Cruising Area of Madrigal V
Madrigal V Description
It´s a pleasure to provide you information about our adventure charters in The Bahamas.
Kitesurfing in The Bahamas it´s a unique experience; with 700 islands and only 25 are inhabited, offering endless wild islands, white sand bars, off-shore flat water beaches, downwinders and much more.
Join us and find the best kitesurfing spots and adventure onboard our luxury catamaran. Enjoy paddle boarding, swim with turtles, dolphins, manta rays and even swimming pigs! You can go fishing, find swells for surfing and sail between the magnificent islands, the options are endless!
Lagoon 450 Madrigal V accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 queen size bed ensuite cabins.
In each cabin: A/C with individual control and plugs.
In each bathroom: bath towels and hand towels.
Madrigal V Crew Profile
Come Join us in the Bahamas
The land of turquoise waters and constant tradewinds, Aritz has been exploring and finding hidden gems around The Bahamas. Bahamas is much more than Paradise Island. Our charters visit exclusive and deserted islands away from tourists, explore the grotto that James Bond was filmed in, visit a bay to swim with turtles, and beach comb on some of the longest sand bars. We fish in the deep waters and serve fresh tuna in our Poke bowls for lunch and Mahi Mahi for dinner. Explore the hiddens beaches and go snorkeling, swim with the pigs, dive and search for sunken airplanes and try your hand at kitesurfing. With Madrigal, you are in for an adventure of a lifetime!
Captain, Aritz Belategi
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. It started with a trip to the Philippines to kite surf but he stayed to build a boat and spent 8 months exploring the island. He then ventured around the globe, exploring and searching for best kitesurfing destinations in 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.
Artiz returned to Spain to get his Captain´s License and now has over 10,000 miles under his belt. With 8 Atlantic crossings, 5 as Captain, you could say he loves to sail. He has spent three charter seasons in Greece and three in The Bahamas. Sailing between islands, cays, and secret beaches brings an exclusivity of sailing and exploring to new cultures, that brings him joy. Evenmore so, is his ability to share his love of adventure and sailing with people. He is known as the Captain who will always raise the sails, provide locals insights and help with recommendations and bookings for restaurants. His charismatic personality and energy is addictive, he will have you laughing all day.
Chef/Stewardess Lauren McCullagh
Lauren was raised in Canada- the land of the great outdoors. She grew up loving the water- lifeguarding, wakeboarding, boating and living at her summer house on the lake. After living in NYC and working in digital health strategies, she returned to her passion of working in the outdoors. Lauren is an avid kitesurfer, surfer and sailor. She just completed her first Atlantic crossing!
For the past three years, she has been working as a hostess, crew hand and chef on yachts in both the Bahamas and Greece. Lauren is currently working on a passion project and building an app to help people travel like a local. Stay tuned!
Before working in healthcare, Lauren spent over 8 years working in hospitality both in restaurants and hotels. She is inspired by local ingredients and healthy dishes that focus on fresh and bright flavors. As a kitesurfer, she makes sure our guests have protein packed shakes and vibrant salads and lemon fresh fish to fuel your adventures! Fresh bread for breakfast, picnics on the beach, tapas at happy hour, and 3-course dinners to finish your perfect day on the water.
Deckhand- Javier Sanchez
Javier is a triple threat- sailor, surfing instructor and filmmaker. As a deckhand on KBC, he helps the captain with raising the sails, maneuvers, safety and fishing for tuna and mahi mahi and lobster, if you are lucky! He will help navigate you through the best corals and escort you on the dinghy to the beach.
For those who want to brush up on their kitesurfing skills or learn new tricks, Javier will coach your through perfecting your moves. He is an IKO instructor and has taught kiting and surfing in Tarifa for the past 6 years. Whether you are a beginner and just learning how to fly the kite or a more advanced kiters trying to perfect a landing on a jump, Javier will give you pointers during your session.
Javier is also an established filmmaker. Creating marketing materials for Spanish tourism boards, surf magazines and sports brands, Javier has been creating trip videos for clients. He compiles all the activities from your trip for you to post on Instagram or use as your next screen saver!
Lauren and Aritz
A joint love for kitesurfing was the fate that brought them together. After sailing to Union Island in the Grenadines for a kiting vacation, Lauren met Artiz on “Happy Island”, a small island made of conch shells and inseparable since. They continue to chase small exotic islands, sailing around the world. They have worked as crew for three years in the Dodeconese and Aegean Sea, in Spain and in the Bahamas. But their best adventure, and test of their relationship, was sailing across the Atlantic during COVID this year. :)
This team is here to provide you with an unforgettable trip and memorable experience. Each charter is an unique experience and customized itineraries, menus and activities to our guests requests.
Madrigal V CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Madrigal V Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Apr 11, 2021||Apr 17, 2021||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Apr 18, 2021||Dec 03, 2021||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
Madrigal V Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $14,000
High price: $14,500
|Season||2-4 Pax||5-6 Pax|
Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Madrigal V Guest Reviews
Crew Friendliness - 5 out of 5
Crew Knowledge - 5 out of 5
Quality of Service - 5 out of 5
Professionalism of Crew - 5 out of 5
On-board Cuisine - 5 out of 5
Destination/Location - 5 out of 5
Watersports - 5 out of 5
Overall Satisfaction - 5 out of 5
What was the highlight of your yacht charter vacation? Most relaxing vacation ever!
“It was such a relaxing vacation. Everything went very smoothly. The highlight for us that we were able to do Kite Surfing.”
Graham and I had a fantastic kiteboarding trip to the Bahamas! We had good winds every day and kited until we dropped. Aritzi, Captain of Kiteboard Cruises, and Ashlyn, our chef, really out did themselves. Aritz put us into kite spots that are off the radar. We could look 360º and maybe see one boat. Ashlyn put together Michelin rated menus and dishes.
We will be back!
Just finished a one week charter with Aritz, our skipper! Had great fun week with my family that I will never forget. Aritz is very friendly and an experienced skipper who took us to some amazing places.
Thank you and hope to charter again soon!