USVI | St John & St Thomas

Ocean Safari offers Snorkeling and Fishing Charters, please read the relevant titles below.


Fishing Charters

Offshore Fishing

Join us for the best adventure of your vacation. Our top of the line 37′ Calypso Boats will get you to the fishing grounds in comfort. Catch Mahi Mahi, tuna, Wahoo, sailfish and marlin offshore or stay closer in and catch king mackerel, snapper, grouper, and jacks. We offer 4, 6, 8, and 10 hour private trips for up to 8 guests.

Inshore Fishing

Ocean Surfari’s Per Person inshore bottom fishing trip offers guests the opportunity to experience outstanding saltwater fishing action at a lower cost for small parties and single anglers.  We fish deep water reefs in 60 to 130 feet of water near St Thomas.  The trip requires a minimum of 4 guests to make it economically feasible to go.  The 4 guests do not have to be in the same group, it is an open shared vessel between groups.  The maximum number of guests is 6.

More Info

Departing from American Yacht Harbor in St. Thomas (complimentary St. John pick-up is also available) No fishing license or experience is required for recreational fishing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To confirm your charter booking, a $300 deposit is required plus an $18 booking fee. 

What’s Included

  • An experienced captain piloting the boat
  • Fuel
  • Beer, soft drinks, water, and ice
  • All bait and fishing tackle (live bait when available)
  • You can keep what you catch on your trip
  • All U.S. Coast Guard-required safety equipment


Snorkeling Charters


Do It All Dinner Trip: Snorkel, Pizza & Sunset Cruise

Join us aboard Reef Surfari for the Do It All Dinner Trip where we head to 2 snorkel stops, eat fresh baked pizza and enjoy an open bar sunset cruise all in one trip. We head to two snorkel locations in the Virgin Islands National Park around St John to look for turtles, beautiful coral and a plethora of tropical fish. After snorkeling, we will pick up pizza, included in the cost of the trip, at Pizza PI in Christmas Cove of Great St. James or Ronnie’s Pizza in Cruz Bay. The bar will be open with rum punch, painkillers, sodas and water for your refreshment. After pizza, we will cruise through the islands around St. Thomas and St. John while the captain tells stories about the islands, the mate tends the open bar and we watch the sunset.

Pizza Pi Sunset Cruise

Join us on a sunset pizza cruise around Pillsbury Sound aboard our new 47’ power catamaran Reef Surfari. In the winter, we will depart From American Yacht Harbor in St Thomas at 4 pm and head to the beach in Cruz Bay to pick up our St John guests at 4:15 pm. From there we head to Pizza Pi, a sailboat turned craft pizza kitchen in Christmas Cove of Great St James Island to pick up our fresh-baked pizzas. The bar onboard will be open with beer, sodas, painkillers and rum punch while we cruise around and enjoy the sunset. Our St. John guests will get dropped off at 6:45 pm and then we return to St. Thomas at 7 pm. In the summer, times will be adjusted 30 minutes later departing at 4:30 pm and returning at 7:30 pm.

St. James Snorkel And Pizza Party

Join us for a morning snorkel and pizza lunch around Little and Great St James in the St Thomas East End Reserves marine sanctuary. We leave from P dock at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook at 9am and head to St John to pick up guests on the beach in Cruz Bay at 9:20. From there we cruise over to a snorkel spot to see beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish at Little St James. Next, we head to Christmas Cove at Great St James for another fantastic snorkel while we wait for our fresh pizza lunch to be delivered via dinghy from Pizza PI, the sailboat famous for their pizza kitchen. Sodas, water, beer, rum punch and painkillers are available with the open bar (alcohol is served AFTER snorkeling is done). After an early lunch, we cruise back to St John to drop our guests off at 12 and then head back to St Thomas at 12:30.

Pizza, snacks, drinks and snorkel gear are all included. Full facemask are also available for rental and new mouth pieces are available for purchase.

National Park Snorkeling Excursion – 2 Locations

Leave from from picture perfect Red Hook Harbor on St. Thomas or the beach in Cruz Bay St John. Cruise to the St John National Park and USVI’s best spots for snorkeling aboard the island’s newest snorkel boat, Ocean Surfari’s 47 foot ‘Reef Surfari’. Over 40% of Virgin Islands National Park is underwater! The best way to enjoy this spectacular underwater National Park is by boat. Our new boat is fast, safe and provides the perfect transport to the area’s clearest, most exciting waters for snorkeling. Spacious and comfortable, with plenty of shade aboard.


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