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Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite

Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
+30 2821 086732
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What a great trip!

For only 20 euros each, this is a fantastic trip to take - it doesn't break the bank and you really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shawny C
Great fun, Great value, Great Captain!

2nd trip out in 2 years with ‘Captain Nick.’ It was top of our list of things to do once we arrived... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 Nick deeply cares about the environment he works in and is well known as Chania’s octopus expert. He has an unmatched ability to seek out octopus and other sea life. Your time and enjoyment are what drive him – with a passion and enthusiasm for the sea that’s contagious! You really couldn’t be in safer hand, with 35 years sea experience, 22 of them in Chania harbor. We offer 1 hour, 2.5 hour (low season) or 3.5 hour trips and private tours. The maximum we like to take is around 36 (depending on the children to adult ratio) which allows us to give a personal service and to take care of individual needs. Please book your trip as well in advance as possible to ensure your place.
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Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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+30 2821 086732
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For only 20 euros each, this is a fantastic trip to take - it doesn't break the bank and you really get your money's worth. My boyfriend and I visited Nick's after seeing the fantastic reviews on here and they were not wrong! Booking was...More

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Annie_in_Chania, Owner at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Shawny I was a little puzzled when I first read your review as we are in our full main season, then suddenly I realised- you were on one of our low season 2.5 hour trips! I got there! :) Thank you for such a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

2nd trip out in 2 years with ‘Captain Nick.’ It was top of our list of things to do once we arrived back on Crete. We took friends along this time. 5 adults and 4 boys with an age range 3-10 years. Booking was very...More

Thank ruthy2307
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Annie_in_Chania, Owner at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ah the Motley Crew - I remember you all very well and a certain e-mail that really did make me physically laugh out loud! :) Thank you so much for a lovely review and finding your camera was our pleasure - we wouldn't have wanted...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have sailed with Captain Nick on The Aphrodite many times over the last eight years and it’s always a fantastic experience. It was even more special this year because it was our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and we were able to share the trip with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family consisting of 6 adults and 2 children chose the 3.5hr trip and thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. Captain Nick was great really friendly. The cost per person was extremley reasonable and the complimentary drinks were an added bonus. Would definitely go again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this trip due to reading previous reviews and we could not have been more pleased. My 6 year old daughter got to drive the boat and thoroughly enjoyed it. The snorkelling was great and Captain Nick brought an octopus back for my daughter...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Nick is very eager to please and he does not disappoint. He let our 5 and 6 year olds "pilot" the boat out to Lazareta on our one hour excursion. As soon as we were anchored Nick was in the water trying to attract...More

Thank Warren B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the one hour trip, it was fun and snorkeling was good. Captain Nick was very entertaining and good with kids. Great views of Chania.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the short trip out to a little island, with swimming and octopus spotting. It was amazing to see the white mountains from the sea. We are going to do the longer trip next time, can’t wait.

Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the one hour trip (at the last moment) and it was great. Captain Nick did an excellent job and let all of the kids on the boat have the chance to drive the boat (only 4 kids on our tour). We wanted to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a 1hour trip whit my kids and they did love it. Nick was a good hoste on the boat and was funny and nice whit the kids onboard. we did stop at a small island and nick did dive and found octupus and...More

Thank Rune L
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laradownard
June 18, 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.
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mmajdza
March 29, 2018|
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Response from Annie_in_Chania | Property representative |
Hi, our first day of the season is Sunday 1st April.
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Kenneth W
November 24, 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.
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