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Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 unsurpassed. 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! With 22 years experience in Chania harbor, you really couldn’t be in safer hands. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 23, 2013

In Chania for the day from our Cruise ship. Wanted a short excursion and fun for the 4 boys we had with us. We did the 11am (1 Hour) trip. All pre-trip communication and booking was easy and very polite. Fun banter on email showed me we were dealing with fun spirited people. Excellent instructions on how to get to the boat (since our map and all street signs were all written in Greek).

Water was a little choppy that day due to winds. One of our friends decided to stay on shore (due to light stomach). No problems on adjusting the reservation down one person and the cost as well.

Boat and snorkeling equipment was clean and working as expected. Nick and boat staff were polite and engaging. Octopus was fun for the kids to see.

Thank Jo W
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"hour trip"
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"small island"
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"star fish"
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"great trip"
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"kri kri"
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"longer trip"
in 33 reviews
"free beer"
in 17 reviews
"goat island"
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"sea creatures"
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"private island"
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"nature reserve"
in 13 reviews
"recommend this trip"
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"non swimmers"
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"snorkeling gear"
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"wild goats"
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"great afternoon"
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Fun will be guaranteed if you try this glass bottom cruise accompanied by captain Nick, a very professional entertainer with more than 16 years sea faring experience. You get much more than you paid for: you drive the boat, you get a drink on board, good explanations of everything, snorkelling, an octopus and, the best of all, A PHOTO WITH THE CAPTAIN. This last reason should make you start running for a ticket right now. Ha, ha!

Thank Avelina R
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went on a evening cruise with Captain Nick,what a great character he was ,it was informative but also he made it fun all the way,Nick would dive for Octopus and Starfish etc and display them through the glass bottom window,when we went his scottish wife was also on board who was a lovely interesting person too,the trip was great value even with a free beer thrown in as well,there is alot of competition for the Glass bottomed cruise trips but I would pick Captain Nicks every time.

Thank SILVERFOXFormby
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I booked a trip with captain nick after reading all the good reviews on here. It was even better than we expected. We did the 3.5 hour trip. Saw the goats, octopus, starfish and loads more. We had such a good time, we'd definitely do it again if we go back to Chania. Captain nick was a genuine character and made the trip even more special for everyone. Thank you!

Thank 654heathers654
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

There is a reason why there are so many reviews and all are five stars for Captain Nick's Aphrodite Glass Bottom Boat. Captain Nick is one of the nicest people I have ever met! We went during tourist season, so it was crowded but he was so personable and sincere to everyone. Gave us a great tour and even found us an octopus to hold during our snorkeling time! Needless to say it was a tour a will always remember and Captain Nick is the best!

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