Spatha Peninsula Amygdalia and St Pavlos Bay Boat Trip
Spatha Peninsula Amygdalia and St Pavlos Bay Boat Trip
Join the extraordinary Captain Yiorgis on a unique and authentic day trip on his 9M boat for an enchanting journey from Kissamos harbour to the NATURA zone of Spatha Peninsula's Bay of Amygdalia.
Visiting Places: Bay of Amygdalia and St Palvos Bay, Chania - Crete
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
** Trip available on private and semi-private basis **
WHY WE LOVE IT
A boat trip even for those windy summer days, this fun, off-the-beaten path cruise in Chania prefecture will keep you away from the crowds in the busy summer months; a boat trip available as private or on a semi-private basis shared with other willing guests, in a wonderful, secluded beach without compromises in scenery, quality of the turquoise waters, comfort nor hospitality. Captain Yiorgis' passion for life and love for his homeland, Crete, make this full-day day cruise one of the best things to do in Crete, guaranteed!
*** 15% prepayment required to secure your spot, the remaining balance payable cash to the captain on the activity date, after suitable weather conditions have been confirmed ***
Spend a memorable day with Captain Yiorgis, the reincarnation of 'Zorba the Greek'; an extraordinary, unique personality who has made this kind of trip a way of life. Captain Yiorgis is an original Cretan figure with all the qualities a visitor might expect to find from a host. His generosity, hearty smile, friendliness and helpfulness are just a few of his characteristics. He will make you feel really comfortable and also may give a sense of luxury to your trip to make it even more special.
Available either on a private or semi-private basis, this boat trips departs in the morning from Ravdoucha port (Kissamos) with the captain's 9 meter boat, heading to the secluded beach of Amygdalia, accessible only by sea. The bay has crystal turquoise waters and is perfect for snorkelling as it is full of sea life, ideal also for exploration via canoe kayak or puddle-surfing. Goats will be climbing down from the mountain in a herd, close to 'base' which is located at the beach of Amygdalia, where your captain has created a beautiful set up of umbrellas and sun-beds for you to relax. Very close to the beach, you can also visit the 1000 year old Saint Nikolas church, which is located inside a beautiful cave.
Meantime, your host will cook local food at a traditional wood oven, right before your eyes and will be serving you lunch right on the beach! He will treat you with a variety of Cretan and Greek dishes, to be enjoyed either on board or on the beach. Throughout the day you will be offered delicious, traditional Cretan snacks and nibbles, fresh seasonal fruit and ample chilled wine, water, local raki or honey raki to seal this day with the best of what the Cretan hospitality has to offer.
As you will keep on enjoying your trip, you will also go close to Saint Pavlos Beach at a different small bay, on the top of which a small Byzantine monastery named Saint Pavlos (over a 1000 years old and also accessible) is located.
Just before sunset, your host will treat you with traditional Greek desserts and -of course- more wine and raki! After sunset, you will embark onboard for your return to Ravdoucha.
This boat trip is available as a private experience or can be shared with other willing guests at a more accessible price, splitting the cost [in case of 2 couples the price is €375 per couple]
- Warm, local hospitality
- Private beach with sun-beds and umbrellas
- Accessible pricing in semi-private boat trips
- Delicious culinary experience of authentic Cretan Greek food
Dates | Start Time: Daily (weather permitting) | 8:45am (meet up) - 9:15/9:30 (departure) or upon arrangement.
Duration: Approx. 12 hours (return around sunset)
Meeting Point: Ravdoucha, Chania Prefecture
Group Size: Semi-private or private groups of min. 2 - max 6 passengers.
Pace: Suitable for adults and children
Spoken Language: English and Greek
Included: Boat trip, food, wine, soft drinks, water, sun-beds, umbrellas, any port dues/municipality charges. Slow cooked lunch in wood-oven included in the price for parties of min. 3 adults. For smaller parties of 1 or 2 persons, there is an additional charge of €50 for this offering; other local Cretan delicacies and snacks are already included in the price.
Excluded: Transfers to/from the Meeting Point and anything else not mentioned as Included.
Note: 15% prepayment required to secure your spot, the remaining balance payable cash on the activity date to the captain, once suitable weather conditions have been confirmed. Trip is available weather permitting; alternative route may be proposed depending on weather. | What to bring with you: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat, camera | According to law, you will need to provide full names of all passengers as per passports | The boat is fully licensed & insured for your safety.
Young Travellers: Children under 12 years old join for free. For children older than 12 years a discount may apply depending on the season. Request your discount code here.
- Remaining balance of the total Activity Fee payable cash on the activity date
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