Ask a visitor or resident what they love most about St. John and the list is likely to include the ocean, beaches, National Park, snorkeling, beautiful coastlines, tropical weather, and relaxing at a beach bar, toes in the sand, sipping a rum-drink. Looking for a fantastic way to get all of that into one perfect day? Go Boating! Boating is one of the highlights of a vacation to St. John. Visit the boat charters listed below for more information. Let them know whether your group is looking for party-time with your besties, a family vacation, a special wedding outing, or if you are looking for a luxury, exclusive excursion. Also, give them an idea of where you’d like to go, they of course will make suggestions too based on their knowledge of the area. At the end of this page is a section on What to Expect; it covers types of boats, rates, captain, fuel, and other details. Start planning what’s likely to be the best day of your vacation to St. John, your day out boating.
New Horizons II
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business.) Explore St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park aboard a large comfortable powerboat " New Horizons II". Enjoy breathtaking scenery as we cruise around the island, to nearby cays and visit snorkel sites. Be entertained by our captain and crew's pirate stories and tales of island life. This excursion provides you with an open bar all day. Snorkeling equipment and snorkel instruction are available. Reservations are required. We hope to hear from you soon.
New Horizons II Information Request Form
(Hurricane Status: Sonic Charters is open for business and is ready to accommodate all types of groups!) Sonic Charters offers private, custom day trips to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands on 32' Intrepid and 33' Jupiter center console powerboats. We also offer a 50' Sea Ray for a more luxurious experience. While some of the establishments in the BVI and St. John have been impacted, rest assured the waters are still beautiful and the beaches are ready for guests! Many of the snorkeling sites are in great condition and we are excited to continue showing guests one of the best days of their vacations. For relief workers, we are offering our local rate, so $600 plus fuel for our center consoles and $1350 plus fuel for our 50' Sea Ray. We welcome all relief workers and hope to get them out on the water as well.
$50 off with Sonic Charters. Whether you want to party the day away or lay back and unwind, we want to make it happen! We look forward to spending the day with you!
Sonic Charters Information Request Form
Take It Easy
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business.) What do Brad Pitt, Kenny Chesney, and Cate Blanchett all have in common? They all cruised on Take it Easy! Explore the islands in luxury! Completely customizable charters around St. Thomas, St. John and the BVI; the day is yours! Whether it's with family, friends, a wedding party, or private getaway; you will surely enjoy the crystal blue waters and the warm Caribbean sun with TAKE IT EASY. Two luxurious Sea Rays available; accommodating 12 passengers each in comfort and style. Full bar and light snacks included. Learn more on our website, or at www.facebook.com/takeiteasyvi. Check out our excellent reviews on Trip Advisor!
Take It Easy Information Request Form
Full and Half Day Private US and British Virgin Islands Powerboat Charters. Spend the day with us and experience the beauty of St. John, the white sand beaches of Jost van Dyke, snorkel the Caves of Norman Island, or enjoy the Baths in Virgin Gorda! Let us help you create the perfect day. With over twenty years of professional nautical experience, Captain Patrick Cena prides himself on providing guests with comfortable, safe excursions that exceed their expectations. Parties of up to six will ride comfortably in our beautifully appointed 27' Everglades powerboat. For more information visit www.privateercharters.com or email email@example.com. For reservations please call 888-727-0793.
Privateer Charters Information Request Form
Sunshine Daydream Charters
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business. Welcome Cruise ship guests, visitors, relief workers and all you locals that need a fun day on the water!) AFFORDABLE, PRIVATE CHARTERS. Come explore all the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have to offer aboard Sunshine Daydream, your private ,owner-operated boat for the day. Snorkeling, island hopping, beach bars, shopping, whatever your pleasure let us show you the best day of your vacation! Sunshine Daydream offers spacious and comfortable seating in both the sun and shade for up to 8 guests, a large built in cooler stocked with ice and bottled water, top of the line Bluetooth sound system, swim noodles, and all the Coast Guard required safety gear to keep you and your loved ones safe while at sea.
