AKB offers private and semiprivate kite lessons. All instructors are experienced IKO internationally certified instructors. Lessons are available in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Brand new equipment is provided by the school, including the use of radio communication.
Several options of guided downwind and kite tours are arranged depending on your level of riding and personal kite style preferences; downwinds through huge flat lagoons, out in the open sea, the calm waters of the Preguiças River as well as kiteboarding in the inland lagoons of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Every alternative includes land transportation and rescue.
AKB offers repair services, gear sale and rental, facilities for cleaning, drying and storing your equipments.
Atins is a small fishermen village located on the coast of Maranhão and surrounded by the dunes of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, the delta of the Preguiças river, a small creek, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Atins is the perfect kite destination for riders of all levels and ideal for beginners interested in taking lessons. It has epic kiteboarding conditions: constant cross-shore winds, endless flat waters and shallow warm waters. The wind season is between July and January during which the wind speed ranges from 15 to 30 knots.
There are no banks and cash machines in Atins. Shops do not accept credit cards and phone and internet connection is limited.
SÃO LUÍS - BARREIRINHAS
Minibus (4 hs – r$ 60): They pick you up from your house or the airport and take you straight to Barreirinhas. Fanttur +55 98 3236 1608 / 3082 3300 / 9976 8734 - Brtur +55 98 3236 6056 / 9114 5813 / 9903 071 firstname.lastname@example.org – Levatur +55 98 9969 4544
Bus (5 hs - r$ 40): From the bus station (rodoviária) in São Luís, located near the airport. Cisne Branco +55 98 4345 1233 / 3243 2847 www.cisnebrancoturismo.com.br
Taxi (4 hs): Private (r$ 250) or shared by up to 4 passengers (r$ 70). Taxi Cooperativa +55 98 3258 9239 / 3349 1511 www.coopcart.com.br
BARREIRINHAS - ATINS
Speedboat: Lovely ride throughout the Preguiças River. Straight ride (1 hr - r$ 60) or tour ride (4 hs – r$ 80) with stop-off points in Vassouras, Mandacarú and Caburé. Alternativa Trip Turismo +55 98 8865 0905 / 3349 1407
Public 4x4 Jeep (2 hs – r$25): Bumpy ride throughout inland sand tracks. Departure points and timetables are variable. Ask the local shops for information.
JERICOACOARA - ATINS
Private 4x4 Transport: Straight ride to Atins (7 hs – r$1200) or stopping in different points of the tourist corridor “Rota das Emocoes” (3 days - r$2000). Max 4 passengers. JeriMoon +55 88 8816 1611 / +55 85 9954 1938 jerimoontur@hotmail
Public Transport (2 days – r$ 150) Combination of buses, 4x4 jeeps and boat.An overnight stay most likely will need to be done either in Parnaiba, Tutoia or Paulino Neves. You can get up to Caburé and from there take a boat to Atins or go up to Barreirinhas and from there choose one of the different options to get to the Atins.