Plan the Best Day of Your Vacation

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Ocean Runner will be your guide to paradise!

How do you plan the best day of your vacation? Once you have made the choice to come to St. John, the next thing to do is make a plan to get out on the water! Ocean Runner captains are great at sharing their local knowledge and will help you plan your perfect day. Whether you want to explore the reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park, or destinations abroad in the British Virgin Islands, you will have the time of your life going on a boat trip with Ocean Runner Powerboat Rentals.

Not too long ago, St. John was hardly a tourist destination. It was too remote for most travelers. There were multiple flight connections and other obstacles that made St. John tough to reach. Now, there are direct flights from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, Newark, Baltimore, Charlotte, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami to St. Thomas. Plus, modern living has taken out some of the less pleasurable variables of island life (lack of imports) and moved St. John up the list of desirable vacation destinations. In fact, St. John was written up by the forever fashionable Vogue (Ha ha, we don’t even wear shoes here!) as one of the top vacation destinations in the world this year!

Of course, we wanted you to be able to locate us when you got here, so we applied to be officially located on Google Maps. Don’t worry, this does not mean that you will be seen walking around town on Google Street View. St. John is still very much an “off-the-grid” experience. (We sort of like it that way and we think you will too!) You will notice when you drive around the island, there are very few street signs, and even fewer cell phone towers. Most places are known by their name, not by an address. It is part of the charm of the island, and one way to be sure you get lost in the moment!

The number of beautiful islands in and around St. John make boating especially fun. There is a certain sense of freedom that comes from speeding around their craggy cliffs and stopping for a swim along their white sandy shores. It is invigorating and well-deserved! Pronounced ‘keys’, these small islands, or cays, are surrounded by delicate fringing reefs that require local-knowledge to approach safely. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Ocean Runner captains are invested in maintaining our reputation for excellence. This includes knowing their home and guide you to the best spots! For example, we can take you into the Virgin Island National Park for snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay, or to an uninhabited island, where you might just have a private beach. If you have your passport, then you are ready to travel to Cooper Island, Norman Island and Jost Van Dyke for an afternoon of pure merriment in the BVIs.

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Ocean Runner finally made it on the map!

We consistently get five star reviews on Trip Advisor because we offer the full package – great captains, reliable powerboat rental options. You could explore with us every day of your vacation and still never see the same sights twice! More than likely, you will find a favorite spot, and want to return to time and time again. Ocean Runner will be here to take you there! So, come on! Let yourself go “off-the-grid” and Ocean Runner be your guide to paradise! Book your ticket and make your reservation with Ocean Runner today. When you come to town, have your first Rum Punch at the High Tide restaurant next to the ferry dock. Look across the clear teal waters, look for the green tops of the Ocean Runner fleet. Now you know where to meet us for your day out on the waters with us! See you soon!

  • “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