Salty Dog Description

Lounging around on the flybridge a few steps removed from the helm station on a breezy afternoon in the Virgin Islands is pretty darned enjoyable. In fact so is strolling about the boat and taking in the expansive views from numerous vantage points. On this boat, the great outdoors literally pour into the saloon and sleeping cabins thanks to the wall of glass and overhead skylight that spans the saloon.It offers four queen berths all en-suite bathrooms.

Cruising Area of Salty Dog

Pref. Pick-upUSVI
Other Pick-upRoad Town, Tortola
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
4 x queen cabins each with en-suite bath with electric toilet and stall showers.

Salon has lounge area, galley, nav station, formal dining area and door opening to front cockpit as well as aft deck. Salon can be opened with beautiful natural breeze and is also fully air conditioned for guests comfort.
Top fly-bridge lounge area with 360 degree view, table, sunbed, lounge area with table and sun awning.

Equipped with lithium battery bank to allow for A?C´s at night with no generator noise.

Specification

Length50 Feet
Beam26.5 Feet
Draft5.3 Feet
Built2023
A/CFull
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeYes, on sugar scoops only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
InverterYes
Voltages110/220 V
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48hrs
Engines2 x Yanmar 80hp Engines Northern Lights 9kW

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 ft
Dinghy Hp40hp
Dinghy Pax10
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
1-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Kite Boarding Details
If guests are interested in Kiteboarding the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling and Casting
Fishing Rods3
Fishing PermitYes, USVI and BVI Fishing
Other Toys
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.

Tube
Floating mat
2 Stand-Up Paddle boards
1 Kayak
Selection of snorkeling gear for all guests
2 Sea scooters
3 Fishing rods, basic lures and tackle
Noodles
Floaties/Tubes
Board Games

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Yacht offers rendezvous diving.

All certified divers are required to present their certification cards and inform the crew if any rental equipment will need to be arranged. If guests are interested in trying scuba diving, the crew will arrange a Discover Scuba Diving.

The crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.

Rendezvous diving average costs with equipment
1 Tank Dive - $100
2 Tank Dive - $140
Night Dive - $150
Discover Scuba Diving - $160

Entertainment

Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Cockpit enclosure

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
We use organic/locally grown produce when available. We provide guests with reef friendly sunscreen and bath products/toiletries. We provide filtered water to limit single use plastics. We provide re-usable water/beverage tumblers to limit plastic/disposable cup use. We use marine/reef friendly dish soap and cleaning products for the interior and exterior of the yacht. We use re-usable grocery bags. Inspiring our guests on the importance of the preservation of our oceans and the beautiful islands in which we vacation. Maximize the use of sail power, to minimize engine emissions. We have a separate battery bank for the A/C (this means the generator does not have to run at night)

Salty Dog Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainGordon Holden
NationalityUSA
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster Offshore, USCG 100T Master, STCW
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateJenine De Kock
NationalityUSA
LicenseSTCW,


MEET YOUR CREW:
CAPTAIN: Gordon Holden
Chef: Jenine De Kock

Meet Gordon Holden, your Captain on Salty Dog! He is 28 from Buffalo NY and has been around the water his whole life. He grew up on the shores of Lake Erie sailing/swimming/waterskiing with family and friends in addition to spending summers at Lake Muskoka in Ontario Canada doing much of the same.
His family owns a C&C 33ft sailboat on Lake Erie that he and his 3 brothers learned to sail from an early age. In addition to sailing, he was the captain of my high school swimming and diving team as well as the local rugby club. He has always had a passion for the water and has sailed in a variety of locations across the globe.
During summer breaks in college, he worked in high end hospitality establishments in East Hampton & Montauk NY and enjoyed providing unique experiences to guests. A few years after graduating college with a Business Administration & History Degree, he worked in Corporate for some time and decided to leave his desk behind and hit the water full time! Gordon went on to obtained his captain and sailing credentials, spent a season working flotilla charters in the Mediterranean, mainly Croatia and Greece, and has spent the last season captaining term charters in the Virgin Islands.

