The warm, crystal clear, blue Caribbean Sea surrounds the island. Each & every time you see it, you will marvel at how clear, clean & blue it is--the visibility seems limitless. On calm days, without a mask & snorkel, you see colorful, tropical fish swimming below you. Put on a tank & enter a quiet world of amazing creatures.
When you visit St. John, enjoy the water safely & often. These companies offer plenty of options for your vacation by, at, near, in & on the sea.
Ocean Runner Powerboat Rentals
Next to the Ferry Dock ~ Cruz Bay
St. John, U S Virgin Islands 00830
Spend the day on Ocean Runner's 29' Donzi or one of their 33' high performance Power Plays (with Captain) & experience the ultimate highlight of any vacation! Bareboat one of their twin engine 28' or 25' Mako Powerboats & experience the fun & freedom of exploring, snorkeling, swimming, sunning & enjoying secluded (or popular) white sand beaches & underwater sites teeming with sea-life. The day & agenda are your own. Visit locations in the USVI or BVI--The Indians, Caves, Waterlemon Cay, party at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke, on the Willie T at Norman Island, see The Baths on Virgin Gorda, go anywhere you choose. All boats come with T-Tops for shade, stereos with MPE plugs, coolers & fresh water showers. A day with Ocean Runner will be your best day in the islands!
Offshore Adventures—M/V Mixed Bag
The Westin Resort & Villas
St. John, VI 00830
(340) 513-0389 Phone
(340) 776-6730 Phone
Experience some of the world’s best sport fishing right here in the Virgin Islands! Mixed Bag is a 40' Luhrs Open Express offering year-round, live bait, offshore action with Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo & inshore action with Snapper, King Fish, Skip Jacks & more. Licensed for up to 6 passengers, she provides full size lavatory facilities, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, CD player, fresh water & plenty of seating. The boat is equipped with the latest electronics, top of the line fishing equipment & plenty of shaded areas. Captain Robert Richards brings 12 years experience fishing VI waters. Half, three quarter, full day & custom charters available, accommodating all experience levels from novice to seasoned pro.
M/Y Cruzin Away
Center Console Power Catamaran
Cruzin Away is a very special 26' power catamaran perfectly suited for every activity a fun day on VI waters could include. With comfortable seating & a smooth ride, up to 6 passengers enjoy a fun, relaxing, memorable day on the water. Full day or half day, USVI or BVI, swim, snorkel, sun, sightsee, or explore on land & sea. Fully licensed & insured, your day aboard with Capt. Josh will be the highlight of your vacation in paradise.
Full & half day sea kayaking & snorkeling excursions to the beautiful beaches of St. John & neighboring cays.
Big Blue Excursions
Private, captained powerboat rentals on 30' Grady White "Gypsea Girl". Explore the Virgin Islands in comfort. Gypsea Girl is yours exclusively...a private boat for just your group (6 people max). Snorkel, explore, cruise, island hop, sun, swim, or sightsee. You set the pace. Snorkel gear, beverages & good vibes provided.
Blue Sky Provisions & Concierge
At no extra cost to you, Blue Sky Provisions & Concierge handles all aspects of trip planning including villa rentals, rental cars, boat charters to the US & BVI, in-villa massages, restaurant reservations, sailing, snorkel, kayak or dive excursions, stand up paddle board rentals, childcare, snorkel equipment, private transportation, and more. Blue Sky Provisions & Concierge also provides complete, on-arrival & mid-week custom provisioning & grocery shopping for your list. They shop, deliver & neatly stow all of your items so everything is there & ready just before you arrive. They also offer packaged meals, so you don't even have to think, just call.
Blue Tang Yacht Charters
PO Box 37, St. John, USVI 00831
(340) 776-9070 phone
The perfect day on pure Caribbean waters aboard this 51-foot Sea Ray(R). Full breakfast, snorkeling (equipment provided), elegant lunch, island hopping, Jost van Dyke, champagne.
Featured in Islands Magazine, SAIL, American Way, Reader's Digest
Ssailing aboard Breath is THE authentic Wooden Boat, Caribbean experience. Hand-built by her Captain, Peter Muilenburg on St. John in Round Bay, launched in 1983 by 200 friends & a bulldozer, sailed all over the Caribbean & twice across the Atlantic to Europe & Africa. Captain Peter takes you snorkeling, on a sunset sail with loved ones, island hopping, to propose or get married, revive or relax. Sailing these waters since 1969, his perspective is unique & entertaining. Fully inspected &USCG licensed.
