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Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing

By ELENI HERSONISSOS BOAT TRIP
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Ages 0-88, max of 97 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: Russian, English
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  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Includes vegetarian and non vegetarian meal options and fresh salad
  • Fresh Fruit Platter
What's not included
  • Private transportation
  • / Beer / Soft Drinks
  • The sails are Not operated on daily trips close to shore
  • Bottled water


Start:
  • Panoramic view, El. Venizelou 51, Limenas Chersonisou 700 14, Greece
    Go to the Port of Hersonissos just opposite the Coastguard station, our Boat "ELENI" is a traditional wooden Boat with sails
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 151439P2

    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Life jackets provided
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 97 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing?
    Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing price starts from $49.07. Discover and book Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing on Tripadvisor
    What is the Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing cancellation policy?
    Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing?
    Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing is hosted by ELENI HERSONISSOS BOAT TRIP. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact ELENI HERSONISSOS BOAT TRIP on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Sailing Trips with Cretan Sailing on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 151439P2

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    • ELENI HERSONISSOS BOAT TRIP
      83
      Greece
      Joined in May 2019
    • 212kingaj
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bad
      we were deceived. The ship stopped for 2 hours and we stood still all the time, apparently because of the rough sea. If they knew that the sea is dangerous, why did they organize a cruise at all, which in addition costs 40 €. Waste of money, do not recommend
      Written July 28, 2023
    • Theodosis A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful day of swimming
      It was sailing with a traditional wooden boat and swimming in nice places far away of growded beaches. Value for money.
      Written August 14, 2022
    • NorthStar599880
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Boat trip day
      Beautiful traditional wooden boat, two stops for swimming in clear waters, a decent grilled meal, nice experience overall
      Written August 9, 2022
    • FatimaK18536
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Value for money
      Very nice experience! The trip was very good, the food was tasty and crew very friendly. Made our last day of holidays in Greece very special. Will definitely recommend it to our friends visiting next week as well.
      Written August 12, 2021
    • Woodlandwanderer01
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awful trip
      Enjoying a boat trip is usually one of the highlights of the holiday. We chose this as it describes itself as a sailing trip, offering great Greek hospitality and a great lunch. Not true on any count. There was no welcome or greeting on arrival, I just had a pad pushed towards me to fill in personal details, then told to board the vessel. After sitting for a long time, I went back to ask what time we were moving off -another 90 minutes to wait whilst others arrived. It was certainly a sailing vessel but it was powered by motor. A fifteen minute journey, an incredibly long stop for swimming ( almost two hours), another journey of some 45 minutes before another stop and return to base. Staff appeared only twice , when we stopped, to give a very brief ( ie about a minute ) description of where we were. The seating was immensely uncomfortable -the usual cushions you’d expect to find on the slatted seating were completely absent. The lunch was chicken or pork with salad leaves straight out of a supermarket packet, with two slices of dry bread. The tickets were supposed to include soft drinks and a glass of wine but everything was chargeable ( on top of the expensive ticket price) -even water. But the worst thing by a mile was the awful disco music pumped out at full volume for the entire four hours. At least three quarters of those on the boat were 50 plus. And even worse, at both of the swim stops we were alongside other vessels also pumping out music at an incredible volume. What a miserable day -I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I felt completely scammed. Incidents like this will do nothing to restore the Greek tourism industry. I went back to complain to the agent who I bought the ticket from and she explained that this sailing boat and trip had recently been sold by the owner to one of the staff. Says it all.
      Written September 22, 2019
    • AilsaTeesside
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip
      We have gone on the pirate ship in previous years - but didn’t like the look of the new boat, nor the 38 euro price. Took a trip with Eleni instead - great trip - around 4 hours up and down the coast, 2 swim stops, lovely bbq lunch on board - and best of all loads of room on the boat ( though we may have just hit a lucky day). Would definitely recommend.
      Written August 11, 2019
    • Polant89
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      We had a lovely time! The food was delicious and the crew nice and smiley!Thank you for everything captain Panos!
      Written June 11, 2019
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    4.0
    4.0 of 5 bubbles68 reviews
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    34
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    16
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    2
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    9
    Terrible
    7

    T P
    Bristol, UK52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the trip for 42 euro each which included a meal and some drinks. We had completely misread the pickup time on the email but they kindly called us and arranged a direct pickup so we didn’t miss out and that was amazing.

    It was quite busy so not loads of sunny spots on the boat where we could lay down but I think if you’re quick you could secure one.

    Some calming music was played throughout, luckily some lads on the boat with us brought a speaker and played some more up beat music which was appreciated by us.

    We were allowed to stop at two locations to jump off the boat/swim in the sea. The captain was really funny/nice and very welcoming.

    Over all a lovely day was had. Food options were a veggie burger with bread and salad or fish steak with brew and salad. We went for fish was was really tasty but I’m a big eater and could’ve done with a tad more so take snacks to be safe if you like your food.

