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WE ARE
SAILORS AND
KITESURFERS

Kite Boat Cruises was born from the imagination to kiteboard in the best spots around the world.

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We spent our earlier years traveling around the world and searching for the best kitesurfing destinations. We sailed through the tropics and followed the wind in search of the most exotic kitesurfing and surfing spots.

Open sea and water sports, our two biggest passions, and a vital part of our lives. Finally, we found it! The Bahamas is a paradise for sailing and kitesurfing. Pristine beaches, fair winds, and killer bays for some of the best kitesurfing we have ever seen. Get off the beaten path, explore with us and let us share our passion.

Aritz

The Captain

Aritz lives for sailing and loves to share his passion for the sea with his guests. Born and raised in Spain, he spent his earlier years sailing and teaching kitesurfing around the world.

After working as a kitesurfing instructor in Morocco, Egypt, Netherlands, and St. Vincent, and the Grenadines, he realized that the best destinations are accessible only by boat and shifted his focus to becoming a Captain.

Aritz now has over 50,000 miles under his belt. With 10 Atlantic crossings, 6 as Captain, you could say he loves to sail. He has spent four charter seasons in Greece and five in The Bahamas. He loves to share adventures of sailing and kiting with people.

5 years in Bahamas

Certified instructor

Alessandro

The Instructor
and Filmmaker

Alessandro is a sea and wind lover. He’s our kitesurf instructor, photographer and videomaker.

During the last four seasons he was traveling around Cyclades, the land of Meltemi, as kite instructor. He started to kite several years ago, and thanks to it he had the opportunity to discover many beautiful places all over around the world.

During his trips, he also improved his skills of photography and videomaking, and he will catch all the best moments during our cruises and activities. As Italian tradition wants, he loves cooking many typical Italian dishes too.

Certified instructor

Lauren

The manager
and chef

Lauren was born and raised in Canada- the land of the great outdoors. She grew up loving the water- lifeguarding, wakeboarding, boating, and living on the lake.

Lauren has over 8 years in hospitality working in restaurants and has spent the past three years working as a hostess, crew hand, and chef on yachts in both the Bahamas and Greece. Lauren is an avid kitesurfer, surfer, and sailor and completed her first Atlantic crossing

She handles all the bookings and works with clients to customize the trip to their desires.

Monica

The Chef

Monica was born in Italy and grew up in the “green heart” in the village of Umbria. She comes to us with over 10 years in the food and hospitality business. Since was a young lady, she worked alongside her parents in their family hotel and restaurant.

After a successful career as a physiotherapist, Monica went back to her roots and has been cheffing for the past two years in Australia, Brazil and Caribbean. She loves to cook traditional Italian dishes that focus on simplicity and fresh ingredients but works in the different worldly into her food. When she is not cooking she is practicing yoga and pilates and would be happy to lead you through a class.

Clients love her and have said, “Her dishes are packed with flavour" and "She served a variety of different cuisines every night from sushi to pineapple pork tenderloin" and "She was able to customize the menu to fit our groups specific requests".

Sergio

The Captain

Sergio has always been drawn to sports and healthy living. He studied and worked as a nutritionist and then worked as a massage therapist in Basque Country, Spain. But at 25 years old, he accidentally discovered life at sea. He joined a crew of a fishing boat and has been bonded to it ever since.

An experienced sailor is an understatement. Sergio has completed ten Atlantic crossings and over 30,000 nautical miles, nine years working in the yacht chartering business in the Balearic Islands, Spain and in the Caribbean. Aritz and Sergio have completed 5 Atantic crossings on our boat Madrigal V.

As a nomad soul he enjoys to live in the moment, alternating sail boats while traveling and exploring Europe in his camper van in the off season. Sergio is also learning how to kite surfer and is a surfer and can’t wait to share exotic islands with you.

Michele

The Instructor

Michele is an ocean lover who is happiest any time she is swimming through a reef with a camera in hand, or experiencing the thrill of being in the water with any type of shark. She will be the first to jump in the water if you see any sharks on your trip! She is a photographer, PADI divemaster, and experienced globetrotter, having visited 5 out of the 7 continents. She is from South Africa and lived in Canada throughout high school and University before moving to the Florida Keys to work in Coral Restoration.

