Island Hoppin’ 55

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starting at

$37,000/week

British Virgin Islands
55 ft Sailing catamaran
Accommodates up to 8
4 Queen ensuite cabins
SCUBA diving onboard

SPECIAL OFFER

20% OFF new charters booked through July 2024 & ending by July 31, 2024. Minimum 6 nights. BVI ports only.

ISLAND HOPPIN’ is a 55 ft Lagoon sailing catamaran.

ISLAND HOPPIN’ 55 is the upgrade you’ve been waiting for! This 2024 Lagoon 55 will make her debut at the Miami Boat Show before heading to the Bahamas and continuing south to the Caribbean, where she and her crew will continue the IHOP tradition of good food, adventure, and great times! This well-appointed luxury vessel hosts up to 8 guests in accommodations fit for royalty, combined with five-star service and a seamlessly curated experience. No expense was spared in outfitting this vessel to be one of the top vacation experiences in the world!

*For Rates, see the PRICING Tab below – Holiday weeks may differ, please enquire!

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CAPTAIN BRYAN & CHEF/ MATE PATRICIA

Bryan was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida where his love for the ocean began. As a teenager, he would spend his days with his friends at the beach, often free diving just off of the shore or near the Jupiter Inlet for lobsters. After graduation, Bryan spent a few years working in the hospitality industry, in various country clubs and restaurants but always yearned for more. At 21 he got a job as a deckhand on board a charter boat in St. Croix, USVI, and never looked back. Eventually working his way up to becoming a well-respected catamaran sailing Captain. He is an avid adventurer who enjoys shark diving, sailing, hiking, and anything to do with the ocean. Bryan’s laid-back but charismatic personality seems to be the perfect combo for entertaining and providing an excellent experience on board and has a long list of great reviews from guests who were able to call Bryan their captain.

Patti grew up in Jupiter, Florida where she worked in the hospitality industry for several years at numerous restaurants in the South Florida area. In 2016 she met Bryan at a beach party and they immediately hit it off, spending the next several years traveling throughout the states and even living on St.Croix in the USVI for a year. They eventually were offered a dream job in 2020 on a charter catamaran in the USVI, and have worked in tandem since then. Patti enjoys cooking all kinds of cuisines and can easily work around any dietary restrictions she might have. On her off time, she enjoys going to the beach to read a book or paddle board and also finds happiness in finding new recipes to try out for future guests.

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  • LUNCH

  • APPETIZERS

  • DINNER

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Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax11 Pax12 Pax
Winter 2023 to 2024$37,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$39,500$40,000$0$0$0$0
Summer 2024$37,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$39,500$40,000$0$0$0$0
Winter 2024 to 2025$37,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$39,500$40,000$0$0$0$0
Summer 2025$37,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$39,500$40,000$0$0$0$0

Holiday offers

Please note that Holiday rates are subject to change.

Christmas week: $45,000

New Year week: $50,000

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
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • BVI Cruising permits, national parks fees, fishing permits, taxes, 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
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost

Availability

Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.

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  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)
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AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Heated deck showers
  • Watermaker and generator
  • Wifi internet access
  • TV in salon
  • Games
  • Cockpit icemaker
  • Barbecue
  • Sailing instructions available

WATER FUN

  • 14’ RIB with 60 hp engine
  • 4 Standup paddleboards
  • 2 Single kayaks
  • Lift 4 Electric Surfboard
  • Snorkel gear
  • Beach games
  • 2 Yamaha 275L SeaScooters
  • SCUBA diving onboard
  • Underwater camera/video
  • Fishing gear

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: Lagoon catamaran
  • Year: 2024
  • LOA: 55’
  • Beam: 31’
  • Draft: 5’
  • Engines: 2 x Turbo diesels
  • Flag: USA
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Average rating:  
 13 reviews
 by Christmas 2021 Guests-Family
Memorable Christmas Week

