Cruising Area of Island Hoppin´

Pref. Pick-upUSVI, Red Hook
Other Pick-upUSVI
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands

Island Hoppin´ Description

ISLAND HOPPIN´ is a brand new 2018 Lagoon 520 debuting at the Annapolis Boat Show, and available for charter in the Virgin Islands.

Specification

Length52 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2018
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
InverterInverter System
Water Capacityunlimited
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed8
Fuel Consumption3 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48hr.
EnginesYANMAR 80HP ONAN 21.5KW
Communications
Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Twin1
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
5 Cabin Version:
4 Queen Staterooms and 5th Bunk bed Stateroom.
Normally Crew take port aft queen cabin, unless requested at booking contract.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsCloud

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´
Dinghy Hp40hp
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man KayakYes
2-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladderaft scoop
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrawling, Casting
Fishing Rods2
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
20´ Aqua Lily Pad
2 YAMAHA 275L SEASCOOTER

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks8
BCs6
Regulators6
Weight Sets6
Num Divers8
Dives/Week6
Dive Lights2
Diving Info
Captain Taylor is a dive instructor
Dive Costs
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $25 per dive per person.

Online course required before charter commences.

DSD Course $150
Open water Referral $350

Island Hoppin´ Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainTaylor Smith
NationalityAmerican
Born1989
SpeaksEnglish and some conversational Spanish
LicenseUSCG 100T Master, PADI Dive Instructor, STCW 2010
Crew
CrewMargaret Harrington
NationalityAmerican
LicensePADI Dive Master, STCW 2010


Genuine hospitality and contagious enthusiasm for the islands are what Margaret and Taylor are
all about. Having sailed their 30’ monohull from Maine to Grenada over three years, they know
how to turn the dream of a sailing adventure into a reality. This is their fourth season working as
sailing professionals in the Virgin Islands.

Taylor grew up in Central Virginia, splitting summers between driving ski boats on the lake 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 continued pursuing his passion for living
outside of the box. 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 and within a short period he was a licensed captain living aboard and traveling on his
own boat.

Margaret also hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and has sailing 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 thereafter their dream of sailing the islands took
off and they moved to Saint John, USVI where they worked day sailing charters and eco kayak
tours. After that season they bought their sailboat and began cruising full time for three years,
meshing into a dynamic team afloat. Having guests aboard ignited their passion for sharing a
bespoke island experience with others, which naturally led them to live aboard charters.

Margaret and Taylor offer a vacation that bonds family and friends together crafted from many
years of local knowledge and experience. Their menu features a collection 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 an opportunity this team is always grateful
for and never tires of. Together they bring personalized service and engagement, with true
authenticity and passion for sharing the island experience with others.

Taylor’s Certifications & Training
USCG 100grt Master, Near Coastal, Auxiliary Sail
STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training
ENG 1
PADI Open Water Dive Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
American Sailing Association 101, 103
Virginia Boaters Safety

Margaret’s Certifications & Training
STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training
ENG 1
PADI Divemaster
STCW First Aid, CPR, AED
200HR Yoga Teacher Training

Island Hoppin´ Calendar

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Island Hoppin´ Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 15, 2020Feb 22, 2020Booked: Beef Island, BVI* to Beef Island, BVI*
Mar 03, 2020Mar 08, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 10, 2020Mar 17, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 21, 2020Mar 28, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 30, 2020Apr 09, 2020Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Apr 12, 2020Apr 18, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 20, 2020Apr 28, 2020Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Apr 30, 2020May 07, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 11, 2020May 19, 2020Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jun 05, 2020Jun 13, 2020Booked: San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun 20, 2020Jun 27, 2020Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Jul 01, 2020Jul 08, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 10, 2020Jul 17, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 19, 2020Aug 01, 2020Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Aug 09, 2020Oct 31, 2020Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Nov 11, 2020Nov 15, 2020Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 18, 2020Dec 26, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 27, 2020Jan 03, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 05, 2021Jan 14, 2021Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jan 16, 2021Jan 23, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 30, 2021Feb 06, 2021Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 26, 2021Mar 06, 2021Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 18, 2021Mar 25, 2021Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook

Island Hoppin´ Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $18,000
(normal rate)
High price: $26,000
(normal rate)

Island Hoppin´ Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Offer: Not including Charismas or New Years. Can't be combined with half board options or children discounts.
Old price: $18,000 - $26,000 / week
New price: $17,000 - $25,000 / week
Minimum nights: 6
Travel between: Nov/01/2020 - Jan/31/2021

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2019/20 Winter$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000
2020 Summer$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000
2020/21 Winter$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000
2021 Summer$21,500$22,250$23,000$23,750$24,500$25,250$26,000

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 Island Hoppin´.

Island Hoppin´ Guest Reviews

You have a far greater impact on families than you realize!

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.

Thank you so much,
Larry, Kelly, Kristen, Devyn, and McKenzie

Thank you so much for sharing your home, your islands, your weather, your wisdom and hospitality with us!

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 (ie. Rocco aka “Papa Ya”) 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 and Better Days to make some more - with your help of course! Wishing you both a wonderful rest of the season - and hopefully some relaxing days ahead.

XOXO,
The Hices

We’ve been on several crewed charters in the BVI and y’all are absolutely THE BEST CREW!!

