THE BIG DOG

$21,900 - $25,900 / WEEK
Alfresco dining
Spacious aft deck
Interior 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
Dive instructions
Toys, toys, toys!
Roomy cockpit
Lionfish at Black Forest Dive site
Spotted Eagle Ray
Smiley the Caribbean Reef Shark
Turtle with Ramora underneath

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.

(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.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2018
YACHT
LENGTH
62 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
4
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
8
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$21,900
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 4
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
(2) 240HP diesel engines (1) 20Kw generator(2016) (1) 12Kw generator (Backup) (1) 2500W inverter
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 29'8 Feet
Draft: 5.5 Feet
Pax: 8
Refit: 2018
YearBuilt: 2002
Builder: Leopard
Engines: (2) 240HP diesel engines (1) 20Kw generator(2016) (1) 12Kw generator (Backup) (1) 2500W inverter
JetSkis: No
Flag: BVI
SatTv: No
RegNum: 742525
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: Cellphone.
Limited WIFI in BVI only
Camcorder: No
Books: 10
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: YES
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: None
Inverter: 3500W
Voltages: 110v
Water Maker: YES
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: stern steps
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15ft Ctr Console
Dinghy hp: 60Hp
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: 3
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop sterns
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Walk down stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: No
Gear Type: Non fishing vessel
Rods: -
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.
Captain
Terry Ross
Nation: Irish
Born: 1959
License: MCA Yachtmaster
Languages: Terry & Ruth: English
Years Sailing: 15
Chef/Mate
Ruth Ross
Nation: Irish
Born: 1973
Years Sailing: 15
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!)

Breakfast.

All breakfasts served with fresh fruit, juice, toast, cereal, freshly brewed coffee or tea.

Eggs Benedict with your choice of smoked salmon or canadian bacon.

Maple and Pecan baked french toast

Egg Quesadillas served with fresh tomato and avocado salsa.

Sausage, crispy bacon and creamy scrambled eggs.

Granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit parfait.

Spinach and feta frittata.

Provencal style baked eggs.

 

Lunch

Caesar salad with homemade dressing and croutons. Served with chicken or shrimp.

Salade Nicoise with seared fresh tuna.

“Build your own burger”; homemade beef patties with a range of sides to chose from!

Shrimp and smoked salmon salad with horseradish cream and ginger lime vinaigrette.

BBQ ribs, served with potato salad and green salad.

Crab and avocado tian.

Tuna tartare with avocado and wonton crisps.

 

Hors D’oeuvres

Filo wrapped shrimp with sweet chili dipping sauce.

Mini pizza pinwheels.

Tomato and fresh basil bruschetta.

Mezze platter of hummus, tapenade, tzatziki and olives.

Conch fritters with spicy cocktail sauce.

Buffalo wings with celery and blue cheese sauce.

Spinach and artichoke dip with garlic pita triangles.

 

Dinner

Filet mignon  with caramelised onion and red wine sauce, oven roast potatoes, roast broccoli and almonds and cauliflower puree.

Pistachio crusted mahi mahi with leek puree, asparagus and parmesan polenta discs, with beurre blanc sauce.

Pork tenderloin in a creamy orange sauce, baked rice, steamed green beans and mange tout.

Chilean sea bass with moroccan salsa, mint and walnut couscous, cauliflower with cumin and almonds.

Pasta a la vodka with garlic shrimp skewers and fresh green salad.

Asian buffet of seared marinated salmon, hoi sin beef, asian style noodles, edemame, stir fried mixed vegetables.

Thai green curry with chicken, steamed jasmine rice.

 

Dessert

Key lime pie.

Chocolate rum fudge pie and fresh whipped cream.

Individual baked fruit crumbles

Creme Brulee

Tiramisu

Bananas Foster with ice cream

Pineapple and Szechuan parfait, griddled pineapple, dark Cuban rum caramel

 

 

 

