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Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite

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Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite
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Welcome to the Captain Nick experience, No.1 boat trip in Chania. He is the only owner Captain in the harbor - the perfect condition of his boat, his safety record, knowledge and experience of the waters around Chania are second to none. Captain...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 086732
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the highlights of our trip to Chania. Nick and his crew are super friendly and professional. Snorkelling was great fun.

Thank DanielSmith1993
Reviewed 4 days ago

On the Venetian harbour of Chania you will find a few glass bottom boat trips but only sail with Captain Nick.He puts so much into his trip with years of experience. He will ensure your trip is so enjoyable offering a snorkel experience which he...More

Thank Shirley H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a second time with Nick and we did the 3.5 hr tour this time. He remembered us and made us feel very welcome. The tour was great fun, well organised and highly recommended. We went to see two islands, one which is a...More

Thank Peter C
Annie_in_Chania, Owner at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for a lovely review Peter :) it is a rare goat sanctuary though, not a donkey sanctuary. You must have thought they were very small donkeys :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the 1 hour trip with Captain Nick. There was plenty of room so easy to see the fish through the glass bottom. Captain Nick caught a small octopus and encouraged fish to come under the boat with food. The young children on...More

Thank thelockes2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel this excursion is more suited for a family with young kids. Captain Nick does a great job with the kids and is great with them. The trip is nice, however the snorkelling....well there is nothing to see, but I have snorkelled in many...More

Thank Holly S
Annie_in_Chania, Owner at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Holly, I think you hit the nail on the head. The 1 hour trips are not really about good snorkelling, but we do provide it for those who want it. For snorkelling I would definitely recommend the 3.5 hour trip which specifically caters...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our 9 year old who isn’t a confident swimmer but we all had a blast. Captain Nick & crew brought us goat spotting, plane wreck spotting & then to a beautiful beach for snorkling. We got pictures with a sea cucumber & octopus....More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It would have been interesting to learn something about the fish that "Captain Nick" was attracting to the viewing sections of the boat. It was targeted at 5 year olds, "ooh look a fish" and repeat. When an Octopus was caught, the children were encouraged...More

Thank Mark H
Annie_in_Chania, Owner at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The majority of the fish attracted under the glass are sea bream. If its of interest to you, you might like to go into one of the local fish shops and ask about the names of local fish. Or perhaps you could use google to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it and had amazing time. Boat Capitan was great with taking us around the harbor to the snorkeling place. Boat is clean and has all equipment for snorkeling. Capitan let Kids to drive a boat. Glass bottom for clear views of sea. Highly...More

Thank MissBond305
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Captain Nick, for an incredible day of Cretan sun, surf and snorkeling. A fabulously gratifying boating and island tour. Nick is exceptional and this 3.5 hour outing is outstanding in every way!!! He is a highly regarded captain and exceptional diver and underwater...More

Thank MajorFoodie108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the 3.5hour trip with Captain Nick. We booked via email and paid a small deposit a few days beforehand, it was all very easy and painless. The trip itself was excellent, taking in a couple of Islands, one with some rare goats...More

Thank Ali L
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18 June 2018|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
We book at the harbour in Chania by the boat...to make sure we got on OK, we went early and booked then enjoyed some time in the old town.
30 March 2018|
Response from Annie_in_Chania | Property representative |
Hi, our first day of the season is Sunday 1st April.
Kenneth W
25 November 2017|
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Response from Annie_in_Chania | Property representative |
We are a seasonal business working from April to the end of October.