Half & Full Day snorkel/ sail trips to Jost Van Dyke, Waterlemon Cay, romantic sunset sails aboard Catamaran Calypso. Visit the Baths, Virgin Gorda, Cooper, Norman, Jost van Dyke & other locations in the BVI aboard M/V Bad Kitty. Full & Half Day Dinghy Rentals-13', center console, 50 HP outboard engine.
Chalker's Charters: Wayward Sailor
Voted "Best Day Sail" &"Best Charter Boat" on St. John for 2005 and 2006
PO Box 37, St. John, USVI 00831
Full day, half day, BVI & sunset sails available. Capt. Philip G. Chalker will provide food & beverages. Enjoy a day of sailing & snorkeling.
Cinnamon Bay Campground
Snorkel gear & beach chair rentals, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing.
M/Y Cinnamon Bay
Private charter yacht. Groups or individuals, around St. John snorkel tour, Virgin Gorda trip, scuba diving.
Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures
(340) 998-1940 or (340) 344-2989
Cruz Bay, St. John, VI
Cloud 9 is a beautiful, spacious, 47’ Beneteau sailing sloop with comfortable seating in the shaded cockpit & full sun on deck. With a swim platform for easy access to the water, Cloud 9 offers full day & half day sailing trips with snorkeling & scuba diving, romantic & relaxing sunset sails, Jost Van Dyke trips & custom or private charters. Up to 6 people on daily trips or 10 people on private charters. Visit the best snorkel spots--including some at locations you can not get to on your own. Snorkel gear, instructions, site briefings & cold drinks included. Fully licensed & insured.
Cruz Bay (340) 776-6922
Coral Bay (340) 779-4994
Day sails, fishing trips, phones, copies, mail, fax, Western Union, answering service. Closed Sunday.
Coral Bay Watersports
Watersports of all sorts. Rentals, sales, videos. Diving, sailing, boating, snorkeling.
National Park Dock, Cruz Bay
Explore the underwater world as divers do, without getting wet, in this moving underwater observatory! Sit in air-conditioned comfort at your own window 5' below the surface. View corals, sponges & a colorful assortment of fishes & other reef dwellers.
At Coccolobo, Coral Bay
Cruz Bay Watersports
Lumberyard Complex, Cruz Bay (340) 776-6234
Westin Resort (340) 693-8000 ext.1834
In business on St. John since 1982. Daily, local area SCUBA wreck & reef dive trips. PADI & NAUI 5-star training. Snorkel trips. Dive & snorkel trips to British Virgin Island locations --the Baths, Caves, Foxy’s, Soggy Dollar Bar, Jost van Dyke. Parasailing & Waverunner excursions. Dinghy rental, half or full day. Gear & equipment rental. Retail & Sportswear shops in both locations.
Down Under Watersports, LLC
Great Cruz Bay
Enjoy diving or snorkeling the waters around St. John with Down Under!
Sail, snorkel, island hop aboard 45' Sea Master ketch. Full Day, Half Day, Jost van Dyke, Weekend, Race Day Charters with Master Captain Jini. Her 20 years of sailing experience in local waters have uncovered the best snorkeling spots--she takes you there. Sailing lessons available.
East End DiversScuba diving on the East End of St. John. Customized dive/snorkel boat caters to small groups.
Also BVI & Rhone trips.
S/V Fly Girl
(340) 626-8181 phone
(866) 820-6906 toll free
Fly Girl is a wide, stable catamaran offering day sails, snorkel trips, sunset sails & excursions to the BVI. With a maximum of 6 guests, there's plenty of room to spread out for comfort on your intimate, personal adventure. Captain Han has been guiding trips in the Virgin Islands for 8 years. With a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, he's an enthusiastic naturalist & guide. Discover vibrant coral reefs, nesting birds, mating starfish & more!
St. John, VI
Comfortable, fully equipped 31' express cruiser. 1/2 day, 3/4 day & full day trips. Trolling for marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, king mackerel & barracuda. Bait, tackle, ice & beverages provided. Children 8 years & older.
Gypsy Spirit II
Captain Doug & Teka's 35' DuFour off shore cruising sloop. Full day, half day, sunset cruises. Weddings. Fully licensed & insured.
