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Steve Schlosser

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Explore the Virgin Islands aboard Alternate Latitude - affordable luxury

50 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

St. Thomas Yacht Rental Photos and Description

3 cabin, 3 bathroom catamaran

Alternate Latitude is an award-winning 44 foot Voyage Catamaran and Captain Steve has been sailing for over 20 years. He has carefully outfitted Alternate Latitude with a fresh & comfortable exterior & interior, with all new navigational equipment & other electronics, cushions & linens, stereo (MP3’s – yes!) and electric heads (toilets) in all bathrooms. You will experience the security of a qualified Captain, local knowledge and flair on a comfortable & recently updated beautiful sailing vessel.

Alternate Latitude offers 2 queen staterooms, each with own bathroom. The boat comes outfitted with toys aplenty, with 2 stand-up paddle boards, snorkel equipment for the whole gang, floaties & even a tube to pull behind the 5-passenger, 40 horse-power Zodiac dingy. Travel to multiple Caribbean islands via your own personal charter & visit coves & islands that you couldn’t easily get to if you stayed in a hotel without paying for all the extra travel costs (ferries, taxis, etc.).

Wake up to a breakfast then either jump in the sea for a refreshing swim/snorkel or take a hike on the trails that lead you to historical spots complete with amazing views. The afternoon is a perfect time for a nap in the shade or chasing turtles on one of the stand-up paddle boards. Wind up the day with a little happy hour before dinner under the stars or opt for the delicious local West Indian fare at places such as Foxy’s or The Bitter End.

Alternate Latitude offers premium captain-only charters:

For the Captain only option, your captain will take care of sailing the boat and will arrange an itinerary with you that meet your requirements taking into account weather, feasibility etc. You will be responsible for provisioning, cooking and cleaning. It’s a way to save money on your charter and experience a relaxed, casual sailing vacation. All toys and amenities included, so you enjoy the comfort and amenities of a crewed yacht without the expense of gourmet cuisine or the limitation of dining on board. Extra costs on Captain only charters are provisions (food and drinks) for your group and the captain, fuel, ice, local permits, customs & immigration, mooring balls, fuel, water – basically anything but the boat & captain/crew.

Captain Only: per week: 1-6 pax

We provide the cleaning (dishes, galley, daily bathroom cleaning, etc.) in addition to the Captain's Famous Rum Cake $7000 + expenses

Captain Only Deluxe including expenses (customs fees, mooring fees, fuel, ice) = $8000, with the same clean-up service from your captain.

Charters are typically for 7 nights and can start and end on any day convenient to you and the yacht’s availability.

We can pick up and drop off in the US or BVI so when looking for flights check them both.

Last minute charters? You bet. If our calendar is open, and you are ready to vacation within the next 2 weeks, ask about our last minute booking special!

We are able to perform your wedding & vow renewals! Ask us about our wedding/honeymoon & anniversary packages.

Alternate Latitude welcomes broker inquiries!

We are a member of the Virgin Islands Charter Yacht League, and Charter Yacht Solutions, LLC.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Schlosser (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Steve Schlosser

Steve & Deb own Alternate Latitude & have sailed her in the US Virgin Islands since 2012. We are an experienced team & know these islands well. We can help with almost any aspect of your Caribbean sailing adventure, like a provisioning service to get your boat stocked with all the food & beverages you need, massage on the boat or on the beach, even wedding & vow renewals.

Steve Schlosser purchased this yacht in 2011

Why Steve Schlosser chose St. Thomas

We love sailing in the US and British Virgin islands, the Islands are close together and well protected. Having the ability to move easily from one island to the next via Alternate Latitude will enhance your vacation (no ferries, packing and unpacking).

From the boat you can do it all, whether you want to snorkel, hike, explore or just sit back and relax.

What makes this yacht unique

Alternate Latitude sails everyday for a few hours, it doesn't take long to get to the next island. Each island offers a new adventure, whether you are looking for quiet family anchorages or the party spot, the Virgin Islands have what you are looking for and we would love to show it to you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Steve, Thanks so much for the Great trip. We all enjoyed it but James had a blast getting to sail with you. I can't think of anything I can recommend to make what you do any better. Having chartered with 4 other Cats in the past, I really think your talents as a sailor and Captain combined with the fact that Alternate Latitude is certainly a beautiful, comfortable and capable cruiser with a wonderful back story, will make a terrific charter for anyone either a novice or seasoned cruiser.

The destinations and routes were well thought out to accommodate my wife's desire for smooth sailing and anchorages and my Sons desire to sail. When Deb comes in to round our your crew, I'm sure things will get even better!

Thanks again for the fun and memorable vacation. We look forward to sailing with you again next Spring, as we discussed.

Regards,
Feb 2013
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Explore the Virgin Islands aboard Alternate Latitude - affordable luxury
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5

