The booking office is located in the USA. newlattitudescharters@gmail.com or 281-914-2005

We are happy to assist you with:

• Choosing the best dates for you and your crew
• Checking availability and providing detailed quotes
• Providing travel tips and advice on getting to our base
• Placing a complimentary 7-day “HOLD”

PLACING A HOLD
Once you have chosen your dates and your yacht is confirmed to be available, you will direct us to place a HOLD for you. No one else may book your yacht during the 7-day HOLD period. This is intended to give you time to confirm your crew, organize your flights, and make your final decision. Once the office has placed your HOLD, your dates will show as HOLD on our online availability calendar. Your paperwork and instructions will be sent via email. At this time you will be asked to submit your sailing or boating resume for approval. We have an online form located on this website under Charter Resume.

RESUME REVIEW
For resume approval, New Lattitudes Charters will be looking for previous experience skippering similar-sized and type vessels. Boat ownership, prior charter experience, and marine certifications such as ASA and RYA are also taken into consideration. If you have not skippered a yacht similar to the one you are chartering, or have limited experience, we offer a Check-Out Skipper service. Our Check-Out Skipper will join you on Day 1 and stay on board until late afternoon, giving you extra practice and orientation on your yacht. There is an extra fee for this service.

CONFIRMING YOUR CHARTER
To confirm your charter we require the following within 7 days:

• Your up-to-date boating/sailing resume (disregard if hiring a full-time Skipper)
• 50% deposit of charter fee + expenses via, Check, VISA or MC, (100% if less than 45 days prior to charter start);
• A signed New Lattitudes Charters contract

We will email your charter confirmation within 24 hours of receiving your deposit and signed contract. For our USA and Canadian clients, we then mail free luggage tags for you and your crew. The final balance is due 45 days prior to your charter start. Email reminders are sent. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance at this time. For peace of mind it can be worth the cost, because even if all goes well with your health, time off, and transportation, sometimes the weather does not cooperate! We do not refund for weather-related delays or interruptions. We recommend Travel Insured International http://www.travelinsured.com/.


CREW MANIFEST AND TRAVEL FORM
Prior to your start date, you will be asked to submit your crew manifest and travel form to the USA office. The crew manifest/travel form does double-duty as your taxi form. Standard island taxi fares will be charged and are generally between $5 and $14/person.

CHARTER FEE AND MANDATORY EXPENSES
Our charter fees for the yacht are published on this website according to season, and are shown for 7 nights, noon-to-noon. Our pricing policy, last minute specials, and year-round discounts can be found on our Pricing and Specials webpage.

We also collect the following mandatory charges for each charter:
• Security Insurance (non-refundable) @$50/day, $500 maximum
• BVI Cruising Taxes @$2.00/person/night, 12/01 – 4/30; @$.75/person/night, 5/01 – 11/30
• BVI National Parks Permit @$25 – $75/week, depending on the number of passengers aboard
• VI Search and Rescue @$1.00/person donation to this non-profit rescue organization
• Cell Phone Rental @$10.00 flat fee.
• WIFI – no charge
• Audio cable for boat stereo – no charge
• Refundable Security Deposit ($1000 US) payable before arrival with a pre-authorization of a valid credit card

Our charters do NOT include the following expenses and are the responsibility of the charterer: flights, transportation to or from marina, departure taxes, mooring fees, provisions, beverages and gratuities.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The charterer may cancel a HOLD without penalty. Charterers may cancel a confirmed charter subject to the following:

• $300 cancellation fee if 90 days or more until charter start date
• 50% of the charter fee if 45-90 days until charter start date
• 100% of the charter fee if under 45 days until charter start date

Again, please feel free to contact our USA booking office for assistance.

All charters leave from TMM Yachts, Road Reef Marina, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands