B-Crew Sailing
B-Crew Sailing
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Daily private trips for up to 8 passengers to Balos and Gramvousa from Kastelli Port on our 36 foot sailing boat. Departure: 10:00, arrival: 18:00. We provide home-made local food/fruit/water/wine/beer/refreshments, a big cover for shade, masks & fins and life jackets for kids. Price per (adult) passenger: 80 euros. Children under 4 free of charge, from 4 to 10 50% off. General Commercial Registry No.: 75354158000
Kissamos, Chania Prefecture, Greece

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Brontesurfer56
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We wanted to visit Balos & Gramvoussa by boat and went looking for a small private tour rather than one of the large ferries that appeared very crowded with possibly well over 100 on board. At the private port in Kasteli we found
B-Crew Sailing, not sure why it was named that as it was definitely the A-Crew haha. We had 10 on board the yacht, 2 crew and 8 guests. The crew of Jacob & Nicos were highly experienced sailors and our day trip was outstanding. We had a swim stop on the way and then visited Gramvoussa then Balos. Jacob & Nicos had it mastered on arriving at these stops as the larger boats were leaving, meaning we had both locations uncrowded, especially Gramvoussa. I recommend, if you can, walk to the top and visit the old fort at Gramvoussa, you will get some amazing photos whilst btaking in the view. Lunch and drinks (water, wine, beer) were included in the price, which was very reasonable. Lunch was amazing, traditional Greek prepared by YiaYia. We highly recommend B-Crew Sailing.
Written 31 August 2023
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Thank you so so much for this amazing review!! Nikos and Jacob had a really lovely time with you on board! Best wishes from all the B Crew team 😃
Written 3 September 2023
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lavind
London43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We had the best time on this boat trip to Gramvousa Island and Balos. Ariadne and Vasillis were great at ensuring we missed the crowds of tourists also visiting the same places and by making us feel so very welcome. The food and drink was plentiful and very tasty. The boat is great. We had a memorable day and I recommend without reservation.
Written 26 September 2021
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Dear Lavina, Thank you so much for your great review! We had such a fabulous day with you last week on the boat, so relaxing and enjoyable 😊 Take care both of you! Ariadne and Vassilis
Written 28 September 2021
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Wanderer
Leiden, The Netherlands11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
We had the greatest of our time going to Balos Beach and exploring all the secret bays that you can only reach by boat, also avoiding the crowds. Ariadne and Vasilis were a very experienced crew with some races in their record as well. It was a pity weather was windy otherwise Vasilis would let us sail as well. Homemade food from Vasilis mother, authentic Cretan cuisine. Me and my best friend had an amazing time! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. Whoever is going to Crete I’m giving them their contact!
Written 2 August 2021
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Thank you so much for this great review! We had a great time with you, too and we hope next time you come you'll get the opportunity to practice more sailing ;-) Warm greetings from both of us, Ariadne & Vasilis
Written 6 August 2021
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mark a
Selby, UK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Super day out on B-crew’s racing yacht , at Gramvousa and Balos. George and Tina were superb hosts but great compliments also to the famous grandmother who prepares the delicious food - restaurant quality, consumed on the yacht , moored at Gramvousa. Super helpful team who couldn’t do enough for their guests for the day. Thankyou Ariadne for the excellent comms, directions and arrangements. Will definitely seek to repeat the day if we are in W Crete again - we aim to be! Hope the new role goes well George!
Written 3 September 2022
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Thank you so much, Mark for this fabulous review! Thank you also for the great 360 photos! George and Tina had a fantastic time with you on the boat. We really hope to see you again if you come back to West Crete. Warm greetings from us all at B Crew
Written 5 September 2022
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Sandra P
Jochberg, Austria12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic day sailing with Vassilis to Gramvousa and Balos Island. Vassilis is very experienced and very nice. He even taught us a little sailing. The destinations were amazingly beautiful and lunch was delicious. Vassilis knows how to avoid the crowds at these popular destinations. At Gramvousa we managed to be alone and left as soon as the large boat full of tourists arrived.
