Cruising Area of Blue Pepper

Pref. Pick-upYHG, STT
Other Pick-upBVI, limit 7
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Blue Pepper Description

2019 USVI Charter Yacht Show - Best in Show (56’ to 65’)
2019 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 2nd place dessert winner in culinary competition
2019 USVI Charter Yacht Show - Best Themed Yacht Hop
2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 1st place in Save the Blue Water Competition

BLUE PEPPER offers five guest cabins, each with a queen size berth, en-suite bath with stall shower, electric fresh water flush toilet and vanity. Each guest cabin has an individual control for the A/C to ensure your comfort. There is a very spacious salon, large aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining, and a lovely top fly-bridge offering a 360 degree view of paradise and is fully covered with shade awning for clients comfort.


Length60 Feet
Beam30 Feet
Draft5 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersInq
Num Hatch18
Guest SmokeNo smoking on yacht
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
InverterYes (three)
Voltages110 and 220
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity300gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorCummins Onan 13.5
Max Speed18 knts
Cruising Speed10 knts
Engines2 x 110hp Volvo Diesels Cummins Onan quiet diesel 17kw 60hz generator
Onboard WiFi in USVI and BVI for email use, no streaming please.


Wash Basins5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
5 spacious and well appointed staterooms each with en-suite dry bathrooms and separate stall showers. Toilets are all electric and have single press flush cycle. Headroom in cabins and saloon is just over 6’ 8”, toilet is 6’ 7” and shower stall is 6’ 11”. Cockpit has 6’ 11” of headroom. Yacht has quiet central A/C for guest comfort and each stateroom has individual A/C controls. Fly-bridge has full bimini over upper lounge area for shade.

All cabins are standard size queen.


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Blue Pepper is equipped with a full medical kit, oxygen, as well as an automated external defibrillator.

They also have a child playpen 24´x33´ which fits on the floor in the guest cabins for clients with little ones. All toddlers need a child life vest which parents should purchase at their local store to ensure a proper fit before the charter, complete with a tether please.


Special DietsYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ RIB Center console
Dinghy Hp60hp
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladderstbd aft
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling, casting
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Other Toys
Underwater lights
FISHING NOTE: catch and release ONLY.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Blue Pepper Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainTaylor Melton
SpeaksEnglish, Portuguese and Spanish
Years Sailing7
Years Chartering3
LicenseUSCG Master 100T
CrewDenise Melton
Years Sailing7
Years Chartering3
License200T Panama Capt./STCW

We present you Denise and Taylor Melton, this interesting couple married in St. John February 8th, 2017 and will be the crew responsible for your adventure aboard Sailing Yacht Blue Pepper. They will work hard to make sure your experience in the Islands will be something you will cherish forever.

Denise Melton, an award-winning chef at the Virgin Islands Yacht Show Culinary Competition, was born in Brazil where she bought her first sailboat at seventeen. Five years later she moved to Argentina and worked several years for an important family as a captain for a 60’ sailing yacht and a 70’ power yacht. She also accomplished dozens of deliveries between Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro. Crossing the Atlantic twice in her personal boat, her blue water experience is unrivaled. Four years ago, she moved to St. Maarten to be the Captain to an 87’ powerboat, and a year after that she decided to pursue her other passion, to become a professional chef. Now Denise has decided to join Taylor in providing the best culinary experience, aboard one of the most luxurious charter yachts available in the Virgin Islands, Blue Pepper. Her cuisine has the influence from Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Brasil. She loves the Mediterranean food and in the last few years has grown accustomed to a Caribbean flair. She specializes in personalizing any menu to a guest’s taste, and has an impressive knowledge to accommodate gluten free, dairy free, low carb, and paleo diets etc. She is fascinated with the art of presentation, a great host, and will ensure that your time spent aboard will be filled with flavor, aroma, and fresh experiences.

