Travis and Missy are the ultimate power couple: both Captains, PADI Dive Instructors, and Chefs. Their qualifications are complimented with their beaming personalities, which ease any guest into comfort and familiarity like spending a week sailing with longtime friends. This is their 8th year operating luxury sailing catamarans in the Virgin Islands.
January 19, 2024 until May 11, 2024.
Missy and Travis thrive around the ocean. Which can only equate to one thing: guests will undoubtedly have an exceptional time with the Krueger's as their trusted crew.
"We felt so welcomed! Thank you two for working tirelessly to make this trip so fun and memorable. We truly felt like we were all one big family."
"The crew are, in my opinion, are very caring, decent, loving people who are wonderful hosts, sailors and epicureans."
Charter with a crew you can trust.
Captain Travis discovered his love of the water growing up on the Great Lakes of Michigan. Sailing, fishing, and water skiing were his childhood passions. When those same lakes froze in the wintertime, he played ice hockey.
To branch out from his Midwestern roots, Travis enlisted
with the United States Navy. While serving for Uncle Sam he soon discovered the underwater world of SCUBA diving. After his service in the Navy, Travis went on to study at the University of Connecticut and bartend his way through school.
His personality as well as his attention to detail helped him excel in the realm of hospitality management. After a number of years in the New England chill, he decided to investigate the Virgin Islands. That was over fourteen years ago. While living in the sunny Caribbean he has been a bartender, sailing/windsurfing instructor, and a SCUBA instructor/dive boat captain. For twelve years he has worked for award winning dive shops such as Chris Sawyer and Redhook Dive Centers.
Travis absolutely loves his work as a captain because it incorporates all he has learned while allowing him to sail, dive, make cocktails, experiment in the galley, and most of all...entertain his guests.
Captain Missy was born and raised in East Hampton , NY. She relocated to St John, USVI. in 1996 where she fell in love with the beautiful waters. She became a Captain and Master Scuba Diver Instructor and has been taking families sailing and diving ever since.
Growing up in the Hamptons, she had the privilege of working at some of the top restaurants and gourmet food stores. Her two favorites were Nick and Toni’s and Barefoot Contessa. It was from these establishments that she truly fell in love with food and wine and learned how to create elegant meals.
In 2005, she took her entertaining to a new level and earned a Wine Sommelier Certification. Missy puts her wine skills to work every week by conducting food and wine pairings on charter.
Missy’s extensive knowledge and love of the Caribbean waters along with her devotion to superior hospitality create a dynamic and truly memorable visit.
As seasoned veterans of the industry, Travis and Missy are the BVI’s most qualified captains, chefs, and dive instructors who will deliver your next ultimate charter experience.
Families, foodies, divers, and groups who want to spend quality time together with quality cuisine and beverages will find that Travis and Missy aboard Ebb & Flow exceed their expectations.
+ Homemade Fresh Baked Breads and Muffins Daily
+ Local Fruit Platter
Paired with select wine
Individual dietary requests are catered for.
As a Court of Masters Certified Wine Sommelier, Missy has extensive knowledge of all things wine. She offers a special service rarely found in the industry. Afternoon wine tastings and meal wine pairings are optional and at request. Don't miss your opportunity to deepen your understand of wine while aboard.
I must say that it is difficult to convey just how welcoming and caring the crew were to each member of our family. Clearly the needs of a 10 year old boy, a 13 year old girl, and 4 adults are very very different. And yet, without being asked, both of the crew cared for each of us with the attention that we each needed.
To me, a perfect example of their care and concern was when the captain brought out the fishing gear after dinner one night and asked our 10 year old if he wanted to learn how to fish. The delight on that boy’s face when he caught one, mirrored the delight in the captain’s face! It was worth a million dollars.
They are fantastic teachers - The crew did the final review of a PADI scuba review course with Steve and me; Megan, our 13 year old, was just certified and they were both there supporting and teaching us with the obvious emphasis on safety.
They were clearly aware of our dietary needs and preferences. Both of the crew are superb chefs; the menus were exactly what we enjoy eating and the emphasis on healthy, vegetable laden meals was wonderful. Each meal and snack was beautifully presented; variations on the meals were offered to those who had dietary limitations, and they provided kid friendly variations on the meals. Healthy, clean, food, prepared well by professional chefs - wonderful.
The yacht is beautiful, and each area was clean and very well maintained. The kitchen area is kept very clean. Given the complexity of each of the meals, it is important to applaud their food storage techniques which kept the food fresh all week. That in and of itself is difficult, given the amount of food that is needed to feed 8 people several meals and ’snacks’ (which were often small meals) daily, for a week.
The crew are, in my opinion, very caring, decent, loving people who are wonderful hosts, sailors and epicureans. I would sail with them again in a heartbeat. All in all, it was a very very memorable week for all of us and we are all very grateful for the opportunity to spend it with the crew and yacht. I’m hoping to do this again some time. It was fantastic.
JANUARY 2023, BVI’s
Dear Missy and Travis,
Thank you so much for sharing your special spot in the Caribbean! We felt so welcomed! Thank you two for working tirelessly to make this trip so fun and memorable. We truly felt like we were all one big family. It was such a pleasure to meet you both! Please stay in touch!
NOVEMBER 2022, BVI’s
Thank you for an absolutely awesome family vacation!
We have to start with the food! The culinary experience was beyond our expectations - every meal, including happy hour snacks...speaking of, the drinks were fabulous. The wine pairing/education was an added plus! We even loved the music pairing with the meals :)
Even though we've been here before, you've shown us new places and experiences with your inside knowledge ... the dives, hikes, long sails snorkels, and fun water play time are all memories we'll never forget.
Many many thanks!
FEBRUARY 2023, BVI’s
You two have been amazing hosts! From the moment we boarded to our last day, our time has been full of great food, fun, exploring, wonderful fellowship, laughter, exchanging stories and beautiful sites and vistas around every turn.
Your expertise in guiding our experience here through the BVI is very appreciated from snorkeling to site seeing, to hiking, dancing, your advice for places to go and take in the best of BVI has been an experience we will treasure always.
Bruno Mars and Farrel Williams have nothing on you two. Chef you are truly a gourmet chef and Captain we never had a worry getting from place to place. You are both such quality human beings, we always felt welcome. Wonder cannot describe what an amazing trip – Had a blast!
MARCH 2023, BVI’s
Dear Missy and Travis,
Wow-what a memorable and fun vacation thanks to all your great planning, knowledge, guidance, cooking, and good cheer. We look forward to staying in touch.
Kara Matt, Charlotte, and Ryan
APRIL 2023, BVI’s
We appreciate your interest and will get back to you as soon as possible!