Sailing Trip to Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon

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Sailing Trip to Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon

from 125.00

Escape the crowds and visit Gramvousa island and beautiful Balos lagoon on a quality sailing yacht with a warm host.

Visiting Places: Gramvousa island, Balos lagoon.
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Customer Reviews

"Our sailing trip to Gramvousa and Balos completely exceeded all our expectations. Our hosts Vasili and Ariadne supplied us with incredibly delicious local food and drinks, and were such a pleasure to spend the day with. We hope to come back in a year or two for another sailing trip with them. We would absolutely recommend this crew and company to anyone! Thank you for giving us such an amazing memory to go home with." * Christina C. - FL, USA

WHY WE LOVE IT

A fantastic day of sailing to Gramvousa historic island and magnificent Balos lagoon, away from the crowds! 

Activity Description

A sailing trip on the northeast coast of the island, where participants will enjoy a totally private or semi-private (small group) excursion. The 36-foot-long sailboat will take you from the Port of Kissamos to the deserted island of Gramvousa and then to the Balos lagoon. The yacht sails at 11am. During the trip all participants will be able to test their navigation capabilities or even do some fishing. Depending on the weather conditions, the cruise lasts approximately one and a half hours each way. Once at the destination, you can do some snorkeling, explore nature, go for a walk or just simply relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. During the day, you will be offered home-made savoury snacks (mezedes). After a day full of sun, sea and the impressive island of Gramvousa and Balos, your skipper will sail you back to the starting port; on the way back you can enjoy a soft drink or a beer.

Special Features

  • Escape the crowds

  • Quality yacht and exceptional host

  • Ideal for groups of friends and families.

  • Complementary soft drinks, local wine & beer

  • Complementary home made meal and traditional snacks from home-made, locally sourced ingredients

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily upon request , weather-permitting. Booking required at least 2 days in advance. | 11 AM (departure)

Duration: 10 hours (approx) - return to Kasteli port by 7 PM

Meeting Point: Kissamos port

Group Size: Max 8 passengers. This activity runs for shared groups of max 8 passengers OR as a private cruise

Pace: Easy (depending on weather)

Spoken Language: English, Greek, Spanish

Included: Skipper, all taxes and dues, snorkelling equipment, lifejacket, traditional Cretan lunch including a home made meal, salad, a variety of local 'meze' snacks, home made goat cheese, juices, local wine and beer.

Excluded: Other food and drinks not mentioned as included, towels, sunscreen and hats, jackets, gratuities (optional). Transfers from/to Chania at extra charge. Transfers from/to other locations of Crete (Rethymno, Heraklion etc) upon request.

Note: Bookings at least 2 days in advance are necessary. According to port authority and local regulations, guests are required to provide their details (name and passport number) before the cruise. Guests should bring their own towels and any personal items necessary for this boat trip, including sunscreen and jacket in case of wind/cold. Trip is suitable for persons that are comfortable on a sailing yacht. 

Young Travelers: Trip is suitable for children comfortable at sea and a sailing boat.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours in advance. 50% cancellation fee for cancellations performed less than 24 hours in advance; no refund thereafter. Full refund in case of cancellation due to bad/inappropriate weather conditions.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)

  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity

  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion.


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