Catamaran Island Hoppin'

Catamaran Island Hoppin' is a 2018, 52' Lagoon catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI & USVI. She features a fly-bridge deck, an award winning crew, on-board Dive Instructor, and accommodations for up to 8 guests in 1 Master Queen Suite plus 3 Queen cabins. Catamaran Island Hoppin’ is a Carefree Yacht Charters affordable pick for families, couples, divers, foodies, or special occasions.

Here's what Jamie & Susannah told Carefree Yacht Charters about their fun factor: "Well to start with we have "funny" accents so we've been told by our guests! Jamie and I are very active and always up for a laugh so if they want island tour guides, people to swim/dive with, or go ashore and party (within reason of course!) we do it all. We enjoy pulling out the island hoppin' shot ski for the guests and we also now have a disco ball, we are always ready for a good time! Whilst we pride ourselves on being professional we aren't afraid to laugh at ourselves too - if you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? :)"

Noteworthy Details: Island Hoppin' and her crew of Jamie & Susannah won "Best Yacht 52' or Under" plus "Best Captain Morgan Cocktail" at the November, 2018 crewed charter yacht show in St. Thomas, USVI. At the 2017 St. Thomas show they also won "Runner Up for Best Yacht Over 51 Feet" plus "Best Themed Yacht" for the Roaring Twenties Yacht Hop.

Rates from $18,000 to $25,500. View availability and rate details.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about ISLAND HOPPIN', call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

What Our Carefree Clients Said About Us

A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in February, 2018 said: I can't say enough about this vessel. We suffered no boat envy in any of the mooring fields we visited and I would occasionally just walk about the deck touching things and feeling pride in just having the sense to go with such a vessel even though it was mostly a combination of just luck and your good work in getting me there. I'd be surprised if your ears were not burning during our charter as Sus, Jamie and I were all talking about your professionalism and other great qualities during the charter. I've already given out your name and company to interested people. Your most loyal customer, Rob Hoffman, USCG licensed Master 1600 tons, 2nd Mate unlimited, oceans

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Availability

To find the best dates for your charter, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

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Dates Color Key

If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter. Dates can change quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible to begin booking your charter. Highlighted colors mean:

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

Locations

  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Winter Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Preferred Pickups: USVI, Red Hook
  • Other Pickups: USVI, BVI,
  • Turnaround: preferably 48hr.

Rates

Season Passengers
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Summer 2018 $21,000.00 $21,750.00 $22,500.00 $23,250.00 $24,000.00 $24,750.00 $25,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2018 to 2019 $21,000.00 $21,750.00 $22,500.00 $23,250.00 $24,000.00 $24,750.00 $25,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2019 $22,000.00 $22,750.00 $23,500.00 $24,250.00 $25,000.00 $25,750.00 $26,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2019 to 2020 $22,000.00 $22,750.00 $23,500.00 $24,250.00 $25,000.00 $25,750.00 $26,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Price Details

***BOAT REQUIRES 48 HOUR TURNS*** CHRISTMAS RATE 2018: $31,000 NEW YEARS RATE 2018-19: $35,000 HALF-BOARD RATES (7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person ***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense*** ***Does not combine with children discounts*** CHILD DISCOUNT: $250 off for each child age 15 and under. ***Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking*** LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE: (Rate / 6 X #Nights) ***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N. Travel Agent and brokers share standard commission. SLEEP ABOARD $1,200 ***Halfboard and / or children's discounts do not apply when using special discounted rates***

Crew

Jamie Deehan Qualifications:

IYT Master of Yachts Limited 200T Sail
 STCW 2010
 Maritime Security Awareness
 IYT VHF Operator
 BVI Marine Telecommunications Operating License (B)
 ENG 1
 PADI MSDT (2012)
 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (2011)
 Emergency First Response Instructor (2010)
 Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor (2011)
 Project Aware Instructor (2011)
 AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor (2011)
 Care for Children w/AED Instructor (2010)
 Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
 Fish Identification InstructorRead More

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Cabins & Amenities

ISLAND HOPPIN' Layout

Accomodation Details

5 Cabin Version:
4 Queen Staterooms and 5th Bunk bed Stateroom. Normally Crew will take a Queen cabin, unless requested at booking contract.

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 8
  • Total Cabins: 4
  • King Cabins: 0
  • Queen Cabins: 4
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 1
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 5
  • Heads: 5
  • Electric Heads: 5

Amenities

  • AC: Full
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: unlimited
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Specifications

    • Size: 52 feet
    • Builder: Lagoon
    • Year Built: 2018
    • Beam: 28
    • Draft: 5

    Entertainment

  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: 0
  • Board Games: 0
  • Special Diets: Yes
  • Kosher: Yes
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving

    Diving

    Captain Jamie is a dive instructor

    • License: Instructor
    • Costs: 3 dives per week per person included, additional dives $25 per dive per person.

      Online course required before charter commences.

      DSD Course $150
      Open water Referral $350
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 6
    • Regulators: 6
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Not Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 2
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 14'
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 40hp
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: Yes
    • Knee Board: Yes
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: Yes
    • Kayak: Yes (1 Man) Yes (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 2
    • Floating Mats: Yes
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Fishing Gear: Yes
    • Gear Type: Trawling, Casting
    • Fishing Rods: 2
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: 20' Aqua Lily Pad
      2 YAMAHA 275L SEASCOOTER

    Reviews from our Carefree Clients

    A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' for Thanksgiving 2018 said:

    Hi Lynne!

    Wow. Where do we start? Best vacation ever. Amazing. You can just keep adding superlatives and they still would not be enough to explain how great this trip was.

    I'll try to give more specific details as to what made this so great. When you are starting with a trip on your own yacht in the Caribbean with a captain and a chef, you are off to a pretty good start. But with Jamie and Susannah you now have taken things to a whole new level.

    First the boat itself. Island Hoppin is gorgeous, clearly superior to any other boat we saw. And fully loaded with all kinds of toys. There is a reason it was awarded best boat in the 52 foot and under category. The rooms are surprisingly spacious and comfortable. The fly bridge was my favorite feature. Not only was it great to sit up there while we were sailing, but it was also great to sit up there when we were anchored, as it was very comfortable, the view was amazing, and I had a 360 degree view to watch the kids play.

    Then there is the crew. Jamie and Susannah are amazing. Kind, pleasant, professional, hard working, tireless, but also so great at what they do. The word that comes to mind is perfection, as they pay attention to every single detail. From finding the best course to sail, to the smoothest sailing, to finding the best places to anchor, often with no other boat in sight. Even the recommendations for shore activities and a restaurant were perfect.

    Then there is the food. Every single meal Susannah made was amazing. So delicious, so perfectly prepared, so beautifully presented. And the desserts! The kids are still talking about the banana bread. To make food that is both great for adults and kids is no small feat, but Susannah accomplished it effortlessly. The trip would be worth it just for the food alone. And the special touches, the extra effort. Susannah made us a special Thanksgiving dinner. Now realize you cannot realistically cook a full turkey on a boat, so she made stuffed turkey breast with butternut squash that was beautiful and the best tasting turkey dinner ever.

    Then there are the drinks. It is not surprising that Jamie won the award for best cocktail at the boat show. His drinks were not only delicious but perfectly accompanied each meal.

    But mostly this trip was about having fun. And boy did we have fun. Scuba diving with Jamie was incredible, taking us to amazing areas like the cavern, showing us all types of fish, and just making it so easy to dive off the boat. Snorkeling all the time, with Jamie finding us the best locations. Exploring reefs right from the boat, collecting sand dollars, night snorkeling, following stingrays, so much fun. The lily pad was a big hit, just playing on the water. Sea scooters were always being used, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, noodles, boogie boards were constantly being played with. However the ultimate fun was the hours and hours of tubing, hot dogging and water skiing. Jamie never tried of driving the kids over and over again. The hikes were also a lot of fun. One of the special extra touches that Jamie and Susannah provided was the pirate treasure hunt on Salt Island. They made it so much fun, telling the story of the pirate treasure, having us follow the clues to find the treasure, and setting everything up on the island for us to find. The hike to the Baths on Virgin Gorda was also really cool. The snorkeling tour on Anegada was one of our favorites, finding conch, lobster and sand dollars. Dinner at the Wonky Dog was great, best lobster dinner ever.

    Overall, the greatest part of this vacation was just being able to spend so much quality time with the family. By not having to always go back and forth between hotel room, restaurant and activity site, we could just relax and enjoy, and had so much extra time to play and hang out. By being on our own schedule we could spend as much time as we want doing the activities we want to do.

    Thank you Lynne for finding the perfect charter for our family. We cannot wait to sail again!

