3 cabin, 3 bathroom catamaran
Deb Crowe Schlosser
About Deb Crowe Schlosser
Doug's first experience navigating the Caribbean began in his early twenties on race boats. After several seasons of racing its pristine waters he came to the conclusion that he desired a more permanent (and serene) existence in the Virgin Islands. These decisions lead him to retire from the racing circuit and pursue captaining term charters. Doug's friendly nature and vibrant sense of humor are trumped only by his wealth of knowledge pertaining to all things Caribbean. He loves sharing all the popular and exciting hot stops that the VI has to offer almost as much as he loves to whisk his guests away to the more secluded anchorages that showcase the untouched exotic beauty of the islands. Carolyn's passion for food, wine and entertaining coupled with her appetite for knowledge built a strong foundation for her career in the hospitality industry. Having worked in restaurants for over twelve years, Carolyn has had the opportunity to fine-tune her understanding of wine and spirits and how they relate to a myriad of different cuisines. She now focuses all of her boundless energy and brilliant creativity on the culinary masterpieces she creates for her guests. Her talent in the galley is underscored by her effortless ability to entertain. Other than food and travel, her hobbies include photography, hiking, reading, skiing, and practicing Pilates.
Deb Crowe Schlosser purchased this Yacht in 2011
Why Deb Crowe Schlosser chose St. Thomas
Other than his great passion, sailing, Doug also enjoys cooking, surfing, snowboarding and boat restoration. He is exceptionally energetic and generally loves any out door activity. Doug looks forward to showing his guests all the adventure and excitement the Caribbean has to offer. You will find him to be an excellent captain who offers a very unique experience not soon to be forgotten. And Carolyn's sparkling personality, love of adventure, and innate ability to make her guests feel welcome guarantee that your trip to the Caribbean will be one to remember!
What makes this Yacht unique
Cruising throughout the US and British Virgins Your Way !!!- Tell us where you want to go and subject to logistics, The Alternate Latitude will get you there in style.
Must be able to swim
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Amazing honeymoon made special by Steve and Deb
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!
Exceeded all expectations
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!
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!
What a great trip!
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?
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!!!
The BEST Family Vacation
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!