ISLAND HOPPIN'

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2018 52ft Catamaran Sleeps 8 Guests In 4 Cabins, Hop the islands in style

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From $18,000/week

Special Terms

Guests: 8

Length: 52ft

Cabins: 4

Built: 2018

Crew: 2

Builder: Lagoon

Island Hoppin' is a stunning 2018 Lagoon 52F. She offers guests 4 queen en-suite cabins (one queen can be switched for a bunk cabin) for charter groups of up to 8 passengers. Great layout for families or couples. It is loaded with water toys including SCUBA diving!
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Accommodations

8 Guests

4 Queen Beds

5 Wash Basins

4 Cabins

5 Showers

5 Electric Heads

Five cabin version:
4 Queen Staterooms and 5th Bunk bed Stateroom
Crew takes port aft queen cabin...

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Amenities

WiFi internet access

Generator:

Sun Awning

Ice maker

Ipod/device docking station

Air conditioning and fans

Inverter Inverter System

Bimini Top

BBQ

Cockpit and flybridge speakers

Night Air conditioning and fans

Water Maker

Deck showers

Salon TV with satellite tv

Swim Platforms

Complementary USVI and BVI map to track your charter

 

Water fun

14' 40hp Dinghy

Wakeboard

Stand Up Paddle

Floating Mats

Beach Games

Adult Water Skis

Kneeboard

1 Man Kayak

Snorkeling Gear

Underwater Camera

Kids Water Skis

Tube

2 Man Kayak

Fishing Gear

20' Aqua Lily Pad
2 YAMAHA 275L SEASCOOTER

Crew

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...

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Cuisine

<p style="text-align:center">Chef Margaret’s Sample Menu</p><p style="text-align:center">* chef’s favorite **captain’s favorite<br/><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Breakfast</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Eggs-in-a-Bread* </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">A pair of french baguette rounds filled with eggs over easy, served with rosemary sweet potatoes + fresh fruit</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Coconut Waffles with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Traditional or gluten free waffle mix brought to life with coconut milk + coconut flakes </span></p><p style="text-align:center">Lemon Blueberry Granola and Yogurt</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Tangy, sweet, and slightly spiced, enjoy this homemade granola packed with nutrients over greek yogurt with local honey and fresh fruits</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Baked Greens Frittata</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Inspired by the signature Provençal chard omelet called trucha, this beautiful baked frittata incorporates thick Greek yogurt, lots of greens + garlic</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Southern Style Sausage and Gravy Biscuits**</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Our weeks wouldn’t be complete without a traditional, belly pleasing plate consisting of mouth watering butter biscuits + hearty sausage-studded white gravy</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Roasted Rosemary Sweet Potatoes, Poached Eggs + Avocado</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Poached eggs served on a bed of rosemary sweet potato fries, crispy baked bacon + avocado, served with a juicy, local fruit salad (dragon fruit, papaya, pineapple)</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Asparagus Shaksuka</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">A delicious combination of poached eggs in a morning stew of tomatoes, asparagus, scallions and thyme. Served with rosemary sourdough and fresh fruit.</span><br/><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Lunch</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Baltimore-Style Crab Cakes</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Kept simple and focused on the jumbo lump crab meat, experience unadulterated crab cake heaven paired with a tri-color slaw + zesty lime dressing </span></p><p style="text-align:center">Local Mahi Tacos* </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Grilled Mahi Mahi seasoned with a signature blend of spices on roasted corn tortillas topped with cabbage, avocado, mango salsa + a lime cilantro aioli drizzle</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Crunch romaine tossed with homemade garlicky caesar dressing, shaved Parmesan, homemade crispy croutons.</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Grilled Portobello Sandwich* </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Juicy portobello steaks marinated in olive oil + balsamic vinegar, grilled until lightly crispy, topped with caramelized onion, melted feta, roasted red peppers, drizzled with basil aioli on a ciabatta bun</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Shrimp on Cauliflower Fried Rice Bowl</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">This paleo-friendly, 5-ingredient meal is loaded with fresh vegetables, tender shrimp, and signature Asian flavors</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Salmon Arugula Salad</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Zesty, grilled salmon atop a bed of spicy arugula, local heirloom cherry tomatoes, shaved asiago, pine nuts, dressed with a tangy lemon pepper vinaigrette </span><br/><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Appetizers </span></p><p style="text-align:center">Caribbean Conch Salad* </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Freshly cracked, local caught conch marinated in lime juice with bell peppers, onions, jalapeño </span></p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">+ cilantro served with crunchy plantain chips</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Tomato and Basil Bruschetta</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">A dreamy combination of tomatoes, boat grown basil, and italian herbs with a drizzle of balsamic reduction on crostinis </span></p><p style="text-align:center">Bountiful Charcuterie Board</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">A board full of variety: Bold meats (prosciutto, salami, sopressata...) + a range of cheeses (truffle goat cheese, aged asiago, crumbled blue, merlot or espresso bellavitano, dill havarti...) </span></p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">+ delectable spreads (fig jam, stone ground mustard, olive tapenade...) + pickled vegetables (beets, jalapenos, pepperoncinis…) + seasonal fruits</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Homemade Hummus </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Ground chickpeas, nutty tahini, fresh squeezed lemon juice, smashed garlic, EVOO + served with warm pita bread and sliced vegetables</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad* </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Watermelon spheres tossed with creamy crumbled goat cheese topped with fresh mint</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Prosciutto Wrapped Melon**</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Skewers of melon strips and prosciutto + drizzles of honey + rock salt</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Baked Arancini and Bruschetta</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Breaded risotto balls with mozzarella and select meats, grilled bread rubbed with garlic + topped with a fresh herbed tomato salad</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Sizzling Shrimp Roll</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Chili-garlic seared shrimp, cabbage, shredded carrots, bibb lettuce, cilantro, thai basil, mint + homemade chili hoisin peanut dipping sauce</span><br/><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Dinner</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Ahi Tuna Tower with Sesame Wonton Crisps</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">A tower of sushi grade ahi tuna, sushi rice, mango-cucumber salad + microgreens with a Wasabi + Sriracha Aioli drizzle</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Filet Mignon</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Select tender, juicy filets grilled to order, paired with baked brussel sprouts + sautéed minced cauliflower, with an herbed mushroom cream sauce </span></p><p style="text-align:center">Seafood Paella</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">A summer favorite and perfect base for the freshest seafood available, with notes of tangy lemon, fresh herbs, and mediterranean spices</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Blackened Sesame Chicken Stir Fry</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Wild rice sauteed in sesame oil with snap peas, broccoli, water chestnuts, celery, and carrots topped with sesame seeds + coconut aminos or soy sauce</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Grilled Flank Steak </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Marinated overnight and flash grilled, this flank steak pairs perfectly with a corn + black bean salsa, grape tomatoes, microgreens, and homemade chimichurri</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Simply Elegant Pasta*</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Quinoa angel hair pasta mixed with sauteed onions, crispy bacon bites, sun dried tomatoes and zangy capers</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Fresh Caught Grilled Lobster Tail**</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Split tails grilled with garlic herbed butter, grilled red potatoes and baked avocado with red rice salsa</span><br/><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Desert</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Homemade Chia Pudding* </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Chia seeds, almond milk, 100% cocoa, cinnamon + tropical fruit</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Key Lime Pie </p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a graham cracker pie crust</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Crème Brûlée</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">In honor of her mother, Margaret prepares this traditional french dessert with love - a rich custard base + a contrasting layer of hard caramel</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Cocoa Avocado Mouse</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">A creamy combination of local avocados, 100% cocoa, maple syrup + almond milk, topped with kiwi or caramelized pears</span><br/><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">Snacks</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Margaret’s favorite way to fill up midday is with homemade, light fare: peanut butter, white bean hummus, truffle popcorn, guacamole, taziki dip and vegetables, to name a few.<br/><br/><span style="font-weight:bold">“Once around the World” Dinner Menu</span></p><p style="text-align:center">As an option to guests, this cuisine is a collection of traditional recipes inspired by Chef Margaret and Captain Taylor’s travels</p><p style="text-align:center">Indian</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Curry served with naan</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Italian</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Pasta carbonara or simply elegant pasta, paired with veal or chicken scallopini</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Portuguese</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Fresh caught whole fish grilled, bed of rice, grilled vegetables</span></p><p style="text-align:center">South American</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Skirt steak with chimichurri sauce</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Caribbean</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Coconut crusted grouper fillets with fried plantain </span></p><p style="text-align:center">Moroccan</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Vegetable or Chicken Tagine with tri-color quinoa</span></p><p style="text-align:center">Something Familiar</p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-style:italic">Quarter pound select beef hamburgers and truffle rosemary fries</span></p>

