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Our Captains

Experienced Local Captains

It’s not by coincidence that our team of knowledgeable and experienced local captains spend as much time on the sea as most people do in their “nine-to-five” office. We do it because it’s what we love, what we know, and what we do best!

We’re happy to offer advice on what to look for while snorkeling underwater, point out different aspects of the surrounding natural wonders, spin a story or two about the history and local folklore of the islands, top off the ice in your cold cocktail or just turn up the tunes, kick back, relax and let you enjoy the ride.

Jason Siska–  Owner and operator of Island Roots Charters. Born and raised on the island of St. John, he has spent the better half of his life exploring the surrounding waters. As a 50 Ton USCG licensed captain and a PADI certified dive instructor, Jason has logged countless hours ON and IN the water.

His experiences include sailing, cruising, free diving, SCUBA diving, fishing, spear fishing, lobstering and snorkeling. A true renaissance man of the sea, his skills were even put to the test in 2008 as a competitor on the hit reality TV show, SURVIVOR, in Palau, Micronesia.

Thomas Hanna– A native to the Carolina shores, he relocated to St. John nearly a decade ago to join his sister in the island life. No stranger to the local waters, Captain Thomas has surfed on or dove beneath more of the Virgin Islands reef system than most might think possible!

A licensed 50 ton USCG captain, he is ready to show you the best of the US and British Virgin Islands. His love of the ocean and contagious youthful energy will be sure to guarantee a day worth remembering with Island Roots Charters.