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CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Cruise Passengers! Spend four hours aboard the Reef Surfari for a memory that will last a lifetime. Spend part of your shore visit to St. Thomas by experiencing some of the finest snorkeling in the world! With convenient taxi service from the ship to our dock, you can even feed monster tarpon by hand right outside our door before heading out on your snorkel adventure.

Ocean Surfari offers both fishing and snorkel charters that will fit right into your schedule and budget. See below for more information.

OCEAN SURFARI SNORKEL ADVENTURE

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Leave from picture perfect Red Hook Harbor on St. Thomas and cruise to the USVI’s best spots for snorkeling aboard the island’s newest snorkel boat, Ocean Surfari’s 47 foot Reef Surfari. Our new boat is fast, safe and provides the perfect transport to the area’s clearest, most exciting waters for snorkeling. She is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of shade aboard.

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The Reef Surfari Power Catamaran has a refreshment bar stocked with beer, soda, water, rum punch, and painkillers for your post snorkel adventure. She comfortably holds 49 passengers and so is perfect for groups, or individuals wanting to find the best snorkeling in the USVI. A four-hour excursion with Capt. Chris Rapchick will get you over an hour and a half of facetime with the most beautiful tropical fish, breathtaking live coral reefs and an occasional peek into the Caribbean pirate history that is the USVI.

transportation from the WICO Cruise ship dock

next to the Havensight Shopping Center

Please meet us at our retail store, Ocean Surfari, located in building VII, Suite C next to the US Post Office no later than 8:15am. Click below to view map of the cruise ship terminal and Havensight Shopping Center: 

Transportation from the Crown Bay Cruise ship dock

Please meet your Ocean Surfari Taxi at the large windmill at the shopping area by the parking lot no later than 8:15am. Click below to view a map of the cruise ship dock showing the windmill.

FISHING CHARTER PACKAGES & RATES

WET A LINE WITH US AND KEEP ALL THE FISH YOU WISH!

There are dozens of fishing charters throughout the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, but only ONE Ocean Surfari. Our difference and exceptional experiences are the reason we are often booked solid, so plan ahead and call early. Our captains and crews treat clients like friends … because you will be after your first outing with us. Once a customer, always a friend. We share stories and great fishing spots as if you were family. Just read our reviews and you’ll see! Nobody leaves an Ocean Surfari charter unhappy. We love it here and we want you to feel the same way. See us in beautiful Red Hook Harbor, where we charter seven days a week for half and full-day excursions. Tuna, marlin, grouper, mahi. If it has fins, we can show you where and how to catch it.

CRUISE SHIP FISHING CHARTER RATES

Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to all of our guests, including our cruise ship visitors. While visiting St Thomas on a cruise ship, choose Ocean Surfari for your fishing adventure.

Ocean Surfari is located on the East end of St Thomas in a town called Red Hook at American Yacht Harbor Marina. We chose this marina due to the close proximity to the best fishing grounds, both north and south of the islands.

Our cruise ship guests take a taxi from the cruise ship port in Charlotte Amalie to our dock at American Yacht Harbor Marina in Red Hook. This allows more fishing time in more productive waters than vessels picking up near the cruise ship dock. We recommend Abraham for private taxi services, he can be reached directly at 340-514-3119. His website is www.abrahamtaxiandtourservice.com and email is bazzaribrahim@yahoo.com. Feel free to call, text or email him directly to arrange private transportation.. He will pick you up at your cruise ship dock and be waiting for you at our dock for your return. No need to worry, he will get you back to your ship on time. Charges will vary based upon number of guests and cruise ship location. Please contact Abraham for a quote and appointment prior to departing on your cruise.

Get $50 off Private Fishing Charters through Oct. 31, 2020, with the code Fall when booking

Note: Does not include Inshore Bottom Fishing Trips per person bookings.

4 Hour Trips

$699 Up To 8 Passengers Max.*

  • 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm
  • Allow 30 minutes for the taxi ride to and from the cruise ship dock.
  • *Additional charges apply for persons 7 and 8 on fishing trips

MAKE MEMORIES WITH OCEAN SURFARI

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A: Several restaurants will cook your catch here on island. We will fillet whatever you would like to eat and you can have it prepared here on island.

A: We do not have any age restrictions for our guests. Children of any age are welcome but we do suggest inshore fishing for young kids as the seas are calmer and usually more action. In general 5 years and older do very well.

A: It is VERY rare that one of Ocean Surfari’s boats completely strike out. I know of only two occasions in the last 8 years when this has happened and both trips were targeting blue marlin exclusively. As long as guests are willing to listen to our advise regarding best fishing options, we will make sure everyone catches at least one fish and usually much more.

A: 

  • mahi-mahi
  • tuna
  • wahoo
  • sailfish
  • marlin
  • king mackerel
  • snapper
  • grouper
  • jacks
  • sharks and many other species

A: We recommend that you bring:

  • Snacks and/or lunches
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Hat or visor
  • Sunscreen

ST. THOMAS PICKUP LOCATION

Fishing Charters from St. Thomas depart from American Yacht Harbor located in Red Hook. While you are there don’t forget to check out our Ocean Surari retail experience.  

Departing from American Yacht Harbor in St. Thomas (complimentary St. John pick-up is also available). Prices include fuel costs. Crew gratuities are appreciated. No fishing license or experience is required for recreational fishing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To confirm your charter booking, a $300 deposit is required plus an $18 booking fee. The deposit will be applied to the total cost of your charter. Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of your charter date will receive a full refund of any payment made. No less than $300 of any deposit will be forfeited if cancellations are made with less than 48 hours’ notice. Ocean Surfari Charters reserves the right to modify reservation policies and fees at any time.