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Bring your kites on the coolest live aboard catamaran in the Philippines! We'll bring you to go the most pristine and isolated islands offering both flat water offshore winds , and onshore rolling waves. Ride in comfort, safety and style!
Kitesurf conditions

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Spot: Shallow, Flat, Small waves

Gear rental

Gear storage

Lessons or coaching

Spot guidance

Rescue service

Walking distance to spot

The weather in the Philippines is divided into two seasons. During the summer months, June to October, the Southwest monsoon, called Habigat, brings generally wet and overcast weather with a few typhoons to the Philippines. Kitesurfing season is he winter months, November to mid-April, is the Northeast monsoon called Amihan. This brings generally dry, consistent wind and blue skies to the Philippines and is the preferred season for kitesurfing. Air and sea temperature throughout the winter months is perfectly warm, there is certainly no need for a wetsuit. Enjoy butter flat water with offshore winds as well as left and right wave kickers.

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: Boat

Typical Pickup: Coron, Philippines

Flight search assistance

Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Non-rider

English

Ambience: Wilderness, Relaxed

Experience Type: Collective

Food: Full board

Available Options: Vegetarian, Vegan, Special diets

The Destination

Weekly trips around pristine islands Palawan and the super windy islands of Cuyo. Depending on the wind conditions of the week, we there are several locations we could go to for easy and fast sailing, and ideal kitesurfing conditions

The Experience

Join us and find out why "It's more fun in the Philippines." With a combination of sea, sailing, kitesurfing, and exploring, this cruise through the Philippines is full of discovery, adventure, and of course; plenty of kitesurfing. The six-day cruise will visit virgin islands around Palawan, and more isolated and windy islands around Cuyo. While sailing there is ample space to relax, take in the sea air, try fishing, sunbath on beanbags, or get involved with sailing. Once arrived at a kitesurfing destinations, our powerful 4m tender is always ready to bring you to the beach and rescue service. Captain Kareem, who is also an IKO Kitesurfing Instructor, will give you briefings on the kite spot and is there to help your kitesurfing progression.

You will quickly learn how to set up your kite, start and finish your session from 'Soniya', and realize the full potential of kiting from a catamaran.

There will be opportunities to visit the indigenous fishing village communities, who are always welcoming with warm smiles.

All meals are prepared fresh and packed with the nutrients you need to stay active, we try and use local produce as much as possible, and never miss out an opportunity for a fresh fish from passing local fishermen.

You can always go snorkeling or diving (yes we have diving equipment onboard!) to explore the marine life, or take a stand up paddle board exploring. Or relax on the beanbags, watch the sunset from a hammocks with a cocktail. there is something for everyone, all the time!

The 44ft Catamaran 'Soniya' has been equipped with a state of the art indoor and outdoor sound system that customers can plug their iPod devices directly into to provide the soundtrack to your kitesafari. An equally impressive lighting system will create the mood for every occasion.

If you're in the mood to chill out, the center saloon is airconditioned and has a large 40" TV for you to watch movies, kite videos, or play Mario Kart!

Kiteboarding

To make the most of the trip, you should be at independent Kiteboarder with your own equipment. The kite locations we go to have off-shore winds, so you must be able to go upwind reliably. But in case the wind goes light, or you have an issue with your kite, we have of course rescue dingy to bring you back to shore. If you are still learning to go upwind, please make the crew aware, and they will bring you back upwind when needed.

Meals

We take food seriously! Your breakfast, lunch & dinner is carefully planned to meet the needs of healthy active Kitesurfers. Every meal is freshly prepared and served buffet style. You will eat lots of fruit, vegetables and as often as possible we buy fresh fish from passing fishermen. Our galley will amaze you by the quality and variety of foods prepared at sea! And we are also happy to cater to any special requests.

These are some of the mouthwatering meals you can expect;

Breakfast

  • Fruit salad with yogurt
  • Coconut Porridge with mango
  • Pancakes, maple syrup and Nutella
  • Salmon scrambled eggs and toast
  • A full fry up ! (Eggs, bacon,beans, fried tomatoes & toast)
  • Brewed Coffee, Tea, & Juice

Lunch

  • Pasta Salads
  • Tuna & sweetcorn salad
  • Hummus & Eggplant dip
  • Potato & Egg salad
  • Burritos wraps
  • Kilawin/Ceviche (fish cooked in lime)
  • Pumpkin soup
  • Cheese Platter & tomato salad served with your choice of cold soft drinks, wine and beers!!

Dinners

  • Lasagna, salad & garlic bread -Roast Chicken
  • Fresh Tuna Steaks
  • Roast Beef & baked potatoes with salad
  • Thai Green Curry
  • Baked sausages & mash potatoes
  • Chicken adobo
  • Spaghetti bolognese, salad & garlic bread always served with your choice of soft drinks, wine or beers!!

