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Rib Safari to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island Full Day

Highlights

  • Visit Balos Lagoon, Gramvousa Island, Menies Beach
  • Marvel the panoramic rocky views and dive in crystal clear waters
  • Sail on a private Rib boat 9m with Skipper
  • 7 - 8 Hours

  • Distance

    50 Miles

  • Difficulty
    3.0
  • Altitude Dif:

    0

Pick Up Times

On Request at Kolymbari Port, Google Coordinates: 35.546688, 23.778411

Recommended Departures 9:00 - 10:00

Schedule

March - November: On Request

Price Includes

  • 9m Rib boat with Skipper and fuels for the route
  • Towel for each participant and snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch packs, a bottle of water, 2 beers or refreshment for every person
  • Liability insurance, local fees and taxes

Price Does Not Include

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

Description

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 like Menies beach 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 tour where you can enjoy your privacy and exceptional landscapes. Let our skipper to create a unique 7-8 hours speedboat tour for you, your family and friends, 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. For more information about our Terms and Conditions please follow this link: https://www.unchartedescapes.com/terms-conditions

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.

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff wellbeing, 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. Ready to welcome you again, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organization and the National Public Health Organization. We know that holidays with your family and friends are very important to you, so are here to make sure you 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 an indicated point near your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time and our escort will be on time 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. For the time our 9-seater vehicles can accommodate 4 guests and our 7-seater 2 guests. These limitations maybe exceeded by families travelling with children younger than 18 years old or if governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections change.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour ( escort, driver, staff) will be monitored daily, excluding, and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

On Board:

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

During Your Tour:

  • All those taking running the tour and service (escort, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Sealed Lunch Boxes will be given during some of our day tours and on day tours which include lunch in restaurants will be provided at restaurants that follow all the hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning time 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 sanitized daily before and after tour.

Our People:

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, family or friends. We look forward to escape the ordinary with you!