Makin Memories Description

This 2016 (2022 Refit) Lagoon 450 offers an amazing amount of space for her size. There are four beautifully appointed queen sized staterooms with lots of light and storage space. Each of the cabins have climate control and pristine ensuite bathrooms. Throughout the yacht light wood is used and the decor is simple and contemporary. The lounge area has comfortable seating and an indoor dining option - plus the signature Lagoon wraparound windows that offer a fantastic panoramic view. The cockpit is shaded and has two distinct seating areas with lots of space to walk around comfortably - easy access through to the back steps for swimming. The fly bridge is where the sailing action takes place, but is also the best spot for dolphin spotting or just taking in the amazing Virgin Island scenery. Forward there are trampolines and a great seating area. This new yacht is going to be a popular lady without a doubt!

Cruising Area of Makin Memories

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande, STT
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Summer PortUS Virgin Islands / Grenadines / Windward
Winter PortUS Virgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
3 Queen Guest Cabins
1 V Births

Specification

Length45 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.3 Feet
Built2016
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeOn deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
InverterYes
Voltages110V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity184 Gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir
Communications
Crew gratuity: Venmo/Zelle preferred / cash

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Infanta SR 3.9 dinghy (12.8’)
Dinghy Hp30 HP
Dinghy Pax8
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel Gear6
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2 New Penn Squall Rod and Reel
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitYes
Other Toys
TOYS DETAILS

· Bote 360 floating raft with Bote waterproof speaker and matching cooler
· 2 Crystal Kayak Paddle Boards
· 6 Big Joe oversized noodles
· 2 Big Joe floating bean bags
· All new snorkeling equipment
· 2 SubLue NavBow Underwater Scooters
· 3 person ´Hot Dog´ inflatable
· 4 fishing poles and equipment
· New Infanta SR 3.9 dinghy (12.8’) with 30 HP engine

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Organic/locally grown produce when available. A member of the Cork Club: http://www.corkclub.com/about.html No disposable water bottles making drinking water available from a large dispenser on board.

Makin Memories Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJim Travis
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseYacht Master/STCW
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateCourtney Travis
LicenseYacht Master/STCW


Capt. Jim Travis

Jim grew up on the beaches of Delaware, spending much of his free time boating and playing on the local waters, fishing and surfing year-round. Local fishing, crabbing and clamming were a way of life growing up on the Delaware shores. Seafood feasts were a central part of his family’s customs and celebrations - and the beginning of Jim’s love for exploring the endless spicing and cooking combinations with seafood.

Jim spent his early adult years as a navigator on a minesweeper in the navy during the Gulf War, which, despite the obvious dangers this involved, reaffirmed his love for life on the water and ignited the beginnings of the dream to eventually transition to a full-time career on the water. However, following his career in the navy, Jim’s passion for food and cooking steered him in another direction and he spent the following 10+ years on the west coast in the Monterey Bay area developing and honing his skills in all aspects of the food industry food prepping, serving, and bartending in a variety of environments from eclectic coffee shops to fine dining establishments to large banquet catering events.

Jim is looking forward to sharing his love of the water and all the different ways you can explore the water from Makin’ Memories…from our paddleboards, to kayaks, to underwater SubLues, to snorkeling gear, to relaxing on our 360 floating dock, with your feet in the blue Caribbean water and one of Jim’s specialty cocktails in hand, letting all your worries float away!

Chef Courtney Travis

Courtney grew up in the Maryland area boating around the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, and spending many summers on Cape Cod, MA, exploring Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Woods Hole, and all the many islands and hidden beaches around the Buzzards Bay area boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing - playing in or on the water is Courtney’s happy place! Courtney’s passion for food and cooking led her to spend much of her youth working in many different roles in the food service industry from short order cook to catering, bartending, and serving at 5-star restaurants.

In 2009 Courtney began exploring the relationship between food and nutrition and spent many years studying culinary and functional nutrition, and eventually became a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition in Ontario, Canada, in 2015. Courtney’s culinary passion and expertise focuses on creating nutritious dishes using the best and freshest local organic ingredients possible. Courtney loves spending time in the kitchen and is excited to create delicious meals for you and your guests that feed the body with healthy and balanced foods that will make your taste buds dance!

Courtney and Jim

We met in our early 20’s and became roommates and best friends, bartending together at a local bar in Santa Cruz, CA. Our friendship was instant as we were both very young and a long way from home, but excited for the year-round warmth and endless opportunities to play outside, especially boating, sailing or surfing on the water. We loved working together bartending and providing exceptional service and memorable nights for our customers and friends at the bar. However, as with all things, life moved on and we lost touch over the years. It was over 20 years later when we finally reconnected. Once again, the connection was instant, and we were married 8 months later!

