|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 King, 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
|Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers|
Yacht Lolalita is a spacious, comfortable 65ft Privilege crewed sailing catamaran, fully equipped for all inclusive luxury sailing and diving vacations in the gorgeous Caribbean British Virgin Islands, as well as further south in the Grenadines during summer months on request.
Catamaran Lolalita is owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Captain Ernie and Chef Megan Schlobohm. Sailing and diving alongside them and completing the crew is their son, Jeff, who is your certified PADI Dive Instructor.
Onboard are four large staterooms (one king, three queens), each with individual climate control, shower, en-suite head, flat screen TV with DVD player and Playstation and 110V outlets.
The spacious salon features a 41-inch plasma TV with a selection of over 1,000 DVDs, DTS surround sound and an ultra-cozy viewing area. You'll be able to enjoy our indoor/outdoor stereo system with a selection of more than 10,000 songs. Also, for your technological pleasure, is a Mac Desktop computer with video and photo editing capabilities, as well as internet access. Of course, there are numerous books and games for your choosing.
Yacht Lolalita's cockpit features comfortable seating for 8 guests in elegant dining under the stars. The foredeck is equipped with beanbags and pillows, affording unsurpassed comfort both in sun or shade.
Not only is Lolalita your hotel and your restaurant, she is your dive platform as well. With a dive compressor and dive gear for 8 people, your NAUI and PADI dive instructors will guide you to the best dive spots in the islands.
Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Marina Fort Louis, St Martin, Caribbean Leeward Islands (Additional)
Young Island, St Vincent, Caribbean Grenadines (Summer)
Gio, Renee & Jeff
Gio is a knowledgeable and friendly Captain who enjoys connecting people with the sea. Born and raised in London, his career began teaching sailing and windsurfing all over the world, before moving to Australia to become a marine biologist, conducting research and guiding marine wildlife tours. Eventually he bought his own 50ft sailboat and used it to sail documentary filmmaking expeditions thousands of miles around the Caribbean, resulting in work published by National Geographic. He is also an expert freediver and a PADI Divemaster. Gio takes great pride in ensuring the highest levels of safety onboard while helping guests to have the adventure of a lifetime.
Renee is a friendly Colorado girl passionate about creating healthy, first class dining experiences. After completing her degree in Education, she spent time teaching both physics outdoor pursuits. She has been working onboard sailing yachts for several years, mostly in the British Virgin Island and is also a PADI Dive Instructor. Renee places huge importance in connecting with each individual guest onboard her vessel, in order to identify and satisfy their own unique wants and needs. You will feel spoiled and well looked after under her care. Be sure to check out her sample menu.
Jeffrey has lived onboard boats, snorkeling, scuba diving, and exploring the island, since he was young. He is a skilled sailor and scuba diver, and works as Lolalita's PADI Dive Instructor, deckhand, dinghy-driver, dishwasher, and disco-dancer! He can't wait to fill your tanks (he swears his air tastes better than any other!) and lead you on your next dive! Jeff also holds a USCG Captain's license.See reviews
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 48
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Lolalita!
"This past week we were blessed to enjoy a trip with all of our kids on board the lovely Lolalita. Lance and I enjoy traveling and greatly appreciate good customer service. I've never meet a group of people like the crew of Lolalita. They go WAY above & beyond to make sure you are enjoying yourself. You board as a guest and leave as family. I thought last year was fantastic - this year was even better! Megan definitely rivals the best chefs around the world! Ernie is always thinking about your comfort as a guest. It's like he's a mind-reader: before you can ask a question he's already on it. I've never seen a group of people work so hard, always on the go and always a genuine smile and ready to help. Ernie, Megan, and Jeff: we love you guys like family and can't wait for our adventure next year. Every time our family plays Papelitos we will cherish the awesome crew of Lolalita!"
The Swank Family
Diving- this was exactly what I wanted. We got to the best sites and dove on our schedule. Tanks and compressor are onboard. (the only way to go) Ernie and Jeff briefed us perfectly. The compressor on board had a part fail (happens to every boater), and they never missed a beat, running tanks to and from fills.
