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“Above expectations boat excursions”

Captain Manolis Boat
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Diafani
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Owner description: With our boat CAPTAIN MANOLIS you can visit all the beautiful beaches of our island for an unforgettable sightseeing and swimming adventure. We depart from DIAFANI daily at 10:15 am and return at 6:00 pm, and if you have a lot of fun and wish to extend your stay beyond 6:00 you can do that without an extra charge.TRIP to SARIAOn our way to SARIA we will stop at the CAVE...
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

After the first excursion we quicky booked two more. Such was our satisfaction after the first one to Saria. Giorgios Protopapas is a passionate guide to the beauty of the islands and the karpathian sea.
He spent spent more time with his guests than he had to, providing history insights, caves discovery and breathtaking beaches.
If you want, he will cook lunch for you.
All daily trips are at a very reasonable price.
We enjoyed the trips till the last minute, sipping a drink of ouzo offered by the Captain on the wau back to Diafani.
Highly reccomended.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Lara R
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Giorgos, the captain of the boat was very pleasant who knows much interesting things about history of the island Karpathos and islet Saria. During the trip we visited magical beaches, bathed in a cave, went for a walk to archaic village and Giorgos prepared to us excellent grilled fish/chicken for lunch. Many thanks for wonderful experience!!! :-)
Petra&Milan, Czech Republic

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Petra Z
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

For people, who love hiking and swimming, Northern Karpathos is a paradise, and to this part also belongs the beautiful uninhabited island of Saria, best visited on a day trip by boat, for example with the 'Captain Manolis'. This attractive traditonal boat is run by Giorgos, who named it after his father Manolis, in the old days in charge of the regular postal service from here to Southern Karpathos, when there still was no road.

The excursion is a full day trip and includes stops at three different beaches and also in a cave for swimming. At the beach of Palatia on Saria is a longer break with the opportunity to explore on foot some ruins from days gone by, when the island was inhabited.

People, who stay longer in Diafani and who are fond of hiking, have other options as well using the 'Captain Manolis'. On request Giorgos will stop at the church of Agia Ekaterini on the northern tip of Karpathos, from where a very beautiful, but long and strenuous path brings one back to Diafani. More popular is the 4-hours-walk from the beach of Japló on Saria to Palatia, where the boat is moored. Knowing that the 'Captain Manolis' regularly goes from here, before heading back, to the lovely little beach of Alimounda further north, I informed Giorgos that I will walk this part as well. Something which is absolutely not recommended, since there is no path anymore and one has to go over cliffs with little orientation. But I enjoyed it.

Giorgos, besides going with his boat into a small cave also does some spectacular maneuvering around some high and steep cliffs in the water. And on the way back he will throw out a fishing-line and regularly catch some bonitos or European barracudas, which then might get grilled for some of his guests in Diafani.

Giorgos definitely does a great tour and one has to admire the was he has his boat under control. All this he knows and he will tell you so himself, when you meet him in the evening in one of the local cafés or taverns.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank saronic
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

The not-too-big Captain Manolis boat offers a cosy experience, fitting to the magnificent, quiet landscape along northern Karpathos and Saria island.
Giorgos the captain really cares about all the guests. He quickly noticed (from my gear I guess) that I might be interested in walking, and suggested to walk across the island of Saria - and meet other boat guests at Paladia Bay, which I did - and it was a wonderful experience.

On the boat, we were offered candies, watermelon, ouzo and cookies ... and really felt taken care of.

If you want a warm lunch (grilled meat or fish if you order so), book the trip and food before. (I only jumped in the boat at a last minute - and was, a vegetarian, nevertheless offered a large plate of salad). At 20 EUR (10 EUR extra if you want lunch), this is a very reasonable price for a full-day trip to many quiet, hard-to-reach places.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank MariettaN
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

What can you say. Safe attentive and looks after his guests. George has ran the boat for many years named after his father. Takes an interest in all his guests.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Cowgirl52
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