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THE BIG DOG Yacht Charter Catamaran

All Inclusive

$21,900 - $26,900 per Week

Guests

8

Cabins

4

Crew

2

5 Average rating

Size / Year Built / Builder

62.0 Ft / 2002 / Leopard

Summer Area

Virgin Islands

Winter Area

Virgin Islands

About

The Big Dog is a large and spacious 62' catamaran offering spacious comfort and plenty of lounging area. With 4 guest cabins each with queen berths, TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo, private ensuite electric heads and stall showers. Large main salon has a great bar for happy hour and formal dining area. She 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 huge trampolines with padded seat backs for comfort.

Accommodations

(4) guest staterooms, each with full A/C, flat screen 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.

The Big Dog has installed UVC air sterilisation systems into the Air Conditioning units.
We also use a UVC steriliser on mattresses, pillows and hard surfaces between every charter, to ensure the safest possible environment for everyone on board.
UV-C light at appropriate dosages can eliminate many types of fungi, molds, bacteria, viruses (inc. SARS-COV-2) as well as other microorganisms. All pathogens can be eliminated from air passing through the Air Conditioning units.

These are just two of the many steps that we have taken to help keep our guests safe and comfortable during their wonderful vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

Cabins
4
Queen(s)
4
Showers
4
Wash Basins
4
Electric Heads
4

Amenities

Helipad
No
Deck Jacuzzi
No
Air Conditioning
Full
Sun Awning
Yes
Hammock
No
Wind Scoops
No
Deck Shower
Yes
Bimini
Yes
Hair Dryers
Yes
Port/Hatches
21

Onboard Entertainment

Salon TV/DVD
Yes
Salon Stereo/Music
Yes
Board Games
Yes
Dine In
8
Sat TV
No
iPod/MP3 Hookups
Yes
DVDs/Movies
Apple TV
CDs/Music
iPod
Books
10
Other Amenities
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.

Water Entertainment

Water Skis - Adult
Yes
Water Skis - Kids
Yes
Jet Skis
No
Wave Runners
No
Kneeboard
Yes
Windsurfer
No
Snorkel Gear
Yes
Tube
3
Scurfer
No
Wakeboards
Yes
Kayaks - 1 Man
2
Kayaks - 2 Man
No
Floating Mats
Yes
Beach Games
Yes
Fishing Gear
No
Under Water Camera
No
Under Water Video
No
Stand-up Paddle
2
Sea Bobs
No
Sea Scooters
Yes
Deep Sea Fishing
No
Offer Sailing Instructions
Yes
Dinghy
15ft Ctr Console
Dinghy HP
60Hp
Dinghy Pax
8
Sailing Dinghy
No
Swim Platform
Scoop sterns
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type)
Walk down stern
Fishing Gear Type
Non fishing vessel
Others
(2) Stand Up Paddle Board
Football
Frisbee
Lily Pad
Hot Dog - 3 person Towable
(1) - 2 person tube
(1) - 1 person tube
2 Sea Scooters

Scuba Diving

Scuba
Onboard
Cost of Resort Course
Not Available
Cost of Full Course
Not Available
License Info
Master
Air Compressor
Not Onboard
Tanks
8
BCs
6
BCs Regulators
6
Weight Sets
6
No. of Divers
4
Dives per Week
4 per week
General Diving Info
If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you take a refresher course before diving from the yacht.
Diving Costs Information
Diving included for up to 4 Certified divers. Max 1 per day/ 4 per week. No diving first or last day.

Technical Details

Inverter
3500W
Voltages
110v
Water Maker
YES
Water Capacity
225 GAL
Ice Maker
Yes
Generator
20Kw & 12Kw
Communications
Cellphone.
Limited WIFI in BVI only

Charter Types

Special Diets
Yes
Kosher Diets
No
BBQ
Yes
Gay charters
Yes
Nudist Charters
No
Crew Smokes
No
Pets Onboard
No
Guest Pets Allowed
No
Children Allowed
Yes
Minimum Age
None
Guest Smokes
stern steps
Type of Pets
N/A

Green Initiatives

Make drinking water tested for purity
Yes
Re-usable water bottles
Yes
Other Green Initiatives
Yacht uses earth friendly and bio-degradable cleaning products when available. Local products purchased when available and organic products when available.

