Rock the Park in the Virgin Islands

A guest aboard Ocean Runner dives deep into the sea
Rock the Park with Ocean Runner so that you can dive deep, explore, unwind and cut loose, stress free with the whole family!

A few months ago Ocean Runner was called to help out the crew of the ABC hit television show “Rock the Park” for the Virgin Islands National Park episode. We were thrilled to get the call to help out, especially since our captains have worked with television and film crews before on projects such as HGTV’s International House Hunters. We knew we could help them get the right shots and make the most of their production time!

Tremendous! Entertainment produces the hit show and had their crew ready to go on the day of the shoot. We ended up working together really well with Steven Shega and his crew at Tremendous! Entertainment. They were professional, prepared and efficient, and so were our crew! Now, all of that teamwork, coordination and hard work has paid off! Today, “Rock the Park – Virgin Islands National Park” episode airs on ABC. You can stay tuned and watch the full episode on HULU tomorrow, April 10th.

There are more than 300 sites in the United States that are protected for you to enjoy and explore. Two of these sites are located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. These two protected sites are part of our Nation’s treasures, and a big part of why St. John is still a natural wonderland. We cherish the land and sea here, and are so grateful that it is protected for future generations to learn from and enjoy! We even made our own video to inform boaters about how to cruise our National Park waters safely so that the park is here for our children, and their children, and their children! (Yes, it is a family affair at Ocean Runner!)

A big thank you to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and the USVI Film Office for helping to bring the beauty of the U.S. Virgin Islands to life for our friends and family!

  • “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