USVI bar hopping (Abi, Dinghy’s, Tickles) & snorkeling

with the BVI customs fees further increasing August 1st, 2017 and the additional BVI "environmental impact fee" (adding up to about 67$ per person for a BVI trip) we have added a new USVI bar hopping & snorkeling trip to our offering, it is a longer ride vs. Jost van Dyke, BVI  but will be cheaper or the same price as Jost van Dyke plus customs.

USVI bar hopping and snorkeling day trip from St. John


Stops can include but are not limited to Dinghy's Beach bar on Water Island, St. Thomas, Abi Beach Bar (Green Cay, St. Thomas) and Tickles (Crown Bay). We can also stop for some snorkeling in between for example at Christmas Cove, little St. James.

Please note the South of St. Thomas can be a very rough stretch of water so this trip is only advised on calm days. If it is rough we can skip water island or you can change the destination to Jost van Dyke or stay local around St. John.


Abi Beach Bar

Abi is a cool bar right on the beach near Green Cay St. Thomas. Aside from great food and drinks it offers comfortable loungers on the beach, beach volleyball, paddleboarding, cornhole toss and more. Just a cool place to hang out and the food is really good too.


The Bar open from 10 am every day, they are serving food from 11 am until 4 pm Monday to Saturday. They have Sunday brunch from 11am - 1 pm and from menu and specials from 1-5 pm.


It is quieter and more relaxed vs. Soggy Dollar Bar and even on a busy day it will not feel crowded as their grounds are huge with plenty of space to hang out


Dinghy's, Water Island

Dinghy’s Beach Bar & Grill is located on beautiful Honeymoon Beach, Water Island, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Find yourself limin’ out in one of our hammocks with ice cold beverages and enjoy delicious local cuisine. Be out on the water chillin’ at our floating bar, paddle boarding, snorkeling, or even fly boarding for a splashin’ good time! Ready to go?

Food Styles at Dinghy's

They have a wide offering of American (Traditional), Burgers. Caribbean, Mexican, Pizza, Sandwiches, Seafood as well as Vegetarian options.

For more information, check out: and check out their facebook page for daily specials and events:

Tickles Dockside Pub


Nestled in Crown Bay Marina, Tickles Dockside Pub can be another stop on our USVI bar hopping trip. It offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. From this casual open-air restaurant you can enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea, sailling vessels,mega yachts, and some of the world's largest cruise ships. Treat yourself to favorites like fresh Conch Chowder, BBQ Babyback Danish Ribs, Tequilla Chicken, or Conch prepared in a West Indian Butter Sauce

For more information check out:

Snorkeling stops

we can of course also add some snorkeling stops for example at Christmas Cove and Buck Island

Snorkeling at Christmas Cove and Pizza Pi the Pizza Boat


we can also do some snorkeling stops on the way over and over back for example at Christmas Cove, little St. James which is a great spot and this is also the location of Pizza Pi, the Pizza boat.


Please note that Pizza Pi, the Pizza boat closes for Hurricane Season on July 29th, 2017 but they should be back come high season.

Buck Island snorkeling

another nice stop for snorkeling is Buck Island where you are very likely to see sea turtles.


Add fishing to your trip

If you would like to do some fishing on your way back you can add fishing for 100$ extra charge to this trip.

Book your unforgettable USVI bar hopping and snorkeling trip here

You can use the calendar below to directly make a booking (select date and hit book now). Not sure yet? Then you can also send us a Booking Enquiry with this form or email rockhoppinusvi(at) or text 340-514-5527.

Online Booking

Select your date and pay a 150$ deposit. The rest is due on day of charter (after trip, cash, card or cheque). All prices include captain and fuel. Not included: BVI customs/mooring fees and gratuity


Visit Pizza Pi, the USVI Pizza boat – Open for new Season

UPDATE: Pizza Pi has just re-opened for the season. They will now be there 7 days a week 11am - 6pm. Rain or shine


Day Trips, Half Day Trips and Sunset Cruises in St. John waters are great because you save the time, money and hassle of checking into BVI customs (they have just increased the fees once more). However, the downside so far has been that there are not really any restaurants or bars with docks in the St. John waters.




Not any more, there is a Pizza Pi, a food boat (a 100% customized 37 ft. G.L. Watson design built in 1996 in Sheffield, England) that has taken the familiar food truck concept to the water where it prepares and serves delicious pizza at Christmas Cove, just off Great St. James Island, a short ride from St. John.


Sasha and Tara Bouis are serving fresh baked pizza served on delicious made-from-scratch slow-fermentation New York style crust. Each pizza is made to order with fresh local ingredients. They offer a gluten-free menu and they have even partnered with a local ice-creamery, Scoops and Brew, to serve the best ice cream in the islands! On top of that they provide Wifi Access.


You can check out their menu here. Stay tuned, we hear they will be announcing an exciting new menu next week. Read the full story of Pizza Pi here.



Pizza Pi USVI Hours of Operation:

  • 7 days a week 11am - 6pm. Rain or shine

So, how about a day trip "Best of St. John" with a stop at Pizza Pi or a sunset cruise, eating delicious pizza while the sun goes down?



Pizza Pi Pizza Boat Photogallery

 Check out our Pizza Pi Photogallery here and here.

Book your unforgettable boat trip to Pizza Pi here:

We can visit Pizza Pi on the day trips and half day trips St. John or on the way back from Jost van Dyke.

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