One of the most fun things to do on vacation is eat, drink and be merry! We know you deserve it, that’s why your day out with Ocean Runner includes the perfect pairing of sun, fun, food and drink. Cruz Bay, St. John is a great place to start and end your day. There are a bevy of great restaurants and bars to check out. One of our favorites is the High Tide Bar and Seafood Restaurant, and their street-side spot The Dock. The Dock has great breakfast foods to-go, like breakfast burritos. If you are looking for your daily brew, head across the park over to Cruz Bay Landing’s coffee bar where you can get the best cold coffee on the island! If you are in the mood for juice, head over towards the Post Office and across the street to Thomas’ Juice Bar. We recommend the fresh coconut, with a splash of rum!

Ocean Runner is a powerboat company that rents to people and is located in St. John in the USVI their boats are moored in Cruz Bay, and this is a photo of the boats on their mooring
You will see Ocean Runner’s fleet right out front of High Tide in Cruz Bay

Once we are out on the water, the islands are yours to explore! Our captains will gladly help plan your itinerary and share our guests’ top recommendations. You can also read about them on our Trip Advisor page. We picked out a few of our favorites to share with photos and videos right here in our website. The bars are our favorites for the food and drink, and what happens after a few good rounds! A word of advice, trust your captain’s recommendations and let yourself go someplace else! If you are at Foxy’s, be sure to try the Lime n’ the Coconut. Once you get to White Bay, take all your pain away at the Soggy Dollar Bar (Home of the Painkiller!), or slip down to Gertrude’s to experience a pour-your-own-drink bar.

Foxys bar is on Jost Van Dyke and is the best bar for sailors and boaters to come and see the life on Jost
Foxy is the man behind the bar, guitar and the scene on Jost Van Dyke!
This is a photo of a roti, a curried dish in a flour wrap that is found in the Caribbean
Roti is a delicious local food, like a Caribbean burrito!

Many of our guests rave about their meals at the Pirates Bight on Norman Island. It is a perfect follow-up after a swim and snorkel and the Caves and Indians, so add that to your itinerary if you are going to Caves and Indians. (Check out our map on the homepage to get a sense of distances and directions.) One of our favorite local dishes is called Roti. Roti is made from a soft flour wrap filled with Caribbean-style curried chicken. Try it with some Caribbean hot sauce on the side for a truly local taste!

Jumping off the Willy T Floating Bar is a tourist destination in the British Virgin Islands, on Norman Island in the Bight
Jumping off the Willy T is a rite of passage for many in the Caribbean!

There is no reason to just stop at one place, so tempt yourself to keep exploring! We have a lot of experience traveling through the Virgin Islands and can keep up if you can! It is always fun to take guests to the famous Willy T Floating Bar and Grill where body shots, fake tattoos and deep water diving are everyday affairs!

We hope our recommendations will help you plan your perfect day. Feel free to ask us questions on our Facebook page.

  • “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