11/12/16
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
11-5-2016 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
Trip of a Lifetime
Dear Ann We had a trip of a lifetime and Terry and Ruth 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
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!
New Years 2018/19
Our family of seven had the trip of a lifetime with Ruth and Terry Ross aboard The Big Dog. The sailing was beautiful and relaxing. Our grown children enjoyed all the toys on board with water skiing, tubing, scuba diving, paddle boards and sea kayaking. Terry and Ruth are so gracious and accommodating. The food on board was 5 star gourmet. How Ruth does it in the galley kitchen is pure magic! The menus were varied and the food was delicious and plentiful. The boat is immaculately maintained with plenty of room to spread out and relax. My only regret is that the trip ended after an amazing week in the BVI. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Kathleen M and Family, Jan. 7th, 2019
January 2019
The trip was fantastic!! From the time we met Terry and Ruth at the dock and boarded the Big Dog until our departure on Scrub Island nothing could have been better. The yacht was in great condition, very comfortable and well stocked. We cruised and sailed to so many great islands and always felt safe. Terry and Ruth, they must be the best team in the BVI’s!! Very professional and lots of fun. And Ruth is a great cook with a menu that couldn’t have been better. And Terry’s “cocktail of the day” was just great too! I can’t say enough about them. We felt like friends together. I could go on and on, on a 1-10 scale the experience was a solid 10. We plan on doing this again in the future and hope Terry and Ruth will be available to charter us. Thank you also for making this trip work. Art & JoAnne
April 2019
This was our 5th BVI charter and the first for us on The Big Dog with Ruth & Terry. Ruth & Terry were great. They made us feel comfortable and right at home. the trip was amazing from the diving, the snorkeling, the food, the painkillers and the bushwhackers. We highly recommend The Big Dog. Chris V.
New Year Charter 2019 -2020
"We cannot wait to come back. Perfect week on a perfect boat with a perfect crew- we feel like we gained new friends for life. ” The Fletcher family, New year trip 2020.
Early February 2020
“On our first visit- 30 years ago, we drove to the airport with tears in our eyes. We knew we had to be back. It will happen again today- this time we feel like we’re leaving family behind”. Brock Johnson, Feb 2020.
Mid Feb 2020
“Mere words are insufficient to describe the incredible trip and wonderful honeymoon with our friends and the two of you. Your wit, charm, hospitality and fabulous food will stay with us for many years. Thank you for making our sailing trip in paradise so special. Debbie and Patrick Kruczek,
Multi repeat guests - March 2020
We think of you both so often. Once again, we had the most incredible trip with you on the Big Dog. We keep thinking about all of the delicious meals, the incredible swims, snorkeling, paddling, cocktails, sunshine, we are so grateful to you both for all that you do to make it so heavenly for our whole family. Friends for life. The Garrels
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Summer 2020 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Winter 2020 to 2021 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Summer 2021 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
.<b><span style="color:#9900CC;">GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the �divide-by-6 rule� for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 4 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire. </B></span>

<span style="color:#ff0000;"><B>HURRICANE SEASON: </B> Please press client to purchase trip insurance. Please add hurricane clause as well to your contract. Yacht will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays. Yacht not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals, hotels, transportation as well as air transport).</span>

<B>CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR'S RATES 2020/21:</B>
1-8 guests: $30,000 - 7 night minimum - 24Hr Turn OK - Nanny Cay Ports please
<span style="color:#9900cc;">Christmas charter must end no later than the 26th December. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than 27th December</span></b>.

<B>DIVING:</B> Yacht now offers diving from yacht, see DIVING section please.</B>

<b>The Big Dog - BVI Based</b>
Please note that this yacht uses ports in the BVI. Inquire for other. 48 hour turn please.


<b>**Specials**</b>
None at this time

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Available

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Booked

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  • : Cat
  • : 29'8 Feet
  • : 5.5 Feet
  • : 8
  • : 2018
  • : 2002
  • : Leopard
  • : (2) 240HP diesel engines (1) 20Kw generator(2016) (1) 12Kw generator (Backup) (1) 2500W inverter
  • : Yes
  • : No
  • : Onboard
  • : Terry Ross
  • : BVI
  • : No
  • : 742525
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 4
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Wash Basins: 4
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
(2) 240HP diesel engines (1) 20Kw generator(2016) (1) 12Kw generator (Backup) (1) 2500W inverter
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: 2018
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: Cellphone.
Limited WIFI in BVI only
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Apple TV
# CD's: iPod
Camcorder: No
Books: 10
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: YES
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 8
Minimum Age: None
Generator: 20Kw & 12Kw
Inverter: 3500W
Voltages: 110v
Water Maker: YES
Water Cap: 225 GAL
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: No
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: 21
Guests Smokes: stern steps
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: N/A
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15ft Ctr Console
Dinghy hp: 60Hp
Dinghy # pax: 8
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
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop sterns
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Walk down stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: No
Gear Type: Non fishing vessel
Rods: -
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.
Captain
Terry Ross
Nation: Irish
Born: 1959
License: MCA Yachtmaster
Languages: Terry & Ruth: English
Years Sailing: 15
Chef/Mate
Ruth Ross
Nation: Irish
Born: 1973
Years Sailing: 15
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!)

Breakfast.

All breakfasts served with fresh fruit, juice, toast, cereal, freshly brewed coffee or tea.

Eggs Benedict with your choice of smoked salmon or canadian bacon.

Maple and Pecan baked french toast

Egg Quesadillas served with fresh tomato and avocado salsa.

Sausage, crispy bacon and creamy scrambled eggs.

Granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit parfait.

Spinach and feta frittata.

Provencal style baked eggs.

 

Lunch

Caesar salad with homemade dressing and croutons. Served with chicken or shrimp.

Salade Nicoise with seared fresh tuna.

“Build your own burger”; homemade beef patties with a range of sides to chose from!

Shrimp and smoked salmon salad with horseradish cream and ginger lime vinaigrette.

BBQ ribs, served with potato salad and green salad.

Crab and avocado tian.

Tuna tartare with avocado and wonton crisps.

 

Hors D’oeuvres

Filo wrapped shrimp with sweet chili dipping sauce.

Mini pizza pinwheels.

Tomato and fresh basil bruschetta.

