Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayak Day Trips, Expeditions & Coaching

An overview of the trips

Kayak day trips is the best way to explore a large part of the island. We offer 10 sea kayak day trips plus one sunset (2.5 hours) while on the majority of them we have the option to choose between two different directions/routes based on weather and group experience. Kayaking in Chania (western Crete), Rethimno (Central Crete), Heraklio (Central Crete) or Lasithi (Eastern Crete) region with the best equipment that you can find in Greece and one of the best in Europe.

Sea Kayak Expedition Dates

Expedition dates can be found in the list below for all our planned multi-day sea kayaking trips for 2023.
The guardian newspaper included our multi day trip as one of the best 10 activity holidays in the world!


This is our best selling kayak day trip! It takes place in one of the most protected areas in Crete, very close to the famous Samaria gorge. Previous experience is not required. The starting point (Ilingas beach) is about an hour driving from the town of Chania and is suitable for those staying in west Crete and or near Rethymno town. Many sea caves, high cliffs and impressive beaches not accessible by road included! Many times we are also able to see the amazing  griffon vultures as there are plenty in the area.

Kayak Rental

Kayak Rental

We offer a full kayak hire and outfitting service including all camping and kayak equipment. You can turn up with an airport, carry on bag and we can supply everything else you need. Be sure you read this post about rental and then come back on this page for the rest of the details.

Kayak South Crete

Duration: 6 days Level: Intermediate to advanced Overnight: Wild camping Price: 890€

This is our best selling kayak expedition and there are several reasons for this but the major one is the outstanding landscape. A big part of the route is protected from the strong north winds by the massive of White mountains (48 summits above 2000 meters!) with plenty of remote beaches and of course sunshine! 

Level 1 Sea Kayak Course

The aim of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to paddle any sea kayak with safety. The course is suitable for people without any paddling experience or with limited experience seeking a proper way to learn and improve their skills. During the course you will have the chance to do a nice journey while practicing along the way. The aim of the course is to learn the basics properly as poor paddling skills can lead to serious injuries.


This is the easiest kayaking trip to access by transport either from Chania, Rethymno or Heraklio towns. The trip has remote beaches, great rocky formations and some hidden places for cliff jumping. Usually the weather is calm in the area thus making a great choice for non experienced paddlers. 

Agia Galini

If you are looking for sea caves, crystal clear water and great landing places for snorkeling then this is a trip for you. Located about an hour driving from Rethymno town and more or less the same from Heraklion, it is suitable for most of the people that staying in or near those cities.


This trip is located just a few minutes away from Chania town in west Crete. If the group has no or limited experience with sea kayaks it will be a shorter distance (about 15 km) in a less exposed coastline. Experienced paddlers will be able to do a linear trip starting from Kalyves and ending in Georgioupoli village (27 km). To join the longer trip your skills need to be at 3* level (based on British Canoeing) or higher as it is getting fairly rough outside the Souda bay and cape Drapano.

Pseira Island

Located in the heart of Merabelo bay, the biggest in Crete, it is a great kayaking journey suitable for experienced paddlers only. With a short open crossing to Pseira island (3.2 km) and an amazing coastline to paddle afterwards.

Kayak South West

Duration: 4 days Level: Easy Overnight: Wild camping Price: 500€

An excellent trip that gives you the chance to paddle in one of the most amazing coastlines of Crete including the coast next to the famous Samaria gorge. The scenery of the trip is outstanding. We will visit some beaches that for years been in the top 50 in the world in various travel guides like the Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor. Not to be missed.

South Central Crete

Duration: 3 days Level: Intermediate Overnight: Wild camping Price: 350€

An excellent trip that gives you the chance to paddle in one of the most amazing coastlines of Crete. Part of the trip includes an open crossing to Paksimadia islands (14km). 
Overnight in tents. 

Kayak Sporades

Sporades Island hopping at its best! The Sporades is a group of Greek islands in the northwest Aegean sea. The longest crossing on the trip is more or less 12 km; you don’t need to have experience in open crossings but you do need to be able to paddle 2-3 hours without landing.

Eastern Peloponnese

Duration: 5 days Level: Easy Overnight: Wild camping Price: 890€

This is an ideal trip for people without strong experience in sea kayaking as the area that we will paddle is one of the calmest in Greece. Warm water year round. Paddlers very new to the sport are more than welcome. There will be enough time for practising rescues & coaching as well.
Overnight in tents.