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From Souda Port of Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Meal

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: JKR Sound Expeditions

From Souda Port of Chania: Private Sailing Cruise with Meal

Activity provider: JKR Sound Expeditions

From US$ 762.42 per group up to 3

Enjoy a day full of sailing and swimming, and lunch on Cretan cuisine. Feel the sea spray on your face, ride the waves of the Mediterranean and anchor in a secluded bay to swim and snorkel.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Greek, Spanish
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  • Enjoy the best the sea of Crete has to offer
  • Sail away from the safe harbor and catch the trade winds in your sails
  • Lunch on Cretan/Spartan cuisine made fresh from local ingredients
  • Swim or snorkel in turquoise waters
Full description
At 9:30 AM sail east out of the bay past the Souda Fortress on a small uninhabited island. If the winds are favorable stop to take a dip or some photos at the pebbled beach of the scenic white chapel of Agiannis. Follow the coast on the wind and marvel at views of the Ottoman fort high up on the hills and the fort of the Idjedin prison just below it. Continue past the seaside villages of Kalyves and Almyrida, around the Isle of Karga before reaching the lighthouse on the peninsula of Drapano. Again, if the gods of the winds are with you the boat will anchor in a tiny, secret cove for another quick swim. The wind will dictate if the boat sails northeast to a very small cove with beautiful sandy waters or otherwise northwest around another small island to a beautiful lagoon. Either way, the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) will be in view, serving as the backdrop to the cruise. After dropping anchor, enjoy a swim or snorkel and play in crystal clear turquoise waters while a freshly cooked Cretan/Spartan lunch is prepared with Greek specialties such as local pasta, sautéed vegetables, fresh salad, mama’s olives, goat cheese and fresh bread with wine and beer to wash it down and a dessert of fresh yogurt and sweet fruit.  Following a relaxing meal sail back to the port as the sun starts to set, arriving back by around 5:30 PM. Even if you’ve never sailed before have a go at taking control of the boat with expert supervision for a roughly 30 nautical mile trip.
  • Cruise with an experienced skipper
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Sail in Chania. Ellis st. Souda, Chania, Crete, Chania 732 00, Greece

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Shoes indoors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Nikos (aka Nick) was a great captain and chef. He was patient with our children, taught us all a bit of sailing, and took us to beautiful spots. His fill in first mate Svetlana was also very kind. Do not hesitate to book this experience, much better than than the mass market boats that cram on as many people as possible. You will have a great day with Nick as your captain.

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July 29, 2022

Very nice day of sailing with Nikos and his son Alex. Everyone was able to try their hand at sailing and some maneuvering. The coast is very beautiful and Nikos willingly shares the local history. The meal was homemade with local products, our 2 teenagers devoured everything. A special favorite with the mia balls.

July 21, 2020

The day before our trip Nikos contacted me to warn us about the weather and ask if we could reschedule for the following day. Because we were leaving Crete the day after the day we scheduled for sailing I could not change the date. Needless to say, there were waves that were a little bit higher then what would be an enjoyable trip for us. These waves were very manageable for the crew but some of us were feeling seasick. We had to adjust the trip accordingly. Even though our stomachs weren’t feeling the best, the lunch on the boat was very good. I recommend this sailing trip. We were disappointed though that there weren’t more fish to see for the snorkeling portion. Of course that’s not the fault of the crew.

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August 2, 2019

Product ID: 225360