Kiteboarding cruise explained
How It Works
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A shared cruise allows you to book just one or more cabins on a catamaran, sharing the rest of the space with other passengers. It’s ideal if you don’t have a large group or want to meet new people. Even on a shared cruise, each cabin has a private bathroom, and there are many spaces to relax privately.
Since 2013, we’ve been running shared cruises without any problems. Here’s why. A lot of people consider this travel option, fewer people seriously contemplate taking it, and even fewer become genuinely excited about it. It’s among this excited group that only a handful make the decision to book. That’s when things truly get interesting.
When you book, it means you share certain attitudes and ideas about life and travel, even if you’re from different parts of the world or different age groups. People who go through the whole booking process usually have a lot in common, so they get along really well, unless someone books a trip that’s not really what they wanted. People who don’t mesh well usually look for different types of holidays.
Every guest (solo or couple) gets their own room and bathroom. There are shared areas on the boat, in the back, on the front and sometimes on the fly bridge of the catamaran, in addition the kite and wing spots are wast at your doorstep, and even more when we get on land. It’s just like other trips where you have your own room but also eat and spend time with other people.
This type of trip is especially great for couples or small groups because they get to meet new people and hear their stories. Often, people who meet on our cruises end up going on more trips together in the future. So, when you book a shared cruise with us, you’re sure to be in good company with others who love adventure and kiteboarding, but you’ll also have your own personal space.
Solo travelers are welcome to book a double cabin on a shared cruise and enjoy a full cabin to themselves. If booking is not for peak season weeks, we can offer a price reduction from the cabin price.
Sometimes we can also assist in finding a cabin-mate for you. If this is your preference, please let us know and we can try matching you with other individuals who share the same preference.
If you’re considering booking a solo trip, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A private cruise refers to a cruise experience that is exclusively reserved for a specific group of people and usually consist of between 2 and 8 people. This could be a family, a group of friends, or even a corporate team allowing for a more intimate and personalized experience.
No. For a private group of 4, the booking process remains the same as for a group of 8, as you’re securing the entire catamaran. The cost breakdown primarily includes expenses associated with the boat rental and services of the crew. However, as the food and drink requirements for a group of 4 would be less than that for a group of 8, we provide a “food and drinks” price reduction for each non-participating person. Thus, your group of 4 would pay less than a full group of 8. Balance is set with your last payment.
Yes, certainly! In addition to being suitable for a family with small kids, this cruise offers a range of activities that children can enjoy. There are ample opportunities for swimming, jumping into the water, and utilizing various water toys that we provide on board. Kids will have plenty of fun and engaging options to keep them entertained throughout the journey.
Yes. While most of our guests are avid kiteboarders, you do not have to participate in the sport to join our trips. Non-kiteboarders are welcome and we ensure there’s plenty of enjoyment to be had onboard for everyone, regardless of their interest in kiteboarding.
The catamaran can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people in 4 double cabins, each with its own private bathroom. Additionally, there are 2 single cabins in the bow that exclusively reserved for your Skipper and your Chef.
Furthermore, in selected Private Cruise type (full catamaran booking) with children on board, the saloon area of the catamaran offers a sofa bed where the table can be lowered to create a comfortable double bed, accommodating an additional 2 people. Again, please note that this arrangement is subject to availability and specific booking conditions.
Yes. We regularly operate with two catamarans, allowing us to cater to larger groups of up to 18 guests, not counting the crew. To make this happen, however, it’s crucial that you book well in advance to ensure the availability of both boats.
Booking / Payment / Cancellation
For every booking, we chat with one person. This person is in charge of coordinating payments, providing the details for the crew list document, providing food list preferences, etc.. This applies whether you’re booking a cabin on a shared cruise or a full boat on a private trip.
Joining a kiteboarding cruise is a simple process. You can either organize a Group Booking by assembling a group of friends and book an entire catamaran or Book a double cabin with one other person. In this case, you will be cruising on a yacht with other people who have also booked cabins.
Regardless of the option you choose, our cruises are all-inclusive. This means you can focus on enjoying the experience, without worrying about the details. We handle all logistics so you can have a good time.
