The Big Dog

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starting at

$23,900/week

British Virgin Islands
62 ft sailing catamaran
Accommodates up to 8
4 Queen ensuite cabins
Scuba diving onboard

THE BIG DOG is a large and spacious Lagoon 62 ft catamaran offering spacious comfort and plenty of lounging area.

With 4 guest cabins each with queen berths & private ensuite bathrooms with stall showers. The large main salon has a great bar for happy hour and a formal dining area aboard THE BIG DOG. She has a spacious aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining plus a topside flybridge with a padded lounge area to enjoy the refreshing breezes and a spectacular 360° view. Forward she has huge trampolines with padded seatbacks for comfort.

With so much space, you will not be disappointed when your experienced  EPIC crew guides you through “Nature’s Little Secrets” in style.

*For Rates, see PRICING Tab below – Holiday weeks may differ, please enquire!

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CAPTAIN TERRY & CHEF/MATE RUTH ROSS

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 Ireland’s volunteer lifeboat service.
His other great passion is diving and he looks forward to showing the delights that the Caribbean has to offer to Reaction’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 . For those guests who do not wish to dive, Terry and Ruth are really happy to bring their guests, young and not so young, snorkeling.

Ruth formerly worked as a teacher before joining Terry for a career in sailing. She has always enjoyed cooking and has taken cookery courses in places such as Rick Steins Seafood School in Padstow, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland amongst others. She cooks 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 47 charter catamaran in the Bahamas and a private 70 monohull, both for long periods of time. 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 a 56 charter catamaran 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 reAction enjoys every moment of their stay and has a holiday to remember forever.

Casual Kosher diet and some specialty diets can easily be accommodated, please inquire.

Cuisine

  • BREAKFAST

  • LUNCH

  • APPETIZERS

  • DINNER

  • DESSERT

The fine points

  • Pricing
  • Availability
  • Amenities
  • Reviews
  • Scuba
Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
Summer 2022$23,900$24,400$24,900$25,400$25,900$26,900$27,900
Winter 2022 to 2023$23,900$24,400$24,900$25,400$25,900$26,900$27,900
Summer 2023$23,900$24,400$24,900$25,400$25,900$26,900$27,900
Winter 2023 to 2024$23,900$24,900$25,900$26,900$27,900$28,900$29,900

Holiday offers

Please note that Holiday rates are subject to change.

Christmas week: $32,000

New Year week: $36,000

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Use of the yacht with our Professional Captain and Chef and additional crew
  • All Onboard Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner, and Dessert
  • Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Popcorn, Granola Bars, Chips, Chocolates, and more
  • Beverages – Water, Juices, Sodas, Coffee, Beer, Wine, and a Fully Stocked Bar
  • Water Sport activities
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruising permits, national parks fees, fishing permits, taxes, and port fees
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping, or special off-yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages/Wines not normally stocked and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • BVI individual fishing permits
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost

Availability

Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.

Dates Color Key
If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter

  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)
  • Transit

AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning & fans
  • Heated deck showers
  • Watermaker & generators
  • Surround sound audio system
  • i/Device hookup
  • TV in salon & in all cabins
  • WiFi internet access
  • Icemaker
  • Barbeque

WATER FUN

  • 15′ RIB with 60hp engine
  • Assorted water toys
  • Wakeboard, kneeboard & 3 different tubes
  • Hot Dog – 3 Person towable
  • Water skis & child water skis
  • Floating mats
  • Football & Frisbee
  • Lily Pad
  • 2 Sea Scooters
  • 2 Standup paddleboards
  • Snorkeling gear & swimming noodles
  • SCUBA available onboard

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: Leopard Catamaran
  • Year Built: 2002 Total Refit 2018
  • Length: 62′
  • Beam: 30′
  • Draft: 5.5′
  • Engines: 2 x 240 HP diesels
  • Flag: BVI
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Average rating:  
 7 reviews
 by June 2021 Charter Guests
Magnificent

It's hard to find words that accurately describe my experience which don't sound like generic exclamations or empty superlatives. Amazing. Magnificent. Splendid. Awesome. These are all passable and yet, somehow only hint at what I felt during our week-long journey in the BVIs. The crew are very special. Both are smart, experienced, funny, skillful, caring, knowledgeable, and charming. Extremely capable apart, yet a fantastic team together. I will forever measure other boat crews against them - my litmus test for how it should be. The chef just knocked it out of the park when it came to food. Not only was her menu selection spot-on with our tastes, her execution was among the very best - especially considering it all came from a tiny kitchen rocking to and fro! She is also a very competent first mate - always at the ready to moor the boat, furl a sail, help a diver out of the water, batten down the hatches, or drop the anchor. The always affable captain was a diligent and discerning captain as well as divemaster. He excelled at making decisions to maximize both our enjoyment and our safety. With a diverse group on board - some divers, some snorkelers, some landlubbers, etc - it was no small task for him to select pleasure stops, land excursions, and overnight anchors/moors that suited everyone, but did so with aplomb. Plus, he makes the *best* painkillers ;) This was my first trip to the BVIs. I wasn't sure what to expect in the aftermath of hurricane Irma but let me be the one to tell you that the spirit of the people that work these waters and live on these islands, is indomitable. It may not be the same as it was a year ago, but those changes did nothing to attenuate our joy of being there. In closing, let me not try to wrest more-nuanced adjectives from the English language and just simply say what really matters. We had so much fun. We were happy. We laughed. We marveled. We dove and ate and sailed and soaked up the sun. And we made new friends. This trip was perfect.

 by April 2021 Charter Guests
Fantastic Week

Fantastic trip. A week with family, excellent food and "new friends". Captain thanks for the painkillers, the lessons on charters and ensigns. Chef, the meals were excellent, your attention to detail did not go unnoticed. We enjoyed our meals together and so happy you enjoyed playing cards, dice and coloring with the family. A vacation and 50th celebration we will always remember!

 by April 2021 Charter Guests
Wonderful Experience

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and we know many more to come. The food was amazing, the guided tours made the experience so much greater, our dream of sailing and being in the beautiful Caribbean Islands fulfilled. Our family is very appreciated to your wonderful service, kindness, and training to sail. See you soon. Enjoy the charters until we are back.

 by April 2021 Charter Guests
Best Vacation We Ever Had

Thank you for the single best vacation we have ever had. We had previously chartered a
yacht in Turkey, and at the time, thought that experience was incredible. The yacht and your
amazing crew put that experience to shame.We cannot say enough good things about our time with you. The trip itinerary was perfect. Each day was different, interesting, and beautiful. The boat was insane. We loved being bigger and badder than every single other boat in the Caribbean. The food was perfect.Thank you for being so thoughtful in crafting excellent meals for the adults and the kids. The boat toys were also fantastic. Every other boat wanted our Seabobs, and especially the Bruiser! But honestly, nothing was better than this crew. From the crew’s ridiculous depth of knowledge, to a consummate professionalism, to the captain’s mastery of the seas, and finally, to the chef’sexcellent meals and story-telling. You will all be missed!

 by Charter Guests
Exceeded Expectations Every Day

Our hosts exceeded our expectations day by day. We dined like royals, explored like Columbus, swam like mermaids. The ship felt like a 5 star accommodation with views like in paradise. All in all, a vacation of a lifetime. Thank you so much for everything.

 by March 2021 Charter Guests
Cannot Recommend Enough!

We spent a week aboard the yacht. The captain is extremely professional and knows the keys like his backyard. He showed us many remote spots that we would not have been able to visit any other way. We anchored in the most spectacular settings far away from anyone else. We spent hours snorkeling and kayaking, and swimming before breakfast. The chef cooked us incredible delicacies with fresh ingredients and surprised us with different meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. She also surprised us with great cocktails after activities and even cooked a birthday cake for our friend. The creative and artistic way she presented the food made us feel like being spoiled in a 5 star hotel. We were two couples and we each had our own cabin with private bathroom. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us plus 2 crew and the chef kept the boat spotless throughout the entire trip. The crew are amazing hosts and we cannot recommend them highly enough.

 by March 2021 Charter Guests
Wonderful Week

We had such a wonderful week, with such excellent hospitality and awesome food! We love hanging out with you guys and getting to know you. We hope to travel again! Keep up the great work!! We always love scuba diving with you all and enjoy your company. Thank you for everything and safe travels in the future!

SCUBA DIVING ONBOARD

  • Gear included
  • Diving included for up to 3 Certified divers. Max 1 per day/ 3 per week. No diving first or last day
  • If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you to take a refresher course before diving from the yacht

Epic Yacht Charters provides the most updated information on yachts available but cannot guarantee any details are 100% correct until we verify with the specific yacht.

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