Makin´ Memories (Cat) Description
This 2016 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 (Cat)
Crew gratuity: Venmo/Zelle preferred / cash
3 Queen Guest Cabins
1 V Births
-PADI crossover-translates preexisting dive certifications in other organizations to PADI
-Discover Scuba Diving- intro class to diving; gets people under water, with minimal invested time
-Open Water Diver- entry level cert
-Adventure/Advanced Open Water- continuing education and honing of skills
-Rescue Diver- emergency and stressful situation management
-Master Scuba Diver- expect level skills and understanding of recreation diving
-Divemaster-entry level to becoming a professional diver
-Assistant Instructor- learning to the techniques involved in teaching other people to dive
Specialties available but not limited to:
-Project AWARE (coral reef conservation and fish identification)
-Underwater Photography/Video- standard cameras with a focus on the GOPRO market
-Boat Diver- proper techniques and awareness when diving from a boat
-Dive Propulsion Vehicle_- underwater scooters
-Drift Diver- understanding how to safely dive in current
-Enriched Air Diver- the theory of Nitrox benefits/Cons
-Multilevel diver- understanding hydrostatic pressures effects on the body at varying depths
-Night Diver- how to safely dive after the sun goes done
-Peak Performance Buoyancy- learning how to achieve your perfect neutral buoyancy
-Underwater Navigator- building understanding and confidence navigating area
Diving and certifications offered on board Makin´ Memories are through PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). All necessary dive equipment is provided on board and included in the prices listed below with the exception of thermal protection. It is highly recommended you visit your local dive shop prior to your charter to purchase a mask to ensure proper fitting.
- Package Rates
Certified Divers All Inclusive Diving: $1,200
Unlimited diving for everyone on board for the duration of your charter. Instructional packages are available upon request, prices are dependent on what you would like included.
- A la carte
Certified Diver: $65
Refresher course included at no addition cost and strongly encouraged if you haven´t dove within the last 12 months. Night dives available upon request.
Discover Scuba Dive: $90
An introductory dive class for uncertified guests interested in diving. Any additional dives will be at the price of $65.
- Certification Courses
Open water diver certification: $399 + PADI eLearning of $195
Your first scuba diving certification opens the door to a lifetime of adventures.
Advanced open water diver: $299 + PADI eLearning of $183
Experience new adventures with an instructor by your side. Designed for novice divers who want to improve their skills.
Rescue diver: $299 + PADI
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 (Cat) Crew Profile
MEET THE CREW - 2020/21 SEASON
Captain: Jeremy Hansberger
Chef/First Mate: Kyli Knibloe
Captain Jeremy was born in northern Ohio right on the Lake Erie shoreline in Sandusky, Ohio. His family owns multiple farms in the surrounding area. Growing up on the family farms, Jeremy spent a majority of his time outside either working the farms or entertaining himself with his 6 siblings camping, hunting, atvs, and trail running. After high school, Jeremy had 2 children and started a career in masonry, starting his own business at just 20 years of age. He found a passion for the water shortly thereafter, boating around and living on the Lake Erie islands (living 1 ½ years on Put-in-Bay, South Bass island, 2 winters ice fishing as a way to pass the time). He joined the US Army at 24, joining directly after the 9/11 events and attended NDSTC (Naval Dive Salvage Training Center, Panama City, Florida) beginning his professional life as an Army salvage diver on the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. He then finished as a medic with the Army. Upon completing his military service, he opted to move to the Florida Keys, which would eventually be where he calls home, spending almost 15 on the south Florida island chain. While in the Keys, he taught recreation scuba diving and operated charter vessels (dive boats, dolphin/snorkel catamarans, sunset cruises, and custom craft cocktail trips). He has also taught scuba on Maui, Hawaii and Curacao, acquiring over 5000 dives! He opted to try city life and was in management at a very large up and coming restaurant in Tampa, Florida. Realizing that he was island through and through, after two years in the city, he moved to St Thomas, VI to continue in his true field of passion.
