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Island Hoppin’ – Catamaran

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  • 52 foot Lagoon sailing catamaran
  • Accommodates 8 guests
  • 3 Queen cabins & Twin Bunks*
  • Scuba Diving onboard

ISLAND HOPPIN’ is a brand new 52 ft sailing catamaran. This luxury yacht for charter in the Virgin Islands sleeps 8 guests in 3 or 4 queen cabins*. Twin bunks available for younger guests or singles. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning and they all have dry heads with electric flush and spacious showers.

Enjoy the fresh air as you sail or just lounge on the flybridge at anchor on comfortable sun beds or sit in the foredeck seating with a beverage at sunset.
Your Captain is a Scuba dive instructor and referral/discover scuba courses are offered onboard. Certified divers are welcome to dive with the gear onboard. 2 Sea Scooters are a lot of fun for the whole family in the water and underwater discovery. Your chef will surprise you with her culinary skills in such a small galley. Your EPIC charter yacht awaits in the Virgin Islands.
*Normally Crew take queen cabin, unless requested at booking contract.

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Exceptional Teamwork!

★★★★☆
4 5 1
This is a phenomenal boat with a phenomenal crew! What a wonderful family trip! The crew are professionals that they are, lead us on a week long adventure through the BVI's. Highlights for us included: snorkeling with the rays, the sail back from Anegada, the quiet coves of Peter Island, Foxy's New Years Eve, and of course the chef’s gourmet cooking! Our captain, gave us an exceptional sailing experience we will never forget. The team work of between This crew is exceptional. We can't wait to go back to the BVI's!

A Memorable Trip!

★★★★★
5 5 1
We had another wonderful sail! We really like the new boat but it is the crew that we charter, not the boat! The food was incredibly good as always, you never cease to amaze us with the variety and presentations. Sailing with you both was like having two more of our best friends with us for a week. The captain makes us feel very safe sailing (and is a pretty darn good bar-b-quer!) and with you as chef, we can't imagine a better way to sail!! We are already looking forward to our next trip with you both. Thanks for everything you have done to make all our trips memorable.

Perfect Vacation!

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Vacationing in the BVI’s offers one of the most beautiful locations in the world…. And sailing with this crew will make your vacation perfect. With years of experience, this is a trusted Captain. The chef assists as First Mate and also delights us with gourmet cuisine at every meal. Together, they are a “team extraordinaire”. Their vigilance to insure safety, their attention to every little detail, their willingness to accommodate any request, and their fun-loving personalities… all combine to insure a most memorable experience. Sailing with this crew has certainly exceeded our expectations, which is why we have been and will be repeat guests on their charters. Sail away, sail away, sail away ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

We'll Be Back!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Not exactly sure where to begin and end as it seems this should be more about the experience and the crew and less about the boat. Being somewhat of an experienced sailor, I must begin by saying that the captain represents the ultimate in sailing knowledge and ability. We always seem perfectly safe and are never concerned about the situation at hand. We know that things will be handled smartly and safely. The crew’s ability to prepare and serve five star meals is beyond compare. We’ll be back next year. Our feeling is that we’re simply sailing with friends.

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Amenities

AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Swim platforms and heated deck showers
  • Watermaker and generator
  • Free board band Wifi Internet access
  • TV in saloon
  • Games
  • Cockpit icemaker
  • Barbecue

WATER FUN

  • 14’ inflatable boat w/40 hp engine
  • Wakeboard, Kneeboard & Tube
  • 1 & 2 Person Kayaks
  • 2 Stand up paddle boards
  • Snorkel gear
  • Beach Games
  • 20′ Aqua Lily Pad
  • 2 Yamaha 275L SeaScooter
  • Scuba Diving & Gear onboard
  • Underwater Camera/Video

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: Lagoon 52 Catamaran
Year: 2018
LOA: 52’
Beam: 28’
Draft: 5’
Engines: 2 x 75hp
Flag: BVI

Your Crew

Island Hoppin'

CAPTAIN TAYLOR & CHEF/ MATE MARGARET

Genuine hospitality and contagious enthusiasm for the islands are what Margaret and Taylor are all about. Having sailed their 30’ monohull extensively from Maine to Grenada and lived aboard while exploring the Virgin Islands, they know how to turn the dream of a sailing adventure into a reality. They have a glowing reputation, yielding nothing but 5-star reviews.