Our shared love for food, warmth, sunshine, boats, entertaining and any and all things water-related was an easy and natural pathway to a shared dream, which is now our reality, buying the boat of our dreams and living full-time in the gorgeous Caribbean waters, hosting memorable vacations and sharing all of our favorite passions in life with others!

We are excited to share this dream with you and your guests, to spoil your taste buds with our years of culinary experience, and to create memorable adventures sailing, swimming, snorkeling . . . and just allowing you to become fully immersed in the natural beauty and island-style pace of life!

We look forward to meeting and serving you….and Makin’ Memories that will last a lifetime!

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Makin Memories Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 25, 2024May 31, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jun 03, 2024Jun 10, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 11, 2024Jun 18, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 20, 2024Jun 26, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 27, 2024Jul 04, 2024Booked: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Jul 05, 2024Jul 12, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 14, 2024Jul 19, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 20, 2024Jul 27, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 01, 2024Aug 15, 2024Transit: St Thomas, USVI* to Grenadines, West Indies*
Sep 07, 2024Sep 14, 2024Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Nov 09, 2024Nov 15, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 18, 2024Nov 24, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 06, 2024Dec 12, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2024Jan 03, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 04, 2025Jan 10, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 17, 2025Jan 25, 2025Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 30, 2025Feb 04, 2025Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 08, 2025Feb 14, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 16, 2025Feb 23, 2025Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 25, 2025Mar 04, 2025Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jul 17, 2025Jul 24, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Makin Memories Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $15,500
(normal rate)
High price: $17,500
(normal rate)

Makin Memories Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Offer: Makin Memories offers a 10% discount for charters booked & completed by July 31th, 2024. Cannot be in conjunction with any other specials.
Old price: $15,500 - $17,500 / week
New price: $13,950 - $15,750 / week (Save: $1,550 - $1,750 / week)
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Jul/31/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$16,500$16,775$17,000$17,250$17,500
2024/25 Winter$16,500$16,775$17,000$17,250$17,500
2025 Summer$16,500$16,775$17,000$17,250$17,500
2025/26 Winter$16,500$16,775$17,000$17,250$17,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
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


MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5

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.

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:
CHRISTMAS: Flat Rate $22,000 (USVI ONLY)
NEW YEARS: Flat Rate BOOKED
Inquire about pricing for 2025/2026 Holidays.

EMBARKATION: 12PM
DISEMBARKATION: 12PM

TURN AROUNDS:
48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
• Meals & Beverages onboard
• Fuel
• Mooring fees
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in private air-conditioned cabins each with an ensuite bathroom and bedding, towels, and beach towels.
• 3’ gel foam mattress toppers
• Silky bamboo sheets
• Towels
• Cookware
• Magma grill
• Flatware
• Glassware
• Outside cushions
• New Doyle mainsail and headsail
• Starlink installed
• Commoderizers installed in all heads

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expenses
• Tip

TOYS ONBOARD:
• Bote 360 floating raft with Bote waterproof speaker and matching cooler
• 2 Crystal Kayak Paddle Boards
• 6 Big Joe oversized noodles
• 2 Big Joe floating bean bags
• All new snorkeling equipment,
• 2 SubLue NavBow Underwater Scooters
• 3 person ´Hot Dog´ inflatable
• 4 fishing poles and equipment
• New Infanta SR 3.9 dinghy (12.8’) with 30 HP engine

TIP:
It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is totally at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15%-20% of the total charter fee.

Makin Memories Guest Reviews

April 2024

Thank you 1000 times for the best trip ever! We definitely will be back if you will have us all! The boat, the food, the water, fun, the drinks, your knowledge, the views, the hikes, the vibes, the teamwork and service was five stars! Only way to travel is on Makin´ Memories! Thank you for the great adventure!

April 2024

Thank you for the trip of a lifetime! From the food, service, water, fun, views, attention to detail, drinks, and professionalism, everything was 5+ stars. Makin´ Memories is the only way to travel. Can’t wait for our next charter with Courtney and Jim!

April 2024

From the sunny and beautiful Geneva, Florida, to the sunnier and more beautiful USVI. What an amazing way to spend our 30th anniversary! From the Dinghy pick up all the way through our last day we felt amazing hospitality with spectacular food with island flare, and beautiful presentation. My favorite parts of the trip were swimming with turtles, a great on-boat workout Sunday morning with a stunning view, and watching the sunset from the sugar mill overlooking Waterlemon Bay. My wife’s favorite parts were the private beach and snorkeling across from Turtle Bay Beach (Henley Cay), and the delicious dishes every day. Thank you both Jim and Courtney for giving us a trip that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Hope to see you again somewhere in the Caribbean!