USCG 100-ton Master Captain
PADI Specialty Instructor
Chef Kylie was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, go Bills!! In the summer, she spent most of her time outside exploring the woods and swimming at the ´beaches´ of Lake Erie. During the winter, she stayed inside watching various ocean documentaries to escape the cold weather. It was during this time she discovered her passion for marine biology. Right out of high school she began her studies at the University at Buffalo, the first year went smoothly but something was missing, that something was the ocean. Kylie packed her car up with everything she could fit and made the 19-hour drive to Tampa, Florida. She immediately enrolled at the University of South Florida and continued her degree in Marine Biology which she graduated with in Fall 2020. Living on her own for the first time ever it was clear only knowing how to make scrambled eggs and box macaroni and cheese wasn´t going to cut it. It took some time but Kylie is now a skilled, self-taught home chef with an array of recipes she loves to share with her friends. While going to school she also started bartending at a few of the local restaurants and had the opportunity to train with ´Magic´ Mike Warner, an iconic figure in bartending history. Kylie has since been nominated for the title of Best Bartender of the Bay by Creative Loafing. In her limited free time one of her favorite activities is paddle boarding. Always keeping her eyes peeled she is eager to point out any curious wildlife passing by. Kylie also finds great enjoyment in painting, often using various marine species as her subjects. Looking to the future, Kylie plans to gain some field experience and then return to school for her Master´s Degree with a specialization in sharks, her favorite animal. Recently moving to St. Thomas, she believes this is the perfect place for her adventures to continue.
Book your trip with Jeremy and Kylie, to hear many more of the great life experiences and adventures, we´re eager to share! Jeremy is also an expert story teller!
**Captain Jeremy and chef Kylie are both fully vaccinated**
Makin´ Memories (Cat) CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Makin´ Memories (Cat) Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|May 09, 2022||May 23, 2022||Unavailable: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|May 24, 2022||May 31, 2022||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jun 01, 2022||Jun 08, 2022||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jun 09, 2022||Jun 16, 2022||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jul 24, 2022||Jul 31, 2022||Hold: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Aug 01, 2022||Oct 31, 2022||Unavailable: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Feb 05, 2023||Feb 11, 2023||Hold: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
Makin´ Memories (Cat) Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $16,000
High price: $16,500
|Season||2-4 Pax||5-6 Pax|
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.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Makin´ Memories (Cat).
Makin´ Memories (Cat) Guest Reviews
Jeremy and Kylie made our week on Makin´ Memories an amazing trip
Jeremy and Kylie made our week on Makin´ Memories an amazing trip. They´re both consummate professionals and not only did they put huge effort into giving us a fantastic vacation, but clearly put safety first to make us feel very comfortable whether under sail or at mooring or anchor. The boat was always spotless and Jeremy and Kylie were always cheerful and eager to serve.
Great trip! We dove, snorkelled, swam, napped, ate, played games, swam, dove, ate... REPEAT! Thanks for everything!
Awesome family vacation!
Thank you for an awesome family vacation!
We have made memories that will be with us forever!
Thank you for an amazing week that you made for us first-timers! We have made memories that will be with us forever! You two are the best!
Best family vacation!
Best family vacation! Loved the food and appreciate all of the extra work that made our week great!
Memories definitely made!
Wonderful week! Thank you Kylie and Jeremy for all of your kindness. Memories have definitely been made!
The very best crew!
A week in paradise with the very best crew! Kylie and Jeremy made sure we had an awesome vacation! Thank you!!
Crew, diving, snorkelling, food.. Awesome!
Crew, diving, snorkelling, food.. Awesome!
Best Captain and chef on earth!
Best Captain and chef on earth! What a great week!
What a wonderful week! the food was amazing and Jeremy kept our fun and safety a priority.
Fantastic get away trip!
Fantastic get away trip! Great food and a great adventure!
A lasting smile on our hearts!
Our vacation and our crew have placed a lasting smile on our hearts!
A spectacular week with our awesome crew...
A spectacular week with our awesome crew Jeremy and Kylie. We will be talking about this one for a long time!
Jeremy and Kylie did an OUTStANDING job!