Megan- We have all experienced a restaurant where the creativity, taste, and presentation of a particular dish caused us to compliment the chef. It is no exaggeration to say we had such an experience 3 times a day for a week. Unbelievable. One of our group has severe food allergies. Megan prepared special dishes for her all week. It was the first time in years that she felt comfortable eating whatever was prepared for her. However, I hold Megan personally responsible for my 6 lb weight gain. She is also sweet, beautiful, intelligent, and a gracious hostess. But other than those flaws, I liked her.
Jeff- We all fell in love with Jeff. We asked if we could take him home with us. They gave us T-shirts instead. Oh well.
Ernie- This is a very knowledgeable and dedicated Captain. I owe him an apology for all my questions about boats, his life, etc. He is also just a lot of fun to be with. He and his family made us feel like welcome guests on their boat. By the end, we considered them friends and feel the urge to invite them on our next adventure, whatever it is. I have never chartered before, but I have to believe it is the better experience to be on a boat operated by its owners.
As for the rest, what goes on Lolalita stays on Lolalita, but as I told the group during the trip, when I die, Im coming back as Ernie.
The Hanna Charter
The yacht is as majestic as the blue waters of the BVI! Captain Ernie, Chef Megan and the crew are impressive, professional and a lot of fun.
The crews attention to detail is remarkable; nothing was overlooked as we sailed from island to island, reef to reef. They guided us through a magical trip filled with gourmet meals, scuba diving, snorkeling, beautiful beaches and more.
We enjoyed every second on the Lolalita and feel lucky to have met such an incredible sailing team. We recommend the Yacht Lolalita to anyone wanting an exceptional, luxurious sailing experience in the BVI.
P.S. I really had a great time learning to scuba dive when I was aboard the Lolalita... I now plan on getting my scuba diving certificate over the summer!"
"Last week was one of the very best of my life, and Robs too. We keep pinching ourselves, trying to believe that it really happened but the fact that were STILL swaying with the boat helps remind us that it did. It truly was the kind of vacation dreams are made of and you all worked so hard to make it a special kind of magic for each of us. (The shark rescue hooray!!) You guys are incredibly talented and lovely and awesome. We miss the boat, we miss your delicious cooking, we miss paradise and we miss hanging out and laughing with all of you! Thank you so, so much for giving us the experience of a lifetime!"
Celebrating a 60th Birthday
The Pleasant Family
North Carolina, USA
The Lindgren Family
The boat was well maintained, immaculate and exceeded expectations. A truly elegant and well maintained lady. My wife slept better during the trip than she has in at least a year.
Ernie, Megan and Jeff treated us with great care, attention and a high level of personal service. They had the perfect balance of being engaged with us and leaving us alone too.
They offered so many options of things to do each day which made each day special and we felt like each day was a "mini vacation".
We enjoy diving as a family and Lolalita took us to at least two different dive sites each day and the diving was spectacular. They helped with all the gear, dive site briefing and ran a very safe dive operation.
We hiked, toured, dove, combed beaches, toured in the tender, swam, paddle boarded, kayaked, sailed, played games at night (laughed our butts off) and had some truly memorable meals and even got liquored up on a few nights!
This trip was spectacular, was the best we have ever experienced, and we have done some wonderful trips. We renewed our wedding vows as the sun set on the last night and Ernie did a great job of officiating the ceremony. This was a great way to end the trip.
Megan's meals and attention to detail was great. Each meal was special, done first class and their service was top notch. She decorated the table with each meal which was a nice touch.
Jeff guided our island hikes and tours and was really funny. He was a great help in all areas.
When the trip was over, we felt like Ernie, Megan and Jeff were family.
Do you get the feeling we had fun? :)
The Jolley Family
The food was amazing! Chef Megan created palate pleasing surprises for every meal. She even tempted some people to eat food that they wouldn't eat before. Her presentation was outstanding as well. Captain Ernie did a great job creating an itinerary with eight people that were not quick to make a decision. He incorporated fun stops and beautiful scenic locations. Furthermore, he was very accommodating when we had last minute requests for stops. Once we all learned that we enjoyed sailing he added sailing time as well.
