Enjoy the sun and the sea away from crowded beaches.
Rent a boat or charter a cruise and experience free diving to explore shipwrecks around the coast of Crete, visit monuments and archeological sites located next to the sea. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Cretan coastline, from a unique perspective.
Sea & Sun's team has excellent knowledge of the surrounding area and weather conditions. All our team members are certified emergency first responders with lengthy experience in marine environments.
All of our vessels are fitted with Yamaha outboard motors. None of our boats or their motors are older than 3 years old.
Dolfin 710300hp engine - 2020 model
Used predominantly for cruises with our own skipper.
Poseidon 640200hp engine - 2019 model
Yamaha Fuel Management Gauge.
Cabin with bed, WC, mini-fridge and sink.
Love The Sea
No anti-fouling hull coatings used!
We love the sea. Our team has decades of experience in marine-environment activities and protecting the sea is always on our mind. That's why none of our vessels' hulls are coated with any sort of toxic antifouling paint.
Bareboat Rental Prices
All prices below are in euros and include VAT.
Fuel is not included in the price unless otherwise noted.
Poseidon 640 view rangeRequirements
EU-issued license **
€ 500 refundable deposit
with similar vessel
|per day||€ 350 +fuel|
|* per half-day
||€ 200 +fuel|
Poseidon 470 view rangeNo license required
Starter boat for
|* per half-day
Prices include fuel (up to 25lt)
Poseidon 480 view rangeNo license required
|* per half-day||€ 100 +fuel|
|per day||€ 180 +fuel|
Poseidon 510 view rangeNo license required
|* per half-day||€ 100 +fuel|
||€ 180 +fuel|
|alternatively ask for prices including fuel|
* Example half-day rental duration between 1 April to 30 of September is 9:00 to 14:00 or 14:30 to 19:30 and between 1st of October and 31st of March it's 10:00 to 15:00 (max 5 hours).
Long trips include Thodorou and Macherida, short trips are either to Thodorou or Macherida.
Full-day rentals are up to 12 hours.
** EU-issued license: according to Greek maritime law the license must be translated to Greek by an authoritative translator. If desired, Sea Sun Boats can arrange for this for an additional cost of 40 euros - the process takes from 1 to 4 working days.
Important: Please specify the number and ages of persons and if you have any previous experience with boats.
Note: Discounts are available when renting a boat for longer durations.
Battery chargers: All boats have 12V plugs so please bring car chargers for your cellphones and portable devices.
All our boats are equipped with the BoatAngel navigation, safety and collision prevention system.
Cruises in Western Crete
Below you can find a selection of our most popular itineraries for private cruises near Chania. Freediving and spearfishing excursions can be organized on request.
Skipper, fuel, drinking water and soft drinks, snorkelling equipment.
Meals can be provided on request, ranging from sandwiches to traditional snacks (prices from €2 to €10 per person).
The Poseidon 510 is also available for short-range cruises at a lower price: €150 for half-day.
Terms & Conditions
Insurance, safety & liabilities
All vessels are equiped with the legally required safety equipment and are fitted with canopies.
The boat mentioned in the chartering certificate is covered by insurance against civil liability according to Greek Law 2743/99. The insurance does not cover accidents incurred by the boat’s passengers or loss of personal items.
In case the damage incurred is higher than the insurance coverage and the person responsible for the damage is the charterer or the captain of the boat, then the charterer or captain will be liable for the exceeding cost with his personal belongings.
It is illegal to approach organized public beaches at a distance closer than 500 meters; maps are provided during the mandatory briefing with off-limit boundaries.
It is illegal for the vessel's operator to consume alcohol or other intoxicants, the hirer is liable for any fines incurred by such activities.
EU-issued license requirements for bareboat rental
According to Greek maritime law the license must be translated to Greek by an authoritative translator. If desired, Sea Sun Boats can arrange for this for an additional cost of 40 euros - the process takes from 1 to 4 working days.
Orientation for proper operation of the vessel and information on recommended itineraries are provided during the mandatory 45 minute briefing (please be on time) which can be conducted in English or French. At least one fully-charged smartphone is required for the navigation app provided.
Note: We reserve the right to withhold rental of a vessel if adequate skill is not displayed during orientation.
As per regulations, a valid passport or ID card is required to hire a vessel - driver's license or credit card is not accepted as a form of identification.
All bookings can be done either via phone, internet or in person. Confirmation is sent a day before rental after consulting local weather reports.
When making a booking please specify the number and ages of persons and if you have any previous experience with boats.
Please confirm your booking 3 days in advance.
For bare-boat rentals of boats that do not require a license only full day bookings can be made in advance, bookings for half-day rental can only be made the same day or the day before disembarking depending on availability.
Note: We reserve the right to cancel a booking even up to the last minute if weather conditions are not safe. Weather conditions are usually confirmed one day before the trip.