Kayak West Crete
Crystal clear waters with an impressive view to the White mountains (48 summits above 2000 meteres!) with remote beaches and of course sunshine! This 10 days expedition is suitable to experienced paddlers only, rough seas and strong winds are guaranteed!
If you are comfortable in sea state 4 (about 2 meter waves), winds up to Beaufort scale 5 and enjoy wild camping then look no further.
Transport from Heraklion city (the capital of the island) is provided for free, from other locations please get in touch with us.
The whole expedition is about 250km. This equates to about 25km/day in 10 days, however bad weather days will make it necessary to increase the daily kilometers up to 35 or more.
Fit enough to paddle up to 35km/day
Comfortable in sea state 4 (~2 meter waves)
Have effective support strokes
Able to control the boat down wind & across the wind
WHAT IS INCLUDED
The trip fee includes all of the equipment listed below. The price does not include flights, this must be booked by you. Food is also not covered in the price. If you don't have a tent you can rent for the whole duration of the trip for an extra 30€.
Experienced Kayak guide
All paddling equipment
NDK, Valley, Northshore, P&H Kayaks
Stoves (Trangia) & Canisters
CAMPING & FOOD
The expedition is self catering. Usually we each look after our own breakfast, lunch and snacks and prepare a group evening meal in turn.
You are welcome to bring some food from home if you wish, however I suggest we buy most of the food, and especially water, after we meet in Heraklio or Chania and have decided on a plan.
We will buy 2 days worth of food and water at the beginning as there we will be able to restock during the route.
Meals in seaside towns, or beach side taverna's, are a possibility but not every day.
During off season (late October to late April) we will need carry more supplies.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATES
We will meet near the city of Chania around 10-11 am. You should arrive in Chania the day before. If you find a cheaper flight to Heraklion, transfer is provided for free as we are starting from Heraklion city and can get up to 5 persons in my car for free. For a larger group please contact us to discuss the best possible scenario.
On the last day of the trip we will return back to Heraklion by our car and will be glad to drop you in the airport if your flight is on same date.
The best place to fly to is Heraklion airport as it is much easier from there to deal with transport.