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Caribbean Kiteboard Adventure 2018 !

Last winter 2017 we ran a successful kiteboarding trip to the islands of St. Martin, Anguilla & Saint Barthelemy. For February 2018 we are organizing a 1 week kiteboarding adventure cruise to the BVIs. The British Virgin Islands have long been recognized as one of the world’s finest cruising destinations. You’ll enjoy the natural beauty of the Caribbean by exploring the crystal clears waters onboard a Lagoon 39 catamaran with your own double cabin, skipper & water sports guide. Kitesurfing spots are away from the crowds on the outer reefs and more remote islands where you’ll experience flat water and reef breaks. As well as kiteboarding you can snorkel, dive, stand up paddle board, go surfing or simply kick back and enjoy the sights. In the winter high season the beaches, bars and restaurants get lively with visiting tourists. We’ll have the opportunity to go ashore and try some of the culinary dishes prepared by local chefs at some of the best restaurants in that the BVIs have to offer. This is a private bareboat charter therefore we have the boat to ourselves along with a local kiter who knows the area well.. Each of you will have your our own double berth cabin, as well as 1 for the skipper. We could cook for ourselves, (there is a kitchen, fridge on the boat). or go to beach restaurants 70% of the time.

General Destination Information

The Virgin Islands consist of 4 main islands and over 60 smaller cays which together form one of the most renowned destinations in the Caribbean. Power and sailing yachts from all over the world flock to visit these stunning islands during the peak months and the sight of the anchorages can be impressive. The main kitesurf locations are the deserted paradise of Anegada and the huge reef fringed lagoons to the north of Virgin Gorda.

Trips to the Virgin Islands either start from Tortola or for the more serious sailors from St Martin. This expedition concentrates on 4 kitespots in the Islands of Virgin Gorda and Anegada with an optional visit to Jost Van Dyke if the wind direction is favourable. Each destination has a completely different feel. Jost Van Dyke offers great snorkelling and night life and 1 great kite spot. Gorda Sound offers 2 great spots in its reef fringed lagoons. Anegada is a lost paradise away from the crowds. The kite conditions here are as good as it gets with turquoise lagoons, long distance crossings and wave spots on the reefs.

Specific Local sights

Tortola
Tortola is the capital Island of the BVI’s and is a great place to take a day trip to explore the islands beaches, trails and towns. Kiting here takes place in the South and East of the island in flat/choppy conditions. We often skip these spots as the conditions are far better elsewhere. The North west coast of the Island offers some great surfing and some very lively bars, including the famous ‘Bomba shack’.

Jost Van Dyke
Lying to the west of Tortola this small Island offers some spectacular snorkelling and has a good flat kitespot when the wind direction is right. Jost is also home to the famous ‘Foxy’s Bar’ where a great night out is guaranteed.

Virgin Gorda
This is where the serious kiting begins! Virgin Gorda lies due east of Tortola and offers some spectacular beaches and surf spots. In the north is an area called Gorda sound which incorporates several large lagoons and a cluster of tiny islands including Necker Island, home to Virgin records founder Richard Branson. We concentrate on 2 great spots here that offer flat lagoons and waves on the reef. Kite with turtles and rays in this turquoise paradise and ride between the reef fringed islands.

Anegada
A few hours sail to the north of Gorda Sound takes us to Anegada. One of our favourites, this island offers little in the way of night life but more than makes up for this by its amazing beaches and kitespots. We anchor on the west coast of the island in front of a pristine and deserted white sand beach. This kite spot is dead flat and offshore, perfect for freestyle and big airs. A quick tack up to the northern coast presents you with a deserted lagoon with big rollers on the reef.

Cost
The price per person for 1 week is approx. $1750 US (based on $250 per night/double cabin) plus provisioning (food), clearances taxes (around $200), gasoline/water (around $70) plus individual expenses. We’ll need a $1500 US downpayment upon booking. Reserve your cabin now.  We’re booking now for next winter on a first come first serve basis.

Charter Boat Information
2009 Leopard 384 Catamaran based in the BVI
http://www.longtermcharters.com/our-fleet/catamarans/leopard-384-catamaran.html
For further information you can contact me directly on my cell 705-238-8995
or by e-mail: surfside@bmts.com or send me a private message on Facebook.

Daniel Medysky