The weather in the Philippines is divided into two seasons. During the summer months, June to October, the Southwest monsoon, called Habagat, 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.
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
With a combination of sea, sailing, kitesurfing, and exploring, this kite cruise through the Philippines is full of discovery, adventure, and of course; plenty of kiteboarding.
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!
Join us on our kite cruise and find out why "It's more fun in the Philippines."
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.
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;
- 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
- 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!!
- 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
- Fly to Manila international airport, then take a domestic flight to Coron Busuanga, and finally a Van ride to Coron Town.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Your Host: Kareem
Kareem is your host for this cruises and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.