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“A great way to really see more of Sifnos!”

Calypso Boat Rental
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Owner description: Rent a boat on Sifnos to visit beaches with crystal clear waters, but difficult to reach by land. No motor boat licence needed. Up to 6 people per boat. We can pick-up from any beach of Sifnos upon request. Look for the blue umbrella at the marina of Platis Gialos.
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We rented a boat from Calypso on a Sunday afternoon, and I had a great time tooling around the island. We had to cut it short because eventually my wife wasn't comfortable with the wave activity, which had been variable during the day--but that's not a fault of Calypso. Achilleas was really helpful and accommodating to our needs. He even provided a cooler of ice for our use, and he did provide all the necessary safety equipment. I'd say that anyone renting a boat like this anywhere has to be comfortable they know what they're doing in terms of operating a small craft like this, and has to keep a close eye on the sea and the weather at all times. A bonus was that we had our photo taken in the boat and sent to us via email before we even left, and at the end Achilleas gave us a GPS-based map of our exact route for posterity!

Thank Recomento
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

It was a great afternoon !
The boats (30 hp, pretty nice for a boat not requiring a license) are in good condition and alow to enjoy the creeks of Sifnos. The team of Calypso is genuinely very nice and helpful.
I recommend 100% !

Thank CamilleD1205
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

On our previous visit to Milos last year, we were disappointed there were no boats we could hire to drive ourselves around the island. We were therefore excited to find this business, only opened recently, on this stay. It was expensive, but we thought it would be worth it. After a thorough safety & operation briefing, we set off around the island in a counterclockwise direction, as recommended by Lucas, the owner.
That is when I started to have some doubts. The boats are different to any other we have hired in Greece or Italy, in that it is not a 'planing' hull. To get the boat anywhere near a plane required full throttle, with 3 people on board. The fuel tank is also small, although we were assured there was more than enough to go right around the island. As I have much experience with boats, by the time we were a third of the way around, I became concerned about having enough fuel to get back. Consequently we had a very boring putter around the island at 7 Knots, about half throttle. We eventually arrived back with one litre of fuel in the tank...
If I had used more throttle, or made interesting diversions into bays, etc we would have run out of fuel.
To summarise:
Sound, seaworthy boats, but not suited to seeing the whole island
Insufficient fuel provided, which could (and probably will) cause all sorts of dramas
Consequently, although we did get around the island, it was not fun or interesting, and we went hungry !
Inexperienced operator, who will gain experience at the cost of traumatised customers who have to be rescued from remote locations after running out of fuel.

7  Thank feendene
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun after our first day on the boat of Achilleas that we decided, to do it all together 3 times. Wonderful area with secret bays, lots of visible islands, extreme blue sea and perfect clear water until big depth. Especially the evening hours with its warm light are really romantic, not only the women were delighted! The boat is easy to handle, no license is necessary. Achilleas will help all beginners with a short basic lesson in using a motor boat. The motor is strong enough to make the boat gliding, if there are not more than 4 persons. Best speed is 15 kn. The motor is calm, especially up to 2000 rpm and very economical. Achilleas is a very friendly and likeable guy. We can recommend Calypso boat very much!

Thank Captain Ahab K
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Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I rented a boy for half a day and sailed around the gorgeous island of Sifnos. The boat was perfect- easy to use alone and Achilles was extremely nice and caring with his service. Highly recommend it for anyone wanting to get a different experience and perspective of the island!

Thank taliakenan16
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