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 $26,000. View availability, rate details and current Special Offer.

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




Season Passengers
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Winter 2018 to 2019 $21,500.00 $22,250.00 $23,000.00 $23,750.00 $24,500.00 $25,250.00 $26,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2019 $21,500.00 $22,250.00 $23,000.00 $23,750.00 $24,500.00 $25,250.00 $26,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2019 to 2020 $21,500.00 $22,250.00 $23,000.00 $23,750.00 $24,500.00 $25,250.00 $26,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2020 $21,500.00 $22,250.00 $23,000.00 $23,750.00 $24,500.00 $25,250.00 $26,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Special Offer

  • 52 feet
  • Accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins
  • Rates from $18,000 to $26,000
  • Save $250 for each child 15 or under at the time of the charter
  • Maximum of 4 child discounts per charter
  • May be pro-rated to 6 nights

Price Details

***BOAT REQUIRES 48 HOUR TURNS*** Christmas Flat Rate $30,000 New Years Flat Rate $34,000 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*** *** Max discount - 4 children*** 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. SLEEP ABOARD $1,200 ***Halfboard and / or children's discounts do not apply when using special discounted rates***


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.


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.


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)


  • 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
  • Turnaround: 48hr.

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A family that we booked aboard 52' Island Hoppin' in June, 2019 said:

Hi Lynne,

Daily we go through all the photos we took of our week aboard Island Hoppin’ and marvel at the magic of the week. Jamie and Susannah are beyond friendly, easy going, capable, professional and knowledgeable regarding the islands. Susannah had her week cut our for her with a crowd with almost opposite food preferences. Not only did she make it work, she did so gracefully and creatively such that each person had meals exactly made to order. Her fish and steaks were a marvel, salads delicious and nightly desserts decadent. She made an incredible congrats cake to help us celebrate our son’s law school graduation. He was delighted.

Jamie said our 2 month old granddaughter was the youngest guest so far and I know he had eagle eyes out for her safety, but all the while setting up the boat toys and equipment in ways that allowed us to enjoy Erin. Both were nothing but patient with baby singing, parent concern and grandparent gleeful excitement.

My son and I got to scuba three times with Jamie. It had been a while and Jamie went through all the equipment and procedures with care and competence. We both thoroughly enjoyed the dives and my husband was very impressed with Jamie’s professionalism and expertise. He found us secluded spots to spend each night, some with no other boats even in sight! Jamie guided us to wonderful snorkeling and went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time. Our son in law is a tall man and the fins on board did not fit his feet. Within one hour, on the open sea, Jamie had located a boat that had a pair of XXL fins, paddle boarded over to that boat and had the perfectly fitting fins on Mike’s feet. Seriously, not exaggerating! Mike was so delighted that he got to snorkel every day.

I could go on and on. The yacht is luxurious beyond our wild dreams. You were such a pleasure to work with; I know why Jamie and Susannah said they enjoy working with you so much. Your recommendation of Island Hoppin’ was spot on, and your guidance through the months of planning allowed us to have the time of our lives. Thank you so very much! I am copying this to the other guests in case they have something to add as well as dear friends who I think would love to do this trip in the future.

Please do add me to your email list. Would love to know what you have in mind for next time!

Ann P., Arizona

A group of couples that we booked aboard 52' Island Hoppin' in May, 2019 said:

Lynne, Jamie and Susannah,

This vacation was a dream come true for us. If we had constructive criticism, we would surely share it with you. However, everything was just perfect. Lynne, you matched us with a boat and crew that fit us just right. You were always so easily available, and made the process of booking very easy. Having the logistics of a trip taken care of, you really allowed us to be carefree in the time leading up to the trip. The pick up from the airport and hotel and boat was a nice touch. The company is well named.

I can't say enough about the crew. I have continued to brag about you guys to my jealous friends here at home. They hope to see you in action firsthand on our next trip. Jamie took us to his secret spots, allowing us to have privacy in the prettiest places on earth. We always felt comfortable with safety and had full confidence that we were seeing the best of the BVIs. Jamie clearly knows the Islands and the diving like the back of his hand. His beverages deserve the accolades that have been received.

