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Rib Safari to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island Half Day


  • Quick visit to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island
  • Marvel the panoramic rocky views
  • Dive in crystal clear waters
  • Sail on a private Rib boat 9.3m with Skipper
  • Swim in bays that only a rib boat can approach
  • 4-5 Hours

  • Distance

    45 Miles

  • Difficulty
  • Altitude Dif:


Pick Up Times

Upon Request Kolymbari Port, Google Coordinates: 35.546688, 23.77841

Recommended Departures: 9:00 & 14:00


March - November: On request

Price Includes

  • 9m Rib boat with Skipper
  • Fuels for the 4-5 hours tour
  • Towel for each participant
  • A bottle of water, 2 beers or refreshment for every person
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Liability Insurance
  • Local Taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Lunch or snacks
  • Transportation to and from Kolymbari port can be arranged upon request with an extra cost


Balos is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Greece with a unique beach full of many different shells, where you can have a fantastic swim. 

We start our cruise either from Kolymbari port heading parallel with the Rodopou peninsula close to the Rocky Mountains where the views are breathtaking. Enjoying the ride while gazing at the secluded bays and learning some important historic information about the area by our skipper you begin to free your mind. After about an hour we reach 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 take the 20-minute walk that will get you there.

Our first dive takes place in Balos Lagoon before the big ferries arrive full of people. We enjoy a refreshing break in Balos and then we proceed to Gramvousa Island for a 20-minute walk to the historic Castle featuring the best panoramic view. Apart from your visit to the castle, you can swim to the small beach with the crystal waters and alsoenjoy your lunch packs. Leaving the Gramvousa Island and Balos Lagoon we follow the same route back close to the Rocky Mountains where the views are breathtaking, small secluded bays are ideal for quick dives and the beauty of the scenery, the privacy and the panoramic vistas help you relax far away from crowded beaches.

Joins us for a quick and relaxed half day tour where you can enjoy your privacy and exceptional landscapes. Take your family and friends on a private Skippered Rib charter to visit Gramvousa Island and Balos lagoon. Let our skipper create a special 4-5 hours speedboat tour for you, your family and friends. Using our Rib charter service, you will enjoy a hassle-free day (no fighting for moorings) and the benefits of local knowledge from fully qualified skippers who 'work' for Uncharted Escapes every day.

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  • Name: Revenger 29"
  • Model: 2015
  • Lenght: 9,3 meters/ 29'' Feet
  • Capacity: 10 Pax (9 Passengers plus the Skipper)
  • Engine: 1x240HP Yanmar Turbo Diesel
  • Average Cruising Speed 24 Knots
  • Maximum Speed: 35 Knots
  • Fuel Range Capacity: 200NM
  • Consumption: 24Lt/Hr
  • Water Capacity: 50 Lt
  • Ice Fridge 120Lt
  • Toilet
  • 2 independent VHF Radio
  • GPS Standard Horizon 7’’ Navigation Plotter
  • Navigation Lights
  • Boat Tent

Don't Forget

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

  • Full Name
  • Nationality
  • Passport number

Rib 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 5 years old or for any children & adults who for some reason could have issues joining a boat 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 48 hours 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 due to other reasons beyond our control.

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

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

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Adventure Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for a private experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families, children above 5 years old and companies. 

Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old.

In order for Uncharted Escapes to arrange lunch or dinner with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, so as to find possible alternatives.