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“Day trip to Panormo” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Day Cruises

Dolphin Day Cruises
Venetian Harbour, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
+30 28310 57666
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Ranked #22 of 28 Activities in Rethymnon
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Rauma, Finland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Day trip to Panormo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We took the trip to fishing village Panormo. The boat itself was smaller but quite fast (red and white boat). At the way to Panormo we visited the pirate caves, it was a surprise when the boat drove inside to one of the caves. We were expecting a swimming brake but that did not include to this boat trip. At the fishing village there was a small beach that you could visit. The one hour stay is a really short time, we ordered some drinks and salads and almost miss the boat. I would recommend to take a walk at the village or go for a swim instead of eating or having drinks. Overall we had quite nice trip in a sunny day, the price was 25 € per person. If you have more than three ours free time and the sun is shining I would recommend to take a longer cruise with more time onshore.

Visited September 2013
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“Pirate Caves and Panormo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went on 3 hour trip (which turned out to be 2 1/2 hours) to Panormo on the Dolphin Express 1V and express certainly was the name. It was a fast and very bumpy ride for 3/4 hour not the slower pace journey I was expecting. When we reached the pirate caves the skipper took the boat right into the caves giving us fantastic photo opportunities and then steered the boat through a very narrow arch which to be honest was the highlight to the trip. We then had 1 hour in Panormo where there was a very narrow beach by where the boat landed or a 10 minute walk to the next bay where we went. It was a very pleasant beach for the short time we were there before making the trip up hill back. You would have to rush to have time to eat lunch in a restaurant and thankfully we took some food with us.
If you want to see the pirate caves I would advise just doing the 1 1/2 hour trip to be caves and leave Panormo (you can get there by bus). The fare for our trip was 25 euros which was fairly expensive for the distance we went and the cave trip was 18 euros.

Visited August 2013
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“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We went on the pirate boat earlier this summer and we could not have a better time. The ship was a real pirate one with pirates on board and especially our children went mad about it! The cruise was a trip to Bali (or something like this) beach where we spent almost 2 hours and had a marvellous time. An experience in Rethymno, not to be missed!

Visited July 2012
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