Afrikat Gran Canaria
Afrikat Gran Canaria
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8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 7:00 PM
About
All inclusive fun and relaxing boat trip leaving from Puerto Base, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria. 4 and 1/2 hour catamaran excursion along the south west coast of Gran Canaria. Includes delicious meal chicken wrap (with bacon, cheese topping, salad and sauce optional),potato salad and tortilla chips (special dand drinks ( beer, sangria, soft drinks, coffee and water). Swimming, a speedboat ride with a captain (optional), snorkelling (optional - equipment included) and also jet-skis, donut ride, and parasailing at special discounted prices. In winter 10:30-15:00. In summer 09:30-14:00 and chilled out afternoon cruises. Transport included ( area dependent ) Book online for 10% discount. We are a small family owned and operated business - our Dutch and English husband and wife team, Potter & Wendie and our attentive team Javier, Jose, Willem, Monika, Matt, Kasha, Aoife & Abian speaking a total of 8 languages, we ensure that an international market is made to feel at home.
Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Keith W
Rochford, UK97 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
What a great find this cruise was. Potter and his team are both great entertainment and professional. The man is multilingual and very funny. Covid rules are strictly adhered to. The speedboat ride to see the caves is an added bonus. Beer and Sangria are included in the price and a good selection of other drinks and cocktails are available. Several trips are also laid on including paragliding, jet ski's and giant ringo, at very reasonable prices. On the cruise back we had the added bonus of Ashley playing Saxophone, she is brilliant. All in all a great trip at a very good price.
Potter mate, you have cracked it.
Highly recommended.
London.
Written December 16, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review and recommend Afrikat. We are very happy that you had a fantastic day onboard with Potter and the team, especially enjoying the speedboat ride and our resident Sax player Ashleigh. We hope to welcome you onboard again soon. Sunny regards and Happy New Year from the Afrikat team.
Written December 30, 2020
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Jack
11 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Fantastic morning out in the AfriKat!

Highly recommend the Friday Morning cruise with the amazing & Talented Ashley on Saxophone.

Highly recommend taking some extra cash to purchase the best Mojito on the island.

5* must do!
Written July 31, 2020
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Hi , Thank you so much for taking the time to review Afrikat We are very happy that you had a fantastic time with us onboard, especially the Mojito´s and our Ashley SAX. We hope to welcome you onboard again soon. Sunny regards from Gran Canaria and the Afrikat team.
Written September 6, 2020
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Tonia G
Alwalton, UK65 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great value for money definitely give it a go if you get the chance. The tranquillity the service, the blue sea, the sun, the hosts, the food and drink and open sea views perfect day out.

We booked this through our Jet 2 rep at 72€ euros each I had to pay by card and was told there was no exchange fee, then got hit by a £3.95 exchange fee which I noticed on my online banking. Anyway that’s Jet 2s fault not the organisers but be wary of this plus card payments only so you always get charged a fee..

We were picked up from the hotel next door at around 9am and went to Puerto Rico by coach to board the boat.
It was breezy but sunny. We secured a nice cushioned seat/sunbed on the front deck which was so relaxing as we travelled out to sea.
We had self service free sangria beer and cola plus hot drinks. We were also given a free cup which was a nice touch.
Once anchored up My partner went on the jet ski (additional price) and we both went on the speed boat (included) which was amazing. There were other activities including a donut ride and para sailing. All additional costs. You could also swim freely or snorkel in the sea by the boat.
We also saw a dolphins in the sea on the way back. Which was amazing.
We were served lunch of meat balls and pasta before heading back to the harbour.
Was a fantastic fun filled but tranquil day definitely recommend.
Written January 13, 2023
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Hi , and thank you for taking the time and share your Afrikat experience with other visitors. We are so happy to hear you had a perfect time with us and enjoyed the cruise.And that you were lucky to see dolphins..........Thanks for the nice words about our services..... See you onboard on your next visit to the island next time...... Sunny greetings from Gran Canaria and the Afrikat team.
Written January 15, 2023
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43067
8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
This is sold as a luxury experience but this is definitely not luxury. The boat is very crowded for sunbathing. You all get one mat each on the floor and squished in like sardines. There is only one stop to swim - which is not ideal if you don’t want to do the other activities (jet ski etc, which you have to pay extra for).

