Kiteboarders or not, a kite trip across the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean is indeed a journey in paradise. It's about escaping the cold winter, experiencing new spots every day, kite surf till the sunset, swim with turtles, meet the locals and spend the time of your life with you friends or family OR NEW friends.
The best period for the Grenadines kite cruise is during dry season from December till May during which time weather is sunny, water is warm and winds are reliable - exactly what you want!
With wind strength between 15 and 25 knots you might use kite sizes between 9 and 14 meter. Outside this period air temperatures and humidity rise and winds get lighter.
The Grenadine islands provide amazing spots for kiteboarding, from totally flat spots to more choppy and wave as well, catering on your preferences. Spots are safe and you get briefed on possible dangers. And the scenery... it's just breath taking. You can launch your kite from sandy beaches close to the boat or straight off the boat. If you want a break, you can easily land your kite of the boat, eat some snack and continue when ready - crew will help you do it safely and without any unnecessary swimming.
Good thing about the Grenadines is that the islands are scattered close together so you get to spend more time on water versus sailing long distances everyday to reach them. Spots are versatile and still suited for beginners as well. If you are at least intermediate rider you might want to try doing a downwinder, launching from one spot, reaching new one and continue to ride there, while being escorted throughout the session to ensure safety.
In case you need lessons and the rest of the group doesn’t, we have full time kite instructor on board which gives you more flexibility to continue to discover new location everyday without the group having to compromise anything. Lessons are always done one-on-one to ensure you progress quickly and safely.
Besides regular kite gear we also keep foil board on board if this is something you want to try. It's a foil with 4 different masts sizes with sole purpose of keeping you safe and progressing with ease. With our instruction and support it takes less than 20 minutes before your first successful fly ride and from there it only gets up - possibly reaching the highest mast by the end of the cruise, how does that sounds?
To put a different perspective on your new experience, drone is used all the time capturing your activities in this truly amazing landscape. Each evening you would all sit down and enjoy the footage. Private short movies can be edited upon request, making this vacation even more memorable and easy to share with your friends.
Another good thing in the Grenadines cruise is that you always have a chance to go ashore, you can always walk across sandy beach, make some photos of your friends, have a drink from small local bars close-by and find company of likeminded people. On some islands you can climb a hill and see iguanas everywhere, some islands are perfect for sunsets and some are good to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
Regarding Food arrangements Full board is highly recommended in the Grenadines, to have a minimal impact on activities and overall itinerary, but Half board is also an option and chance for you to discover even more of the islands and local food. Food is prepared by your chef during your activities and starts with rich breakfast followed by a first snack, lunch, second snack and dinner. Although this is a Kiteboarding Cruise, guests tend to describe us as a Gastronomical Cruise, as we constantly surpass guests' expectations with the food quality and service we provide. We will ask you to fill “Food Preference List“ in order to avoid serving food that you do not like or you have some dietary restrictions. During your cruise we typically go out for one lobster dinner prepared by the locals inside the national park - for sure experience you don’t want to miss.
If you are looking for a good party where the whole island is dancing on the street than you should for sure book the New Year’s period, it’s one of the kind. If you miss that one than you still have a chance to visit one of the full moon beach parties that take place every month with good vibes and chance to dance organised by Jeremy Tronet, he would also put-up a kite show for you to enjoy. You can find a bar open on most locations - a famous one is called “Happy Island” where we would usually enjoy the sunset while chef is preparing dinner.