Taylor grew up in Central Virginia, splitting summers between living on the lake driving ski boats and traveling in the family RV to every state with a road to it. After earning a business degree from Appalachian State University with honors, Taylor started pursuing his passion for living. Playing in a touring rock band transitioned to trekking in South America, which led to bartending in Breckenridge, Colorado. After a few years of the ski bum life, the dream of setting off for points unknown in a sailboat started to form. He jumped head first into sailing, taking American Sailing Association courses, walking the docks for crew work, completing safety certifications, and before he knew it he was working day sailing charters in the Virgin Islands.

Margaret also hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and has sailboat chartering in her blood from her Dad, who captained classic windjammers in Maine. She began traveling internationally early on and developed a love for traditional recipes and an appreciation for the way a good meal can bring families and friends together. An ambitious explorer as well, Margaret attended the National Outdoor Leadership school before earning her bachelors degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is a certified yoga teacher and recently returned to where she received her training in India, joining a month long motorcycle expedition over the highest drivable passes in the Himalayas.

Despite being raised less than an hour apart and sharing so many passions, the two didn’t meet until they were both living in Colorado. Shortly there after their dream of sailing the islands took off and they moved to Saint John where they worked day sailing charters and eco kayak tours. After that season they bought their sailboat and began cruising full time, meshing into a dynamic team afloat. Having guests aboard ignited their passion for sharing the good life with others and providing a truly bespoke charter.

Margaret and Taylor offer a vacation experience informed by years of local knowledge and a menu of their favorite island recipes personally gathered from the Bahamas to Grenada. From diving for conch that are later served up as fritters to helping someone catch their first wave surfing, providing lasting memories in one of the world’s most special places is something this team never tires of. Together they bring personalized service and engagement, with true authenticity and passion for sharing the island experience with others.

Sample Menu

BREAKFAST

  • Eggs-in-a-Bread – A pair of french baguette rounds filled with eggs over easy, served with rosemary sweet potatoes + fresh fruit
  • Coconut Waffles with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote – Traditional or gluten free waffle mix brought to life with coconut milk + coconut flakes
  • Menemens (Traditional Turkish Style Eggs) – A traditional Turkish breakfast staple – a savory combination of meltingly soft onions, stewed local tomatoes + spicy green peppers, finished with eggs scrambled and cheese until just set. Served with grilled halloumi cheese, split sausage + an airy loaf of bread straight from the oven
  • Health Bowl* – A choice of overnight oats or greek yogurt topped with crushed almonds, popped amaranth, cinnamon, agave, fresh dragon fruit + side of caramelized plantains
  • Baked Greens Frittata – Inspired by the signature Provençal chard omelet called trucha, this beautiful baked frittata incorporates thick Greek yogurt, lots of greens + garlic
  • Southern Style Sausage and Gravy Biscuits** – Our weeks wouldn’t be complete without a traditional, belly pleasing plate consisting of mouth watering butter biscuits + hearty sausage-studded white gravy
  • Eggs and Potatoes – Choice of fried or poached eggs served on a bed of rosemary sweet potato fries, choice of meat, served with a juicy, local fruit salad (dragon fruit, papaya, pineapple)

LUNCH

  • Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes – Kept simple and focused on the jumbo lump crab meat, experience unadulterated crab cake heaven paired with a tri-color slaw + zesty lime dressing
  • Local Mahi Tacos – Tequila lime mahi mahi on roasted corn tortillas topped with cabbage, avocado, mango salsa, drizzled with a lime cilantro aioli
  • Caribbean Chicken Rotis** – Found locally throughout our islands, enjoy a spicy and savory combination of shredded chicken and potatoes seasoned with turmeric, curry, ginger, cumin, paprika + peppers paired with a sweet mango chutney
  • Grilled Portobello Sandwich* – Juicy portobello steaks marinated in olive oil + balsamic vinegar, grilled until lightly crispy, topped with caramelized onion, melted feta, roasted red peppers, drizzled with basil aioli on a ciabatta bun
  • Shrimp on Cauliflower Fried Rice Bowl – This paleo-friendly, 5-ingredient meal is loaded with fresh vegetables, tender shrimp, and signature Asian flavors
  • Caribbean Conch Salad* – Freshly cracked, local caught conch marinated in lime juice with bell peppers, onion, jalapeño + cilantro served with crunchy plantain chips
  • Salmon Arugula Salad – Zesty, grilled salmon atop a bed of spicy arugula, local heirloom cherry tomatoes, shaved asiago, pine nuts, dressed with a tangy lemon pepper vinaigrette

