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Catamaran Island Hoppin, 52ft, 8 guests based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Award WinnerRunner Up for Best Yacht over 51ft, St Thomas 2017

Weekly Charter Rates

$20,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
$24,000 (8 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX


Guests Cabins Length
8 4 52ft
Guest cabin configuration:
4 Queen en-suite guest cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon 520
Built 2018
Children Allowed Yes
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Licensed for USVI 6+ passengers Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard

Special Offer

$250 Child discount
$250 per week discount for each child age 15 and under. Age is based on the charter date.
Available for charters starting now through 3 August 2019
Reservations need to be confirmed before 28 July 2019
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Catamaran Island Hoppin Overview

Island Hoppin is a 2017 launched Lagoon 520 available for crewed charter vacations sailing the Virgin Islands. Island Hoppin accommodates up to 8 passengers in four Queen en-suite cabins (1 Queen can be switched for a bunk cabin). Great layout for families or couples.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands

Green Initiative: Water Purifier on board saves on plastic water bottles


5 Cabin Version:

4 Queen Staterooms and 5th Bunk bed Stateroom. Normally Crew will take the bunks, unless requested at booking contract.


WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Sun Awning
Ice Maker
Kosher menu available
Other entertainment: "L'Occitane" luxury spa items provided in guests' baths. These fantastic Mediterranean inspired, all natural soaps and lotions ensure guests get the full, five-star experience that they deserve.
Communications: Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.

Water toys

1-Man Kayak
2-Man Kayak
Adult Water Skis
Kids Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Trawling, Casting
Dinghy: 14'
Dinghy Outboard HP: 40hp
Other equipment includes:

20' Aqua Lily Pad

SCUBA available on board

 SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: 3 dives per week included for certified divers, Discover Scuba course $150pp, Referral Open Water Dives $350pp.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 8
Captain's Scuba License: Instructor
Dive Regs: 6
Divers: 8
Night lights: 2

Meet the Crew

Jamie & Susannah

Jamie and Susannah are a team forged through their shared passion for the environment, adventure and a love for life. They were both travelling the world when their paths crossed in the Caribbean and they have been inseparable ever since. As a couple, they set their sights on the charter industry from the beginning and their accomplishments are a testament to their abilities. Their unmistakable passion for what they do creates an unforgettable experience where an atmosphere of safety and professionalism allows their guests to immerse themselves in the care free and fun-loving Caribbean vibe they themselves fell in love with. They thrive on creating an environment where no task seems to be a chore, no effort too great in creating the perfect experience for their guests.

Captain Jamie grew up on the shores of South Africa. His parents being avid SCUBA divers, he was taught from an early age to understand the ocean and all that goes on above and below its surface, to protect it, to love it and most of all, to respect it. Growing up the Indian Ocean was his natural playground and at a young age he was already an accomplished surfer, free diver and spearfisherman he became a qualified SCUBA diver at the age of 12 and spent much of his free time in his early teens racing 30ft monohulls up and down the coast.

He began his professional life as a SCUBA instructor at the age of 18, working for a company specializing in the conservation and research of aquatic life. He then used his natural affinity to share his love and knowledge of the underwater world to travel the eastern coast of Africa from the vast shores of south Africa, up through Mozambique, into Tanzania and Zanzibar. All the while honing his skills captaining dive boats and sailing yachts in some of the most challenging environments on earth...read more

His adventures ultimately landed him in the British Virgin Islands in 2013, working initially for shore based companies he ran SCUBA diving excursions throughout the BVI as well as working for a commercial diving operation specializing in yacht maintenance, repair and salvage. No longer able to be confined to land he joined a dive liveaboard as a dive instructor but his knowledge and natural ability saw him promoted through the ranks of engineer and up to Captain of the 105ft vessel all in the space of a year. Mentored by a true legend in the BVI charter industry Jamie was gifted with knowledge of the area that took his employer forty years to accumulate, combined with years of experience in the area, you can safely say Jamie is an expert on the area and can truly show you “Natures Little Secrets”.

Chef Susannah hails from Northern Ireland and is no stranger to the water, with her family being very active members of the Royal Yacht Club, she was taught to sail on Lasers from a young age in waters where the consequences of a mistake could mean a dunk in the Atlantics dangerously could waters. She was also taught to handle the large rescue Ribs and was present on many safety and rescue operations coordinated by her father.

Her thirst for adventure soon had her travelling the world. Her travels and her outgoing nature has allowed her to immerse herself in a variety of cultures which ignited her passion for people and of course food. Drawn to the water she was soon a qualified diver and keen surfer. Her travels brought her to the BVI in 2015 and she fell in love with the Caribbean way of life. The beauty of the Virgin Islands combined with the endless possibilities for adventure and exploration both above and below the water meant she knew she had found a place she could call home.

