The Grenadines Kiteboarding Cruise | Caribbean Kite Cruise (2022)

  • Explore a new island every dayMayreau – Union – Fregate – Mopion – PSV – Tobago Cays
  • Our Team is based in Union IslandWe are always nearby to help during your trip

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With its constant trade winds, spectacular islands and tropical climate, the Grenadines seem to have been created for the sole pleasures of sailing and kitesurfing. Our navigation plans are customised to combine maximum wind exposure with the most spectacular kite spots.

The place

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The Grenadines are the southernmost Caribbean islands and are surrounded by reefs, crystal clear waters and palm lined beaches. The colors here are spectacular and the inhabitants easily transmit their friendly, laid back vibe. One of the trip highlights is the Tobago Cays marine park where guests can kite and swim with sea turtles and rays in their stunning natural habitat.

The trip

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Start you trip directly in the Grenadines or sail across from one of the larger, neighbouring islands. Once in the Grenadines, visit a different island each day and enjoy the multitude of kite spots on offer. Each island has its own charm and everyone always finds their favourite Grenadine. All kite spots can be reached within an hour which allows epic downwinders between the islands.

The Grenadines have the best wind statistics and the largest variety of kite spots of any region in the Caribbean. Some spots are better suited to advanced riders while others can be enjoyed by everyone. Whatever your riding style you will find what you are looking for. Ultra flat for freestylers, island crossings for cruisers and waves for waveriders.

Kite Spot Guide

Start your journey through the Grenadines by scrolling through the main islands visited during the trip.

MayreauMayreau GardenTobago CaysUnion IslandFregateMorpion

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Mayreau Island

Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island and is often quoted as the most picturesque anchorage in the Grenadines. The windward lagoon offers side-onshore conditions and is an exceptional spot to play in the waves and get high air from the kickers. Mayreau is also a great place to start a downwinder to Union Island. On shore the local rastas serve drinks and fresh lobster on the pristene palm lined beach. A short hike up to the rustic hilltop village is rewarded with stunning views of the islands.

  • Waves

  • Downwinder

  • Island Exploring

  • Nightlife

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Mayreau Garden

Just south of Mayreau’s main spot is a secluded bay called Mayreau Garden. Often our first anchorage of the trip Mayreau Garden’s vast kitesurfing area offers a safe and uncrowded environment for riders to discover what the grenadines have to offer. Suitable for riders of all levels Mayreau Garden is also good for taking lessons and starting downwinders to the neighbouring ‘Union island’.

  • Flat Water

  • Downwinder

  • Snorkeling

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Tobago Cays

The Tobago Cays Marine park is one of the most renowned destinations in the Caribbean. The four tiny islands are populated with birds and iguanas and the lagoons are home to hundreds of sea turtles and rays. Kitesurfing here is breathtaking for the scenery and water colours. Conditions are flat/choppy and there is a small left hand wave at the end of horseshoe reef. The Cays are a good departure point for a downwinder to Mayreau.

  • Flat

  • Downwinder

  • Snorkeling

  • Turtles

  • Beach BBQ

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Union Island

Union Island is the main settlement of the Grenadines and is host to a variety of local bars, restaurants, souvenir stores and a picturesque local market. The kite spot consists of a shallow, flat lagoon which is also home to Happy Island – a small, man made island with a bar and restaurant. Outside the lagoon, Palm island is a 5 minute ride upwind and offers nice left hand waves with sideshore wind. Both Union and Palm are for advanced riders only.

  • Waves

  • Flat

  • Downwinder

  • Exploring

  • Nightlife

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Fregate Island

Fregate offers the flattest and safest kiteboarding conditions in the Grenadines. The water is crystal clear and the wind is offshore (back up by safety boat). To get here it’s a 30 minute sail from Union’s main spot and advanced riders can downwind the whole way inside a shallow, turquoise lagoon. Whatever your level you will appreciate Fregate as a great place to progress to the next level.

