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CHQ54. Powerboat Tour to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island Half Day


  • Private Skippered Wellcraft Scarab Excel 31" 850Hp Powerboat
  • Secluded bays with crystal clear waters, panoramic views
  • Enjoy Balos lagoon before cruise ships arrive
  • Balos, Gramvousa, Menies Beach
  • 5 Hrs

  • Distance

    70 Miles

  • Difficulty
  • Altitude Dif:


Pick Up Times

Departures 9:00 from Chania Old Harbor

Google Coordinates: 35.518420, 24.022095


April - November: Daily


Price: 500€ boat charter + 700€ fuel cost. You will visit: Balos Lagoon. and, Gramvousa island.

Price Includes

  • Private Skippered Wellcraft Scarab Excel 31" 850Hp Powerboat 1 up to 6 persons.
  • Skipper, towels and snorkelling gear
  • Water, refreshments, beer or wine
  • Liability insurance and local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Fuel Cost: 700 euros
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation from and to Chania Old harbor that can be arranged upon request with an extra cost.


Join this dreamy 5 hours tour for unforgettable memories visiting some of the most well-known and photographed beaches on NorthWest Crete, Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa.  

Balos Lagoon is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Greece with a unique beach full of many different sea shells, where you can have a fantastic swim in waters so crystal clear, you will think you are dreaming. Leaving Chania harbour we are enjoying the ride while heading to secluded bays. After about an hour we reach Balos Lagoon - before the big ferries arrive full of people - so we can peacefully enjoy a refreshing break in the majestic blue lagoon. After Balos we continue to Gramvousa Island and the small port of Gramvousa with the famous castle built in 1579 by the Venetians at the highest point of the island, on top of a steep, 137-metre-high rock. Its majestic beauty combined with the panoramic view of Balos lagoon and the legend of hidden pirate treasure linked to it, are good reasons to put on comfortable shoes and take the 20-minute walk that will get you up there(optional). Here you can also swim in the beautiful crystal clear waters. Leaving the Gramvousa Island and Balos Lagoon we follow the same route back close to the Rocky Mountains where the views are breathtaking until we return back to Chania old harbour.

Experience the freedom & luxury of chartering your own Wellcraft Scarab Exel 31” 850hp Powerboat and let our skipper create an unforgettable half day escape by visiting amazing exclusive locations with crystal clear waters. Travel in a sporty, comfortable and high class style with premium service by our experienced skipper onboard our 9,5 meters powerboat. Escape the ordinary boat tours and discover Cretan gleaming seas like never before. Discover some of the most beautiful and unspoiled secret beaches on Northwest Crete.

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  • Name: Escape
  • Model: Wellcraft Scarab Excel 31"
  • Lenght: 9,5 meters/ 31'' Feet
  • Capacity: 10 Pax (9 Passengers plus the Skipper), Recommended Capacity: 7 Passengers plus the Skipper
  • Engines: 2x425HP Mercury Mag 496 High Output Gasoline
  • Cruising Speed 30-40 Knots
  • Maximum Speed: 72 Knots
  • Fuel capacity: 550 Lt, Fuel Range Capacity: 130 NM
  • Consumption: 160Lt/Hr Average, 255Lt/Hr WOT
  • Water Capacity: 35 Lt
  • Cabin: 1 double bed and 2 double sofas
  • Toilet
  • Ice Fridge 80Lt
  • Boat Tent
  • 2x VHF Radios Raymarine
  • GPS Navigation Plotter Lowarnce Elite 9" TI 2
  • Sound System 4 x 100Watt Speakers and 400 Watt Amplifier
  • Navigation Lights

Don't Forget

For the registartion documents in coast guard we require the day before the following documents:

    Full Name
    Passport number

Speedboat tours are not suitable for those who are not in robust good health.

This trip is not recommended for people suffering from boat sickness, fear of speed or water, non-swimmers, disabled people or people with mobility problems, children under 2 years old or for any children & adults who for some reason could have issues joining a speedboat tour.

We have an outstanding safety record and we will always respect the prevailing conditions, but we have not forgotten that our clients participate for pleasure and fun!

Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made in advance, no later than 24 hours before departure. A cancellation must be done according our cancelation policy before departure. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from Uncharted Escapes.

Uncharted Escapes maintain the right to cancel any tour due to bad weather conditions or rough sea or safety issues or due to other reasons beyond our control.

If a tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of made payments.

Don’t forget your swimsuit, towel (optional) camera and sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn we advise you to bring a jacket.

For more informations about our Terms and Conditions please follow this link:

Adventure Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone's convenience.   

When meals are included, Uncharted Escapes can arrange vegetarian alternatives, but information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, in order to find suitable alternatives if possible.

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff wellbeing and having as a priority your health and safety, we remain committed to our premium standards, fully complied with all necessary measures set by the Government. Always ready to welcome you, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organisation and the National Public Health Organisation. We know that your holidays with family and friends are very important to you, so we are here to make sure you can relax, enjoy and dream the way you want to.

In detail:

Before Your Tour:

  • We recommend that you should be at the pick-up area (your hotel or another indicated point nearby your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Our driver/escort will be on time to welcome you and show your seat, in order to keep social distancing guidelines.
  • Our vehicles are filled up according to governmental covid-19 law of their capacity. Those governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections might change, but are strictly followed at all times.
  • The body temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour (escort, driver, staff and guests) will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or other symptoms.

On Board:

  • Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.
  • Sanitising dispensers are available at each vehicle.

During Your Tour:

  • Everybody that is taking part in the tour (escort, driver, guests etc...) will wear face mask throughout its duration as long as it is required by law.
  • Sealed lunch boxes will be given on some of our day tours. On day tours which include meals served at restaurants, those will be provided only at restaurants following all the applicable hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning effort in all vehicles is doubled both during the day and after the end of each tour.
  • All sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitised daily before and after each tour.

Air Circulation On Board:

Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used, the internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in country side we strongly recommend the tours to be conducted with open windows for continuous fresh air circulation and to feel the freshness of the countryside.

Our Staff:

Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) to ensure a safe travel experience for you and themselves.

Greece is well known for its long history and unique hospitality throughout the centuries. We remain confident that our services are of high value and will provide the most memorable experience in Greece to you, your family or friends. We are looking forward to escape the ordinary with you!