Sunshine Daydream Charters Information Request Form
Beach Bum Boat Rentals
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business.) Don't just "rent a boat"... have the best day of your vacation! We have the largest selection and widest variety of stylish and comfortable boats for rent on St Thomas & St John. Large group? We can accommodate up to 32 people on one boat! Swim with turtles, rays and dolphin, lay on white sand beaches, sip a Painkiller in a hammock at the Soggy Dollar Bar, and enjoy the spectacular beaches of the U.S. & British Virgin Islands. Your captain will customize the perfect day for you. Flexible cruise ship schedules. Reserve your day early, we book up fast!
Beach Bum Boat Rentals Information Request Form
St. John Boat Rental
Home of the $99 gas guarantee with the most professional crew in the islands. Pick from a variety of private charters boats legally certified for up to 12 passengers. We have boats for every budget starting at $450. Call for details (813) 465-2665 or visit stboat.com.
St. John Boat Rental Information Request Form
Island Flyer Catamaran Charters
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business. Offering special rates for relief workers!) Island Flyer is a U.S. Coast Guard Inspected 36' catamaran certified to for up to 12 passengers. The ride is super smooth with plenty of room in the sun or shade. There is a head and private changing area with room below to store your things. Just a big fun boat. Captain and fuel are included! Beer, rum drinks, sodas and water are complementary. Private charters for small groups. Explore the USVI and BVI's. Choose your own itinerary. Call us, tell us what you would like to do, and we'll make it happen! We're all about customer service. We're here to make your trip memorable!
Island Flyer Catamaran Charters Information Request Form
One Love Charters
(Hurricane Status: One Love Charters is fully operational and open for business, we welcome all visitors, cruise ship passengers, relief workers, and locals to spend the day on the water with us, and promise to make it awesome for you!!!) Experience the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands the way the locals do! Book with One Love Charters and you'll be able to visit all the destinations the VI has to offer... Including the ones you can't read about! Whether you want to snorkel beautiful reefs, bar hop beach to beach, or just relax on the boat with an ice cold beverage in hand, One Love Charters will work to make your day with us the highlight of your vacation!
One Love Charters Information Request Form
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business, contact Elixir for 5 Star Service!) Elixir, a sixty foot custom Hatteras Motoryacht is the largest and finest day charter yacht in the Virgin Islands. Allow us to pamper you with an eggs benedict breakfast and filet mignon and lobster tail lunch served to you at a bronze sea turtle table on our shaded aft deck. Enjoy three fabulous snorkel/beachfront stops, top quality snorkel gear, double kayak, fast inflatable, double hammock, giant sun pad, air conditioned salon with Bose home theater system, and our open top shelf bar including vintage wine and champagne. Full day trips and sunset dinner cruises daily. BVI trips available on private charters. Unforgettable!
Elixir Charters Information Request Form
See and Ski Powerboat Rentals
SEE AND SKI IS UP AND RUNNING AFTER HURRICANES IRMA and MARIA!! Mathias, Thomas, our captains and the boats are all safe and sound. Land lines are still down and internet connectivity is intermittent, but you can reach Capt. Thomas at 340-690-2494 and Mathias at 340-227-7497. See and Ski is the choice for chartering a boat by the St. Thomas/St. John community. The fleet features 26' Prowler Cats, powered by fuel efficient and reliable engines, equipped with full biminis for extensive shade coverage, coolers, ample dry storage and freshwater showers for your comfort. Known for their smooth, dry ride, the twin hulls take all sea conditions easily. Island Hop, Beach Bar it, Fish, Dive, Spearfish or Snorkel. Checkout is streamlined. Your itinerary is individual to make it your day! Best Captains in the VI - experienced, knowledgeable & FUN! Explore, play, see & ski, the beauty of the Virgin Islands!
See and Ski Powerboat Rentals Information Request Form
Love City Excursions
Enjoy the best day of your vacation onboard CatZilla; Love City Excursions’ roomy and comfortable world cat power catamaran. On your own private power boat you will snorkel in some of the world’s clearest waters, and sip on delicious beverages while beach and bar hopping through our Caribbean Islands. Legally rated to hold 12 passengers and featuring two large coolers, bottled water, painkillers (local rum drink,) snorkeling gear, pool noodles, and comfortable bean bag chairs; CatZilla is the perfect boat for adults and children alike.
