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.
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**
-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 areas underwater
-Deep Diver- safety procedures and proactive procedures on deeper dives
-Wreck Diver- how to safely enjoy wrecks
-Search & Recovery Diver- skills in locating objects under water, Large or Small
Diving Costs information
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 eLearning of $189
Improve your confidence and become a better dive buddy through fun role playing and skill practice.
Master Diver/Divemaster: Available upon request
A way to advance your diving skills to the professional level.
Specialty Certification/Dives: Prices Vary. Available upon request no less than 2 months in advance.
PADI cross-over course: At cost equivalent to processing fees
For divers certified through another recognized training agency such as NAUI, SSI, SDI, etc.
Traditional breakfast served with eggs your way, sausage, bacon and toast, english muffin, or bagel along with a side of pancakes or french toast
Lox n’ Bagel Sandwich with cream cheese, fresh salmon lox, pickled onions, and capers
Loaded Avocado Toast topped with smashed avocado, prosciutto, roasted grape tomatoes, and a poached egg topped with feta cheese
Breakfast Burrito filled with eggs, chorizo, hash browns, fresh pico de gallo, guacamole, and a mexican blend of cheeses
Creamy strawberry vanilla overnight oats with rolled oats, chia seeds, greek yogurt, honey, and topped with fresh berries
Spicy Shrimp Tacos stuffed with a garlic cilantro lime slaw drizzled with a garlic cilantro lime sauce and topped with cotija cheese
Margarita Flatbread topped with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and basil drizzled with balsamic glaze
Greek Avocado and Chicken salad with onions, tomatoes, olives, feta, and homemade greek dressing
Grilled Mahi Mahi on a bed of dressed greens with a side of roasted vegetables
Shrimp ceviche with diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, and mango served with tortilla chips
Grilled hamburger sliders with garlic parmesan fries and an arugula and parmesan salad
Fresh Catch stuffed mushrooms
Assorted cheese and meat board
Baguettes topped with apple slices and blue cheese crumbles drizzled with honey
Spinach Artichoke dip served with warm pita bread
Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus served with fresh vegetable sticks and warm pita bread
Bacon wrapped scallop bites
Caribbean style fresh catch served with seasoned yellow rice and roasted vegetables
Fresh catch lobster macaroni and cheese crusted in panko bread crumbs
Filet Mignon served with garlic roasted potatoes and asparagus
Baked citrus and honey glazed salmon with coconut rice
Pan seared scallops over mushroom risotto
Creamy grilled chicken pasta with mushrooms, spinach, and sundried tomatoes topped with parmesan cheese
Sea Bass over truffle mashed potatoes served with sweet corn and broccolini
Chocolate lava cakes served with vanilla ice cream topped with fresh strawberries
Chocolate mousse with orange mascarpone whipped cream
Fruit tart filled with a creamy custard and topped with an assortment of fresh fruit
Makin Memories drinks menu
SUNRISE STAPLES Makin’ Memories Signature Bloody Mary Ocean vodka, loaded bloody mary mix, horse radish, Cholula, and fresh lime and lemon juice
Morning-Morning-Mosa Your choice of fresh squeezed orange juice or grapefruit juice topped with Moet champagne
Mocha Dream Beam – Iced or Hot Dark rum, 1% milk, coffee, 70% dark chocolate, Godiva liquor, topped with homemade whip cream
Take Away the Pain (Killer) Cruzan dark rum, pineapple juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, coconut puree, sprinkled with shaved nutmeg
West Indies Sling Hendricks gin, muddled cherries, Cointreau, Benedictine, pineapple juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, and bitters topped with soda water
Man Overboard Mai Tai Cruzan Aged Rum, Cointreau, hand-crafted orgeat, pineapple juice, and fresh squeezed lime juice
The Danger from Above Mojito
Cruzan Mango rum and Cruzan coconut rum, fresh mint and lime, topped with soda water
Blue Iguana Milagro tequila, blue curacao, fresh Lime and lemon Juice, and muddled jalapenos
The Original Bushwhacker Cruzan coconut rum, Cruzan dark rum, Ocean vodka, baileys, kalua, and Disaranno, topped with homemade whip cream
If you like Pina Coladas … ♬ Cruzan light rum, coconut puree, pineapple juice, with fresh mango and pineapple
Poseidon’s Old Fashion Jefferson’s Ocean bourbon, filthy cherry, orange rind, bitters, and hand-crafted sugar syrup
La Ruche de Charlotte Amalie Sauvignon Blanc, St. Germain, passion fruit, fresh squeezed lemon juice, ground cinnamon,and naturally harvested pollen
Winter 2020 to 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
● ADDITIONAL FEES: Cruising Permits, customs fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all charter locations.
● 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: $100 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.
● 2021/2022 HOLIDAY RATES:
CHRISTMAS: Standard charter rates apply. Must end no later than Dec 26th
NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $21,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 27th
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client