Season starts from May to September
Private Boat Trips
All trips start from the port of Aliki in Paros
There are three kinds of trips.
a) Half-day trip to Pateronissia (blue lagoon), Antiparos and Despotiko. Usually from 10:30am to 14:30pm or from 15:30pm to 19:30pm.
b) Full-day trip to Pateronissia (blue lagoon), Antiparos and Despotiko, and a late lunch (not included in the price) at a seaside taverna. From 10:30am to 18:30m.
c) Full-day trip to nearby islands (click on THE DESTINATIONS ). Weather permitting, we can visit any one or more of the islands listed. We keep sailing time to aproximately an hour and a quarter .Again, there is a rough plan to be followed, but otherwise we play it by ear, taking most decisions as we go along.
d) Any kind of sea excursion can be arranged.
Μ/Υ HIKARI is a classic Bertram 31 Express Cruiser.
It is a certified commercial boat licensed to carry 10 people. It carries all required safety equipment. Electronics, GPS, VHF, Depth Sounder, EPIRB, hand held VHF, Radio, mp3 player Bluetooth 4×100 w speakers. It provides seating arrangement for 8 (fully covered from the sun), a swim platform and ladder. It is equipped with a toilet, wash basin, shower (hot and cold fresh water), double V bed and dinette for 4; a 12V refrigerator, a solar panel, an emergency generator and a 3.1m inflatable dingy with a 2.5hp Yamaha engine
The Bertram 31 is among the best power boats ever built in the United States.
Its revolutionary deep V hull, designed by Ray Hunt, forever changed the way power boats were built. The boat’s weight, along with its very low center of gravity and its deep vee hull design offers a smooth, stable and very safe ride .
The Boat was so successful, that it eventually formed the foundation for Bertram Yachts.The Bertram 31 is immediately recognizable thanks to its elegant and time defying lines.
2×240 HP Yanmar engines fitted in 2008
Speed: maximum 28 knots, cruising 22 knots
The best veranda onto the Aegean
I was 7 years old, holidaying on the island of Sifnos in the mid ‘60s, when my father assembled and then inflated our first boat in front of an astounded audience of locals (notoriously sea-fearing despite being islanders). They were astounded because what was previously neatly packed in a medium-sized bag was now taking the shape of a boat, unlike any they had ever seen, an inflatable boat! Το make matters worse, once this “ boat” was ready, it was thrown into the sea and boarded by a family of four, including two young boys. Powered by a 1,5 hp engine, they immediately sailed out into the open sea before anyone could stop them. Fearing the worst, a messenger was hurriedly sent to the island’s police station (approx. 3 hours away at maximum donkey speed – few roads existed back then) to report the…loss at sea of a family of four!
All’s well that ends well and calm was restored on the island (not much excitement in those days) when we safely returned home that evening, with a lot of explaining to do. This experience, however, had a lasting impression on me. One could even say it determined my lifelong relationship with the sea and boats.I am still sailing these waters today, with the same enthusiasm as I did back then. Of course, many things have since changed: boats are more sophisticated; people are more open-minded; and there are more roads and fewer donkeys on the islands.
But the exhilaration of sailing the Aegean sea and the rugged beauty of the islands have remained unchanged.
Ten years ago, I made the decision to leave the city and my previous job behind, to become a full-time skipper. My intention was to share the beauties and secrets of the Aegean, until then shared only with my family, with travelers from around the world.I reasonably expected life on the sea for at least five months a year to be a very satisfying experience. What I did not expect was that meeting people from all around the world, with incredibly diverse occupations and stories to tell, would be the absolute highlight of my new life.I cherish my new life; I cherish my new friends, some of whom I meet every year with great joy and anticipation.