Water activity

Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

Activity provider: Cretanholidays
Water activity

Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 59.27 per person

Embark on a five-hour cruise on a wooden pirate boat from the port of Rethymnon. Sail west to the bay of Kefalas and enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters directly from the boat.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Embark on a half-day cruise on a pirate-themed boat
  • Swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Have a light lunch of Greek salad
  • Admire the views of the coastline of Crete
Full description
Boart the pirate-themed boat "Captain Hook" at marina port of Rethymnon. Set sail on a five-hour cruise and take some time for swimming, snorkeling, or simply admiring the beautiful views. Sail west and enjoy the views of the Venetian port of Rethymnon. Traveling along the coastline of Crete, pass Gerani Bay before the boat anchors at the Bay of Kevalas. Enjoy some time swimming or snorkeling from the boat for approximately one hour. Next, enjoy a light lunch of Greek salad , followed by more time for swimming and sunbathing. On the return leg of the journey, admire the views of the caves of Kefalas before returning to the harbor of Rethymnon.
  • Pirate boat cruise
  • Swimming stops
  • Greek salad lunch
  • Glass of wine or soft drink
  • Snorkeling masks
  • Swimming tubes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

At the marina port of Rethymnon in front of the Dolphin Cruises pirate boat. You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior departure to exchange your voucher for a boat ticket.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 142 reviews

Review summary

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Overall pretty good. However, crew could communicate a bit better as they didn’t greet everyone and let us know the itinerary. Was pretty disappointed with one swimming stop when it’s advertised that there are “swimming stops”. However, the swimming stop is in a beautiful location. Lunch was a simple Greek salad with bread and olive oil. Music was just a Phil Collins greatest hits album, which was rather strange!

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March 26, 2023

We had a lovely trip on board Captain Hook recently! Boarded the ship and it took 1.5 hours to reach our swimming destination - get there early if you want to secure your seat of choice. The swimming location was stunning with lots of caves to explore - be warned that the tides around the rocks are strong and the water is deep but they have life jackets on board for children/less confident swimmers. The captain was friendly and entertaining. BEWARE: most people were fine but I felt extremely sea sick, take a sickness pill if you have any doubts/experience travel sickness as a precaution. The lunch on offer was mediocre but enjoyed none the less. Thank you to the crew it was a stunning stop!

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March 26, 2023

Great experience, staff nice and professional, the swimming stop was amazing, beautiful landscape, the time was enough to swim. the only thing that could be better to somehow avoid that before the boarding when waiting in the line to stand a long time directly under the sun. Except that everything was perfect, money well spent

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 396882