Booking

The booking can be cancelled up to 2 days before it starts for a full refund, with no refunds after that. The service fee is non-refundable.

Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours. Please click here to Book Online!

Payment

Our discount policy is as follows:

  • Group discount: 10% off (for 4 adults and more)
  • Children 7-12 years old: 50% off (if accompanied by at least 1 adult)
  • Children 4-6 years old: Free (must be accompanied by 2 adults)

We are happy to arrange private guided trips if the trips listed above don’t fit with your schedule or interests. Give us a call or contact us and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Our Booking Software supplier AnyGuide.com, includes a 24/7 live chat on all checkout and payment pages (after a guest clicks “Request Booking”), ensuring that each of you is carefully attended to.

No, only if you want to and feel that it’s deserved. Tips are never expected, but always very much appreciated.

We charge a 5.5% service fee to cover credit / debit card processing and administrative fees. The service fee is non-refundable.

We understand that you may not have a printer handy when you’re traveling so it is not necessary to have a printed copy. However, we would like to see the ID matching your reservation and also the Order # that is immediately emailed to you after you make your reservation.

Preparation

  • All sea kayaking equipment (kayaks, paddles, life jackets)
  • Dry bags for your personal gear, usually one 15Lt bag per person
  • BCU certified kayak guides
  • Trip planning and sightseeing
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel) by Cressi
  • Bottle of water (1Lt of water per person)
  • Light snack & fresh fruits (for all sea kayaking trips)
  • Breakfast and Picnic lunch (for certain trips)
  • Complimentary online photos from the tour (underwater function also!)
  • Liability Insurance
  • All taxes

Not much, remember our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you bring appropriate clothing to fit the season, a hat, sun glasses, sun cream and a beach towel. For our Hiking trip please wear whatever is comfortable. Also, it is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers.

Sea Kayak Halkidiki has both tandem and solo kayaks, but most people on our shorter trips use tandems because they are faster, more comfortable and more spacious. They can also be used as triple kayaks for families with small children (they have a small seat in between).Plus, if you get tired, your partner can pick up the slack!

Sea kayaking distance is best measured in hours rather than kilometres. For Half-Day trips, no longer than 2,5 hours. For Full-Day trips no longer than 3,5 hours. For Sunset trip no longer than 1,5. However that really depends on the weather, activities along the way, group fitness and skill. We start off each kayak trip with a planned route, but there is always some flexibility available.

Our groups are small, ranging from 2 to a maximum of 16 people, in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Sea Kayak Halkidiki maintains a minimum ratio of one guide for every 6 guests on most trips.

Sea Kayak Halkidiki prides itself on being a family-friendly kayaking company. Our aim is to get your kids out on the water and developing an active lifestyle and an appreciation of the natural world! We’ve found that most kids younger than four (4) years old have a difficult time sitting in a kayak for the duration of the trip. Some older children may also need to move around more. As parents you probably know your children’s capabilities. The crucial thing is that the child is water confident. Custom trips can accommodate younger paddlers in most destinations (please contact us first). There is no upper age limit, although for those over 65 we prefer to discuss their physical abilities before making a reservation.

No experience is required for our kayak tours! Our adventures are for everyone. Our trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience and abilities. Most of our guests have never been in a sea kayak before. Anyone in average physical condition may join a Sea Kayak Halkidiki trip. The only requirement is a healthy spirit of curiosity and adventure. Regardless of age or skill level you will find that our sea kayaking trips offer enough flexibility to make your experience with us safe and rewarding.

All of our tours begin at the Sea Kayak Halkidiki center, unless we state otherwise. We are situated in the Vourvourou area, next to Hotel Rema. Click here for detailed driving instructions. Please arrive 30 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin, and give yourself extra time if you need to park. We can provide free parking places to all our guests.

Weather

Vourvourou area is privileged with hot and sunny days during Summer time. We usually do not cancel tours due to overcast skies or scattered, light showers (the seas are often especially calm and pleasant on overcast days), but we do cancel trips for steady rain, strong winds and thunderstorms. If you have reserved a tour, we will call you (usually on the night before your scheduled departure) if we are canceling the trip due to weather and give you a choice of either rescheduling or receiving a full refund.