April 2024

Amazing amazing trip! One in 1 million. Can’t wait to do this again!

April 2024

If it was possible to bottle up Memories, Makin´ Memories could sell them and never work again. From sunrise to sunset, this trip was so special for our family. Every meal, every snorkel, every dinghy ride, and every “Bush wagon” [specialty family cocktail ]. Thank you for allowing us to experience your wonderful home. We are so grateful and will never forget this week!

April 2024

I knew it from the time I saw the name Makin’ Memories - that’s exactly what we did! We made memories. At the end of the line, that’s the most important thing we leave behind, memories! The memories that we made on this trip were beyond anything that I could’ve ever imagined. Courtney (and Jim) thank you for making this trip memory filled! I will never forget you and the memories that you made possible for me and my family. We will miss you guys!

April 2024

This trip has been amazing. Great memories were made that will last forever! You all were amazing and I hope to see both of you at some point down the road!

April 2024

Most amazing trip ever! Truly made memories for a lifetime! See you in Grenada!

April 2024

-Our family had the best week of our lives with Jim and Courtney on Makin Memories.
-The Yacht was so comfortable and spotless clean.
-We could not have asked for a more friendly and accommodating crew. They were the absolute best.
-We could not imagine a better week than what we experienced with them. -Courtney’s food was better than any food we have ever had. I do believe Courtney could beat out any chef professional or otherwise.
-Snorkeling was amazing, walking up to the old sugar cane plantation to watch the sunset and seeing all the wild goats. Siting on the 360 float having drinks in the evening. Courtney’s food and Jim’s bushwhacker. There is so much!!
-Robert G.

March 2024

Make Memories fulfilled its name!
We were thrilled with:
The crew: Jim and Courtney are amazing! We had a three generation group and they went above and beyond to make us all comfortable. They are knowledgeable about the area and took us to amazing locations. Courtney’s cooking with Jim’s assist is beyond incredible. Each meal was presented with beauty, and most importantly, fantastic taste. They really made this an extra special vacation.
The Boat: We love the outdoor space. Several places to hang out in both shade and sun. And the water toys were so fun. We really enjoyed relaxing on the float, playing with the SubLue, paddle boarding, and hotdogging behind the Dinghy. The cabins are comfortable, especially the mattresses. Courtney (and Jim) thought of every amenity for our stay.
The USVI: location after location of great snorkeling, smooth white sandy beaches, clear clean blue/green water, and beautiful hills and mountains. Each location was more beautiful than the next.
Truly an amazing vacation!

March 2024

We had the most epic spring break! I never could imagine how beautiful this trip would be or all the amazing memories we could make. Makin’ memories is a perfect name. Thank you Courtney for all the amazing dishes. Five stars for sure! Words can’t explain the amount of fun we had. We recommend this trip to anyone who wants to completely relax, and also also have the time of your life. Thank you Jim and Courtney for the best trip yet!!!

March 2024

This trip was always a top 10 vacation idea for our family. Words can’t describe how this turned into our favorite family vacation ever! It was the most relaxing, beautiful, and just fun week. At just the right time! We all needed it! Jim and Courtney - you are such great hosts/captains/chefs/activity directors/etc….. thanks for all you do! Just awesome people! We will be back!

February 2024

This trip exceeded my expectations by far. Thank you for taking us to your favorite spots and for sharing all the toys! I had the best time, snorkeling, and seeing all the wildlife. Courtney, thank you for going above and beyond in cooking. Every meal is such care and attention. Everything was absolutely delicious!

January 2024

When my son suggested this trip to help me with my bucket list, I did not know what to expect. It by far exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing Courtney. Jim thanks for being a great captain and for sharing your toys. The Dolphins were a highlight!

January 2023

Thank you so much for helping us create the most amazing memories on the most amazing trip! I cannot think of a single time our family got along so well, and you are both to thank for that. The meals, the sites, and the laughs were all dream worthy. I am so grateful to you both for taking such good care of us, and for your unfailing kindness and generosity. I’m looking forward to more memories soon!

December 2023

How can we ever thank you for the best trip ever! Personally, I have never felt this relaxed and cared for on any vacation! Courtney, the delicious meal you prepare were above our expectations and made us all feel so healthy and satisfied. I’m leaving with some of your recipes for sure. I doubt they will be as good as yours, but I will try. Jim, you were the captain of fun! We had a ball on the boat toys and off island adventures. You both thought of every detail before we could have imagined. I cannot say enough about your beautiful boat either. No question it was the prettiest out there. Thank you both SO SO much for the vacation of my dreams. I truly appreciate everything you did for my family on this trip, and I am happy to have made two new friends! You two are the best!!!

