OUR STORY

From the inshore reefs to where deep ocean waters meet, Ocean Surfari provides a unique experience on the water and high quality apparel to keep the memory alive.

Ocean Surfari offers visitors a variety of Virgin Islands ocean adventures from exhilarating deep sea sport fishing to relaxing day excursions. We are committed to providing the ultimate Virgin Islands excursion and will assure your trip provides lasting memories.

We are located in beautiful Red Hook Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, known for its picturesque beaches, duty-free shopping, and historic center, Charlotte Amalie. Our operation in the British Virgin Islands is located in Soper’s Hole Marina on the island of Tortola, conveniently located near restaurants and shopping.

Ocean Surfari specializes in offshore and inshore fishing around the Virgin Islands. Inshore fishing is ideal for children or when ocean conditions Offshore are not ideal. On an inshore trip, our experienced captains can get you into kingfish, barracuda, snapper, and grouper, and many other species.

If you’re looking to tackle some big game fish, request an offshore trip and experience the thrill of hunting marlin, mahi-mahi, wahoo and tuna. We pride ourselves on a responsible catch-and-release policy for shark and blue and white marlin in order to protect and conserve these prized gamefish. Visit our FAQ for more information.

In addition to our selection of fishing charter options, we also offer half-day and full-day custom sightseeing and snorkel charters within the USVI and to the BVI. Visit remote beaches, hidden snorkel spots, and popular beach bars.

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MEET OUR CREW

Captain Juan Polanco

20 years as a SCUBA instructor and 5 years as a fishing boat captain means that Captain Juan, or “Papi Fuego” as he is sometimes called, has sea water in his veins! Born of Dominican parents, in Queens, NY and raised in West Palm Beach, FL, Juan has served in the United States Marine Corps …

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Keith Terry – Captain-in-Training

Keith Terry is an Arkansas boy turned fishing captain-in-training with a full send attitude. A country music sound track is the background music in Ocean Surfari’s newest, next captains’ life. “KJ” as his friends call him has trained German Shepherds and horses, but now excels at putting Ocean Surfari clients on the big ones in …

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Captain Jeff Watson

Captain Jeff was 3 years old when he was given his first rod and reel as a gift from his parents. It was at that young age his passion for fishing began to develop. He grew up fishing the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the inshore bays and offshore canyons of Ocean City Maryland. At …

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Captain Spencer Reilly

Fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod, Captain Reilly (or Cap’n Goop as his friends call him) hails from Vero Beach, FL and also counts fishing as a hobby as well as a career. Along with surfing and skydiving, fishing makes up a trio of hobbies that spell out a life-well-lived for …

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Captain Rob Usnick

Fishing with Captain Usnick you will definitely be safe from all boarders. A former special forces Green Beret, Rob served 26 years in our nation’s elite commando unit. With tours in far flung places such as Afghanistan, Senegal and Bosnia, he speaks, reads and writes Pashto, the language of Afghanistan.  Following his service to our …

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Captain Chris Rapchick

When you first meet Captain Rapchick, his confident, easy smile and sense of humor make you feel instantly comfortable. But there is a lot more to Chris  than meets the eye. Chris hails originally from Charleston, SC, and is a graduate of the world-renowned military college, The Citadel. He also graduated from James Island Charter …

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Owner/Captain Marc Blackburn

How many people do you know  who would sell their home and business, buy a 37-foot sailboat, then — leaving the shore in the rear view — head out for a life at sea. Well, if you know Marc Blackburn, owner of Ocean Surfari in the U.S. Virgin Islands, you can say you know at …

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... AND HERE IS THE REST OF OUR CREW

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Christie Myers

Receiving Manager An original “Jersey Girl,” (Neptune, NJ actually), Christie Myers has lived in St. Thomas for…

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Wendy Blackburn

Co-Owner Ocean Surfari Wendy Blackburn is a free-spirited soul who has sailed to Bora Bora, reads several…

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At Ocean Surfari, we keep clients coming back by always treating them fairly, and like friends. Letting them experience our island life. A life that doesn’t require shoes - although, I think I do have a pair, somewhere - a life that flows with the breeze and the waves. But also, a life that can be very exciting at times. We offer a taste of this wonderful life on every excursion with Ocean Surfari and thankfully, it keeps clients coming back for more!

- Captain Marc

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