Island Yachts Experience

Island Yachts has been providing exceptional bareboat charter service to our guests for over 30 years. We enjoy a better than 50% repeat business. Read what some of our many satisfied guests had to say about their Island Yachts experience.

“Lynne and I just got back from a two week charter on IP-380 ‘Island Girl’ chartered from Island Yacht Charters in Red Hook, St. Thomas. I can report that it was a great experience from beginning to end. The charter broker handled everything for us very efficiently and cheerfully, including transportation to and from the airport… The boat was in great condition, and we were able to spend the night onboard… I’d have to say that an Island Packet is the perfect boat for the Virgins… I can highly recommend the Island Yacht Charters charter experience, and will definitely do it again.”

H. Hoen,
Tabbs Creek, Virginia
“It was our first experience with the 42 and it was great. She is a safe and comfortable cruiser. The kids especially had a great time and their three friends who came along will never forget the trip. This photo was taken in Salt Pond Bay St. John USVI.”

Repeat guest
Migliaccio, Rhode Island
“Skip and Andrea, we have returned home safe and sound, but more importantly, very relaxed and ready to tackle the working world once more. As usual Island Yachts has come through with another great charter for our vacation. A good clean boat, thoroughly prepared, has become the expected norm from you and your company. You always manage to impress us with your consistent top shelf operation… The IP-420 is an awesome boat… When the winds come up a bit, the boat really responds well, and at the same time we have a comfortable and dry ride. The Island Packet 420 is a true ‘performance cruiser’.”

J. Irwin,
Lewes, Delaware
“Andrea, we had a wonderful time on our recent charter trip with you. The VI’s are all they’re supposed to be. Kids loved every minute and were great sailors. Boat was perfect. I was quite pleased to do checkout with Skip. Service was great. Everyone on IYC staff was courteous and professional… Just barely on the plane out of San Juan to the States and my wife is planning our next trip!”

S. Stewart,
Portland, Oregon
“The crew all agreed that ‘Dream Aweigh’ (IP-485) was the best boat we have ever chartered. Considering that the four of us have individually chartered perhaps over 100 different boats, that is saying something. Although we try to sail a different location each time, we all will recommend your company to all our fellow sailors.”

M. Hopkins,
Dallas, Texas
“We very much enjoyed the entire experience of chartering with Island Yachts. The ‘Goodnight Moon’ was everything it was said to be and more. Very well outfitted, very clean, and a true pleasure to be aboard. It also performed much better that expected… Overall, we would (and have) highly recommend Island Yachts Charters to anyone. The boats are high quality and in good shape, the company is small enough to provide personal service, and the people we met were all first rate. In fact, it would be hard to say whether the company’s better asset is the boats or the folks…”

G. Matschke & M. Ponce,
Chelsea, Michigan
“Skip and Andrea, thanks very much for the good work and your help. I am very impressed with the operation and customer service. I like the small group… Small family outfit, name recognition, etc. I like the personal touch. ‘Skye’ is a very nice boat… We did easily get her over 6 kts on several occasions… It was a pleasure to discover the USVI too. Thanks again to all of the Island Yachts Crew.”

M. Stromberg,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
“We saw a brand new IP-420 at the Norwalk CT boat show. We thought ‘Okay, this is Before, wait till we get to Red Hook and see the After.’ We were all stunned. The charter boat looked every bit as good as the one at the boat show. Everything worked perfectly, and the boat (inside and out) was spotless. What a treat.”

B. Griffith,
Massapequa Park, NY
“Wanted to drop a line to thank you, Skip and the Island Yacht staff for the absolutely excellent experience provided during our trip which ended yesterday. From the initial contact with you, through paperwork, boat briefing and finally the arrangements back to the airport, the Island Yacht group was fantastic. Even my minor question with the outboard motor was handled very well. I am sure you are rightfully proud of the Island Yacht operation and the staff’s professionalism reflects well on you and Skip. They helped make this a very special trip for our family. I do appreciate it.”

P. Koubek,
Port Matilda, PA