Sea 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 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

Pref. Pick-upYacht haven Grande STT, USVI
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Accommodation Details
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.


Length50 Feet
Beam26.5 Feet
Draft5.3 Feet
A/C NightYes
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeTransom steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Fuel Consumptionn/a US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Engines2 x Yanmar 80hp Engines Northern Lights 9kW

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14ft Center Console
Dinghy Hp30hp
Dinghy Pax10
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
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.
Boarding LadderYes - port transom
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTolling
Fishing Rods3
Fishing PermitYes
Other Toys
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.

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
Board Games - Mexican Train, Scrabble, Cribbage

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


Salon StereoYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

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. 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

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainMike Marier/Nick Wilson
License100T Captains License, STCW
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateJulie Marier/Kate Van Vorst

Captain: Mike Marier
Chef/First Mate: Julie Marier
November 1 2023 -1 April 30th 2024

Mike and Julie met soon after high school and have been inseparable ever since. While raising their family, Mike & 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 Virgin Islands 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 in 2019. They have run successful charters in the Virgin Islands ever since.
Mike grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes and took full advantage of as many opportunities as he could to hit the lakes.
As a boy and young man he spent many summers up north at the family cabin taking advantage of all water sports. 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 run a personal training business, owned a fitness center and worked in the oil fields. In his free time, Mike enjoys working out, reading and ´wrenching´ on things. Mike looks forward to showing his guests a great time and all the amazing experiences the islands have to offer.
Julie was born in Minnesota and moved to California as a young girl. It was then that Julie fell in love 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 Julie in the kitchen with her. Because of her early start, Julie worked in the service industry in many different fields after moving back to Minnesota. Julie loves to cook a wide range of foods but her favorites are comfort style, using fresh local ingredients. Julie’s hobbies are crocheting, cooking, working out with Mike and people watching :).
Julie looks forward to having you and your family join them for an unforgettable experience. They hope to help others create lasting lifetime memories in their dream destination.

Captain: Nick Wilson
Chef/First Mate: Kate VanVorst
May 1st - september 30th, 2024

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 2024.

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Sea Dog Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Sep 30, 2023Oct 07, 2023Booked: Bequia, Grenadines* to Bequia, Grenadines*
Oct 08, 2023Nov 01, 2023Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 05, 2023Nov 11, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 12, 2023Nov 15, 2023Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 02, 2023Dec 09, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2023Jan 04, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 07, 2024Jan 13, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 17, 2024Jan 24, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 27, 2024Feb 02, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 06, 2024Feb 13, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 15, 2024Feb 22, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 28, 2024Mar 05, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 10, 2024Mar 17, 2024Booked: Cruz Bay, St John, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 30, 2024Apr 05, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Tortola, West End, BVI
Apr 07, 2024Apr 12, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 02, 2024May 09, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 28, 2024Jun 04, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Jun 22, 2024Jun 28, 2024Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 10, 2024Jul 14, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 02, 2024Dec 09, 2024Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Sea Dog Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $17,000

High price: $23,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023 Summer$21,000$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000
2023/24 Winter$21,000$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000
2024 Summer$21,000$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000
2024/25 Winter$21,000$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000
2025 Summer$21,000$21,500$22,000$22,500$23,000

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.



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

BVI Cruising Fees are included


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.

XMAS: Flat rate $25,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $27,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

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

Sea Dog Guest Reviews

Championed This Entire Memory For Our Family


We arrived home safe and sound last night. I wanted to let you know what an amazing time our family had on the SeaDog. We were treated like family by Nick and Kate and our son absolutely adores Nick. He spent so much time helping Nate fish and educating him on things, that we saw Nate come out of his shell and have great moments of dialog with Nick. We couldn’t be more happy than this.
Kate prepared amazing food all week and waited on us hand and foot.
The SeaDog was very clean and accommodating.
We couldn’t have had a better crew. We highly recommend Nick and Kate, they championed this entire memory for our family.
Thank you.!!!!


Yacht Name: Sea Dog

Rating of Yacht & Crew: 5

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes very good layout and very clean.