Now, she is working on her underwater photography career along with splitting her time between Kite Boat Cruises and working on a sailing catamaran in the Keys.
During the trip Michele will make sure to get the very best shots of you with some of the amazing undersea life that can be found in the Bahamas.

Brad

The Instructor

Brad is a watersports enthusiast who is passionate about any sport above or below the water. A part of the North Kiteboarding and Mystic USA team, he'll be stoked to share tips and help you progress your riding, no matter your current level.

Being a Florida Keys local, he's spent most of his life on the water and besides kiteboarding, also shares a love for eFoiling, Scuba Diving/Free Diving and underwater photography/videography.

During your trip you can expect Brad to be involved in any/all watersports activities as well as behind the camera to save photo and video memories for your group to enjoy long after the charter is over.

Ashlynn

The Chef

Ashlyn has been cooking professionally since the age of 16, and used her love of food to create a career that allowed her to travel and explore the world. A passion for life on the water and for new experiences naturally led her into cooking aboard luxury yachts and boats where she perfected her craft of providing unforgettable meals to seafaring holiday makers. These days, you can find her a bit more settled down on Lake Martin in Alabama where she still caters private events, runs a private massage therapy practice, and loves paddle boarding and hiking around the lake.

Andries

The Captain and Dive Master

Captain Andries has over a decade of maritime expertise. Capt Andries is that rare combination of being a skilled sailor and a fun-loving adventurer with unparalleled passion for the sea. He started sailing with one of his friends as a way to travel and fell in love with the freedom and peacefulness of sailing the sea.

Andries has been sailing for over a decade throughout the world including South Africa, Europe, the US and Caribbean. Experienced sailor is an understatement! He has sailed over the Atlantic five times, sailed to Seychelles, and Saint Helena three times. The more remote and exotic the better for Captain Andries.

When he's not sailing, he is kitesurfing and scuba diving in the corals of the Caribbean. He has started to take up line dancing!

Daniel

The Captain and Instructor

Daniel was born in Caracas - Venezuela and is from a long line of Basque sailors. After studying industrial design, he decided to study sailing boats and became a Captain in 2008. For the next five years, he was the Captain of a catamaran charter boat in the Los Roques archipelago but he needed an adventure. So he started to explore all the island paradises connected to wind, boats and kitesurfing. From Cartagena in beautiful Colombia, to the bays of Sardinia, he sailed and worked throughout the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Italy, Spain, the Canary Islands, and the Norwegian Fjords. Daniel is also a certified I.K.O kitesurfing instructor and took his course in Tarifa, Cadiz- Spain with the #1 in the world, Mariano Lorenzetti.

We know Daniel as the Safety McGiver. He is very meticulous and double checks everything while sailing and can solve any problem on board, whether mechanical, or electrical. Yet, his best feature is his great attention to the clients. His goal is that the clients have the best vacation and we are remembered as being the best crew. Daniel has won crew awards for his attention in tailoring itineraries, activities and food. He guarantees top quality service in the biz.

When he is not sailing, Daniel enjoys tasting the local foods, getting to know the cultures and fishing for dinner!

Nick

The Instructor

Nick is our seasoned kitesurfing instructor. Starting the kitesurfing adventure in 2016, he became an instructor in 2017 and has been spreading the stoke across the globe ever since. Certified in Offshore Sailing and a master of tender skills, Nick not only teaches kitesurfing but captains small motorboats in the beautiful waters of Greece.

Fueled by a love for the ocean, he enjoys kitesurfing, snorkeling, e-foiling, wakeboarding, and sailing.

For Nick, the real joy though, comes from seeing the smiles of his students when kitesurfing. Beyond kitesurfing, Nick's past as a pro swimmer, sponsored skateboarder, and Fine Art graduate uniquely shapes his teaching. With precision, agility, and creativity, he enhances the kitesurfing experience, offering a distinctive perspective on life on the water.

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