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Heraklion: Private Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider:SAILINGTRIPS.GR
Water activity

Heraklion: Private Sailing Trip to Dia Island

Activity provider:SAILINGTRIPS.GR
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From US$ 530.08 per group up to 6

Likely to sell out

Discover the yachting lifestyle on a private cruise to Dia Island. Enjoy the privacy of the yacht, swim in the clear waters of St. George Bay, and choose between a half-day and a full-day experience.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Greek
Private group


  • Switch off and unwind as you soak up the sun on the deck of a private yacht
  • Set sail from Heraklion and make your way to the uninhabited Dia Island
  • Stop at 2 or 3 different secluded bays along the way and admire the landscape
  • Use the provided snorkeling gear to experience the local marine life up close
  • Go for a swim, take a walk on the island, or simply lounge on the deck
Full description

Kick off your shoes and come onboard an elegant yacht on a private sailing tour. Embark on a full-day or half-day private cruise to Dia Island from Heraklion and explore this rugged island with plenty of time to swim, snorkel, or relax on its pristine shores. Enjoy a glass of wine or a refreshment.

Benefit from optional pick-up from your hotel or apartment, and then relax on a 1-hour sailing cruise to Dia Island on a luxury yacht only for you and your family or friends. After dropping anchor in the romantic Gulf of Saint George, spend your day discovering an idyllic location with great history, such as the underwater ancient Minoan port, which was one of the favorite destinations of the explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.  Enjoy fishing, swimming in the crystal clear water, taking a walk among the island's cedar trees, or just relaxing in the quiet bay overlooking Heraklion. Snorkeling and fishing equipment are provided for your comfort and convenience by the attentive crew, along with unlimited refreshments and seasonal fruits.

Depart from Dia Island and journey back to Heraklion, where a transfer to your hotel or cruise ship is provided if requested.

  • Privately chartered sailing boat
  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Unlimited refreshments (cola, lemon soda, orange soda, sprite)
  • Unlimited water
  • Unlimited white wine
  • Fruit salad
  • Snorkeling equipment (masks, fins, snorkels)
  • Fishing equipment (fishing rods, shrimp bait)
  • Cushions on deck
  • Music (connection via bluetooth)
  • Towels
  • Full meal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The transfer to and from your hotel or cruise ship is optional and will be arranged via email after booking
  • According to Greek law, at the time of booking you must provide the ID or passport number, full name, sex, age, and nationality of all participants in your group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 126 reviews

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Brilliant experience from start to finish. Would recommend this to anyone who is able to get to Heraklion. Our skippers - Nansy and Marinela - were perfect and made the day go from a 10/10 to a 12/10. We could not thank them enough. Was the best day and we'll remember it forever.

September 16, 2022

We were a party of 6 on the beautiful Elan 37 yacht sailing to St George’s Bay. Our skipper Bill and his first mate Marinella made us very welcome. We all felt very comfortable on the yacht and had a lovely motor sail across to the island with lots of interesting information about the local area and the Greek mythology surrounding it. We anchored in St Georges Bay and went snorkelling using the equipment provided. We then had some lovely food, soft drinks and wine before setting sail back to Heraklion port. We had a fantastic afternoon and can recommend Sailingtrips without hesitation.

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August 21, 2022

Tolle Segelboottour am Nachmittag zur Insel Dia. Wir (5 Erwachsene, ~30 Jahre) haben uns für die private Tour entschieden und würden es wieder so machen. Trotz höherem Wellengangs haben wir uns zu jedem Zeitpunkt sehr sicher gefühlt. Die beiden Skipper waren klasse! Die Tour ging pünktlich los und die Skipper und Boote waren klar zu erkennen. Angekommen an der Insel hatten wir ca. 2 Stunden Zeit zum Snorcheln, Insel erkunden und Relaxen auf dem Boot. Ein großer Obstteller wurde für uns zubereitet und Weißwein gab es auch. Insgesamt ein wirklich toller Ausflug.

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August 20, 2022

Product ID: 397594