After many months working as a stewardess Susannah found the galley calling her name and so her professional culinary journey began. Not one to do things halfheartedly Susannah went on to complete not one but two professional chef courses. Under the guidance of many excellent teachers at Ashburtons Chef Academy (Devon, England) she completed the level 2 course in culinary skills and food safety in catering. Just a few months later motivated and ready to learn more she attended the prestigious Ballymaloe cookery school (Cork Ireland) and graduated from their intensive 3-month course. Susannah’s cooking reflects seasonal local produce and contemporary plating whilst always considering guests preferences.

Having sailed over two thousand miles together in the last two years throughout the Caribbean, Jamie and Susannah are excited to embark on their next adventure aboard Island Hoppin. Trading bigger yachts and larger guest numbers for the luxury, comfort and performance of a 2018 Lagoon 52. They cannot wait to show their guests the beauty of the Virgin Islands and share their love for the water and all the amazing activities available. Why not come Island Hoppin with a crew that’s made for it and a vessel named for it!

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Weekly charter rates

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Winter 2017 to 2018 $20,000 $20,250 $21,000 $21,750 $22,500 $23,250 $24,000
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Availability for Island Hoppin:

Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Friday, 16 February 2018 to Saturday, 24 February 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Wednesday, 28 February 2018 to Thursday, 8 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Saturday, 10 March 2018 to Saturday, 17 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Sunday, 18 March 2018 to Sunday, 25 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Sunday, 1 April 2018 to Saturday, 7 April 2018: Booked: Cruz Bay, St John, USVI* to Red Hook
Booked: Sunday, 8 April 2018 to Saturday, 14 April 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Transit: Friday, 4 May 2018 to Friday, 4 May 2018: Transit: Red Hook to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 5 May 2018 to Saturday, 12 May 2018: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Red Hook
Unavailable: Sunday, 13 May 2018 to Friday, 18 May 2018: Unavailable: Owner Use to Owner Use
Booked: Saturday, 19 May 2018 to Saturday, 26 May 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Unavailable: Monday, 28 May 2018 to Monday, 4 June 2018: Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Booked: Monday, 11 June 2018 to Tuesday, 19 June 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Friday, 22 June 2018 to Friday, 29 June 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Saturday, 30 June 2018 to Saturday, 7 July 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
On Hold: Saturday, 21 July 2018 to Saturday, 28 July 2018: Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Transit: Tuesday, 31 July 2018 to Wednesday, 31 October 2018: Transit: Red Hook to Grenada, St Georges
Boat Show: Thursday, 8 November 2018 to Tuesday, 13 November 2018: Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 26 January 2019 to Saturday, 2 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
On Hold: Sunday, 5 May 2019 to Saturday, 11 May 2019: Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook

Hours required between charters: preferably 48hr.

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I wouldn't consider ever doing this again without them as my crew regardless of which vessel they were aboard.
Fresh off another amazing charter with a great group of new friends! We had a great time trying to keep up with fun loving bunch as we sailed, dived and partied through the Virgin Islands!
In a letter addressed to their charter broker Lynne from Carefree Charters this is what they had to say:
Regarding our recent charter. First off your walking us through a series of 4 different vessels due to reasons beyond anyone's control was the most professional job possible and your concern for keeping the price under control couldn't have been done better.
Concerning the Island Hoppin' 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. The cuisine was far superior than I could have ever imagined. There was simply nothing left that I could have desired along with service above and beyond our needs. Concerning our crew, I haven't the words to do them justice. I would have assumed that a more seasoned couple would have been an asset prior to meeting Jamie and Susanna. I couldn't have been further off the mark on this. Besides being there for everything we could possibly need I feel as though we bonded as friends for life. I wouldn't consider ever doing this again without them as my crew regardless of which vessel they were aboard. Jamie has excellent captain skills but his management skills are more amazing. After 44 years of working at sea I know of which I speak.
I give the owner much credit for seemingly little things that made big differences. A new Bermese teak dining table in the cockpit dining area that made a huge difference as I got to see what it had replaced. The amount of teak in the decks that I understand was an extra expense made a huge difference over the fiberglass that would have been there if not for the extra care.
Rob H., USCG licensed Master 1600 tons, 2nd Mate unlimited, oceans
PS thank you for everything
They are a wonderful team on a great boat and we came home very happy
Hello Susannah and Jamie!
Sorry it has taken me so long to sit down and write a review. Here are some thoughts, use them however you like ๐Ÿ˜Š

Our family of five had the best vacation we have ever had with Jamie and Susannah on our Island Hoppin charter. Being new to life on a boat, we didn’t know what to expect. Susannah and Jamie’s hospitality won us over right away. They were warm and welcoming and made us feel right at home! As they got to know us, they quickly planned a route around the islands with the perfect stops for diving, snorkeling, shopping, hiking, water skiing, and any fun we wanted to have.