Mezze platter of hummus, tapenade, tzatziki and olives.

Conch fritters with spicy cocktail sauce.

Buffalo wings with celery and blue cheese sauce.

Spinach and artichoke dip with garlic pita triangles.

 

Dinner

Filet mignon  with caramelised onion and red wine sauce, oven roast potatoes, roast broccoli and almonds and cauliflower puree.

Pistachio crusted mahi mahi with leek puree, asparagus and parmesan polenta discs, with beurre blanc sauce.

Pork tenderloin in a creamy orange sauce, baked rice, steamed green beans and mange tout.

Chilean sea bass with moroccan salsa, mint and walnut couscous, cauliflower with cumin and almonds.

Pasta a la vodka with garlic shrimp skewers and fresh green salad.

Asian buffet of seared marinated salmon, hoi sin beef, asian style noodles, edemame, stir fried mixed vegetables.

Thai green curry with chicken, steamed jasmine rice.

 

Dessert

Key lime pie.

Chocolate rum fudge pie and fresh whipped cream.

Individual baked fruit crumbles

Creme Brulee

Tiramisu

Bananas Foster with ice cream

Pineapple and Szechuan parfait, griddled pineapple, dark Cuban rum caramel

 

 

 

11/12/16
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
11-5-2016 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
Trip of a Lifetime
Dear Ann We had a trip of a lifetime and Terry and Ruth 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
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!
New Years 2018/19
Our family of seven had the trip of a lifetime with Ruth and Terry Ross aboard The Big Dog. The sailing was beautiful and relaxing. Our grown children enjoyed all the toys on board with water skiing, tubing, scuba diving, paddle boards and sea kayaking. Terry and Ruth are so gracious and accommodating. The food on board was 5 star gourmet. How Ruth does it in the galley kitchen is pure magic! The menus were varied and the food was delicious and plentiful. The boat is immaculately maintained with plenty of room to spread out and relax. My only regret is that the trip ended after an amazing week in the BVI. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Kathleen M and Family, Jan. 7th, 2019
January 2019
The trip was fantastic!! From the time we met Terry and Ruth at the dock and boarded the Big Dog until our departure on Scrub Island nothing could have been better. The yacht was in great condition, very comfortable and well stocked. We cruised and sailed to so many great islands and always felt safe. Terry and Ruth, they must be the best team in the BVI’s!! Very professional and lots of fun. And Ruth is a great cook with a menu that couldn’t have been better. And Terry’s “cocktail of the day” was just great too! I can’t say enough about them. We felt like friends together. I could go on and on, on a 1-10 scale the experience was a solid 10. We plan on doing this again in the future and hope Terry and Ruth will be available to charter us. Thank you also for making this trip work. Art & JoAnne
April 2019
This was our 5th BVI charter and the first for us on The Big Dog with Ruth & Terry. Ruth & Terry were great. They made us feel comfortable and right at home. the trip was amazing from the diving, the snorkeling, the food, the painkillers and the bushwhackers. We highly recommend The Big Dog. Chris V.
New Year Charter 2019 -2020
"We cannot wait to come back. Perfect week on a perfect boat with a perfect crew- we feel like we gained new friends for life. ” The Fletcher family, New year trip 2020.
Early February 2020
“On our first visit- 30 years ago, we drove to the airport with tears in our eyes. We knew we had to be back. It will happen again today- this time we feel like we’re leaving family behind”. Brock Johnson, Feb 2020.
Mid Feb 2020
“Mere words are insufficient to describe the incredible trip and wonderful honeymoon with our friends and the two of you. Your wit, charm, hospitality and fabulous food will stay with us for many years. Thank you for making our sailing trip in paradise so special. Debbie and Patrick Kruczek,
Multi repeat guests - March 2020
We think of you both so often. Once again, we had the most incredible trip with you on the Big Dog. We keep thinking about all of the delicious meals, the incredible swims, snorkeling, paddling, cocktails, sunshine, we are so grateful to you both for all that you do to make it so heavenly for our whole family. Friends for life. The Garrels
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Summer 2020 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Winter 2020 to 2021 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900
Summer 2021 $21,900 $22,400 $22,900 $23,400 $23,900 $24,900 $25,900

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
.<b><span style="color:#9900CC;">GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the �divide-by-6 rule� for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 4 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire. </B></span>

<span style="color:#ff0000;"><B>HURRICANE SEASON: </B> Please press client to purchase trip insurance. Please add hurricane clause as well to your contract. Yacht will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays. Yacht not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals, hotels, transportation as well as air transport).</span>

<B>CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR'S RATES 2020/21:</B>
1-8 guests: $30,000 - 7 night minimum - 24Hr Turn OK - Nanny Cay Ports please
<span style="color:#9900cc;">Christmas charter must end no later than the 26th December. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than 27th December</span></b>.

<B>DIVING:</B> Yacht now offers diving from yacht, see DIVING section please.</B>

<b>The Big Dog - BVI Based</b>
Please note that this yacht uses ports in the BVI. Inquire for other. 48 hour turn please.


<b>**Specials**</b>
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