Come Sail on a Crewed Catamaran to St. Lucia

20% off the two week rate 

 

“Charter an Experience of a Lifetime”

Click on the above photo to view a video highlighting our 2012 Charter to USVI

Experience the Islands Aboard Alternate Latitude

Join Capt Steve Schlosser and Capt Rick Weiler on a cruise from St. Thomas USVI aboard the beautiful Alternate Latitude, a 2001 Voyage 440 Catamaran.

Overview
August 10-August 24
We’ll depart August 10, 2013 from St. Thomas, USVI and head towards St. Martin, where you’ll have a couple of days to explore the island and/or relax as you choose. From St. Martin, time and weather permitting, we’ll make additional island hops as we make our way to St. Lucia with a target date of August 24.

Charter Trip Package Inclusions
Your charter trip package is all inclusive — food, beverages, crew, offshore time, and more!

                             Reserve Your Space

Contact Capt Rick or Capt Steve


 

St. Thomas, USVI 2012 Testimonials

  • I had a fantastic time on the trip! It was very educational; the boat has a great layout and the company aboard was wonderful! –R.Arnold

  • Steve, I appreciate the experience and the tutelage. The trip was exactly what I expected. In fact, after the first few days, I was scratching my head at how smooth things were going. In my experience, when on the water, things rarely go according to plan. At one point during the trip you looked at the head sail and said, "We are overpowered up front. What does that mean and how can one know?” Thanks for the open invitation for questions! I look forward to more in the future. –C. Creagh

  • I had a great time on the gulf crossing - and would do it again. I felt we learned plenty as this was my first truly offshore passage. I thought the watch system worked well as that gave us experience in all different times. I also liked the times during daylight where we practiced knots, navigation, and other sailing techniques. The experiences of fixing problems that arose was also valuable. Great sailing, good weather, excellent food, knowledgeable captains and great crew made this a pleasant experience!! –Harold

  • We had a great time and really enjoyed being out on the water and living on a boat. While the sights, swimming and sailing (and motoring) were fun; it was the crew that made it a great trip. –The Baldwins

 

Your Captains

Both captains have experience sharing the helm together. They are licensed USCG masters with sailing endorsements.

Capt Steve and Capt Rick have a lifetime of experience on the water. They look forward to sharing their love of sailing with you.

Their Goal: To be instrumental in giving you the safest and most enjoyable time aboard Alternate Latitude.
Feel free to contact the captains with any questions you may have.

Captain Steve Schlosser
Capt Steve has 20 years of sailing experience, having raced all types of sailboats from Sunfish to J109s. He took off single handed on his Tayana 37 in the winter of 2009, sailing from Houston through the Bahamas and eventually the Virgin Islands.

Captain Rick Weiler
Capt Rick taught himself how to sail at the age of 12. He has 40+ years of sailing and boating experience and lives aboard his 44’ Hardin ketch, Vista Cruiser a documented vessel.


 

Hands-On Sailing Instruction

Learn what it takes to sail a Catamaran offshore: You are invited to participate and receive guided instructions on how to sail offshore–you can be as hands-on as little or as much as you wish. Or sit back, relax and enjoy your custom-made adventure. It’s all about what you want to do!

Have as much hands-on time as your wish.
Keep watches, setting and trimming sails — even help out in the galley!

During the course of the sailing legs, instruction can include:
— Route and weather planning, watch keeping
— Inspections and maintenance while underway
— Provisioning for boat and crew
— Cooking under way, meal planning
— Sail trim, reefing and storm preparations
— Making vessel ready for passage making
— Fishing under way, navigation, SSB instruction
— Satellite phone usage … And much more!


 

The Trip

Overview
Offshore Legs
Will be filled with informative lessons, good food and the peace that only comes from being out on the open sea. We’ll be happy to work at covering information specific to what you’d like to do.

Island Hopping Legs
Are planned to be lazy and carefree: With plenty of time for sightseeing, swimming and just generally enjoying life aboard and at anchor. Many lessons will be made available during these legs as well, for those that want to learn. Things like picking a proper anchorage, setting anchor, dingy operations and many more topics that can be discussed and reviewed.

 

Leg 1 – August 10 St. Thomas USVI to St. Martin. Approx 5-6 days passage.

Leg 2 – Aug 18 St. Martin to St. Lucia. 5-6 day passage with stops or two at tropical islands as time and weather permit.

In Between Destinations
You will gain experience at anchoring, picking up mooring balls and reading water depths based on the color of the water.

You’ll have plenty of time for snorkeling, spear fishing and just plain relaxing in remote exotic spots.


 

This is an excellent first step to experiencing life on a sailboat, venturing offshore and island hopping with experienced and proven captains onboard.


Are You Ready to Go?!

For many of you, this is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to live your dream sailing and visiting beautiful islands. It’s important that you feel comfortable with us. There’s only so much one can relay with words and photos. So, we invite you to give us a call.

Ask any and all questions you may have on your mind. Then let us help you to prepare for the trip. Sailing is our life and we’d be very pleased to have the opportunity to share what we know — to be your guide across the waters to beautiful vistas and friendly islanders!

All Inclusive Rates
There are (2) two cabins available at a rate of $4,000 U.S. per week, double occupancy. Or, $7,000 U.S. for both weeks per cabin.
Your charter package is all inclusive and includes all meals, beverages, captains, sailing tutorage, island hopping, fishing and snorkeling stops.

Now offering 20% the two week rate

Reserve Your Space Today!
You can reserve your space at www.vrbo.com/462928.

Visit Capt. Steve’s Alternate Latitude Website

Trip Insurance Recommendations
Due to the timing of this voyage, we highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance. The following company is offered for you to check out (We have no affiliation with this company.):
CSA Travel Insurance

For More Information
Please contact either Capt Rick or Capt Steve for more information.