I would highly recommend Lolalita. Our charter was a journey that we all will not forget. It will be difficult to have such a unique and special vacation experience again. (except when we return) The catamaran, the food and the people are wonderful. The crew was so receptive to our needs. They assisted with island exploration, snorkeling and scuba diving. They made scuba possible for one intermediate diver and two beginners. Their training, support and compassion made it possible. Their two kayaks and paddle board were fun additions at the beautiful, tranquil aqua waters and white sand coves. We can't wait to return.
The Counsell Charter
We couldnt let this week pass by without writing to tell you all how much we enjoyed the charter with you. From the time we hit the deck, you all went out of your way to make us feel welcome and part of the Lolalita experience.
Captain Ernies navigation skills and knowledge of the BVIs are incredible, and Chef Megans cuisine was 5-star delicious. Jeff was always on hand to assist all of us whether we chose to scuba, snorkel, or just getting around on and off the Lolalita. You all are such good people, and we enjoyed your boundless energy and positive attitudes.
The Lolalita as a yacht was perfect in every way. Beautifully appointed and comfortable with every imagined amenity.
This trip was on [my husband's] bucket list besides celebrating a milestone birthday. He loved everything about the charter, and especially all of the crews talents. So did the rest of our group, and we hope we will be able to sail with you again.
Returning to 5 degree weather, we were reminded of how lucky we were while in your company and exploring the BVIs. This experience with you all will sustain us through tax season and we will keep in touch by email.
Thank you for welcoming us to your yacht and taking such good care of all of us. All the best in 2014!
Barb and Paul
PS- we loved our bacon award and will display it proudly in our office.
The Morley Family
New Years 2013/14
The sailing was done in an expert manner, even given the myriad of questions we were asking while underway. The Lolalita herself is expertly maintained, warm and very comfortable. She is easy to get around on and smooth under sail.
Thank you so much for steering me toward Lolalita! We would highly recommend them with out any reservations.
The DiValerio Family
Megan, the chef and first-mate, was so very nice and cool. Every meal was truly gourmet and to die for. Seriously everything was that good. Breakfasts were continental-style, with a choice of pretty much everything you could want, and a great way to start off the day. Megan even took the time and effort to make special meals for me because of some dislikes I have for certain condiments. No problems at all she even mentioned that if we had any issues or any requests everything would be handled accordingly. She was great and it was a nice complement to her husband, Ernie.
Jeffrey, the son of Ernie and Megan, is a fine 20-year-old with considerable knowledge of sailing and most everything he has learned from his parents. We learned he is about a year away from getting his captains license and for good reason he knows about 80% of what his father does and Ernie knows about everything!!!
Ernie and Megan and Jeffrey went night-swimming with us (with giant tarpon under the lights of the boat), we played cards together, Ernie taught us some drinking games (he never imbibed, but we sure did J) they were very social, yet always respectful of our time and space.
I can tell you this they really seemed more like family than a crew that was serving us. If we are ever fortunate enough to again charter a yacht for vacation and I hope we can we wont go with any other crew than from the LOLALITA. The boat is awesome, the crew is awesome, the experience is awesome.
The Sinsley Family
North Carolina, USA
- Kate, Colorado, USA
My new husband and I had a great time! I have only great things to say about Megan, Ernie, and Jeff. Megan is an amazing chef and photographer. I enjoyed getting to know Megan, she is a sweet lady. Ernie- Funny! We had fun with Ernie. Jeff- He was like the groups little brother. We had fun with Jeff. He has a great personality. He is a really great dive instructor and guide.
We decided to get married on the trip 4 days before we left for the trip. I bought a dress 5 hours before our flight. Ernie woke up early on Thursday of the trip and made a heart out of rocks in the sand, he gathered a palm and sea grape leaves to make my bouquet. Megan helped the girls and I get ready; she provided my something borrowed bracelet. She made the perfect wedding dessert! Jeff drove the wedding dinghy to Sandy Spit. Megan and Ernie took some beautiful pictures which I already have hanging in my home.
Overall, amazing trip with amazing people! I would love to go again some day.
