Sailing4you offers you day sailing trips at at the bay of Agia Pelagia for 8 hours.
Day sailing trip 8h: The daily 8-hour trips start at 10:00 from the marina of the Venetian port of Heraklion. Optionally, we can arrange your transfer, from and to your place of stay to the marina. Upon your arrival our skipper will provide you with a tour and a brief description of the boat. The boat is now set to loose the ropes and sail away towards the island of Dia or the bay of Agia Pelagia for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
During the trip the skipper is going to provide you with useful information and sailing tips concerning the art of sailing. If you wish, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in the sailing process either by steering the wheel or by tightening the sheet under the full guidance of the skipper.
Upon the arrival to Dia, the boat will moor and you will be able to swim in the crystal clear waters of the island. Dia is a small inhabitable island just 6 nautical miles at the north of Heraklion where the seawater is light blue. You will have the opportunity to explore the rich animal life under-water and if you watch carefully, you will notice various broken ancient vessels. The gulf has a view of Heraklion and due to its orientation the weather is always calm.
You will have plenty of time at your disposal to enjoy your swim and jumps from the boat and also to walk around the wild landscape of the island that makes it so unique. The island is a Natura protected area due to its biodiversity. Follow the path, which will lead you to the centre of the island and discover the remains of the now destroyed ancient forest. Look for the salty wetlands formed in the rocks when the waves hit the north part of the island.
If you prefer to visit the bay of Agia Pelagia you will have plenty of time at your disposal for swimming in the magnificent green-blue waters and for relaxing walks on the beach. The bay of Agia Pelagia is protected from the wind and the sea is always calm. The boat is equipped with masks, snorkels and fins that will facilitate your exploration of the deep clear waters. Admire the beauty of the landscape and perceive the scents of thyme, sage and rosemary that reach till the sea. You can wander around the narrow streets of the village and have lunch in the traditional taverns located along the beach.
When you wish, you can have a shower in the stern of the boat and afterwards, a refreshing fruit salad prepared by our skipper will be waiting for you. You can either savour it under the shadow of the tent or while sunbathing in the front of the boat on comfortable pillows. Additionally, we will offer you water, refreshments, coffee and yogurt with handmade sweets accompanied by the local cretan drink, raki.
Our return to the port of Heraklion will be 18:00, when we will say goodbye longing that your experience was unique and if you are lucky enough, to be accompanied by dolphins on our way back since these friendly creatures love our waters and consort our journeys.
**Optionally, upon prior arrangement, you can choose a lunch consisting of delicious salads and a main course of either pasta or BBQ meat or seafood BBQ, accompanied by wine and refreshments.