Water activity

Chania: Stand-Up Paddleboard Small Group Tour

Activity provider: SUPinCrete
Water activity

Chania: Stand-Up Paddleboard Small Group Tour

Activity provider: SUPinCrete

From US$ 70 per person

Explore west Crete on a stand-up paddleboard trip around the crystal-clear, turquoise waters of Chania. Swim, challenge your balance on the board, get playful, and discover picture-perfect spots.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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English, French
Pickup included
The exact meeting point and pick up time are defined in the confirmation mail you receive within 24hrs after you have made your reservation. Pick-up possible from your hotel or nearby point in Chania, Makris Toixos, Daratso, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolimvari, Kalives and Almirida.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Gaze at the breathtaking coastline scenery of Chania's northwest
  • Make your way along the striking Marathi Bay on a fun paddleboard
  • Become a part of our aquatic world and see beautiful Caretta Caretta turtles
  • Enjoy a natural spa with white clay right off the argile rocks
  • Dive into the pristine waters of the Greek sea for a refreshing swim
Full description

Navigate Marathi and Loutraki’s calm waters on the northwest side of Chania. Get up on your paddle board and follow your guide to breathtaking coastal locations. Admire incredible rock formations, and enjoy the chance to swim in the refreshing crystal-clear water.

Suitable for anyone above the age of 15 years old, in this tour we teach the basic paddling techniques, how to turn, stop and stand up until our guests grow confident on their boards, while for the connoisseurs of SUP, we offer tips and tricks to advance their skills! We then start our aquatic adventure within our small, wind-shielded bay, colouring our guests’ time with us, with the most vivid Greek blue. This guided tour takes a route along the scenic waterfront of Marathi Bay, giving you 360° views of imposing rock formations, inviting you to dive into the transparent, bright sea and teach you all about the fascinating yet fragile Mediterranean ecosystem. We often spot sea turtles, and we always see a variety of sea urchins, native as well as invasive fish. In this 2 hours venture, full of surprise elements, you will have ample time to swim, sunbathe, talk, make new friends, take pictures and videos and just relax under the Cretan sun! It is so easy! Let this innovative, fun and playful tour be the highlight of your vacations!

  • Guide and stand-up paddleboard instructor
  • Stand-up paddleboard gear (board, paddle, leash and life vest)
  • Rash-guards
  • Free GoPro short video and pictures
  • Small healthy energy bar
  • Bottles of water
  • Liability insurance and local taxes
  • Free transfer from the Chania region
  • Hotel and cruise ship port pickup & drop-off
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    • Non-swimmers
    • Visually impaired people

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Biodegradable sunscreen

    Know before you go

    •  This activity is ideal tour for families with children of 15 years old and more, groups of friends and couples
    • While previous paddleboard experience is not necessary, participants should know how to swim
    •  Dress according to the weather. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and can tolerate getting wet. A hat/cap and sunscreen are recommended on sunny days. A change of clothes, that will be kept out of the water during the tour, is also recommended
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 188 reviews

    Review summary

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    This was a very special experience and a real addition to the holiday. Nice people who inform you well and receive you at the agreed place. During the tour there were two supervisors, first a good explanation was given, then we went supping, during the tour time to stop and have a drink where beautiful pictures were taken, continue with the tour and finally we encountered two beautiful turtles that are also beautifully captured. After the tour there was time to shower and we concluded with a snack.

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    August 23, 2022

    It's great for the beginners, even for those who can't swim! My friend was afraid of deep water and the guide was extremely kind and he helped to overcome the fear of water and enjoy the swim and the diving from the rocks :) We were also amazed at the driver who picked us up and dropped us back at the hotel. He was so kind to take us in the best spot to see the most beautiful view of the Souda bay and he was explaining a lot of interesting things about the farmers in the area and even gave us to try some of the organic produce that was really delicious! We were all very happy!

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    August 16, 2022

    Great fun! Pick up was near our apartment and on time. Stefanos and Julien were super friendly and great instructors. All the equipment was in good condition. The bay where the paddle-boarding takes place is beautiful and the water – like most of Crete – was clean and clear. Offered a snack at the end and photos taken on a gopro on the trip were sent over email the same day. Would recommend!

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    July 21, 2022

    Product ID: 142467