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Upon arrival at the beach, the instructor will go through the day's itinerary. The course starts with an introduction to Stand Up Paddling, a demonstration of proper technique, along with safety and rescue measures.

We paddle firstly inside the magnificent cove of Loutraki to increase confidence on the paddleboard. The tour includes several stops along the coastline, where we can swim, relax, sunbathe or snorkel. This is a unique opportunity to explore the Cretan coastline while standing on the water!

From Loutraki beach we paddle to Marathi bay, famous for its fish taverns and its sandy beach. For the more adventurous we paddle under the pier that separates the beach into two parts. Heading south from Marathi bay, we reach the islet of Palaiosouda, a very popular diving location. There's a small sandy beach on the west side of the islet where we can enjoy the sun and the warm waters and rest for a while before heading back to our base. While on the beach you can admire the White Mountains (Lefka Ori or Madares) standing tall in the mainland of the Cretan island, covered with snow even during the hot, summer months. If you are lucky, you may get the chance to paddle side by side with the sea turtle that loves hanging out in our bay.

It is an easy, idle tour specifically designed to satisfy all levels of paddlers, chosen by families, couples of all ages and groups of friends.

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Marathi beach
SUP in Crete
Overview
Explore the Cretan coastline from a standup paddleboard on this guided tour around beautiful Marathi Bay. After a short instruction and safety lesson, head out into the bay, exploring smaller islets, diving spots, and a small cave system along the way. Stop from time to time to snorkel with the marine life or catch your breath on the beach. This tour is good for all ages and experience levels, a great way to enjoy time with friends and family on the water.
Highlights
  • Explore the Cretan coast on a standup paddle board

  • Family friendly outing

  • Appropriate for all experience levels

  • Local guide and hotel pickup/drop-off included

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
The Perfect Way to Spend Two Hours

Booked at short notice and from the moment I called Stefanos to enquire about availability the whole trip was perfect. So easy to book, flexibility to accommodate a range of ages (from 6 - 54) and brilliant guides on the day (thanks Tom and Costas)....More

Thank Scruff74
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great Fun

What a brilliant time. We had never done SUP before but thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Costos and Tom were really good with our youngest who struggled at first to gain control of the board but got the hang of it eventually. We would have...More

Thank John D
Stefanos A, Ιδιοκτήτης at SUP in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello John, Thank you so much for your kind words and for your recommendation! We will be more than happy to see you all again and explore our hidden gems!

Reviewed 5 days ago
Late notice but lots of fun

My wife and I were in Chania for a couple of nights and we wanted to fit in some stand up paddle boarding, I went through a few sites and kept coming back to SUP in Crete due to the excellent reviews. I contacted Stefanos...More

Thank nwmlarge
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic first SUP experience :-)

My daughter and I tried out stand-up paddling for the first time - and we had a really great time. We were well guided by Stefanos and Tom and the weather and beautiful surroundings at Marathi beach made it a very good experience all together....More

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Stefanos A, Ιδιοκτήτης at SUP in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello from SUPinCrete, Thank you for taking the time to be with us and for sharing this on TripAdvisor! Whenever you come back to Chania, make sure you join us for another tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience and lovely people

After reading the reviews on tripadvisor, I decided to book a Tour with sup crete and it was the Highlight of my vacation. Stefanos and his crew are very lovely people. They explained the paddling techniques very well and were patient and funny throughout the...More

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Stefanos A, Ιδιοκτήτης at SUP in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are always honored to read that we have made such a positive impact on our guests! Thank you for choosing us and for your time and for sharing this! Cannot wait to see you again!

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