- Jennine, Colorado, USA
Appelman Wedding Charter
The yacht comfortable and clean, wonderful, Lolalita is a beauty. We were all amazed by the menu composition and magic that Megan was able to create. a lot of care and attention. We loved the area we sailed, it was our first time in the VI and we will go back
The Gagnon Charter
The crew took such care of the boat and us. Our linens were changed, towels always clean and dry and everything was spic and span
We had very good air conditioning - not too cold. We spent as much time outside as possible. The rainy day we had, we were all very comfortable and it was not stuffy at all.
Megan really paid attention to our requests for healthy and delicious food. Her menus were well thought out and took extra care if there was an allergy issue. Her presentation was outstanding!
The area we sailed- beautiful! Captain Ernie made sure we saw all the highlights and we made a few of our own.
I was very happy that we had 3 crew aboard the boat the size of Lolalita. Ernie, Megan and Jeff all contributed to ensure that we had a fun, memorable and safe trip. We were very grateful that Jeff was aboard as we had a couple of people who had physical limitations. Jeff made sure they were able to participate in snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. He accompanied people to the front and back of the boat, all with a smile and a genuine caring. You can tell that Megan loves food - we had great chats about her menus and how she prepared various dishes. Catching fish for dinner one night was amazing. Megan's presentation was almost an art form. The other nice touches with the themed table settings, accompanying cocktails and the cocktail snacks were on par with some of he best places I have dined in the world. Ernie knows his stuff! We felt great in his care. He knew his way around the BVIs and took us to places we didn't even know existed. In choppy seas he managed to continue a smooth sail. We recommend him to anyone.
The Sayers Charter
Her dressings were amazing and her cookies and crme Brule were to die for! Of course we couldnt always eat healthy!
They absolutely exceeded our expectations. The food portions, they were immense, but we also are hungry divers and asked for big portions. Every plate was beautifully presented! I have owned restaurants and have culinary training, and I took pictures of some plates! Everything we requested that they could get on the Island was on board. Not to mention Ernies famous banana daiquiris!
We felt at home, free to help ourselves to whatever we wanted, but we never needed to- they were always there to serve us first.
What a beautiful yacht! Everything you could want in a private charter. Especially the hot water, Air-conditioning and separate shower and bathroom. The boat was in great condition throughout the trip. So Comfortable!
Of course weather and wind are driving factors, but Ernie explained from the beginning what our options were and we were in agreement. What stands in our memories is how beautiful the scenery was, how peaceful it is on the water, how sweet and accommodating Megan, Ernie and Jeff were!
Just the peace and quiet and the beauty was the WOW factor of our week! The night out with Megan, Ernie and Jeff at Skinny Legs was pretty memorable.
The only thing I needed more of was Megans cookies!
Davis Family, including Spencer The Adventure Dog
The service quality was excellent and the food even better! The boat was very clean and in great repair.
John, you were extremely helpful and prompt. I could not have ask for better service. I would use Sailing Directions again without hesitation!
Brian R, aboard Catamaran Lolalita sailing the British Virgin Islands
We loved the Lolalita and the crew. They were the best. They helped make our trip so memorable.
Lolalita was very comfortable. It was very clean and I loved how Megan attended to every detail to make sure we were well taken care.
We loved the food. Megan is a great cook and tried to meet our different preferences. We were constantly amazed of how she could come up with such delicious food.
Captain Ernie was in constant dialogue with us of what and where we wanted to go and do. He listened to our wants and tried to accommodate them as best as he could.
We weren't sure what to expect from our first crewed catamaran trip. We were very pleased with the whole trip. The Lolalita crew did all they could do to make our trip comfortable, fun and safe. We are still talking about how much we enjoyed the whole experience and especially how much we enjoyed meeting Ernie and his family. The cabins yet small but clean were very comfortable and the food was absolutely wonderful. Loved it. Ernie and Jeff were always there to lend an expert hand in assisting with our diving and snorkeling needs. The Lolalita is a beautiful catamaran and we will be back with Captain Ernie, Megan and Jeff. Thank you so much for a great trip. Will definitely recommend Lolalita.
Teresa T, aboard Catamaran Lolalita sailing the Caribbean Grenadines