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.
Featured Powerboat Rentals
Stormy Pirates Boat Charters
A boat day will be the BEST Day of your Virgin Islands vacation! Stormy Pirates Boat Charters has the boats to fit every sized group and budget. Power boats and Sail boats ranging from 26' - 42'. We are a locally owned and family operated business offering Full Day & Half Day charters through both the U.S. & British Virgin Islands. Let us customize a Private Trip for your group or join one of our Scheduled Charters at Per Person Pricing.
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.
New Horizons & Breakaway Charters
Explore St. John and the Virgin Islands National Park, or head over to the British Virgin Islands to visit its famous islands and beach bars aboard a large comfortable powerboat "New Horizons II". Enjoy breathtaking scenery as we cruise around the islands, to nearby cays, to the Baths in Virgin Gorda, Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke 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 look forward to hearing from you.
Salty Daze Charters
We’d like to introduce ourselves, St. John’s VETERAN owned, Salty Daze Charters USVI. My husband, Justin (US Navy), and I have a beautiful and robust 31′ Mako Cuddy cabin boat, decked out to get 6 people to their destination quickly and comfortably. Want to Fish? We’ve got that too! Qualified Captains with over 20 years fishing experience! We are fully legal and permitted with the US Coast Guard and National Parks, decked out with new E-Sea Rider bean bag chairs, a thumpin stereo system, brand new snorkel gear, a dry cabin to store your goods, onboard bathroom, tons of cooler space, plus you get a free @saltydazeusvi cocktail cup or a koozie for your beer!
Sunshine Daydream Charters
Come explore all the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have to offer aboard one of Sunshine Daydream Charters two spacious World Cat boats. Snorkeling, island hopping, beach bars, shopping, whatever your pleasure let us show you the best day of your vacation! Sunshine Daydream boats offer spacious and comfortable seating in both the sun and shade for up to 12 guests, or combine both boats for parties of up to 20! Your charter includes a Coast Guard licensed Captain, cooler stocked with ice and water, top of the line snorkel gear, Bluetooth stereo, swim noodles, and all the Coast Guard required safety gear to keep you and your loved ones safe while at sea.
Aqua Blue Charters
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.
Local Legend Charters
We are a locally owned and family operated charter boat company offering unique day trip adventures throughout the USVI and BVI. Based in the U. S. Virgin Islands, we are proud to have some of the most skilled and experienced captains in the business. Our captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed and have expert local knowledge of our waters having been raised and trained in the Virgin Islands by generations of accomplished sailors. Our comfortable 32-foot center console Cape Horn powerboats ensure a fun and smooth ride as you explore secret coves, beautiful beaches, hidden grottos and other incredible destinations only reachable by sea.
Take It Easy
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!
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.
St. John Boat Rental
Home of 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.
Local Mocean Charters
Local Mocean Charters offers one of the most comfortable boats you can charter. The 35' Intrepid is top of the line and here to take you out for one of the best days of your vacation. We can find turtles, snorkel the reefs, explore the unexplored or do a little fishing. Captain Tony is born and raised and loves to show you all of his favorite spots in his back yard. "Salt & Pepper is Certified to carry up to 12 passengers to where ever your heart desires. We can do Baths, Treasure Island, Soggy Dollar, or any other of our island favorites.
Island Roots Charters
With capacity and seating for up to 12 passengers, our boat OFFERS THE MOST AFFORDABLE DAY CHARTER IN ITS CLASS! Spacious, seaworthy and incredibly stable, the vessel is perfectly suited for Caribbean island hopping. In operation for the last 8 years, we are extremely proud to continue offering, what we think, is one of the safest, most fun and memorable day trips out of St. John. Ask about our CELEBRITY CAPTAIN who appeared on the CBS series SURVIVOR!
Lion In Da Sun
Lion In Da Sun Charters (est. 2003) uses a 28ft Scout and an economical 26ft Twin Vee power catamaran for private, customized day charters. Both provide stability, speed, and all-around seating while island hopping, snorkeling, and visiting beaches and bars. Visit the British Virgin Islands or stay local (no passport required) and explore the bays and cays surrounding St John and St Thomas. Enjoy lunch at Lime Out, the Pizza Boat, Secret Harbor, Water Island, or in Cruz Bay! Our locally experienced captains are eager to describe every destination along the way, and help you decide where to go. It’s your day, your way!
One Love Charters
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!
Sonic Charters has a full suite of offerings for day charters to the US and British Virgin Islands. The company offers private, custom day trips on their 32' Intrepid, center console, 33' Jupiter, and 37' center console powerboats as well as offer a 50' Sea Ray and 58' Viking Princess Yachts for more luxurious experiences. With five boats to choose from, Sonic has something for everyone and can cater to couples on their honeymoon to extended families of 12!
$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!Book Now
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.