The Skipper

Welcome to our boat and enjoy a relaxing holiday

Come aboard to explore the Cretan sea, and to discover the well hidden gems along its coasts

Captain of Zorbas boat Michalis Assargiotakis is a qualified captain with several years of experience in sailing, following his father and mother footsteps taking over the command of Zorbas since 2003. Having grown around Hersonissos he has an intimate knowledge of the area and is well aware of its hidden secluded bays and anchorages. With his friendly outgoing personality he will be an excellent host for your trips and will strive to ensure that everyone is catered to in every way possible throughout the journey. Michalis speaks English and Russian and of course Greek which is his native language.

Zorbas Boat

Zorbas boat anchored on the marina

Zorbas is a traditional wooden boat designed for the purpose of accommodating passengers for comfortable and always pleasant sailing. It has been measured 13,1 meters in length and 4,2 meters in width and has a proposed maximum capacity of 50 passengers. On board Zorbas boat offers a comprehensive range of nautical facilities and modern amenities. It has a large deck with four sunbeds and plenty of room for sunbathing, while also there is a sunroof protection tent to cool you down. Additionally there are four special designed seats for babies. Below the deck there is a cabin of four with two beds for relaxation and also there are installations for shower and a toilet installation. Zorbas boat is of course equipped with two ladders, one used for descending to sea level for easy access to sea waters and naturally another used for the boarding of passengers, designed to accommodate also people with mobility problems. Finally for safety reasons, in case of an emergency, the vessel is equipped with four life thrusts, life jackets for everybody aboard (110%) and there is also a very basic pharmacy with first aid kit and seasickness gums in case any passenger experience discomfort during the trip.

About our Trips

panoramic view of Zorbas boat

Our base is located at Hersonissos, a popular tourist destination which is located approximately 25km from Heraklion. The marina is handily situated and easy to find . Daily departures have been scheduled (route schedules) during the operating period but there may be cancellations due to adverse weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. In any case our itineraries have been carefully scheduled so as the seas are calm and sailing conditions offer passengers the convenience of a comfortable and pleasant trip. Before choosing a tour, please feel free to visit the "photos" section of our site, to get a sneak preview of the experience awaiting you on your voyage. Advanced reservations (use information on contact section) are highly recommended but subject to availability you may purchase tickets the day of the departure near the premises of the boat. Finally once ashore, to ensure a safe and entertaining trip follow captain suggestions and guidelines and enjoy your journey!