Description of Nikolaos's sailboat
Sailboat Dufour Gib' Sea 43 12.8m
Welcome to our well maintained sailboat Gib'Sea 43 built in France by Dufour and it can host up to 8 guests, recommended, plus captain and hostess. Suitable for daily excursions to beautiful bays and hide away coves and beaches as well as multi-day, overnight sailing adventures, such as Mpali, Amprogiallos, Panormos , Gib'Sea will make you fall in love with it but also with our beautiful island! Our skipper will take you to the most amazing coves and bays, for a memory to last a lifetime. The only thing that you will do is to lay back, relax, and enjoy the warm sun! We sail east out of the bay with the outstanding hillside view of Kalami area, past a small uninhabited island with a fort, with its cannon ports, where the Venetians kept the pirates out of the bay. So close you can almost touch it! Always depending on wind direction we sail alongside the coast with a fort view high up on the hill and a prison fort below it, with the White mountains scenery being in the background, past the tourist crowded beaches sail for a lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula.Along the way, depending on weather and wind direction we will have the opportunity to stop at one or more hide away spots for swimming, snorkeling and diving fun along with freshly prepared local food, appetizers and drinks. Bring your towel, sun block and most of all all your positive energy for the fun of it. Included in the pricing Snorkeling equipment Full meal prepared aboard Refreshments, Wine, Beers Extras for multi-day trips Food Fuel for multi day trips Hostess can be provided for multi day charters upon client's request Just send us a message through the platform and request a booking!
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Nikos and Alex were the perfect hosts. Very friendly and informative, and happy for you to get involved if you wish. 3 stops for swimming in lovely bays, a freshly made lunch, flowing drinks and plenty of sailing. A great day out, would definitely recommend ⛵️ 😊
We spent a wonderful day sailing with Nikos. His boat is very comfortable (we were a group of 7+ the captain) and in perfect conditions. All we had to do was to relax and enjoy the magnificent landscape! Nikos prepared a delicious meal with fresh salads, fruits and incredible meatballs! He is very very nice, fun and was kind enough to share his knowledge both on sailing and Cretan history. This has definitely been the most amazing experience of our stay around Chania! Strongly recommended !
We had a great trip! Thank you very much!
Great day trip, with professional host. The sailing, the advice and comfort were ideal for the family... everyone in my family will leave with fond memories.
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What about us, who are we...? Following a 90 year tradition, stepping on the sand next to the footprints of my uncle, Dimos, as he had done and followed his father's steps (my grandfather Michalis), I happily played in the sand dunes of Gythio and learned to swim, snorkel, fish and finally how to sail by the time I was 12 years old. My uncle left for far away places becoming a captain for the big oil ships of Onassis and I still remember how he would return after such long periods of time, always with a present, from places such as the South Americas, and the Asian Seas, the North Americas and where ever else the sea would call for him. Of course, all I could dream about was how beautiful the sea and all these far, far away, exotic places must be... Well, it wasn't long, at the age of 15 I got on my first big ship, "Queen Anna Maria II" of course as a passenger, on her last passage, and docked in the harbor of New York right past the Statue of Liberty. I got my first sailing lessons and my first certificate at the age of 16 and sailed away every chance I could. By the age of 30 I had started to crew on sail-trips to such islands as Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, Cape Cod, Bar Harbor and so on and on... Of course at the same time I had found my good old boat that I had learned to sail with my eyes closed, just my ears listening to the surf and the wind softly or sometimes very strongly brushing my cheeks. But, my heart and soul had stayed back for Greece and the mermaids of the Mediterranean Sea were always calling me in a sweet and very tempting voice. I got to the stage of life that I could not get it out of my mind. day and night! I got all the information I needed, I became all part of the group of ARC (Atlantic Rally Cruisers) and one morning after a fancy sail to Bermuda, with a bit shaky legs, from excitement and adrenaline, I started as the second smallest boat, along with 198 other sailboats, for the crossing of the Atlantic to the Azores islands, then into the Mediterranean Sea to France, Italy and FINALLY across the Ionian Sea and to the port of Pylos, just like Odysseus had done, some 3000 years ago. Well almost like Odysseus, it's just nice to say so, and smile. Well, after that everything else seems like easy sailing? No, I will never say that, I will always RESPECT the force of the sea, I will always love her and of course I will never be afraid to feel the wind and conquer all that she will let me... Come with us,, myself and "Be Happy" and see the world from the sea's side point of view. Enjoy your vacation time in Greece and thank you for taking the time to read this short biography of the sea and all its people that live and breathe from its salt... So here we are in beautiful Chania in Crete the southernmost island of Greece with the desire, with one vision in mind. Show people that travel a long way to visit us ,the beauty and the sensation of being one with the blue waters of the Cretan Sea. We strive to meet your expectations and give you the satisfaction of a fun adventure that will give you a memory to take back home. We will never see you as a customer, always as a friend and a mate aboard our sailboat with the desire to show you off our diverse land and sea, always with a world of information about our history and culture. Well come aboard and join us, become one with the sea. We hope to sea you soon!
Location of the sailboat: Souda Port, Chania