Oceanus Kayaking
Multi-day Tours • Private Tours • Day Trips
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Oceanus Kayaking Company is a Kayak Touring company based on Naxos. We provide Sea Kayak Day Trips on Naxos and Multi Day Sea Kayak Trips in Small Cyclades, Antiparos and Amorgos offering a unique paddling experience in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Our small groups enhance your intimate experience exploring the magical surroundings and wildlife. Join us!
Naxos, South Aegean, Greece

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2022
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Jo Y
Nottingham, UK92 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This was a fantastic day trip! We went for the Kampos day trip which is one way. Your trip will be governed by the weather and your hosts will ensure your day is safe - too windy - you won’t go.
We had a hotel collection and Cristina was on hand when there were a few issues with this (wrong hotel easily fixed).
We were greeted and had a small
Tour of a local organic farm. We shared fresh lemonade here, tomatoes and bread. Super hospitality.
Manoli, our guide, gave us a paddling crash course, and carefully fitted us into our twin kayaks.
We broke the day into sections and kept the speed with the slowest paddler.
We stopped for a snorkel. Pushed on and stopped for a most delicious lunch and more snorkelling. We then paddled back to near to our hotel and were transferred by via the last part.
Our goats were kind and nurturing and made sure they accommodated for all the levels of ability. Manoli even towed one couple that were struggling.
Long sleeve Tshirts and hats provided if you need them ( you need them!)
Lots of photos taken by our hots a that he is going to share with us:
Probably our favourite day away.
This was a day out, fully catered for and although it cost our party €385 we feel it was very well worth it.
Thanks so much for a great day!
Written August 14, 2022
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Carl S
Elizabethtown, KY20 contributions
Aug 2021
The highlight of our three days in Naxos was a four-hour sunset kayak tour with Oceanus Kayaking. There was a group of 7 from France already booked but they were happy to add the two of us because we have had experience. Kayaking in the Aegean Sea around Naxos was special, partly because of the clear water, partly because of the knowledge of the island that Manolis shared with us, and partly because of seeing the Apollo Gate and sunset over the city. To top it off, Manolis took many great pictures which we could download and have as memories of our trip. I highly recommend this excursion.
Written August 15, 2021
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Clare R
23 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Our 3 hour experience started with tuition on the beach and felt very safe for inexperienced/novice Kayakers. The trip was altered the night before because Manolus and Christina check the weather to ensure you enjoy your trip rather than endure it. This thoughtfulness was very welcome. Because we couldn't walk to the changed start point they were able to arrange a pick up for us.
We tackled various conditions with waves coming from different directions and I think we all picked up useful skills from the experience...including how to get back in a kayak after taking a swim.
I would thoroughly recommend kayaking with this company and I believe they offer all sorts of other adventures too.
Written August 9, 2022
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Drsusiefoster
York, UK51 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
If I could rate this higher I would.
Our trip was the highlight of our holiday.
Manolis was just the kind of leader you need. He was highly safety conscious, giving everyone long sleeved sun tops and broad brimmed hats in addition to the best safety and paddle briefing i have seen in several different kayaking organisations. The equipment was well maintained, and the route perfect for our group. Kayaking into Rinas Cave and swimming inside was amazing. There was a healthy and delicious lunch on a deserted beach under a sunshade. Despite a strong headwind in the last 2k of the paddle home we felt safe and Manolis was really encouraging.
As we didn’t have a car we were collected from our hotel and drove with Manolis to the start location. Unlike some drivers on Naxos I can confirm he is an excellent driver, and very good company 😊
If you are thinking about a day with Oceanus Kayaking do it! You won’t regret it.
Written August 11, 2022
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Mike G
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Please, please, please book an excersion with Manolis! His passion really makesthe experience unforgettable. The kayaking excersion completely blew any expectations out of the water (pun intended)! During a two week trip across Greece and the isles, we went on several unrelated trips, excersions, hikes, etc. I can easily say this was the best activity we did. The weather actually forced us to kayak in a different location than was anticipated, but Manolis calmed our concerns and was able to guide us through unbelievable caves, prestine and private beaches for a delicious lunch, found a baby seal for us to observe (at a distance and safely) and even provided snorkling gear, which was a perfect touch for the crystal clear water and plethora of fish to watch. Manolis created a perfect day with his knowledge about the surroundings, his unbelievable talent with photography, and the general atmosphere he created the entire day.
Written September 9, 2021
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Hayley
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Oceanus Kayaking was one of our highlights while travelling in Greece! My partner and I booked a day trip with Oceanus Kayaking a few days prior to arriving in Naxos. Christina reached out almost immediately communicating our options due to the windy weather forecast. She was incredibly accommodating for us despite the weather being not ideal. We ended up booking the trip and we were not disappointed in the slightest.