In short there are 4 steps to help you guide:
- Pick your desired destination
- Determine the type of group you prefer (private or shared)
- Select the dates that work best for you
- Secure your booking with a 10% down payment
We strive to provide the ultimate kiteboarding, wing-foiling and sailing adventure, complete with luxurious accommodations, exciting activities, and top-notch service. Here is a detailed list of what is included in the price:
Included in the Package:
- Accommodation on Catamaran in Double Cabin(s) with Bathroom(s)
- Bed linen
- Skipper / Kite Guide
- Surveillance and Rescue
- Kite Spot information
- Sightseeings / Organizing Activities
Included Additional Amenities:
- Professional Chef or Hostess
- Full Board Food – 3 Meals per Day (Including Snacks, Fruits, and Soft drinks)
- Alcohol Drinks
- Wi-Fi Internet
- Stand up paddle SUP
Included Mandatory Services:
- Yacht Insurance
- Cleaning Service
- Port Fees and Water
- Yacht and Motorboat Fuel
- Tourist and Local Taxes
Not Included in the Package:
Transportation: Flights, ferries, and taxis to and from the departure and arrival locations are not included.
Dinners Out: During the trip, we encourage our guests to experience the local cuisine and culture by enjoying two dinners at local restaurants.
Excessive Alcohol Consumption: While alcohol drinks are available through out the week as an additional amenity, excessive alcohol consumption is not covered.
Kiteboarding Kite Foil and Wing Foil Lessons: Kiteboarding and wing foil lessons are not included in the package price. If you wish to take lessons during your trip, please note that they will be at additional charge.
Assistance: With this service, we are keeping you safe while you progress on your way to becoming an independent upwind rider. Service is intended for people who do not need more lessons but need more practice to be able to stay upwind. At the same time, we are making spots safer for other in-depended users on the water.
Equipment Rentals: The package price does not cover the rental of kiteboarding, kite foiling and wing foiling equipment. If you wish to rent gear, please be aware that this will be an additional cost.
- Drone Footage: The package price does not includes the drone footage material. If you wish to have drone footage of your vacation captured it will be an additional cost.
You have the option to pay your total booking cost upfront in one payment. However, we also offer a flexible instalment plan with specified deadlines, applicable to both “Private Cruise Bookings” and “Shared Cruise Cabin Bookings”:
- 10% of the total booking cost is payable either at the time of booking or within 24 hours (as a reservation).
- An additional 40% of the total booking cost should be settled no later than 30 days after the booking date.
- The remaining 50% of the total booking cost must be paid no less than 60 days before the event start date (please refer to your booking for the exact date).
For bookings made between 90 and 60 days before the cruise start date (please refer to your initial deposit date:
- 10% of the total booking cost is payable either at the time of booking or within 24 hours (as a reservation).
- An additional 90% of the total booking cost should be settled no later than 60 days after the booking date.
For bookings made less than 60 days before the cruise start date (please refer to your initial deposit date):
- 10% of the total booking cost is payable either at the time of booking or within 24 hours (as a reservation).
- An additional 90% of the total booking cost should be settled inside 72 hours after the booking date. Please note 100% payment has to be visible before boarding.
When it comes to payment, you can choose between two methods: wire transfer and credit card payment. We recommend using a combination of both.
To secure your spot, an initial payment of 10% is required. We suggest using a credit card for this initial payment to prevent overlapping bookings that could occur while a wire transfer is being confirmed. The good news is, we will not be adding any credit card processing fees to this transaction.
For the second payment (40%) and the third payment (50%), we recommend using a wire transfer. We’ve successfully handled wire transactions for the past ten years without any issues. While wire transfer fees from a USD account to a EUR account typically range from around $15 to $50, the fees are almost nonexistent between EUR accounts. To make wire payments more convenient for USD transactions, we can provide a US bank account specifically for USD currency.
If you prefer, you can continue to use a credit card payment method for the second and third payments. However, please note that there will be an additional processing fee of 3% added to the remaining amount.
Our 24-hour free cancellation policy allows you to cancel your booking within the first 24 hours, without any charges. Any payments made during this time will be fully refunded. This policy is designed to give you peace of mind, knowing that you can freely make adjustments if needed in this perod.
We understand that life can sometimes be unpredictable, leading to the need to cancel your booking. In such circumstances, we kindly request you to promptly notify us at email@example.com. Please note, all cancellations incur a cancellation fee plus a 5% administrative charge. The fee amount is determined by the timing of the cancellation in relation to your booking and cruise commencement date, and it is expressed as a percentage of your total booking cost:
- Within the first 24 hours of booking or reserving: 0%
- From 24 hours post booking up to 30 days from the booking date: 10%
- From 31 days post booking until 91 days prior to the event date (please check your booking for the exact date): 50%
- Within 90 days or less prior to the event date (please refer to your booking for the specific date): 100%
Please be advised, if your payment schedule does not correspond with the terms mentioned in the payments section of this page, your cancellation fees might vary from the ones outlined above, reflecting your specific payment terms. To avoid any misunderstandings, in case of a booking cancellation under a distinct payment plan, all payments received by us until the point of cancellation will be kept.