APPETIZERS

  • Fresh Cracked Caribbean Conch Fritters – Ultra fresh, local caught conch chopped and combined with scallions, bell peppers, and a spice blend + a chili lime dipping sauce and lime wedge
  • Tomato and Stone Fruit Crostini with Creamy Feta – A drizzle of tangy feta over juicy tomatoes + sweet stone fruit over a crispy rice cracker
  • Bountiful Charcuterie Board – A board full of variety: Bold meats (prosciutto, salami, sopressata…) + a range of cheeses (truffle goat cheese, aged asiago, crumbled blue, merlot or espresso bellavitano, dill havarti…)+ delectable spreads (fig jam, stone ground mustard, olive tapenade, truffle…) + pickled vegetables (beets, jalapenos, pepperoncinis…) + seasonal fruits
  • Homemade Falafel – Ground chickpeas, minced onion, chopped parsley, and Arabic spices + homemade tzatziki sauce of yogurt, cucumber, sea salt, and fresh dill
  • Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad – Watermelon spheres tossed with creamy crumbled goat cheese topped with fresh mint
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Melon – Skewers of melon strips and prosciutto + drizzles of honey + rock salt
  • Baked Arancini and Bruschetta – Breaded risotto balls with mozzarella and select meats, grilled bread rubbed with garlic + topped with a fresh herbed tomato salad
  • Sizzling Shrimp Roll – Chili-garlic seared shrimp, cabbage, shredded carrots, bibb lettuce, cilantro, thai basil, mint + homemade chili hoisin peanut dipping sauce

DINNER

  • Ahi Tuna Tower with Plantain Crisps – A tower of sushi grade tuna, sushi rice, mango-avocado-cucumber salad, arugula + a side of salty plantains crisps
  • Blackened Sesame Chicken Stir Fry – Wild rice sauteed in sesame oil with snap peas, broccoli, water chestnuts, celery, and carrots topped with sesame seeds + coconut aminos
  • Simply Elegant Pasta – Quinoa angel hair pasta mixed with sauteed onions, crispy bacon bites, sun dried tomatoes and zangy capers
  • Baja Shrimp on Tostones – Grilled jumbo shrimp on twice-fried plantains + cucumber salsa, honey and lime
  • Filet Mignon – Grilled to ordered, paired with baked brussel sprouts + sautéed minced cauliflower “mashed potatoes”
  • Truffle Gnocchi*** – Shallots and white wine reduced and combined with melted butter, truffle oil and fresh thyme tossed gnocchi + truffle salt and fresh cracked pepper

DESSERT

  • Homemade Chia Pudding – Chia seeds, almond milk, 100% cocoa, cinnamon + tropical fruit
  • Key Lime Pie – Key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a graham cracker pie crust
  • Crème Brûlée – In honor of her mother, Margaret prepares this traditional french dessert with love – a rich custard base + a contrasting layer of hard caramel
  • Almond Peach Blueberry Crumble – A mouth watering, balanced combination of peach and blueberries topped with a crispy almond crumble
  • Cashew Nut Cheesecake – Vegan style cheesecake consisting of cashews, coconut milk + lemon juice supported by an almond + date crust
  • Cocoa Banana Phyllo Cups – A creamy combination of ripened bananas, 100% cocoa, maple syrup + cream cheese filled phyllo cups topped with kiwi or caramelized pears

Snacks – Margaret’s favorite way to fill up midday is with homemade, light fare: peanut butter, white bean hummus, truffle popcorn, guacamole, and cilantro garlic yogurt dip, to name a few.

Pricing
Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
Winter 2018 to 2019$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000
Summer 2019$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000
Winter 2019 to 2020$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000
Summer 2020$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000

*Please enquire about increased rates for Holiday weeks and other destinations

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Use of the yacht with our Professional Captain and Chef and additional crew
  • All Onboard Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner and Dessert
  • Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Popcorn, Granola Bars, Chips, Chocolates and more
  • Beverages – Water, Juices, Sodas, Coffee, Beer, Wine and a Fully Stocked Bar
  • Water Sport activities
  • Broadband Wireless Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruising taxes and permits, BVI licenses and port fees
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping or special off yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages/Wines not normally stocked and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • BVI individual fishing permits
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost
Availability

Availability

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