Our family gifted ourselves a Virgin Islands trip for Christmas, but we also got a surprise Christmas gift; and outrageous week of memorable first time experience on Island Hoppin. The meals were gourmet quality preparations of fresh fish, prime quality meats, sauces, and accompaniments that easily equalled any fine dining restaurant. Captain’s knowledge of desirable Virgin Island destinations made each day a new adventure! Best of all the hospitality mentally made us feel welcome and simultaneously well served. A great trip on a great boat with fantastic people!!!”

 by December 2021 Charter Guests
Best Trip Of Our Lives

My wife and I have never taken a vacation like this before. We booked this trip with our friends several years ago, and it was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020. A day before we were flying into St. Thomas, the world shut down due to COIVD and our trip was postponed. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed. They say things happen for a reason. And while we didn’t know it then, this delay turned out to be a true blessing! I honestly do not believe there is a better, more perfectly matched team to “handle” our group than Island Hoppin’s crew. And I say “handle” because we can be a handful. They were extremely personable and made us comfortable and relaxed from the very beginning of our journey. They both were knowledgable and professional, and it was evident from the start they wanted us to have an amazing vacation specifically tailored to our wants/desires. They had complete command of their responsibilities and ensured all safety procedures were followed - seamlessly taking great care of the catamaran and us. Their knowledge of the Virgin Islands helped us pick destinations that made our trip memorable. Island Hoppin’ is a wonderful catamaran. It is well maintained and the decor and amenities made it feel functional, yet homey at the same time. Now at the end of the trip, I truly feel as though we connected with Jack and Kaycee in a way I never would have expected. While our time here on the catamaran is done, I’m excited (and a bit jealous) for future guests who get to experience the Virgin Islands on Island Hoppin’ - they are in for the best trip of their lives.
In closing, I will say this vacation completely exceeded our expectations. We are already making plans to book our next trip!”

 by May 2024 Charter Guests
Memories That Will Last Forever

Our entire family made memories with you two that will last forever. Its always a challenge to get 3 so very different young adults to have so much fun that they'll remember it forever and you guys succeeded. This trip went far beyond our expectations and it is because you gave us such impeccable service and so many laughs! The food, the games, the places we saw together will forever be the fondest of memories. Thank you for that! Good luck to an awesome couple and keep in touch!

 by December 2020 Charter Guests
Magical

Our trip on Altesse was magical. Of course the islands provide the foundation, with natural beauty at every turn, but to top it off the yacht is lovely and immaculate, with open deck spaces and multiple, comfortable cushioned areas for conversation, reading, sunning and afternoon naps. The four staterooms are spacious, comfortable and private.

 by February 2020 Charter Guests
Incredible Yacht

Let us first say that we were totally new to any kind of sailing or sailing adventure like this. Have been on a couple of small sailboats years ago for an afternoon sail but that was the extent of our sailing experience. What an incredible boat!! No expense was spared by the owners when they outfitted this boat. Everything was done to enhance the experience. Even though it is a catamaran the individual staterooms have plenty of space. The beds - extremely
comfortable. Every stateroom had its own temperature control – the air conditioning was a welcome benefit for sleeping at night. Each stateroom had its own bathroom with a shower. Plenty of fresh, hot water for the shower. Boat has its own fresh -water system so no need to make repeated stops for fresh water. The back deck was very spacious. You never felt crowded. Plenty of seating room. There was additional space to hang out on the front of the boat for sunbathing. The bridge/ upper deck was really cool. Lots of space to enjoy the incredible views. And Yes, for those who can’t be unconnected for a week, the boat does have Wifi. Boat comes fully equipped with just about every water related activity you can want. Complete snorkel and scuba gear was available. Everything was new and in perfect working condition. The Captain is a dive instructor and the Chef/ First Mate is a Dive Master. They know all of the great places in the islands to snorkel and dive. During our dive and snorkel trips, we saw turtles, rays and great variety of ocean fish. The crew were amazing!!! We can’t say enough good things about them. They made the whole trip as relaxing and fun filled as possible. They saw to everything for us. Always cheerful and pleasant nothing seemed to bother them. Excellent captain – knew all the great places to go to. Handled the boat with great skill and confidence. Made us non-sailors very comfortable and at ease. And an incredible chef - every meal was a gourmet experience, rivaled some of the best restaurants we have eaten in around the world. We are still debating which one was the better bartender!! (And the boat had an exceptional stock of fine beverages and a great wine selection) The islands were beautiful. Every sunrise and every sunset were a sight to behold. Incredible blue water and beautiful scenery. We made several stops during the trip to sample the local flavor (usually made with some type of rum).Everyone was extremely friendly and very helpful. (Yes, the crew knew all the good places to stop - Soggy Dollar, Full Moon Party, etc.) This was the most relaxing, enjoyable vacation we can remember having in the past 20 years or more. The 7 days on board flew by. The entire trip was tailored to the passenger’s comfort and enjoyment - All thanks to an incredible crew, a fantastic boat and mother nature. What would we change if we did this again - Nothing!! It was as perfect as you can get.

