Cruising Area of Better Days
Better Days Specification
Fishing registered in USVI and BVI
2 Stand Up Paddle Boards
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
Additional dives $25 per person per dive.
Better Days Crew Profile
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.
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.
Better Days CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Better Days Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Mar 23, 2019||Mar 30, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 06, 2019||Apr 12, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 13, 2019||Apr 20, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 22, 2019||Apr 25, 2019||Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use|
|Apr 27, 2019||May 04, 2019||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|May 13, 2019||May 20, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 01, 2019||Jun 08, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 16, 2019||Jun 22, 2019||Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday|
|Jul 12, 2019||Jul 18, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Aug 05, 2019||Oct 31, 2019||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|Dec 28, 2019||Jan 04, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 05, 2020||Feb 12, 2020||Booked: British Virgin Islands* to Red Hook|
Better Days Rates / week
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Yacht terms: All Inclusive
The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Better Days Special Offer!
Offer: $250 off for each child age 15 and under. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking. Max 4 children.
Book before: Dec/31/9999
Better Days Guest Reviews
One week in the year of Frances
Margaret and Taylor,
This has been the best week that we could have asked for- thank you both so much for making it happen. From the moment we came aboard, we’ve been overwhelmed by your warmth and hospitality, and we’ve so enjoyed getting to know you both this week. From conch diving, to starting our own scooter gang, to late night Catan and rescuing Hanes’ belongings-y’all have gone above and beyond, and we are grateful not only for our time together, but that we are walking away with two new friends. Thank you for everything - we’ll be back!
-Frances, Gibbs, Mary Park
Our family is very appreciated to your wonderful service, kindness, and training to sail
Margaret and Taylor,
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and we know many more “Better Days” to come. The food was amazing, the guided tours made the experience so much greater, our dream of sailing and being in the beautiful Caribbean Islands fulfilled. Our family is very appreciated to your wonderful service, kindness, and training to sail. See you soon. Enjoy the charters until we are back.
Jeff, Bonnie, Devin, and Lillie
<3 PS: blowing the conch was so much fun!
Your service was exceptional, as was our trip.
Taylor and Margaret,
Thank you for an incredible experience aboard White House! Your service was exceptional, as was our trip. I wish you the very best and hope our paths cross again.
We had a fantastic week vacationing on the White House. Taylor and Margaret were awesome...considerate, thoughtful, and fun
We had a fantastic week vacationing on the White House. Taylor and Margaret were awesome...considerate, thoughtful, and fun. We snorkeled, hiked, paddle boarded, kayaked, went scuba diving, sight seeing, sailed (Taylor is a great Captain), and wakeboarded. Margaret cooked us amazing meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Her food was delicious. Margaret and Taylor made this one of our best family vacations. We can’t wait to come back.