We were a party of four; two couples celebrating an anniversary, and it was all of our first experience on a live-aboard. We could not have been more pleased with the decision to hire the alternate Latitude! Steve and Deb run a GREAT operation! Lest anyone question the value of a captained charter, let me put your mind at rest. You cannot understate the value of Steve's local knowledge of strategizing the itinerary, picking the perfect snorkeling holes, knowing what time to arrive at any particular mooring, knowing which mooring ball to use given the wind patterns and doing all of that with a friendly and accommodating disposition. We are so thrilled with the Alternate Latitude and would do the trip again in a heartbeat!