Bali

Activity Level: Easy (in the usual weather conditions), 15-21 km
Departures: Pick up between 7-9 am from Heraklio (for free) or anywhere else near the trip. Of course you can meet us in Bali if you are staying there.
Start and End time: Starts around 9-10 am and returns between 4 & 4-30pm
Price: €80 per person
Experience Required: None. We use stable tandem Sea Kayaks and provide all required kayaking equipment. Single kayaks are available only to those with some experience.
Price Includes: All sea kayak equipment and local guide.
Period: All year long.

Bali is in Rethymno prefecture and It has beautiful beaches for you to go and relax on your holidays and of course to enjoy paddling with a sea kayak! Balí is not named after the Indonesian island. An educated local told me that it is from the word "Vali" that means "Prince" This contradicts the Lonely Planet's guide book that says it is from the old Turkish word for "Honey" (Honey was produced there during the Turkish rule).

Depending the experience of the group the distance that we will cover can be form around 15 to 21km. Depending the weather we might need to alter a little bit the route but we definetely enjoy paddling! When weather is good the trip is suitable for all, no matter if you paddled before or not.

This is a must trip if you are staying in north Crete and especially in Chania, Rethimno or Heraklio regions. On the starting point there are many tavernas and coffee shops to relax after we finish the trip. During our trip, there is only one place where we can get some supplies (water etc) but most of the time is opened only during Weekends.

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 - 45oC. During the winter temperature might dropped down to 8-10oC.

This is a water sport and you will get a little wet while getting in and out of the kayak.

  • Something to drink. Water works great, try to have 1.5lt with you if possible on small bottles.
  • Lunch - We will stop for lunch during the trip.
  • Shoes you do not mind getting soaked as you will get your feet wet. Ideally a light neopren shoe. If you don't have any we can supply you without extra cost.
  • Board shorts or long synthetic pants work well for your lower body.
  • Layers work well for the upper half and to keep you protected from the sun in the summer or from the cold in the winter.
  • Bring a hat; it work great to keep the sun out of your eyes or the rain off your head.
  • Sunscreen; even if the sun is not shining, UV rays get reflected from the water and will burn you.
  • Sunglasses
  • A camera or binoculars; We will provide a dry bag to keep them safe and dry.
  • If you have allergies that require the use of an EPI Pen - Bring It!
  • A beach towel and camera are optional

Click this Google map link to check where is the meeting place. Use the link "Directions" to get detailed instructions how to get there.

At the time of booking a 20% non refundable administration fee will be required to confirm the reservation. If you cancel for any reason it is not possible to get a refund.

To finalize the booking you will need to submit the booking form as it has important information that we need. Once we receive the form we will send you within 1-2 days (usually same day) a secure link to make the payment with your credit card. Rest of the money can be given to us by cash once we meet in Crete.