Catamaran The Big Dog

Catamaran The Big Dog is a 2002, 62' Leopard catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI. She features a fly-bridge deck, a crew of 2, on-board diving for certified guests, and accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 Queen cabins. Catamaran The Big Dog is a Carefree Yacht Charters affordable pick for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what Terry & Ruth told Carefree Yacht Charters about the "fun factor" aboard The Big Dog: "It's not a proper charter day unless we can hear laughter on or beside the boat! Terry can change from responsible captain to overgrown child at a moment's notice. Safety comes first of course, but 14 years of sailing and chartering means that we have no problem combining safety and fun!"

Rates from $23,900 to $34,000. View availability and rate details.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about THE BIG DOG, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.


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Season Passengers
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Winter 2022 to 2023 $23,900.00 $24,400.00 $24,900.00 $25,400.00 $25,900.00 $26,900.00 $27,900.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2023 $24,000.00 $25,000.00 $26,500.00 $28,500.00 $29,500.00 $33,000.00 $34,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2023 to 2024 $24,000.00 $25,000.00 $26,500.00 $28,500.00 $29,500.00 $33,000.00 $34,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Price Details

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. HURRICANE SEASON: 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). CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR'S RATES 2023/24: 1-8 guests: $36,000 - 7 night minimum - Nanny Cay Ports please Christmas charter must end no later than the 26th December. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than 28th December. DIVING: Yacht now offers diving from yacht, see DIVING section please. The Big Dog - BVI Based Please note that this yacht uses ports in the BVI. 48 hour turn please. The Big Dog does not accept tandems. Please inquire. **Specials Winter 2023/24 Season** Family special; if a 7 or 8 pax charter consists of a family with 2 or more children (under 16) take $2,500 off the full (7 nights) 7 or 8 pax rate. Does not apply to 6 pax or less. Does not apply at Christmas / New Year


To find the best dates for your charter, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.


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. Dates can change quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible to begin booking your charter. Highlighted colors mean:

  • 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)


  • Location Details: Available for British Virgin Islands only
  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Winter Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Preferred Pickups: Nanny Cay, BVI
  • Other Pickups: BVI
  • Turnaround: 48 hours

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A family group that we booked aboard The Big Dog for New Years 2016/2017 said:

Dear Lynne,

Our charter was just amazing! I'm already missing Frank and Denise, phenomenal people both, who are superb at their work.

We've chartered a boat here in the BVI's before and our experience w Frank and Denise on the Big Dog was so far superior that they didn't compare!

The dive spots were excellent and Frank did a refresher/check out dive w everyone first which I surely appreciated. He's and excellent dive master and gave everyone great confidence in his skill and knowledge. We were gifted w a CD of our dives at the end of our trip.

The food was over the top delicious and plentiful. Always elegantly presented. We had three vegetarian aboard and she adeptly modified their meals to perfection! They were thrilled and so appreciative. Denise obviously reviewed our preference lists with care and interest and shopped w great care. Frank is great with the grill!

The Big Dog is a beautiful and spacious boat. They take great pride in her and are always making sure that she is well cared for by everyone aboard. That also held through with the dive equipment which was new and in excellent condition.

Everything exceeded our expectations. Most impressive was Denise's help in my husbands covert planning of a ceremony on Sandy Spit to renew our marriage vows. She even procured a wedding bouquet for us and officiated at the ceremony!

The whole family was thrilled with the trip and it goes into the memory banks as one of our best adventures. I don't usually write reviews but this one is five golden stars!

Lisa B., New Mexico

A multi-generational family that we booked aboard with Terry & Ruth on their previous 57' catamaran for New Years 2016/2017 said:


Happy New Year to you as well. We would be happy to write a review for you. will not be accurate. We would have to invent a new language entirely of accolades and devoid of any negative words in order to encapsulate Ruth and Terry appropriately. Well, we'll need one negative word to say how we felt when we had to leave!

Thanks for your help and I'll work on a review soon when I have a moment to catch up!

Belle S., Texas

A multi generational family that we booked aboard with Terry & Ruth on their previous 57' Catamaran in June, 2016 said:

Our charter trip was a fabulous experience! As first time charter guests we were astounded by Ruth and Terry's service! They were beyond patient with two inquisitive young boys who enjoyed themselves immensely. The food was A+++++!! Ruth performs like a first class chef in that tiny kitchen! Terry put us in all the right spots for diving, snorkeling and relaxing! We loved our trip and would recommend the reaction for a wonderful family experience!!!

Candice M., Louisiana


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
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Cabins & Amenities


Accomodation Details

(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.

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 8
  • Total Cabins: 4
  • King Cabins: 0
  • Queen Cabins: 4
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 0
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 4
  • Heads: 0
  • Electric Heads: 4


  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 110v
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 225 GAL
  • Water Maker: YES
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • 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.
  • Specifications

    • Size: 62 feet
    • Builder: Leopard
    • Year Built: 2002
    • Refit: 2018
    • Beam: 29'8
    • Draft: 5.5


  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Minimum Age of Kids: None
  • Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: No
  • Board Games: Yes
  • Special Diets: Yes
  • Kosher: No
  • # Dine In: 8
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: stern steps
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving


    If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you take a refresher course before diving from the yacht.

    • License: Master
    • Costs: Diving included for up to 3 Certified divers. Max 1 per day/ 3 per week. No diving first or last day.
    • Number of Dives: 3 per week
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 6
    • Regulators: 6
    • Resort Course: Not Available
    • Full Course: Not Available
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Not Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 15ft Ctr Console
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 60Hp
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: 3
    • Knee Board: Yes
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: No
    • Kayak: 2 (1 Man) No (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 2
    • Floating Mats: Yes
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: (2) Stand Up Paddle Board
      Lily Pad
      Hot Dog - 3 person Towable
      (1) - 2 person tube
      (1) - 1 person tube
      2 Sea Scooters