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welcome to happy island

We are a luxury yacht charter company
in the US Virgin Islands. We offer
private all-inclusive charters on our 

classic 50' sailing yacht. 

Sail with us and enjoy the ultimate
Virgin Islands charter experience!

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Join us for a luxury charter on our classic sailing yacht for an incredible day of sailing, snorkeling and relaxation in the beautiful US Virgin Islands!

 

We are the only truly luxury daysail charter in the Virgin Islands.  Just bring your sunglasses and a bathing suit -- we have everything else: professional & experienced crew, delicious food, plenty of drinks, premium snorkel equipment, 100% Turkish Cotton beach towels, and even reef-safe sunscreen.  

Our full day charters include a well stocked open bar customized to your preference! For lunch we serve our famous "Lowcountry Boil" - a delicious, down-home feast done right with local Caribbean lobster!

And if that wasn't enough, sailing with Happy Island Charters also means you get to spend the day hanging out with our famous, furry and fun first mate, Pedro the Pirate Dog!

We also offer half day charters and sunset sails. Call/text us at 340-514-7705 or email happyislandcharters@gmail.com to begin planning your charter today!

 
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theboat

Sailing Yacht "Sea Level" is a classic ketch built by Durbeck Yachts in 1976. 

We have lovingly restored her inside and out and updated her with all the amenities to provide the ultimate luxury yacht charter experience.

  

With her large shaded cockpit and expansive foredeck, there is ample room for everyone to spread out and relax. 

  

Below deck, her air-conditioned interior and fresh-water head provide a comfortable place for the entire family to relax, change or use the restroom in comfort.  

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thefood

For many of our guests, the highlight of the day is when we bring out the food!

On a full day charter our gourmet lunch is a "low-country boil" feast with local Caribbean lobster, Atlantic shrimp, fresh corn and all the right down-home seasonings.  Don't be surprised if it is the best meal of your vacation!

Just as important as the food are the drinks - and there is no shortage of beverage options on board Happy Island Charters!  Our premium bar is always fully-stocked with beer, wine and liquor. Be sure to try our signature cocktail, Pedro's Piratekiller, made with dark rum, mango, passionfruit and  fresh nutmeg! 

 

Have a favorite beer, wine or spirit? Let us know your preferences and we will make a special order to have it onboard for your charter! 

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aboutus

Captains and brothers, Christopher “Fancy” and Jonathan "Jonny" Hardin founded Happy Island Charters on St. Thomas in 2013 with their first sailboat, a 37’ C&C sloop named Manta.  Fancy & Jonny's charter boat quickly became well known for their famous “Low Country Boil” lunch, well stocked open bar, and their adorable dog/mascot/co-pirate, Pedro!  

 

In 2017 a category 5 hurricane named Irma tore through the Virgin Islands and their sailboat was damaged beyond repair.  It took nearly two years to rebuild, settle with insurance, and save enough money, but soon the Hardin brothers were able to purchase S/Y Sea Level, a classic ketch sailing yacht.  They spent three years restoring the boat to her classic yacht standards and are proud to offer her for charter. 

Let Captain Fancy, Jonny and Pedro the Pirate Dog show you the best of sailing in the Virgin Islands!

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MEET PEDRO!

Pedro the Pirate Dog is our famous first mate!

He joins us on all our sailing adventures!

Pedro loves going sailing, swimming with sea turtles

 and snuggling up in the sun for an afternoon nap!

 

Pedro also loves having canine company on the boat. Contact us about bringing your pup or service dog
along with you on your charter!

Follow Pedro on Instagram:

@pedro_the_piratedog

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WHY SAIL WITH HAPPY ISLAND CHARTERS?

  • private charter ON A 50' CLASSIC YACHT, our durbeck ketch s/y "sea level"

    • enjoy the entire yacht to yourself!
       

  • professional captain and crew to serve you!

    • captain fancy is a us coast guard 100ton master captain with 15 years of experience sailing  th​e virgin islands

    • our trained crew provide full service hospitality and delicious drinks from our well stocked open bar

  • all-inclusive charter includes our famous home cooked lunch

    • our down-home "low Country Boil" feast includes local caribbean lobster!
       

  • custom personalized, premium open bar

    • we stock the bar with your personal favorite liquors, wines & beers!​

    • try our SIGNATURE happy island cocktail: "Pedro's PirateKiller" 

  • dog friendly boat

    • our pirate dog, pedro, always sails with us!

    • ARE YOU traveling with you pup? contact us about bringing your dog along on a charter!
       

  • all charters also include:

    • high quality snorkel equipment

    • large floating "oasis" raft, standup Paddleboard and other water toys

    • luxury turkish cotton towels

    • reef safe sunscreen 

    • premium seating on our spacious foredeck

    • shaded cockpit

    • fresh-water head (toilet) is air-conditioned & spacious for changing clothes 

    • spacious, air-conditioned main salon is a perfect place for children to nap and to safely stow bags & purses  

 

BOOK YOUR CHARTER TODAY!

We offer full day, half day, and sunset sail 

charters on our classic sailing yacht. 


Email, call or text us at 340-514-7705 to

begin planning your adventure now!