Food was awful - no veggie or vegan options. The quality of the food was very poor and dry. It was also a very small portion which was served to you on a plastic plate and is definitely not unlimited. Only good thing was unlimited alcohol but there was 1 jug of sangria and water at a time which meant that it would run out quickly. Also due to how many people were on the boat often you have to wait in a queue for this. There is only one toilet that obviously is very busy and you have to go in bare foot as they take your shoes at the start. The live music is only at the end and one person with a saxophone.

You can definitely find better boat trips for cheaper and more value for money.
Written July 5, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to share your review with other travellers, Your feedback is important to us and we rely on hearing from our guests to ensure we continue to do a great job. As you shared in your review, this was not the case for you, we apologies that your expectations were not met. - as you can see from our many 5 star reviews, this is not mirrored by our other reviewers. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your comments. Sunny regards from Gran Canaria and the Afrikat team.
Written July 19, 2023
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Anthony B
12 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The reviews are split on this one, we thought the day was amazing and would recommend it, BUT you need to make the most of what’s on offer.
First of all, well done Afrikat for listening to feedback and not taking deposits for cups, a small win, but that’s dealt with some previous reviews.
If you want a 4 hour trip on a catamaran then don’t take this cruise. But if you want a great experience and are prepared to pay another £30 euros a person on top of your trip, then what we got was, a 50 minute cruise to a little bay, a 10 minute speedboat ride (free) then we paid £30’each for parasailing which meant two more speedboats (for about an hour) back to the Cat for a light lunch, some snorkelling, then a slow cruise back with beer, music and our very own saxophonist (a crew member). What a great day, and yes we would do it all again. (Don’t expect a gourmet lunch and we didn’t feel over sold when it came to water sport options, sure it was a thing, but if you don’t do something you will be stuck on a moored boat, with little to do)
Staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. (Which is unlike what we read on other reviews, so well done team)
Written October 14, 2023
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Hi , and thanks for your time and review . We are pleased you had an fantastic day with us and enjoyed all of it, especially the privat saxophonist .We will pass on the lovely comments to the crew.......... See you again on your next visit to GC Sunny regards, Team Afrikat
Written November 5, 2023
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Richard b
Coventry, UK43 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Fantastic time had on board the Afrikat for a half day boat trip sailing from Puerto Rico.

Sailing close to the coast line, and not out to sea a such, the waters are calm, so it's a smooth voyage. It's an all inclusive package, so all your drinks and food are provided, all you need to bring is your towel, swim wear, and sun cream.

You do need to scan a QR code prior to boarding to provide your name and where you are staying, so you'll need a smartphone with a QR reader app. Don't worry if yours decides not to work on the day, they will assist you. It just speeds up the boarding if you can scan it yourself.

The boat will anchor up at a small cove where you can jump off the back, or use the steps for a swim In the sea. Snorkeling equipment is available for use. A fast speed boat ride is part of the package, it's optional of course, but perfectly safe and great fun!

There are also options to choose jet ski, para sailing, or doughnut rides, but these are at an extra cost.

Great way to meet new friends, see a bit more of the island, boost your tan and have a fun time.
Written April 3, 2023
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Hi Richard , Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review of Afrikat with us and other travellers. We are so pleased that you had a Fantastic day out, Wehope to welcome you onboard again soon. Kindest regards from the Afrikat team.
Written April 23, 2023
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SF0987
London, UK27 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
We did this trip as a tui tour and it was brilliant. Staying in Maspalomas the bus trip is half hour ish so not too bad and when you get there get straight on. The staff were all really friendly and helpful and we had a great seat om the top deck, it was like a private yacht and we were even served drink and cake up there which was all included and I hadn't realised so it was a nice bonus.