Rates

 
Summer 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
Summer 2022
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax
$21,900 $22,900 $23,900 $25,900
$22,900 $23,900 $24,900 $26,900
$22,900 $23,900 $24,900 $26,900
Rates are per week

Please Note:
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.

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Captain

Name
Terry Ross
Nationality
Irish
Year Born
1959
License
MCA Yachtmaster

Crew

Name
Ruth Ross
Nationality
Irish
Year Born
1973
Languages Spoken by Crew
Terry & Ruth: English

Brief

Crew Profiles:

Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. Growing up on the east coast of Ireland, he started sailing dinghies and soon graduated onto larger boats. Even as a qualified electrician and optical technician, Terry yearned to turn his sailing hobby into a career. After his first trans-Atlantic crossing with friends, he did just that. A commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power), Terry previously served as both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Ireland's volunteer lifeboat service.
With almost 40 years diving experience and a passion for underwater photography, he enjoys sharing the delightful depths of the BVI with The Big Dog's guests. Diving is included for certified divers only. For non-certified divers, the crew will arrange a rendezvous with one of the local dive companies for an introduction to the pleasures of the deep. For guests who do not wish to dive, Terry and Ruth are happy to accompany their snorkeling guests in viewing the underwater world from the surface.

Ruth also sailed the Irish east coast from a very young age. She was also a volunteer crew for the lifeboat service. Their combined lifeboat experience makes safety a priority for all on board. Before joining Terry in a sailing career Ruth was a teacher. She always enjoyed cooking however and widened her culinary expertise with courses at Ashburton Chef’s Academy in Devon, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland, The Ritz, Paris and Cooks Academy in Dublin. Ruth prepares a diverse range of meals, and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She will happily accommodate any special dietary requests.
Ruth and Terry have been running boats, both charter and private, for 16 years. They have clocked up tens of thousands of sea miles. They crossed the Atlantic together 4 times. They have worked in the Bahamas, many of the Caribbean Islands, the Mediterranean and around the Irish and UK coasts. When they arrived in the British Virgin Islands more than 10 years ago, the realization that this is where they would make their home was almost immediate.

They are a warm welcoming couple that works as a team in all aspects of the running of the boat. It is important to them that each guest on board The Big Dog enjoys every moment of their stay. They especially love chartering with kids on board (and adults are welcome too!)

2 Yacht Reviews

5 Average rating

Review 1

Embarcation

Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

on 2020-01-25

Disembarcation

Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

on 2020-02-01

Crew:
Terry & Ruth Ross 

How would you qualify skipper:
Outstanding!

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Outstanding! We loved the crew.

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
The boat was beautiful.


How would you qualify the itinerary:
We had a great time.

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
Top-notch.

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
The food exceeded our expectations. Perfect!

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
This was one of our best vacations. We loved it.
Review 2

Embarcation

Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

on 2020-01-25

Disembarcation

Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

on 2020-02-01

Crew:
Terry & Ruth Ross 

How would you qualify skipper:
Terry was an amazing skipper. His knowledge of the islands was incredible and his ability to take us not only to where we requested, but also to places that we never would of thought of made the trip.

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Ruth is maybe the best cook I have ever been around. Every meal we had was like eating in a five star restaurant. We joked at the end of the week that the worst meal we had was the only meal that we had off the boat, which Ruth did not prepare. Funny thing is that the meal was still an outstanding meal.

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
Excellent. The yacht was sparkling clean, extremely comfortable with all of the conveniences you would need.


How would you qualify the itinerary:
Perfect. They took what we were wanting to do and then added in all kinds of fun places to visit.

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
Excellent. We kayaked, snorkeled, used the floating mat and scuba dived. Terry was great in guiding us while scuba diving.

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
Food was amazing. Every single meal was literally like eating at a five star restaurant. Terry was great at having a pre-dinner drink lined up for us before dinner which he would surprise us with every day.

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
Trip of a lifetime. We knew we were going to have a great time, but because of the easy booking experience and especially our crew, Terry and Ruth, we honestly could not have had a better time.

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