 

Availability

Upcoming 12 months reservations calendar 

Available - the dates are available for your charter

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

 

Rates

 

Reviews (23)

January 2021 USVI Charter

Thank you Taylor and Margaret for welcoming us back and hosting an amazing vacation.

Whereas last year we split time between BVI and the US Virgin Islands, this year we spent trip in the USVI. It is amazing just how much there is to do and to see among the Islands. While St. Thomas, St. John & St. Croix are the three primary islands of the USVI there are dozens of minor Islands many of which...

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December 2020 USVI Charter

What an amazing time with you both! The gorgeous and well maintained boat, incredible meals curated to every food taste, the touring of the water and islands, perfect restaurants recommendations, killer playlists, island cocktails - wow!

You provided our family a truly memorable experience, and the night snorkel on our last night sealed it!

Thank you! We hope to sail with you again,
Judy, A...

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January 2021 USVI Charters

Last year was our first trip on Island Hoppin’ – it was without a doubt the best and most relaxing vacation we can remember. This year with everything going on in the world we didn’t think another trip aboard Island Hoppin’ could get any better - We were wrong!
First - The rest of the US should take lessons from the US Virgin Islands government. You have to register on the USVI portal and have a...

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December 2020 USVI Charter

What a fantastic week around the USVI! We got to check out new destinations and made some new favorite spots. Thank you for salvaging our December vacation 2020. This was our first vacation ever spent on a boat. I have made memories that will last a lifetime. I absolutely adore the both of you, you make a fantastic team. Margaret, you have made us some of the best meals of our entire life. Taylor,...

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December 2020 USVI Charter

Thank you for giving our family an adventurous bonding experience and week in paradise that we will forever cherish! The food was spectacular, the cocktails divine, the SCUBA and snorkelling were majestic, the hiking was amazing, the sailing superb, the games of Cards Against Hummanity, Mexican Train Dominoes, Shut the Box, Chess, and Uno were so memorable, the birthday/graduation celebration was ...

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November 2020 USVI Charter

I want to shout from the hilltops what a fantastic vacation our family just had on Island Hoppin' in the USVI! I've been telling everyone. At first we were afraid of Covid, then we were disappointed it had to be USVI instead of BVI. Turns out both were a plus!

Covid made this vacation especially sweet. We didn't wear a mask for a week and forgot about all the troubles in the world while we were...

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