They are knowledgeable about the history of the islands and had some wonderful stories to tell! They also helped us understand the ongoing recovery of the area after the hurricanes. They knew what was not open and what had recently opened, so we could go ashore and shop and support the comeback of some local businesses.

Jamie is an excellent boat handler, and together he and Susannah were a top notch team. As First Mate and Chef, there was a lot of work to do, and Susannah did it with a smile and an Irish twinkle in her eye. She is a wonderful chef and the food was fabulous. Presented and served beautifully, we looked forward to every meal!

They struck a wonderful balance of personal attention while being unobtrusive, and it was very easy to be together with them. They are a wonderful team on a great boat and we came home very happy. Many good memories were made on our trip, and Jamie and Susannah played a big role in that. I hope our paths cross again!

The trip was everything we hoped it would be and MORE!
We spent a week on Island Hoppin’ with Jamie and Susannah. The trip was everything we hoped it would be and MORE! The boat is a beauty - new, great condition, gorgeous, spacious, plenty of room for our party of 6. We never felt cramped or on top of one another. The BVIs are as beautiful as always and repairs and improvements are going on daily. Watching the sunsets from the boat took our breath away. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Jamie and Susannah. They are professional, fun, knowledgeable and the trip would not have been the same without the two of them. They went above and beyond to make our week fun and memorable. Susannah’s cooking is scrumptious and Jamie’s Pain Killers cannot be beat. The menu was varied and the presentation of the three daily meals plus snacks was top notch. Jamie was a wonderful and patient scuba instructor and the diving and snorkeling were absolutely delightful - we felt like we were in an aquarium. We also loved the tubing, water skiing, paddle boarding and jumping on the aqua lily pad!
Thank you guys! We look forward to welcoming you back on board ๐Ÿ‘
#usvi #bvi #crewedyacht
If we ever use another captain and chef they will have a tough act to follow.
Dear Susannah and Jamie,
Thank you so much for you hospitality and hard work this week! This type of vacation was a brand new experience for me and I did't know what to expect...the two of you made it just wonderful. The meal and snacks were delicious and beautiful and all the fun was so much fun! You provisioned well, planned well and worked well together and it was a pleasure getting to know you both a bit. I wish you the very best in life and hope our paths cross again. Merry Christmas too!

Susannah and Jamie,
This was defiantly our best family vacation ever and you two are a big part of the reason. You are both very good at what you do and you obviously take great pride in what you do. Thank you for your hard work and great service. Hope to cruise with you again. If we ever use another captain and chef they will have a tough act to follow. The boat wasn't too shabby either!! Great getting to know you as well. Merry Christmas.

Thank you Jamie and Susannah for a fantastic week! You two are awesome company to have around. Your knowledge on so many subjects and humor and good-naturedness was contagious and you inspired me in many ways. Hope to catch you all again sometime. Hopefully in the Canary Islands.

Susannah and Jamie,
Thank you guys so much for everything this past week. All of your hard work helped make this trip an amazing and unforgettable experience. I hope to sail with you guys again some day!

Thank you both of such an incredible week! This was an amazing trip in itself and your hard work, delicious meals and hospitality made it that much better. Thank you for being so accommodating and truly caring about what we wanted out of the trip. This was a trip of a lifetime that i will never forget! Hope to see you again.
I can wholeheartedly recommend the Island Hoppinโ€™ experience based solely on the crew
As a thirty year veteran of the dive travel business and co-owner of a catering /hospitality company, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Island Hoppin’ experience based solely on the crew. I had the opportunity to charter with Susannah and Jamie last year and found it one of the most customer centric . They provide a top notch experience all around, and with a brand new 52 Lagoon under their care, they will certainly take it over the top! Jamie is an exceptionally knowledgeable captain, excellent boat handler, and he knows BVI diving as well as anyone I’ve met. Susannah is an excellent chef with great creative ability. Her flavor combinations and presentations are wonderful, and she provides a variety to please any palate. Everyone on the charter was amazed by the food and personal service. Susannah and Jamie can match the experience to anyone’s preferences and abilities, and I am already recommending Island Hoppin’ to my most discerning clients.
Cheers and Merry Christmas,
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