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“Self drive boat hire - good experience”

Latchi Watersports Centre
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Latchi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Self-drive boat hire from 40hp to 250hp speedboats. Family/small group trips with captain on our coded boats. Trips along the Akamas National Park with crystal clear waters and beautiful lagoons, such as the Blue Lagoon. Snorkelling and full safety equipment provided. All boats have sunshade. Luxury boats have a range of extras including toilet, music player, freshwater shower and sunbathing area. Scuba Diving for all levels - courses, guided fun dives, zenobia and limassol wreck dives, boat dives or shore dives, also equipment rental. Parasailing, Jetski's, Stand Up Paddleboards, Canoes, Tube and Banana Rides, Pedalos, Waterskiing and Wakeboarding - lessons also available. RYA Training Centre for Dinghy/Catamaran sailing. Range of sailing equipment includes Laser Bahia's, Dart 16 Catamarans, RS Feva's, Laser Picos and Funboats. Windsurfing rental and tuition also available. RYA Training Centre for Powerboat courses up to level 2 / ICC. Luxury yacht charter, with two new luxury sailing yachts - Bavaria 41 and Jeanneau 349. Marine Services and Boat sales available. Check out our website or call/email us - we will be sure to make your holiday. WHERE THE LAND ENDS THE FUN BEGINS!!!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Self drive boat hire - good experience”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We hired one of their small 'luxury' 70hp boats for 4 hours for 130 euros + fuel which added 24 euros.
Was nice to cruise up the coastline to the blue lagoon (see separate review) and beyond.
Everyone involved was very professional. You get fitted with life jackets and a brief run down of the boat controls, some simple rules and how to operate the CB radio. They then help you out of the harbour at the start of your journey and you're off on your own with a small map. There are a couple of reefs etc that you have to avoid and if there is a bit of wind on the day you WILL get wet from spray (even going slowly). There was an anchor with enough rope to anchor in water up to 15 metres deep, but the anchor did drag with the moderate breeze, so if you're all getting out for a swim, beware of this. The ladder to back onto the boat from the water is quite short, so a bit of effort is required.
When you're at the end of your trip, you simply radio to them when you're nearly at the harbour and then they come and get you and drive the boat into the harbour for you.
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Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Totally Amazing”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Without any hesitation our family would recommend Latchi Watersports Centre. Professional and friendly, extremely efficient and excellent value for money. You don't need any previous experience and you won't be disappointed.
Our family have had a totally amazing experience and it has been one of the highlights of our holiday. We hired a speed boat for four hours and travelled in and out of the coves along the coast. The blue lagoon was our favourite. To be able to drop your anchor and swim off the boat is totally amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and a brilliant time was had by all.
Big thank you to Tom and his staff. Keep up your good work!!! We definitely will come back.

Visited August 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Amazing service & prices, highly recommended”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have just returned from two great weeks in the Polis/:Latchi area of Cyprus, we were very fortunate to hire a boat and then take part in several water sports courtesy of the Latchi water sports team. The staff were very friendly, helpful and did their upmost to provide a competitive price. We intend to go back to Cyprus next year and will have no hesitation in using these guys again...
5 star treatment from every single member of the team, thanks for completing our holiday, and making 5 kids very happy

Visited July 2014
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Scuba Diving”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and three children (aged 10, 12 & 14) have just completed their PADI Open Water qualifications with Latchi Watersports and I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience. From my initial email contact with Tom, the friendly and professional service has been first class with every member of the team delivering to the same high standards. 'Scuba' Steve was a fantastic teacher - giving them all confidence and teaching them their skills clearly and accuractely - so that they all grew in expertise quickly and competently. His patience and good humour were also fantastic in helping me refresh my skills after a 16 year gap - he really couldn't do enough to help us out collectively or individually. The team around Steve were also great - Morgane and Caitlin were really helpful and we booked additional dives led by Tor - who was equally impressive and is very knowledgeable about the dive sites around Latchi. The whole operation is overseen by Tom who leads by example - this is the best dive operation I've ever experienced. If you want to learn to scuba dive I can't imagine that there is a better centre to learn at - 5 stars doesn't do it justice. Thank you Tom, Steve, Tor and the rest of the crew for making our holiday extra special.

Visited July 2014
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Scuba diving!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

13yr old son started and completed his PADI open water scuba diving qualification here with a one to one private instructor. The course was well organised, the staff are enthusiastic and very motivational, everything was tailored to our sons ability and enjoyment, and the rest of the family was well looked after on the diving boat trip which was included in the course, supplying snorkels and masks for those of us who needed them. The coastline is beautiful, relatively unspoilt and well worth a boat trip. There are plenty of other water based activities available too, including water skiing, jet skis, windsurfing, canoes, sailing, banana boats etc, staying at the Anassa hotel we had easy access to them all, great for kids! And adult kids too!!

Visited August 2014
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