Sea Dog Description
CHARTER BOAT OF THE YEAR - CRUISING WORLD 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 one master cabin with queen berth, lounge area, en-suite bath and equipped with TV and two additional spacious queen cabins each with en-suite bath.
Cruising Area of Sea Dog
1 master cabin with queen berth, lounge area and en-suite bath, electric toilet and a stall shower. Individual A/C control for guest comfort. Cabin is equipped with TV.
2 x queen cabins each with en-suite bath with electric toilet and stall showers. Both have individual A/C controls for guest comfort. Cabin is equipped with TV.
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.
If guests are interested in Kiteboarding the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.
2 Stand-Up Paddle boards
Selection of snorkeling gear for all guests
2 Sea scooters
3 Fishing rods, basic lures and tackle
Board Games - Mexican Train, Scrabble, Cribbage
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
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. We are affiliated with ´Sailors for the Sea´ - Keeping our Waters Blue by Boating Green! Our crew are guided by this organization in reducing our footprint. We support ´Sailors for the Sea´ initiatives. We provide information to our guests on the best practices for ´Traveling Green´ 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)
Sea Dog Crew Profile
MEET THE CREW - 2022-2023 SEASON
****November, 2022 - April, 2023
Captain: Mike Marier
Chef/First Mate: Julie Marier
****May - September 30th, 2023
Captain: Nick Wilson
Chef/First Mate: Kate VanVorst
Mike and Julie met soon after high school and have been inseparable ever since. While raising their family, Mike and Julie took family vacations up north which always meant time on the water boating, fishing, skiing, biking and lots of great memories with the family. They also traveled to tropical destinations to escape the cold winter months. When they took a family trip to the VI they knew they would be back for good at some point. They bought a sailboat in Florida after their family was raised, spent time there and made the jump to come back to the islands after selling their home and everything they owned. They hope to help others create lasting lifetime memories in their dream destination and have been successfully running charters since 2019.
Mike grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes and took full advantage of as many opportunities as he could to hit the water. As a boy and young man he spent many summers up north at the family cabin taking advantage of the beauty and enjoying all nature has to offer. It´s here that Mike developed his love of being on the water. Mike has been an entrepreneur most of his life and has, along with Julie ran a personal training business, owned a fitness center, worked in the oil fields and been an over the road trucker in his own company. In his free time, Mike enjoys working out, reading and getting out on his motorcycle. Mike looks forward to showing his guests a great time and all the amazing things the
islands have to offer.
Julie was born in Minnesota and moved to California as a young girl. It was then that she fell in love the with the ocean and the peace and serenity it brought her. Julie´s love of cooking and food started at a young age as her mother was a wonderful cook and teacher and had her in the kitchen with her. Because of her early start, she worked in the service industry in many different fields after moving back to Minnesota and continued to do so throughout helping Mike with their businesses and raising their family together. Julie loves to cook a wide range of foods but her favorite is using fresh local ingredients to create delicious meals.
Mike and Julie look forward to taking their guests out on charter, sharing the beauty of the islands and creating memories!
Captain: Nick Wilson
Chef: Kate Van Vorst
Captain Nick has spent more of the last 20 years on the water than on land. He began his cruising career at the age of 20 in southern California, sailing an engineless 27-ft monohull from San Diego to the Sea of Cortez. After a decade of learning to sail and kiteboard while working as an engineer, he sailed to Hawaii single handed to pursue a career on the water as a Captain. He has driven thousands of charters and tours on everything from high-powered zodiacs to an 87-ft replica paddle wheel. In 2017, he took a sabbatical to prepare his own boat for sailing to the South Pacific, where he spent 6 months in the Marquesas and Tuamotus.
Kate grew up on the coast of Delaware and has loved being in and on the water from a very young age. She has spent the majority of her adult life in North Carolina, where she earned a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Her catamaran experience also began in college, working as logistics manager and first mate for a liveaboard summer camp based in St. Maarten. Her cooking and service experience has included high volume beach bars, fine dining restaurants and private country clubs.
Kate and Nick met in St.Thomas, where they both relocated for work during the pandemic. After a successful charter season, they decided to take a season off and invest in their own boat. In 2022, they sailed Calypso, their 32´ monohull more than 4,000 miles from North Carolina to Grenada.The trip solidified their love for Caribbean cruising, and they look forward to running charters again on Sea Dog in 2023.
Sea Dog CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Sea Dog Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Apr 01, 2023||Apr 07, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 08, 2023||Apr 14, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 17, 2023||Apr 22, 2023||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 26, 2023||Apr 30, 2023||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 20, 2023||May 27, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Aug 18, 2023||Aug 25, 2023||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Oct 01, 2023||Nov 01, 2023||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 05, 2023||Nov 11, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 28, 2024||Mar 05, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 10, 2024||Mar 17, 2024||Booked: Cruz Bay, St John, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand|
Sea Dog Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $22,000(normal rate)
High price: $24,000(normal rate)
Sea Dog Special Offer!
Old price: $22,000 - $24,000 / week
New price: $19,800 - $21,600 / week (Save: $2,200 - $2,400 / week)
Book before: May/15/2023
Travel before: Aug/15/2023
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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.