December 2023

I expected to have a great time, I expected gorgeous blue water, and I expected to enjoy being taken care of. What I did not expect was to meet two incredible people who put their heart and soul into every single part of the experience. Courtney, the food was beautiful scrumptious and healthy. You are a master chef. I so much appreciate the thought and care that went into every meal. Jim - I dub the “possibility man“! Every toy that got used, every drink that got drunk, every jump that got jumped - you suggested what was possible, and we knew that taking these suggestions would lead to nothing but a great time. You both worked behind the scenes to keep everything on track, and all we had to do was “Be“. You executed every expectation and met hopes we didn’t even know we had. Best trip ever!!!

December 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. You have made this vacation so special for me. The beautiful sites were amazing. Courtney, your wonderful meals were absolutely amazing. And Jim all the work you did getting the toys ready and always being there for us - especially with the hotdog toy! Everything was six stars! We made super memories on this trip!

November 2023

This was an amazing experience, especially for a couple like us that hasn’t done a whole lot of water adventures. The sites were well picked and all food selections were very considerate and well thought out. We appreciate everything!

November 2023

Makin’ Memories is an understatement. What a trip of a lifetime with great friends and making two new friends. Thank you so much for opening up your home to us. Your service and food is above five stars. The memories made here will be with us for a lifetime.

November 2023

What a fantastic trip! The food was amazing! You guys are terrific hosts, who went above and beyond in all aspects. Every day was memorable, but the second to last day was the cherry on top. On that day, we caught the mahi-mahi and within a couple of hours you guys had cleaned it and served fresh ceviche for an appetizer, and then an unbelievable fillet. Top-notch food and service to make that happen. The locations you guys picked were all great, and the snorkeling was out of this world. Thank you guys for the unforgettable trip, being amazing hosts, and all the memories that were made these last six days.

November 2023

Thank you for this amazing week we will never forget. Loved the boat, the community, and the off-the-beaten-path adventures. We could not have asked for more. We hope to be back very soon!

November 2023

What a wonderful trip. Couldn’t ask for anything better. We are blessed to spend this week with great friends and very happy about the new friends we met with you two. We had so much fun and ate like royalty. Thank you so much for all the hard work and great company.

November 2023

There aren’t enough words or time to say how much we appreciate the two of you in the special memories we will cherish for years to come.

November 2023

Wow! There’s so much to say, you guys are truly amazing. Thank you for allowing us to spend a week on your incredible adventure. This has been a once in a lifetime trip that we will always remember. Thanks for all the good times!

April 2023

“Best vacation ever! Incredibly hospitable, great healthy meals, and wonderful drinks. I felt totally pampered. Recommended without hesitation!”

April 2023

“This week so far exceeded my expectations!!! Everyone in our group agrees that this was the BEST trip of our lives!! I’m never going to sail again without thinking of this week. The effort and planning that you both do is “above and beyond the call.” Meals and cruises were perfect! Not only will I highly recommend you to others, I hope to return for a new Makin’ Memories week!”

April 2023

“OMG! After dreaming and planning this bucket list trip for 30 years, we can’t believe how wonderful everything was! Far exceeded our expectations! Courtney and Jim, thank you so much for the personal touches on everything you did! We felt like we were staying in a five star hotel! The food and presentation was so impressive! Healthy and delicious! Truly awe-inspiring! We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives as the best vacation ever and having made such good friends in you both! Thank you so much! We can’t say enough about Makin’ Memories!”

April 2023

“What an amazing experience…everything was perfect – a 5 star sail! From the minute stepping foot on the boat until we stepped foot off….so many wonderful memories were made as well as seeing places and doing things we would never have had the opportunity to do. We were treated like royalty – such pride in all aspects – the food, the fun, the fact that the crew make such an awesome team and work so well together - and delivered beyond any and every expectation. So very accommodating no matter what our requests may have been. They delivered without hesitation and willingly…with excitement and a smile. We are so grateful and so glad to have been part of the experience aboard Makin’ Memories!”

April 2023

“OMG! I don’t even know where to start. The absolute best vacation in my 55 years of life!! I fully expected the beautiful scenery because I’ve been to the islands before. What I did not expect was meeting and being looked after by 2 of the kindest, most genuinely good people!! I also could not have dreamed for better food. Again the best I’ve ever had. My 23 years in the military has taken me all over the world and I thought I had some great experiences. But this topped them all!!!”