Jenine is a culinary trained chef from Cape Town, South Africa. After completing her Bachelor of Commerce Degree and subsequently working 4 years in corporate retail, she left Cape Town for a brief traveling sabbatical and never looked back to “conventional” life again. She was an avid traveler in her 20’s and after spending 6 months in India she decided yet again to make a major change and seek work on superyachts. Although she initially joined superyachts to continue her nomadic lifestyle; a deep love for being on the water, and expressing herself creatively through food, is what kept her there. After 5 seasons on superyachts, Jenine transitioned to catamarans where she can have a more hands on experience with both guests and sailing alike. She is a passionate sailor, holding a yacht masters license and loves any activities to do with water, especially scuba diving. Jenine is very social, loves water sports and exploring new, undiscovered places.

Gordon and Jenine look forward to hosting you on Salty Dog and creating wonderful memories for you.



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Salty Dog Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Apr 27, 2024May 04, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 13, 2024May 17, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 19, 2024May 25, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Saint John, USVI*
May 26, 2024Jun 02, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 03, 2024Jun 09, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 13, 2024Jul 20, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 23, 2024Jul 30, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 09, 2024Aug 17, 2024Booked: St. Vincent - Blue Lagoon Resort and Marina to Grenada, St Georges
Aug 18, 2024Oct 29, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 06, 2024Nov 11, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 15, 2025Feb 22, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 15, 2025Mar 22, 2025Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Salty Dog Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $27,500
(normal rate)
High price: $30,500
(normal rate)

Salty Dog Special Offer!
Discount: 20%!
Offer: Salty Dog is offering 20% discounts for charters run through August 8, 2024. No additional discounts apply.
Old price: $27,500 - $30,500 / week
New price: $22,000 - $24,400 / week (Save: $5,500 - $6,100 / week)
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Aug/08/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2023/24 Winter$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500
2024 Summer$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500
2024/25 Winter$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500
2025 Summer$27,500$28,000$28,500$29,000$29,500$30,000$30,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


BVI
Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off.

CRUISING FEES
BVI Cruising Fees are included

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the
next morning and early start.

TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

HOLIDAY RATES
XMAS: Flat rate $32,500. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $35,500. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

CHILDREN´S DISCOUNT
$200 discount per child under aged 12 up to a max of 3 children.

Salty Dog Guest Reviews

Will Never Regret It!!

We could not have had a better week aboard the Salty Dog! We made memories that will last a lifetime.

Gordon and Jenine made our family, spanning ages 6-64 feel extremely comfortable and pampered all week. The food was amazing, the service was amazing, the boat was amazing, the sights/excursions were amazing, and the company we shared was amazing.

Gordon and Jenine quickly became extended family members which made saying goodbye more difficult. If you are on the fence about booking this trip, don´t be! You will not regret it!

Knocked It Out Of The Park

Thank you Gordon and Jenine for a perfect Virgin Islands getaway.
Besides arranging for perfect weather so that we could experience 100 degree F increase in temperature upon arrival in STT, you knocked it out of the park with kind hospitality, conversations, spectacular meals and yummy cocktails.

We were all craving a week of sun, aqua water, beautiful coral and fish, yum food, relaxation and new adventures. We got it all and can´t thank you enough.

Fantastic Hosts!

Gordon and Jenine are fantastic hosts. We were blessed with beautiful weather, the sun, kind service of our hosts. We are spoiled and it will be hard to find any restaurant to compare with the food (and food presentation) we were fed - this in every meal.
Thank you

You Are the BEST!

Another truly amazing trip with an AMAZING crew. Gordon and Jenine - You are the BEST.
Thanks for letting us celebrate Gordon´s birthday with you. Food was great. we´re going home to FAT CAMP :))
We will miss you. You´re part of the family.

So Impressive!

From the start to the finish this trip was truly AMAZING. Getting to see so many new and beautiful places. I can´t really pick which one was my favorite. The crew was so impressive. Just want to thank them for their willingness to help us with whatever we needed.