Love City Excursions Information Request Form
Caribbean Blue Boat Charters
AFFORDABLE PRICING for Families & Friends! Rent a Private Boat w/Captain! Our Stylish 36ft Marlins provide a most comfortable ride. Feel the wind as you cruise the islands. Listen to Buffet, Reggae or your choice from our 12 speaker surround sound. Your Day, Your Way! Snorkel w/ turtles, rays & tropical fish. Explore around St. John, visit The Baths, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Willy T's or relax on a beautiful beach. Call us today to help design an unforgettable trip! All things are possible! Includes seating up to 12ppl, snorkel gear & bathroom. Our Captains are FUN & experienced. Visit TripAdvisor/Facebook. Call or Text, we book up fast!
Caribbean Blue Boat Charters Information Request Form
Aqua Blue Charters
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business. And operating special tour for cruise ship passengers to swim with turtles!) Aqua Blue Charters is owner-operated, so we can provide you personalized service for your best day of island hopping in the BVI and USVI. Create your itinerary with your private captain and tour guide before your trip. From snorkeling in St. John and the Indians, lunch at the Willy T or on Jost Van Dyke to sipping afternoon drinks at Soggy Dollar, the day is yours. We believe our expert knowledge of the best cruising area in the world will exceed all of your expectations. Our boat Mojo, comes with snorkeling gear, drinking water, ice, tons of shade and bean bag chairs to provide the most comfortable ride possible.
Aqua Blue Charters Information Request Form
Island Roots Charters
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business.) PRIVATE CHARTERS within your BUDGET! Knowledgeable local captains. Boats of varying size and price range. Guaranteed the BEST DAY of your vacation! FULL DAY trips starting as low as $450.
Island Roots Charters Information Request Form
Lion In Da Sun
Lion In Da Sun uses a 28ft Scout powerboat providing stability, speed, and open bow seating while island hopping on a day trip. Discover what the area is known for; snorkeling, beachside restaurants and bars and white sand beaches. Visit the BVI islands of Jost Van Dyke and Norman Island or head to the Baths for the day. Stay in U.S. waters and see all of what St. John has to offer in the bays and cays surrounding the island. Ultimately the entire trip is up to you; we are however more than pleased to help you design it and then boat you to the best day of your vacation!
Lion In Da Sun Information Request Form
(Hurricane Status: Open for Business. Best way to reach us right now is text message.) Explore the USVI or BVIs on board of our comfortable 32 FS Regulator Powerboat with twin Yamaha 250s. It has cushioned, forward-facing seating and will provide a comfortable, dry ride. Join us on a day trip, half day trip or sunset cruise out of Cruz Bay, St. John. Our experienced Captains Steve and Tyler can take you anywhere in the USVI or BVI: Jost van Dyke, Norman Island, Willy T, Peter Island, Cooper Island, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada... and will make sure you have a great day on the water. You can also use our new Easybreath Full Face Masks for free on your charter trip.
Rockhoppin' Charters Information Request Form
What to Expect: St. John Boat Rental and Charter Costs
There are a variety of options when it comes to boat rentals in St. John. Boats include 25’-35’, 36’-44’ to 45’-50’; and are center consoles, catamarans, or sport cruisers. Many boat charters cater to groups of 6, but several can accommodate 10 or 12 passengers. Prices vary by type of boat, size, capacity, and amenities. A half day charter on a center console averages $400-$600; and on a Sea Ray around $750-$900 for a half day. For a full day rental on a center console the range is $500-$1000; and full day on a Sea Ray about $1,300-$4,000. Meals are generally not included; some boats do have snacks and a few include ice, soft drinks, and water. You are welcome to bring your own or stop at a beachfront bar for lunch and refreshments. Check whether the captain’s fee is included in the rate or additional. Captain’s rates are around $100 for half day, $150 for full day. Very few boat rentals are available bareboat; and the few that do require the renter to have strong knowledge of the area’s waters. Fuel is another consideration; it is included in some boat rental rates, for others its additional based on usage. How much fuel is used is a factor of boat type and of distance traveled. Budget $75-$200 for fuel on a half day boat trip, and $150-$300 for a full day. Want to head over to the British Virgin Islands on your boat trip? It belongs to another country; and there will be a custom’s fee charges of around $45-$50 a person. If you explore and play within the U.S. Virgin Islands, then there are no additional fees related to customs. Gratuity is usually not included in the boat rental rates; and your captain and crew appreciate tips. All figures are provided for reference only, and are subject to change.