65' classic Alden design yacht, built & owned by the family who sails her
Sure to be a memorable highlight of any St. John vacation is a sailing trip aboard the 65' Schooner HERON, designed for comfort & speed by renowned naval architect John G. Alden in 1928. This magnificent, classic yacht is family built, owned & operated by Nigel "Twig" & Bonnie, both 100 ton USCG licensed captains, who live aboard & home-school their girls, Rachel & Elissa. During summer months HERON is based in Rockport, Maine & sails Penobscot Bay. HERON's winter homeport is Maho Bay, St. John. She's sailed over 40,000 sea miles since her launching in 2003 & has round the world capabilities.
HERON features as "Sanderson's yacht" in the Johnny Depp film "The Rum Diary" based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson, scheduled to be released in January 2011.
Schooner HERON offers USVI Snorkel Sails w/lunch, Sunset Sails, Group & Private Charters.
Hidden Reef Eco Tours
Unique, naturalist guided kayak & snorkel tours for half & full day adventures. Starlight paddles.
Since 1970. Crewed or bare boat term charters. Luxury day sail aboard a Hinkley. One stop beach shop, dive & snorkel trips, daily reef & wreck dives, snorkel gear for sale or rent. Post cards, film, books, dive logs.
Customize your island experience on Island Roots, a 25' power catamaran hailing from Coral Bay. Navigating the Virgin Islands waters, Island Roots specializes in snorkel trips to the most popular as well as out-of-the-way spots. Captain John Stewart, a life-long sailor & underwater naturalist, safely guides your exploration of the islands, both above & undersea. Spend the day in a Caribbean paradise surrounded by clear aqua waters, vibrant sea life & pristine beaches.
Kekoa Sailing Expeditions
Captain Ryan Witbeck (303) 588-2069 Captain Jamison Witbeck (340) 244-7245
Explore white sand beaches & uninhabited bays of St. John aboard KEKOA, a 50' wooden catamaran. KEKOA was built in 2008 & has unique silver hulls, black sails & a deck that glows blue at night. KEKOA is 30' wide providing for a smooth & level ride while enjoying gentle trade wind sailing. The vessel has ample seating on the deck or in our shaded cockpit. KEKOA also has a wet bar, a bathroom & a seat that stretches across the entire stern deck. When its time to disembark for swimming or snorkeling on the world class reefs, there's a stairway for easy access into & back out of the water. Come aboard KEKOA & enjoy the newest, sleekest & most awe-inspiring sailing catamaran in the Virgin Islands.
Lion in Da Sun
A great day on the water! The destinations are up to you on this private powerboat charter. USCG captains help you plan your day visiting the British Virgin Islands, exploring pristine white sand beaches & amazing snorkeling or checking out some local beachfront bars & restaurants. Possible destinations include Jost Van Dyke, the Baths, Norman Island or the North Shore of St. John. The 26ft, catamaran style powerboat provides a comfortable ride in most conditions. There's a cabin to keep your belongings dry & a bimini top for shade. A day like this on the water makes for a memorable St. John vacation!
Voted "Best Sailing in the VI" for 2008 by the Daily News.
Casual sails to quiet places aboard Long Distance, a lovely 40' Charter Yacht. After a quiet sail to a secluded cove or island, Rick, your captain, prepares food & drinks while Robin, a nurse, snorkels with the guests.
Low Key Watersports
Cruz Bay, near Wharfside Village
(across the street from the Beach Bar~next to Grande Bay Resort)
Toll Free (800) 835-7718
PADI 5-star training facility. Daily scuba & snorkel tours for beginners and experts. Snorkel gear rentals, retail shop, full photo services, E-6 & video.
(888) 842-6632 Toll Free
Crewed & bare boat charter boats. Day excursions for snorkeling, day sailing, scuba diving & all sorts of water sports. Vacation Homes & Villas. Full service, one stop shopping. Weddings. Family Reunions. Pick up from airport, rental vehicles on St. John, tours.
Exceptional 55' Baltic sloop, owned & operated by Paul & Vicki, both USCG licensed Masters. Outlaw is built for comfort & performance & is meticulously maintained. Half day, full day, sunset, full moon, or circumnavigate St. John cruises exclusive to your party of up to 12.
Pepper Day Sails
Built on St. John in 1998, Sail Pepper is a one- of-a-kind, authentic, 23' wooden, 2 ton island sloop for up to 6 guests. On this not-to-be-missed, classic vessel, you can experience St. John's East End while learning a little history from owners Captain Lance & his wife Kim. Guided snorkel sails, fabulous lunches, sunset sails, custom sails to nowhere.