Thanks for the best time ever!!! Already planning for our next adventure! Y’all are the best!!!

We had a wonderful time…. Of course! Can’t wait to come back and do it again. Y’all are the best!!!!

Thanks for everything! We’ve been on several crewed charters in the BVI and y’all are absolutely THE BEST CREW!!! Hope to see you again!

All the Best,
Suzi and Mark, Ben and Harriet, and Stephanie and Joe
#thedinghygirls

Thank you so much for the best vacation ever!

Thank you so much for the best vacation ever! We had so much fun. The food was amazing and the diving was excellent! The boys had a ball tubing and wakeboarding. We will miss the overnights in these beautiful waters. It truly was the most relaxing vacation ever.

Love,
The Peverall Family

So grateful for your thoughtfulness, care, and willingness to embrace our family’s needs!

It has been a pleasure getting to know you. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity, insights, positive attitudes, and overall awesomeness. We had a wonderful week on White House / Better Days and will remember our time and the fun we had fondly. Please come visit us in San Francisco!

So grateful for your thoughtfulness, care, and willingness to embrace our family’s needs. Your efforts made for a spectacular vacation! There are so many great memories - we will share our pics from Maho to Privateer Bay and the kids were beyond thrilled to check off the tubing from their bucket list. From the many delicious meals, drinks to SCUBA, snorkel, and yoga moments. Anyhow, we do hope you will keep in touch and please visit us!

All the best,
Zoe, Zara, Zac, Trip and Michelle

Your smiles are contagious and your generosity and warm personalities made for such a great week!

Thank you so much for the most memorable and relaxing vacation ever! Your smiles are contagious and your generosity and warm personalities made for such a great week! Thank you for all the awesome dives, wakeboarding, and of course delicious food and drinks.

We will never forget how you made us all so comfortable and the sweet way in which you interacted with both Mallory and Brynn. Your patience and hug hearts have certainly left an impact on our family! We are counting down the days until next spring break already in hopes that we can spend another week in paradise with both of you! Enjoy your time in the islands, continue to laugh and love - it suits you both so well!!

Thank you for the memories, they will never be forgotten!
Christy, Matt, Mallory, and Brynn

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fellowship, food, drinks, and fun!

Thank you so much for hosting the “Carolina Crew” on White House for the most amazing vacation ever! Living life on island time was just what the doctor ordered for this Type - A group of work-a-haulics. We left our mark on the Virgin Islands - Mermaid Bay, Foxy’s Dance-a-Thon where we left our mark on the dance floor, Cards Against Humanity (Everything is better with _____), and midnight birthday swims! What a paradise - we just wish the days were longer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the fellowship, food, drinks, and fun.

Your friends from NC,
Jim and Kim, Jimmy and Melanie, and Myron
“Vodka called and said we could dance!”
“It’s a verb - Bushwhacked!”
“Doc on a rock!”

The hospitality and experience shared with us was far more than we expected!

Three couples from different corners of the country met here to rekindle old friendships and gained two more friends in Margaret and Taylor. The hospitality and experience shared with us was far more than we expected. People from Wyoming and Wisconsin are not accustomed to the sailing lifestyle and the graciousness of you patience made us feel right at home. It was a grand adventure that formed many memories that will last a lifetime.

Thanks again,
Mike and Lavonne, Steve and Sue, Talbot and Tracy
#thisdoesntsuck
Ps. Don’t spank the captain!

Your care for the boat, guests, and each other set the tone for what has been a fantastic vacation.

Your smiles and warm welcome were all we needed to immediately feel at home. Your care for the boat, guests, and each other set the tone for what has been a fantastic vacation.

Exploring new places was a treat - and introducing Barb and Jack to some of our memories made them come alive again.The meals were DELICIOUS and so beautiful!

Thank you both for sharing your genuine, adventure loving selves with us so openly.

To Red Skies at Night and More Fun, Love,
Wendy, Dick, Barbara, and Jack
“Atlas Shrugged, Cribbage, Sudoku”

So happy you were our captain and chef!

Thank you so much for making our vacation to remember! We enjoyed all the stories you both told us of all the islands. Thank you for making us feel so completely at home. Scuba and snorkeling was fantastic! I think we all really enjoyed looking for the seaglass on Henely Island! We all admire what you are doing at your age - extremely well done! Thank you for teaching us to become better sailors. Both of you are so caring and patient! The martinis were amazing, cuisine scrumptious! So happy you were our captain and chef!

-The Ransom-Turkals

Thank you for everything - we’ll be back!

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!

Taylor and Margaret were awesome…

We had a fantastic week vacationing on the White House. Taylor and Margaret were awesome… considerate, thoughtful, and fun. We snorkeled, hiked, paddleboarded, kayaked, went scuba diving, sightseeing, 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.

-The Hoyles

We’ve enjoyed every minute!

Taylor & Margaret, Thank you for giving us the most amazing and unforgettable week in paradise! We’ve enjoyed every minute. The delicious food and drinks, awesome water toys, stunning views, and experiences all add up to the memories we will keep for a lifetime. Y’all were so amazing, the trip wouldn’t have been the same without you!

Thanks for a wonderful time, first class all the way! I could have not asked for a better trip and we feel blessed to have met you both.

Thank you!
-Cathy, Tom, Adam, Lauren, Taylor, Melanie

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