Kitesurfing in the Exumas? Where or what are the Exumas?
This was our reaction when we first heard about the Exumas as a kite spot. If you feel the same puzzlement as we did, here are a few facts: The Exumas are a tiny collection of islands in the Caribbean Sea - far too small for an international airport and only accessible by boat. The islands are surrounded by huge and sometimes very shallow lagoons that make the access by yacht difficult. So for fear of running onto a reef, the typical yacht sailor often avoids the islands.
In short: A handful of beautiful Caribbean islands, surrounded by perfect, shallow water lagoons, blessed by steady trade winds and far away from mass tourism. Or more precisely - the perfect place for a Kitesurf Discovery Tour targeting the more adventorous Kitesurfers amongst you :)
|Date:||10.04. - 24.04.2021|
|Program:||Sail and Kitesurf discovery trip into the Exumas, downwinders and excursions on land, introduction to yacht sailing and morning yoga/work-out sessions.|
|Yacht and Cruising:||We live on a big sailing catamaran with 4 double cabins. At this time of the year the weather conditions are outstanding for sailing with very little swell. Sailing hours per day rarely exceed two hours.|
|For whom:||For all kitesurfers that are looking for a once in a lifetime trip with riding level 4 (safe riding and keeping ground).|
|Included:||Cruising through the Exumas, accommodation on a luxurious sailing catamaran, meals prepared by our team (money for food will be put together beforehand), experienced skipper and guide, morning yoga and mobility sessions, beach-workouts, event video and much more|
|Activities:||Kitesurfing, Sailing, Snorkeling, Hiking, Yoga, Fitness|
|Coaching (optional):||Private lessons 6 hours: 450 Euro|
|Equipment rental (optional):||490 Euro|
|Friends and Partner (Non-Kiting):||Everybody is welcome! You don't need to be kiting to join us!|
|Participants:||min. 4, max. 8|
Exploring the Exumas
Our goal is to discover as many of the spots and beaches of the Exumas as possible and to go kitesurfing there together with you. The most important thing for us is the time spent together on board and on the water, because no matter how great the spots are - in our eyes such experiences only become really unique when you can share them with a few friends and like-minded people.
All of our kitesurf instructors have many years of professional teaching experience and will spend up to 6 hours on the water with you every day. Supported by video cameras and radio helmets we ensure a fast and safe learning success. Our training topics in the Caribbean range from beginner courses to advanced training and foil kiting.
If you are also interested in yacht sailing, you are welcome to not only be a passenger on board, but also to sail yourself. Our team will be happy to brief you on sail handling, steering and navigation. If you need a mileage certificate for your own captain's license for the time on board, we happily issue that for you.
Fitness & Yoga
Our team also includes yoga and fitness experts. We offer you to start your day with a specially designed yoga or fitness session. The goal of these sessions is not to make you tired, but to stretch muscles that are heavily used in kitesurfing and to train muscle groups that are less used.
The starting point of our Exumas trip is the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau.
From there we will board our catamaran and return after two weeks of Kite & Sail in the Exumas. Direct flights from Europe to Nassau are rare. Typically you fly to Miami and then change onto a flight to Nassau. If you require help in booking flights or organizing your journey, we will gladly forward your request to our travel partner, who will take care of the flight bookings and any accommodations you may need.
There is no better way to start your holidays than setting sail aboard a yacht. Just a few minutes after the vessel leaves the harbor, a feeling of deep relaxation and tranquility kicks in. The distances between our berths and spots are rather short in the Bahamas and we will rarely spend more than 2 hours traveling from one spot to another. This ensures to give you plenty of time to kite and to explore the beautiful landscape.
Since the privacy and space on board of a yacht is limited, our crew wants to make sure that you are able to leave the boat for a few hours every day. This could be for kitesurfing, to enjoy a bit of beach chill-out or to explore the island.
A typical day in the Exumas starts off with a swim in 26 degree crystal clear, warm water at our berth. In addition to that you can partake in a morning yoga session on the bow of the Catamaran while the crew prepares breakfast.
After breakfast we start into our first kitesurf session of the day. Depending on which spot we choose, our instructors will help you launch the kites from the boat or you will be shuttled to the beach in our small dinghy for setting up your kites. Our experienced coaches will keep an eye on you throughout each of your sessions to keep you safe and ensure that it's a fun session.
At noon we set sail and while you peacefully enjoy a boosting snack on board, we are heading to our next anchorage point and kite spot. Depending on your motivation you can either have a second kite session or explore the island by yourself or with one of our guides.
At sunset we usually meet with everyone on board to end the day with a sundowner drink on deck and start our evening.
We then either go ashore to find a nice restaurant or a fisherman's hut for dinner, or alternatively we all cook together on board and organize a small, private 'rum tasting' before hitting the hay.