    Would recommend!
    Written June 22, 2022
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    John N
    Paignton, UK1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Crete is an amazing place with modern tourism and historical sites. The people are extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed at the city green hotel where we were more than catered for we were made to feel.as friends. The only downside were the journeys. Outward bound the assistance person made a cockup resulting in my wife's rollator being charged for as baggage. Then homeward bound there was an absolute disaster. There was only one assistance person available although two aircraft landed with several people needing help. As a result we were delayed passing immigration and customs so missing our bus connection
    As a result we had to spend 3hours I in Heathrow's appalling waiting room then travel on an overnight bus to Torquay where we arrived at 0500 on a cold wet morning . E
    asyJet Gatwick and Heathrow need to pay more attention to the needs of disabled passengers
    Written October 22, 2023
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    Sheree George
    Oldham, UK1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    This boat trip gave me an opportunity to snorkel amongst hundreds of fish which was an experience I'll never forget. Otherwise the trip was terrible. We waited over 40 minutes beyond departure time for late comers, then after a meager 15 minutes sail arrived at the first stop for almost 2 hours, which was far too long. I expected the second stop to be a stop for souvenir shopping as promised in the brochure, but no, just more swimming in the sea which I could do without a boat. The food was ok (vegetarian option) - wine and beer was extra but water was free. There was very little interaction from the boat staff other than a cackhanded ship mate hitting me over the head with a heavy rope and almost decapitating my husband with a large pole. We would have spend this day of our honeymoon much more wisely had we known.
    Written August 10, 2021
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    Dear 543she.. Thank you for your comment and allow me to respond as follows. We are sorry for the late departure, we usually depart on time, sometimes during summer there is a lot of traffic on the roads and our mini vans get stuck. It is the responsibility (absolutely) of the Travel Agents to inform you about all the details of the trip before you get on board; Our first stop is indeed for 2 hours where customers have the opportunity to swim and snorkel but also to enjoy their meal. You may appreciate this can not last less than 2 hours. As for the second stop you must have got confused with another trip/excursion or the Travel agent did not present the right brochure, as our boat trip Never included a stop at a Souvenir shop, we do Boat/Sea trips only. We take injury complaints very serious but there was no incident reported from Ship's Captain. I am sorry you suffered a hit from the ship's ropes and can assure you that Crew's main concern is to keep all customers safe and sound. It is very important that apart from Crew's instructions, all customers understand to keep clear from the mooring stations during departure and arrival at Port.
    Written August 12, 2021
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    Lauren
    Scotland, UK7 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were really pretty disappointed with this trip. We were told we’d leave at 11:30 and didn’t leave until at least 12-12:15. The boat was incredibly crowded and so quite uncomfortable at times. We only went to one stop which was around 15 minutes from the port and stayed there for about 3-4 hours. I understand this was due to weather however, it would have been nice to have been told this before setting sail in the first place. The food was very average and minimal. The ‘plentiful’ fruit was only watermelon, we thought there’d be a variety?
    Overall, not worth the money 😔
    Written August 20, 2022
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    Dear Lauren, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy yourself. Obviously we can NOT harness the wind and as the weather conditions were not ideal, Captain decided to stay only on the -one- safest spot instead going to the second one, for safety reasons. You must have probably heard from the speaker informing all customers on board who in fact agreed in doing so. This is for your safety and obviously for Customers feeling comfortable and Not Sea Sick. We are on the peak of high season and you may appreciate that anywhere would be somewhat crowded. We would love to welcome you in October to be more comfortable. With regards to the meal, our food supplies are bought fresh daily and we can support this with written evidence. It is hard to believe the meal was anything less than average and we can not accommodate special gourmet demands for individual customers. Same for the fruit. I am sorry I would not agree with your review and most importantly it is very disappointing that you have left a review more related with issues of (bad) weather conditions and not with the actual Boat Trip
    Written August 21, 2022
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    belinda p
    Warsaw, Poland8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Highly recommend this trip.

    The crew was absolutely professional, kind, attentive and helpful at all times.
    They spoke good enough english to communicate and joke with us as well.
    They helped everyone with wearing the life jacket, adjusting the snorkel glasses.

    Our favourite part was stopping at St. George and Stalis and snorkelling. Alot of fish later after most people went up for lunch ;) we stayed there long enough to start to belong to the sea 🤩
    Amazing pleasant chill music all through the trip of 4 hours.

    On board we can buy canned Cretan beers for €2.50 which is amazing!