We cruised for about 45 mins to where we anchored and then had a free speedboat ride which was superb and just loved it. We then booked donut and jet ski and they were all so well organised. It was fantastic.

Lunch was also included and plated up for us which we tool from the service window so meant no faffing around in a buffet.

I was really really impressed from start to finish and would 100% recommend this to anyone.
Written April 15, 2023
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Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Afrikat and for the 100% recommendation. We are very happy that you had a Fantastic day with us onboard, from A to Z......... We hope to welcome you onboard again soon. Sunny regards from Gran Canaria and the Afrikat team.
Written April 23, 2023
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theperfectweddingcompany
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain13 contributions
Sep 2023 • Business
I am a Wedding Planner here on the island and we arranged a private event on the Afrikat last week for clients of ours as a pre wedding day out!
From start to finish the help and assistance the team gave us was top class! From the booking and planning of the event with Wendie, to the on the day execution with Potter, their patience and flexibility was phenomenal and they attended to all our needs in a professional and informative manner.
The clients and their guests had an amazing time onboard and it was a perfect addition to their 3 day celebrations, filled with lots fun and relaxation.
I will definitely be recommending this trip for future events! Well done Afrikat team!!
Written October 1, 2023
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Hi Bernadette, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Afrikat and recommend us to others. We are so pleased that your customers had a brilliant time onboard with us. We will pass your lovely comments to the captain and crew and hope to celebrate more weddings onboard of Afrikat in the future. Sunny regards from the Afrikat team.
Written November 5, 2023
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Holiday lover
Aberystwyth, UK12 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
What an absolutely brilliant boat trip. Plenty of time, no rush and even a gift of a plastic recycled cup as a gift for you to have as many drinks as you require. Staff are polite and are happy to help, but they have a cheeky side. Lunch was amazing, included in the price along with Sangria, larger on tap and a large selection of soft drinks.
Speed boat and snorkeling all included in the price. Optional, Parasailing, jet skis and a big round inflatable which is pulled along by the speed boat. These are chargeable, but not a rip off. If you are lucky to meet the owner Potter, he is an amazing host on his floating fun boat. Speaks many languages but a true good spirited Aussie.
Many thanks for a brilliant day
Written March 20, 2023
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Hi , Thank you for your excellent review. We are very happy to hear that you have had a fabulous day with us, especially our cheeky staff. We will pass your lovely comments to amazing Potter and crew. We hope to welcome you onboard again soon. Sunny regards from Gran Canaria and the Afrikat team.
Written March 21, 2023
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Sally T
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
I paid €120 for one adult and child with the promise of a boat cruise, lunch and snorkelling through Jet2 .We were the first pick up at 8am from San Augustin. What we didnt realise was that it would take nearly TWO HOURS to get to Peuto Rico harbour. We literally went to every hotel and waited around for people who were late.The bus was full so was miffed that I missed the hotel breakfast for that. The boat is beautiful but was too full. Although we were first on the bus, you should have seen everyone clambering out and rushing to get onboard to get a good seat. Hardly relaxing lol. The seats were filled at front straight away and we asked to go upstairs and the lady said "not you" but shortly after let a few other couples upstairs. The man actually interrupted her and said "they are OK to go up". We then got the upsell of buying watersports.

We anchored in a bay that had a boring cliff face with lots of fish then waited for people to do their watersports had lunch then went home. We did go on speedboat which was good but the shouting was of off putting.

Food mediocre two slices of bread (not buttered) pasta potatoes and salad.

The boat is beautiful it's just a shame it was so busy
Written October 24, 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to share your review with other travellers, Your feedback is important to us and we rely on hearing from our guests to ensure we continue to do a great job. As you shared in your review, this was not the case for you, we apologies that your expectations were not met, but with so many 5* reviews and comments of other people we think we do a great job. The people are sitting maximum 1 hour 20 minutes in our buses, so 2 hours is impossible . Thank you once again for taking the time to share your comments. Sunny regards from Gran Canaria and the Afrikat team.
Written November 5, 2023
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