Under new management, Altesse is a beautiful Lagoon 560 available for charter in the Virgin Islands. She accommodates up to 8 persons in three separate Queen State Rooms plus one Luxury Master Suite. The yacht is bright and spacious, with comfortable interior and exterior lounging and dining spaces; multiple relaxation areas for guests to relish some peace and quiet, as well as space to enjoy time together as a group. Her exclusive signature features are her custom-built ‘champagne lounge’ extending over the water and a full-bimini covered flybridge dining table to enjoy cocktails and canapés whilst taking in the stunning 360 degree scenery.
TOYS: 3 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Mats, 1 2-Person Kayak, 1 Adult Water Ski Set, 1 Kids Water Ski Set, 1 Wake board, 1 Knee board 1 Subwing, 3 Fishing Rods, & Onshore Games.
DIVING: Offered Onboard
Cruising Area of Altesse
Altesse accommodates up to 8 people in 3 spacious queen cabins and 1 luxury master suite
Altesse offers onboard diving. We include 3 dives a week and $50 per person for each additional dive up to 5 total for the week. We do not offer night dives. Up to 6 certified divers at a time, max 1 dive per day, payable aboard to yacht crew. The crew will discuss details during preference calls with guests. Crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest´s requirements. We carry up to 10 sets of gear on board. We don´t carry wetsuits but we are happy to handle pick-up and return on the guests behalf.
We include 3 dives a week and $50 per person for each additional dive up to 5 total for the week.
Dining table on Flybridge
BBQ on flybridge and cockpit
Custom built ´champagne deck´ - large multi-person sunbed to rear of cockpit
THIS BOAT OFFSETS THEIR CARBON EMISSIONS, uses homemade/biodegradable cleaning products, reef safe sunscreen and biodegradable, eco-friendly toiletries and reusable water bottles
Altesse Crew Profile
Capt. Kennon Jones
Originally from Georgia, Kennon has been sailing since 2011 when he decided to buy a 23’ sailboat from craigslist for $500. It was all downhill from there as sailing fever took hold. He went on to complete a two and a half year double handed circumnavigation (2018 - 2020) aboard his 1971 Tartan 34C Temujin which he still lives aboard and cruises in the off season. With over 33,000 nautical miles of experience, he holds a USCG Master Near Coastal license and works as a freelance captain for deliveries, charters, and sailing/cruising instruction. Prior to making a living on the water, Kennon worked for the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and extensively cruised the Chesapeake Bay. He has a degree in Economics and Chinese (Mandarin) from Wake Forest University and speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Italian as well as bits of Indonesian, Russian, and Arabic. When not sailing Kennon enjoys scuba diving, spearfishing, wakeboarding, reading, dabbling in data science, and continuing to avoid climates where socks are necessary (though an exception is made for snow skiing).
Chef Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie was raised in beautiful Oregon but has spent 20 years throughout the Caribbean. She feels lucky to be able to call both naturally beautiful spots home. After graduating with a Marine Biology degree Stephanie discovered the yachting industry which combined her love of adventure, marine life, sharing food, meeting new people, and generally celebrating life.
Stephanie and her husband owned their own 72ft boat for 15 incredible years. They chartered all winter and traveled in the off season. When her husband passed away she decided she wasn’t done being on the water and had more to learn and explore so, she is back for more adventure. She holds a 100ton USCG Captains license and is excited to share her cooking skills developed in the Pacific Northwest and honed on her travels around the world.
Stephanie’s cooking tends to be on the lighter healthier side bringing in as many of the local ingredients as possible. However, her motto in life is, “Everything in moderation, including moderation!”
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Altesse Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Dec 01, 2023||Dec 09, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Cruz Bay, St John, USVI*|
|Dec 12, 2023||Dec 20, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 22, 2023||Dec 29, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 30, 2023||Jan 06, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 07, 2024||Jan 13, 2024||Unavailable: Yardwork to Yardwork|
|Jan 14, 2024||Jan 21, 2024||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Jan 27, 2024||Feb 03, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 10, 2024||Feb 17, 2024||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Feb 19, 2024||Feb 24, 2024||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI|
|Feb 25, 2024||Mar 01, 2024||Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday|
|Mar 02, 2024||Mar 09, 2024||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 15, 2024||Mar 23, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 29, 2024||Apr 06, 2024||Booked: Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM to Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM|
|Apr 20, 2024||Apr 27, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 12, 2024||May 19, 2024||Unavailable: Yardwork to Yardwork|
|May 26, 2024||Jun 02, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 06, 2024||Jun 12, 2024||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Jun 13, 2024||Jun 21, 2024||Transit: St Thomas, USVI* to Saint Vincent|
|Jun 22, 2024||Jun 29, 2024||Booked: Saint Vincent to Grenadines, West Indies*|
|Jul 06, 2024||Jul 31, 2024||Booked: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*|
|Aug 01, 2024||Oct 31, 2024||Unavailable: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*|
Altesse Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $29,200
High price: $34,500
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Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
This vessel is legal to conduct charters in the BVI
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less.