    Chuck and Theresa M., California

    A group of couples that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in June 2018 (and in tandem with 65' Catamaran Kelea') said:

    Everything was amazing - working with Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters, our boat" Island Hopper" was gorgeous and very roomy, our crew (Jamie and Susanna) made us feel at home and took great care of us, the food was to die for, the places we visited were awesome. We enjoyed getting to ride tandem with the Kelea and getting to know the crew Dan & Allie. Great people too. I would recommend this trip to everyone!

    Karen S., Texas

    Lynne, please add us to your newsletter and have the following feedback: Trip was very well planned out, great communication all around prior and leading up to the departure day. Jamie and Susannah were great, we couldn't have asked for better Captain and Chef/First Mate. They were very accommodating for any of our needs and knowledgeable about all aspects of our trip. Very relaxing, stress free, beautiful beaches and waters.

    Connie W., Texas

    What a trip! This vacation was better than expected and we expected a lot! Our boat was beautiful and our Captain Jamie and Chef Susanna were TOP NOTCH. As a non-seafood eater, I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the food was. They looked after us and made sure we had a great time. The boat was so relaxing and the islands were beautiful. Already want to plan another trip. Thank you Jamie and Susanna!

    Terilynn P., Texas

    A multi-repeat friends and family group that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in April, 2018 said:

    Hi Lynne,

    I wanted to send you a more complete review of our time with Jamie and Susannah on Island Hoppin'. Probably the best way is to break it down by category. Let me know if I've missed anything!

    The Boat:

    Island Hoppin' is a beautiful boat with great living space and is so nicely appointed with obvious extras (like the miles of teak decking). The cabins are spacious and comfortable. The ensuite heads are convenient and more like a regular home toilet than any other boat we've been on. Making water on board is great. There was always plenty of water for everyone to have a warm shower at the end of a fun day. The master cabin is fantastic. So much storage and space. A quiet generator and plenty of AC made all of the cabins very comfortable for sleeping. The real jewel of this boat is the outdoor living space. The fly bridge seating was our go-to spot day and night. The extra seating on the bow is a fantastic addition as well. The layout makes the boat feel incredibly spacious and luxurious.

    The Crew:

    Where do I start? Jamie and Susannah are amazing. As a team they work so easily together. They have a real partnership that makes their incredibly hard work look easy.

    Jamie is a very competent captain and knowledgeable sailor. We always felt safe and it was very clear that Jamie knows every inch of the boat and all its systems inside and out. He was able to seamlessly reef sails while navigating a squall that blew at 34 knots while lowering fly bridge curtains to keep us dry and comfortable and a few minutes later was serving coffee on deck. All with a smile and a "my pleasure". When he's not at the helm (and sometimes while he is), he is a fantastic bar tender. His Pain Killers were better than the ones at any beach bar. He made us signature cocktails (full strength for adults and virgins for Katie) of all different types. Coffee and tea we're waiting each morning and were made to each persons preference after only asking once on day one. A man of many talents for sure.

    Susannah has the talent of a chef with many, many more years of experience. Every meal was fresh, delicious and healthy (not always an easy combination) and plated beautifully. Susannah had to work extra hard for us to accommodate Katie's gluten, dairy and soy intolerance. She made every meal for Katie to look like whatever anyone else was having so she didn't feel like she was missing out or different. Katie loved every bit and it was a true vacation for me not having to worry about what Katie was eating! As for all of the adults meals... WOW. Three times a day, every day, Susannah hit it out of the park. A few group favorites: sweet corn cakes with fried eggs; pancakes with banana and bacon; beef poke bowl with fresh mango; salmon with pea and parsley pure; filet mignon with roasted potatoes and asparagus that could have been served in any of Manhattan's finest restaurants. And the desserts. Holy cow! We are still talking about Susannah's Banoffee cake (her Granny's recipe). Susannah cooked her heart out and always did so with a smile.

    Obviously the crew is more than competent and take great pride in providing a luxury guest experience... but they were also a delight to spend time with. We truly hope to keep in touch with our new, lovely friends.

    Carefree Yacht Charters: Lynne... you have steered us to 4 amazing weeks so far and will always be our first call when it's time to go again (which we can't wait to do). The crew on every charter we've been on always rave about you as their favorite broker as well. Thank you for making these trips so easy and for steering us to fantastic crews and boats like Island Hoppin'!

    Thanks again Lynne. We are really hoping to sail with Jamie and Susannah again in the near future.

    Best,

    Lisa R., Connecticut