Chania Boats Rental
Chania Boats Rental
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lukrei
Hamburg, Germany37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Our boat trip with one of George‘s boats was a thrilling experience that was very enjoyable and definitely one of the highlights of our two week Chania vacation.

The boats are in very good shape and everything you need is on board: Easy to use GPS System, SOS Life Vest Rescue Package, First Aid, a Radio and a Backup motor.

Chania Boats Rental is a famIily run boat rental business. The Owner George is very friendly and nice guy and definitely a skilled skipper, who shows you everything on the boat that you need to know about to handle it carefully and safely on your own.

There is no license required to boat out onto the open see and follow one of the routes to a place at the nearby little rocky islands. Some say that there is a WW2 plane lying sunken at some nearby coordinates, so it was great fun to try and find it in the clear waters of Crete.

You can also drift away in privacy and enjoy the sun or throw out the anchor and jump off the boat to snorkel in the sometimes not more than 6 meter deep waters surrounding some places around Chania.

We felt save anytime on the boat and were instructed pretty well. The boat was responsive when steered and using the anchor wasn’t hard at all. Technically everything was perfectly working and there were no problems. Coming back into the harbour he will be there and guide you in so no worries about parking the boat.

It really felt like „being a captain for a day“ for us. We enjoyed our 4 hours with this boat very much.

We didn’t go full throttle all the time so fuel was fairly not a huge cost aspect.
Fuel is calculated afterwards.

If you want to talk to George about what you can do with his boats you need to go to a road named Akti Kanari at the Nea Hora Chania Harbor and you’ll probably find him there taking care of his boats. Otherwise hit him up on chaniaboatsrental.gr to get in touch.

Written 4 August 2020
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Naboo
London, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We really wanted to go on a private boat trip whilst on our holiday in Chania . We came across Chania boat rentals through reviews on trip adviser . At first we were unsure if we wanted to sail the boat ourselves given we don't have any experience but after messages with George the owner he kindly offered that he could skipper the boat .

The trip was fantastic . We opted for the 4 hr trip , where we could have a sail around two nearby islands and two swimming spots . George our skipper was very informative, friendly and so helpful . He listened to what we liked and tailored the trip.

The price was very reasonable for a skippered boat or/and also for a self sail boat. Definitely worth every penny and price was really good compared to some boat prices in Chania which can exceed 800 euros + . I would 100% recommend Chania boat rentals and will definitely use them again on our next trip .

Don’t hesitate to book .George is super caring with his passengers and is very responsible for with his ‘sailors’.

Thank you George for making our trip to Chania so special .
Written 14 August 2021
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Chiara
Zurich, Switzerland7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
If you are looking for the perfect motor boat to rent (without boat driving license) to access the most beautiful remote beaches and coves near Chania, you need to get it here.

I did some search and George has got the best 30 HP engine in Chania, why? It was the first time that I‘ve rented a so well equipped and safe boat: all boats have installed a new Garmin GPS - this makes the trip safe and trackable in case of emergency.
Additionally the boat was furnishes with cooler box, clean pillows, comfortable ladder and a big shadow cover.
I deeply enjoyed it and I rented it twice during my short stay in Chania.

P.S. On day one, the sea conditions turned unexpectedly a bit rough (at least for a beginner like me!) and George reached out with his jet ski all his clients to make sure that we were safe and happy! What a service!

P.S. 2: George speaks perfect English and I booked it in advance via whatapp! Efficient and easy :)
Written 8 August 2021
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Nancy B
Cambridgeshire, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Fantastic boat trip! We hired a boat for half a day (4 hours). Booking was easy via WhatsApp, the owner spoke excellent English and great suggestions (re the best weather for our trip and where to go). The boat was spotless, instruction was patient and thorough (we are pretty novice), and we had the most fantastic time. They gave us great quality life vests for the kids too, the kids didn’t even moan about them they were so easy to wear!
Written 14 August 2022
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BrianGejlChr
Maeloev, Denmark34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We rented the boat “Maria” and had a great day on the sea :)
Everything from reserving (pay 20eur. In advance) to instructions and returning, went smoothly with no problems.
We were 4 persons, and if you distribute the weight, the 30hp does a good job getting the boat out of the water for faster travelling.
We spend the day snorkelling different places. We recommend going East out of the harbour.
Fuel cost was 60eur.
Chania boat rentals gets our recommendations!
Written 29 July 2022
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Jamie P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Can I start by saying we had great fun on the boat today, but I want to make a special mention of the level of service we received today. We had communicated via WhatsApp all day and he even sent us some drone footage of us leaving the port but the real kicker is not just that.

He picked us up from the wrong port (which we mistakenly arrived at) and on top of that, I left my drivers license there by accident and he has arranged for me to collect it from a local cafe on our way to the airport tomorrow.

Boat was well equipped with a sun shade, garmin GPS, anchor, swimming ladder and backup engine plus a coolbox.

This will be one activity and one company you will not regret booking on your holiday.
Written 13 May 2022
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Carlo G
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We rented a boat with a permit (100cv). One can also easily rent a boat without permit (30cv), which will allow you to have a similar experience as the boats are light and fast. This is an excellent activity and an excellent rental company. The boats are in excellent conditions, very spacious and very clean. The owner explains everything in detail and even gave us a brief explanatory tour with the boat before we set off for the day. The pricing of the rental and the gasoline is correct and transparent. The boats are moored at Nea Chora port and the owner will normally allow you to park your car next to the mooring area. Strongly recommended.
Written 10 August 2021
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JuicyLuceAG
London, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
What an experience! We noticed Chania boat rentals when walking back to our hotel and took a look at the website. So easy as we just had to WhatsApp the owner - George with our request, communication was so easy and booked it for the next day! He ran through how to use the boat and even took us on a little trial in the port. We were a tad nervous before, but it was all so easy. Had the best half day cruising around and dropped out anchor near to a beach and spent a couple of hours swimming and chilling. Cannot recommend enough, especially for the price! Our hotel staff couldn’t believe how well priced it was as so many others cost so much more! I would advise to book as soon as you can during peak season as I can imagine it gets booked up very quickly… hands down the best day of our holiday in Chania!
Written 29 April 2022
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Carole Z
100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
From start to finish renting a boat from Chania Boats rental was so good , the owner what’s aps you all the details and even directions and couldn’t be more friendly.
The Harbour is small and easily accessible, not daunting like some of the bigger harbours , local restaurants and cafe next to the harbour were great for coffees to take onboard , we had a delicious lunch in our return too .
The boat was really top class , very comfortable and had lots of spec that my son and husband loved , we had a really lovely time , 4 hours was just enough to do some snorkelling, swimming and my son tried his hand at a little fishing .
The price was really good too . We would 100% use them again in a heart beat . Cretan hospitality at its best .
Written 18 August 2022
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Andris K
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
This was a lovely experience - friendly owner who explained everything about the boat (and speaks very good English) and then 4 hours on the Mediterranean Sea with stops for snorkelling and photos. The feel of the sea breeze and the magnificent views of beautiful Crete - a wonderful day!

The boat is in perfect condition and also equipped with a GPS showing depth etc. The boat is easy to drive and manoeuvre.

Was a bit surprised it didn’t cost more!
Written 4 June 2021
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