a $70 per person customs fee.


The “stay local” option is encouraged for guests interested in exploring the sights in and around the waters of St. John. The island boasts over 18,000 acres of protected submerged lands within the National Park and National Monument waters resulting in the best snorkeling and diving destinations in all of the Virgin Islands. Most of which are only accessible by boat!

St. John also boasts numerous shore side lunch and cocktail destinations.

Other benefits of staying local include:

  • No Paperwork!……and no waiting in line to clear in and out of customs!
  • More snorkeling time!……less distance traveled to destinations and snorkel stops!
  • Save on Expenses!……no customs fees, no cruising permits, no departure taxes!