Private Boat Tour to Balos Beach from Chania
TRIP DURATION: Half Day/
ROUTE: Chania - Balos - Gramvousa - Menies -
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This 5-hour private boat tour to Balos Beach and Gramvousa Island departs from the historic Chania Old Port, providing a swift and immersive exploration of the most popular beaches in Northwestern Crete. Perfect for those seeking a condensed yet comprehensive experience, this maritime journey brings the allure of these iconic destinations within reach. Starting from Chania Old Port, the boat trip unfolds towards Gramvousa Island, revealing its Venetian castle and a sunken ship, echoing tales of its rich history. A one-hour anchor stop allows for refreshing swims or invigorating hikes to the island’s fort, adding an adventurous touch to your coastal exploration. The next destination is the famous Balos Lagoon, a natural wonder captivating with its sunlit shores and breathtaking views of the Cretan mountains. Bask in the sun and absorb the beauty of this unique landscape, creating moments of tranquility against the backdrop of the azure waters. As the boat charts its course back to Chania Old Port, the Spatha Cape coastline unfolds, showcasing private beaches, hidden caves, and the enchanting Thodorou Island. Revel in the scenic beauty and the sense of discovery along the way.
Offering flexibility, the tour provides morning and afternoon departure options, allowing you to choose the timeframe that best suits your preferences. This half-day adventure is tailored for those who want to explore Balos and Gramvousa without dedicating an entire day, making it an ideal choice for visitors staying in the proximity of Chania Old Port. Choose between an adventurous RIB or a luxurious cabin boat, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferred style.
Experience the beauty and history of Balos and Gramvousa on this condensed yet unforgettable 5-hour private boat trip, offering a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation along the captivating coastline of Crete. Book your half-day maritime journey now and SEAze the opportunity to discover these iconic destinations.
Free snorkeling supplies (upon request), drinks, and snacks.
Suggested starting times: 8.30 – 9.30 a.m. or 14.30 -15.30 p.m.
Chania: departure time: 9.00
Balos: arrival time: 10.20, stop: 70′Sightseeings:5'Balos Lagoon
Gramvousa: arrival time: 11.35, stop: 70′Sightseeings:35'Gramvousa ShipwreckGramvousa Fortress
Menies: arrival time: 13.20, pass bySightseeings:25'Rodopou Peninsula Coastline and caves
Theodorou Island: arrival time: 13.45, pass by
Chania: return time: 14.00
*The schedule may change depending on weather conditions and your specific needs.
* As we customize your trip to your needs, you can choose how to spend your time on this beautiful Island or build your itinerary with us!
- Duration: 5 hours
- Travel Distance: 61 nm
- Start time: 8:30 – 9:00 or 15.00 -15.30
- Languages: Greek – English
- Number of travelers: 1-9 (per boat)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
DEPARTURE & RETURN LOCATION
The boat departs and returns to the exact location in Chania Old Port: SEAze The Day
WHAT IS OFFERED ON BOARD
- Traditional Cretan Snacks
- Soft drinks, water, beers
- Use of Snorkeling equipment (upon request)
WHAT YOU CAN REQUEST
- Traditional Cretan Meal or Barbeque on board (fish – meat)
- Fishing Equipment and fishing guide
- Drone, GoPro, Photographer
- Special Requests (boat relocation, tour extension)
The price of this 5 hours private boat tour to Balos and Gramvousa from the Port of Chania starts from 980 euros and goes up to 1350 euros per group (1-9 persons)
The price depends on boat size, the number of people in your private group, and the selected extras.
You can check our prices by clicking the “book now” button or just request a quote via email, WhatsApp, or phone.
If your group is larger than our maximum boat capacity we can arrange for a second boat to accommodate your group . The boats sail together and tie together so the group does not split . While we are docked you can go from one boat to the other . Ask us about the alternative options .
Approximately 1h and 20 minutes on an average cruising speed of 22-24 knots.
According to Greek port authority regulations , the boat can anchor 50-60 metres away from Balos beach . It is not allowed to go closer due to swimmers in the area . The water is shallow (1.5-2m) and you can easily swim to the beach. If you don’t want to get wet you can ask our friendly skipper to take you to the dock . From there you will have to walk to the beach.
Approximately 20 minutes. Remember to wear proper shoes and also take some water with you.
Approximately 1 hour. If you are not interested in climbing up to the fortress, you can stay on the boat, relax and sunbathe , or go to the beach and explore the island. Otherwise you can snorkel at the famous Gramvousa’s shipwreck.
Depending on how much time you have spent visiting Balos and Gramvousa by boat, your friendly guide will show you around the amazing landscape of the Rodopou peninsula with its private beaches and caves.
On this half-day private boat tour to Balos beach from Chania, you sightsee* the rest of the landscape without making any other stops.
*Those who choose our evening tour can enjoy the amazing sunset with a final small stop in Thodorou or Lazareta isle.
Between June 15 and September 10 bring your Beachwear, Towels, Sunscreen Hat,Hiking shoes (if you want to visit the fortress of Gramvousa). If you book a trip earlier than June 15th don’t forget to bring a wind-jacket. The average (low-high) temperature in the Summer (June – August) in Crete is 20-33 degrees and usually without clouds.
For the months April, May, June (1st half), September (second half), and October, the average temperature may vary between 18-28 degrees. Bring a long sleeved shirt or a wind -jacket in case of cloudy weather, rain or late return to the Port.
If the boat is available, you can ask your friendly skipper to extend your boat tour at an additional cost.
All pets are allowed on board under your supervision.
- In the chance of inconvenient weather conditions, there will be the following options:
- SEAze The Day will postpone the date.
- Change the departure and return point accordingly upon arrangement with the guest.
- If none of the two options above are feasible for the client, SEAze The Day shall refund the deposit amount.
- In the event of cancellation more than 10 days before the date of the boat trip, the guest shall receive the 50% of the deposit.
- In the event of notifying us about the cancellation less than 10 days before the date of the boat trip, SEAze The Day shall keep the entire deposit.
We require a 20% deposit for a booking . The remaining balance is paid upon arrival at the port before departing with the boat.
You can book through our online booking system , through email or whats app message or call us directly for a reservation.
All our boats have portable fire extinguishers, first aid kit, flares, floating anchor, spare boat engine or two main engines, depth sounder and geodetic tracking system (gps tracker). Also, our staff is highly trained in emergency situations following a specific safety protocol.
There are no health restrictions but please notify us if you have children under the age of 4, if you have a pregnant person in your group, if you have any kind of allergies or a person with disabilities.
- Rigid Inflatable boats, length: 6-7 m, capacity:1-4 travelers, open deck
- Rigid inflatable boats, length: 10-11m, capacity: 1-9 travelers, open deck
- Luxury Cabin RIBs, length: 10-11 m, capacity:1-7 travelers*, cabin,wc
*max capacity:9 travelers (upon request)