A BOAT TOUR IS A GREAT WAY TO SEE ST. JOHN AND OTHER VIRGIN ISLANDS. EXPLORE THE CARIBBEAN SEA!
If you are looking to get out and explore the Virgin Islands, and we recommend that you do, consider booking one of many highly ranked boat excursions. Boat Tour is the #1 thing to do in St. John according to Trip Advisor. Be sure to budget accordingly. Bring your passport. And make sure that you have cash to cover customs charges, where applicable.
Check out these options:
Palm Tree Charters
For a truly customizable experience, try Palm Tree Charters. They have two boats ready for private booking for up to 6 guests. Their website touts that your cruise will be unique to you. You choose where to go based on telling them what you'd like to do. And it looks like they really know their stuff based on their reviews. If you want snorkeling, they will deliver. Looking for a unique island bar? They know just the spot. Make sure to bring your passport and other items you'd typically take for a beach outing (snorkel gear, drinks and snacks, towels, camera, sunscreen). They provide an ice-filled cooler.
COST: $695 Charter Fee, $45/person Customs & Fees, + Fuel*
Lion In Da Sun
Also highly ranked with similar reviews and experience, Lion In Da Sun is another private charter company. In addition to full day trips, they offer half day options from 8:30am-1:30pm. They also accept credit cards as payment for the trip which can be helpful if you don't have a lot of cash or a check on hand.
FULL DAY COST: $500 Charter Fee, $45/person Customs & Fees, + Fuel*
HALF DAY COST: $650 Charter Fee ($75/per over 6 passengers), $40/person Customs & Fees, + Fuel*
Kekoa Sailing Expeditions
If power boats aren't your thing, try a sailing expedition. Trip cost is per person with your choice of four options: Jost Van Dyke, St John Full Day, St John Half Day, and Sunset Sail. Prices range from $130 per person to $75 per person. Like other boat trips, sunscreen is recommended, but only the non-aerosol (non-spray) kind.
*Please visit respective sites to confirm pricing.
With all the snorkeling around St. John, and the National Park, they are not allowed and frowned upon to say the least.
Hop over to St. Thomas to rent or tour.