Fishing Trips in Chania and Kissamos with the locals in Crete

Fishing Trips in Chania and Kissamos with the locals in Crete

When you come to Chania or Kissamos for your vacations in Greece, there are a lot of things to do. Most of them involve the sea since Crete is a very big island with a vast variety of marine life. At SEAze the Day we offer unique experiences at sea, such as private fishing trips with local fishermen of Crete.

A huge golden grouper caught with the technique of slow jigging in Crete


Meet our local fishermen

Our friendly fishermen are Panagiotis, Minos and Giannis. They are all experienced fishermen that will show you the ropes with ways of holding the rod and also teach you different techniques for fishing different kinds of fish.

Minos is well known as one of the best fishermen in Crete. If you want to learn about different techniques and have the chance to catch the fish of your dream, Minos is your man.

On the other hand Panos is a very experienced spearfisherman. He is also a free-dive instructor and knows the best fishing spots in the area. Together with Minos as captains and guides, you can combine a fishing trip with a spearfishing experience on a full day fishing charter.

Giannis  is a local proffessional fisherman that will show you around the area of Kissamos bay, Balos and Gramvousa. Fish with different techniques, such as jigging,spinning or deap bottom fishing for big groupers and snappers.

Panos on a spearfishing trip in Crete with a big dentex and a golden grouper


Where to fish  in Crete

IF you stay near Chania. you can book a fishing trip from Chania, Marathi or Kolymbari with Minos and Panos. Depending on the weather conditions, the season and your desires, we will arrange the perfect fishing charter for you. Chania Bay, Rodopou peninsula, Akrotiri and hidden reefs are some of the fishing spots that you will fish.

If you stay near Kasteli, you can start your fishing charter from Kissamos Port together with captain Giannis. You can either fish in Kissamos bay, or visit the area near Balos and Gramvousa. These areas are the best fishing spots in Crete. Some of the species that you can find are, dentex, big dusky groupers, golden groupers and amberjacks.

Fishing trip in Chania Region

two huge white groupers caught by Minos with live bait in Chania Region


What to expect on a private fishing charter with SEAze The Day

Either you choose to go to Marathi, Kolimbari, Chania, Kissamos or Ierapetra you can always choose what you want to do.

A typical fishing trip may look like the following:

You meet one of our fishermen at the ports assigned to you in advance, according to weather conditions and fishing spots.

-Depending on what you want to catch we can show you THE best fishing spots that have specific fish underneath.

-We will even show you how to read the sonar of the boat to understand the marine life underneath.

-After boarding the boat, we will provide you with all the gear needed for fishing (rods, live baits, silicon baits). “Get ready to get your hands dirty if you want to go fishing with live bait, because you are definitely going to touch our squishy, flexible little friends; the worms”.

If you want to catch bigger fish, you need to harm yourself with extra patience. Fishing requires patience. Most of all, a fishing trip harnesses you with a meditative state of tranquillity. Out there, it’s only you and the sea.

-However, if you happen to catch your big fish, then you can take it with you and bring it to a restaurant, or  else we can cook it on board (upon request) for you.

Fishing charters Chania

A red snapper caught with the technique of slow jigging


No matter how the day goes, you will definitely have learnt a lot from your fishing trips.

If you liked this article you can also read about the organization of a fishing/spearfishing experience to Antikithera.

If you are interested in such a unique experience, book your fishing trip here.