Patagon Dive Center
at Caneel Bay, North Shore Road
(340) 776-6111 x7290
Daily 1 and 2 tank dives, night dives, introductory shore dives, PADI course instruction. Professional & personalized underwater experience. Uncrowded boats. After the dive, stay & relax on Caneel Bay's beach. Retail shop. Discount diving for locals.
Pirate's Paradise Adventures
Exceptional 32' luxury, open bow boat loaded with creature comforts like thick, padded upholstery, lounge-style seating, a large swim step & even a sun pad. Tours to the BVI.
Prowler Sport Fishing Charters, Inc.
Picks up on St. John
(340) 775-3590 fax
Award winning 45' Hatteras and 40' custom Jersey. Tournament equipped & available for Marlin, full, 3/4 & half day charters. Captain Bill McCauley has been recognized every year 1993 through 1998 as the top local captain for blue marlin releases.
(340) 626-8181 phone
(866) 820-6906 toll free
High performance 16' Hobie catamarans & larger Hobie Getaways! One of the most thrilling rides in the Caribbean. Sail with an experienced captain, rent a cat and go on your own or take sailing lessons. Full day to 5 day expeditions. Launch off Cruz Bay beach for adventures to uninhabited islands, snorkeling & secluded North Shore beaches. Great for honeymooners, couples, families with kids (over 9) & anyone with a spirit for adventure sailing.
Schooner SAINT BRENDAN
St. John, VI
Cruz Bay (340) 776-6922
Coral Bay (340) 779-4994
Join Captain Tom Ryan for a day aboard St. John's only Schooner, Saint Brendan. Trips include Virgin Islands Above & Below SeaLevel Adventure, Virgin Gorda Excursions & much more. Up to 6 guests.
St. John Adventures
Gallows Point, Cruz Bay
Toll free (800) 323-7229
Dinghy, sail & power boats, BVI trips, jeep rentals, fishing, SCUBA & snuba, diving, parasailing, snorkel trips.
St. John Concierge
Cruz Bay-Next to the Post Office-1 Block from Ferry Dock
Sailing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, island tours, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda Baths, Norman Island Caves, power boats, scooters, car rentals. Restaurant Guide & Reservations.
St. John Yacht Charters
PO Box 37, St. John, VI 00831
Survivan is a 1997 46’ Jeanneau sloop with all the amenities. One of the largest cockpits on St. John with full bimini for plenty of shade. Open stern, swim ladder, fresh water rinse for snorkelers or swimmers. Open bar on all trips. Full day, half day, sunset sails, Jost van Dyke, overnight sailing trips with USCG licensed Captain Jason Carter & his crew.
Cruise St. John--Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole, Round Bay, Flanagan Island--on a classic wooden "picnic" yacht. "Three- Hour Tour"...morning, afternoon & sunset tours.
PO Box 37
St. John, VI 00831
Erik Selness, Yacht Manager
Singing Dog Sailing
Luxury 45' x 25' sailing catamaran offering private, first class sailing & snorkeling charters with superior amenities, attentive service, performance sailing capabilities, custom itineraries and a real SINGING DOG, named Off Cay. Singing Dog is your yacht for the day to explore idyllic waters and cays of both the US and British Virgin Islands. Licensed & insured.
"In Your Zone" Training
Fun, relaxed, semi-private & private diving, dive training & coaching at your own pace.
Safe & easy guided underwater tours. No experience needed. Ages 8 & up. Reserve.
M/Y Southern Hospitality
46' Sea Ray Sundancer Motor Yacht
Luxury tours in & around the US & British Virgin Islands. Customized, economical tour packages to fit travelers' needs & budget. Snorkel at the beautiful reefs, caves, cays & islands in the area. See the sights, island hop, enjoy the sunset, or just cruise. Fully equipped with 3 state rooms, 2 full baths, refrigeration & A/C on board.
Virgin Islands Ecotours
(877) VI-KAYAK, (877) 845-2925 Toll Free
(340) 779-2155 Phone
Led by expert guides, this tour explores Caneel Bay, the Virgin Islands National Park’s North Shore treasure. Kayak along fabulous turquoise waters & sandy beaches in sapphire waters frequented by sea turtles. Hike through a picturesque tropical forest. Snorkel a colorful coral reef teeming with marine life. Two person, easy to paddle, sit-on-top kayaks. This adventure has it rewards! Virgin Islands Ecotours will make a donation on behalf of each guest, who will receive a complimentary 1 year membership ($30 value) to the Friends of the VI National Park, an organization dedicated to protecting & preserving the natural & cultural resources of the National Park on St. John.
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