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Fishing Charters in St. John

St John Fishing and Boating Charters

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A day on the water is always recommended and is often the highlight of a St. John vacation. Whether you’re looking for group or private charters, power or sail boat, British Virgin Islands or local trips, we can assist you with planning and reserving a memorable excursion. Below are several of the many options available to you for booking charters for St John boating and fishing excursions. Our experienced concierge staff will help you find and reserve the right charter just for you.

Contact our Concierge for assistance in reserving your St John fishing and/or boating charter.  We can also assist with arranging scuba diving or snorkeling adventures during your vacation.  Submit your request here or by calling/texting 340-227-9255

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Ocean Runner

Ocean Runner is the most convenient and affordable place for boat rentals and chartered trips in the USVI. We offer day trips, boat rentals, guided tours, chartered trips, captained vessels and bare boating (for experienced boaters only).  We offer a wide range of rental options to accommodate up to 12 guests and make your day on the water the best day of your visit to the islands. We are also one of the few companies to offer bare-boating for the experienced boater who wants to explore the Virgin Islands themselves.  We look forward to helping you realize your dream vacation in the Caribbean Virgin Islands. We hope to see you soon!

Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty can be chartered for your own private day in the Virgin Islands. You may choose our popular “5 stop, 4 island” BVI tour or you may customize your own trip to create your own special day. Options include most BVI destinations: The Baths, Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Spit, Norman Island, and much more! Let our experienced crew help you create the ideal itinerary based on your preferences.

With Bad Kitty and Bad Kitty 2 in our fleet we are able to accommodate large groups (up to 66 guests). If you are looking an event sure to please all, this is the answer. Let us make your party, wedding, or corporate retreat THE most memorable day.

  • Trips leave from St. John or St. Thomas (please ask about other options)
  • Private Trips Include:
    • Continental Breakfast (fresh baked breakfast breads, tropical fruit, water, soda, and juices)
    • Full Premium Open Bar after snorkel stop (Beer, Wine, Painkillers, Bloody Mary’s, Champagne, Mimosas, Vodka, Gin, Rum)
    • Snorkel Gear and Instruction

Palm Tree Charters

Spend a day with Captain Jimmy Key in fuel-efficient comfort aboard Palma Bella, a 26-foot Glacier Bay power catamaran. And, while Captain Jimmy is knowledgeable and more than happy to help you plan your day, whether snorkeling, beach-hopping or just cruising, where you go is ultimately up to you.

Busy Bee

Busy Bee Charters offers private half day and full day trips visiting some of the best hard to reach snorkel stops around St. John. Our location in Coral Bay makes us perfectly situated for half day trip with a stop at Lime Out. We also offer private or small group diving for up to 6 people. Gear and fuel is included in all trips. We have a variety of snorkel gear and accessories for sale at our shop. Please visit our website for more information.

El Gato

El Gato is a 2009 Robertson and Caine Leopard 37’ Powercat. She features outdoor and indoor dining areas, a roomy fly bridge, a fully equipped galley, and spacious saloon with navigation station. The layout consists of 2 cabins and 2 heads with plenty of storage space, ventilation and lighting, providing ideal comfort while aboard.

Sunshine Day Dream Charters

Come enjoy the “Best of the USVI” with Sunshine Daydream Charters! No passports? No problem! Many of our guests are opting to spend time in US waters these days. By doing so, you can save yourself the extra time and money involved with British customs, while still enjoying world class snorkeling, sightseeing and delicious food and beverages at LIME OUT (taco boat), ZOZO’S H2O (on Lovango Cay) or PIZZA PI (pizza boat).

On your 5 hour “Best of the USVI” charter, we can circumnavigate St. John, making 2-3 snorkel stops at some beautiful offshore reefs only accessible by boat. Or if floating around on a noodle while enjoying a cold beverage in our crystal clear waters is more your speed, we can do that too!

Worked up an appetite from all the snorkeling and swimming? Let’s stop at Lime Out in Coral Bay, St John for some delicious tacos and tasty craft cocktails! More in the mood for pizza? Let’s make our lunch stop at Pizza Pi, located in Christmas Cove off of St Thomas.

This trip is an excellent way to explore the beauty of the U.S. Virgin Islands while avoiding the time and money involved with customs over in the British Virgin Islands.  Let Sunshine Daydream Charters help you plan a memorable day on the water enjoying your “Best of the USVI” charter!


Bad Kitty

Full day group charter to BVI

Includes: Continental breakfast, open bar after snorkel stop, snorkel equipment and instruction

If you want to see the British Virgin Islands but aren’t sure which islands to visit, Bad Kitty is the way to go! In one day trip you can see 4 islands in 5 stops: Spanish Town and The Baths on Virgin Gorda, lunch on Cooper Island, snorkeling at Norman Island, and an afternoon at White Bay on Jost Van Dyke.

Bad Kitty and Bad Kitty 2 are 49 foot power catamarans built to provide both speed and comfort. Enjoy the ride on the top sun deck or inside in the shade. The boat is equipped with fresh water for rinsing off and a stern stairway providing easy access in and out of the water.


Half day, full day, Jost Van Dyke, sunset sails, and private charters

Public trips include: Open bar, snorkel gear, light snacks

Kekoa is a beautiful and unique 55 foot hand built catamaran with black sails, silver hulls, and a deck that glows blue at night. She has ample seating on the deck including comfortable bean bag chairs and hammocks, plus plenty of space in the shaded cockpit where there is also a wet bar and a bathroom. For easy water access, there is a stairway that lowers right into the water. Kekoa offers half day morning and afternoon or full day St. John local sailing trips which are all fantastic for families with children, romantic sunset sails, an exciting day trip to Jost Van Dyke, and a unique combination snorkel and sunset sail.



