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Excellent crew, very professional and taking care of any single request by everybody, even the most spoiled ones... Great kiting spots, beautiful catamaran, great and always different food... we would for sure recommend it and we will for sure travel again with them if possible!
We made the Catamaran Kite cruise for 12 days to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in total with 5 people plus the crew Richard and Luca. That cruise was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed our stay on the boat so much. Everything worked perfect. Captain Richard and Luca were always so helpful and friendly, and of course very funny:-) . The meals - served from Luca - were really brilliant. So there is nothing, what we missed during our boat trip. The wind was okay, we took the whole time 12 qm kites. It was an amazing experience that we will never forget. And it was not just a vacation we felt like staying with friends :-) . Also the booking and planning of the trip with Aaron from bStoked was absolutely brilliant. He had so many useful tipps and informations that helped us to organize this unforgettable trip. Thanks a lot to the whole bstoked team and specially Aaron. And for sure, if we are going to plan our next trip, we will get in touch with bstoked!
Hugo and Emilie Are amazing people, making the best food and help you with the kiting. They take you around in heaven, just so you can have fun. The beaches and the water are just beautiful... so it's a dream tour.
Sorry for my english, I am from Argentina, and spanish is my language. Ill try anyway. This is the kind of trip its hard to forget. Most probably you wont. Certain things I think you should know though. I hope by doing this review I can take you out any doubts from doing this trip. Things you should not do; Dont bring kids! In fact, I recommend, dont bring anyone, no matter how old is, that does not kite. Spots are amazingly beautiful, clear water, sunny days, but you will live in a boat. And the boat might turn out to be very small if you wont leave it at any time. On the contrary, if you are kiting the boat is cool. In our case, it was for all us our first experience in sleeping in a boat. And it turn out to be cool, we were very lucky with our mates, and we were all from different countries; England, Egipt, Germany, and Swiss! Very nice people! English became the language in the boat. The Captain, Hugo, very nice guy, and his girlfriend Emily, our chef, were great. Both from France, and this french people knows how to cook, probably they were born in an oven. We ate great. We had the opportunity of buying beer and wine after the airport and before getting into the port the first day, it helps a lot. The boat has 3 freezers! This is not very normal, captain told me! Your beverages will be cool enough every time you need one. Try, if you can, if you have the money, to take a plane to Union island, try to avoid the 18 trip hours from St Lucia to the Grenadines (6 hours to St Vincent + 6 hours for the crew to rest + 6 hours from St Vincent to the grenadines) Its an open ocean trip, boat moves a lot and it is not very nice, you might get sick. I wish I would have read about this. Once you get in the Grenadines…. its paradise! I think, due to what I heard, that we were lucky with the wind, may is not the best month apparently, though we had wind every day. In my case, I am 1,80 mts tall and 80 kg, I kited 80% of the time with a 12 size, except for one day I used the 10. There are not enough words to describe our week. I truly recommend this to everyone. Right now, while writing this review, Im home, kind of depress, maybe is time to think in my next trip. Keep on kiting! Cheers from Argentina.
This is one of the best trips I have ever done. Very friendly, good organized and for kite surfing you can get alot of experience. I can only recomend Caribbean Kite Cruise. It was „super cool“! :)
Our first trip to the Caribbean was long overdue. After we have been on pilgrimage to Brazil for several years for our kitesport, we decided to go to another destination. Very curious about the experiment kite and catamaran we set off and hardly there we did not want to go home. The different spots and the kiting directly from the boat inspired us - even though the wind is certainly a bit more constant and safe in Brazil - we also had time to release. A quite super tripp and very recommendable. Surely you need a bit bigger kites than in Brazil.
This trip was incredible! We loved every second. Vincent was an excellent captain, Dani an amazing chef and Adrien a great instructor! We will be back one day!
Great places and nice crew. The kitespots were also nice, but since I prefer falt water, and it was only one flat water spot, I rated that part medium.
Second review 17.05.2019: Hi to all lovers of the Caribbean sea and especially the Grenadines. Following my recent experience, I got good and adequate feedback from the Grenadines Team: my comments were taken seriously, which I appreciate a lot. I am convinced that your future trip to the Grenadines will provide lots of fun, good winds and white sand with conches. Go for the Granadines, you will love it! ... First review 16.02.2019: We had a very good captain. The cook sometimes made very tasty food, sometimes only sandwich-toast with cheese and ham and sometimes nothing. He motivated us to join a Lobster Dinner at the beach that was entirely paid by each guest, so that evening there were no expenses on behalf of KaribeanKiteCruise (also no expenses on the side of the crew, as they apparently had the dinner for free, as they brought a bunch of guests. Never the less we always had the feeling to be limited concerning food and soft drinks (such as fruit juice - cheap supermarket version). After 18hrs trip back to Martinique in rough seas, and only some cereals and sandwiches, the question by the cook for some last lunch was answered like: The trip is finished, you can go to one of the restaurants in the harbor and can invite me if you want. On shared double beds there was only one blanket. A bit too close for 2 foreigners sleeping in a narrow double bed in my opinion. Concerning drugs: I do not care if someone decides to smoke some grass. But if it is someone of the responsible team (the cook) I really do not appreciate that. Sorry for being so old-fashioned. At least you should remember that the guests pay some 200€/$ per day. That is a quite expensive holiday and the cook did not reflect that in his behavior. Unfortunately, this topic came up several times, what made the overall experience less beautiful than expected. The skipper was perfect. The trip from Martinique to the Grenadines took 18 hrs, but that is in fact the first half day and the complete second day. So of the 10 day cruise there are only 8 days left to kite. The spots are very beautiful, but be aware of sea urchins in some spots, itchy beaches for barefoot in some spots. And good kite conditions, as far as I learned, are sideshore winds. Here you either find onshore or offshore. That is difficult (and dangerous) to handle for less experienced kiters. When you have experienced kiters mixed with beginners on board and the beginners have booked lessons, that means that all the boat must go where the trainers can meet the beginners. Result: less interesting spot for advanced kiters. On the other hand all beginners seemed to be really happy with the kite trainers. Payment conditions: cash transfer to company based in Seychelles having a bank account in Mauritius was expensive and not very reassuring, so I paid cash. The grenadines and the caribbean sea are beautiful! The next trip could….should! be better.