Are you ready to experience Chania boat tours with the passionate team of Crown Cruises Crete? It’s about time to start planning your summer holidays and see some of the best and popular places worldwide. We are here to assist you and choose among the best boat tours that are perfect for exploring Chania’s coastline. Whether you want to explore secluded beaches, visit the famous Balos Lagoon, or experience a romantic sunset cruise, Crown Cruises Crete has always something to offer you!

To begin with, visiting Crete and most specific, the old town of Chania, is one of the most desired activities to do during summer. First of all, Chania is a stunning coastal town located on the western side of Crete, in Greece. With its breathtaking natural beauty and crystal-clear waters, the town is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. One of the best ways to explore the town’s beauty is of course by taking a boat tour. Chania boat tours offer visitors a chance to experience the town’s seductive beaches, the charming coastal villages and secluded beaches from a unique perspective.

friends on boat trip

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Let’s see some of the most popular boat tours offered by Crown Cruises Crete! If you are interested in, please keep reading the article below.

Boat tour to Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island, Chania

Balos Lagoon, a natural wonder in Crete, that accepts thousands of visitors every day during summertime. A cruise to this amazing beach is a must-do experience when visiting Chania. This tour offers an opportunity to explore two of the most stunning beaches of Crete, both located on the western coast of the island. As the boat sails along the coast, visitors will see breathtaking views of the coastline and the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Once the boat reaches Balos Lagoon, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the beach.

More specific, Balos Lagoon is located on the northwest coast of Crete and is a protected area due to its unique ecosystem. The lagoon is surrounded by steep cliffs, and its shallow turquoise waters are home to a variety of marine life. It includes sea turtles, Cretan goats and colorful fish. After exploring the Lagoon, the boat continues to Gramvousa Island, which is just a few kilometers away. Gramvousa Island is known for the Venetian castle that sits atop a hill overlooking the sea.

Throughout the tour, visitors are led by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the history, culture, and natural beauty of the area. The guides provide commentary about the sights and attractions, making the tour both informative and entertaining.

boat trip to Gramvousa Island, in Chania Crete

Picture by: Giacinto Canini

Chania Boat Tours – a must experience

Sunset Cruise

For those looking for a romantic experience, Crown Cruises Crete offers a sunset cruise along Chania‘s scenic harbor. Enjoy a glass of wine or champagne while admiring the amazing old port of the town, with its unique architecture and calm waters. Chania boat tours begin as the yacht sets sail from the port, with visitors taking the stunning views of the town’s coastline, historic buildings, and nearby islands. Moreover, the tour is an amazing chance to learn about the town’s history and culture.

In fact, as the sun begins to set, the colors of the sky begin to change, creating a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. The orange, pink, and purple hues of the sunset reflect off the water, creating a mesmerizing display of light that is truly unforgettable. Whether you’re traveling with your loved one, a group of friends, or simply looking to experience the beauty of the town, a sunset cruise is the perfect way to do it.

Chania harbor during sunset

Picture by: J W Edwards

Thodorou and Lazareta Islets

These two islands are just a short distance from the city of Chania and can be easily accessed by boat. A tour is an excellent way to experience the natural beauty of the Gulf of Chania in Crete. The trip to Thodorou Island will take you through blue waters, offering stunning views of the island’s rocky terrain and natural vegetation. More specific, the island is a protected area and home to the endangered Cretan wild goat. Visitors can observe these goats from a distance, and with luck, they might spot them grazing on the island’s rugged terrain.

Furthermore, the boat will also take you to Lazareta Island. It is known for its fascinating history as a quarantine station for sailors during the 16th century. The island’s old stations and buildings are still standing.

boat trip to Thodorou Island, Chania

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Trip to Seitan Limania – Aulaki – Stavros

What an excellent way to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Chania. This tour provides visitors an opportunity to discover three of the most breathtaking locations on the island. All of them are located on the northern coast of the Akrotiri peninsula. Firstly, the tour begins heading to Seitan Limania Beach. This stunning natural harbor is surrounded by steep cliffs and breathtaking waters that will steal your heart. Year by year, this beach is getting more popular and thousands of tourists visit it to witness this miracle.

After exploring it, the boat continues on the nearby beach of Aulaki which is the ending of the Katholiko gorge. After that, Stavros beach will be the next stop. It has been featured in several movies, including the iconic scene from “Zorba the Greek”.  You can swim or simply relax on the beach and take in the stunning views of the coastline.

Additionally, Crown Cruises Crete also offers a variety of other activities and services. You can enjoy snorkeling or SUP and explore the magic of the Cretan Sea. Moreover, we offer other services such as daily cruises, private tours, and special events. For special events, we can arrange everything from corporate events to weddings, ensuring that every detail is with special care.

Seitan Limania Beach, Chania Crete

Picture by: Bzzup


Overall, Chania boat tours by Crown Cruises Crete provide an unforgettable experience for visitors to the town. With its stunning natural beauty and rich history, Chania is a destination that you must experience. Whatever you are looking for your summer holidays, our team will be glad to make the most out of it!