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Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

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Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Good morning

We'll get to Rhodes in the morning of August 8 too late to catch the ferry to Tilos.

The next day the ferry is only in the evening and then we will lose 2 days before arriving to Tilos.

There are taxi boats or organized escursions we can take to add Tilos? In the case of organized tours obviously we would not go back to Rhodes.

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help us!

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1. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Sorry, there are no excursion boats operating between Rhodes and Tilos - daytrips from Rhodes use the ordinary ferries. As to whether there is a private boat that would take you, I think the best way is to ask the people who are providing your accommodation on Tilos. Things on a small island tend to be a bit more informal than on Rhodes where the answer would almost certainly be no.

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2. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Hi,

You have the option 8 Aug at 17:00 Bluestar ferry Rhodes to Kos arr 20:05, then 9 Aug 02:50 Bluestar ferry to Tilos arr 05:40. Same BS ferry on it's run from Piraeus.

The buffer time of 5 hours is just about right to allow for delays and a leisurely meal.

tilos-travel.com/tilos_ferry_schedules.php

Edited: 4:18 am, July 31, 2013
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3. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Thank you anyway Andy!

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4. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Good suggestion Retired_Hippy ....but we have a kid and that trip is going to be "too much" for him!

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5. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

you say you arrive Rhodes Thurs 8 Aug,

fyi

seems there are no tilos star services or dodek seaways on Friday 9th,

you have to wait until Sat

then there are 2 tilos star services 0900 and 1900

therefore the blue star ferries option at 17.00 on the 8th via Kos if you can make that is the first option,

or blue star on Friday 9th direct rhodes-tilos at 1900 arrive 2230

this one stops at symi...beautiful...

you could book cabins to have some rest, on shorter journeys like that they are not too expensive

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6. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Hi! We're travelling independently to Tilos next year, September (our first time), do the ferry times change at all throughout the year? We're a little unsure of what times to book our flights for as we don't really want to stay in Rhodes over night, any advice would be great, thanks!

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7. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Charlie,

Yes ferry times can vary throughout the year.

However ,we travel independently to Tilos in September /October time.

We usually book the 7.00am or latest 9.00am flight to Rhodes,travelling on a Wednesday.

The 7.00am flight gives you ample time to allow for any delays ,bag collection and travel to port including time for a bite to eat in Old Rhodes Town.

The Sea Star leaves Mandraki at 18.00hrs,this is fairly certain as Wednesday is a popular transfer day to the Island.

Hope this helps.

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8. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

http://www.tilosferries.gr/index.php/en/

http://www.12ne.gr/en/itin_search.asp

www.bluestarferries.gr/site/content.asp…

this is handy too

www.mytravelnet.gr/default.aspx?lang=en

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9. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Hi rog747 and thank you for your help.

I think that we will, sleep in Rhodes, go to Symy on Friday, spend the day there and then take the ferry to Tilos in the evening.

At this point the best would be to find a water taxi to Symi on thursday afternoon, sleep there, spend the Friday in Symi and leave Fryday evening to Tilos......

I would love to avoid spending the night in Rhodes

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10. Re: Water taxi or daily tours to get to Tilos from Rhodes

Oh dear, Thursday is the only day in the week with no evening ferry from Rhodes to Symi.

Really you will not find a water taxi to take you from Rhodes to Symi - these small boats only have insurance and safety certificates for trips from bay to bay around the same island and Rhodes has too many port police and port officials for local boatmen to risk it. Because Symi is also a busy harbour for yachts and small cruise boats from Turkey, there are port police and customs officers there too so nobody there is likely to travel to Rhodes and pick you up.

I have known a Tilos based boat take stranded tourists to Rhodes when a ferry breakdown meant they would miss their flight - but Tilos has only one or two all-purpose police officers, who deal with shipping matters as well.

I think you're stuck with a night on Rhodes.

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