Kiteboarding in the BVI on a Crewed Yacht Charter
The British Virgin Islands is considered by many the best place in the Caribbean to kiteboard. Hence, the BVI is growing in popularity as a Kiteboarding / kitesurfing vacation destination. The British Virgin Islands offers ideal conditions for riding and the best way to enjoy kiteboarding in the BVI is on a crewed yacht charter.
Advantages to Chartering a Crewed Yacht
Chartering a private yacht can take you to a variety of exotic, hard-to-get-to locations offering great conditions for kiteboarding. On a crewed yacht charter you can quickly escape the crowds and your captain will take you where the conditions are just right for riding. Also, when the full moon is out and the wind is blowing, you can easily take advantage of night-rides.
Catamaran charter “Cool Running’s likes to take their charter guests to Anegada, located 12 miles north of Virgin Gorda. Anegada is a very special place in the Caribbean for kiteboarding. With its’ low elevation and many beaches to launch from it makes a great place to ride. It can have butter-flat water at one spot and fantastic waves at another. There is limited transportation to and from the island, making Anegada difficult to get to. That is unless you’re on a private yacht, then its easy sailing to and from the island.
If you don’t know anything about kiteboarding, but want to learn, ‘no worries’ lessons are conveniently available to you aboard your private yacht charter. For guests who wish to have instruction there are a couple options:
- A kiteboarding instructor can sail with you for the entire duration of your vacation or for a number of days.
- Carib Kite-boarding operating at the Bitter End Yacht Club offers instruction and equipment rental.
Carib Kiteboarding at Bitter End Yacht Club
The Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC), located on Virgin Gorda, is ideally situated for prime kiteboarding conditions. Located in the North Sound, it is open to the North-North East trades – this means you get the freshest most consistent unencumbered wind. The West East is protected by Eustatia Reef, which breaks up the swell to give less choppy conditions (the choppier the conditions the bouncier the ride).
Carib Kiteboarding is a PASA (Professional Air Sports Association) certified kiteboarding school. They are a comprehensive kiteboarding center providing lessons, guided excursions, and the latest in equipment and apparel. Also, Carib Kiteboarding has added new Slingshot Z Kites to its collection. Click here to learn more about kiteboarding in the BVI at BEYC.
We have a selection of crewed yacht charters that specialize in kiteboarding activities. The captains and crew of some of these yachts are kiteboarders themselves so they have an instinct for when the conditions are just right and know where to find those perfect spots for riding. The selection below are all sailing catamarans that range from 45ft – 60ft.
For your kiteboarding adventure in the BVI, let us set you up with a crewed yacht charter.
Contact BVI & Caribbean Yacht Charters, a division of CKIM Group, specializing in custom-made vacation packages, yacht charter vacations, and resort/villa rentals throughout the Caribbean. Call (321) 777-1707