Amazing honeymoon made special by Steve and Deb

  • 5 of 5

We knew we were in good hands from the second we contacted Steve and Deb about celebrating our marriage aboard the Alternate Latitude. They were very receptive to all of our questions and made sure they knew our preferences before the trip - from food to drink to activities we were interested in, they thought of everything. We arrived at the airport and met our driver (arranged by Steve and Deb) who took us to the marina. A bottle of chilled Veuve Clicquot was waiting for us to help us relax and start the celebration. From there it was just perfection. All the food, expertly prepared for us by Deb, was fresh and delicious. Prosecco, red and white wine, and rum drinks (the Mango Sunrise - we nicknamed it "Deb's Mango Madness" - it was amazing!) were all available to us day for night. Little touches like flowers and an itinerary for the day written on the chalk board in the cabin were much appreciated. We were taken to Jost Van Dyke, St. John, and Virgin Gorda just to name a few stops on our journey. Snorkeling equipment was available for us as was an underwater camera! We just downloaded the pictures to our laptop before we disembarked and we took them home (Steve offered to also upload them to a Dropbox account for us). The multi-colored tropical fish, the coral, and the reefs were all amazing - like swimming in a tropical aquarium! For the nights we didn't have the pleasure of Deb's cooking on the boat (we opted to eat off the boat a few nights), we were brought ashore to eat at local restaurants (reservations made in advance for us by Steve and Deb). Nights were spent chatting with Deb and Steve (they are both very knowledgable about the Virgin Islands and sailing) and then lying out on the front of the catamaran staring up at the beautiful starry sky. The cabins were comfortable - air conditioning was available but we never needed to have it turned on - the breeze flowing through the cabin with the open hatch was plenty to keep us cool throughout the night. Steve and Deb gave us our privacy but were always available to answer questions. We had a magical honeymoon - all thanks to the hospitality of Steve and Deb aboard the Alternate Latitude. We cannot recommend this enough - whether it be for a family vacation (the boat sleeps 6 guests) or a romantic week for a special occasion - you will have an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN
5

Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? If I could give this vacation 10 stars, I would. We had high expectations for this vacation, and Steve and Deb far exceeded all of them. We apparently had "bad weather" (which is definitely relative) because there was a lot of wind and the seas were kind of high, but our fearless Captain was able to roll with the punches and plan our itinerary as necessary each day to mitigate the impact of the weather. We had some exciting, fast sailing with the high winds, but Steve never failed to find wonderfully protected areas for snorkeling, lunch, and overnight anchorages where the water was calm. Deb is a magician in the galley. I have no idea how she puts together such fresh, delicious, and abundant meals and snacks with the space constraints of the boat, but our bellies and taste buds were very grateful for her talents. She also kept the boat immaculately clean all the time, which was also pretty magical because we never really saw her cleaning! In addition to their formal "jobs" on the boat, Steve and Deb were wonderful tour guides and great friends. We really just enjoyed spending time with them. It was like going on vacation with friends, except I don't have any other friends who wait on me hand and foot and don't allow me to clear my own dishes. Ha! Steve and Deb took all of our preferences and even off-hand comments very seriously and really went above and beyond to make sure we had the time of our lives. They were extremely professional but also warm and welcoming, and we were so fortunate to be able to hang out with them for the week. As Deb said, we've found our home in the Virgin Islands and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
5

What a great trip!

  • 5 of 5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND this vacation and this crew! We definitely had a great time, and Steve and Deb were a big reason why. We were 4 women, celebrating one of us surviving breast cancer for 10 years, and we were a little high maintenance on the food front: one vegetarian, one gluten free, one low carb, and one who won't eat cilantro. Deb took it all in stride and made some AWESOME meals for us. She focuses on organic, local ingredients, and you can taste it! It was so good we begged for recipes and have tried a few at home.

We told Steve that what we really wanted was good snorkeling, and so he took us to some EXCELLENT spots. We snorkeled two or three times a day, and had a great time. He picked routes so we could see a lot of different things, and still get to sites fast and spend most of our time in the water. When it got windy and wavy, he found us coves where it was easier to snorkel. And when we got out of the water, they had drinks waiting for us - girly, beach drinks, just as we requested.

They are great people, and we had a great time. The ship was extremely well maintained, and they take care of it very lovingly. Great crew, great ship, great snorkeling, great friends. What more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, Georgia, USA
5

Great Sail

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week sailing aboard Alternate Latitude in the beautiful Virgin Islands. Steve and Deb are a delightful couple and a highly professional crew. They made us feel like we were sailing with good friends, taking care of everything we needed with pleasant enthusiasm. Chef Deb prepared wonderful, healthful meals and Captain Steve found us the best snorkeling spots, anchorages, and sailing routes. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alternate Latitude

  • 5 of 5

Did NOT want to come home! My girlfriends and I wanted to go have some fun, explore, relax and laugh. We had no clue how perfect this would end up being. Deb and Steve are a great pair! Deb is an expert in the kitchen (the food was just what we wanted and perfectly prepared). She anticipated our every need. Steve made us feel safe and was so helpful and knowledgeable. The boat was appointed nicely and there was nothing we went without! Fun to wake every day with the chalkboard listing our adventures for the day ahead. We found new friends with these two! Already planning a next adventure with Alternate Latitude! Thank you Deb and Steve!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

The BEST Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We are a family of 6, the youngest (twins) are 17, 22, and 24 year olds. This was the best experience and vacation we have ever had (and we've done some great things). Let me start with the accommodations ~ the boat is top notch and decorating from the bedrooms to the living space is bright, lively, and comfortable. Captain Steve showed us some amazing snorkeling spots and also some fun "on land" spots. Every morning Steve and Deb would share with us the plan for the day, and when ready, Steve would set sail. He's a great sailor and has a lot of fun. Deb, Chef extraordinaire, cooked the most amazing meals, three times a day. We were never hungry, or thirsty (she makes great drinks too). Often on trips, we constantly plan on where we will eat and work around everyones food moods and diets ~ we didn't have that worry on the boat as everyone was happy with the food preparation (in fact, we took a picture of every meal). Deb and Steve are the most wonderful people ~ they let us have all the family time we wanted (and at first we were just our family), but by the end of the trip we wanted them hanging out with us sharing their stories, music, and fun! They are truly awesome and made the trip memorable for all of us! We were all so sad to leave! We hope to make a trip again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Several that travel throughout the Virgin Islands
Car: not necessary

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Amenities

St. Thomas Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Forward Starboard - toilet , shower , Electric head
    Aft Starboard - toilet , shower , Electric Head
    Forward Port - toilet , shower , Electric Head
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Aft Starboard - 1 queen
    Forward Starboard - 1 queen
    Forward Port - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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