|Guests||Up to 4|
|Guest Cabin Configuration||2 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Allowed||Yes (Min. age: Water safe)|
|Home Port||Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
|Winter Cruising Area||Caribbean Virgin Islands|
|Summer Cruising Area||Caribbean Virgin Islands|
This beautiful 47ft 2018 Fountaine Pajot catamaran offers an entire port side a master suite including lounge area and en-suite bath with electric toilet and stall shower. Starboard side has a second guest queen cabin with an en-suite bath including electric toilets and stall showers.
Go Big Oar Go Home has a large aft cockpit for lounging and alfresco dining as well as a fly-bridge with seating for that 360 degree view and Caribbean breeze. Forward has trampolines for lounging and sunbathing.
The aft deck has an electric lift for the dinghy which also provides easy access to the water. The yacht is fully air-conditioned for your comfort.
ALL INCLUSIVE FULL-CREWED OPTION:
One queen cabin to port with private lounge area, en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
One queen cabin to starboard with en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
One forward bow cabin which has deck access or access through forward queen cabin. This cabin is air-conditioned. W-berth measurements are: 12"w one end and 48"w at other end, 4' headroom over berth, 82" standing headroom at foot of berth and has one manual head.
CAPTAIN ONLY OPTION:
One queen cabin to port with private lounge area, en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
Two queen cabins to starboard with en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
Captain sleeps in forward bow cabin which has a private head.
WiFi Internet: None
Air Conditioning: Full
Other entertainment: There is a hydraulic table in the cockpit that makes that area into a “lounge” with a drop down projector screen for outdoor movies.
Fishing Type: No fishing from boat
Dinghy: 11' RIB center console
Dinghy Outboard HP: ???????
Other equipment includes:
Noodles, Two 48" giant inflatable pink flamingo water toys, 2 SUP’s, Single Kayak **Upon Request, Float Mat, Snorkel Gear, Waterproof 300W Electric Underwater Sea Scooter with Dual Speed Propeller, Knee Board
Matt's love of the water began at an early age fishing the lakes and rivers of the North Woods in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois, and was escalated quite a bit when his parents decided to sell the lake house in Wisconsin for a 42x12 houseboat in Key West. The move to Key West spurred Matt's love for the ocean. Spear fishing and lobster fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling on the top of the list of his favorite activities. Matt's favorite off time activities include reading and visiting with family, enjoying good food with friends, soccer and anything outdoors.
Matt is a USCG certified 100GRT Master, with sailing and towing endorsements. He has been sailing in the Virgin Islands since 2014 where he started working as a captain for a busy private day sail company before moving over to captain of a crewed charter catamaran.
First Mate/Chef Casey knew she would find herself living on an island from the first time she visited the Caribbean with her parents. Casey grew up in Maryland and her love of the water began at age 4 when she learned how to water-ski on her Grandparent's lake. Casey thrives off adventure and loves to embrace the beautiful island atmosphere and unique culture. Hiking, snorkeling, wakeboarding, paddle boarding and exploring new areas are all things she hopes to share with her charter guests.
Casey received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has owned a boat for 10 years, and frequently found herself as captain taking her friends to the nearby coastal islands. Casey moved further South to attend law school in Jacksonville, Florida...read more
In the summer of 2015, Casey made the decision to leave her corporate life behind and move to St. Thomas to help her family with their day charter business.
Casey has a passion for cooking and exploring new cuisines, but she still loves to follow her grandma's recipes for good old-fashioned comfort food. She admits to having a serious sweet tooth!
It was on the St. Thomas dock where Casey and Matt (introduced by Casey's father) first met. They share a passion for the water, adventure and enjoying good food with friends. Casey and Matt look forward to making your Caribbean sailing charter dreams come true aboard Go Big Or Go Home.
|Winter 2018 to 2019||$16,700||$17,350||$18,000|
|Winter 2019 to 2020||$16,700||$17,350||$18,000|
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: 24hr
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Go Big Oar Go Home!
