Kitesurfing Holidays in the Caribbean
Why Kitesurf in the Grenadines?
The Grenadines are an ideal kite surfing destination, with constant winds blowing from the East usually at 15 to 20 knots. Numerous islands protected by reefs make for flat shallow water, fabulous beaches and blue crystal clear water.
Where are the kitesurfing destinations in the Grenadines?
There are a variety of kitesurfing spots to choose from in the Grenadines, from ultra flat lagoons to offshore outer reefs. A popular kite surfing school is on Union Island which is a great place to learn to kitesurf as the water is flat and the wind is extremely consistent.
From Union Island you also have easy access to all the neighbouring islands. Other fantastic kitesurfing locations in the Grenadines include in Tobago Cays, Petit Tabac, Union Island, Mayreau and Carriacou.
Our Powerboat: Kalimba Too
Kalimba Too is the ideal boat for a kite surfing safari. Its twin 275HP Mercury engines allow a cruising speed of over 30 knots, making passage between the Grenadine Islands fast and exciting. Kalimba Too will make Bequia to Tobago Cays or Union Island in under an hour, or coming up from the South we can get from the South coast of Grenada to Tobago Cays in under two hours. From Union Island to the neighbouring Islands of Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Carriacou and Petit St Vincent its under 15 minutes.
Kalimba Too is a Sacs Stratos 43 foot RIB powerboat dating from 2008. She can seat up to 10 guests and is equipped with a small cabin suitable for carrying luggage and multiple kites, a fridge for beer and soft drinks, paddle board and snorkelling equipment. Having a very shallow draft means that Kalimba Too can access bays and beaches that other yachts and catamarans cannot get anywhere near. On many beaches the boat can pull right up onto the sand. The entire East coast of Carriacou inside the offshore reef is accessible (many areas here are less than 1.5m deep, making access by yacht impossible). We can go to great kitesurfing spots... never sailed by anyone else and have exclusive access with not another person in sight!
Caribbean Kitesurf Safaris
Kitesurfing holidays and safaris can be any duration from a single day tour, to multiple days or even a month! Our speedboat is not sleep aboard (unless you want to rough it or sleep on the beach, under the stars), so we arrange accommodation in guest houses, hotels or resorts (according to your budget and desire for luxury).
We can arrange places to stay on Union Island, Mayreau, Carriacou, Bequia or even Mustique (for those without budget constraints!) Touring the islands and staying in different places every couple of days makes for a great holiday.
Kalimba Caribbean Tours
The great thing about choosing an independent company like Kalimba Caribbean Tours is that you hire our boats solely for your trip. This means you can choose an itinerary that will suit your party; whether you are a kitesurfing addict looking to try different waters, or a beginner looking to try kitesurfing for the first time.
Learn to Kitesurf in the Grenadines
Kalimba Too is based in Bequia only 30 minutes from St Vincent international airport. We can arrange accommodation in St Vincent, Bequia or Grenada at the start or finish of your holiday. Other means of getting to the Grenadines include into Union airport from Barbados, or international flight into St Lucia or Grenada.
We can pick you up from any of these places. One way holidays through the islands are popular, start in St Lucia, pass by St Vincent, Bequia, Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Canouan, Union, Carriacou and end in Grenada. The itinerary is up to you. Evenings are spent in various local beach bars, restaurants or having a beach BBQ (lobsters are popular). And there's always plenty of rum!
How Much Do Our Kitesurf Holidays Cost?
Prices for Kalimba Too start from GB£550 per day, that's for the whole boat and with two crew members. Fuel costs are extra, according to the amount used and distance travelled. Other additional costs include mooring fees, (National Park Fee: Tobago Cays and Sandy Island, Carriacou), customs and immigration charges if travelling between Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines or St Lucia. Accommodation costs start from approx US$50 per night, and upwards according to standard.
Book Your Kitesurfing Adventure Today!
Our kitesurfing safaris have all the ingredients to offer you the holiday of a lifetime. For more information or to book your kitesurfing holiday contact Kalimba Caribbean Tours. We'll be happy to help.
Our season will open again in November 2017 , through until May 2018. This year both our boats: Kalimba, our Beneteau Oceanis 45 and Kalimba Too, our Sacs Stratos 43ft RIB will be based in Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines. Kalimba will offer live abo...
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF 2017 BOTH OF OUR BOATS ARE BASED OUT OF BEQUIA, ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES. STILL OFFERING FANTASTIC TOURS AND SKIPPERED, SELF CATERING HOLIDAY CHARTERS OF THE GRENADINE ISLANDS AND GRENADA...