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> Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions lessons

  • Lessons will be cancelled with wind conditions < 2 bft and > 6 bft ;
  • Groups with 1 instructor have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 students; (sometimes more but then with an extra asssitant)
  • The courses are normally held in English, but on request we can also teach in Dutch, German or French (when available)
  • In case of groups smaller than 2 students, lessons will be 6 hours instead of 9 hours;
  • The time for lessons are rounded up by 15 minutes;
  • In case there is a half hour left due to bad weather conditions the full lesson will be charged;
  • Lessons cancelled by students, when weather conditions are good, will be charged at 50 %.

General Terms & Conditions

  • All courses are booked for the specified dates and are non-transferable.
  • No course booking is confirmed before payment, or reservation fee is received. The student may change the booking at any time up to 15 days prior to the course start date by sending an email and changing the date of the course.
  • With cancelling we do not refund the paid deposit.
  • Students should be punctual and available at each start of a session. Those who do not attend the sessions booked in for, will lose those sessions and this is non-refundable. Note that non-attendance of any part or parts of the course may render the next scheduled-in session unable to be carried out due to missed teaching of knowledge / skills. This will also be non-refundable. An opportunity may be provided to join missed sessions at the next available course, but this is provided there will be no disruption of this next available course and is at the absolute discretion of Kite Centre Zanzibar whose decision shall be final.
  • Kite Centre Zanzibar will provide tuition and all the equipment required for the student to undertake the course. 
  • The student must accept that all courses are weather dependent and that this may adversely affect your course. If in the judgement of Kite Centre Zanzibar a course is unable to start due to the weather conditions, or because safety could be compromised for any reason, students will be offered a credit in respect of any days owed to them by Kite Centre Zanzibar. 
  • It is then the responsibility of the student to contact Kite Centre Zanzibar within 3 months to re-arrange its booking. Or choose a 50% refund of the remaining, not used time.
  • The online paid reservation deposit is not refundable
  • We prefer you to pay cash in Euro, Dollars and Tshilling or use your creditcard (+5%). NOTE: There a no ATM’s, only in Stonetown!!  
  • After you have reached a certain level a card of competence will be provided (+10€)  

Terms and conditions rental

  • Before rental is confirmed, the renter must prove the level of competence, with strong doubt the renter has to take a refreshing course or short rental Check.
  • Reservations have priority of walk-inn guests;
  • A guest can not claim or make a reservation for a specific size or type board or kite, first in has first choice.
  • Renting a waveboard or 14+ kite is only possible after judgement of the Kite centre.
  • In case of no wind, reserved rental days will be refunded 50 %;
  • Reserved rental days can be spread over a longer period, but has to be specified up front.
  • The online paid reservation deposit is not refundable 

Insurance policy Kite Zanzibar

  • Breakage due to normal use is covered.
  • Always follow instructions from kite centre staff
  • Make yourself know in the area, the hazards, the seaweed farms, kite area, walking paths / escape routes to the second lagoon.

Not covered (also with insurance):

  • Kite surfing on the reef;
  • Learning new tricks like handle passes/kite loop;
  • Breakage due diligence;
  • Kite surfing with low tide around or on the seaweed farms
  • Rental material has to be used at the spot in front of kite centre Zanzibar. It can only be taken to other spots with consent of the kite centre.

Pricelist when no insurance

Lost kite 100% of retail price
Broken kite (complete rip) 50% of retail price
Broken kite (cut, hole) small 10% of retail price
Broken kute (cut, hole) big 20% of retail price
Broken line € 50,-
Lost fin € 20,-
Lost / completely broken board € 500,-
Damaged board twintip € 75,-
Damaged board waveboard € 100,-
Damaged / broken footpads € 50,-
Lost bar € 300,-
Damaged / broken bar € 100,-


  • In case of problems we first try to helpout by sending instructor(s) by kite
  • In emercengies a boat will be send (only with high enough water and inside the reef)
  • With strong winds / storms we put out an orange flag, this means you have to come back
  • Rescue is only possible inside the reef and in front of the Kite Centre
  • You have to stay on the right side of the kite centre( if looking to the water) to stay visable for us.
  • Note: we are not watching you constantly for a 100%, so make yourself visable and keep your kite inflated.