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: B.V.I. customs and cruising permit fees are included in the rate.
HALF-BOARD: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches & 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2@$29,200 | 3@$29,550 | 4@$29,900 | 5@$30,250 | 6@$30,600 | 7@$31,450 | 8@$33,300
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$29,350 | 3@$29,775 | 4@$30,200 | 5@$30,625 | 6@$31,050 | 7@$31,975 | 8@$33,900
SLEEP ABOARD: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year´s weeks.
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum
CHRISTMAS: 1-8 guests @ $40,000, charter must end on 12/26 or earlier
NEW YEARS: 1-8 guests @ $42,000, charter may not start prior to 12/27
Altesse Guest Reviews
Kennon and Stephanie, Thanks to you both fo making this such an amazing trip! Everything about this week exceeded our expectations - the views of private coves, the amazing meals, the shared stories and conversations all made it a trip to remember. You two make a great crew and we hope to travel with you again sometime soon!
Captain Kennon and Chef Stephanie were completely amazing. They were fun, helpful, competent and still managed to be relaxed and help us to really enjoy our time! We got lucky with amazing weather.
Kennon and Stephanie, This has been a week we will remember forever! The absolute perfect vacation. You made us feel so comfortable from the minute we boarded. You are an amazing team. So in sync with each other. I could go on and on about the food...every meal, appetizer and dessert was beyond delicious and beautiful. If they gave Michelin Stars for charter chefs Stephanie would get 3 stars!! You really motivated me to up my game. And Kennon is the best Captain, bartender and napkin folder (thanks for the lesson). We loved our afternoon floating cocktails. Seriously, thank you for everything. Can´t wait to sail with you again!
Kennon and Stephanie - Beyond! The only word I can say that can capture the pure specialness of this adventure. So many beautiful places above water and under water. It´s safe to say we have all been ruined by this perfect sail. Thank you so much for the best birthday ever.
Thank you Stephanie and Kennon for serving up our favorite vacation ever! You are an amazing team. You love the your job and your respect for each other is always evident! We can´t imagine going to the BVI´s or anywhere on vacation with you. You thought of everything..and then some more. Wish we had more time. Thank you Thank you Thank you
This crew deserves and yacht deserve a 20, not a 10! The boat was perfect for our group, 3 experienced and 4 non-experienced sailors. The Cat ride was far gentler than the monohull yachts I’ve sailed in the past. Such a great platform for a relaxing sail for everyone aboard. Stephanie and Kennon exceeded ALL expectations. They were always a step ahead of us on everything. They never missed a chance to help or serve regardless of what they had plate at that moment. Kennon was a rock-star regarding the itinerary, he listened to our wish list and made every day happen. Not to leave Stephanie out on this praise, she was also an integral part of our trip schedule. Her suggestions based on experience and knowledge was invaluable.
Thanks Kennon and Stephanie for making our trip so comfortable and fun. We really were blown away by the level of service and pampering we received. The food we had on the boat far exceeded what we had on land in the restaurants! Kennon was such a great dive master and captain and a better dinghy driver than we have ever seen. Make sure you keep up the signing and mandolin playing, Kennon! Thank you!
We loved it! The most memorable trip I have taken! Thank you for knowledge and excitement for the Caribbean that you showed us! Until we meet again!
This trip far exceed our expectations! The food was incredible! 5 star plus. Kennon and Stephanie are the best captains. Service was outstanding! Looking forward to another trip with you! Thank you!
This was a trip we will never forget - we have never been so pampered and so well cared for. The food was excellent and Stephanie was so careful to watch for all our food issues. The way Kennon and Stephanie quietly served us graciously and looked out for every need was such a blessing. It will be rough returning to normal life after this week of paradise. They truly know how to show people hospitality. Thank you for an unbelievable week!
