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“Fun for everyone”

Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite
Ranked #1 of 44 Tours in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Captain Nick is Chania's Number 1 boat trip provider. We are a small family run company with one boat 'Aphrodite'. If you don't sail with Captain Nick then you are on the wrong boat! We have been running our trips for over 20 years and we offer boat cruises and snorkel trips for either 1 hour, 2.5 hours, 3.5 hours or private hire. We visit two islands on our trips and on the longer trips Captain Nick takes you on a guided snorkel trip to seek out octopus. Children and adults alike get to 'Captain the ship!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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6 reviews
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“Fun for everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Captain Nick is a great guy! He is very entertaining and makes sure that everyone has a good time. All the others on the boat were couples or families, but I went alone and still had a great time. I took the long trip, which i would really reccomend. We got to snorkle and see the famous kri-kri goat(which isn't always that easy to spot!).

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Icing on the cake of our trip to Chania”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Not having read the positive TA reviews, we chanced upon Capt Nick spruiking his tour along with the other operators along the harbour. So what made us choose to go with him on his 1hr tour? His charming, knowledgeable and cheeky manner. And we didn't regret our choice.

He had a great rapport with all his guests, offering friendly advice and supplying snorkles for those swimming in the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. For us who stayed onboard, Capt Nick kept us involved, bringing us sea urchins, octopuses and starfish on board for us to handle and marvel at.

We all took turns steering the boat, which excited the little and big kids among us. All in all, the Capt made this a very enjoyable experience for two Aussie girls returning to embrace their Greek heritage.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
“Captain Nick provides fun in the sun and water.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

The two hour tour was a wonderful experience for our family. My wife and I had wonderful swim with the masks and snorkels provided on the boat. We saw many different fish and Captain Nick even showed us an octopus. My 12 year old daughter did not go in but she still had a fabulous time on the boat looking for fish goats and the old German war plane. Captain Nick is an excellent host and provided us with great information and entertainment. Highly recommended. You must do this if you are in the town.

Visited September 2013
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58 reviews
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“Great way to see the harbor!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Captain Nick is very personable and we enjoyed a one hour tour of the harbor with him. We went out near a small island where we could swim for a short while. Capt. nick found sea anemones, starfishes and an octopus for us to observe. My only regret is that we did not have enough time for the 3.5 hour trip.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Really enjoyable afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had a great trip around an island just off shore and saw some wild goats newly introduced as a conservation measure. The glass bottomed boat was comfortable and Nick was a fine entertainer, involving everyone in his activities. We saw some star fish and sea anemones and some small fish. A lovely way to spend a late summer afternoon.

Visited October 2013
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