Matt & Dana (Dana filled in for Casey) were very friendly and clearly knew what they were doing. Matt’s knowledge of the islands led us to many places others may not have the opportunity to experience and we took home several recipes and ideas from Dana’s cooking. My 83 year mother traveled with us and Matt & Dana were very patient and willing to help her so she had a wonderful experience.
We found the boat very comfortable for 6 people and the crew. We really only slept in the cabins, but they were big enough to sleep well. We had plenty of space on the deck, whether we were up front when sailing or sitting in the back for dinner/lunch. The boat is a little bit older which we knew going in but is well maintained and very comfortable.
The water toys really added to the experience, wake boarding, snorkeling, paddle boarding, the go-pro and Peggy & Ursula made sure we had plenty to do in the water.
The food was fantastic, really nice variety and plenty to eat. Dana did a great job creating menu options for my vegan daughter who probably had more variety on the boat than any other time. Very locally focused, which was nice in terms of experiencing new tastes.
Eddie Y, aboard Catamaran Island R&R June 2018 sailing the British Virgin Islands
Matt and Dana (standing in for Casey) were stars. They were more than friendly they were like family. Matt's knowledge of the islands, special stories and the history were amazing. They accommodated our gluten-free needs as well as fresh and healthy with flavors Galore and presentation of a Michelin meal. The breakfasts were exquisite with poached egg on portobello mushrooms to spectacular Portuguese sausage and Spanish omelets.
Matt encouraged us, with little bit of a nudge, to try things that we were a little apprehensive to do but we're so thankful that he did.
The Virgin Islands were way beyond our expectations. Matt knows his stuff when it comes to balancing each day with as much as you could possibly do and yet fully enjoying each moment.
This was a bucket list trip but because Dana and Matt made it beyond our expectations we have high hopes to repeat this vacation. We are fortunate to be youthful in our late 50s and 60s and this trip reconfirmed that we want to continue to push and enjoy this part of life.
Robert H, aboard Catamaran Island R&R May 2018 sailing the Virgin Islands
We had a wonderful cruise with Matt and Dana (standing in for Casey). They were incredibly responsive to any request and took us to spots that they somehow knew would delight us. We had some concerns about the boat and the Islands after the hurricanes. John kept us informed all along the way as more information became available about the islands, our boat, and general conditions. We found everywhere to be safe, comfortable, beautiful, and welcoming. Dana did a wonderful job preparing our meals. One in our group has celiac disease and creating gluten free meals was no problem for her. The cabins were very comfortable and clean. There were ample water toys and sports for every ability. It was our first experience chartering and cruising in the BVI's and we can't wait to go again. A 5 star experience!
Margie E, aboard Catamaran Island R&R March 2018 sailing the Virgin Islands
We were a group of three couples for 7 nights on the Island R and R Catamaran “Leopard 46” with crew Matt and Casey. They simply delighted us from start to finish with a well-rounded tour of so many delightful bays, beaches, bars and daily activities of hiking, snorkeling and site seeing. Their flexibility and range of options made for a truly wonderful trip. We were always in awe of what was offered in both the British and US Virgin Islands. The onboard hospitality, food and drink was truly 5 star.
Matt and Casey were in touch with us prior to arriving in St Thomas, very helpful with getting us from our hotel to the boat. Met us with open arms at the Dive Bar prior to boarding. A great option to “overnight” with Casey and Matt before we sailed. We all got to know each other, we got to settle in, and it allowed us to get a great early start on the first day. They had great and extensive knowledge of all the sites along the way. They were very helpful in giving us a range of options and choices for things to do, places to visit and sites to see. Extremely helpful and flexible in planning out each and every day.
Island R&R was clean and comfortable. The front bean bags were a great option. The dining area at the back was also one of our favourites for breakfast lunch and dinner. Of course we must give special mention to Darnell the Duck for floating on. Snorkeling equipment in great form. The floating “mat” was also a great place to lolly gag when tied up.
