Private Boat Tour to Balos Beach from Chania – Half Day

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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.




  • 1

    Chania: departure time: 9.00

  • 2

    Balos: arrival time: 10.20, stop: 70′

    Balos Lagoon
  • 3

    Gramvousa: arrival time: 11.35, stop: 70′

    Gramvousa Shipwreck
    Gramvousa Fortress
  • 4

    Menies: arrival time: 13.20, pass by

    Rodopou Peninsula Coastline and caves
  • 5

    Theodorou Island: arrival time: 13.45, pass by

  • 1

    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!

Chania 35.51928702043179, 24.02310915889569 1
Balos 35.57959632817411, 23.58865100797632 2
Gramvousa 35.61210584871501, 23.580432317488444 3
Menies 35.66502583513729, 23.767792505472233 4
Theodorou Island 35.537865918405146, 23.931334028146424 5



  • 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)


  • Boat
  • Fuel
  • Skipper


The boat departs and returns to the exact location in Chania Old Port: SEAze The Day


  • Traditional Cretan Snacks
  • Soft drinks, water, beers
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment (upon 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.

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