Water activity

Heraklion: Sunset Sailing Cruise to Dia Island

4.8 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: DanEri yachts

Heraklion: Sunset Sailing Cruise to Dia Island

Activity provider: DanEri yachts

From US$ 89.61 per person

Take an unforgettable sailing trip on a catamaran to the magnificent Dia Island. Swim, snorkel, or relax in the idyllic tropical island setting as you enjoy snacks and drinks and watch the sunset.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Driver
English, Greek, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a romantic evening with your beloved one on a catamaran
  • Enjoy meeting sunset in open Aegean Sea and feel the breeze
  • Make beautiful photo shots in the soft colors of the evening
  • Delight in finger foods and a proper introduction to Cretan cheese
  • Dip into the turquoise waters and try snorkeling and swimming in the bay
Full description

Enjoy a yachting cruise aboard a catamaran at sunset to Dia Island. Sail the Aegean Sea in the evening and capture romantic and colorful views as the sun goes down. Reach the bay and take time for swimming and snorkeling, or try out a water carpet. Snack on finger foods and feel the ambiance.

Depart in the evening from Heraklion Harbor and experience a warm welcome aboard by the Captain and Crew. Learn all the safety rules and feel totally at ease as the sun sets in vibrant colors on the sea's surface.

Arrive at Dia Island, and find yourself dipping into the turquoise waters and enjoying its cool and refreshing nature. Try snorkeling along the surface and witness the seabed below. Try out SUP paddling, or leisurely wave along the water on a water carpet.

In the meantime, the crew sets the table with delicious food and beverages. Delight in a scrumptious cheese plate and get properly introduced to the world of Cretan cheese, something definitely worth trying. Feel totally satisfied with a great evening out on the sea.

Includes
  • Place on catamaran
  • Fuel
  • Insurance
  • Finger food and drinks
  • Swimming accessories: snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, SUP, armbands etc.
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the cage entrance on the port side.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Swimwear
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 44 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5

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    The tour was really nice, but a bit too short. The catamaran was beautiful and the bay on Dia Island was also beautiful. Warm, clear, turquoise blue water. Unfortunately, the time in the bay was a bit tight. The crew was very personable and helpful. In between there were small snacks such as fruit and biscuits. Due to strong waves, some passengers had problems with nausea. Definitely pack travel pills in strong winds. We would do the tour again, but with better weather. Value for money and it was a nice experience.

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    October 6, 2022

    This was such a fun experience! Our initial full day boat tour we had booked failed and didn't honor our reservation and filled our spots so we had to make other plans and I'm so glad we found this one! Gorgio and Aleksandra were amazing hosts. We met them in the port and were offered coffee before taking the 1 hour boat ride across to Dia Island. Once there we were served finger food and drinks and given an hour to enjoy the cove, snorkels and paddle boards so were provided. The crystal clear waters were amazing, the water felt so great, and it wasn't too packed in the area we set our anchor down. After our time in the water we had a delicious fruit platter and headed back, watching the sun set across the Mediterranean. 10/10 recommend! Side note, the waves were pretty choppy so the ride across to the island was pretty wavy, we all felt fine and it was much calmer on the return journey. Just be prepared if you get sea sick!

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    August 27, 2022

    Very friendly and helpful staff. As soon as we set sail from the Venetian port, we headed to the island of Dia (of which we discovered the mythological legend concerning it) and where we were able to take a bath in the crystal clear waters near it. During this stop we were offered a savory aperitif followed by fresh fruit, both freshly prepared. Finally, we returned to the port admiring a breathtaking sunset in the distance. The organizer is also very helpful to quickly indicate the right port.

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    August 16, 2022

    Product ID: 397887