On a KiteBoat Cruise, you’ll enjoy access to private beaches in remote locations. The Bahamas promises completely empty sandbars and cays that provide calm, flat, clear blue waters and white sand beaches. Staying on a boat is an incredible way to discover the Bahamas and you’ll wake up in a new location day after day and, either kite to your heart’s content, or go snorkelling in coral caves and explore submerged wrecks. KiteBoat Cruises provide an exclusive service with a top notch crew who will escort you to the most beautiful kite spots in the Caribbean. You can even check out a plane that Pablo Escobar abandoned near the islands when on the run from the law!
Aboard the Lagoon 450 catamaran, the experienced captain guides the boat from one spot to the next. It’s a luxury experience with two kite instructors and a chef onboard who will prepare all your meals. The catamaran’s four double cabins are spacious and well-equipped with private bathrooms and built-in showers. All have air conditioning, large windows and 12v / 220v electrical outlets as well as plenty of luggage room. The communal area and the open deck have comfortable sofas to chill out and take it all in.
You’ll set sail from Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, and venture into a diverse area with regular winds from 12-25 knots during the season from December to April. Take a range of kite sizes and perhaps even a foil to make sure you maximise the conditions on offer, but KiteBoat Cruises also have strapless boards and a foil that you can rent. The crew will guide you to the right spot for the conditions each day. Although you’ll meet the crew in Nassau, you’ll spend the majority of the trip out of the town, on and around the islands. The boat crew will provide guests with all dining and entertainment but, if you arrive early or want to check out the town, Nassau has a great variety of attractions and dining options - from high-end European eateries to sushi restaurants.
Wind, weather and water
The water averages a perfect 25°C / 78°F so you can kite in swimwear and a rashie most of the time, but a shortie wetsuit might be useful on a northerly wind if you really feel the cold. The temperature drops at night to around 20°C / 68°F normally, so it’s perfect onboard the boat. A light jacket or hoody is worth having if you’re going to be out on deck during night passages when it can be a little chillier, as being out there under the stars, sailing through the Bahamian waters, is an incredible experience.
All levels are welcome and the KiteBoat Cruise catamaran plays host to everyone, from pro kiters to total beginners. Two IKO certified instructors sail with the boat from December to April and they teach and coach all levels with lessons available on a private or group basis. Downwinders are run in some locations and, in case you won’t be taking your own gear, the boat is fully loaded with everything from harnesses to hardwear.
The boat has a rescue dinghy that follows clients at every spot and the crew will ensure you never get you into a situation beyond your ability.
The catamaran’s four double cabins are spacious and well-equipped with private bathrooms and built-in showers. All have air conditioning, large windows and 12v / 220v electrical outlets as well as plenty of luggage room, too. The communal area and the open deck have comfortable sofas to chill out and take it all in!
If you sail into lighter breezes during your trip then worry not. The wild islands of the Bahamas are a beautiful, natural setting with incredible marine wildlife (as well as wild swimming pigs!). You’ll explore secluded beaches and get straight to the gold as the KiteBoat crew know the area intimately. If you want to get involved in the boat sailing then you can do that too. The boat is safe and well set up for families with kids.
Fly to the international airport on Nassau and then it’s just a 30 minute transfer to the harbour. There are many connections from the USA and Bahamas Kite Cruise recommends flying with bigger airlines, such as American Airlines or British Airways as their regular board bag rules / charges apply.
Food is prepared to fit in with the day’s kite sessions, with delicious meals served up from morning to night.
You’ll be treated to a mix of international cuisine as well as local specialties as the chef can adapt dishes to suit all palates and requirements. Meals are included in the price of the cruise and they’re communal events, so you’ll sit down with your fellow guests and look back at a day of shredding!
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