Christina offered to pick us up near our hotel and drive us to the beach where we would depart with her partner. From there, we enjoyed a beautiful paddle guided by Manolis who explained the landscape and the sights we saw along the way. The water was a bit choppy due to the wind but Manolis gave us an invaluable lesson on how to properly paddle and manage the waves without getting tired prior our departure. We then stopped halfway on a beach to briefly rest and enjoy a lunch provided by the pair.

Both of them radiated kindness, and warmth towards us. You can tell that they are genuine people who truly care about what they do, it was a pleasure kayaking with them!
Written September 28, 2022
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Chantel S
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Nov 2022 • Couples
We greatly enjoyed our kayak tour with Manolis! He was knowledgeable about the area and caves. He was so passionate about kayaking and it showed as we went 2 hours over the time frame! The picnic on the beach was excellent and him also being the photgrapher took the pressure off taking pictures ourselves. If we ever make it back to Greece we will be doing this tour again!
Written November 12, 2022
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Jennifer
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful way to view Naxos beaches and the Portara at sunset. This trip had everything - wonderful views and perfect duration. Manolis is really friendly and made us feel at ease with a thorough explanation on how to paddle and use the professional kayak. Manolis also brought us inside a cave with stalactites and was very reassuring in the process. He even provided us with a headlamp so we could admire the cave. He was very patient with us and took photos of us that he sent to us soon after which is great as souvenir! As we went to see the sunset near the Portara, we chilled for a bit and Manolis offered us complementary fruits and local snacks which we enjoyed on the kayaks. He also cares a lot about the environment and keeping Naxos beaches clean. Honestly we would definitely recommend as it was very well organised trip and we had a great time paddling.
Written July 16, 2021
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Haley M
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
Everything about this trip was perfect from the ease of booking and transportation, to the time kayaking and the stops on the remote beaches.

We did the Kalandos day trip on the far remote side of the island. Manolis picked us up and drove us the hour and 15 min there. That alone was a great experience. We got to see a huge portion of the island and he spent the drive telling us about the history of Naxos, present day life there, and giving us recommendations for the rest of our visit.

Manolis had all the equipment we could possibly need (long sleeve quick drying sun shirts, water shoes, hats, etc) and it was all in great condition. The time kayaking was phenomenal; we saw stunning blue waters, fascinating rock formations, and even got to go into several caves. Manolis was excellent at catering the speed to the preferences of the group, and the route to the tide and wind. It was definitely suitable for all skill levels.

The lunch on the secret beach was perfect, and honestly one of my favorite meals during my whole trip to Greece. We had fresh baked bread and local cheese, an amazingly seasoned Greek salad, eggs, olives, fruit, and dessert. Manolis even made fresh hot coffee prepared right on the beach!

Finally, Manolis and Christina sent us pictures that he took with his water proof camera throughout the excursion, which was much appreciated. Overall, I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone visiting Naxos. Heck, I would recommend going to Naxos JUST so you can kayak with Manolis.
Written September 24, 2022
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Kate H
Waunakee, WI27 contributions
Sep 2022
We had a great trip from Moutsouna! Very well organized, good quality kayaks. Lunch was great too. It was very windy that day so we had to adjust the trip plans a bit but our guide knew how to keep the trip fun and interesting while keeping us safe.
My only complaint is our guide took photos during the trip but we were never emailed them as promised.
Written October 23, 2022
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