Water activity

Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR
Water activity

Heraklion: Private Sailing Boat Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider: SAILINGTRIPS.GR
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From US$ 357.78 per group up to 6

Likely to sell out

Cruise along on a skippered sailing boat on a full-day boat cruise to Dia island.

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Duration 4.5 - 8 hours
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English, Greek
Private group


  • Experience life on a private sailing yacht
  • Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and fishing in crystal water
  • Stop at 2 or 3 different secluded bays
  • Explore uninhabited islands
Full description
Charter a sailing vessel privately and escape to the seas. From Heraklion, sail to unique and beautiful Dia Island, where you will have plenty of free time to swim, fish, and snorkel. Several hours later, continue on to another bay, where you will swim in crystal blue waters or take some time to relax in the shade. If you're lucky, you might even spot some dolphins and sea turtles. Relax and spend the day enjoying life while setting sail on the Sea of Crete.
  • Privately chartered sailing boat
  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Fishing rods and bites
  • Unlimited water and beverages
  • Seasonal fruit salad and wine
  • Towels
  • Hotel transfer
  • Meal
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the skipper at the port between Marina Cafe and Main Road. The skipper wears a T-shirt with the SailingTrips logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • Passport/id details are mandatory upon booking
  • The itinerary depends on weather conditions
  • Guests can bring their own food or lunch, can be pre-ordered with a local partner after booking, at an extra cost
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 121 reviews

Review summary

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Brilliant experience from start to finish. Would recommend this to anyone who is able to get to Heraklion. Our skippers - Nansy and Marinela - were perfect and made the day go from a 10/10 to a 12/10. We could not thank them enough. Was the best day and we'll remember it forever.

April 1, 2023

We were a party of 6 on the beautiful Elan 37 yacht sailing to St George’s Bay. Our skipper Bill and his first mate Marinella made us very welcome. We all felt very comfortable on the yacht and had a lovely motor sail across to the island with lots of interesting information about the local area and the Greek mythology surrounding it. We anchored in St Georges Bay and went snorkelling using the equipment provided. We then had some lovely food, soft drinks and wine before setting sail back to Heraklion port. We had a fantastic afternoon and can recommend Sailingtrips without hesitation.

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April 1, 2023

Tolle Segelboottour am Nachmittag zur Insel Dia. Wir (5 Erwachsene, ~30 Jahre) haben uns für die private Tour entschieden und würden es wieder so machen. Trotz höherem Wellengangs haben wir uns zu jedem Zeitpunkt sehr sicher gefühlt. Die beiden Skipper waren klasse! Die Tour ging pünktlich los und die Skipper und Boote waren klar zu erkennen. Angekommen an der Insel hatten wir ca. 2 Stunden Zeit zum Snorcheln, Insel erkunden und Relaxen auf dem Boot. Ein großer Obstteller wurde für uns zubereitet und Weißwein gab es auch. Insgesamt ein wirklich toller Ausflug.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 397594