Yes, you can! We offer a range of brand new Duotone equipment available for rent. Our inventory includes twintip kiteboards, kites of various sizes, surfboards, kite foil boards, as well as harnesses, impact vests, and helmets if needed. Additionally, we provide wings, wing-foil boards, and more.
- Rentee is an independent upwind rider or is taking ASSISTANCE.
- Rentee is responsible for the selection of gear suitable to their abilities and will make themselves aware of equipment usage.
- Rentee assumes total liability for all damages incurred through the use or misuse of the equipment and agrees to pay for damages of equipment rented according to repair costs, possible loss and/or reduced value costs by retail pricelist of the item.
- Rentee will check equipment for possible prior damages to avoid disputes and damage charges.
Yes, you’re welcome to bring your own equipment. We impose no restrictions on this.
At the moment we can offer the following gear:
KITES Duotone DICE 6m Duotone EVO 6m Duotone EVO 7m Duotone EVO 9m Duotone NEO 9m Duotone NEO 9m Duotone EVO 12m SLS Duotone EVO 12m SLS Duotone EVO 12m Duotone EVO 12m Duotone REBEL 13m Duotone JUICE 13m Duotone REBEL 14m
TWINTIP BOARDS 133 Duotone JAMIE 136 Duotone SOLEIL 136 Duotone JAMIE 139 Duotone JAMIE 141 Duotone SELECT SLS 142 Duotone JAMIE 151 Duotone GONZALES 153 Duotone SPIKE CARB.TX
KITE FOIL COMPLETE SETUP Duotone FREE FOIL Board 4’1’’ with FOIL SPIRIT CARVE CARBON 700/90 Duotone PACE FOIL Board 4’6’’ with FOIL SPIRIT CARVE 700/60 HORUE CANERI PRO FULL CARBON with H-13 CARB. 600/100
WINGS 2m Duotone Wing Unit 4m Cabrinha CROSSWING X2 4m Duotone Wing UNIT 5m Duotone Wing UNIT 5m Duotone Wing UNIT 5m GONG WING 6m Duotone Wing UNIT
WING FOIL BOARDS WING BOARD 145L GONG HIPE 5.5 with FOIL ALLVATOR V2 X-OVER ALU – XL 90/1900/ mast 85/55 WING BOARD 130L FANATIC SKY WING 6 with Wing Set Aero High Aspect 1750/250 750/680 WING BOAD 95L FANATIC SKY WING 5’4 with Wing Set Aero High Aspect 1500/250 950/680
The price depends on whether you are renting the entire kite or wing-foil set or just parts of a set. The price also varies if you are pre-booking equipment, and if you are renting by the day or by the week. Please send us an email specifying equipment you would require, and we will provide you with the latest availability for your chosen week along with the corresponding prices.
To ensure the availability of the equipment, we highly recommend pre-booking your rentals. Moreover, we offer a 20% discount on all pre-booked equipment.
You can also book/rent kite and wing equipment once you’re on board as long the equipment is on-board and still available.
For pre-booking prices, payment has to be visible in our account no later than 14 days before the cruise starts.
Yes, you can rent kite, kite-foil, and wing-foil equipment by the day if equipment is on-board and not rented out.
No. We offer kite and wing foil equipment so people can travel light and save money by skipping extra equipment luggage costs. We do not offer refunds on kite rentals in case of non-use.
If you damage the equipment, you will be charged for the repair costs and a reduction in the value of the equipment due to the damage. If the equipment is severely damaged or beyond repair, you may be required to purchase the equipment at the estimated retail price.
Yes, we do offer insurance, but it applies only to weekly rentals. The insurance is non-refundable and costs 15% of the regular rental price (not the pre-booking price). Please note that we do not offer insurance for daily rentals.
Kiteboarding, Wing-Foiling, Kite Foil Lesson
Yes. We offer kite and wing lessons for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an intermediate rider seeking to improve your techniques, we are here to help.
Our lessons are tailored to your individual needs and goals. We provide one-on-one instruction to ensure personalized attention and maximize your progress. We use the latest equipment and teaching methods to ensure a safe and effective learning experience.
Whether you choose kiteboarding or wing foiling, our instructors will guide you through the fundamentals, including kite control, board skills, and safety procedures. With their expertise and support, you’ll gain confidence and proficiency in no time.
Taking kite/wing/foil lessons from a boat provides several advantages. Firstly, the instructor is always within close proximity to the student, enabling them to provide guidance and feedback in real-time while ensuring the student’s safety. The instructor can also escort the student with a motorboat, bringing them upwind and saving them time and energy that would otherwise be spent walking back upwind on the beach or water. Moreover, during a brief break-up-wind drive, students can receive additional tips on how to improve their skills and take a well-deserved break.
