Sea Kayak in Kalyves
- 7 Hours
Experience sea kayaking in Crete, just minutes away from Chania town. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, we have the perfect trip for you. For those with limited experience, embark on a shorter distance journey along the less exposed coastline, covering approximately 15 km. Experienced paddlers can join our linear trip starting from Kalyves and ending in Georgioupoli village, spanning a distance of 27 km. Please note that for the longer trip, a skill level of 3* or higher (based on British Canoeing) is required due to rougher conditions outside the Souda bay and cape Drapano.
Plan of the trip:
We begin with a short introduction to paddling for beginners before setting off towards cape Drapano. Along the way, we’ll make stops for swimming and snorkeling. If the group opts for the longer version, fewer stops will be made to ensure we stay on schedule. As we approach the cape, the cliffs become more stunning and majestic. Please pack your own lunch for this day trip as there are no tavernas along the paddle.
Choose between single or tandem (double) kayaks. Beginners will be provided with tandem kayaks for easier paddling. Experienced paddlers can enjoy superb boats from Nigel Dennis, Valley, North Shore, P&H, and 3kymia. Keep in mind that from June to September, the waters can get wavy, making the Sfakia trip a more suitable option for those staying in Chania or the surrounding region. Sfakia offers the calmest area on the island with spectacular views.
Suitable season: June-September
We offer pick-up services from Heraklion and near Rethymno (from the motorway). If you require transportation and have any doubts, please get in touch with us. Remember to provide us with the exact location of your hotel, not just the name. Please note that we do not provide transfers from Chania, so you’ll need to arrange your own transportation by bus or taxi.
What to Bring
Water ,Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen, Swimsuit, Lycra shirt or any t-shirt ideally with UV protection.
You will also need shoes that you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet.
Ideally a light neoprene shoe will work great.
It is not required to wear shoes but they will help as the majority of the beaches are with small pebbles.
- Minimum of 4 participants.
- Starting Time10:00
- Ending Time 17:00
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds