Getting the Right Captain For Your Boat Trip

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Captain Ollie is one of the finest captains around!

It doesn’t take much to make a good day on the water go sour. Ask anyone who has spent time at sea. A motor that hasn’t been maintained, a weather system that wasn’t tracked, or worse, can all lead to costing you time and money. You need the right captain for your boat trip, and we only hire the best! Many of the locations you will want to visit are best seen at certain times of day when the sunlight is right, and there aren’t crowds of people. This requires the local knowledge and expertise our captains are known for demonstrating. You may hear about one place, read about another, and wonder, “How am I going to get the most out of my vacation?” Let our captains help you out! We know the most efficient ways to get between the U.S. and the British Virgin Islands for day excursions, and Ocean Runner boats are by far the most are reliable, fast, and comfortable. So you can cruise in style from one destination to the next!

We don’t mess around with making a quick buck, because we are here to stay. We only charge you for the fuel you use and can estimate how much you can expect to use down to the gallon. After being in business for so many years, we know how valuable it is to be able to deliver consistently good customer service. That’s why we only hire the best captains who have the skills, experience and knowledge to take you and your family out on the water. We pay attention to a captain’s personality and only hire captains who have proven that they can maintain their professionalism while making you laugh with a good joke – just check out our captains’ Trip Advisor reviews! So, you don’t have to worry about getting aboard with a Captain Ron-like character who will lead you astray and waste your day!

No matter whether you are hoping to share the wonders of the underwater world with your kids, or find a secluded beach to unwind on with your lover, your captain will plan your perfect day. They make your safety and comfort a top priority, share our customers’ recommendations, and help guide you to your dream vacation day! We know how hard you work to get here. You deserve to be able to relax with confidence. So, book your boat trip with Ocean Runner today! We will maintain the professionalism that ensures your safety and happiness!

Always trust your captain’s recommendations! We monitor daily weather conditions and know what the wave and currents will be like throughout the day at different locations. We also pay attention to where other charter boats may be moored or anchored throughout the day. Our attention to these details allows us to give you expert recommendations. 


  • “Lobsters, Snorkeling and Cliff Jumping..oh my!” "We spent a glorious day with Captain Morgan! This was our first trip to the area and he managed to cram in a ton of activities and sights while still allowing us to just relax and take a slow, chill vacation day. There were 4 of us--two adults and our young adult children. He picked us up from St. Thomas and took the time to figure out what we wanted--rather than just taking us to a standard cookie cutter list of places. Over the course of the day we snorkeled and swam on quiet beaches, ate freshly cooked lobster at Sidney's, explored the area and capped off the afternoon with a leap off of a 40 foot cliff into the deep blue sea. Pure perfection. Morgan was friendly and fun. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing day on the water!"    
    David C
  • "Our family of four spent the day with Jeremy as our Captain. He let us pick our day along with some of his suggestions. We ended up snorkeling at the Norman Island Caves and The Indians. Had a fabulous lunch at Pirates Bight , drinks and jumps at Willy T and finally spent some time at Jost Van Dyke and the beach . Jeremy was professional, friendly and we always felt safe. Would definitely recommend Ocean Runner for anyone looking for a day on the water." Visited July 2015
    Debbie S
  • "What an experience. Took a trip to the British VI's to see the Bath's, Caves at Norman Island and Jost Van Dyke. Hired Ocean Runner to take us there for a full day trip. Captain Tom Larson took care of us like we were his own family. He was so knowledgeable when it came to the history of the islands surrounding St. John and the BVI's. Highly recommend Captain Larson and Ocean Runner for your excursions out of St. John."
    John S
  • "The boat we rented from Ocean Runner was well-maintained, the staff were courteous and obviously experienced, and the advice and service excellent!  We would strongly recommend OR to anyone seeking a powerboat rental while visiting St John."
    Dana - Nashville
  • "We have used Ocean Runner quite a few times during our family vacations and always have had a wonderful day. Last year we had a larger group and had to use another company. The difference was obvious from the get-go. Of course we enjoyed the day - it's impossible not to - but the overall experience was not up to what we have enjoyed with Ocean Runner."
    Janet - Massachusetts