THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Ritzy Charters
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Alfresco dining
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Spacious aft deck
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Salon set for formal dining
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Great bar for happy hour
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Queen guest cabin #1
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Queen guest cabin #2
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Queen guest cabin #3
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Queen guest cabin #4
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Ensuite guest bath
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Top deck lounge, 360 degree view
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Gourmet galley
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Dive instructions
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Toys, toys, toys!
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - The wine cellar
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Lionfish at Black Forest Dive site
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Spotted Eagle Ray
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Smiley the Caribbean Reef Shark
THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter - Turtle with Ramora underneath
|Number of Crew:||2|
|4 Cabins:||4 Queen(s)|
|Winter Area:||Caribbean Virgin Islands|
|Summer 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.
All guest cabins have access to 110v power at all times.
|Generator:||20Kw & 12Kw|
|Voltages:||110v & 220V|
Limited WIFI in BVI only
|Crew Pet Type:||N/A|
|Min Child Age:||7 Years|
|Captain Name:||Frank Fox|
|Number of Crew:||2|
Frank has led a diverse and different life. He was born on a ranch in the Nevada high desert. Before he could walk, he was riding horses. He spent his teenage and early adult years riding the range, mending fences, breaking horses, and tending to cattle while working as a wrangler on local ranches.
All that experience with ropes and lines came in handy when Frank decided to learn how to sail. His learning experiences occurred mostly in the San Francisco Bay. However, after doing some sailing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, he decided the warmer weather was better, and when an opportunity arose for him to Captain a yacht from Peru into the Caribbean, he jumped on it. He has been a successful charter boat Captain since 2011. He loves meeting and sharing the island experience with guests. He holds his USCG 100T Masters License BVI Boatmaster and STCW-95.
Although born and raised a desert rat, Frank has always been called to the sea. He began scuba diving in 1989 and fell in love with the sport. He spent several years diving the West and Northwest coast from Washington to Southern California. Frank has been a PADI professional for over 25 years, and was a Dive Master and Assistant instructor prior to acquiring his PADI O/W Scuba Instructor certification in 2008 in Kona, Hawaii where he trained many people to dive. Frank is a natural born teacher and can help just about anyone feel at ease in the water.
Denise is a true Island Girl, having been born in the Azores. Her parents had her in the ocean before she could crawl. She traveled extensively as an Air Force Brat. Denise first learned to sail in a pond in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and then much later in life in the San Francisco Bay. Longing for warmer water, she spent time sailing in Florida. Denise also spent time as First Mate on a charter boat in Kona, Hawaii and loved taking her guests to swim and play with wild dolphins.
Denise became a NAUI Scuba Instructor in 2005 and a PADI Scuba Instructor in 2008. She has been diving for over 25 years. Diving is her passion. She has a well-trained eye for finding things underwater that most people dont see. Her greatest pleasure in life is sharing the underwater experience with guests whether it is on SCUBA or during her famous snorkel safaris.
When she is not in the water with guests, she spends her time as chef and hostess making sure guests are well-cared for. Denise says that cooking is her other passion and believes it is a form of meditation. She provides a diverse menu specializing in fresh, local ingredients and has always received great praises for the meals she prepares. She is more than happy to accommodate special dietary requests. Denise also holds a USCG 100 Ton Master License and STCW-95, as well as several ASA certificates.
Frank and Denise are an amazing team. They have sailed extensively through the Caribbean chain, having brought their previous boat from the west coast of Peru through the Panama Canal, into South America, and up the Caribbean Chain. They have enjoyed many adventures and cant wait to share your next one with you.
|Dinghy:||15ft Ctr Console|
|One Man Kayak:||2|
|Two Man Kayak:||No|
|Swim Platform:||Scoop sterns|
|Boarding Ladder:||Walk down stern|
|Fish Gear Type:||Non fishing vessel|
|Under Water Cam:||No|
|Under Water Video:||No|
|Other Toys:||(1) Stand Up Paddle Board
Hot Dog - 3 person Towable
(1) - 2 person tube
(1) - 1 person tube
|Resort Course:||$225 per person includes gear (must have medical release from doctor prior to arrival)|
|Full Course:||Not Available|
|Num Dive Tanks:||18|
|Num Dives:||5 per week|
|Num Night Dives:||1|
|Num Dive Lights:||8|
|Dive Info:||$60 per person/per dive
No diving last day of charter.
All fees for diving to be paid in cash directly to the crew.
|Dive Costs:||<p>Open Water dives - $60 per person/per dive</p>
<p>Resort Course - $225 per person - 1 dive <em>includes gear</em> (must have medical release from doctor prior to arrival)</p>
<p>GEAR RENTAL included with dives: BCD, dive computer, snorkel, fins, mask, weights and tanks.</p>
<p>ALL FEES PAID IN CASH DIRECTLY TO CREW.</p>
|Num Dine In:||8|
|Other Entertain:||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