KITE CRUISE EGYPT
Spend a week on a Luxury Motor Yacht
SPRING – SUMMER – FALL 2023
From 980€ all inclusive
Check all dates below
|DATE||BOAT||PRICE PER PERSON|
|April 1st-8th 2023||Queen Sherry/Red Sea One||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|April 8th-15th 2023||Queen Sherry||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|April 29th May 6th 2023||Queen Sherry||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|May 13th-20th 2023||Queen Sherry||1100€ - including lessons at all levels|
|May 20th-27th 2023||Queen Sherry||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|May 27th June 3rd 2023||Queen Sherry||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|June 17th-24th 2023||Queen Sherry||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|July 1st-8th 2023||Captain Sparrow - Super Lux||1300€ - including lessons at all levels|
|August 5th-12th 2023||Queen Sherry||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|August 12th-19th 2023||Queen Sherry/Red Sea One||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|August 19th-26th 2023||Queen Sherry||980€ - including lessons at all levels|
|September 16th-23rd 2023||Queen Sherry||1000€ - including lessons at all levels|
|September 23rd-30th 2023||Queen Sherry||1000€ - including lessons at all levels|
|September 30th October 7th||Queen Sherry||1000€ - including lessons at all levels|
|October 21st-28th 2023||Queen Sherry||1000€ - including lessons at all levels|
|October 28th November 4th 2023||Red Sea 1||1000€ - including lessons at all levels|
|November 4th-11th||White Whale||1000€ - including lessons at all levels|
Transfers from airport to boat and back. If you want to spend some extra nights in El Gouna or Hurghada before or after the trip, let us know and we can help you with organising the transfers and the hotels for that
Accommodation in a double room with private toilet and shower
Kitesurfing lessons, at all levels, even if you are a full beginner. This doesn’t happen every kite cruise we make, so ask us to be 100% sure
Soft drinks, fruit and snacks
3 meals per day
Wakeboarding, Snorkeling, and Stand Up Paddle board
Egyptian Visa (25$ or €) to be paid at the airport
Tips for the crew (50€)
Alcoholic beverages (can be purchased on board), but feel free to bring your own
Marine Park Fee (40€)
Kite Rental (if you don’t have your kite gear, you can rent on board a set of 3 kites, a board and an harness for 250€ for the full week)
Imagine spending a week exploring and kiting in the best lagoons and islands of the Red Sea, while sleeping and living not on land, but on the spot on a luxury motor yacht – that is a kitesurfing cruise in the Red Sea, Egypt, and that’s what we have been doing since 2014. We kite every day, from early morning, even before breakfast, till sunset. Of course when we get tired and we need food and chill, we go back to the boat to rest and recharge our batteries for the our next session.
We do many trips in a year, the 2023 Kite Safari season will be a long one, like 2022 was. This kite cruise is a good fit for advanced and intermediates, that want to improve their skills, and for beginners alike. If you are a total beginner, we can arrange for you this week a full kitesurfing course included in the price. And if you can already kite, Kite Clinics will be arranged to make sure you progress where you want to progress.
This kite cruise will start, typically on Saturday, from the marina of Hurghada, Egypt. We will welcome you on board that day, and we will have our first night in the marina, exploring the town of Hurghada and having a good dinner to properly meet up. We will sleep on the boat in the marina, ready to departure on Sunday early morning! We arrive back to the marina on the late afternoon of the Friday, for a last night on board, and we will leave the boat the next Saturday.
If you need help for finding flights to come to Egypt let us know – we have good contact with travel agencies and local operators, and we can definitely help you out. The airport of arrival is Hurghada international airport.
For our kite cruises we will use different boats, depending on the size of the group. One of our favorite is Queen Sherry. This luxury motor yacht can have up to 22 kiters and 2 extra kite guides, it has a restaurant area that provides 3 meals per day, a big lounge with TV, a solarium, an upper sun deck with a bar for chilling and partying and a main deck for preparing the gear for the day.
Queen Sherry comes with its own crew – captain, chef, sailors, and of course kite experts from the team of Sick Dog that will organise every detail of the trip. We have a great deal of experience with kite cruises in Egypt (we started in 2014), and the boat is big and comfortable and ready to pamper you for a week. It comes equipped with two zodiacs, that will be needed to reach the lagoons and the islands of the Red Sea and eventually for rescuing kiters in trouble.
Here I will tell you a bit more about how a classic kitesurfing day during one of our kitesurf cruises looks like:
6:00 – Wake up
we wake up for a quick coffee and a snack and we head to the beach for our first early morning session. This session (like every other session on our kite safaris) it’s obviously optional – feel free to sleep a little longer and to join us after breakfast on the beach. We will kite till 8 and head back to the boat for a well deserved breakfast.
