Holiday paradise Crete: rent a boat near Heraklion for an exclusive boat tour

Rent one of the three high quality boats in Crete and sail from the Ammoudara beach in front of Iraklio through the sunny Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy this exclusive boat tour with friends and family!

  • Tour / activity duration: depending on selection
  • Languages: German, English, Greek
  • Transfer: no, not included
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  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Crete boat rental without licence / without skipper - up to 5 persons INFO

  • Rent boat "Olympic 490M" - 2h - without boat licence, without skipper120.-€
  • Rent boat "Olympic 490M" - 3h - without boat licence, without skipper170.-€
  • Rent boat "Olympic 490M" - 4h - without boat licence, without skipper210.-€

Crete boat rental with skipper - private tour for 6 to 20 persons INFO

  • Rent boat "Pikilos 9M" - private tour with skipper (2h) - for 1-6 persons354.-€
  • Rent boat "Pikilos 9M" - private tour with skipper (2h) - each further person (max. 20)59.-€
Maritime highlight in the boat

Overview / General Information

Enjoy the maritime atmosphere of Crete by boat

For your boat trip you can rent the most suitable boats. From Iraklio, on the Ammoudara beach, you will set sail off to Crete and share this adventurous and exclusive experience with your partner, friends or family.


  • Duration: upon your choice
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Days: daily
  • Months: 15th of April - 15th of October
  • Languages: German, English, Greek
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Ammoudara


  • Life jacket, complete equipment

Option 1: Crete boat rental without boat licence

For skippers of the spontaneous opportunity you can rent the boat of the type "Olympic 490M" for up to 5 persons. Since the ship's propulsion has only up to 30 hp, you are allowed to sail this ship without a boat license after the safety briefing. It is up to you whether you rent the boat in the period of 09.00 - 18.00 o' clock for 2h, 3h or 4h.


  • Cost: extra hour 40€/h, gasoline 10€/h

Option 2: Crete boat hire with skipper - private tour for 6 to 20 persons

For a private boat trip on Crete in larger groups (from 6 persons) rent the motorboat "Pikilos 9M" with skipper. This boat has a 320 HP engine, the experienced skipper is included in the price for 2 hours and takes you from Heraklion to Ammoudi, Panagia or Agia Pelagia.


  • Skipper, fuel, snorkeling equipment
  • Refreshment

Important information

Please bring along:

Passport, deposit, swimwear, towel, sun blocker, snacks, backpack, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks, Boat Driving Licence: with the booking option without skipper (powerboat "AquaMar")

Detailed description

Free ride along the coast of Crete: rent a boat in Iraklio

With over 1000 kilometres of coastline, Crete is not only the largest island of Greece, but also the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape, consisting of many mountain ranges, several gorges and winding caves, offers a breathtaking variety of contrasts with the occasional high plateaus, the green plains of Messara and the flat, fertile stretches of land on the coast. Last but not least, the hot summer months with little rainfall make Crete a popular holiday destination. The influence of the Mediterranean Sea is responsible for a very mild climate during the rest of the year; snow is usually only found in the higher mountain regions. Wonderful sandy beaches and cliffs complete the natural offer.

Cruise the coastal waters of Crete by boat and rent your personal boat at the Ammoudara beach in Iraklio and sail through the beautiful Mediterranean Sea with this phenomenal scenery in the background. For your fun trip with the boat in Crete there are three beautiful, well maintained boats to choose from. The "Olympic 490M" has a capacity of max. 5 persons and is perfect for beginners, without licence. The motorboat "Aqua Mar 620M" has space for max. 6 persons, for this purpose you need a boat licence. If you are travelling with more people and want to rent a boat exclusively on Crete, then the motor boat "Pikilos 9M" is suitable for your exclusive boat trip: it has capacity up to max. 10 persons and a skipper is on board.

Enjoy the waves and sun from Iraklio in the west to Ammoudi, Panagia or Agia Pelagia. Choose your own route, schedule and direction. All boats are at least equipped with maps and compass and you decide when and where, how long and how much you want to sail. Maybe your destination is one of the more remote beaches to anchor there and enjoy the warm sea and the sunshine? After a safety and operating instruction by the friendly, professional staff on site, you can also start off on your way.

Do you know the feeling of walking along the beach and watching the boats on the sea as they ride gracefully and easily through the waves? Make this wish come true and rent one of the boats in Crete! Take advantage of this exclusive atmosphere of Crete on the boat with your partner, friends or family and remember this time together.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Enjoy the maritime atmosphere of Crete by boat

Hanne wrote on May 16, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Super Weather Super Family Day

We had a great family day on the sea. The weather was perfect. The day could have gone on forever. So who would like to spend a great day outside on the sea must necessarily borrow a boat. Super even without a license!

Super Wetter- Super Familientag

Wir hatten einen tollen Familientag auf dem Meer. Das Wetter war perfekt. Der Tag hätte noch ewig so weiter gehen können. Also wer gerne eine super Tag draußen auf dem Meer verbingen möchte muss sich unbedingt ein Boot ausleihen. Super eben auch ohne Führerschein!

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