April 2023

“Courtney and Jim – Truly enjoyed every moment of our time spent on Makin’ Memories! Your hospitality is next to none. One of, if not the best vacation we have ever taken. You guys have thought of everything and make it the most relaxing experience. Food and cocktails are all 5 Star! We will be back to try Itinerary #2!!!

April 2023

“Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing vacation! We had SO much fun and it was so relaxing. We have traveled all over the world, but this was one of my favorite trips! Loved all the drinks and the food was amazing! Thank you so much for spoiling us! Totally Amazing!”

March 2023

“We had a great time! The amenities were new and high quality (e.g. water toys, towels, furniture, etc.). The food was outstanding! Courtney and Jim were very friendly and professional. We’ve already recommended to friends and family!”

March 2023

“Courtney and Jim, this was an amazing vacation!! The two of you are wonderfully thoughtful and a pleasure to be around. The work you do is very much appreciated not only for the quality (which can’t be beat), but also for the graciousness. You are able to make a crew of people who are normally very uncomfortable being served and taken care of, feel at ease and relaxed. You are consummate professionals with a welcome friendliness. And let’s not forget that the food and drinks were amazing! We loved every single gourmet meal and surprise drinks! We won’t sail with anyone else after this – never would stand up to your complete comfort and adventures. We wish you the greatest success and hope to vacation with you again soon!”

February 2023

“Every aspect of our trip exceeded our expectations by miles. Each meal was carefully thought out and somehow was better than the last. I can say I have never had so many consecutive awesome meals. It was like picking your all-time favorite meals and having them prepared for you throughout the week. Unreal! This has been by far the most unique and enjoyable vacation I have ever been on. The most important aspect has to be the crew. You are the ones who allow us to relax and enjoy experiences. Jim and Courtney were the most impressive part of this trip. I had so many enjoyable conversations with you both! Thank you for being so hospitable, accommodating and for pouring your heart and soul into this boat and business!”

February 2023

“Wow! What an incredible trip! Makin’ Memories sure lived up to its name – beautiful boat, beautiful scenery, amazing food, and the BEST crew! Jim and Courtney – you both are so welcoming, fun-loving, and knowledgeable. The trip was full of action and laughter! Thank you for inviting us into your home and teaching us so much along the way. Can’t wait for the next trip!!”

February 2023

“Courtney and Jim – Thank you for an awesome week! You both went above and beyond to make the trip incredibly relaxing and fun. The two of you make a great team and I can’t imagine anyone being any better at what you do. You two rock!”

February 2023

“I am so grateful for all the accommodations that you both worked hard to make us feel so good the entire week! Food was unbelievable and my stomach felt great the entire time. All the spots on the islands were awesome! I would definitely take another time to visit and have you both host us again. Thank you for welcoming us to your boat!”

February 2023

“Fantastic trip! Lots of sun…lots of relaxation! Fantastic food by which we were routinely impressed. Courtney and Jim were very attentive and doted on us all day long and were super flexible regarding activities. The SubLues were a total hit and the snorkel spots were awesome. We did not want to leave and we will do this again! By far, the best vacation ever! The Aperol spritz’s were terrific – so were the Painkillers, Zombies, Bushwackers, etc. Courtney and Jim are the ultimate hosts!”

January 2023

I cannot say enough about our vacation on Makin´ Memories. Everyone in our family has nothing but positive and fond memories that are going to last a lifetime.

January 2023

Courtney and Jim are owner operators and work as a fantastic team. The new boat upkeep and details to guest amenities is impeccable. Both take pride in the care and comfort of their guests.

January 2023

“The beautiful catamaran´s name Makin´ Memories is exactly what all of us did from the moment we boarded the boat until our adventurous vacation came to a close. Courtney and Jim went the extra mile to ensure we had our wish list of what we would like to do during the week happen. It was incredibly important for us to spend time as a family, laugh, relax, and be outside. Our 2 teenage boys had a ton of fun. Let’s just say my husband and I were thrilled the cell phones were not the main focus of the day!

January 2023

Courtney is a certified culinary nutritionist. She made an incredible variety of delicious meals and snacks, while keeping our food allergies in mind.

December 2022

“What a fantastic way to celebrate Christmas through New Year’s!! Captain Jim and Courtney thought of everything and left us longing to come back for more. “Makin’ Memories” held up to her name as we ventured, snorkeled, sailed and scuba dove. Courtney (a certified Culinary Nutritionist) provided endless meals, each one packed with variety, color and flavor. No one in our party is going home hungry. Captain Jim at the helm navigated us from location to location providing us with breathtaking views of the island while giving us plenty of time to relax and explore. We’re looking forward to coming back in the future!”