Enjoy a Day on the Water for Less…


I don’t know about all of you, but some of my favorite days here on St. John are spent on the water. Boat days can be pricey though, so we were pretty excited to learn about Island Surfari, a new addition to Island Roots Boat Charters.

Island Surfari is a 20-foot power catamaran and is perfect for couples traveling on a budget, but those who still want the experience of a personalized boat charter. Captain Jason Siska introduced to boat to his fleet after seeing “an under-serviced part of the charter market as the industry does not offer a private charter experience for individuals and couples,” he said. “With a maximum of two passengers, you are guaranteed an authentic island hopping experience.”

(If Jason’s name sounds familiar to you, it’s because you may have seen him on TV. Jason competed on Survivor: Micronesia. There’s your fun fact of the day.)

Because of the smaller size of the boat, it is sometimes limited to the inshore protected waters around St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola and Jost Van Dyke, but there’s no shortage of wonderful places in these areas.

All of Island Roots’ trips include:
-complementary snorkel equipment for all sizes
-cooler stocked with ice and bottled drinking water
-state of the art bluetooth stereo system
-comfortable cushioned seating in shade or sun
-dry storage for your gear
-ladder and swim platform for easy water access
-U.S. Coast Guard approved safety equipment
-If traveling to the BVI: prepared customs and immigration forms saving you upwards of 30 minutes charter time keeping you in front of the crowds!


Island Surfari is available for just $450 for the day plus a fuel surcharge of $50 to $100 depending on the destinations visited. You will also have to pay $50 per person for customs and immigration if traveling to the British Virgin Islands.

And here’s a random tidbit about me.. I’m not a huge snorkeler, especially in the winter. It’s just too darn chilly for me. Captain Jason not only only got me to snorkel, but he did it in February. That’s how you know he’s good. 🙂

For more information on Island Surfari and Island Roots, please visit their website at www.islandrootscharters.com

1 thought on “Enjoy a Day on the Water for Less…”

  1. good morning,
    You may want to add Cloud 9 sailing to your list.
    Very nice trip and very inexpensive. $80 pp half day.
    Enjoy the island

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