Catamaran The Big Dog

62ft · 8 guests · Tortola, British Virgin Islands

 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 seasons. 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


   Guests    Cabins Length
8 4 62ft
Guest cabin configuration:
4 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Leopard
Built 2002 (Refit 2018)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: None)
Home port Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
Alfresco dining Spacious aft deck Salon set for formal dining Great bar for happy hour Queen guest cabin #1 Queen guest cabin #2 Queen guest cabin #3 Queen guest cabin #4 Ensuite guest bath Top deck lounge, 360 degree view Gourmet galley Toys, toys, toys! The wine cellar Lionfish at Black Forest Dive site Spotted Eagle Ray Smiley the Caribbean Reef Shark Turtle with Ramora underneath The Big Dog Layout

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.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

   Home port: Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands


(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.


Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: 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.

Hair dryers in each cabin
Communications: Cellphone.
Limited WIFI in BVI only

Water Toys

1-Man Kayak: 2
Adult Water Skis
Kids Water Skis
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Fishing Type: Non fishing vessel
Dinghy: 15ft Ctr Console
Dinghy Outboard HP: 60Hp
Other equipment includes:

(1) Stand Up Paddle Board, Football, Frisbee, Lily Pad, Hot Dog - 3 person Towable, (1) - 2 person tube, (1) - 1 person tube,

SCUBA available on board SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: $60pp per dive for certified divers includes equipment. Discover Scuba $225pp includes 1 dive and gear.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 8
Captain's Scuba License: Master
Dive Regs: 6
Divers: 5
Number of dives per week: 5 per week

Optional Half Board Details

All meals are included in the regular charter rate, however a 'half board' meal plan is available if you prefer to dine ashore:

Deduct $175 per person for 7 night charters. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Pro-rate for less than 7 nights.

Green Initiative

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

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

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.

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 more

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.

  Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Winter 2017 to 2018 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Summer 2018 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Winter 2018 to 2019 $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 seasons. 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

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Unavailable: Friday, 16 March 2018 to Thursday, 15 November 2018: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Friday, 16 November 2018 to Saturday, 15 December 2018: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Thursday, 20 December 2018 to Thursday, 27 December 2018: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Friday, 28 December 2018 to Friday, 4 January 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 6 January 2019 to Sunday, 13 January 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 20 January 2019 to Sunday, 27 January 2019: Booked: St Thomas USVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Booked: Saturday, 9 February 2019 to Saturday, 16 February 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 17 February 2019 to Sunday, 24 February 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Thursday, 20 June 2019 to Saturday, 29 June 2019: Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
On Hold: Sunday, 30 June 2019 to Sunday, 7 July 2019: Hold: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay

Hours required between charters: 48 hours

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

Without a doubt we hope to do it again
The entire yacht was gleaming, welcoming, and set a great tone. The cabins and beds were slightly larger than expected. The bathrooms were well designed and had all needed equipment. Terry & Ruth did a phenomenal job keeping everything tidy and clean. Towels were changed out during the week and everything was comfortable.

There was more than enough space for all six of us to spread out and relax. The front netting was a fantastic place from which to enjoy the boat under sail. The yacht had a great mix of lounging space with each of us being able to sun or shade at will.

I was never once nervous with Terry at the helm. He was patient and explained all questions thoroughly. He was incredible when interacting with the kids!

It is very apparent Terry knows the area well. He created a good mix of secluded coves and those with more activity. The dives were well thought out, as well as the snorkeling experiences.

Ruth is a treasure! How anyone prepares five star meals in a galley that small is beyond me! She went above and beyond to make sure everyone enjoyed every meal. The desserts were also INCREDIBLE

Ruth and Terry both did a great job with the two teenagers on board. The absolute best endorsement I can share is that the sixteen year old (very social and at first not thrilled with being away from friends) didnt want to go home!!

Without a doubt we hope to do it again in the next few years but only with Terry & Ruth!
Trip of a Lifetime
Dear Ann

We had a trip of a lifetime and Terry and Ruth and reaction were absolutely brilliant. It was a great match for what we wanted and they could not have been better for us and especially the kids, who all came back having had a wonderful time in the BVIs and the sailing was fantastic, food terrific.

Unfortunately we nearly missed our flight back thanks to the terrible Liat Air who I never want to go near again! As they say time to spare, fly Liat Air

Thanks for all the help
David and Elizabeth
11-5-2016 to 11-12-2016
Big Dog, huge fun! Thanks for a great sail and awesome meals.
If anyone asked us to describe "The Big Dog" experience in one word, it would be INDULGENT.
Thank you for every detail It was the BEST!