Good Care Of Us

What a fantastic experience - again!!
The itinerary was so much fun this time as we got to go to The Baths!
Thanks to the crew on Salty Dog for taking good care of us.

Loads Of Fun

I had a great time. This trip was loads of fun and great food. I enjoyed The Baths and the snorkeling. Thanks so much for everything. Great trip and great crew.
Hope to come back again sometime.

The Crews Intergrity, Ease and Grace!

We truly had a wonderful time! Thanks to the care of Jenine and Gordon.

We wait all year long to come and visit the islands and hope it´s as magical as we remember, and having a team like Gordon and Jenine is a gift!!!

They helped us create new memories by offering great ideas and suggestions for little adventures. I loved the champagne on the beach and the snorkeling adventure of Great Dog with the water scooters. But most of all I could feel the genuine care they put into making the entire experience special for us - Thank you.

Jenine, the flowers, the incredible meals, great conversations, your integrity shines through in all you do!! - Thank you

And Captain Gordon, your confidence and skill managing the eacht, and care of us was wonderful and done with ease and grace - Thank you

Gordon and Jenine were Amazing!

We had a lovely 4 night trip up the Drake Channel from St. Thomas to Virgin Gorda. Captain Gordon and Chef Jenine were amazing!!

We hit all our favorite snorkel spots along the way - Caneel Bay, Waterlemon Cay, The Indians, Peter, Great Dog and Eustacia, and we even got to play with the water toys. We loved the underwater scooter. Thank you Captain Gordon and Jenine for the suggestion!!!!

The food was first rate! Jenine is an amazing chef and we felt like we ate like gourmands every day!
Thank you sincerely for a great trip, and we hope to be back with you in the future.

Broker Review

Guest´s email to broker post charter.

´Would love to do a follow up call this next week! It will go without saying but honestly I do not think our trip could have been any better! Salty Dog was amazing and Gordon and Jenine truly went above and beyond and everything they did was perfect! They were freaking amazing!!! ´

Thanks For Being Amazing!

Trip of a Lifetime for sure. We were so blessed to have the opportunity to spend 7 nights aboard Salty Dog! Jenine and Gordon were great and by the end of the week we felt like we were all on vacation together. The meals were phenomenal and the hospitality was endless. We definitely will cross paths again and hope to be back on the Salty Dog real soon!! Thanks for being amazing!

Will Never Forget Our Trip.

As we near the end of our one week journey, it´s difficult to say what we´ve enjoyed most. I suppose for us we will miss the friends we´ve made first. Gordon and Jenine have done a fantastic job of welcoming us and providing outstanding service as captain and chef/first mate. Our food has been incredible and we´ve been spoiled by the quality, care and presentation for each meal.
I could have never imagined a vacation like this was even an option. The islands and sea are beautiful and every day was different and offered a new adventure. We were able to relax or enjoy as much activity as we wanted.
On our final night our farewell party was filled with laughter by people who loved and cared for each other. We will never forget our trip on Salty Dog :)

Salty Dog Was Amazing!

Wow!! From start to finish our trip on the Salty Dog was amazing. Our trip with guests spanning 3 generations had something for everyone - one favorite was seeing turtles in Maho Bay and everyone enjoyed snorkeling with the colorful fish. Waterlemon, Salt Pond and Lameshur were beautiful and secluded and the hikes had great views!

A true highlight was meeting our Captain , Gordon, and chef, Jenine! We so appreciated their companionship and conversation as well as guidance, kindness and humour.

Fun, Wonderful Times

Gordon and Jenine made our very first boating/sailing experience beyond anything we could have ever imagined.

So gracious, friendly, accommodating. So patient with our learning to snorkel and with our few physical limitations. Always suggesting alternatives so that we would enjoy the full experience of the week.

Fabulous food, great conversation, lovely table settings and each meal was a particularly pleasant and delightful touch. Blessed to have shared all this with our daughter-in-law and grandchildren. memories for a lifetime. Fun wonderful times.