Aphrodite Cruises I, Protaras

Aphrodite Cruises I, Protaras, Launched 2008, Photo courtesy of Marinos Yiatrou Photography

Over 30 Years
I’ve known Captain Andreas since 1987, aka Kotzinis to his friends, coz of his red head, he is without doubt one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, greeting every guest with pleasure aboard his newly refurbished beautiful glass bottom boat.  His captaincy is exemplary with over 34 years experience at the helm, he glides his boat along this coastline like no other! … I recently caught up with the gorgeous Victoria to find out What’s On this season …

The Boat
Immaculately kept, on the top deck it’s the place to relax and top up the tan or to dive off the highest platform at one of their swim stops.  On the lower deck it’s the shaded area offering relief from the heat.  There’s also a fully stocked bar serving all your favourite drinks, fresh juices, sandwiches, hot dogs, Pitta bread with grilled halloumi and Ice creams.  Down on the lower deck there’s toilets and two small glass portholes so you can see just how close this amazing Captain gets you to the rocks, under the waterline!

Morning & Afternoon Cruises
Captain Andreas takes you along the rugged coastline for a 2 hour 45 minute mini cruise.  First, as far as you can go to the UN line to see the Ghost City of Famagusta, where you’ll learn about the history of what happened and why it’s still empty after over 48 years.  Your host Victoria presents the guide in English but it can be told in up to 6 languages, including, Greek, Polish, Lithuanian, Arabic, Russian and French, brilliant ! … Check out the Map Route here … but trips may vary a bit subject to conditions

For Lovers
Then its out to open sea for a leisurely cruise to Konnos Bay, the most idyllic beach in Cyprus, gliding in and out of every cove towards Cape Greco, getting so close to the rocks at Shark Cave you can touch the rocks and push the boat off.  It’s great fun watching all the crazy rock jumpers.  Then almost bumping in to Lovers Bridge, where you’ll feel the love, it might be a good time to propose?

Swim Stop
Finishing off with a swim stop at the world famous Blue Lagoon, with it’s crystal clear aqua blue sea and the chance to do a little snorkeling.  Flotation devices are also available and a there’s lovely low platform to dive off the back of the boat, or from the top deck if you’re brave enough? … or grab this chance to top up the tan sipping a cocktail or two!

Sunset Trip
Sailing late afternoon from Nissiotis Jetty, to the left of Protaras Bay, it’s 3 hours of pure delight, heading off towards Ayia Napa, skipping in and out of the bays.  The Cruise includes pizza, champagne, wine, juice and fresh fruit.  On the way you’ll have an amazing evening listening to music from the 70’s to the twenties, enjoy a little dancing or swimming in the beautiful Mediterranean sea at sunset … Mmm!

Private Charters
Captain Andreas and the crew welcome inquiries for private charters for Wedding parties, birthday parties and private party cruises including stag, hens and even team building days!  They can also arrange fishing trips with one of Andreas’ friends boat where you can go and catch some Tuna! … More

Check out their promo video here and why not or check out their Facebook page or read their reviews on Trip Advisor.  If you prefer to communicate in another language please telephone Here …

Cruising long summer Season
Morning Trip
10.45 am ’til 1:30 pm
Adults  € 15
Children € 7

Afternoon Trip
1.45 pm ’til 4:30 pm
Adults  € 15
Children € 7

Sunset Trip
Tuesday & Friday
5.00 pm ’til 8.00 pm
Adults € 20
Children € 10

Booking & Offers
If you mention you saw this on What’s On Cyprus they’ll give you a complementary drink … Click here if you would like to Book Direct

Andreas is happy to collect you from your hotel in the Ayia Napa, Protaras and Kapparis areas and provides 2 mini buses to that effect so just give him a call!  They can also return you for an extra €3 for adults and €2 for kids

They Sail from Nissiotis Jetty, in front of Nisiotis Restaurant, to the far left of the beautiful Protaras Bay
GPS: 35.021608, 34.051610

and …
Paralimni Marina

Sailing from the right side of Golden Coast Harbour aka Paralimni Marina, in Pernera …
GPS: 35.038497, 34.037692

btw, Andreas Cruises Like no Other!