Was the yacht well ventilated?
Very - we kept the doors open during the day and the AC was nice and cold at night

Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Our crew was absolutely amazing. Captain Nick was the perfect balance of fun and safe. I knew about 30 mins in to being on the boat that he had our safety as his number one priority and that he knew sailing inside and out. He took us to great spots and when he wasn’t busy sailing he was busy cleaning up, getting toys out, helping Kate, or answering any of our million questions we were always throwing at him. He fished with us every night and that was definitely a highlight of the trip. Kate…no words. I think I speak for all of us when I say we wanted to take her home with us! She was the sweetest, kindest hostess we could ever imagine. Her food was delicious and her drinks were even better! She worked so hard the week we were there and you could tell she loved every minute of it. It would be hard to imagine doing this trip with anyone else.

Was the food good and well presented?
Yes the food was amazing. Every meal was delicious and our Chef, Kate, took into consideration all of the likes/dislikes we each told her about.

Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
We can’t imagine a better time than the one we had onboard Sea Dog with Kate and Nick. Every aspect was perfect - from the planning with VI Sailing to the trip itself. The boat was beautiful and safe and our crew took the best care of us. It was hard to leave on the last day.
Cruising Area

Did you like the area you chartered in?
Yes! We were so glad we were about to visit both the USVI and BVI in one trip.

Our Crew Was Absolutely Amazing

We had the best week ever on Sea Dog with Captain Nick and Chef Kate. Every aspect of the trip far exceeded any expectations that we had. The boat was beautiful. Very spacious and the lay out was perfect for our group of 6 to be together or spread out when needed. Our absolute favorite feature of the boat was the flybridge. It was where we ended every day and I can’t imagine being on a boat without that space.

Our crew was absolutely amazing. Captain Nick was the perfect balance of fun and safe. I knew about 30 mins in to being on the boat that he had our safety as his number one priority and that he knew sailing inside and out. He took us to great spots and when he wasn’t busy sailing he was busy cleaning up, getting toys out, helping Kate, or answering any of our million questions we were always throwing at him. He fished with us every night and that was definitely a highlight of the trip.
Kate…no words. I think I speak for all of us when I say we wanted to take her home with us! She was the sweetest, kindest hostess we could ever imagine. Her food was delicious and her drinks were even better! She worked so hard the week we were there and you could tell she loved every minute of it.

It would be hard to imagine doing this trip with anyone else.

Absolute Best Way To See the USVI & BVI

We just returned home from a fabulous week aboard the Sea Dog. We were celebrating a couple of 40th birthdays with some dear friends! We could not have chosen a better boat and crew. Nick & Kate took the best care of us and made the week even that much better! They even joined in on our 80s theme night. Loved getting to know them and would sail again with them in a heartbeat! Sea Dog was the perfect size for our group and we loved all of the snorkeling, SUP, and fishing! The sky bridge was my favorite spot for pre-dinner happy hour. This was the absolute best way to see the USVI & BVIs. We cannot wait to do it again!

Unmatched hospitality!

Thank you for all your hard work! You made our vacation relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. Your hospitality and attention to detail is unmatched!
We wish you well in your future adventures


Thank you so much for this vacation that I´ll never forget. I appreciate everything you guys have done.

The Most Memorable Spring Break

Thank you so much for taking our family on an amazing adventure! From the first sunset to the last, the week was full of gorgeous scenery and picturesque views. Your attention to detail, expert planning, and delicious meals have truly given us the most memorable spring break!!

Highlights: avoiding the shakes with well crafted cocktails :), snorkeling with sea turtles, sea scooters, sailing....sailing....sailing, deserted beaches, bears....cheese puffs..., playing family games every night while we still have the kids under our roof.

Sincerely, Thank you for sharing your expertise and ´second home´ with us!! We will never forget this experience or you two. Best wishes to you in your future sails!

A Good Balance - Activities and Relaxation

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for an amazing, unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience. Looking forward to this, but not knowing what to expect, we relied on your guidance and knowledge. We were able to see some of God´s most beautiful creations.

Thanks Mike for smooth sailing and taking us to some great snorkel spots. It was a good balance between activities and relaxation. We sure got lucky and spoiled with some amazing food and will be dreaming of how delicious everything was.... and probably need to go on a diet when we get back home :)
I think it is safe to say, that this has been the best vacation for all of us.

Best Crew Couple!

Thanks for navigating our dream vacation! Your attention to detail and your professionalism was outstanding.

We could not have had a better crew couple that treated us with the most respect, service and food I could have ever imagined.

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!

Fabulous Trip!

Fabulous trip!

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!

So Grateful!

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!
Thank you!!

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.