Written 18 October 2020
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Dear Sandra, thank you very much for this lovely review. Having both of you on board was the best present I could ask for my birthday! I really had a fantastic and very relaxing time with you and I enjoyed our trip a great lot. Wishing you all the best, Vassilis
Written 19 October 2020
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Dimitris A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
10/10 would recommend this cruise with Vasilis and Nikos! Friendly, polite, willing to help and explain guys. Would definitely go sailing again and if I ever do it again in Crete, that will be with Vasilis and his family! We visited 3 different locations but most importantly our cruise was arranged in that way to avoid the huge ferry crowds in Balos and Gramvousa. Thank you for everything and also giagia (grandma) for the delicious lunch we had on board!
Written 5 August 2021
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Thank you so much, Dimitris for your generous words. You were both amazing, too and we absolutely loved the time we spent with you on Tuesday! We would love to see you again if you come back to Crete :-) Take care, Vasilis & Nikos
Written 6 August 2021
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Joan
Barcelona, Spain133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
like everyone else here, Ariadne and her son Niko exceeded our expectations. We chose a semi-private trip and so were on a waiting list until others signed up, but they let us know a few days in advance. We chose this not only as it was a sailboat, but for the service and food on board, homemade by Niko´s grandmother, was lovely,. They try so hard! It felt so VIP to be with them and enjoy Balos and Gramvousa. I would recommend it to anyone!
Written 20 August 2022
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Dear Juan, Thank you so much for your such kind words! We had a lovely day with you on board 😃 We are wishing you all the best and hopefully we’ll get to meet again some time! Ariadne and Nikos
Written 22 August 2022
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Benjamin C
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
we had a spectacular day with the B Crew team. We are a family of 6 with 4 kids ages 17, 14, 12, and 9. It was easy finding their boat and parking right next to it. We opted for the smaller of the two boats and had plenty of room. Nikos and Kristos were wonderful captains. The boat has the option of going by sail or by motor. Our day was not windy at all so sailing was pretty slow and we instead used the motor for all but about 15 minutes of transit time. Is it not nearly as fast as an actual motor boat. We had time to hike up to the top of the fortress at Gramvousa (amazing views!) and swim a bit and then had almost two hours at Balos Bay which is one of the most incredible beaches we have ever visited. Certainly approaching by boat is far more convenient and comfortable than by car. We were treated to freshly homemade lunch by their Yaya which was delicious -- and no trouble accommodating some food restrictions of ours. They brought plenty of water and soda so we stayed amply hydrated the whole day. The boat has nice shade which was important on a hot, sunny day. Our hosts were very easy going and affable and we really enjoyed chatting with them, learning about Cretan culture. Do make sure to bring towels. Our kids made good use of their snorkel gear.
Written 21 June 2023
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Dear Ben, Thank you so much for this wonderful and thorough review! Nikos and Christos enjoyed the trip with you a great lot! All our best, The B Crew team
Written 23 June 2023
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Prem Suisse
Nyon, Switzerland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We were 4 people and we had a wonderful day trip to balos. Organized one month ago before leaving our coutry , by email with Ariadne. The explanations were clear and finding the location to meet Vassilis was easy.
Vassilis is more than a captain, very friendly and communicative, he gave us many explanations on the site and surroundings. His son was with him this day and very helpful and his kindness was reaalx appreciated. A great lunch served on the boat and cooked by Vassilis's mother....a real family business!
We highly recommend Bcrew to assue you good memories.
Prem - Swiss
Written 3 August 2021
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Dear Paul and family, thank you so much for this great review! You are all truly wonderful and we wish you many more trips around the world :-) Warm greetings from us all, Ariadne, Vassilis & Nikos
Written 3 August 2021
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robmhilton
Leeds, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Really awesome day out with Vasilis and Ariadne - they made every effort to make myself, wife and 2 children (11 and 14) feel welcome. It felt like an authentic trip, with the sails up and tacking to Gramvousa and Balos, which is just what we were after. We dived and snorkelled from the boat and had authentic Crete cuisine for lunch which they'd prepared - my son's best day of our 2 weeks :)
Written 23 August 2020
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Thank you so much, dear Robin for this fantastic review! What a great sailing we did together! ⛵️And what a wonderful, sweet and warm family you have 😃 It was a real pleasure having you on board with us. Hope we meet again and do some nice tacks 😉 All the best from both of us to all the lovely family, Vasilis and Ariadne
Written 23 August 2020
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