The locations we go to are normally flat water and strong winds. Generally 20-30knots so be prepared with your smaller kites. Check windy.com location link : https://on.windy.com/6lmbm 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 the 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 flat water with 20+ Knot offshore winds and ocean swell that wraps around the tropical islands.
With a combination of sea, sailing, kitesurfing, and exploring local island villages, this kite cruise through the Philippines is full of discovery, adventure, and of course; plenty of kiteboarding.
The 8 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, and take the opportunity to learn a little sailing.
Once arrived at a kitesurfing destinations, we can launch kites from the catamaran or head to the beach on our powerful 4m tender that is always ready to bring you to the beach and for 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 the yacht, 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 sunbeds, watch the sunset from a hammocks with a cocktail. there is something for everyone, all the time!
The 44ft Catamaran has been equipped with a state of the art indoor and outdoor sound system that you can bluetooth 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 air conditioned and has a large 40" TV for you to watch offline movies, kite videos, or even play Nintendo!
Your Kitesurfing Level
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, our rescue dingy is always on standby. If you are an advanced kite surfer, you’ll love the constant strong wind, flat water, waves, and the luxury starting and finishing your session off a catamaran. Get Foiling! There is no where better to learn to kite-foil then from behind the catamaran, where the water is flat and deep. The crew can give you coaching and rescue service. There is currently one foil-board onboard available for you to use.
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 chef 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
- Fresh pastries, cheese, cold cuts
- Pancakes/Waffels with fruits, hunny, jams or Nutella
- Salmon scrambled eggs and toast
- A full fry up ! (Eggs, bacon,beans, fried tomatoes & toast)
- Brewed Coffee, Tea, & Juice
- Fresh salads
- Pasta Salads
- Mediterranean Hummus & Eggplant dip
- Burritos wraps
- Vegan wraps
- Kilawin/Ceviche (fish cooked in lime)
- Pumpkin soup
- Cheese Platter & Coldcuts served with your choice of cold soft drinks, wine and beers!!
Dinners -Fresh fish of the day
- BBQ fish, meats, chicken
- Lasagna, salad & garlic bread -Roast Chicken
- Seared Tuna medallions
- Slow Roast Beef & baked potatoes with salad
- Beef Stew
- Thai Green Curry with Pinapple rice
- 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
The exact pickup point can vary depending in the tides, so we communicate this to you the before the trip.
- Living and traveling on-board a luxury catamaran
- An unforgettable experience
- Always windy, you will kite everyday.
- Fast Dingy rescue
- Comfortable beds, private cabins
- Hot water showers
- Electric Flushing Toilets
- 220V Electricity supply
- Freshly cooked, amazing meals
- Ice cold beers and drinks
- A great sound system
- Lighting for nighttime entertainment
- Drone and GoPro Pictures
- Professional Video edited and shared before the end of the trip
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? Not really, but very very occasionally during the North East monsoon season, (November to mid-April) there can be light wind days. Don’t worry, take the opportunity to try foilboarding. Also we still have plenty of toys to play with onboard out luxury catamaran, SUP boards, Giant SUP, Snorkeling, Hookah diving.
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.
The nearest other kitesurfing establishments are, Kitesurf Mindoro is a 3 hour ferry ride away (ferry departs coron at 8am) . Boracay island - the original kitesurfing epicenter of the Philippines can be travelled to by ferry or flight.
If you prefer not to travel with your kites, access to onboard equipment costs just USD100 per day of use. We have:
- Fone kites (7,11,,12m)
- Fone twintip and surfboard
- Harnesses (size medium)
- Sroka Foilboard
If you cant kite yet but still really want to join a catamaran kite safari, 3 hour coaching and equipment rental packages are possible. priced at USD200. Please give advance notice.
We are happy to recommend our partnering hotels in Coron town for your stay before and after the kitesafaris: High end: Bacau Bay Resort. Zuri Resort. Budget: Pirates Diving Resort Discovery Island Resort
Your Host: Kareem
Kareem is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.