Private Sailing Trip to Dia Island

6 hours

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Experience a 6-hour private sailing trip, accommodating a maximum of 8 persons, with the enchanting destination of DIA Island.

Our journey to DIA Island commences with  a warm welcome from the crew at the Heraklion port.

We set sail at 09:00 am (morning route) or 15:00 (sunset route), we head north towards DIA Island. Along the way, marvel at the picturesque Cretan Coastline, and if you’re lucky, witness dolphins gracefully swimming beside the boat.

DIA Island is located 6 miles north of Heraklion (a one-hour sail). It holds legendary significance as the hideout of Theseus after slaying the Minotaur, created by Zeus himself.

Around 10:00a.m or 16:00, we reach DIA Island and anchor in the Bay of Saint George. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear, emerald waters for an unforgettable swimming and snorkeling experience (snorkeling equipment provided).

The seabed’s captivating scenery, coupled with opportunities for sunbathing, leisurely fishing (for enjoyment, not expertise), or adventurous paddle-boarding, guarantees a day filled with sun, sea, and relaxation.

Enjoy your lunch(optional) on board, accompanied by a selection of unlimited drinks, including wine, beers, soft drinks, and water.

Before we set sail back to Heraklion, indulge in a final refreshing dip, signaled by our captain’s horn.

The Private sailing trip to Dia Island is a great opportunity for special occasions like small parties, wedding proposals or some quality time.

Pick-Up Locations

The Private boat trip is offered from a multitude of locations across Crete. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily partake in this experience. Regardless of their chosen base location. For better understanding of our pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that because of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.

Itinerary and Important Information


Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We do everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.

Morning Route

08:45: Boarding.
09:00: Our Sailing Boat trip to DIA Island begins from Heraklion port.
10:00: The vessel anchors in Saint George’s Bay. 4 hours of free time for snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and paddle boarding. A Delicious meal will be served on board.
14:00: Set sail from DIA Island back to Heraklion
15:00: Approx return time back to Heraklion.

Sunset Route

14:45: Boarding.
15:00: Our Sailing Boat trip to DIA Island begins from Heraklion port.
16:00: The vessel anchors in Saint George’s Bay. 4 hours of free time for snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, and paddle boarding. A Delicious meal will be served on board.
20:00: Set sail from DIA Island back to Heraklion
21:00: Approx return time back to Heraklion.

Days and Languages

Every Day: English


The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing.

Services and Products Included

✅ Sailing Boat trip tickets.
✅ Snorkelling equipment, Fishing Equipment, Paddle board.
✅ Insurance cover.
✅ Unlimited drinks(Beers,Wine,Soft drinks,Water).
✅ Instant confirmation.
✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).


We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.

Services and Products Excluded from this private sailing trip:

❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest.

❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.

❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary. – Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.

Not Suitable

A sailing trip may not be recommended for individuals who experience severe seasickness or motion sensitivity. Those with a history of significant health issues, especially heart or respiratory conditions, should consult with their healthcare provider before embarking on a sailing adventure. Pregnant women in later stages of pregnancy may find the constant motion uncomfortable, and it is advisable for them to seek medical advice as well. Additionally, individuals with limited mobility or those who are uncomfortable in open water environments may not fully enjoy the experience.

Meeting Points

In your email and on the ticket you’ll receive, we will provide comprehensive details about the designated meeting point, which serves as the starting hub for every tour or activity. Our commitment to ensuring your convenience and safety extends to carefully select the closest and safest meeting point based on your accommodation location.

To further enhance your understanding and ease of navigation, we go the extra mile by including a Google pin point or even a photograph of the meeting point in the email. This visual aid ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting spot with confidence.


What to Bring With You

Must Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip.

Swimming suit, a towel, a hat, sunglasses, and sun cream.

Optional and Advices:

Don’t bring too much money.

Limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.

Water, lip balm, insect repellent, and anti-bacterial hand wipes/hand sanitizer are sometimes essential.

Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication and prescriptions.

You must always carry a copy of your passport with you.

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