Why Choose Island Life Charters?

We are an experienced team of island professionals that want to share our passion for chartering and the Island Life with you.  With over 20 years combined experience in crewed chartering and cruising throughout the Caribbean ourselves, we are here to assist you with planning the charter vacation of your dreams. Your time is valuable and you deserve to have one of our experts working on your behalf to help match you with the best yacht and crew for your specific group.  We live in the Virgin Islands and meet the crews personally and tour the yachts annually to make the best recommendations for your budget, preferred activities, crew personality and yacht accommodations. Best of all, our expert service and advice is at no additional charge to you.


Deb Crowe Schlosser

Deb grew up on the Texas coast with a strong love for the sea. At 25, she bought a one-way ticket to the USVI and found paradise. She spent some time back in Texas, working in the natural foods industry for 15 years, but sneaking back to the Caribbean on vacations to sail with friends & visit “home” as often as she could. Finally, in 2012, Deb and her husband, Steve, made the Caribbean their real home and started their own charter yacht business, which was awarded the “Going Green to Save the Blue” award in 2014 for merging a sustainable and green approach to catamaran chartering. Together they have relished the island life, discovering the quiet, hidden gems among the more popular spots, and have created a wide network of island life professionals to better assist & guide their guests. Deb is also ordained to perform weddings.

Micheale Zazo

Micheale has always had a passion for travel & adventure. Having enjoyed sailing charter vacations all throughout the Caribbean, she is well versed to assist with planning your island escape. After successful careers in the travel industry, residential real estate and the hospitality business, she made the decision of a lifetime to incorporate her love of travel, food & wine into being part of an owner/operator team as Chef/First Mate aboard the sailing yacht Feel the Magic in the Virgin Islands for 5 years. As a past winner of two culinary contest for the charter industry and being voted Best Crewed Charter yacht in the Virgin Islands, she understands firsthand what to look for in a winning crew and yacht for a successful charter vacation for her clients.

More than Yacht Brokers – We are Island Lifers

As charterers ourselves, we understand what goes into a successful, well-organized charter vacation. Our sailing experts are located on the islands – ensuring easy communication with yacht charter crews and knowledge of local happenings. We regularly meet with professional crews during charter shows and step on-board their vessels.  We can help you choose the right sailing vessel for your vacation and answer any detailed questions you may have. Our goals is to provide effortless, hassle-free vacation planning at no cost to you!

We also offer complementary services such as recommending trip insurance, on-shore hotel bookings and dinner reservations, destinations, and travel arrangements. We pride ourselves on our unique customer focus and our ability to give updated information about the best local happenings and offerings.