Sailing on Helios in the Virgin Island can be one of the most memorable days spent on your vacation.  The Virgin Island are a popular destination for sailors, with near constant trade winds, all-year round high temperatures and dazzling white sandy beaches lapped by tranquil, clear turquoise waters.  This can include exploring many of the island and Cays, all excellent snorkeling spots teeming with fish and coral. Your lunch is included with beverages and very open bar!


Charter Calypso for your own private sail for full day or half day excursion or a sunset cruise. Calypso is 40′ sailing catamaran based in Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Calypso has ample seating for up to 32 guests with a forward seating bench for sun lovers or covered seating within our open cockpit. Guests are welcomed to lounge on our forward trampoline while at a snorkel stop or on a mooring. She is also equipped with plenty of snorkeling equipment for your underwater adventures.

You may choose from the selection of our popular sails such as Jost Van Dyke, Waterlemon Cay or Half Day Snorkeling. Customize your own trip with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable staff to create your own special day. Hold your rehearsal dinner or wedding party on board. Let us host your Bachelor or bachelorette party to Jost Van Dyke, . Also great for corporate retreats and team building.

What could possibly be more romantic than sailing the blue waters around St. John. Let us arrange everything for your wedding party including cake and music. Whether you are planning on an after party or a bachelor / bachelorette party we can work around your vision to make your special day exactly as you planned.

Full day trips include continental breakfast (assorted Breakfast Breads and Sliced Fresh Fruit), open bar (Beer, Wine, Painkillers, Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Champagne, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Juices, Sodas and Water), and snorkel gear with instruction.


Explore the white sand beaches and snorkel in the pristine bays of the US & British Virgin Islands aboard Kekoa.

Make any of Kekoa’s sailing trips a private event for just you and your guests and have Kekoa and her crew all to yourselves. Kekoa is a wonderful 55′ catamaran and is a US Coast Guard certified to carry as many as 78 passengers for all domestic trips and 55 guests for sails to the British Virgin Islands.

Cimmaron Yacht Charters

Cimarron Yacht Charters sails from Cruz Bay, St John US Virgin Islands from November – June and from July – October, Cimarron can be found sailing in Mid-coast Maine. All charters in the Virgin Islands include an open bar and snacks. Domestic trips (in US waters) also include lunch. On international trips, we will stop at The Soggy Dollar Bar for lunch (not included). No need to bring your own snorkel gear, Cimarron has plenty on board that you can use.

Salty Dog Day Charters

S/V SELKIE is fitted with traditional tanbark sails and all the expected refinements of a mighty Yar Yacht! Come explore St. John USVI and nearby Jost van Dyke, BVI’s for a memorable day on the water!

Salty Dog Day Sails offers dynamic, fun and affordable trip itineraries within the US Virgin Islands. A full day on the water is a dynamic balance between exhilarating sailing and delightful snorkeling. On all our excursions we visit the best snorkel locations, often not the same bays and reefs listed in the guidebooks which are no longer in healthy condition. US waters trips with Salty Dog Day Sails include off the beaten track sites that are often places you cannot get to by car like some of St. Thomas and St. John’s idyllic neighboring cays like Lovango, Congo, Henley & Whistling Cays or the marine preserve at Greater St. James called Christmas Cove. We also explore the Us Virgin Islands National Park, snorkel at Waterlemon Cay in Leinster Bay, St. John.


Survivan is a 46 ft. Jeanneau Sloop with all the amenities. The largest of all the monohull charters on St. John, offering plenty of room, and a full bimini for plenty of shade. Survivan handles waves and wind with a stable comfort that you just won’t get with a smaller boat.

The boat is kept clean, uncluttered, and fully maintained to safe charter boat standards. She has a clean, easy to use restroom below and a freshwater shower off the stern (if you want to rinse off after snorkeling.) Snorkeling in St. John’s crystal clear water is a breeze with the open stern and easy swim ladder.

Wayward Sailor

Sailing & Snorkeling on the S/V Wayward Sailor. Full days, 1/2  days, BVI, (private) Sunset Sails. Weddings & Vow Renewals by Capt./Rev. Phil Chalker

Cloud 9 Sailing Adventures

Half day, full day, Jost Van Dyke, sunset sails, and private charters for up to 10 passengers

Includes: Open bar, snorkel gear, snacks and lunch (on full day local trips only)

There are two Cloud 9s — both luxurious Beneteau sailing sloops. Each offers comfortable shaded seating under its Bimini top as well as ample sun drenched relaxation on the spacious foredeck. The swim platform of the back provides easy water access for swimming and snorkeling. There is also a bathroom down below


Double Header Sportfishing

Double Header has two 35′ and one 40′ boat available for charter.  All equipment and bait are provided and the guest can keep up to 20 lbs. of fish per charter (30 lbs. on a full day) which they will fillet for you.  The boats are also equipped with a bathroom.

Mixed Bag

All trips are custom designed to fit your schedule depart from the Westin Resort on St John 6 person maximum.  Tackle, bait, ice & beverages provided.  We specialize in Live Bait! Blue and White Marlin, Shark, Tuna, Dolphin, Mahi, and Wahoo.

Low Key Watersports

Low Key Watersports is a PADI five-star IDC facility and offers numerous dive and snorkel trips that go out daily. If you aren’t certified and are interested in taking the class, join their Discover SCUBA course. If you are already certified head out for two tank dives in the morning or afternoon. Night dives, wreck dives and shore dives are also available!

  • Daily dive trips in the morning or afternoon
  • Includes: Dive equipment