    The boat is huge and clean and well maintained.
    Truly unforgettable experience. Recommending it to all my friends on their holiday to Crete
    Written August 14, 2022
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    Dear Belinda and our friends from Poland, So many thanks for your review, most importantly thank you for describing accurately our boat trip and service. It is very important for us that Clients have an enjoyable time and appreciate the high quality service we offer. It was a real pleasure meeting you and hope to see you back in Greece soon, all the very best
    Written August 15, 2022
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    Rob S
    Ilkley, England, United Kingdom10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    Google value boat trip. If you want a reasonably priced trip that stops for swimming, snorkeling at a couple of places then book this. The boat wasn't overly packed and there seemed to be plenty of room. You could jump in from anywhere and have fun.
    The food was fine but nothing amazing.
    Drinks reasonably priced and crew helpful.
    They made a fuss of my daughter celebrating her 14th birthday.
    Written August 17, 2022
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    Dear Rob, Many thanks for your review and am very happy overall you enjoyed our boat trip. I am sorry to hear we overlooked your daughter's birthday and I can only say we can make it up to you any time in the future. Just send us a pm
    Written August 17, 2022
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    Gillian
    6 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    This trip was very disappointing. We left at least half an hour late, there were too many people on board, the barbecue was a chicken breast, some lettuce and a dry bit of bread and the plentiful fruit was a slice of melon. Due to the weather conditions we only went to St. George’s bay so we were there for 4hours where you could either jump of the boat to swim or stay on board where there were people wanting past you the whole time due to lack of space.
    All in all this trip was certainly not worth the money and not relaxing as meant to be😞
    Written August 19, 2022
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    Dear Gillian, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy yourself. Obviously we can Not control the weather and as the weather conditions were not ideal, Captain decided to stay only on the -one- safest spot instead going to the second one, for safety reasons. You must have probably heard from the speaker informing all customers on board who in fact agreed in doing so. With regards to the meal, our food supplies are bought fresh daily and we can support this with written evidence. The meal is in fact chicken fillet (not chicken breast) and salad/bread/fruit are as fresh they can be. It is hard to believe the fruit supplies were not enough for you and only if you made an inquiry to the Crew they would have provided you with some more. I am sorry I would not agree with your review and also the fact that the boat left with at least half an hour delay today is certainly not the case and I can support this from boat's log endorsed by port authorities.
    Written August 19, 2022
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    Andrzej S
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disaster! I have booked a snorkeling trip, but ended up in a bay 4.5 metres deep with cold, around 16 C water sitting on the boat for 2.5 hours doing nothing. There were no more than 10 people swimming out of nearly 100 on the boat . Few others tried but got back due to the water being too cold. The captain explained that due to the extremely high waves, for the safety reasons he cannot proceeded with the normal trip plan. I accept that, however I believe that he knew that before we left the port and the the cruise should have been canceled at that point , but he proceeded with the trip anyway. After heated arguments with the captain he decided to return back to the port.
    Written September 10, 2023
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    Dear Customer, Unfortunately the information provided from you is misleading and other people have to read your review. I have reported this to Trip Advisor. Weather conditions according to met office (emy.gr) indicated 2.0 meters wave height (unless you are a certified professional Mariner like our boat's Captain). Sea temperature in the Med is reported at 21 degrees celsius this time of year as per emy.gr (unless you are are a certified meteorologist). Boat's passenger list was reported at 61 people the day of the boat trip and all this is recorded at the Local Coast Guard Station authority which can not be disputed. You were obviously not wearing your glasses. Because of the weather conditions the Captain made an announcement from Boat's speakers therefore for ensuring the safety of all passengers only one stop instead of two took place. In any case we can not harness the weather conditions and since the Port Authorities allowed all boats to sail that day we can not cancel the boat trip individually. In any case you could make an official complaint asking for a kind of refund instead of taking time to write such reviews; Who knows, You could end up with a remuneration as people in the Med are friendly.
    Written September 11, 2023
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    Rihards Tālival... B
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    Wonderful sailing trip around the bag of Hersonissos! Went with my girlfriend and we absolutely loved the chance to swim and snorkel in deeper waters, do some diving and look at the local marine life. Second swimming stop was the best, swam to a cave in the water, saw a huge school of fish aswell very very close to us. Food was decent, enough to refuel after swimming (vegetarians beware - vegetarian option of the meal was just salad and bread, not the best). I do have to mention the biggest problem with this trip - how packed the boat gets. The capacity of the boat has been stretched to the maximum, and more people = bigger chance theres going to be some annoying family or group of tourists to ruin the trip for everyone! Thankfully, for us the company was alright, but it might not be the same for everyone.
    Written September 21, 2023
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    Lollie2011
    Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Family
    We had a wonderful trip on the Eleni, all the crew are so friendly and relaxed. The atmosphere on the boat was very relaxed and enjoyable. The boat was spotless and there was amble space for everyone. The lunch provided was delicious. We made two stops, you could jump from the boat and on the second stop we swam to a cave. There are Snorkels onboard, lots of fish to see. George was very helpful, the captain even organised for us to get back to our hotel. The crew are just very friendly and obliging. Would highly recommend.
    Written September 16, 2023
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    Many thanks for your review which is representative of our boat trip and very glad you had an enjoyable time overall. We very much look forward welcoming you again in the future
    Written September 18, 2023
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