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Discover Corfu by boat

SKIPPERED BOAT CHARTERS AROUND CORFU

Chartering a skippered boat for a day trip from Corfu is the perfect way to discover the island’s spectacular coastline and explore parts of Corfu and its neighbouring islands that remain inaccessible to the majority of tourists.

Below are a few options specifically designed for The Thinking Traveller clients staying at any of our villas on Corfu. For detailed information and booking, please call your Experience Specialist on +44 (0) 203 603 4478 or email experiences@thethinkingtraveller.com.




1. Paxos & Antipaxos 

The journey from Corfu to Paxos takes between 1 hour and 1 hour 15 minutes. On this trip, you will be shown the main sights of the picturesque island of Paxos before heading to its tiny sister, Antipaxos, where there will be plenty of time to stop for a swim in the transparent waters of its coastline. You can tailor this trip to suit your preferences – whether it be a longer lunch in one of Paxos’ idyllic seafront tavernas or more time to take a relaxing swim in the azure sea.


2. Erikoussa & Mathraki

These two pocket-sized islands (Erikoussa measures just 3.7 square metres) are situated off the northwest coast of Corfu and are notoriously difficult to reach from Kassiopi or by other means. Your skipper will take you along the beautiful north coast of Corfu before crossing over to the islands, where you can spend the day swimming, exploring coves, admiring the islands’ rich flora and fauna, relaxing on their sandy beaches and of course stopping for lunch at one of the friendly tavernas.


3. Northwest coast & Aghios Georgios 

On this trip, you will discover the north coast of Corfu, stopping at the famous Canal D’Amour near Sidari for a leisurely swim before continuing around the northwest side of the island to Aghios Georgios. Here you will see a side to Corfu that few tourists get to experience: the rugged scenery of the long, sweeping bay is markedly different to the rest of the island, and you will stop for lunch at a hidden tavern (serving mainly fish and seafood dishes) that is almost inaccessible other than by sea.


4. Sagiada, mainland Greece

Sagiada is a quaint fishing village on the mainland, directly opposite Corfu Town. The village is famed throughout the local area for its fresh and reasonably priced fish and seafood and is a short, 45-minute boat trip away from Corfu. The itinerary for this trip can be entirely tailored to your wishes, such as stopping off for swims in the crystalline waters.


5. Boukari 

Boukari is a hidden gem on the southeast coast of Corfu, highly appreciated by the locals for its delicious, fresh and cheap fish and seafood and the hearty home cooking of its tavernas. On the way to Boukari, you can stop off at the Palace of Mon Repos (birth place of the Duke of Edinburgh) and the famous Mouse Island. This tiny island, home to the 13th century monastery f Pantokrator, gains its name from the white stone staircase of the monastery, which from a distance resembles a giant mouse tail laid across the island.


6. Corfu Town in the evening*

This trip is the perfect way to zip across to Corfu Town for shopping, an aperitif or dinner in the late afternoon and evening. You will set off from Kassiopi at around 5pm, arriving at Corfu Town for 5.30pm and will be free to explore the fascinating island capital before departing for Kassiopi at around 10-10.30pm. The boat moors at the Old Port, which is the ideal spot to walk into the Old Town and Esplanade, the elegant Liston with its bars, cafés, restaurants and boutiques. Many of the charming shops open from 5.30 to 9.30pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and enjoying an aperitif on the Liston, the most stylish part of town, is an absolute must.

For each of the above charters, you can choose from the 3 following vessels:

  • ‘Dolce Vita’ 350 HP 8.6 metre RIB 
  • 'Vendetta’ 300 HP 7 metre RIB
  • ‘Family’ 250 HP 7 metre RIB

The maximum number of passengers for each boat model is 10 (adults & children) plus the skipper. Adult and child life jackets are provided and there is a canopy for shade if required.


Prices

Trips 1 to 3:
- 350 HP RIB €1300
- 300 HP RIB €1200
- 250 HP RIB €1100

Trips 4 and 5:
- 350 HP RIB €1100
- 300 HP RIB €1000
- 250 HP RIB €900

Trip 6:
Any of the vessels will operate this trip: €600.

All prices include boat and skipper hire, fuel costs and VAT. Please note that meals and drinks are not included. Prices vary according to the type of vessel chosen.

*Clients staying at Elektra are already located just 11km from Corfu Town and so may wish to pass on this trip.




Terms and conditions

Think Experiences are provided by independent local companies which are neither owned not controlled by The Thinking Traveller and for whom we act only as an agent. Whilst every effort is made to keep the description of every Think Experience up to date, the provider may cancel or amend your experience at their discretion for many reasons including where it considers that there may be a risk to your comfort, health or safety. Some excursions/activities (i.e. helicopter rides, excursions on Mount Etna, boat charter, etc.) may contain an element of risk or require a good level of physical fitness, and, if in doubt, you should contact us so we can put you in contact directly with the local provider before deciding to buy. Please also check that you are covered for the activity(ies) in question by your travel insurance policy.

In acting in the capacity of an agent on behalf of the provider, your contract will be with that provider and will be subject to their standard terms and conditions, and it will not form part of your contracted holiday arrangements with us. Any complaint (including any allegation of breach of contract or negligence) should be taken up with the excursion/activity provider directly. We will do our best to assist you, but will have no liability in relation to the performance of that contract.

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