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“Classy little boat”

Aphrodite Boat Tours
Ranked #2 of 15 Tours in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: If you're looking for a relaxing day out around Girne, you can do no better than to book a boat trip with Musa, on his traditional Turkish built Gulet - the Aphrodite (Afrodithe, as the boat is officially named). He has even been mentioned in the Lonely Planet tour book, for Cyprus! You can book as a boat trip, or he is set up to go out as a dedicated fishing charter if you like. Musa can arrange for either a mixed group booking, or even a private trip, and there's no booming music! just tastefully picked background tracks. Musa arranges the food of your choice, freshly cooked by himself, which is included in the booking price. His cooking is excellent and easily matches that of any restaurant in the area. Drinks are available at a very reasonable price too. Don't miss out on his brandy sour, it's his speciality. Gorgeous. If you're in luck, Musa will cook whatever's caught as you travel along the coast, as he'll generally have the fishing lines out even when it's a tour. There are usually two stop-offs along the coast. Snorkeling equipment is available, but we usually take our own anyway. Don't miss out on the opportunity to swim in the warm crystal waters along the coast. He drops anchor in areas usually busy with a variety of fish to swim among. Then to finish, there is champagne and fruit when you get back to the harbour. Please note: some of the videos on Trip Adviser are several years old now and do not give the correct price. Please email/phone for the up to date price. Thank you.
Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is the boat for you if you want a classy a trip, with a great captain. You will be looked after extremely well, and served the most delicious food. It is a small , intimate boat, so you won't be herded on like cattle. Worth every penny book online to save yourself the hassle of the other boat sellers!

4  Thank Pinhas3legs
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had a great trip out with Capt Musa. A beautiful sunny day with high winds and choppy seas. Capt Musa took us up and down the coast around Kyrenia and then inside the bay for a swim and some champagne. He Also let my 4 yr old son wear his Captn hat and steer the boat. Afterwards we had lunch in the harbour on his boat. If you want a quiet non touristy boat ride, go either Capt Musa and skip the others.

2  Thank Abeard7776
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We have just returned from a day on Musa's boat and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The other 5 out of 5 reviews are accurate descriptions. Musa is a fantastic host, the lunch was delicious and the whole day was thoroughly relaxing. Highly recommended.

1  Thank MONKEY0006
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

After reading the comments on the Aphrodite and Capt Musa we decided to book a trip. We found his advertising board in the Harbour and booked a trip for the Friday 27th September for 6 people.
On arriving on the Friday Capt Musa told us the gearbox in his boat was broken, but did not want to disappoint us so he had rented a boat for us (which was bigger than the Aphrodite), with its own Capt for no extra charge.
He then told us that he will come with us for the day to ensure that we get his personal service.
We were the only people on the boat which was nice and Capt Musa was the perfect host.
He took us to the little bays that were deserted for some wonderful snorkeling and I must say we all agreed that he served the best meze myself and our friends (some who live in Northern Cyprus) have ever eaten. He prepares all the food himself the day beforehand so was all very fresh and the hake he cooked was to die for.
It is hard to believe that someone would do what Capt Musa did for us, which must have cost him personally, but as he said he did not want to let us down, how different to all the other boat trips on offer...
When we return looking forward to a trip on the Aphrodite.....
If you want to book a boat trip in Kyrenia forget the rest Capt Musa's the best.......

5  Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have been visiting Kyrenia for several years and we always book a boat trip or two with Captain Musa on the Aphrodite.

If you are looking for loud music, noise, and crowds of people this is not the trip for you. However, if you want a private hire, or a trip with no more than 8 to 10 people, with relaxing music, a charming and friendly host, and a lovely lunch, then this is by far the best trip to be had in Kyrenia.

The Aphrodite is berthed more or less in the middle of the harbour. If you want to book with Musa you will usually find him in the evenings sittting by the boat on the Quay. There is no hard sell from Musa and you may not even notice him, but persevere, it is worth it.

Each trip is unique in its own way, but you normally leave Kyrenia at 10.30 and return at around 16.30. The trip usually consists of 2 stops for swimming/snorkelling and lunch, prepared and cooked by Musa himself (Fish, chicken kebabs, meze). When you arrive back in the harbhour you are served fruit and a glass of champagne, which is also included in the price. Musa also serves drinks, including his famous brandy sours, on board which he keeps a tab for and you settle at the end of the trip.

It is just a wonderful relaxing day out and by the time you return to port you will have made some new friends.

The trip is marginally more expensive than the other boats but the quality and experience explains this.

Musa himself is charming and friendly man who speaks excellent English. If you are on Board and you want something, just ask Musa, if he can do it he will. He can also recommend excellent local restaurants and is very knowledgeable about Kyrenia and North Cyprus. He is also an excellent raconteur and he will often have you luaghing with some of his stories.

Forget the rest, this is easily the best boat trip in Kyrenia.

Phil and Sarah

2  Thank Phil G
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