8:00-9:00 – Breakfast
9:30-12:30 – Morning session
Back to the beach for a longer morning session. While the kite session before breakfast is dedicated to riders, now also students will join on the beach. There will be lessons and a lot of kitesurfing. At any time, if you are tired, you can take one of our rescue boat and get back to the boat. We will head back for lunch at 12:30
12:30-13:30 – Lunch
14:30-17:30 – Afternoon session
Everyone will head back to the beach for our afternoon sessions.
17:30-19:30 – Relax
A drink, some music and a moment of relax on our upper deck before dinner.
19:30- 20:30 – Dinner
Of course, not every day or night works like this – this is a kitesurfing adventure, and you are a big part of it. We shape the days together, according to our moods, skills, wind and desires.
DAY 1 – You will arrive in Hurghada international airport and you will meet at the airport one of our guys that will bring you with our bus to the boat – you will meet at the marina all the crew and get settled in your cozy room. We will have dinner on the boat and if we are not too tired from the flight, maybe get a drink somewhere in town. We sleep on the boat in the marina the first night.
DAY 2 – We leave the marina in the early early morning of Sunday, and during breakfast we move to our first spot, Abu Mungar. As soon as we arrive, we will have our first kitesurfing session and then a good lunch to recharge our batteries. After lunch we will head down to the beach for our afternoon session, if you prefer to stay on the boat and chill a little more waiting for the sunset session, no problem, the boat is always available and ready to help you relax if you need a break. After the kite session, we will have dinner, and have a few drinks on the boat. We will then sleep on the boat in Abu Mungar.
DAY 3 – For the braves, we have this morning a before breakfast session. We wake up at 6am and we head to the spot with our zodiacs, ready for action. We will kite in the early morning, enjoying sunrise and the quietness of the Red Sea. We will then head back for breakfast and move during breakfast to our second spot, Tawila, one of the most iconic kitesurfing places in the Red Sea. We will arrive in time for a before lunch session and we will be staying in Tawila for two nights, as this is one of the best kitesurfing spots both for beginners and advanced. In the evening, we will have a chance after dinner to learn how to fish calamari! We also have some video analysis of our kite session, to get ready for tomorrow session.
DAY 4 – All day kiting in Tawila, and more video analysis and sunset drinks. We sleep in Tawila again.
DAY 5 – We move early with the boat to Geisum, a beautiful wild island with a nice kite spot and the perfect place for an evening party on the beach! We will sleep in Geisum.
DAY 6 – It’s downwinder day! We will move in the early morning to Ashrafi, and from there we will do a 2h downwinder back to Geisum – we will start before breakfast, so get ready to wake up early! Then we will spend the whole day in Geisum and sleep there, so plenty of time for everyone to kite, even for the ones that are not ready for the downwinder.
DAY 7 – Last kiting day, we will head to the beach as early as possible, cause after lunch it is time to head back to the marina. We will have a last dinner on the boat and head to town to explore a little and enjoy the night life that Hurghada and El Gouna have to offer!
DAY 8 – Time to say goodbye. After breakfast, we will have to leave the boat, and according to each one travel plans, we will organise the transfers to the airport.
IMPORTANT: this is our program, but of course it really depends on the wind and on the wind forecast – according to those we will decide our best route day by day.
In case of no wind, we have planned some extra activities, like wakeboarding and snorkeling, but we expect wind, and while it is not guaranteed, is very probable. Also do not forget that in the middle of the Red Sea, the wind is generally stronger than at land, making the % of wind even higher.
When you are ready to join us, we will send you an invoice for a deposit of 300€ to reserve your spot on the boat. The rest can be paid cash on arrival or via bank transfer 2 weeks before departure.
No, we use diving tanks to pump our kites. You will be surprised to see how practical it is.
Yes and it works perfectly: the new Starlink system developed by SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk. Perfect connection in all Red Sea, reasonable costs, youtube videos, video calls: and don’t forget that we are more than 20 connected at the same time on the boat!
No, our team will pick you up at any time. Actually late at night flights are very practical, and most of our kiters arrive on the boat after midnight.
No – we will prepare and launch our kites right from the beach.
Yes – it is not uncommon to have on the boat full beginners and really advanced riders. The conditions are in fact great for both groups and flat water, shallow and deep waters when needed.
In most cases, you can simply have a visa on arrival at the airport in Egypt: it will cost 25$ or the equivalent in Euro. In the visa form it will be requested an address in Egypt: simply put the name of the boat and the address of the Marina in Hurghada.
It depends on the forecast. Egypt can have low windy days (10 knots) and very strong days (30 knots): we will check the forecast together a few days before departure to make sure you know what to expect in terms of wind.