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Sea Dog Guest Reviews
The most amazing team!
Thank you so much for an incredible week. We had high hopes and everything exceeded our expectations. You two are an amazing team and you cover every job from Chef, to Captain, to activity leader, to bartender, and even hair stylist! It was lovely to be pampered all week and I will miss the lazy days and long beautiful sunsets. You both were a joy to have a long as company as well. We hope to stay in touch and please let us know if you ever head toward Chicago. Looking forward to coming back to the Virgin Islands soon - maybe you will have a bigger boat by then and we can all fit.
Best of luck to you both!
Thank you for some amazing memories!
Great week of pampering!
Thanks for the great and amazing week - it exceed all our expectations! The places you took us and things you showed us were perfect. You do a great job making your guests feel pampered and like they are on vacation!!!
Thank you for all the memories!
Can’t wait to charter again!
Thank you so much for making our family vacation so amazing. From your kindness to your delicious cooking skills I could note have asked for a better week on the water. Because of your hospitality and easy going personalities I will definitely do another trip like this in my future. Thanks aging for everything sand god luck with your future charters!
Thank you so much for a wonderful charter! You both made the journey incredibly relaxing and were very accommodative. I know we will remember this trip for the rest of our lives. It was a hell of a trip and seeing my mom’s reaction each day made all of it worth it. On top of that, the beautiful views, the BOMB food band the organization of the ship made this something I look forward to doing again.
A trip to remember!
What a pleasure it has been spending this week with you both. You both are incredible hosts and have made this trip one I will never forget. From the scent of coffee as an alarm clock, to our delicious dinners, to the captain’s cocktails, to letting us take over your speakers all week- you both have put so much energy into our experience. THANK YOU for spending Thanksgiving with us!
Thank you so much for everything you have to make this trip unforgettable! From the amazing meals, to the awesome route and getting to know you both.You two are the best! I have really enjoyed spending time with you both and hope that one day our paths will cross again! Thank you for being incredible hosts and friends!
Made us feel right at home!
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip around the USVI. You both are so welcoming and made us feel right at home. Mike, you always knew the right spots and always made us feel safe.Julie, your food exceeded expectations everyday, and your tequila tasting was awesome!
Amazing week from the magical places you took us to snorkel, kayak and hike, to the absolutely delicious meals and careful attention you paid to every detail!
You two are tremendous hosts and an impressive team!
We will forever remember sailing away with you!
Beyond Anything We Could Have Imagines.
Thank you for making our journey fantastic beyond anything we could imagine! The food was amazing and five stars for Captain Mike as well!
As soon as we stepped out of the cab and saw your smiling faces, we knew this was going to be great... and it was!!
The teamwork was amazing! The adventures and food was all 5 stars!!
We were so comfortable, pampered and relaxed!!
Our seven day journey became a lifetime memory! Thank you!
We Can´t Wait To Come Back.
Thank you both for hosting such a wonderful trip for our family. She is a beautiful boat. The primary cabin is huge and was such a treat for my wife and I. There was plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy meals, play cards, read and take in the spectacular views. The food was delicious and the service was flawless. We are grateful for all the spot on activity recommendations. This was our first charter experience and we can´t wait to come back and do it again!
Sun, Cocktails and Beautiful Beaches!
´Thank you´ is not enough to show our gratitude to you Mike and Julie for an incredible trip!! We always felt safe in Mike´s capable hands and the 5-star meals by Julie were the best part! After this vacation, we are going home well rested, pampered and wishing we could take Julie home with us to keep us fed :).
This week of sun, amazing cocktails, beautiful beaches and tons of laughs is exactly what we all needed.
For all your hard work, we say: THANK YOU!!
You are the reason our vacation had been perfect! The Caribbean is beautiful, Sea Dog is fantastic but Julie and Mike- You Rock!!
Your professionalism, hospitality, anticipation of every need of your guests is just incredible!
... And the food- Delicious, beautifully presented and exceeding our expectations every day.
You both took great care of us and we can´t thank you enough for making our vacation an amazing experience!
If we had to rate your service, five stars isn´t enough, a constellation & BEYOND!
Thank you for treating us so well! You took incredible care of us and we are so grateful! You made our 15th wedding anniversary super memorable. We loved the snorkeling and exploring via SUP! What an amazing way to see the USVI! The food was so perfect and delicious! We will be craving your eggplant parmigiana for years to come!
Your hosting was so attentive and yet so effortless. You are both such naturals at this gig. We enjoyed our easy conversations and getting to know you both!
Watching the stars on the upper deck and listening to random 90s music was another highlight!
Fantastic! Wonderful! Amazing!
I wanted to send a quick note about our trip. I’ll start with fantastic! Wonderful! Amazing! Spectacular!
It TRULY is just gorgeous. It is spacious and very well appointed. Mike and Julie were so great! They were simply lovely people who were thoughtful, kind and anticipated what we would want. They take good care all the way around. We were pampered beyond expectations.
(Our only disappointment was on Sunday following our return home we were left to our own devices in our homes to mix our own drinks, prepare our own meals and clean up after dinner! HaHaHa )
I will close with a heartfelt thank you for sharing your beautiful sailing vessel with us.