Taylor Melton was born in Fort Worth Texas, he is a persevering, and enthusiastic individual. When travelling with his family through Alabama when he was 14 years old, Taylor ran across a CD in a small gas station bearing a cover art of beautiful white sands, turquoise waters, and a harbor filled with sailboats of all kinds. This CD was one of Jimmy Buffett’s live albums recorded right here in the Caribbean. After listening for several days, young Taylor told his parents that he would be a Captain in the Virgin Islands one day, they laughed, but after years of hard work, here he is. Taylor worked as a bartender for several years and learned the beauty of sailing in his free time, and finally with tickets in hand, he made it to the islands to begin his life on the ocean. He worked as a mate for several boats before completing his school to become a captain. From there he went on to deliver sailing yachts from the Virgin Islands to New York and Bermuda in the open ocean. For two years he drove powerboats all around the US and British Virgin Islands, making over 500 day charters. This gave Taylor an amazing insight to every bay and unique place and his curiosity about the local culture helped him learn even more about our Virgin Island Waters. Captain Taylor has a lot of rich history he enjoys sharing with his guests. Taylor met his wife while sailing the Virgin Islands shortly after purchasing his own sailboat. Sailing Vessel Isola Bella has brought Captain Taylor a lot of personal adventure and experience in the Caribbean, and now he shares the beautiful boat as a home with his wife, Denise. In the last couple of years he has been the Captain and owner of a power cat and teamed up with his wife for several term charters. Taylor’s service in fine dining and bartending compliments Denise’s accomplishments in the galley. Together they form an invincible crew. The safety and security on board will always be the first priority of your Captain, while fun and excitement never get left in the wake.

Elizabeth is a creative and hard-working person who has always been great with people. We could describe her as someone
who actively wants to help people enjoy their experience wherever they may be. On board her job is to maintain a
perfectly clean boat, be sure that the glasses are always full and to help Denise excel in the kitchen.
Liz is Captain Taylor’s sister and has come to complete the Melton family crew. Liz and Taylor were super close when they
were kids. Taylor always used to bring his little sister for boat excursions on the lake and go for secret donut trips at 5am,
they are adventure partners for life.
After 7 years of a deep dedication for her family, her son Cade and her husband Cole agreed that mom deserved an
opportunity to grow and gain new skills on board Blue Pepper doing this wonderful work making beautiful memories in
peoples lives! Lizzy’s husband will take care of their house and their son, and Lizzy will go to work hard on Blue Pepper
making sure that even the smallest details will be perfect during your stay.
She worked as a housekeeper, sales representative and a Primrose early education teacher. All this work experience came
to complete the Blue Pepper team. Lizzy is an obsessive and organized person with professional and personal experience
with kids and an infinite patience with people. Nothing left to say but that the vibrant energy and lovely way that she does
everything will make you feel special and relaxed, as a dream vacation should be!

Blue Pepper Calendar

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Blue Pepper Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Aug 11, 2020Oct 22, 2020Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Oct 23, 2020Oct 31, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 01, 2020Nov 07, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 10, 2020Nov 15, 2020Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 30, 2020Dec 06, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 11, 2020Dec 18, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 19, 2020Dec 26, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 29, 2020Jan 05, 2021Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 07, 2021Jan 14, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 25, 2021Feb 01, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 04, 2021Feb 11, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 13, 2021Feb 20, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 21, 2021Feb 27, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 28, 2021Mar 07, 2021Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 08, 2021Mar 14, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 20, 2021Mar 27, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 28, 2021Apr 04, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 10, 2021Apr 17, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 25, 2021May 01, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 02, 2021May 09, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 15, 2021May 21, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 22, 2021May 23, 2021Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 24, 2021May 30, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 05, 2021Jun 12, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 19, 2021Jun 26, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 27, 2021Jul 04, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 05, 2021Jul 12, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 07, 2021Aug 14, 2021Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Aug 15, 2021Oct 31, 2021Unavailable: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*

Blue Pepper Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $31,220

High price: $36,070

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2020 Summer$31,520$32,060$32,500$32,930$33,420$33,900$34,335$35,200$36,070
2020/21 Winter$31,520$32,060$32,500$32,930$33,420$33,900$34,335$35,200$36,070
2021 Summer$31,520$32,060$32,500$32,930$33,420$33,900$34,335$35,200$36,070
2021/22 Winter$31,520$32,060$32,500$32,930$33,420$33,900$34,335$35,200$36,070

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Blue Pepper.

Blue Pepper Guest Reviews

USVI Charter July 2020

Name: Misti
Yacht: BLUE PEPPER with Taylor, Denise & Elizabeth Melton
Charter Dates: 07/21/2020 to 07/27/2020
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
They were beyond accommodating. They took care of our needs before we even recognized we had a need. One example...we were going on a hike and a Captain Taylor saw that one girl wasn’t wearing socks with her he went and got a pair of socks because he knew she would need them. He was right...she would have gotten awful blisters without them.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The boat was gorgeous. Immaculately cared for. Looks new!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
AC worked great!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was insane! It was like art...beautifully plated and the way Chef Denise describes the meal made your mouth water! It tastes even better!! Beyond perfect!!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Captain Taylor did a great job of keeping the views interesting and different even though the BVI was closed.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Taylor, Chef Denise and First Mate Lizz made the trip the best trip of our life. They are eager to serve you. Patient with you and genuine. I cannot imagine any crew ever able to match their service.