 by March 2020 Charter Guests
Could Not Have Dreamed Of A Better Vacation

It's taken a full week, but we've adjusted to life back on land. We could not have dreamed of better hosts or asked for better care than what this crew provided. Chef is the perfect hostess and lover of island fun. Our numerous snorkeling expeditions last week made me feel like a little kid again. She is such a gifted young woman with her ability to know nature, assist with the needs of the boat and instructions of the captain, and cook like she stepped off the set of MasterChef. The meals she prepared are nothing short of cuisine. My husband refuses squash, but she made a dish with butternut squash so good one night, he asked for seconds. Taylor is ever the calm, stoic captain who not only ensure the boat and trip stay on schedule, but that the coolers stay full and the boat is in shape to entertain. You want for nothing on your trip with this captain as the captain of the boat. He always made sure everyone was comfortable and that we were taking full advantage of all that Island Hoppin' offers. The crew made great recommendations for on shore fun and seamlessly guided us through the customs process both crossing into the BVI and heading back stateside. They are a knowledgeable, well organized team. You won't find better cruising in paradise than this gorgeous catamaran and the beyond amazing crew who man the vessel. I've never been homesick for a vacation until now. I know this won't be the last time we travel with the crew and Island Hoppin'.

 by December Charter Guests
We Are In Awe

The Hices had an absolutely wonderful vacation/adventure week! Thank you so much for sharing your home, your islands, your weather, your wisdom and hospitality with us! We are in awe of your sailing, scuba, free diving skills…. As well as your culinary expertise and awesome cocktail recipes. Feeding our family was a feat in itself and you pulled it off perfectly. I am sure we made some incredible memories this week - and we are already excited to come back to the BVI’s to make some more - with your help of course! Wishing you both a wonderful rest of the season - and hopefully some relaxing days ahead.

 by November Charter Guests
Amazing Trip

Thank you so much for everything, it was soooooo much fun. I loved everything we did, especially the skiing and goat calling and helping me with my shark fear (but now I’m scared of walking on a beach with coconut trees). The food was so good, I don’t know how you ever made this food because it is literally the best food I’ve ever tasted. You guys played a big part in making this week so fun and always made us all laugh. It has been such a fun week and it is largely due to you guys.  Wow, what an amazing trip. We truly enjoyed ourselves and all the adventures. You guys made the vacation much more memorable. The mechanics of the trip were fine, but what made it a family memory was you guys. I’m sure you realize this but you become a big part of many families. This trip could have been nice but it was amazing because of your attention/guidance for our girls and us. You have a far greater impact on families than you realize. You helped us make memories we will cherish for years to come.

 by February 2019 Charter Guests
Will Be Back Next Year

Part of the fun was not knowing what to expect each day and then discovering each day was more beautiful than the last. You were both so welcoming and wonderful hosts. You were great with the boys and the week flew by. See you next year.

 by October 2019 guests
Fantastic Trip

What a fantastic trip. Thank you so much for everything you've done for us. It's been totally unforgettable. As a self confessed land mammal this trip has been my first experience of sailing, snorkeling, water sports, and much much more. Fantastic food and sunset cocktails. Lots of memorable meals with family and friends. Thank you for such an amazing holiday

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SCUBA DIVING ONBOARD

  • Scuba gear included
  • 3 Dives included for certified divers
  • Additional dives are $50 per dive per person
  • Air compressor onboard

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