Stephanie and Kennon could not have done more to make our trip 5 star with no exceptions. Stephanie´s passion for the sea and the sea animals has rubbed off on me 100% at 5 months pregnant I could not have been more comfortable. We feel so lucky to have had such a perfect experience. Can´t say thank you enough.
Kennon and Stephanie made the trip! The food was incredible but Stephanie brought such a calming energy to the boat. Always so lovely and helpful. Loved hanging with them in the evening as well. They were both so helpful with the water sports. Kennon made an obstacle course and it was so much fun to feel like a kid again. They are both so knowledgable. It was an unforgettable trip. Hope to see them again!
The boat is amazing, the BVI is amazing, but Stephanie and Kennon made it all so much more. We´ve had an amazing trip. The food and hospitality has been the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for helping to make this trip the best yet. Friends for life! Amazing time with amazing friends/family.
Being on the water sailing and seeing all of the beautiful sights was awe inspiring and soul enriching But, it would not have been really as awesome had it not have been nearly as awesome had it not been for Kennon and Stephanie. I cannot think of one need or desire that they didn´t cheerfully meet. Loved getting to know them both a little because they are both such genuinely pleasant and interesting people. Trip would not have been nearly as great with out them!
Kennon and Stephanie are incredibly wonderful - so knowledgable, easy going and focussed on making sure that everyone has an amazing time. Stephanie is a fantastic chef and our meals were absolutely amazing! Kennon´s focus on finding the perfect spots to tuck in while effortlessly navigating three various weather was incredible. Many thanks for your incredible customer service, level of care, camera detail and kindness throughout the trip. Too many laughs and great experiences to mention here but this is one of our favorite family trips. Thank you. We love you both!
Kennon and Stephanie,
Absolute best cruise yet from our many years of cruising! Can´t wait to come back! You guys are the absolute best! You made a special family trip even better! Can´t thank you enough for all your hospitality! May you both be blessed!!
My family sailed with another family on the Ventana for one week in the USVI. Michelle with Epic was fantastic throughout the selection and planning process and her insight was invaluable and much appreciated. We will work with her again and have already recommended her to other friends. The Ventana is a Lagoon 52 foot catamaran and the boat was perfect for our group. I can’t say enough good things about Captain Kennon and Chef Stephanie. From the food and beverages to the service and itinerary, it was all phenomenal and we felt completely pampered for the entire trip. They worked tirelessly so that we could relax, adventure and truly enjoy our time on vacation. We commented that it seemed not just a job for them but a true joy for them to ensure that we were happy and having fun. We would love to sail with them again!
Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest)5
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Was the yacht well ventilated?
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes. The crew was great! Kennon and Stephanie are awesome. We couldn’t have a better crew. We had both kids an adults. And everyone would say they are the best!
Was the food good and well presented?
Yes. It was delicious. You will not go hungry. Everything was made from scratch. We ate like kings and queens. We had a couple picky eater and one with a food allergy. The chief accommodated for everyone.8. Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Cannot say enough good things. They were great.
Cruising Area. Did you like the area you chartered in?
Loved it. Each stop had something different but still beautiful
Kennon and Stephanie,
It has been absolutely fantastic from the minute we met to the day of departure! Hope to see you again soon, love and hugs! We can’t thank you enough for your hospitality!
They far exceeded expectations! These guys are truly professionals. We wanted far nothing for the entire trip, are made return, and what a great group…who knew it would turn out so well! Love, love, loved every minute. Look forward to our next excursion with Kennon and Steph friends for life! Mi casa es su casa!!
Kennon and Stephanie,
This trip has exceeded expectations on every level. The boat is beautiful and the islands and water are spectacular but the crew of Kennon and Stephanie is what topped the charts! They are amazing taking care of every need, want and thought – they listen and try to do What they can to make the trip perfect and he succeeded at every turn. This was a special trip for Bob and Norma and it became a trip of a lifetime for all of us. We are forever grateful and this will stay in our memories forever!
Kennon and Stephanie,
Thank you for exceeding expectations on every level. This bucket list trip was almost never happened was so many obstacles thrown away. We were positively thrilled when we actually stepped on board Ventana. And the thrills, surprises, and moments never stopped after we landed. Thank you Stephanie Kevin for everything. You are the best crew we could have asked for. Everything was outstanding! Meals were five star. Experience was six star! Hugs!