  • Flat Water

  • Downwinder

  • Snorkeling

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Morpion Island

Morpion Island is a tiny little sand bar surrounded by a small, turquoise lagoon and coral reefs. With a single umbrella offering shade for its visitors, Morpion is the picture-perfect desert island. Kiting inside the lagoon is reserved for expert kitesurfers while intermediate riders can launch of the catamaran and ride outside the coral reef. At the end of the day enjoy a sunset cocktail at the neighbouring island of Petit St Vincent.

  • Flat Water

  • Snorkeling

  • Island Exploring

  • Nightlife

Grenadines Kiteboarding Season

To Guarantee the best chance of wind we only organize kite cruises from November to July during the trade wind season. The strongest winds are from December to April and the most consistant month is June.

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Choose your departure port

Union Island departures – Every Sunday 1390€

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The Grenadines remain an exclusive destination and can only be reached by boat or local flights from neighbouring islands. To avoid long haul sails and have maximum time at the kitespots we recommend starting your trip in Union Island. If you prefer to avoid a flight connection, we also offer departures from St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent.

Union IslandSt LuciaGrenadaSaint VincentMartinique

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Union Island

Start your trip in Union and get up to 2 extra days in the Grenadines. No long-haul sail is required to reach the kite spots and you can be kitesurfing within 30 minutes of leaving the airport! Union airport only serves the neighbouring islands so if you are flying from further away you will need a connecting flight through Barbados, Martinique, St Vincent or St Lucia. We now offer a 7-day special departing from Union for 1390 euro/person.

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Travel Information

Airport code: UNI

Flights from: Barbados – Martinique – St Lucia

Departure Marina: Anchorage Yacht Club

Transfer to marina: 2 mins – free

Sailing time to kitespot: 0

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St Lucia

St Lucia has international flights from the USA, Canada and Europe and is a 12-hour sail from the Grenadines. Departures are between 2pm and 4pm from Souffriere Bay in the South of the island. The journey to the Grenadines includes an overnight stop in St Vincent and is split into an evening and morning sail of 6 hours each. St Lucia departures are available for both Private and cabin cruises.

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Travel Information

Airport code: SLU / UVF

Flights from: USA – Canada – UK – Germany

Departure Marina: Souffriere

Transfer to marina: 45 mins – 80 $

Sailing time to kitespot: 1 day

Grenada

Grenada has international flights from the USA, Canada and Europe but on a less frequent basis than St Lucia. Sailing time to the Grenadines is about 6 hours and depending on your arrival time, there can be an overnight stop in Carriacou to clear immigration. Grenada departures are only available for private cruises – departure times are adapted to fit your groups flight arrival.

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Travel Information

Airport code: GND

Flights from: USA – Canada – UK – Germany

Departure Marina: Port louis Marina

Transfer to marina: 15 mins – 30$

Sailing time to kitespot: 1/2 day

Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent has recently opened its new international airport which currently offers flights to the USA. Sailing time to the Grenadines is only 4 hours and departures are from Blue Lagoon Marina, a 25-minute ride from the airport. St Vincent departures are only available for private trips.

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Travel Information

Airport code: SVD

Flights from: USA – inter-caribbean

Departure Marina: Blue Lagoon

Transfer to marina: 20 mins – 40$

Sailing time to kitespot: 1/2 day

Martinique

Martinique has attractively priced international flights to France. Unfortunately, the return sail to the Grenadines takes 2 – 3 days and can be quite rough. If you find great flights to Martinique, we recommend you book a flight connection to the Grenadines or a closer – the extra cost is set off against more time enjoying the Grenadines.

Martinique departures are offered for trips of 10 days minimum – contact us for info.

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Travel Information

Airport code: FDF

Flights from: France – USA – inter-caribbean

Departure marina: Le Marin

Transfer to marina: 40 mins – 80 euro

Sailing time to kitespot: 1.5 days

Reviews

Frankly this trip was really magic. The crew did all their best to make us happy. Everyone is still amazed by the meals prepared by the chef. The boat is very clean and comfortable. The wind was there at required time and strength. The beauty of the Grenadines was astonishing along the different visited islands and the captain adapted really smartly our itinerary to provide us with the best kiting conditions.

