Water activity

From Kissamos Port: Balos and Gramvousa Private RIB Cruise

4.9 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: SEAze the Day

From Kissamos Port: Balos and Gramvousa Private RIB Cruise

Activity provider: SEAze the Day

From US$ 676.44 per group up to 5

Take a private RIB vessel to the famous beach of Balos, and then to historic Gramvousa with the medieval fortress. Enjoy fast and safe transfer and free time to swim, sunbathe or hike.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the famous Balos beach and the Fortress of Gramvousa Island
  • Snorkel around wrecks in crystal clear waters
  • Ride the waves safely with an experienced skipper
Full description
Book a private rigid inflatable boat (RIB) vessel and an experienced skipper to explore the western parts of Crete with your family or friends. Departing from Kissamos Port, board your boat and ride the waves to the famous Balos Lagoon and to the historic Gamvousa Island. The skipper will take you on an adventurous or relaxed ride (according to your preferences) and provide drinks and snacks on the way.   At your first stop, Balos, you’ll anchor and explore the area’s white sand beaches and vivid turquoise waters for 1.5 hours. You’ll then head to Gramvousa, an island with a medieval fortress at the top of the hill. There, you can sunbathe, snorkel, and swim for another 1.5 hours before returning to Kissamos.
  • Skipper and boat
  • Soft drinks and beer
  • Snorkeling equipment (if requested)
  • Fuel
  • Hotel pickup
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Meet your skipper at SEAze The Day, located at the port of Kastelli in Kissamos.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • The port of Kissamos has free parking if you come by car. There are also daily buses running from Chania city.
  • In case of bad weather, the cruise will be either rescheduled or fully refunded.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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Very nice walk to the island of Gramvousa. The climb up to the fortress is a bit steep but the view is beautiful and then swimming in the turquoise waters is pure pleasure. Balos beach is also very beautiful, a pity that it is taken by storm by all the tourists. A beautiful morning with a skipper at our entire disposal, and a sporting feedback on the waves. Only downside, the meeting place was not the one announced, fortunately thanks to the kindness of a fisherman we were able to find our boat.

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September 13, 2021

Incredible cruise Despite the world in Balos it really is a beautiful beach with turquoise water The captain also dropped us off on a small beach where the white sand and turquoise water mixed Even if it's a budget it's really an unforgettable experience

July 13, 2022

Wonderful experience. Would do it again.

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 372915