Why Charter 

The Cure for the Common Cruise

 
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Chartering a fully crewed private catamaran for a vacation is a special, if not once in lifetime experience.  The level of service offered on a private charter is unsurpassed, the cuisine and cocktails are world class, and the countless activities on land and sea will give you a much needed break from technology.  

To give you a better idea of what to expect from a charter, read what our guests have to say about their experience with us aboard Alternate Latitude.

Crowded cruise ships & large Caribbean resorts is not the only way to spend your vacation. For just about the same amount of money - you can spend 7 nights chilling on your own private vessel and visiting all the coves and islands you want.  Chartering your own Catamaran is a CURE for the COMMON CRUISE!


Benefits of Chartering

Chartering a boat in the Virgin Islands is unlike any other experience.  The time you spend on the water allows you to truly disconnect, relax, and become completely immersed in some of the most beautiful natural locations in the World.  Here are some more benefits of chartering a boat for your getaway.

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  • Customizable
    Your vacation is entirely customized to your liking.
     
  • Gourmet Cuisine
    You will not go hungry.  Having a personal chef means gourmet dining every day for every type of palate and dietary preference.
     
  • Local Knowledge
    You don't have to plan your itinerary.  Your captain doubles as a local historical, wildlife, and entertainment expert.
     
  • Fun and Games
    You will not get bored.  You can scuba dive, snorkel, Stand Up Paddleboard, surf, or go tubing from the boat.  We even have boardgames and cards.
     
  • Price Options 
    There are options for every budget.  Whether looking for a small intimate anniversary celebration or a group vacation with old friends, chartering is for everyone.

Places We sail

Our charters begin either in the US or British Virgin Islands, depending on where you fly into.  Once aboard, we take you island hopping through some of the most beautiful waters in the world.  With sheltered coves that block the prevailing Trade Winds, the Virgin Islands are ideal for new sailors looking for a relaxing voyage on a crewed charter.  

From peaceful mornings lounging on uninhabited beaches to memorable blood-pumping hikes with amazing vistas to lively evenings spent drinking "Pain Killers" with pirates, the Virgin Islands offer something for everyone.  Plus, clearing British Virgin Islands Customs and Immigration is easy for US residents.  The process takes about an hour and puts us in Great Harbor where the infamous Foxy's Bar is located.

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What to pack

You don't need to pack much when you're vacationing in the Caribbean, especially when you're sailing.  Here is a list of what we recommend you bring on your getaway at sea.  

  • Passport and Visa documents if applicable
  • Light weight clothing, including long sleeves and pants for breezy evenings
  • Bathing suit
  • "Smart casual" attire for dinners onshore 
  • Shoes and flip flops get left at the door, but you will want to bring tennis or hiking shoes for land adventures
  • Sun protection (hat, long sleeves, sunglasses, rash guard)
  • Water bottle that can be filled up from our onboard fresh water filter
  • Dry bag to carry towels and books to the beach while riding in the dingy
  • Microfiber towel
  • Soft sided cooler for carrying drinks to the beach
  • Soft sided luggage that can be easily stowed 
  • Prescriptions and seasickness medicine (Bonine and natural ginger chews work well)
  • Waterproof case for your phone 
  • Music player (iPod, iPhone, MP3)
  • Camera (don't forget your charger and extra batteries if needed)
  • A good book or two / Kindle with waterproof case
  • Snorkel/Dive gear if you do not want to use our snorkel masks, snorkels, and fins
  • We care about the environment so we carry biodegradable soap and shampoo and reef safe sunscreen on board 
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