Karl & Cindy Danielson
1st - You are the best! Denise & Frank. Thank you for a perfect week!!
2nd - Food - Amazing
3rd - You made us feel so special!!
4th - Every stop was perfect
5th - You thought of everything
So organized, so much attention to detail.
You are now great friends
:-) Lynn
To the crew of The Big Dog

After a year of looking forward to this trip, the planning, the hype, etc... The risk was we would have built things up too much. Not the case. Quite the opposite. Everything was perfect.
The cruising, snorkeling, diving, etc�, all great meals, snacks and booze all 5-star.
Thank you for taking the time to make our trip so special.
We all leave with a beautiful shared memory.

Best wishes,

Lynn & Bruce Fetter
11-5 to 11-12-2016
What a wonderful adventure!
Everything was "WOW" for us!
Always a smile on your faces :-) making us feel welcome and special. So happy we were the first sail of the season - we will be back for more BIG DOG fun!
Thanks again,
Steve and Gale Turpen

Unbelievable time with Frank & Denise. Let The Big Dog roll!! Woot Woot!
Steve Turpen
11-5 to 11/12/16
Thank you both for making this such a wonderful trip when we needed it the most!
Each day was better than the one before, which is quite a feat, because every day was incredible!
Please come sail the bay with us!
Jeff and Janet Patry
August 2016

Thank you Frank and Denise for an amazing vacation spent with our family of six. We will never forget a minute of it.

Thank you for showing us the wonderful snorkeling sights, fun bars and shopping. You showed us a wide variety of activities, paid attention to what we liked most and catered our trip.

The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The boat was extremely comfortable and welcoming.

Only positive adjectives can be used to describe our trip and we look forwad o being with and sailing with Frank and Denise again!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
June 2016
"Thank you Denise and Frank!!
Awesome adventure!
The kids loved Frank and Denise's awesome food! Memories for a lifetime!"
May 2016
If you are looking for an unbelievable week seeing breathtaking beaches and scenery, eating exquisite food and getting pampered, SAIL THE BIG DOG with Frank and Denise!!! We just returned and there are no words to describe our experience!! We had so much fun!!!!
The Taylor Crew
Guest comments for Frank and Denise from the previous yacht they ran
We loved it. Frank and Denise are the best. A family with 3 teenagers and 2 adults and there was something for everyone. Four of us learned to scuba dive, my husband learned a little bit about sailing, Kimberly loved the beaches. The food was AMAZING. We will be back.
The Weir Family charter

We ventured from the land of ice & snow to escape reality for a week. This was truly a trip of a lifetime for all of us. Frank and Denise, our new friends, were extremely hospitable, knowledgeable of the sea, boat, diving, snorkeling, sailing, rum concoctions, fresh foods, delicious meals, fun expressions (Frankisms). We couldnt have asked for a better experience.
The Everhart-Nelson charter

Denise & Frank if only words could describe the time we had with you! WONDERFUL!...may say time of our lives, proof a natural chemistry as our parents dont speak/understand English. Amazing people, amazing food, amazing mood. Every single second was lived to the very bottom of our hearts. THANK YOU/DEKUJEME!
Zaludova family from the Czech Republic

We had an AMAZING time!! The boat was spectacular and Frank and Denise made the trip extra special. (The one thing missing was boat cats.) We wish we could stay another week and plan to return as soon as we can. Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation.
The Rice family (return guests each season)

WOW! Our family trip was the BEST it could be. Capt. Frank and Admiral Denise you are amazing hosts. Our dive trips, snorkeling, shore- excursions, food, island & dive knowledge, fun rum drink concoctions, sailing skills, compassion, kindness and all around people skills are stellar. Once we learned the ropes and started to relax our vacation was the best. Weve done the Virgin Islands many times and this was by FAR the BEST. BFF!!
The Dellinger family

Denise & Frank you truly get the meaning of family. You quickly meshed in to our lives, as you were a part of our family. And in turn you made our trip incredible! The snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, tubing, sailing and exploring were fabulous. The patience you both had with our girls and looking out for their welfare helped us to fully relax and escape. Thank you for making Jons birthday trip everything that we expected and more! Please keep in touch. We hope to see you soon.
Wagner family charter
New Years 2015/16
Thank you for such a wonderful time! You run a tight ship and cook a mean meal. This was the best experience, we hope to see you again.

We will miss you dearly, this has been the experience of a lifetime. Between the food and the sights, I dont think we could possibly think of a better way to spend our vacation! Bruce & Tammy
June 2014
Thanks for our trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed ourselves!! The food, the sailing, the snorkeling, etc., etc., etc!! all absolutely memorable. Thank you so much for the hospitality and fun times! We look forward to another sailing adventure with you some day!
The Schulz Family

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