Oh my, the food! Casey and Matt did an extraordinary job. Case did handle the bulk of cuisine but Matt assisted on many occasions. Casey had us totally delighted and the dietary customization made our one “non seafood fan” very happy. Some terrific creations. We’ve asked for recipes.
The itinerary was awesome. It was really great to start off with a quick sail and then a snorkel for us all to get comfortable with the boat, as well as the crew. A special treat was Pizza Py in the first bay we visited before sailing on for a few hours that afternoon.
Great service from Sailing Directions - always straight forward - informative. The website is clean, informative, straight forward.
Ferg D, aboard Catamaran Island R&R March 2018 sailing the Virgin Islands
We had a fantastic trip. Matt and Casey were awesome and a perfect fit for us.
Ted O, aboard Catamaran Island R&R January 2018 sailing the Virgin Islands
Matt and Casey were wonderful. We couldn't have picked a better crew to be a part of our vacation. Our entire group would all agree that this was the best vacation we have ever had. I can't imagine going on another charter without Matt & Casey!
We enjoyed the Island R&R greatly. We found it clean, comfortable and well ventilated. The beds were very comfortable, and the a/c at night was wonderful. I am not sure if there was anything in particular that would be a favorite aspect as we were 110% satisfied the Island R&R. The accommodations were great, the water toys were great ( and the sling shot was really great ! ).
Casey did an outstanding job with our meals, everything was well presented and delicious. Casey took very good care of us for all the meals, snacks, appetizers and desserts. Not to mention the beautiful view you get to enjoy at every meal !
Our itinerary fit what we were looking for perfectly. We talked a bit about a few stops we wanted to make and left the rest to Matt. Matt did a great job guiding us to places that fit exactly what we were looking for. We were even fortunate enough to have some dolphins join us one day while we were in the water which was one of the high lights of the trip ! ( of which there were many )
Cant say enough how much we enjoyed spending time with Matt and Casey, I fact as we tell others about our trip, we all consider them part of the Family.
Kevin M, aboard Catamaran Island R&R July 2017 sailing the Virgin Islands
Matt & Casey could not have been better! They were amazingly welcoming from the moment we walked on the boat. We have 3 teenage kids and they knew how to relate to them perfectly. They gave us the perfect amount of history of the islands, let the kids participate in the sailing, made us very comfortable, provided amazing food, good music and gave us the perfect balance of private time and together time. Matt had us all jumping off the boat by the end of the trip! Would definitely book with them again!
The Island R&R was beautiful. It is maintained very nicely. All of the amenities were great - we had bean bags to really enjoy the cruising from place to place, great coffee in the morning, air conditioning for sleeping, everyone had their own bathroom, we all had our own cup, towel and snorkel gear. For fun in the water, we had the big blue mat to lay on and play on, Matt pulled us behind the dingy on a kneeboard, we had paddle boards - everything we needed.
The food was perfect. Casey can do some amazing things that should not be possible on a boat. She made things that I would find too difficult in my full sized kitchen. Her meals were well presented, delicious, creative, flavorful and more than enough food. She customized the food as needed (my semi-vegetarian daughter got a separate main dish for a couple of meals), the food choices fit perfectly with our family, we had snacks that we could grab during the day and drinks at any time we wanted. They really listened to our preferences and had everything we asked for or should have asked for.
Matt really listened to what we wanted out of our itinerary. We got a good balance of relaxing boat time, time in the water, snorkeling, beaches, 30 minutes hikes, luxurious stops and historical stops. We visited The Baths, the north sound, the RMS Rhone, the Indians, Foxy’s, Willie T’s and so many more.
John with Sailing Directions answered all of our questions quickly and thoroughly. Booking the trip was easy.
Best vacation ever!
Sara H, aboard Catamaran Island R&R March 2017 sailing the Virgin Islands