Water activity

Chania: Semi-Submarine Boat Underwater Experience

3.4 / 5

48 reviews

Chania: Semi-Submarine Boat Underwater Experience

From $17.59 per person

Discover the mysteries of the sea bottom and take in the beauty of marine life from the inner cabin of a 10-meter-long semi-submersible boat. Go upstairs on the deck to enjoy the panoramic view of the old port and the White Mountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 35 minutes
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Audio guide included
English, Greek, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the underwater world without getting wet
  • Take in panoramic views of the Chania coast and the Venetian Harbor
  • See a variety of marine life including loggerhead sea turtles (usually visible in 7 out of 10 tours — though not guaranteed)
Full description
Enjoy an adventure on a semi-submersible boat, immersed in nearly 1.5 meters of water. This modern version of a glass-bottom boat can accommodate up to 12 passengers and 1 crew member. Enjoy views of the sea bottom while looking through large glass windows, safe and dry in your comfortable seat. See marine life, such as the loggerhead sea turtle, bottom feeders, and a variety of fish. Take in panoramic views of the old harbor with its original Venetian structures and its lighthouse. Within the 35 minutes of the tour, you spend about 25 minutes going all around the old port, and 10 minutes more outside of it (until the rocky wave thruster). Join this incredible journey on a semi-submarine vehicle for a closer look at the magical underwater world. Gain a better understanding of the significance of the sea environment.
Includes
  • Submarine ticket
  • Audio narration in Greek, English, and Russian
  • Pickup
  • Soft drinks or water
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Old Venetian Port of Chania, Neoria houses

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  •  The tour is suitable for both children and adults
  • It is recommended to take seasickness mediation before you board the boat
  • In case of adverse weather conditions, for your own safety the Captain may decide to make the tour only inside of the old harbor
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Interesting experience, fish and turtles seen

The submarine ride through the port of Chania was an interesting experience. We saw a lot more fish than I thought and also a few big turtles towards the end of the trip. The submarine is very narrow at the bottom (one should consider claustrophobia) and it swings quite violently in the meantime, so that all of us (there were three of us) felt sick in the stomach after a short time. But you can go on deck if you can't stand it below.

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September 17, 2019

The turtles were not at the RV, but a very original idea.

I had the opportunity to take an almost private tour. The welcome before departure was very pleasant. As for the captain, he is really expert in skirting the underwater remains. Even if I didn't see any turtles and not a lot of fish because in the port, the waters are murky, I found the idea very original and not too expensive. Of course, if I had been accompanied by a family, it would perhaps seem a bit expensive to me. Thanks for the activity.

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September 5, 2019

Pretty good trip for the kids. The captain started out feeding the fish in front of the boat, allowing for plenty of life in front of the windows. For the remainder of the trip, sea life was so-so, but again the captain did what he could to close in on a sea turtle in the habour area. No success though, but a fair attempt from the crew’s side. Great view of the habour from the sea side. An OK value for money trip, without any wow-effect.

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August 9, 2019

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