In this page I will answer to the most common questions that kiters ask me before booking a kitesurf cruise with us. If you think one of the question is missing, just drop me an email at info@sickdogsurf.com, I will answer it via email and add it here!

What is a kite safari

How much does it cost?

Do I need a Visa to enter the country?

Can I buy alchool in Egypt?

Can I dress as I want in Egypt?

Why do I need to book online?

Can you help me organize my trip from A to Z?

I need an accomodation while i’m having lessons, can you help me out?

Is Egypt a safe place to travel to?

What is included and what not in the cost of the kite safari?

What is a kite safari?

A kite safari is a kitesurfing trip made on a motor yacht. It is usually 1 week long (typically saturday to saturday), and the boat makes it easier to reach the best spots in the Red Sea for kitesurfing. Also the wind is more consistent and stronger on average in the middle of the sea. It is a unique experience, very different from a regular kite holiday – you will sleep, eat, chill and party on the boat (that fundamentally becomes a hotel) and you will be directly on the spot. And it is a lot of kitesurfing, cause there is not too much else to do

How much does it cost?

A kite cruise in Egypt costs from a minimum of 900€ to a max of 1300€. It all depends on the boat – some boats are really luxurious, and therefore the difference of prices. I personally don’t need a jacuzzi on board, so most of the trips we organize are more aimed to confort within a budget – I feel that 950€/1000€ is a good price for a kite safari, and that’s why most of my trips cost that much.

Do I need a visa to enter the country?

You will make a Touristic Visa at the airport of arrival in Egypt: the cost is 25$. No paper work needed.

Can I buy alchool in Egypt?

Yes – you have 48 hours after arrival to go to the Duty free and purchase international alchool. Otherwise, in bars and on the boat we seel and drink Egyptian Wines (not bad), Egyptian beers (pretty good) and Egyptian Vodka, Rum and Tequila (let’s say decent). Anyway, if you don’t want to buy on the boat, you are very welcome to bring any drinks you want.

Can I dress as I want in Egypt?

Yes, even if Egypt is a muslim country, they are very used to tourist dressing the way they want.

Why do I need to book online?

For boat trips, we do need to organize our boats and have them ready for you and for that we need to know in advance how many people we will have on board – that’s why we request a 100€ deposit. In case of kitesurfing lessons, booking online will save you some money and help us organize our instructors and equipment, but it is not mandatory.

Can you help me organize my trip from A to Z?

Yes, we work with international travel agencies that will simply require a copy of your passport to make all the relevant bookings – no stress, no paperword needed, just let us know where are you coming from and for free we will provide you a trip proposal.

I need an accomodation while i’m having lessons, can you help me out?

We offer awesome packages Lessons plus flat/hotels, just contact us! The flat we use are european quality, strategically located in Hurghada Marina or in the best areas of the city.

Is Egypt a safe place to travel to?

Yes. Egypt and the Red Sea is having million of tourist every year, all year long, and we would be the first to not work here if the situation would not be 100% safe.

What is included and what not in the cost of the kite safari??

The cost of the trip includes pretty much everything on board. From where you will arrive at the airport, you will be greatly taken care of, and all food on board, including soft drinks (water, coffee, coke, etc etc) are included in the price. On the trip you will have the option to buy beer and wine, and there is an extra cost at the end for the tips for the egyptian crew of the boat – this is very common in Egypt, and you need to calculate to pay at the end of the trip 30/40€ extra.