Yes, beginners are absolutely welcome. Our certified instructors and safe, flat spots provide an ideal environment for learning.
Normally, we can handle 2-3 people in a group who require constant support, while still keeping the rest of the confident riders safe. Since they spend less time on the water while still learning, we line up lessons and assistance back-to-back to keep everyone safe. Decisions regarding the schedule are made thoughtfully, based on the conditions of the kite/wing spot, wind, and the skill levels of the participants.
We highly recommend that guests pre-book lessons and assistance to secure their time slots, as this also enables us to guarantee the execution of these lessons. To further encourage advance bookings, we offer lesson packages at discounted rates, with options for a package of three or eight hours’ worth of lessons.
When it comes to larger groups of beginners, we get creative with scheduling to maximize water time for everyone. We also bring in additional help, provided we know in advance.
People who don’t require additional lessons but need more practice can bring or rent equipment and receive take “Assistance” service. Assistance service includes motor-boat escort, assistance with kite setup, and safety checks. It is ideal for those who need more practice to become independent upwind riders. Please note that kite gear is not included in the service.
KITE-BOARDING / KITE-FOILING / WING-FOILING
LESSONS = 120 EUR / per hour ( on the spot )
LESSON COURSE 3 hours = 330 EUR ( pre-booking only )
LESSON COURSE 8 hours = 800 EUR ( pre-booking only )
The refund for pre-booked lessons is dependent on certain conditions.
1.Pre-booking prices are valid if paid 14 days before the cruise starts.
2. The minimum lesson duration is 1 hour (or up to 1 hour).
3. Breaks are not included in lesson time. If a student requests a break, it will count towards the lesson time.
4. Non-active students who have pre-booked lesson time will forfeit their lesson(s).
5. In case of non-completion of courses due to weather circumstances, you will be charged at the 120 EUR hourly rate. Any difference will be refunded via a wire transaction.
6. When taking lessons from local schools, prices and conditions are set by the school.
You are required to have adequate travel insurance that covers activities prior to the commencement of your holiday. If you are worried about potential disruptions to your trip due to factors such as airspace closure, avalanches, earthquakes, medical epidemics, storms, or even ash clouds, we recommend considering Extended Travel Disruption Insurance. Many travel insurance companies offer this coverage for a modest additional fee, providing reassurance that your trip is protected in the face of unexpected air travel disruptions.
Yes, If you have any special dietary requirements you will be well looked after, don’t worry! Please make sure to communicate your dietary needs in advance so our chef can plan and prepare accordingly.
Our tours are usually from Saturday to Saturday, providing a full week of fun and adventure.
Our days are full of fun and amazing views. Here’s what a usual day might be like:
Our day commences with breakfast at 8 am, thoughtfully prepared by our skilled chef. We are accommodating to all dietary needs and preferences, allowing you to relish your meal with ease.
Mornings are set aside for kiteboarding and wing-foiling. Our crew will help you get on the water as fast as possible. Regardless of your skill level, our team will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Throughout the day, you have the opportunity to snorkel, stand-up paddleboard (SUP), and explore pristine beaches. Usually waters surrounding us is ideal for snorkeling, offering a chance to encounter vibrant marine life and take in the stunning underwater scenery.
Our chef makes a tasty lunch, and we eat at 1 pm, right on board. After lunch, we might move to a new place, or we might stay and keep doing water activities. We then sail to the next spot the next morning.
At 6 pm, we have dinner on board. Our chef prepares a yummy three-course meal that is a great way to end the day. After dinner, you can relax on the boat or talk and have a drink with the crew. Twice during the week, you get to eat out and enjoy the villages, learn about local culture, and possibly enjoy the lively nightlife.
In short, it’s the perfect mix of fun, relaxation, and learning about the culture.
Yes, it is possible to either arrive late or leave early, but it’s important to communicate this in advance. If you need to join late or depart early, we’ll do our best to plan accordingly. Normally, not necessary, but sometimes it may involve additional transportation arrangements, which could incur extra costs.
The plug sockets on the catamaran are primarily European inputs. However, to accommodate your needs, each cabin is equipped with both US and USB plugs. This ensures that you can conveniently charge your devices at any time during your stay on board.
While we don’t directly work with any airline companies, we can certainly assist you in finding suitable flight options. You can explore Skyscanner for competitive flight prices, or if you prefer, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to help you search for available flights.
We recommend bringing a duffel bag that can be easily folded to maximize cabin space, as there is limited storage available on the yacht, especially with sports equipment. If your travel arrangements preclude the use of a smaller duffel bag, certain marinas do offer luggage storage services at a daily fee per bag.