The food was absolutely exquisite. Susannah performed magic everyday. I have pictures of all of the food, but this doesn't do it justice. We may not be seasoned yacht travelers, but we ARE seasoned eaters. Don't be fooled by some of our silly snack food requests from the preference sheet (which were amazingly obtained); this group of guest does enjoy fine dining around the world. This was truly top notch work and was appreciated as such.

Above all, we wanted to thank you for being so darn nice and accommodating the entire time. We knew how hard you were working, but the exhaustion that we must have caused was never apparent. We joked that this once in a lifetime trip was going to ruin all other vacations in the future. Everything else would just pale in comparison. So, we will simply have to do it again. We couldn't even imagine doing another trip without Lynne, Jamie and Susannah. We will be in touch. Thank you again.


Chris and Lauren G., North Carolina



Our trip was fabulous! Jamie and Susanna were so knowledgeable and fun. Every meal was perfect! It was one of the best vacations Joe and I have ever taken, we can't wait to go again. Jamie helped us route the perfect trip that allowed us to hit everything we wanted to see and do and he always managed to anchor at the best spot where there was minimal rocking at night. They were such professionals and we truly enjoyed every minute.

Amanda and Joe B., North Carolina

A group of Sisters & Friends that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in April, 2019 said:

Where on earth do I begin?

We booked our catamaran boat trip through Carefree Yacht Charters with Jamie and Susannah on Island Hoppin almost a year in advance. So believe me when the day came to begin our trip we were more then ready and excited to go! Four of us were sisters and we each invited a friend, so Jamie and Susannah were in for a treat with 8 women in their 50's.

Let me tell you Jamie was masterful in his sailing and boating skills, he had a wonderful sense of humor which helped him greatly with our crew and he was always one step ahead with unloading all of the toys such as paddle boards, kayaks floats etc. for us to play on. We water skied, snorkeled and one member went off with Jamie to scuba. He met all of our needs!

Susannah was an exceptional chef, preparing 3 wonderful meals a day and delightful appetizers to begin happy hour! Although for some that had started much earlier in the day :) The food was delicious and healthy except for some of those amazingly dangerous and tasty desserts. Each night our beds were turned down with lovely lighting and mints on our pillows. Where did they find the time to pamper us so well. Our bar was always stocked with all of the requests we had made prior to coming and Jamie made some spectacular specialty drinks for us.

The boat itself was in tip top condition, had wonderful sitting and lounging places for all to enjoy, you could sneak away and read a book or take a nap if you wanted to. The days we sailed were amazing with the tall sails, strong breeze and great music selection from Jamie and Susannah!

The islands and coves we visited and moored in, left permanent images of beauty in our minds and hearts, sunsets to beat all sunsets and a sense of being so far removed from reality that there was no room for worry. Someone once defined luxury as "the absence of worry" well that is what Jamie, Susannah and Island Hoppin provided for us... complete and total luxury!

A big thank you to Lynne from Carefree Yacht Charters for connecting us with this wonderful boat and crew! Until next time Jamie and Susannah we wish you the best in your future and future endeavors!!

Best regards from the Island Hoppin "Hotties"

Beth B., Colorado


New Crew Starting November 2019- Captain Taylor Smith and Chef Margaret Harrington (Formerly of Better Days/White House)

Captain Taylor Smith's Certifications:
• 100Ton USCG Master
• STCW 2010
• PADI Dive Instructor
• FCC Radio Operators License

Chef/First Mate Margaret Harrington's Certifications:
• Culinary Certificate
• STCW 2010
• PADI Dive Master
• Yoga Instructor

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
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Cabins & Amenities


Accomodation Details

5 Cabin Version:
4 Queen Staterooms and 5th Bunk bed Stateroom. Normally Crew take 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


  • 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


  • 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


    Captain Taylor is a dive instructor

    • License: Instructor
    • 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 $
    • 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