Getting To The Yacht

Get to Coron

  1. Fly to Manila international airport, then take a domestic flight to Coron Busuanga, and finally a Van ride to Coron Town.
  2. Take a Ferry from El Nido, Boracay or Mindoro

Meet us at 'SeaDive' Resort in Coron. You'll see our white catamran 'Soniya' close by. Give us a call and we will come collect you.

Why us?

  • Living and traveling on-board a luxury catamaran
  • Kitesurfing during low tide
  • Fast Dingy rescue
  • Comfortable beds, private cabins
  • Hot water showers
  • Flushing Toilets
  • 220V Electricity supply
  • Freshly cooked, amazing meals
  • Ice cold beers and drinks
  • A great sound system
  • Lighting for nighttime entertainment
  • Guaranteed great memories.

FAQ

Will I get Seasick? Generally, no. People don’t get seasick while on Siriya. When sailing a catamaran roles very little compared to normal sail boats or ferry. When we anchor, we are in an area sheltered from waves, so Siriya moves even less. Having said this, if you know you are prone to seasickness, start taking tablets one day before starting your kite safari.

No wind days? Occasionally during the North East monsoon season, (November to mid-April) there can be no wind days. Don’t worry, we still have plenty of toys to play with onboard out luxury catamaran, SUP boards, Snorkeling, Hookah diving (for PADI certified guests) and Kite-slinging!

I am not a Kitesurfer, can I still come? Yes, you’ll still have an amazing time. Explore the islands, chill on the boat, go swimming, snorkeling or paddling. There is always something to do.

What do to before and after?

There are no kite spots accessible from Coron Town but you can still spend a few days there. Coron is most famous for wreck diving, with many dive shops to choose from, typically, dive trips depart in the mornings and consist of 3 dives a day. There are also lots of day trips from visiting awe-inspiring lagoons and beaches.

There are two kite centers with accommodations close to Coron that you need to arrange sea transport: 250k and Amazing Kitesurfing. If you'd like to begin or end a kitesafari at one of these locations please let us know and we can work it out.

Kitesurf Mindoro is a 3 hour ferry ride away (ferry departs coron at 8am) . The same ferry goes onwards to Boracay.

6 Day Kitesafari Palawan
Day 1 : Arrival

We pick you up from Coron Town at 2pm and set sail as soon as possible. Before dark, we have anchored off a beautiful island, in time for a swim as the sun is setting. We'll have our first dinner together and swap stories about our kitesurfing experiences. Try and get an early night as in the morning we have a little more sailing to do before arriving at our first kite destination.

Day 2

As the sun rises, the crew will quietly lift anchore and set sail. The yacht will sail quickly to our first kiting destingation, arriving intime for a late breakfast. We then head to the sandbar and start to kite. Lunch and dinner will be served onboard everyday.

Day 3

This will be a full day of kiting, and probably a little party in the evening.

Day 4

In the morning we sail a little more to the second kitesurfing destination, arriving in time for a late breakfast. By this time, you will probably be comfortable with starting and finishing your kite session from the back of the catamaran. Our crew will help prepare and pack your kites and you'll realize the full potential of kiting from a catamaran. We have an optional 3mile kite&sail downwind session

Day 5

We will kite here until lunchtime and then set sail to our final destination island in time for a sunset kite session and beach bonfire party before returning to the yacht for dinner.

Day 6 : Departure

The last day, but dont be sad... get up early and have a morning session, breakfast can wait. Before lunchtime we must leave and make the short sailing back to Coron, arriving before 2pm.

Itineraries are not binding and the actual itinerary can be adjusted by the host because of unforeseen circumstances or other reasons!

Accommodation

The 44 foot ‘Soniya’ is a gorgeous charter specification catamaran made in 2001 by Dean Catamarans in South Africa. She has proven her utmost seaworthiness having already circumnavigated the globe. Soniya is fully equipped as a live-aboard for up to 8 kitesurfers and 2 crew. With 4 double cabins, 4 bathrooms, a large central saloon, equally large cockpit and a massive front deck, she is the perfect yacht for running kitesurfing tours around the Philippine seas. Soniya's 4 double cabins and 4 bathrooms allow you to enjoy your kite safaris in maximum comfort and privacy. Cabins are comfortable, spacious have good air flow and a great view. Bed linen and towels are provided. There are fans above each of the double beds and plenty of storage space. Sleeping arrangements are based on 2 people sharing a room in a double bed or bunk bed. However there are plenty of other sleeping options on the boat, such as the couch in the saloon, cockpit benches, or for those who enjoy a stargazing, we have beanbags, air mattresses and nets on the front of the yacht.

Shared Double Cabin

Shared cabin with private bathroom. Rooms are a shared double bed for couples, or single bunk beds for singles.

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Private Charter

Up to 8 guests.

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Single Cabin

Cabin with single bed good for one person or a couple

Services

Included services
Food: Full board
Gear storage
Wifi in most locations
40" TV & Nintendo Switch
Drone photography
Full board, incl. drinks
Rescue service
Use of snorkelling gear and SUPs
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