February 16-20, 2020

This was my 3rd charter in the BVI´s and by far the BP was the most comfortable and clean catamaran we have encountered.

The crew of the BP (Taylor, Denise & Liz) could not have been more friendly and accommodating. From the moment we boarded till the last second of our charter. They were nothing short of AMAZING. For real..

The food on the BP was as advertised. Fresh, Fresh and more Fresh. The from the ingredients that went into each and every meal to the love that you feel from Denise´s preparation and presentations. Could not have been more satisfied. They literally catered to each and everyones individual food needs.. There were four adults, three teenagers and one 5 year old.

Taylor knows his way around the USVI and the BVI´s we hit all the spots that we wanted and a few hidden gems!

To sum up our 2020 BVI adventure, BEST TRIP EVER...The crew is what made the BP what is was.. BP is just the name on a boat...The heart and soul of the BP is and will always be its crew.

Already booked BP for 2021 !!!!!

Michale S. & Family

July 2019

Name: George
Yacht: BLUE PEPPER with Taylor and Denise Melton
Charter Dates: 2019-07-09 08:00 to 2019-07-16 08:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew was awesome. I highly recommend them.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yacht was in perfect condition and the Captain kept it in immaculate condition throughout the vacation.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
AC was great, no complaints.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Chef prepared gourmet 5 star meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Presentation and flavor was awesome. We all gained weight! LOL

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We enjoyed the USVI

6. Additional comments on your charter?
This is the most relaxing vacation I have ever had. The crew, Captain Taylor, Chef Denise and stew Elizabeth were awesome. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD ON A VACATION!!! Captain very attentive to making sure the vessel kept in immaculate condition the entire vacation and he too great efforts to ensure our comfort. AWESOME TEAM, HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This charter was a 10!!!

Amazing charter

I wanted to reach out to congratulate you on the amazing crew you have, with Taylor and Denise, on your catamaran Blue Pepper. My family and I spent last week aboard and had the most amazing experience. I have done three other prior charters and none equates to last week. The catamaran is beautiful and has an excellent distribution of space to accommodate all 10 guests comfortably. On top of that, Taylor and Denise are definitely the best crew. They spent every second of the week making sure everything was perfect and they did so with great smiles at all times. Denise cooking is just amazing and she was so versatile in accommodating preferences. I would chose her cooking over any restaurant. Taylor was great about facilitating all activities onboard and on the islands and planned a perfect route for our trip. I don’t think they ever took a break from making sure the catamaran was just impeccable and everything running smoothly. The two of them together make a great team and made everyone of us feel so pampered as they took care of every single detail to make our vacation just perfect at all times.
Thank you!

February 2018

Awesome trip, our very first Virgin Islands charter, this was excellent! Great food, drinks, and amazing service!

Steve and Cheryl

January 2018

We have been doing charters in the Virgin Islands since 2012 and this has definitely been the best one ever! Taylor and Denise met our every need and want!


December 2017

Thank you so much for a wonderful trip that was perfect for 1 years old, to 50! Denise and Taylor made sure that we always had the best food and drink, and ensured we had an incredibly memorable Christmas, one that we will never forget.

Scalise and William

September 2016

Captain/Chef Denise Made Our Honeymoon Amazing!
My wife and I are just getting back and settled from our honeymoon with Denise on Bella Vita and I just wanted to reach out and let you know how absolutely AMAZING it was. Denise is not only an amazing Captain but she is also an insanely good chef! We could not believe the food that she was preparing for us, how good it was and all done in a small kitchen! Before my wife and I left, I realized that we were really jumping into this blind and neither of us really knew what it was going to be like but Denise blew us away and we could not have pictured it any better. We are really hoping on booking her and the boat again at some point so I sure hope you hold onto her! Thanks for the perfect trip!

Jason & Kaitland

August 2016

We can´t wait to come back in October. Denise is absolutely fantastic, and we want to adopt her! Our daughter, Madeline, adored her and tears flowed as we left.


July 2016

Best. Crew. Ever! Their every waking moment was spent making sure we had as perfect a vacation as it is possible to have. The strict and unusual dietary requirements of two of us were not a problem; Denise’s food was imaginative and delicious. Everything was made fresh, followed the dietary requirements, and was of 5-star restaurant caliber...

McXXXXX Family

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