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Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite

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Address: The Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
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+30 2821 086732
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09:00 - 23:00
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Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
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Captain Nick is Chania's Number 1 boat trip provider. We are a small family...

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!

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Fab Trip - Thanks Nick and Team

We booked the longer trip of 2.5 hours (low season) around Thodorou Island. We knew of Captain Nick from previous holidays to Chania as he has an excellent reputation. Neil who... read more

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Colchester, United Kingdom

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the longer trip of 2.5 hours (low season) around Thodorou Island. We knew of Captain Nick from previous holidays to Chania as he has an excellent reputation. Neil who took the booking in Chania Harbour was excellent. He was approachable and not at all 'hard sell' which was just right. He was knowledgeable about the trip too. On... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Nick is a real character, who makes this a stand-out Boat Trip. He makes it real fun for Kids and adults alike. Go for the longer trip to make it worthwhile.

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sydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience with captain nick enjoyed the excursion and also the goats on the island that are protected from extinction

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on the spur of the moment to go on a 1-hour boat trip, during our visit to the Harbour. Regarding a previous review, we found Nicole to be very friendly and not at all pushy. She was great with our young children and kindly looked after our stroller during our trip. The 1-hour trip consisted of going to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We singed up to this trip after very pushy and persuasive sales tactics and u have to say that the trip was not enjoyable. It was very coveyor belt, there is not much to see from the glass bottom, and the company has literature encouraging people/children to pick up live endangered marine life which is ecologically unsound.

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Annie_in_Chania, Owner at Captain Nick's Glass Bottom Boat Aphrodite, responded to this review

You are completely entitled to your opinion Zoi which I respect and its what TA is for. I do however take exception to a couple of points. Our sales lady, Nicole, has been with us for many years. If there is one thing she is not its pushy. We have literally had thousands upon thousands of people she has dealt... More 

Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever you read about him here, is true. We were just walking near the harbour, after reading the lovely reviews, when Captain Nick stopped us and we had a lovely chat. Of course we couldn't refuse his invitation for the next trip and we weren't disappointed. He is a lovely chap with a really good sense of humour and lots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a magical ending to our trip. We went off-season in late April, and the sunset tour wasn't running, so we went on the 6-7pm tour instead. The views were spectacular, beer was cold, and Captain Nick was hilarious. The lady selling the tickets was delightful too; she offered my brother a lift to the airport on her way... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Nick is just a really likeable guy who is clearly very passionate and very comforting. The boat trips are incredibly reasonable in price so it really is a no brained fitting this into your schedule. We went for the 1 hour tour which was 10 euros per person which is very cheap for the views you get as well... More 

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Mullingar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky as we went early in the morning in April and not too many tourists were around so there was only 6 people on the boat and we had Captain Nick and his assistant's full attention. We had photos of us driving the boat and the commentary and stories of Captain Nick were very entertaining. A must do... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Nick's is well worth a trip! Nick is great fun, and endlessly entertaining. We got some great views of the harbour and of course saw plenty of fish! Will definitely go again later in the year - if only to see the octopus!

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