• Region: Rethymno
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, nature, marine, romantic
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: private cruise
  • Places visited: Balos Bay, Gramvousa Island

Visit the most popular destination of Crete in private and enjoy the famous lagoon from parts not accessible by crowds. Balos Beach is the main destination of this cruise. Balos is one of the most unique beaches in Greece and in the world, as well. It is a protected natural area, a tropical lagoon with white and pink sand and seashells! The shallow blue waters are crystal clear and warm, making your swim a heavenly experience. Gramvousa island: Close to Balos, this small uninhabited island, which used to be a hide-out for pirates, offers a beautiful beach and snorkeling area, along with a chance for a visit to the remnants of a Venetian settlement located at the top of the island.

YACHT OPTIONS:

  • Alfamarine 58 (up to 10 pax.)
  • Dufin (up to 10 pax.)
  • Axopar 37 (up to 7 pax.)
  • Sea Ray Weekender 215 (up to 4 pax.)

Tour highlights:

  • Take advantage of once in a lifetime experience
  • Dive deep down the crystal clear water of Balos Lagoon
  • Explore the fortress of Gramvousa Pirate island
  • Swim on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

How to prepare:

  • Beach clothes & dry clothes to change
  • Flip flops
  • Warm clothes (sometimes the sea breeze feels chilly)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun protection – sunglasses, sun hats, high SPF sun cream

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

*In an unfortunate case of prohibition of sails by Port Authorities, we try for rescheduling. If rescheduling is not possible either on our part or on our guests’ part, the prepaid amount is fully refunded.

9-10 AM:

Departure from the old port of Chania.

The famous lagoon and beach of Balos, voted again this year as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world, will be our first stop and where you will be able to swim in crystal clear waters. Gramvousa Island is where your lunch will be served, before or after your visit to its famous castle. It is also a great area for swimming and snorkeling.

4-5 PM:

Returning to the old port of Chania. End of the cruise.


  • 7-8-hour private yacht cruise
  • Professional captain and crew
  • Insurance
  • VAT
  • Fuel
  • Free WiFi
  • NETFLIX (for Alfamarine 58 & Dufin yacht)
  • Sound system & TV
  • Lunch
  • Open bar with wine, beers, and soft drinks
  • Towels
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Transfer to the port and back
  • Diving with a trainer (optional)
  • Water Ski (optional)
  • Jet Ski (optional)
  • Flying Board (optional)
  • Underwater photography (optional)
  • Tubes and Water Toys (optional)

Important notes:

1. We always look at the weather conditions and try to build or change the route depending on the wind so that it is favorable. Therefore, it is never possible to say precisely in what order we visit each spot.

2. Kindly note that the itinerary and stops of a cruise may be subject to alterations without prior notice in case the conditions are not appropriate to sail.

3. Every vessel has its own menu, corresponding to each one’s specific kitchen facilities.

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