Jean-Hugues MasgnauxFebruary 2017

Discovering the Grenadines in a catamaran and kitesurfing all day long was one of the best trips ever! Our boat was awesome and the crew were even better. The landscapes, the kiting conditions, the great weather and the sailing was once in a lifetime adventure!

Pietro FesaJanuary 2017

This was the best kiteboarding cruise! The captain and chef taught me how to back roll with style and made sure we all had the best kite conditions (and Sushi!). The spots were better than in the movies, every photo looked like a postcard. Definitely recommend it!

ArnoMarch 2017

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FAQs

What is the difference between kiteboarding and kite surfing? ›

“Kiteboarding” and “kitesurfing” are different names for the same sport. “Kiteboarding” is more widely used in the U.S. and the term “kitesurfing” is used commonly used outside the U.S. They both describe using a kite to pull you along on a board.

How hard is it to kite surf? ›

Compared to other water/wind-sports kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn. The learning curve compared to windsurfing is faster, and the kiteboarder will be more advanced after their first year. Kiteboarding is harder to learn than wakeboarding, because it is more technical.

Do you have to be strong to kite surf? ›

It's simply not true, with the right kite nearly everyone can kitesurf. It's not really your arms that take the strain – the pull of the kite goes through your harness, so it's your core that gets the workout. Having said that, you need to be comfortable in the water and you do need a reasonable level of fitness.

Is kite boarding harder than surfing? ›

Learning Kitesurfing Vs. Surfing. The consensus among fans who indulge in both sports is that kitesurfing is a few points easier to learn than surfing, or at least takes less time. Still, experienced kiteboarders will tell you that it takes time to master kiteboarding.

Is kite surfing harder than surfing? ›

Many who watch the two sports from the outside tend to think that surfing is the easiest of the two. Both surfing and kitesurfing have a steep learning curve, however instructors generally agree that it takes less time to learn kitesurfing than surfing .

Can you lose weight kitesurfing? ›

3- Kitesurfing helps burn fat due to its caloric expenditure. It is estimated that 350-400 calories can be burned with each 30-minute kitesurfing session. Besides, being high-intensity training, once it is finished, calories are still burned for a while.

How long does it take to get good at kitesurfing? ›

Learning to kitesurf might take between 6 to 12 hours of lessons – but take this with a grain of salt. It often takes more than 12 hours and it rarely takes less than 6. But don't let this discourage you! After all, no one is born with the ability to fly a kite.

Is kiteboarding tiring? ›

Riding a kiteboard can require some leg strength. But not much more than walking or going for a light jog. Like many other activities, learning something new can be way more tiring and physically demanding than once you have it down and are proficient. Kiteboarding is no different.

What is the best kitesurfing brand? ›

Top 5 kitesurfing equipment brands are:
  • Cabrinha: known for durability.
  • F-One: wide range of products.
  • Slingshot: specialized products.
  • Ozone: for water, snow and land.
  • Duotone: the pro's choice.

What is the kite surfing capital of the world? ›

Vella Island, a long-tiny islet located 20 Km north from Kalpitiya, holds everything to be considered the number one kitesurfing spot in the planet. It is the perfect combination of flat-buttery water and strong wind. Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, is the great Spanish island for kitesurfing.

Is Thailand good for kitesurfing? ›

Kitesurfing initially became popular in the island of Phuket in Thailand, and slowly spread to other parts of the country. Today, one can participate in this watersport on several beaches and islands in Thailand, including Koh Pha Ngan, Krabi, Chumphon, Koh Samui, and Koh Chang.

What is surfing with a kite called? ›

Kitesurfing harnesses the power of the wind through a large parachute type kite to propel a rider across the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard). Although the name includes surfing, kitesurfing does not need waves, the wind is the only force needed to power you along.

Is kiteboarding easier than windsurfing? ›

Windsurfing, like skiing, is easy to get going on, but more challenging to develop in, whilst kitesurfing, like snowboarding, is trickier to get riding on, but easier to progress in once you start putting in turns and developing a more dynamic ride.

What is the difference between kitesurfing and windsurfing? ›

Kitesurfing is a recreational water sport where the surfer is attached to both the surfing board and the kite, while windsurfing is an extreme water sport where the sail is attached to the surfing board and to the surfer.

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