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Try Sea Kayaking Day

Learn to sea kayak safely and competently with our introductory Try Sea Kayaking Day. Read More

Kayak Skills Development Day

Improve and develop your sea kayaking skills and confidence on the water. Read More

Please Note

All courses delivered by fully insured and highly qualified instructors and according to Irish Canoe Union safety guidelines. All equipment supplied. Customized courses organized on request - please contact us for more information.

Kayak Crete

See photos from previous Crete trips.

Suitable for Level 2/3 Kayakers

Shearwater invites you to join us on a sea kayak adventure into the deep heart
of the Mediterranean.

Eastern Crete is a rugged landscape steeped in history with marvellous sea
kayaking potential and far removed from the influences of mass tourism.
The unique combination of warm crystal clear waters, secluded beaches on
which you can swim and snorkel and balmy winds make for a very relaxing
sea kayaking experience. Off the water, there is more than enough to keep
you enthralled; rugged mountain gorges, interesting archaeological sites,
the omnipresent smells of aromatic herbs and of course the world renowned
hospitality and cuisine of the Cretans.

We will base ourselves in a 3 Star Hotel in the town of Sitia. Accommodation
will be in single, double, twin or triple rooms (single room supplement applies).
From there, we will travel daily to a variety of splendid sea kayaking locations
After a day of activity, we will enjoy the very best of traditional Greek food.

We plan to cover 15-20 km by kayak per day but at a pace that will allow us
time to stop and explore the many gorges, soak up the “smells” of Crete,
visit some of the ruined Minoan Palaces or swim and snorkel where suitable.
Winds in Crete can be strong at times and our trips will be planned with this in
mind. Temperatures in October generally vary from 17-26 degrees celsius.

COST: €800 per person

This includes:

  • Transfers to and from Heraklion Airport to Sitia (2 hour transfer time).
  • 7 nights full board accommodation in The Itanos Hotel in Sitia (3 star)
    with the best of traditional Greek food on the menu each day.
  • 6 days kayaking, guiding and hire of all equipment.

Not included:

  • Flights to and from Crete. See Easyjet for Gatwick-Heraklion
  • Single room supplement . Cost €15 per night.
  • Drinks with meals.


Please contact us for more details.