Lovely Crete has a unique and spectacular coastline. Paddle the clear, blue Mediterranean waters; explore sea caves, tunnels and arches; relax on deserted beaches; explore uninhabited islands.
Enjoy-Crete (our trusted partner) offers a superb daily trip in Eastern Crete.
The first part of the route is quiet exposed to winds so good paddling skills are essential. Usually we are doing this trip even with sea state 4 but due to have some katabatic winds in the west part of the trip the wind might go up to force 5.
You will need to know how to perform a deep water re-entry and been able to assist other members of the group in case of a capsize.
The whole trip is about 24km (about 4-5 hours of paddling without stops). There is one landing option for the first 8km and then another one after another 7km.
Depending the weather we might need to paddle without a stop the first 15km and without been able to land. You need to be in a very good shape to complete this trip.
When the weather is not windy everything become much easier. Many stops for breaks and photos.
Activity Level: Advanced (in the usual weather conditions), 24 km
Departures: Pick up between 7-8 am from Heraklio or anywhere else near the trip. Of course you can meet us in Elounda if you are staying there
Full-Day Tour: daily 9 am to 5-6pm
Period: All year long.
Group Size: 4-8 participants.
Difficulty: A sea kayaking trip suitable for paddlers with experience paddling in force 4 sea state 4. BCU 3* paddlers are welcome to join.
Notes: Please bear in mind that the itinerary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final selection is left up to the guide.
Temperature during summer months (June - early September) are between 30oC - 42oC. Sun cream and hat is a must! During the winter temperature might dropped down to 8-10oC.
Price: 80€ per person, 4+ bookings 70€ per person.
Price Includes: Complete sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Contact us for booking. When you contact us please mention into your email the following details: Your height, Your weight, Shoe size, Previous experience, Any health issues?
Send us an e-mail, when you have some dates in mind to check for availability, along with any other questions you may have. All e-mails are answered promptly, usually within 24 hours.