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· Belategi

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· PiersigillI

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 · McCullagh

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.


The Chef

Monica Marinangeli was born in Italy and grew up in the “green heart” in the village of Umbria. . Since was a young lady, she worked alongside her parents in their family hotel and restaurant. This is where she grew a love for entertaining and cooking. This tradition hasn’t ended, and she throws lavish, private dinner parties at her house once a month.

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.

She also traveled all around the world in many different places and she loves to eat and cook any kind of food.

Monica has a passion for the sea, marine life, travel, and meeting new friends. She has traveled extensively to every continent, to explore new adventures, experience new cultures and most importantly be inspired by all the different foods. She takes cooking classes in each destination and tries to bring those flavors back to her kitchen.

Through her travels she has become an avid photographer and scuba diver. She has over 10 years of experience practicing yoga and pilates and would be happy to lead you through a class.

Clients describe Monica as being a warm heart and great host that makes sure everyone feels relaxed and happy. Client love her and have left the following comments, “Her dishes are packed with flavor" 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".


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.


The Captain

Edgar is a pure islander. Born and raised on the island of Menorca, he has spent practically his entire life connected to and surrounded by the sea.

Edgar holds a psychology degree, but he heard the call of the sea. He then pursued all of the ocean licenses and certificates to be able to make his passion his job. Edgar has over 4 years of charter experience in Spain, BVI and Bahamas and has completed 2 ocean crossings. Edgar completed his first Atalntic crossing as a crew member with Aritz as captain. He also worked as crew for Kite Boat Cruises for a couple of months in 2019- right before the COVID crisis.

He loves freediving and is always willing to share his knowledge about it. Since he first set foot in the Bahamas in 2019, he has known that he wanted to call it home. The baby blue ocean, wild life, and endless sailing adventures was exactly what he wanted in a home. There he awaits you with a smile to take you to the best beaches and kite spots in the world.


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.


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.

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