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, on-board diving and instruction plus accommodations for up to 8 guests in 1 Master Queen Suite, 2 Queen cabins, plus an upper/lower Twin cabin. Catamaran Island Hoppin’ is a Carefree Yacht Charters mid-range luxury option for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what Taylor & Margaret told Carefree Yacht Charters about their fun factor: "We have designed our lives around the pursuit of unique experiences and quality times shared with family and friends. We like to think this makes us qualified guides on the matter, whether it's teaching a guest to sail, hooking into a monster mahi-mahi, helping someone catch their first wave surfing, or sharing the secret to a good cocktail through extensive sampling. Margaret has a lot of fun with her food and her "Once Around The World" menu option will allow guests to share in her adventures through traveling while at the dinner table. We're enthusiastic about all the Virgin Islands has to offer and in our experience, it's contagious."

Rates from $18,000 to $28,000. 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 group that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' for Thanksgiving 2020 said: Lynne, We had a great time on the charter! Let me start by saying that you were a joy to work with. Your communication was quick and 100% honest and helpful information. It was easy to compare charters and to understand what was included and what any additional prices were from the very beginning of our research. Thank you for being so professional and on top of customer service!

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Rates

Season Passengers
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Winter 2021 to 2022 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $26,500.00 $27,000.00 $27,500.00 $28,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2022 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $26,500.00 $27,000.00 $27,500.00 $28,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2022 to 2023 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $26,500.00 $27,000.00 $27,500.00 $28,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2023 $25,000.00 $25,500.00 $26,000.00 $26,500.00 $27,000.00 $27,500.00 $28,000.00 $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 $28,000
  • Save $250 on each child 15 or under at the time of the charter
  • May be prorated to 6 nights
  • Maximum of 4 child discounts

Price Details

*6 Night Minimum* Boat Requires 48hr Turns HOLIDAYS: 2022
 Christmas Flat Rate $33,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2022 New Years Flat Rate $37,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2022 2023 Christmas Flat Rate $33,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2023 New Years Flat Rate $37,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2023 
HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount Applied First (7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person
 ***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense***  
***Does not combine with child discounts***

 CHILD DISCOUNT: Discount Applied First $250 off for each child age 15 and under.  ***Does not combine with half board options*** 
***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 Sleep aboard the night before the charter departs Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.

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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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)

Locations

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

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' for Christmas 2020 in the USVI said:

Lynne,

To say that this was the ideal family vacation just doesn’t seem to do it justice. From the moment you called after my email inquiry, you made every part of this experience both personal and perfectly tailored to our needs. Especially during the crazy 2020 COVID stress and restrictions, you were with us every step of the way, alleviating our anxieties, and ensuring that all five of us made it to St. Thomas happy and healthy - and we are so grateful for that.

Now let’s talk about the boat! Island Hoppin’ and Margaret and Taylor were also the perfect fit for our family of five, including our three boys (ages 20, 18 and 16). The boat accommodated us so well and had plenty of outdoor spaces for us to enjoy during the day and night. Margaret and Taylor were energetic, attentive, flexible, accommodating and so much fun to be with. Over the course of the week we quickly went from fast friends to family and loved our time with them. The food was incredible, the activities (hiking, SCUBA, snorkeling, fishing) were always engaging and the whole week was a relaxing, bonding, unforgettable experience we will forever cherish. Thank you so much for a family vacation that will always be the bar we set for our future trips!

All our best,

Alison L. & Family, Tennessee

A family group that we booked aboard Island Hoppin' for Thanksgiving 2020 in the USVI only said:

Lynne, We had a great time on the charter! Let me start by saying that you were a joy to work with. Your communication was quick and 100% honest and helpful information. It was easy to compare charters and to understand what was included and what any additional prices were from the very beginning of our research. Thank you for being so professional and on top of customer service!  

We had the most fun on a family vacation aboard Island Hoppin'. We had our three adult children and their significant others. We have a lot of tall people in our family, so we were all pleasantly surprised to find out that we had plenty of space on board and the rooms were comfortable. There were so many areas on the boat for gathering that we all didn't feel like we had to be together every minute. We can't stop talking about how perfect the week was. Margaret and Taylor were amazing hosts. We had a few new SCUBA students and some veterans. They were great at staggering our dives and then bringing us together at the end of the week. Both of them showed kindness and patience with some who had anxiety. We had 3 dives each and saw some pretty amazing sea life; lion-fish, spotted rays, sea turtles, jellyfish, lobster, sea urchins, trumpet fish, trunk-fish, puffer fish and lots more. We hiked to abandon sugar mills, ruins, a waterfall and saw petroglyphs from 900-1200AD. 

Paddle boarding, snorkeling, sunning, and fishing were expected. What we did not expect was such phenomenal food. Margaret made gourmet cuisine for every meal, made it seem easy and served it with enthusiasm every time. Taylor and Margaret not only enjoyed making a unique cocktail for each sunset, but they had fun with some hands on cocktail lessons when we asked. Some of us made homemade pasta with Margaret; not only did she put up with our silly Italian impressions and flour all over the galley, but she giggled the whole time along with us. Our highlight for sure was when a night snorkel revealed a monster lobster that everyone was excited to capture. It took some time, but in the end Margaret snared him and we got him on board. Fresh lobster for days: fried as an appetizer with soy/ginger dipping sauce, boiled and dipped in butter, and some left overs in a lobster omelet. We are definitely doing this trip again!

Ann A., California

A family that we booked aboard Taylor & Margaret's previous 50' Catamaran in April, 2019 said:

Hi Lynne. Our trip aboard Better Days could not have been any better! We had such a wonderful time. Taylor and Margaret were an excellent crew choice for our family. The boat was roomy, comfortable and kept immaculate! We loved it!

Both Taylor and Margaret were warm, friendly, and professional. They made us feel very welcome and right at home on the boat. Margaret's meals were all delicious and healthy. We thoroughly enjoyed our charcuterie boards in the evenings after a full day of fun and activities. Her crab cakes were awesome as well. It was also such a treat to be able to go diving almost every day in those beautiful waters. Both Taylor and Margaret made sure our gear was set up and taken down after the dives. We really felt spoiled. What a treat! This trip was the first time we've had a vacation we I could truly relax and enjoy every moment with no worries about cooking and cleaning. We would definitely choose them again in the future.!

Thanks again for your guidance and expertise in helping us pick the right boat and a crew that feels like family now. We'll be back!

Lisa P., North Carolina

Crew

CREW STARTING NOVEMBER 2021

Captain Jack Steenbergen

QUALIFICATIONS
• USCG Master 100 GRT
• PADI OWSI - MSDT
• EFR / O2 Instructor
• STCW Basic Training
• Marine Radio Operator Permit
• ENG 1 Medical
• Dive instructor

Born and raised in Clearwater, Florida, he grew up on the water fishing and sailing with his family every chance he had. He always had a passion for the water and wanted to explore its beauty.He began working on tour boats in Clearwater
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Cabins & Amenities

ISLAND HOPPIN' Layout

Accomodation Details

5 Cabin Version:
Normally crew takes QUEEN cabin unless, requested before signing of 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
  • Other Amenities:
    Complementary USVI and BVI map to track your charter
  • 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 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 $200
      Open water Referral $400
    • Number of Dives: 6
    • 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
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: 20' Aqua Lily Pad
      2 YAMAHA 275L SEASCOOTER