Catamaran The Big Dog

62ft · 8 guests · Tortola, British Virgin Islands
The Big Dog Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $21,900 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $25,900 (8 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 8
Guest Cabins 4
Length 62ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 4 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Leopard
Launched 2002 (Refit 2018)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: None)
Home Port Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands

Catamaran The Big Dog Overview

The Big Dog is a 62ft Leopard crewed catamaran offering 4 guest cabins each with queen berths, entertainment systems, private en-suite electric bathroom and showers.

The yacht's main salon has a bar for happy hour and formal dining area. The Big Dog has a spacious aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining plus a topside flybridge with padded lounge area to enjoy the refreshing breezes and a spectacular 360 degree view. Forward she has large trampolines with padded seat backs for comfort.

The Big Dog is a way to vacation together while still having your own space. There are many places to be aboard the yacht while your Captain sails you from island to island. There is always a place to relax in solitude, soak up the tropical sun and savor the warm breezes. There is also plenty of room to gather with friends and family in the spacious salon or cockpit. The views of the crystal clear Caribbean blue water are beautiful from every spot aboard your private crewed catamaran.

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Green Initiative

Yacht uses earth friendly and bio-degradable cleaning products when available. Local products purchased when available and organic products when available.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Terry & Ruth

Terry and Ruth are a charming couple from Ireland who have spent the past few years running charter yachts in the Virgin Islands and becoming a part of the BVI community.

Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. He started sailing dinghies and then moved onto larger boats. Despite being a qualified electrician, he always yearned to turn his hobby into a career, and following his first trans-Atlantic crossing with friends, he decided to do just that.

He is a commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power). He has also been both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Irelands volunteer lifeboat service.

Terry’s other great passion is scuba diving and he looks forward to showing the delights that the Caribbean has to offer to The Big Dog’s guests. Diving is included for certified divers only. For uncertified divers, the crew can arrange a rendezvous with one of the local dive companies or snorkeling is always an option...read more

Ruth worked as a teacher before joining Terry for a career in sailing. She has always enjoyed cooking and has taken cookery courses in schools such as Rick Stein’s Seafood School in Padstow, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland. She prepares a diverse range of meals, and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She is more than happy to accommodate any special dietary requests.

Together Ruth and Terry have run a charter yachts in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. They have crossed the Atlantic together 4 times, have cruised extensively around the Caribbean, Bahamas, Miami, the Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands and of course at home in Ireland. Most recently, they have been running catamaran charters in the beautiful BVIs and have come to know and love the area and its magnificent anchorages. They look forward to sharing them with you.

They are a very welcoming couple who work as a team in all aspects of the running of the boat. It is very important to them that each guest that they welcome on board The Big Dog enjoys every moment of their stay and has a vacation to remember forever.

Availability for The Big Dog:

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 hours

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Monday, 15 July 2019 to Sunday, 20 October 2019: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 27 October 2019 to Sunday, 3 November 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Monday, 4 November 2019 to Friday, 8 November 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Saturday, 9 November 2019 to Saturday, 16 November 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 22 December 2019 to Sunday, 29 December 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Monday, 30 December 2019 to Monday, 6 January 2020: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 to Sunday, 16 February 2020: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 8 March 2020 to Tuesday, 17 March 2020: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 21 March 2020 to Saturday, 28 March 2020: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Saturday, 4 April 2020 to Friday, 10 April 2020: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand
On Hold: Monday, 13 April 2020 to Monday, 20 April 2020: Hold: TBD - Virgins to TBD - Virgins

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests
Summer 2019 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Winter 2019 to 2020 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Summer 2020 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard The Big Dog!

Full Specifications for The Big Dog

The Big Dog Layout
Length 62ft
Beam 29'8
Draft 5.5
Designer Leopard
Launched 2002 (Refit 2018)
Guests Up to 8
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: None)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag BVI
Dinghy/Tender 15ft Ctr Console (60HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 4
Guest Cabin Configuration 4 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 4
Accommodation Description:

(4) guest staterooms, each with full A/C, flatscreen TV, Apple TV & stereo, private ensuite bath with electric toilets and stall showers. Midships cabin is a wet head.

All guest cabins have access to 110v power at all times.

Home Port Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Preferred Port Nanncy Cay, BVI
Other Port BVI
Hours Between Charters 48 hours
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker YES
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Voltage 110v
Other Wonderful and large salon bar for happy hour gatherings.
Formal dining inside or alfresco dining outside.
Padded top deck lounge area.
All guest cabins have Apple TV.
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 1
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube 3
Wake Board No
Knee Board Yes
1-Person Kayak 2
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Other Water Toys (1) Stand Up Paddle Board
Football
Frisbee
Lily Pad
Hot Dog - 3 person Towable
(1) - 2 person tube
(1) - 1 person tube
Scuba Info If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you take a refresher course before diving from the yacht.
Scuba Terms Diving included for Certified divers. Max 1 dive per day, up to 4 dives per week. No diving first or last day.
Scuba License Master
Open Water Course Not Available
Resort Course Not Available
Personal BCs 6
Regulators 6
Weights 6
Number of Divers 5
Dives per Week 4 per week
Air Compressor Not Onboard
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books 10
Captain Nationality Irish
Captain License MCA Yachtmaster
Captain Years Sailing 15
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes

Reviews for The Big Dog with Terry & Ruth:

Terry and Ruth were both amazing. They are delightfully friendly and good humored, exceptionally knowledgeable about all aspects of the charter experience, and very attentive to each guest. Ruth accommodated one couple’s special dietary needs superbly and without drawing attention to it.

The Big Dog was in excellent condition inside and out. The yacht was clean, neat, well-organized and very ship-shape. Very nice that the guest cabins are air conditioned. She sailed well and comfortably and is very well outfitted. We used the kayaks, paddle board and float numerous times.

Ruth is a master chef! Meal after meal she prepared and served outstanding cuisine, and Terry always found the perfect cocktails and wines to go with each. It was like going to a five star restaurant three times a day!

Great itinerary hitting all the destinations we sought. Terry is very knowledgeable about the islands, history, must-see sights and best anchorages, and he and Ruth have developed great contacts on each island for local transportation, shopping and restaurants.

Sailing Directions provided excellent and professional service and was easy to work with. The website was detailed, well organized and informative.

This charter far exceeded our high expectations. Terry and Ruth are outstanding professionals and we recommend them without reservation.

Eric S, aboard Catamaran The Big Dog February 2019  sailing the British Virgin Islands

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